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  1. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    Epic Kool!!! Rite now You're Winning imo!
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 1,842


    I’ve used the mono expanding foam and bindi trick to fix holes in my winter beaters, car only had to last 3-4 months.

    My buddy used to call it “ bye bye foam “
    Cause you spray it in a hole, and the hole goes bye bye ! Lol :confused:
  3. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 3,496

    from red oak

    They could of at least put a lynch pin in the trailer hitch latch.
  4. Johnny99
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 665


    Do your best caulk the rest. This is NOT from a bathroom remodel. One of my recent projects had miles of white and clear silicone added.

    willys silc.JPG
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  5. This may hurt your eyes and brain cells, a chassis I got several years ago, pipe front and rear radius rods, smashed pipe rear shock brackets with an added screw to take up that extra gap, rear spring bracket, pipe steering column, that front spring mount is an engineering masterpiece in itself, as well as that carb adapter Screenshot_20181026-222015_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20181026-221948_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20181026-221839_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20181026-221738_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20181026-221756_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20181026-221714_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20181026-221818_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20181026-221558_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20181026-221656_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20181026-221626_Photobucket.jpg
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  6. flatheadgary
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 655

    from boron,ca

    i do hope you didn't pay much for that!!
  7. 57 283 with matching glide, Hurst mount, center section, econoline axle, correct rims and a foamy steering wheel. You have to open your eyes in a sand storm sometimes.
  8. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,983


    That would bring some bucks in that other current market we don't talk about here!
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  9. One of many surprises on my RPU when I got it.o_O JW
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  10. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039


    You won bro, you won.
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  11. ERguitar
    Joined: Aug 26, 2018
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    The middle picture here......there is level of "engineering" (in heavy quotations) that makes me keep looking at the details.
    This isn't a case of crappy welds, someone actually spent some time thinking about building hitch and ball suspension, mounting the radiator sideways etc. Don't get me wrong it absolutely is a horrible idea but I have to wonder what it drove like.
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  12. brianf31
    Joined: Aug 11, 2003
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    I thought the same thing!
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2018
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  13. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,410

    from Burton, MI

    I was gonna say 'Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner!'.
    That takes the cake right there.
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  14. Rogga
    Joined: Sep 3, 2009
    Posts: 97


    Home drop front axle, torched off and then build the rest with weld. Made in California in the 50-60's , probably ran out of money when they paid for the chrome rear end........... Screenshot_2018-10-27-16-03-59.png
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018
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  15. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
    Posts: 810

    from Indiana

    Welders, torches, etc. ought to be registered like guns and a license required to operate. Such license only issued upon passing a required minimum intelligence test. Hell! All tools for that matter. They can be more dangerous than a gun in the wrong hands.
  16. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
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    hugh m
    from ct.

    That was pretty common on early stock cars....
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  17. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    This thread just gets better with time.
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  18. luckythirteenagogo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
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    from Apex, NC

    At least it's got new tires so you know it's safe.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  19. ....and he found the steering kinda slow on his fresh purchase from CA roadster. Relocated split bone mounts along with a stock length arm cured it.
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  20. But...guns aren't registered except in certain big cities....

    I guess this thread shows we aren't all professionals. A lot of these "farmer fixes" were common back in the 50s-60s. I think the hamb has upped the bar as far as building hot rods is concerned.
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  21. The scary thing here is some of us may have been on the road in the proximity of these disasters.
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  22. Actually sold the chassis, rear and this body to a friend's son that's a welder by trade. He cut it apart, welded it back together and made a nice little poly powered hot rod out of it all. Screenshot_20181027-190248_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20181027-190115_Photobucket.jpg
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  23. I bought this intake/carb combo, said he couldn't get it to run right.....must of been the harbor freight grinder box Screenshot_20181027-185914_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20181027-185832_Photobucket.jpg
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  24. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
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    The weld in the last picture in post two looks like a skull and crossbones
  25. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    All to save about $120 in parts. I did not allow this out of the shop. It was all discarded.

    We tossed the entire frame, too.

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    And yes, the bag fitting and line were on the bottom, travelling up and down, with suspension cycling.

    Attached Files:

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  26. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    How about a compression fitting on a brake line? This was done at a "reputable professional shop", before I fixed it.
    Or this one. It was like steering with a rope. Shown next to the replacement.
    Yes, that is FOUR points of flex, and a telescopic section. It has no support, save for being jammed against the header.
  27. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,213


    I remember in the 60s how to books showed using window screen behind bondo.
  28. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,426


    That air bag setup reminds me of a "forty footer" '64 Galaxie convertible that used to be local. I saw it, all nice and shiny, sitting on a used car lot so I just HAD to turn around and have a look.... yeah, nice and shiny.... heavy clearcoat with bugs and all in it. Interior trashed because the rear seat had been butchered to make room for the air pumps and bags.... open the trunk and most of the trunk floor is gone.. how many decent cars were trashed in THAT trend, I wonder?
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  29. Before that copper screen and lead, as shown in one of Tex Smith's earlier how-to's.
  30. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,077

    from Spring tx

    George Barris???????
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