Register now to get rid of these ads!

Features Vintage Stock Cars for the street...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Conder, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Redhots
    Joined: Jan 16, 2014
    Posts: 1

    Redhots
    Member
    from Iowa

    Here is a link to info on the Camaro street legal stock car I spent 18 yrs. building from scratch. Now without a project, I would love to build a steel body car from the 30's 40's or 50's if I could find the right donor. Have no great ideas yet, but thinking about it a lot.
    http://rides.carcraft.com/ride/1215753/black409/1981/chevrolet/camaro/
     
  2. This one showed up at G/Guys Charlotte last fall. Young fab'r for a NASCAR team built it..Powered by a 426 Hemi..It's a badass piece..
     

    Attached Files:

    Jalopy Joker likes this.
  3. Pushman
    Joined: May 2, 2009
    Posts: 11

    Pushman
    Member

  4. Conder
    Joined: Jan 16, 2005
    Posts: 983

    Conder

    This is what I had in mind when I started the thread... Actual spec built NASCAR, built using actual techniques from that year, but with lights (hidden up front) and a plate. Driven on the street. No plush interiors or stereos or mufflers etc etc.

    This. HA (9).jpg
     
  5. Racer08
    Joined: May 28, 2014
    Posts: 7

    Racer08

    This is one cool thread. I love the idea of building a 60s or 70s car into a street legal stock car. I have always loved the HM 69 Torino driven by David Pearson. I also love the Woods Brother's Mercurys of the 70s.
     
  6. About twenty years ago their was a custom 50 merc at good guys Rhienbeck .The car was from Canada ,it had full nascar frame with truck arm rear suspension . I think it was a gold color , very high end build . Anybody else see this car .
     
  7. Racer08
    Joined: May 28, 2014
    Posts: 7

    Racer08

    Hilo hotrodder I believe there was a Merc in the pages of Popular Hot Rodding magazine (?) a number of years ago that fits that description. I liked that car. It was a cool idea for a build.
     
  8. skull
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 498

    skull
    Member

    my car is getting closer, l hope to be done in the spring. car show in august but not painted yet.

    will be bright red/viper red 2 tone from paint leftover from another project, saving money by using what ya have on hand. DSC02459.JPG

    Later:cool:
     

    Attached Files:

  9. skull
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 498

    skull
    Member

  10. Making one of those 41-48 Mopar sedans into a 2-door looks so good I wish someone would do one as a full on custom build so we could see it done that way.
     
  11. skull
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 498

    skull
    Member

    ya, this is what we started with. quite a difference hackin' a foot out, lengthening the doors and removing the fenders, does not even hardly look like the same car.

    Later :cool: a plymouth race car 002q.jpg
     
  12. 50dodge4x4
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 3,535

    50dodge4x4
    Member

    At one time, about 15 years ago, I owned a 48 Dodge 2 door sedan. It was just as long as a 4 door, but about 1/2 the rear door was part of the front door, and the rest was the rear quarter. I didn't have it very long, it didn't appeal to me at all. When I bought it, I thought it would grow on me, but never did. Too bad to, it was a running car that would have brakes for about a 1/2 hour after you filled the master. About the same body condition as the 4 door above. Someone wanted it worst then me, wonder it it ever got built. Gene
     
  13. John McKenzie
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 104

    John McKenzie
    Member

    Skull your old Plymouth is coming along great. I like your out look too on saving money, you're a real hot rodder. Use what you can find for as little money as possible. The rest is good old Yankee ingenuity. Question, do you have friends who help you? Are you a member of a car club?
     
  14. skull
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 498

    skull
    Member

    no club. l have several friends who help a lot and l am using the car to help others l have some sponsors who have donated parts, that helps a ton.

    Later :cool:
     
  15. motorjunkie
    Joined: Dec 18, 2011
    Posts: 4

    motorjunkie
    Member

    I know this is an old thread but here is our NASCAR Street legal project. we have bought and improved this 77mc as a replica of earnhardt's 79 rookie car. we plan to drive her on the hotrod power tour to promote our business, TredWear. 330 horse crate motor and rock crusher 4spd, boom tubes, full cage, lowered susp. we still have more to go. We plan to add the Super speedway bumper aero shrouds. Since he is not sponsored yet, we plan to put our name on the quarter panels and hood. (Not every day you can sponsor Earnhardt so cheaply [​IMG] so we jumped at the chance) I think we will block out the tail lights and employ one of those pickup truck LED bars over the bumper. Of course, we will add our permanent TIRE GRAPHICS to the sidewalls.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    #9 [​IMG]
    tredwear [​IMG]
     
    Jalopy Joker likes this.
  16. svodoc
    Joined: Jan 1, 2010
    Posts: 44

    svodoc
    Member

    It's a cool car...not exactly HAMB friendly...but cool
     
  17. motorjunkie
    Joined: Dec 18, 2011
    Posts: 4

    motorjunkie
    Member

    THX. Yes, I know not really HAMB..- but I found this thread in a search and thought someone might like it. Not a lot of web info on this type of thing. I have only found a few cars.
     
