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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chaddilac, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. a high end cushman

    had to make it 4 wheel

    but i have a idea to sleep on now tanks
  2. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,838

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    I'm guessing a 3 wheeled float puller,like new years or some hoiladay.
  3. draggin ass
    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,920

    draggin ass
    from hell

    a 3 wheeled float puller custom made out of 1940s cars??? wouldnt they just make there own stuff back then? otherwise the auto companys would prolly get pissed that theres another company using there stuff?
    i cant find anything else i know besides the steering wheel but that looks to me like a late 40s chevy truck wheel with the top cut off. the fenders look like a 1940 or 41 something. just how the headlights come out of the fender just slightly. the buicks had a little piece of trim behind the light like that too. im sure someone can point out the gauges too.
  4. Frank
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,321


    Why don't you just knock on the owners door and ask? Or maybe a neighbor knows.
  5. Does that axle and diff go with it?

    I'm guessing this was driven by 'show people' at work. A clown car.

    Rear steering. Battery and electric motor powered at the front, to clear the deck for personnel. I'll bet they could get that rear end whipping 'round and 'round. Gotta wonder if the star-shaped ornament on the front spun around, too.
  6. PatrickG
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 167


    what? find out the easy way?
  7. Rio Grande Valley Deuce
    Joined: Jul 10, 2005
    Posts: 529

    Rio Grande Valley Deuce

    That's the fat fendered roadster our ice cream street vendor used back in the mid 50's. The last we heard, it disappeared the day someone reported a flying dish or saucer spaceship contraption. You remember... the saucer that was surrounded with a million flashing L.E.D.s

    I'll tell him a HAMBer found it. Thanks for recovering the vehicle. Amidst 110 degree weather, a cool treat would hit the spot right about now.
  8. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,856


    The rear is stationary, it steers in the front hence the column running at an angle to the front.
  9. I'm liking the weinermobile version of the story.

    Maybe an earlier model of this one:

    Or maybe a knock-off wannabe.

    Maybe something from the State Fair food court.
  10. Toymont
    Joined: Jan 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,368

    from Montana

    Whatever it is it is COOL as hell
  11. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,816

    from DFW USA

    It's a three wheeled float custom made to transport Miss Northeast Oklahoma 1951 at Muskogeerama - the 50th anniversary of the city of Muskogee.

    It was called the Muskogeemobile, was red with a canvas phaeton top, and powered by a blown Pontiac. It was buried as a time capsule and this is what's left...
  12. thatredcaroutside
    Joined: Mar 20, 2004
    Posts: 303

    from Decatur,AL

    Early Jocko Johnson streamliner?

    looks like it threw up all over that mustang
  13. I don't know what it is ,but I do know that I have the wing tip that is missing from the front bumper.I don't know what it is from but it has been hanging in my shop for years.
  14. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,077


    that thing is awesome. I love wierd stuff like that..
    it reminds me of some of the stuff you might see in popular mechanics from the 40's or 50's..
  15. mortecai
    Joined: Mar 10, 2001
    Posts: 263


    I wonder if this is the car that old song was written about. Where the guy worked in several car factories and took parts home at night to build his Chevyfraseroldsmolacakaiserlincobaker?
  16. If you fill the centre section in with a 10 foot high staircase it will get you up into an old DC3 passenger plane.
  17. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,118

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    Let me guess, you found it in Roswell New Mexico?
  18. Ghastly
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 448

    from DETROIT,MI

    Is that what was under all that rust in Tulsa?:eek:
  19. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
    Posts: 7,498

    Little Wing
    from Northeast

    Thats wicked cool
  20. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,856


    I can't believe Rikster hasn't chimed in with the answer??? where's he at???
  21. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,206

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Yet one more thing Al Gore invented.........
  22. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    There ain't no such thing. And tell your pop he shouldn't let you drink when you are out surveying.
  23. jbarzda
    Joined: Aug 4, 2007
    Posts: 28

    from NJ

  24. DirtySanchez
    Joined: Aug 31, 2006
    Posts: 409

    from So Cal

    It's an original Zamboni. They used them all the time in the 40's on strictly competition skating rinks. Uhhh..... yeah, that's what it is!
  25. SpeedRacer2002
    Joined: Jan 11, 2002
    Posts: 777


    Manbearpig (southpark) im super serial
  26. ka-zoo
    Joined: Oct 20, 2004
    Posts: 509


    I dont know what it is, except that its neat.
    I bet based on that broken Mercedes hood ornament that BLUTO would have an idea of what it is/was...
  27. okay i have over slept today trying to get the visual on this ...
    i keep getting a view of a large snail .. its the coiled shell thts missing in the pic here

    does it have a S emblem on it

    gee how does that s car go
  28. Corvette64
    Joined: Jul 22, 2007
    Posts: 98


    Thats a Rat Rod
  29. oooh its 3 window larrys next project hush hush
  30. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Tatra Grand Prix car, built for the 1939 season that never happened...the car that would have put Auto Union and Benz back on the trailers had to be hidden in a gigantic vat of Pilsner as Hitler's armies rolled in; occupying soldiers complained of the oily taste of Czech beer, but never thought to look for the reason...
    Smuggled out with aid of US 4th armored div in Pilsen, spring of '45, just before whole shebang was occupied by Russians. Lost til now!

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