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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by zman, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
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    Sometimes you get surprises....

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    Yes folks that is concrete in there... wtf?

    This is the quality of the patchs on it... pro built in FL 15 years ago...

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    most of the rest I expected...


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  2. zman
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  3. gnarlytyler
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    wasnt that car a ol skool rodz tech feature ??... i specifically recall the concrete filler.. hah.. j/k j/k...
    -Anthony
     
  4. customcory
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    That patch is funny.:D
     

  5. 35ratbstr
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    Keep the "hood hold-downs"! or should i say "hood side hold-ups";)
     
  6. arkiehotrods
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    Well, if any one can build it right, it's you, zman. I'm looking forward to seeing progress on it.
     
  7. storm king
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    I guess "pro-built" covers a wide variety of quality methods.
     
  8. zman
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    It could have been, but I think this was pre OSR, I have the whole build book from 90-91... gonna go back through it and see if they documented it...

    and there are a few more that are that funny.... trying to see what patch panels are available and what wil have to be scarfed from another '37

    I'm trying to find a steel front end for it... this one is glass... not real thrilled with it... would rather it be all seperate pieces...

    Thanks, I'm gonna get it back on the dolly I made and tear the chassis the rest of the way down...
     
  9. Fidget
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    Are those Jeep Wrangler hold downs??
     
  10. zman
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    I have no idea... though they may be.... maybe that's where they got the interior as well...

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  11. BOBBY FORD
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    Patch looks like my work but I sware guys I have not touched this car! LOL
     
  12. Gigantor
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    That's fucking ridiculous! Makes me feel a little bit better about my own patches now ...
     
  13. Tman
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    He didn't say what he was "pro"? Looks like the builder was PRO-abortion, because thats what he did with those methods.
     
  14. GizmoJoe
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    Maybe the cement was ballast for stability on the highway to offset the 'glass? ;)
    I feel better and better about my work every time I see stuff like that.
    What's the chance finding reasonable front sheetmetal for a reasonable price?
    Good luck with the build.
     
  15. Fe26
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    That IS a pro job, I have been known to use wallpaper and thick paint. Ahhh, sweet memories....seems a lifetime ago.
     
  16. SaltCityCustoms
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    I know a guy that bought a 70's show car and it was even a magazine feature car but when he took it all apart to redo it he found 2x4's for seat risers under the carpet all tons of bondo.
     
  17. lowsquire
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    jeesus that is truly bad work.
    i assume by pro you just mean he paid someone else to do it...if that shop still exists you should walk in ,slap the boss upside the head, and walk out, no words said.
    that would be funny.
     
  18. Big Shane
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    I work at a place that does chemical stripping/derusting of cars. It is AMAZING what you see in cars after they are stripped (bad repairs, things like that). Makes you wonder what folks are thinking, and how they stay together as long as they do. Never seen concrete though.

    Funniest I've heard was a guy came to pick up his car and said "this is not my car, mine was in much better shape" (we tag each car with a number to avoid this problem) told him that the paint hides a lot.
     
  19. thirty7slammed
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    Hey zman, look at the bright side, at least it wasn't bad enough for concrete & rebar. :D
     
  20. zman
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    Yeah a shop out of Florida did the whole build, the weird thing is about half of it was done nice and about half of it is WTF? I have the build book and the receipts from it.

    There was a 69 Mustang fastback sitting right next to it when I went to pick it up. The body was just about perfect, it was pretty cool to see it survive in such good shape...

    Bright side? Well it's a customer car and they are paying to have it redone. I'll have them in this week to go over the body...
     
  21. SwitchBlade327
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    Holy....crap....I expected some things...but concrete was NOT one of them.
     
  22. Was it formerly owned by and Italian family?
    :eek:
     
  23. zman
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    oh there are some things.... :eek: I'm still trying to figure out the concrete though....

    http://rod-o-rama.com/37chevy/

    I took pics of most of them
     
  24. Tulsa oldskool55
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    That resembles a car that I bought from pictures,I swear it looked nice in the pix but when it was delivered it wasn't even a 30 footer. Then when I went to change the color I almost puked,all I can say is Karma
     
  25. zman
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    I wonder what the owners (a nice middle aged couple) did to deserve this then... :rolleyes:
     
  26. have you found any rebar yet zman? looks like you gotta job ahead of you..
     
  27. repoguy
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    Well, at least Florida has retained it's position as the ongoing joke of traditional hot rodding.

    Yay for us.
     
  28. zman
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    Haven't found any rebar YET.... trying to figure out the crap though, it looks like the actually poured it in there...

    Yeah poor Florida.... why do they keep doing this to themselves... the guys who did this are probably deep in the rat rod business now...
     
  29. So Dude where did you have it dipped in NC??! Decent prices? That is where my cars are sitting collecting dust right now.
     
  30. zman
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    Chem Strip in Burlington NC, close to $2k a car...
     

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