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Projects Where to find that perfect project truck?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MichaelDagenais, May 25, 2013.

  1. MichaelDagenais
    Joined: May 25, 2013
    Posts: 2


    I am a new member from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. I have been looking for a while for a 30's tudor or truck and have never had luck. Being that I live in Ontario what is here usually has bad rot, or a lot of patches. I am hoping some of you southern guys can lead me into the right direction on how to find a project 1932-1938 tudor/truck. I am looking for something that needs a complete restoration, but still having a complete body and a rot free frame. I hope you guys have some idea's!

  2. how about checking the classifieds here?
  3. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    now...why didn't I think of that? :)
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  4. MichaelDagenais
    Joined: May 25, 2013
    Posts: 2


    I have looked through classifieds on here but I am sure that you guys know of some junk yards and/or other classifieds that we don't have here

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

    from Noo Yawk

    If you can't find what you're looking for in the For Sale classifieds a Wanted ad in the classifieds here. You can also scour eBay, there are usually lots of cool project cars and trucks there. Craigslist too.
  6. scott 351 wins
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 434

    scott 351 wins

    Buy a pair of binoculars and hit the back roads out in the country side, that's where I usually find stuff. Behind barns, along fence rows
  7. Barsteel
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 726

    from Monroe, CT

    Search craigs list in AZ, NM, CO, ND SD and UT. Generally dry climates, no salt on the roads mean rust free bodies. Use

    Good luck

  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,584


    Also check the Craigslist or other similar online sources in the dryer provinces west of you. Just as guys in the states often have to buy cars or parts hundreds of miles from home it should work for Guys north of the border. Find one and take a vacation road trip to go after it.
    "Hey honey, we are going to take a vacation trip to Alberta this summer" we are going to take the pickup and a trailer tough rather than your sporty sedan. And yes you can spend a day at the mall in Calgary". "that's after we take some side roads to a little town where I'm picking up a car to build my new hot rod out of though.".

    Or I might add that heading to a big swap meet prepared to buy and haul back a project car might be an option.

    You have to get out and make an effort as it doesn't help to sit and whine because you can't find anything within ten miles of home.
    Last edited: May 25, 2013
  9. I agree. Check out kijiji, craigslist, and other sites for sellers in dry states and provinces. A short road trip, and you'll be months to years ahead of the game when it comes to repairing rusty metal.
  10. jtbloye
    Joined: Mar 4, 2009
    Posts: 30


    hey there is a 1949 chev 1/2 ton on HWY 11 south of Orillia ONT $2500 looks good all there check it out
  11. Do you know how long I've had some of these frigging ads running either here or on eBay? If you can't find exactly what you're looking for within 7 days, either you have an unrealistic expectation of the buy-in price, or you just don't want it that bad.
  12. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Chriz, Utah does use salt on their roads, but Wyoming does not.
  13. Steve!
    Joined: Sep 27, 2011
    Posts: 268

    from at the gym

  14. RacerRick
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,753


    I am in Toronto, and found most of my cars through ads on kijiji, or on here. Do a search for all of ontario at least, and I personally would look out west.

    The vehicles in Manitoba, Sask. and Alberta are usually much cheaper and much less rust. You will be money ahead you have them shipped here because of a lot less metal work needed. You may luck into something, as I have a few times, but that usually means really watching kijiji and craigslist.
  15. hoodprop
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 329


    check craigslist in michigan detriot or flint saw one for 7000 runing and driving.

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