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Projects They’re still affordable. $200 nomad

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by anthony myrick, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,293


    That needs to be sitting in a Hershey or other large Swap Meet space setup to record all the comments, the video sale would make someone rich.

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  2. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,942


    See HRP's response in post 58.
    The original poster's signature is "I hit cars with hammers"
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  3. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,390

    anthony myrick

    Yes. That’s what I do.
  4. Good catch, I had brain fade on that one.
  5. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 141

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

    I sold my '55 for $225 in '71. It needed work but aah gee whiz. The same year I let go of of a '41 Super deluxe coupe.
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  6. That’s like getting a free horse.
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  7. Guilty of spending 200.00 on worse things !!!
  8. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 2,671


    LOL. I got the response of "Huh?" was a play on not being able to hear very well in "what did he say?":D
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  9. ray
    Joined: Jun 25, 2001
    Posts: 3,767

    from colorado

    my guess: it was stripped for restoration. blasted, dipped, whatever, only to discover it was, at the time, a hopeless rustbucket not worth restoring. it got shoved outside, and scavanged for parts for other nomads that are still with us. this carcass was picked clean, yet it's still not done giving up parts.
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  10. In my 20s [1972 or 73] I worked for G&L auto salvage in ElCajon, Cal. Just inside the gate we had a complete 55 nomad with no paint on it and $500 was lettered on the windshield. It was meant as a joke because Steve [the owner] knew nobody in their right mind would really spend 500 bucks for a rusty nomad. And nobody did.
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  11. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
    Posts: 338


    I have pissed away more on less. I buy a car or parts just to loose money I don’t have. I buy a car and immediately there is some financial crisis in the world. No matter make model or year. I could loose money on a freshly restored Bloomington Gold quality, 53 Corvette given to me for free. And even I would have to take a hard pass on that.
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  12. lewk
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
    Posts: 819

    from Mt

    I’d buy it and I’d be all giddy about owning a nomad. Why lie.
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  13. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,961

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Man, I paid 1000$ for just a Nomad roof, and it was only a bit better than that one!
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  14. That roof. I'm seeing a floor pan patch for my Poncho. :rolleyes:
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  15. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,622


    Could you imagine what your wife would say if you brought that home for $200? :confused:
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    Joined: May 5, 2015
    Posts: 990


    Buy it, do a little work on it to get it going in the right direction and then sell it. The next guy along with the next next guy, will do the same until it starts looking like a Nomad. This is not a project for one person.
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  17. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 795


    Its best path forward to becoming a real car again would be as a drag car. Glass nose and doors and it will start to look like something again. It will still require a donor car but at least you won’t be caught up in a god awful money pit of a restoration.
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  18. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 5,499

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Exactly! My son was just given an OT El Camino that is torn apart but a nice body overall. If it were to be a nice restored car, it would nickel and dime him to death. But, since he wanted a race car anyway, it is the perfect start.
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  19. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,490


    Exactly! This is several cars... With Lee Osborne Magic ...(.)(.)'s KIMG9028.JPG KIMG9029.JPG
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  20. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 2,671


    And you could save a lot of money on "trim", by building it as a Nomad Sedan Delivery.
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  21. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,729


    I had not thought of that idea. Good call
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  22. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,390

    anthony myrick

    It would make a swell dirt track beater.
  23. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,942


    Figure 8 car?
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  24. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,627

    Staff Member

    Very rare car, not many had air conditioning. .......Like this one.

    I would mount it on top of my shop and be the talk of the town.
  25. chev34ute
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 1,109


    If that $200 shell landed in Australia there would be some proud soul bragging about how they had scored a Namad for two grand !
  26. EEE8B53E-6EA7-41B7-B3F0-71EC16C9FD8F.jpeg Is this the same Oz that’s a USAC champion?
  27. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 1,850

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    I showed my post to the wife tonight and commented on the number of likes it received and all she said was: They haven't seen the junk you bring home.
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  28. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 6,998


    Dang, maybe that’s why I can only refer about mine as “ the ex”.
    She would be proud of me now;)
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