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Some cars just NEED to be saved!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimSibley, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,387


    from the first time I saw it, I knew. This car needed to run down the strip again. It had been raced wrecked and dumped in a creek years ago. The only way to tell it had once been a race car, was the crued latches holding the front window shut, bobbed rear, and narrowed front fenders. The chassis was all gone, and the body was WAY beyond repair. Well, three sedans and a full sheet of metal later, it is now on its way to getting painted and re assembled. I love old cars, and i love bringin em back from beyond the grave.

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  2. nailhead_brent
    Joined: Jun 18, 2005
    Posts: 485


    That is pretty awesome!!

    I am at a loss for words on how cool that is!!

    Good Job!!
  3. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,184


    fantastic work!! we need to see more pics and a description of how you combined the sedan and coupe. You are a metal magician!
  4. AA/Fuel34fordpu
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,266


    You one hell of a craftsman!

  5. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,387


    I dont have any good pics, but in the pic where you can see the quarter I made, if you look close you can see that the quarter window is cut into 4 pieces and srunk down from the sedan. Also the door jamb, drivers door top and cowl are from the sedan as well.
  6. nice work! I applaud you, sir!
  7. standing ovation from everyone please.....nice work jim!
  8. bigd4xman
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 740


    Maybe I should see if my unc will let me have the one that's sitting down by his's all there just really ruff. I've been on kind of a mission in southeast Kansas lately, I'm trying to gather up all the old steel I can before it goes to the crusher for no good reason, and it gives me somethin to do while I'm outta work, got 2 projects goin together as we speak.
  9. looks pretty good now-nice work!
  10. Fe26
    Joined: Dec 25, 2006
    Posts: 543


    Are those Ardun Heads? I salute you for your insight and skill, you are obviously a man of considerable heart and sublime talent.
  11. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,752

    from Nebraska

    Jim Sibley does some amazing work!

    Looks like a Hemi to me.

  12. Damn Jim awesome work again.
    I wish I had half your skill and motovation.
  13. wayfarer
    Joined: Oct 17, 2003
    Posts: 1,790


    So, are you driving it in bare metal to Goodguys? When we were out at your shop you mentioned that was your goal, is it going to make it?
  14. WOW! ive had to do some pretty ruff stuff for a few customers, but that car is amazing. i would pay to hang out with you.
  15. TommyLeDouche
    Joined: Apr 16, 2007
    Posts: 62


    Thats the kind of stuff I like to see. Something starting out in a creek and then looking like it does now. Great accomplishment!
  16. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus there anything you can't save?
    Good to see that is one that won't slip away, excellent.

  17. synthsis
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 1,899


    it's craftsman like you that I hate, well not so much hate, as pure jealosy. congrats on the save!
  18. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,734


    Way to go, Jim. Saving stuff is what some guys are all about.
  19. ShakeyPuddin55
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,902


    What kind of donor sedans? Willys, Ford?

    That car is gonna be awesome.
  20. tinmann
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,588


    Excellent work once again, Jim. Is this one a keeper? I've got a buddy who'd give his left nut for an early Willys coupe.
  21. CMenard
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 36


    That's a ton of work. Looks great.

    It's nice to know there are still those out there not too afraid to tackle projects like that. Definitely need to see some pictures as you progress.
  22. Ornery37
    Joined: Nov 21, 2004
    Posts: 571

    from Texas

  23. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
    Posts: 3,504

    Dat Dirty Rat

    wait,,,werent you working on a 32 5 window??..

    Either you work fast or i'm just totally burnt....Dont answer that!
  24. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,387


    I am still workin on the 32. I filled the roof in this weekend. I think I must have A.D.D or somethin because i am usually building 5 or 6 cars at a time to keep me from getting bored.
  25. Gasserfreak
    Joined: Aug 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,342

    from Yuma, AZ

    You are my effing Hero, that one of my all time favorite body styles.
  26. Plowboy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 4,265


    Cool! A.D.D. isn't an affliction, it is a blessing!
  27. mortecai
    Joined: Mar 10, 2001
    Posts: 263


    Jim your work is truly that of a master craftsman. keep us updated as the rod goes together......(please) Bless you brother.
  28. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    Thats it !,..........

    I'm going to dig a big hole and bury all my body tools,....... somehow they don't mean to me what they once did,.....

    Jim,.... you are amazing !,...... Were Unworthy !
  29. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,196

    from Chicago

    Man, you are definitely on a mission from God...
  30. tinmann
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,588


    I'm glad I'm not the only one..... I had five cars in bare metal and just started on the sixth. My buddies think I'm nuts.

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