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So I was "rust huntin" this weekend...oddball find...WTH is it?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rustahaulic, May 25, 2008.

  1. So wandering throuh one of my super secret hidey rust farms I noticed a car I'd never seen before...and I wondered if anyone could help be figure out it origin..
    Best I can figure it's been here since the 60's, it's not a Ford...and the boatail is some sort of GM...Cowl is unknown, it has a cool ole ford flatty 8 with aluminum intake and duel dist, and what looks like a lasalle trans and a banjo rear...
    boatail custom 001.jpg

    boatail custom 002.jpg

    boatail custom 003.jpg
  2. Front half is 26-27 Ford....Back half homemade.....
  3. SteveLines
    Joined: Jun 15, 2007
    Posts: 119

    from England

    That look's cool!

    It would be good to see some pictures showing the front of the frame. Is the front axle suspended on leaf springs, and is that an old motor mount just ahead of the V8 currently fitted?
  4. I'll shoot some additional pix of the tail and suspension as well...
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  5. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,817


    Is that a 36 ford frame?
  6. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,525


    with a V8 60 ?
  7. I dunno I was hopin ya'll could tell me...It's a hodgepoge of parts...
    I just thought it was kinda cool...
  8. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 6,236


    Man...that IS cool!
    Are ya gonna grab it?
  9. Drag it out of there!! That's a neat old piece!
  10. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,666

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    V860 in a mid 30's Ford frame, Cowl is '26-27 T, That should be saved.
  11. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
    Posts: 3,495

    Dat Dirty Rat

    Def should grab that...It reminds me of one of the old school boat-tail speedsters. Somebody did a post on here about them awhile back.
  12. Ol Deuce
    Joined: May 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,188

    Ol Deuce
    from Mt. U.S.A.

    The boat tail looks to be a long hood from the '40s
  13. slopchop
    Joined: Aug 31, 2007
    Posts: 45


    that looks like it would be so much fun back on the road. Go get it!
  14. I did a search for a thread that might have similar "speedster" stuff but only turned up on car...
  15. Rich Rogers
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 2,019

    Rich Rogers

    That's way too cool to not save it. Get it out of there and make it live again
  16. hood [er, boat-tail] resembles a 41 ford passenger car to me.
  17. fordorford
    Joined: Jul 20, 2007
    Posts: 83


    They're right!! It is a '26-'27 T roadster with the turtle deck removed, and the boat tail added. There is a lot of $$$$$$ value there!
  18. dude, that thing is killer. i've had dreams of racing around in an ol' boattail speedster...nice find! would be awesome to know the history on, the stories that thing could tell. awesome.

  19. J Man
    Joined: Dec 11, 2003
    Posts: 4,112

    J Man
    from Angola, IN

    Thats what I was thinking also
  20. SlamCouver
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 2,002

    from Brazil, IL

    Man id give anything for that project! good find.
  21. I have too many projects already, what the hell would I do with it?.....
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,239


    That looks like fun and is close to what I am collecting parts and pieces for.

    If you don't want it someone on here shure will. It's too far away for me to get too interested though.
  23. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,339


    if you can save it rescue it it needs to be saved
  24. Gigantor
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,805


    Hard to tell from the pics, but are there form fitting rear fenders there? That's a very neat setup. The least you could do is grab it out of there and sell it on here to make your money and time back. That's too cool to let slip further into history and the dirt.
  25. Robert gilbert
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 927

    Robert gilbert
    from boston

    I just dont understand , theres just roadsters sitting around in the woods like that . How much would it be to buy that car . That looks like its all there
  26. screwball
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,761


    buy it and sell it here.
  27. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,988

    Member Emeritus

    If that were mine I'd park it on the side of the house and troll for suckers, telling everyone "I'm going to fix that ol' car up someday".:rolleyes::D

  28. Gigantor
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,805


    fab32 - you're a sadist.
  29. Pir8Darryl
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,490


    Or tell 'em it's a one of a kind factory expiremental and you have had it for sale for $80,000 for years, but nobody will buy it because they cant get parts to restore it:D

    Then tell 'em "I like you, so I'll let you have it for $30,000" :D:D
  30. buy it ya weenie!!!! :)

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