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Projects The Free car build (Inspired by HAMB Andy)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jake_Lancer, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Jake_Lancer
    Joined: Aug 26, 2017
    Posts: 45


    Hello everyone! I have recently received a free car through the H.A.M.B from unclescooby and I wanted to start a build thread to update everyone on the progress. The car is a 1952 Chrysler Windsor 2 door. (I'll leave a link to the free car thread at the bottom if you want to check out how I got this car!) I wanted to do something more than just a normal car build like everybody else does I heard about a young man who was on the H.A.M.B named HAMB Andy, and I have to say that I am touched by his story, so I wanted to do a car build to honor HAMB Andy. So far, I have a list of a few things that I know for a fact I'll need. I'll post more when we decide on a more detailed plan.
    Almost all glass
    Left trunk hinge
    1 Coker classic white wall tire (P205/75R15)[i have 3 already]
    Most of the interior
    link to free car thread:
    IMG_0237.PNG IMG_0238.PNG IMG_0240.PNG

    Edited by Ryan: Hey guys, I just wanted to make it clear that this isn't a build that literally honors Andy or his charities of his choice. It's a build by a young guy that was simply inspired by Andy, what he went through, and his presence on the HAMB.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 11, 2017
  2. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,851


    I can't even take my HAMB Andy T shirt out of the closet without tearing up a little...

    Good luck with the car.

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  3. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,013

    from So Cal

    Hey Jake, best wishes to you on this project. Don't get discouraged if things seem to get difficult or seem to be taking a long time, everything of value takes effort and if it was easy everybody would do it. Just stick to it, and little by little it will get done and you'll have something to be very proud of. You've got a great resource of people here willing to help, so don't be afraid to ask. Good luck!
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  4. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 395

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Cool! Good luck. Hope u have a blast while your doing it.

  5. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,444


    Congrats and good luck.
  6. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,043


    Now the fun begins. Get after it son, you have some very good folks ready and willing to help so I am sure this is going to be interesting. I like the HAMB Andy aspect as well should provide good inspiration.
  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,514

    Jalopy Joker

  8. 56 Dodge Pickup
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,802

    56 Dodge Pickup
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Subscribed can't wait to watch this one! Hobo Jim
  9. Congrats on the car and thanks for starting the build thread. I will be following along.
  10. shivasdad
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 553

    from Texas

  11. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
    Posts: 4,954

    from indy

    I've got some back glass I'll send you tomorrow
  12. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,510



    Welcome aboard! I am looking forward to your build and seeing your vision for the car. As has already been mentioned you have a lot of support and resources available here on the HAMB. Don't be afraid to ask for help or advice.

    Go Man Go!

  13. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 17,579


    Thats pretty darn touching stuff. Go Jake Go!!!
  14. Glad you got the thread started right away. I'll be checking it out.
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  15. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,207


    :D Outstanding young sir.Will be following along.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  16. I still get misty eyed when I think about Andy,He was a kid that taught all of us how to be thankful for every day,he went through so much pain and always had a smile on his face. HRP

  17. dickster27
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
    Posts: 3,169

    from Texas

    Count me in on anything that is remotely connected to our young inspiring Hamb Andy. He was a real mentor to us all.
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  18. Legends47
    Joined: Feb 15, 2014
    Posts: 215


    Congratulations, good luck on the build. That is a great that you are honoring HAMB Andy. I will be following along.
  19. Fedcospeed
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 2,011


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  20. seanbelushi
    Joined: Jan 26, 2011
    Posts: 172


    How about setting up a Patreon account where we can donate to the cause? Even just $5-10 from a few of us would help this fine young man along the way towards getting his tires and glass.
  21. cvstl
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,460

    from StL MO
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Hey Jake, I've got no 52 Chrysler parts and don't expect to in the near future, but I'm local and can lend a hand if you need, and I do have a friend that's a big 50s Mopar guy so I can see what he may know of in the way of local parts.
  22. 1959Nomad
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,116


    Congratulations on the deal, looking forward to seeing what you do with the car!
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  23. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,628


    This is gonna be an epic thread.
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  24. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,674


    Good for you, I was happy to see that you were chosen and can't wait to see your progress as we follow along.
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  25. I'm in, great stuff.
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  26. Jake_Lancer
    Joined: Aug 26, 2017
    Posts: 45


    Here are just a few more photos of the car. I was able to piece together a front seat, so I could actually sit in it! Does anybody have any ideas about a bench seat? If so, let me know!
    IMG_0275.JPG IMG_0276.JPG IMG_0292.JPG IMG_0293.JPG IMG_0295.JPG IMG_0297.JPG IMG_0279.JPG IMG_0280.JPG IMG_0281.JPG IMG_0283.JPG IMG_0284.JPG IMG_0275.JPG
  27. Jake_Lancer
    Joined: Aug 26, 2017
    Posts: 45


    And thanks so much unclescooby! I really appreciate it!
  28. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    For a seat, you might look at some C Body (full size) Mopars, especially Chryslers. They had trim along the bottom on most, and were pretty comfy too. Check width and mounting points. Wish I had a specific answer, but Im sure you will several before too long.
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  29. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Will get several answers, that is.
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