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Hot Rods What did your current Hot Rod look like when you started?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. connielu
    Joined: Apr 21, 2019
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  2. OLSKOOL57
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  3. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
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    Full tilt front end from cowl through grill including radiator and front fenders/running boards are history in this shot.
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    Yes those are quad headlights. This version was called "Plum Cherry" built by Ben Sebastian a car show promoter who bought the "Northern Star" from Jerry Berg. The quad lights were gone when I got it, with the cavities full of bondo upwards to 3/4" thick.
     
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  4. jim32
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
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    1. Hamb & Eggs

  5. D.Conrad
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
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    1. 1940 Ford

  6. Dago 88
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  7. Country Joe
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    I spent a lot of time, labor and money to make it look like I didn't do any anything.


    Before

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    After
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  8. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
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    Blake 27

    I've posted this before but.... 2004.jpg 2004(Apr)-15 009.jpg Arboretum-5945-final.jpg DSC061171.JPG
     
  9. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    from Oregon

    My '37 Austin sedan when I bought it summer of 2010. My oldest son asked why I bought a "London cab"?

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    6 months later.

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    And a year after that.

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    My '63 Falcon Futura about 5 years ago.

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    Six months later.

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    My current '39 Chev coupe last April.

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    Today, still a work in progress.

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    In the late nineties, as purchased with 392 and magnesium wheels

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    2008 with teardrop hood holes for the eight air cleaners clearance.

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    December 2019, before most disassembly and paint. Bias plies, chevy grill, Mercury hood scoop, and other modifications.

    By April 2020, it should be painted and back on the road again. Third significant rebuild.
     
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  11. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    Farm fresh Texas truck
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    version 1.0
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    version 2.0
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  12. Tall t 26
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    Not much has changed besides cheap paint!
     

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  13. Tall t 26
    Joined: Oct 6, 2017
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    Started with a body.

    Now alittle further along then the second pic.
    All fluid are in and ready to fire up.!
     

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  14. The day I pulled it out of the shed it was tucked in, it had been in a barn across the street from where I got it since 1977 A6988648-10BB-4607-9E95-CDE2CD76E748.jpeg 40586B0D-E0A4-458A-96F0-271DAFF1D9C1.jpeg 5F23CFD5-3CA6-4A19-8F73-DC3B214E659B.jpeg
    Got it home and cleaned up
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    Sat for a year before I got it into the garage
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    3 years later it’s on the road again

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  15. BLACK STUDE
    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
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    23 yrs. ago, and today. Ran 13.67 first time down the strip. Runs 10.50's now. IMG_20170107_213607~2.jpg DSC04468~2.JPG
     
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  16. Tall t 26
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    Just getting started!!
     

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  17. WB69
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  18. Crayons
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  19. Heat and beat! The middle 4” is two pieces to get the the bevel then welded to the curved end pieces. 4 pcs total
     
  20. 4speed411
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
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    1941 Ford Pickup....$1100... Junk yard special....parted out all but the cab and box sides...down to a $300 investment...four year home build into a fenderless Hot Rod IMG_20160212_215116019.jpg
     
  21. 4speed411
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
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  22. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
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    DB.jpg 27DB3.jpg 100_0030.jpg 028.JPG scooter0003.jpg thumbnail_20171110_142035.jpg I like to look back for inspiration. Heres a couple of my last ones
     
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  23. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
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    from Spring tx

    You said current... so here is the before.....

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    Now... was a failed lowrider project on hydros, all done the wrong way, alot of going backward to fix... but now she flies down the freeway....

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  24. Stooge
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    Nothing too drastic, a lot of new sheet metal and a lot less big gaping holes and rust and rot and I've accumulated most of the important bits like engine, trans, steering, seat, etc. Someone at some point started parting it out so its been a constant search for stuff. Still probably a solid yr before its out and about
    '37 Buick Century

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    Semi-current

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  25. BFXJason
    Joined: Jan 2, 2018
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    Before....
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    Still working on the "after"....
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  26. olds vroom
    Joined: Jan 29, 2010
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]before and after.


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  27. While I haven’t got any before photos of my F-100 I have an after ( or two). IMG_0706.JPG IMG_0915.JPG


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  28. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
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    Lots to like here.
     
  29. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
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