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Hot Rods What would you do?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by coolhandponcho54, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,476

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    I'd turn and get away as fast as possible.
  2. Clay Belt
    Joined: Jun 9, 2017
    Posts: 379

    Clay Belt

    Actually, where is it? Me and my boys over in Huntsville would be willing to build it when we aren’t in classes.
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  3. Wow would that look great on an S10 chassis with Ford Explorer seats!
  4. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    Life is short -- don't waste your time .
  5. Desmodromic
    Joined: Sep 25, 2010
    Posts: 571


    Good oppurtunity for a little creativity. Don't know how bad it is, but would be pretty cool if converted to an Aussie type Ute. Maybe someone with Photoshop could download a Googled Fordoor and create a Ute for you to consider.
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  6. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 4,867

    Marty Strode

    We were faced something similar 21 years ago, this is what we did ! img20180723_19304077.jpg img20180723_19193753.jpg img20180723_19223930.jpg img20180723_19242722.jpg img20180723_19265815.jpg img20180723_19253367.jpg img20180723_19142525.jpg
  7. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 5,822

    anthony myrick

    Folks might be on to something
    Instead of showing cars we save from the crusher ....... start a thread on old cars we take to the crusher
    I didn’t know it was this popular

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  8. I'm going to grab it.
    Didn't get a chance to get pics today, too many ot cars in the way but paying the bills.
    I'm crazy, I'm really starting to like it. I think the rear is an 8.2 GM all will have to go. My 54 starchief is at a stand still for the moment and I might as well do something stupid while I wait. I have never chopped a top
    How do I not Rat Rod this I don't even know what that means? Looms like rats lived in there for a while does that count. I don't see an s10 frame and or 350 chevy engine going in this

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  9. I do have a great running 230 chevy six and 3 speed taking up shop space, I just put a 350/350 in its place for a customer

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  10. It may be big and ugly but in my opinion it beats a shoebox Ford all to hell.
    Convert the back to what is essentially a teardrop camper and travel the country.
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  11. mountainman2
    Joined: Sep 16, 2013
    Posts: 321


    I already have a connection with this old car. Lots in common.

    1. We both born in the same year
    2. We both were born ugly
    3. Seven decades of abuse and neglect has not been kind to either of us
    4. No matter how much time and dollars you put into either of us, we both will leave this world as we entered...UGLY!
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  12. Larry Anderson
    Joined: Jul 15, 2013
    Posts: 164

    Larry Anderson

  13. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,912


    Sounds just like my 47 coupe build.

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  14. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,708

    from California

    I must be the only one on the HAMB who has truly completely parted out car. as a matter of fact I did 3 or 4. fenders dash and deck lid? is that really all people see here? are you guys saying no one is rebuilding one of these? could it be that these Fords are actually worthless? never did a Ford, but there would be a good $3,000.00 worth of junk here for a person who knows what they are doing if this were a Chevrolet of the same vintage. I cringe every time I hear people speak of scrap for a car like this. so many good parts a person could use.
  15. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,313


    I see AT LEAST $1200 in parts there. Sedan and coupe rear fenders are the same, and I know there's someone here on the HAMB looking for a rear fender, so you'd be ahead of the game right there if you're willing to ship... I would get it, part it out, save the parts that could potentially be used on a hot rod, and sell or scrap the rest.
    Rear fenders $150-200 each
    Windshield garnish mouldings $75/set
    Front Door garnish mouldings (same as short door coupe) $120/pair
    Rear window section with glass $100 easy if you cut it about 4" all the way around the rear window
    Dash $100 + depending on how complete it is
    Front Fenders $100 each
    Front inner fenders $100/pair
    Front fender support brace $50
    Decklid $100 if the bottom isn't rotted out on the inside
    Front brakes/axle etc... $200 if sold complete and it's stock.

    Moral of the story is, even if it's an ugly car and you don't have any interest in it, do your fellow hot rodder/restorer a favor and save what parts can be saved before it gets crushed. Maybe you'll make some $$$ for your own project to boot!
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  16. xpletiv
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 938

    from chiburbs

    The images in post #52 do not show an ugly car, is there no imagination on here?

    And that's imagination to make it look nice, not drop some huge hp in it or use it as soil retention.

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  17. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 3,761


    Cut in in two and stretch it and make a Limo out of it. Add a 460 with a c-6 and rear air . Boom you are business . People will be calling you for weddings and proms. :rolleyes:
  18. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,744


    Basic moonshine hauler..... clean it up, shoot it black, early sixties Pontiac, don't look back...
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  19. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,708

    from California

    people will buy every usable part of an old car. when I parted out my Chevy's I sold the used front wheel bearings! I sold every piece by itself, sell the doors as shells, sell the window regulators alone, sell the hinges in pairs. when you have 30 auctions running at a time for the same car you get a lot of lookers and a lot of buyers. probably did 150 auctions per car.
    I did a 53, a 51 and a couple El Caminos, plus a couple 49's I didn't throw away anything that could be used by someone else.
  20. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 5,822

    anthony myrick

  21. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,554


    5 years ago I would have been all over that! I had sold my hot rod to make a down payment on our house that came with an oversized garage.
    Needed something to play with...
  22. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,092

    Atwater Mike

    With all the '46-'48 Fords and Mercs I've had, my present 4 door isn't all bad... Familiarity breeds contentment. (or was that...'contempt'?)
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  23. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,712


    I would pass on taking that car.
    Some cars are more popular then others and that makes them more valuable to save.

    Just my opinion. Jimbo
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  25. And more expensive to procure

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  26. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 5,822

    anthony myrick

    you did good

    looks like some Buick drums
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2018
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  27. 3340
    Joined: Jun 4, 2010
    Posts: 556


    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,377


    It’s looking better and better
    Are you scooping it upon?
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  29. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 5,822

    anthony myrick

    No decent hot rod guy wants junky old juice brakes and finned drums.
    Run as fast as you can

    Last edited: Jul 24, 2018
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