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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 41rodderz, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,718

    from Oregon

  2. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,718

    from Oregon

  3. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,581


    Miles to go before I sleep
    but the vision is slowly becoming reality

    20180221_152409.jpg IMG_20200702_161433.jpg
  4. No sir that one is long gone! But it would've been on it if i had it back then ;) it's going on this o_O (eventually) lol 20200506_123220.jpg
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  5. Bruce A Lyke
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,249

    Bruce A Lyke

    59 start.jpg I started with a "Monster Truck" from sitting on a Suburban 4x4 frame with a locked up engine.
    Figured It couldn't get much worse.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2020
  6. Dusty roads
    Joined: Nov 29, 2016
    Posts: 179

    Dusty roads

    From this -

    To this - after 10 years .

    Cruz'n Phils Fountain Hills March 31 2019.jpg
  7. jaxx
    Joined: Mar 22, 2008
    Posts: 397


    2 stick of 2x3 and a piece of 2x2 - then 1/4 in plate 3 in wide and 10 ft long turned it in to my frame[​IMG]
  8. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,000


    A LONG journey with lots of hiccups along the way however closer now more than ever before. Almost ready for apint, frame is done and I have everything else done
    Olds in garage.jpg
    Some may remember this car, previously owned by Denise (Hotrodladycruiser). Well it ended up down here with a little more progress than mine. The owner isn't a HAMBer. LOTS of work to get it from below to painted stage.

    Last edited: Aug 4, 2020
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    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
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  10. Pass The Torch
    Joined: May 18, 2018
    Posts: 859

    Pass The Torch

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  12. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,718

    from Oregon

  13. Well, I have posted what I have now on several threads, but this is what I actually Started with, my very first "hot rod to be"....a 26-27 Ford Model T coupe, sorta..Unfortunately, a pregnant wife and no job made me sell it, thank goodness.....
    But a year later and a new job and I was into hot rods forever.
    My first old car 1927 Model T 1972.JPG
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    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
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    pecker head

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    pecker head

  16. mrfliboy
    Joined: Jul 18, 2013
    Posts: 31

    from IL

    004backward (1).jpg 7yr project, all done in my garage. Did it all except machine the block, cut the glass, and mount the tires. Attach0.jpg
  17. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,778


  18. 2010 10 04 02.JPG


    2011 05 15 dash 03.JPG

    2011 08 07 interior 2 big.JPG

    2011 05 01 engine paint 1.JPG


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    21 years in the making.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2020
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  20. camcrusher
    Joined: Aug 11, 2013
    Posts: 187

    from Candor, NY

    IMG_20200613_163348904.jpg IMG_20200613_163412076.jpg IMG_20200705_164302969.jpg I started with an old '30 model A stake bed farm truck and now I have a pickup. Still have a ways to go but I'm cool with that. It's what I've always wanted.
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  21. My '55:
    Before_front 01.jpg Formal_4.jpg
    And my '28:
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2020
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  22. Great thread! I love the "before and after" pics showing all the hard work and skill you guys have put into your cars. Inspirational...
  23. Hey Thanks!
    21 years of dreaming so far! :(
  24. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,090

    from Oregon

    A decade ago I retired from working, and wanted to build myself my retirement project. I was looking to build a Austin A40 Gasser, similar to Mazmanian's Football Austin, but without the chop top. I began searching for A40's when I ran across an earlier Austin A8 sedan. I'd never seen the A8's before, but they were similar looking to an Anglia, except slightly smaller. This one was about 40 miles away at an equipment sales company SW of me, so called the seller and headed out with the car trailer. After a quick look over, I paid his asking price, as the car was 99% rust free, and except for missing gauges, 100% complete and original. And under $2,000 it was a no brainer.
    So this is what I started with.



    About 6 months later I had the 327 engine in it, with TH350, narrowed Pontiac rear axle, narrowed tube front axle, and just a couple racing buckets inside. I left most the original paint, other than where I'd done some bodywork, which I shot in satin black to help match the faded pre WWII paint. Most everything in it was junkyard or swap meet parts, and the engine came from a friend's old Chevy pickup. I swapped heads, and cam, and put the old Holley Pro Dominator intake on it.


    Drove the car all summer like that, and then that fall I stripped it down to bare metal, and began more bodywork, and prepped for paint. Once I'd shot it in epoxy sealer, I took it to a local hotrod paint shop and he did the dark red metallic paint #74 Corvette Dark Red Metallic. Then I did all the new interior, and replaced the high back buckets with CJ5 low back buckets. Replaced the 14" slots up front with Ansen 15"x 3.5" slots, and the MT Sportmans got replaced with Towel City cheater slicks. It's been this way for 9 years now. Just driving it and enjoying it.

  25. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    scrap metal 48

  26. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,552

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Being I started with hacking up model cars,with ideas I liked best, formed from little book mag.s in the early 1950s.
    It was,what seemed a long hunt for free parts off cars dumped in the woods and other places. By 1959 I had a running hot rod to drive to high school. Looking back,it would be fun to of had photos of pile of parts as it grew. Really work an not pics was what got my rod together,many parts had to be redone a number times before it worked or looked right. I have save one early photo of how things looked for first test drive around the block. With in a few weeks of working bugs out after this photo,I painted it shiny an built better header in two months. Last pic when Y-block got 3/4 cam n heads milled in 64, an after putting it back in ,I removed the roll bar. 28ar.jpg HRZ2.jpg
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2020
  27. Dana, love the early pics of your car. What is the sports car sitting next to it?
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  28. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,788


    Bought my 40 ford project in 2002 body was painted prior and suspension was done. All electrical, drivetrain, cooling, fuel components plus frame boxing I did because of the hemi I installed.

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