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  1. petersen43
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    Not really on the scale of what's been posted here but I'll chip in...all from my new to me 55 Chev wagon
    #1 throttle linkage is a toilet lever rod
    #2 power steering box was mounted over the saw cut carcass of the original manual box still bolted to the frame
    #3 power windows via electric gearboxes mounted over each of the original window crank shafts, complete with peeling wood grain stickers
    #4 the key I got with the car vs the key I had cut to the lock cylinder code by a competent locksmith.
     

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  2. classiccarjack
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    LOL... It's amazing how much abuse our beloved cars receive from "others"...

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  3. classiccarjack
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    To be realistic, that key would have worked in a number of TRI FIVES I have had in the past. Those ignition locks weren't the best design for security.
     
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  6. XXL__
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    Maybe 35 or so years ago I had a '68 Chevy C10 and a '70 Dodge Charger... both used the same key-- doors, ignition, and trunk on the car. I couldn't compare the two because I never had the real Charger key, but if it had just been a worn out ignition cylinder that would have made sense... the fact that it also worked on both doors and trunk hinted that these were just a really weak level of security.
     
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  7. 62rebel
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    Admittedly, it took me a few seconds to see what you meant regarding the steering box.... but those power window contraptions were a big hit for JC Whitney
     
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  8. petersen43
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    I agree the old locks weren't the pinnacle of security. Funny enough, the locksmith actually said the sidebar style ignition lock cylinder from my 55 was practically pick-proof.
     
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  10. vetteguy402
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    from omaha, ne

  11. GraeffSS
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    Oil pick up on my father's Jeep, we found it while trying to find why it had low oil pressure.
    I supose whoever did this didn't have the elbow and just used the pipe, how it made the 90° turn you ask? Just twist the pipe, it won't starve the engine at all...
    (This is after we straightened it, but you can still see the bend)
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    just for reference this is what it should look like:
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  12. 62rebel
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    Almost forgot this one: (no pics of it, sadly) but I had a '62 Falcon Fordor I used for a DD back in the early '90's, and on the way to work one day the left rear wheel popped off..... hub, brake drum, the works. It turned out that a PO had replaced a bad hub bearing sometime in the past and the "tech/mech" used an acetylene torch to burn the race off the axle shaft. They left a pit about 1/8" wide and deep and pressed the new bearing right over it. The stress cracked the axle shaft almost halfway through, there was old rust at least that deep in the crack. The stub end of the axle shaft was, fortunately, just long enough to grab with pliers and remove from the housing. Lucky, too, that it happened not only at low speed but in a congested area where several folks were available to push the Falcon to the side of the road.
     
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  13. tb33anda3rd
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    FYI, if you need to pull a broken axle out that is deep in the tube. a piece of mechanics wire or wire coat hanger, with a loop twisted in the end, a little bigger than the broken axle, can be used to fish the axle piece out. slide it down the tube and over the axle, then when you pull back the loop will "grab/bind" the axle.
     
  14. Dave Mc
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    Front bumper brackets
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  15. 62rebel
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    Ahhh... the good old GM front clip. Whenever I see one I flinch. Not because they're a bad idea; far from it; just SO many examples of bad execution.
     
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    At least the throttle linkage isn't held together with rubber bands. Been there, seen that
     
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  19. classiccarjack
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    You know, shoe strings can come in handy too...

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  20. Here are a couple of the rear end install under the 36 sedan I have. Lots of rust from being in a dirt floored barn for 40 years.
    U-bolts too short after adding those lowering blocks? No problemo, just weld on some more.
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    Pre Chassis Engineering shackles
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  21. duncan
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    A model A crossmember I removed a few years back.
     

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  22. treb11
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    Some " repairs " I found on a 40 chassis. Third pic is a steering box bracket. Bolt bottoms out? Drag a bead on it 20181025_114329.jpeg 20181025_114317.jpeg 20181025_114309.jpeg

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  23. NORSON
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    Bought a '29 Chev roadster from a farm in Montana. This wheel was underneath it. What you are seeing is a five bolt ford wheel welded to a Chev six bolt hub. Another time I purchased an old utility trailer for the Chev axel that was under it. When I got it home I found it had Ford wheels and hubs on the Chev spindles. I didn't know you could do that.
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  24. I’m speechless.


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  25. luckythirteenagogo
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    Apparently expanding foam and Bondo is how you fix rusty rockers, and all you really need to turn a 4 door to a 2 door is a few gallons of Bondo. I don't have any pics of how they ran a electric fuel pump and the radio off the coil, or how the blower motor was controlled with a household light switch. I could go on, but I think you get the point. 0611011159a.jpeg 0611011159.jpeg

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  26. LOST ANGEL
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  27. upspirate
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    This thread never ceases to amaze me! I thought some of the stuff I found on cars I bought was bad, but it was mostly rats nest wiring and a popcorn welded cross-member that was just to mount shocks
     
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  29. gatz
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    Not sure what this accomplishes. This is the wrong side of a door lock. 'Course, maybe that's the gag.
     
  30. A little drive line vibration?
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    Muffler hanger

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