  18. olestg1
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 1

    olestg1
    Member
    from indiana

    Read thru all the pages on this subject , some dogone impressive builds , tributes, or even the nod towards street driven vintage stock cars.
    A few others and myself started a Facebook page for just that, street driven , street legal stock cars... called
    STREET LEGAL STOCK CAR TRIBUTES , it's a open group , after seeing some of your rides , would love to have you share them qith our group , plans are in the work to possibly have and create a annual get together, and cruise or parade our rides to a big stock car event.
    Please stop in and check us out , the more the merrier.
    Myself in the planning stages of my tribute, a 72 Buick Skylark, big block 455, to pay tribute to the Buick GuRu Kenne-Bell and his 70-72 NASCAR Program , with the Perry Cottingham #73 , 1970, 71,72 Skylarks mainly driven in Winston Cup West division mainly driven in the Bigger California tracks.
     
  19. blackout78666
    Joined: Jul 3, 2009
    Posts: 582

    blackout78666
    Member

    i have a buddy in austin selling a 57 ford stock car project... it can be found on austin craigslist... take some work to get it street legal but for 2000 its a pretty solid deal... Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 7.46.13 AM.png
     
  20. skull
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 498

    skull
    Member

    this one is our newest member of the family, this is my friends 1935 studabaker, it raced this spring at the local oval tracks and the man who previously owned her retired so my friend bought it and we street legalized it this summer--400hp 355 SBC, 9 inch ford rearend and a manual 3 speed, it is a blast to drive. he named her "The Studaracer"

    the headlight placement was a temp place just to get her legal, we have moved them up to the grille area and it looks much better.

    friends red sprint car is street legal, blast to drive around.

    Later:cool:
    43443334.JPG darrin race car 1.jpg darrin race car.jpg elma002.JPG elma003.JPG elma008.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
    Animal and Daddiojoe like this.
  21. denhabr
    Joined: Jun 16, 2010
    Posts: 14

    denhabr
    Member

    I posted this on another thread about 15x10 stock car wheels (https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/15-x-10-steel-wheel-build.348830/#post-12460155), and thought that it may help folks building a stock car for the street using as-close-as-possible-looking vintage race wheels from Holman Moody. I've been in this search for years (ever since I wanted to do my own replica/tribute '73 Bobby Unser #41 Pepsi-Cola Torino...and/or get some heavy duty steelies on my '96 Ford Bronco.

    So I think I've found the proper replica stock car wheel for all those Holman-Moody enthusiasts...like me. It's the Speedway Motors Vintage Series steel wheels, and they come in 15x8" (4.00" backspace), and the wider (and much more visually appealing) 15x10 (4.25" backspace), all with the vintage-correct 5 on 5.5" bolt spacing! Here is their 15x10: https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-Vintage-15x10-Steel-Wheels-5-on-5-5-4-5-Inch-BS,283808.html

    With a little TIG welding to add some "period-correct reinforcement welds" to various locations at the juncture of the center section and the hoop, and I think you'd be all set! Speedway specifically mentions that they use the '40's-era style lug pad which from what I've read is exactly what Holman-Moody used in their race wheels...although they doubled-up on the center sections to reinforce them for racing purposes. Similar to the Ford truck center sections used from '48-'64, apparently.

    Here are two photos from their website (bare steel 15x10's)...along with a few shots of the "real wheel." Hope this helps all you H-M wheel aficionados!

    Speedway Vintage 15x10 5x5.5 4.50 BS Wheel #25045151 (1).jpg Speedway Vintage 15x10 5x5.5 4.50 BS Wheel #25045151 (2).jpg
    Holman-Moody '68 Torino (D. Pearson) 8.jpg

    Holman-Moody NASCAR Steel Wheels.jpg

    Mercury Cyclone - Darryl Waltrip '71.jpg
    Ned Jarrett's Stock Car 1 (2).gif

    Ford '68 Torino David Pearson (sponsor stickers).jpg
     
  22. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,516

    AHotRod
    Member

    How about building a street version of this old "Cut-Down Modified from the '60's … it would have to be just a riot to drive.


    732_car.jpg
     
  23. ring gap
    Joined: Dec 29, 2017
    Posts: 45

    ring gap
    Member

    FB_IMG_1534634553911.jpg Yes this caddy is just about new....the owner must have had alot of money...
     
    biggeorge, chryslerfan55 and AHotRod like this.
  24. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,934

    Jalopy Joker
    Member

    "The Meteor" street driven back in the 50's in So Cal - has hidden headlights 20180825_130548.jpg 20180825_130708.jpg
     
    biggeorge and chryslerfan55 like this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.