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History WHAT DID YOUR ROD OR CUSTOM PROJECT LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU GOT IT

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. I was looking at some albums of other members today and viewed a lot of cars & trucks in different stages of repair, it was interesting seeing what some of or members started with and the amount of work that went into them.

    How about a thread showing what your hot rod or custom looked like when you got it and if it's finished post a photo, if not post a photo of where the project stands at this point.

    32 years ago, I traded my '39 Ford convertible for my '32 sedan.

    The day I brought it home.
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    And now. HRP

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  2. whiteknuckle
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 46

    whiteknuckle
    Member
    from Dryden, NY

  3. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,568

    DDDenny
    Member
    from oregon

    Second car in high school (50 years ago)
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    Then things took a turn!

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    Last edited: Aug 4, 2020
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  4. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 2,165

    RMONTY
    Member

    Still have a long way to go...but it is coming together! It's getting long doors (from a 2 door sedan) put on and a hopped up 235. Engine and chassis are done. I need some friends that can do body work!


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  5. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,385

    41rodderz
    Member
    from Oregon

    You know I have a thread “what did you start with” going ? :eek:
     
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  6. here is my 39 as it was when I brought it home in 2015, and now as of a few weeks ago. By far my favorite old car I have had.
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  7. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 5,989

    -Brent-
    Member

    Summer 2008:

    Model A When I Picked It Up.JPG
    Yesterday:

    1930 Model A Coupe.jpg
     
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  8. Must have missed it, I see I haven't posted on it ........Yet!:D HRP
     
  9. Fresh out of the barn.

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    And now. HRP

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  10. Luke stone
    Joined: Sep 5, 2017
    Posts: 128

    Luke stone
    Member

  11. Well my Oldsmobile looked pretty much the same as it does now. All my work, so far, has been mechanical and not cosmetic.
    Then...
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    Now...
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  12. Most recent build 52 GMC: as purchased, 2011-2012 range DSCF2405.JPG

    As it is now, pic is actually from 2016 but looks the same now GMC Bonneville 2.jpg
     
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  13. BirchRidge
    Joined: Nov 3, 2010
    Posts: 34

    BirchRidge
    Member
    from sweden

    The day I bought it
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    And now
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  14. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,982

    Dreddybear
    Member

    Before:
    modelA2023.jpg
    modelA2010.jpg

    After:

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    IMG_0692.JPG

    w33.jpg

    tna.jpg
     
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  15. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 2,666

    goldmountain

    This is what I started with and how far it got when I took it apart to start the bodywork phase. Scan-200803-0001.jpg IMG_1172.JPG
     
  16. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,445

    AVater
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    A lot like this

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  17. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
    Posts: 1,181

    jaw22w
    Member
    from Indiana

  18. luckythirteenagogo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
    Posts: 1,265

    luckythirteenagogo
    Member

    This is my 50 Chevy Styleline Deluxe. I knew it was sculpted when I bought it, but I was looking for a project. My plans are to turn it into a mild custom you might find in the late 50's - early 60's. I'm going to try to keep it as period correct as I can. I have a 58 283 I'm planning on rebuilding for it and backing it with a 4 speed manual.

    The pic with the brick is the filler I sanded off of the driver door and front fender. Like I said I knew it was sculpted. They aligned the panels by covering everything in filler and blocked it out. 50%20Chevy%204.jpeg IMAG0595.jpeg IMAG0901.jpeg Doors%20Open.jpeg

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  19. Wanderlust
    Joined: Oct 27, 2019
    Posts: 223

    Wanderlust

  20. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,254

    Black_Sheep
    Member

    I got the truck when my brother passed away 10 years ago...
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  21. old chevy
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 24

    old chevy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    What I started with pit truck 001.jpg
     

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  22. Orn
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,058

    Orn
    Member

    My -40 Olds coupe when I bought it in 2016 and today. 40olds2.jpg
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  23. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
    Posts: 330

    grdra1
    Member

    Mine as purchased, required lots of work to comply with Aus regulations, nearly there. Last pic is from today, Glen P2200277.JPG P2200272.JPG P1010055.JPG P1011101.JPG 98.JPG
     
  24. 40 years a part 167.jpg 121.jpg 20171013_134130.jpg 20171013_123702.jpg 20170523_055256.jpg I think that I posted on the other thread too. So if ya missed it. Here's my old Dodge Delivery. But I do like posting photos, and I never get tired of seeing your Hot Rods either. :) Ron..........
     
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  25. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,165

    Mat Thrasher
    Member

    Here’s mine so far. First pic is November 2019 second is yesterday.


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  26. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,878

    chopolds
    Member
    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Before and after! 55_Olds 001.jpg 55_Olds 010 (2)_w.jpg
     
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  27. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,779

    LAROKE
    Member

    in 1999 when I started spiffin' up BillyBob

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    In November of 2006 when he looked his best.

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    Now, mocked up, awaiting rebuild.

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  28. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,653

    Royalshifter
    Moderator
    from California

  29. jimgoetz
    Joined: Sep 6, 2013
    Posts: 407

    jimgoetz
    Member

    I brought it home in the back of a pick up truck in pieces. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of that. The frame was in a little better shape than the body but not by much. It had originally been built in the early 50's. DSCN1119.JPG DSCN1120.JPG DSCN1124.JPG DSCN1197.JPG
     

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