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What's the Holy Grail of rare parts?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hester, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. fast30coupe
    Joined: Nov 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,015

    from Illinois

    eBay still listed 700 bucks though
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  2. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    dan c

    had a buddy with a 67 chevy II convertible--he said the top irons were a bitch to find!
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  3. jimvvv
    Joined: Feb 21, 2013
    Posts: 3

    from 06351

    This Yankee Switch Custom with skull pilot with light up eyes. $399

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  4. jimvvv
    Joined: Feb 21, 2013
    Posts: 3

    from 06351

    1958 Chrysler 300D FUEL INJECTION INSIGNIA from rear quarter panel. Only 16 of these beasts were ever built, and I had one many years ago.Craziest car I ever owned. Insignia is all that I have left of that one.

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  5. jimvvv
    Joined: Feb 21, 2013
    Posts: 3

    from 06351

    Cougar Eliminator 2 speed rear end with matching speedometer shifter setup. Have never seen one for sale anywhere.
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  6. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,843


    My buddy had a pair come through his shop. One had been cut up. He used measurements from the good one to put the other back together. Very cool.
  7. studebaker eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,514

    studebaker eric
    from Diablo Ca.

    53 Studebaker grille surrounds that aren't cracked, any other 53 studebaker front sheetmetal, and doors for a 1925 dodge brothers 3/4 ton screen side truck.
  8. willowbilly3
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,356

    Member Emeritus
    from Sturgis

    A junkyard in Anchorage had the door handle marked "Millionth Vega"
  9. vintagerod
    Joined: Sep 6, 2012
    Posts: 23

    from Midwest

    Guess I should have bought this... IMG_2939s.jpg
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  10. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 751


    Offenhauser Xshift transmission, and yes I have one.....
  11. Hester
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 82


    Hey man thats not traditional.
  12. Kensey
    Joined: Sep 25, 2006
    Posts: 735

    from Pittsburgh

    A unicorn holding a 4 bbl intake for a Buick 364 nailhead. For me anyways...
  13. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    the Holy Grail of rare parts?
    I didn't read all 30 pages of answers but this one is simple.
    The part you need right now to make the car driveable and show worthy.
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  14. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,199


    I guess it's all dependent on what you like. I personally love 4/71 blower stuff, so that would
    Be mine, but to others it would be ardun parts. I have a 3 speed stick overdrive that is a top
    Loader in my roaster. I have never seen another one.
  15. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,304

    from USA

    or BBC from hartman..... oh i have some , somewhere
  16. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,484


    Still a SBC 4-71 manifold, that I can afford.
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  17. dusterdave173
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 226


    A set of CHET HERBERT original hand made roller lifters--these are some of the very first roller lifters ever made--you ran a piece of flat stock bar down the galley through the slots to keep them in place---

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  18. Well, if I ever get my 1933 Ford Hiboy Roadster Built, I plan on using a 1933 Lincoln Grill & Insert! An you always need to have a Backup Grill incase you Crash, So, I finally have my Backup 1933 Lincoln Grill. I guess I got to get my Roadster Finished. They only made 2,200, Lincoln's in 1933. So, I think that would make the Grills Rare & Hard to find, & I only had to pay $200.00 in each one. I just bought the last insert off Evil Bay For $125.00. As, it was miss listed as 1937-39 Lincoln Grill. You'd think People would know, what a 1933 Lincoln Grill would be? Now, I just need to find in my Garage my Spare Backup Set of Kinmont Brakes, Cause you need to have to have Spare Rare Kinmont brakes!

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  19. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,698

    Speed Gems

    How about an Oberhausen electric supercharger. 54E86D28-2050-4CDE-8B07-79BFCE9210FF.jpeg F1DADCFE-1B1C-4153-B7C9-1D5ECF26B6D5.jpeg indy 102.JPG indy 103.JPG indy 104.JPG indy 105.JPG
  20. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,635

    from oregon

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  21. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,119

    from ohio

    You just made me puke:eek::eek::eek:
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  22. To me a nice original 1932 Pines Winterfront grille assembly would rate high on my list. HRP

  23. RT468
    Joined: Apr 7, 2019
    Posts: 40


    Not sure if rare but I haven't seen another one in person or listed for sale. I'm thinking my internet search capabilities are just lacking. Keep finding Chevy versions in steel and aluminum and even a few BB Ford and Mopar but nothing on early Pontiac. RC Industries 2 piece scattershield. Heavy as all get out and thinking made of aluminum so not sure how long they were actually NHRA certified.

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  24. '46-'48 Ford Woodie rain gutters.....
  25. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,547


    Anything original 427 SOHC or Boss 429.
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  26. bangngears
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 897

    from ofallon mo

    Four barrel manifold for a 364 nailhead
  27. fordflambe
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 508



    hens teeth
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  28. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 4,141


    Ford 427 long tube iron exhaust manifolds. ( for me anyway).

  29. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,635

    from oregon

    An original windage tray for a (let's call it a 1965);) Nova with 327/350 hp.
    I know, I know, they didn't make one in 65.
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  30. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,253


    Not sure if its mentioned before but for the last 60 years a 37 Cad/LaSalle 3 speed floor shift transmission has definitely been a Holy Grail for me.
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