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Customs UPDATE - Is Johnny Cash missing his car? History added.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PoTaToTrUcK, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Found this on my summer road trip, any ideas of what it was? IMG_20200827_104952.jpg IMG_20200827_104924.jpg IMG_20200827_104912.jpg IMG_20200827_104358.jpg
     
  2. Some one had a vision or a nightmare! :D HRP
     
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  3. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
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    Man, grab that thing! :)
     
  4. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
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    Kinda has a T-Bird vibe.
     
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  5. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    1957 Snit. When you hear someone left in a Snit, now you know what one looks like.
     
  6. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
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    Could be cool.PNG From a distance it has a cool profile if it didn't have that round thingy behind the door.
     
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  7. cfmvw
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    It looks like someone flunked out of customizing school, although I agree that it would have better lines without that round recess. Maybe it's for the spare tire?
     
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  8. Stan Back
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    No, it's for the wind-up key that's missing.
     
  9. Going by the windshield post and the rear wheel well, I think it started as a 55-57 Tbird
     
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  10. mgtstumpy
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    6 wheel equipped if the other side is the same:D
     
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  11. can someone @themoose photo shop the roof facing the other way?
     
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  12. BJR
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    Which end is the front?
     
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  13. AngleDrive
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    Drivers side is for the wind-up spring, passenger side is for wind-up key.
     
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  14. RJP
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    Hell, I'd fix it up and drive it just to piss people off. Tell 'em this is what happens when you let a pro shop build it the way they wanted, not the way you asked for.
     
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  15. spanners
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    It would make an interesting Gasser.
     
  16. TCTND
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    Set up for dual hamster-wheel power.
     
  17. brokedownbiker
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    That round thing might BE the door, lol.
     
  18. blowby
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    IS JOHNNY CASH MISSING HIS CAR?

    Stevie Wonder maybe. Actually, except for the quarters I like it.
     
  19. It looks like the '56. '59 and '62 parts are missing. Otherwise it's about right.
     
  20. BamaMav
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    Don’t know what it was, but know what it is now........

    Scrap metal.
     
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  21. 6sally6
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    Maybe this guy designed it??! 2 Ray Charles.jpg Jus say'in!!!
     
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  22. fortynut
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    It's a Bugly. Butt + ugly. Ow. Where is this customizing school located the feller flunked out of? Or, was it a mail-order school and the mailman lost a couple of the important lessons and didn't deliver them. It would make a good target for a Barret with some of those $85.00 exploding rounds to put it out of its misery. Last thought: Looks like a Bonneville Pontiac, an Excalibur and Chihuahua did a three some.
     
  23. Jrs50
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    It's kinda cool...
    kinda
     
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  24. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    If you study the car show photos on this sight from 1955 to 1965 you would know that it is a H A M B friendly and period correct custom car! Whether you like it or not this was what a lot of custom builders where doing in the 50's and 60's and back then everybody thought it was cool. Now days everyone seems to think rusty paint and slammed on the ground stance is cool. To each his own but at least the guy who built this had the desire to create his own vision of a custom car. Might not be yours or mine but at least be respectful of his desire to try! Larry
     
  25. Spare tire behind the door in front of the rear tire. Roof does look 55-57 T Bird as mentioned. Front and rear fenders do not appear T Bird but could have been massively reworked. Did you talk to the owner or remember where it is parked?
     
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  26. Squablow
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    Kinda unfair to judge it in it's current state when you can't really tell where the builder was going with it. It's definitely wild. What I'd really like to know is how did the doors open? That crazy front door gap would be tough to make work with hinges, and a suicide hinge would interfere with what we're guessing were spare tire mounts.
     
  27. pwschuh
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    The big circle behind the door is the most interesting thing about this.
     
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  28. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Which leads me to my next point, don't do drugs kids :D
     
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  29. stanlow69
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    That would be for the spare tire.
     
  30. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
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    To me it looks like a side panel version of a Continental Kit.
     
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