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Hot Rods What is your weakness - What Parts do you have a fettish for???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fiftyv8, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,771


    Mine is project cars....I have way more than I can do....I'll have to live to be 175 to finish them all.
  2. Rusty Heaps
    Joined: May 19, 2011
    Posts: 768

    Rusty Heaps

    Cheap odds-n-ends '50s and older wall-hanger hubcaps.
  3. Convert54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2010
    Posts: 56

    from Oklahoma

    Old dash boards that I repaint, put together and hang on my garage wall.
    Just love em
  4. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 648

    rosco gordy

    T andA solid american man!
  5. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,532

    from Michigan

    Some cool stuff I've seen at swapmeets....
    The 3x2 Y-block intake setup is a Ford prototype....;)

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  6. I have a drawer for S/W gauges, got one for trick interior lights, another one for Hurst shifter parts...
    Use to collect American torque thrust wheels but they became too damned expensive.
    Also collect Pontiac and SBC engines and high performance/speed parts. Have two storage units rented and garage is full's a disease. Oh, and I own 5 different T-5 trannys and a saginaw 4 speed. Oh yes, and also #3300 and #3326 AFB carbs. Got 6 or 7 of 'em.
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  7. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,532

    from Michigan

    One of those T-5's with a 3.35 first gear ratio will work well with your chevy 302 engine...;)
  8. phoenix5x
    Joined: Dec 26, 2007
    Posts: 241

    from Ohio

    If its a good deal I pretty much buy it...lights,dash boards, intakes,engines...its all a 31 lasalle dash I pretty fond of...

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    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 13

    from Enon Ohio

    Chrysler flat head six cylinder engines and/or parts. If I can hoard enough of them by the time everyone else figures out they are the engine of choice I will be RICH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Maybe it is a fettish. I get a hard on every time I see one!

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  10. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,350

    from South Indy

  11. 32 grille shells
  12. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,350

    from South Indy

  13. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
    Posts: 567

    Nailhead Brooklyn

  14. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    I've always collected parts I've needed for my cars. And parts I don't need for my cars. But my biggest problem is keeping used parts after I've sold cars.
    Retiring and moving to Florida helped. I junked and gave away many things I had no use for. Like the grille horsie from my new 1965 Mustang, carburetors off my 49 Olds, old VW fuel pumps, Model T and Model A stuff from almost a 100 years ago. Well, a long time ago!
    But something I can't explain was/is my picking up every old hubcap and license plate I've seen along ditches, flea, markets, and junk yards. Like a big mouthed Bass, those shiny things sucked me in! Now I've got 100 miscellaneous hubcaps and license plates just collecting dust.
    I'd stop along a 12 lane superhighway in a rainstorm to talk my wife into running a 1/2 mile back to pick up a bent hubcap.
  15. fast30coupe
    Joined: Nov 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,019

    from Illinois

    Anything rare small block Chevy I try to buy. Worse than drugs.........
  16. cavman
    Joined: Mar 23, 2005
    Posts: 648


    Big block Chevy engines mainly. Sold a few, now down to 13 I think. Hey, they look good in everything.....
  17. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,298


    Any old cars or parts that seem like a good value. Of course free is the best value. I'll drag home rusty crap thinking that maybe I'll find the other half someday and have a good whole one. I really have a thing for engines though, anything out of the ordinary.
    I have this anxiety that when I find it at a decent price I gotta have it cause I might not find another I can afford. Even if its something I don't need.
  18. NAES
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 485


    I have a really hard time sticking stickers on things. I love to collect 'em though.

    I'm also pretty gay for blinged out OT carbon fiber parts. Especially race cars or airplane parts.

  19. Not HAMB friendly, but since you asked: I collect RX7 FD stuff. Bits of trim, electrical things, solenoids, rotors, anything I can get cheap for my petrol slurping rotary.
  20. Headlights, valve covers, speedometers & tachs.
  21. cshades
    Joined: Sep 2, 2011
    Posts: 514

    from wi

    I buy anything sheetmetal wise for 39-46 chevy trucks.41-48 chevy car dashes and any metal embossed coolers.I think my woman is getting tired of the cooler colection though.She rolls her eyes every time i buy one.
  22. Kail
    Joined: Jul 7, 2007
    Posts: 827

    from Austin, TX

    Stock gauge clusters, i almost always leave a swap meet with a set
  23. Harell Los Angeles
    Joined: Dec 26, 2001
    Posts: 151

    Harell Los Angeles

    I didn't have any specific things before but this thread has given me some ideas of things to collect. I'm not saying what though, I wouldn't want to drive up the competition level haha..
  24. wingman9
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 804

    from left coast

    I feel your pain. Actually, I'm doing better. I'm down to five project cars.
  25. verno30
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,082


    Intakes and superchargers. To me, the induction is the focal point of a hot rod.
  26. Norman Rockwell Prints.

  27. 59Apachegail
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,382

    from New York

    56 chevy hubcaps...

    Every swap meet I go to I bring the lot with me to try to sell them.
    ...I always come home with at least another one as hard as I try not to.

    and a bunch of old fishbowl filters.
  28. 31ford429
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 82

    from Florida

    Wide Five Hub Caps and Cadillac Valve Covers

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  29. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    Finned aluminum parts. Why? I have no clue.
  30. I could get to like Norman Rockwell prints! [​IMG]


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