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Hot Rods wtf is- was this thing ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dirtbag13, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,981

    Dave Mc

    Strange thread like this gets over 90 replies in one day, while some really nice , creative projects fade away never to be brought up again,. I think the guy who named it "Douchenberg" " had it right
  2. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,834


    Really? Could you please show me where this was well established?
  3. b-bob
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,097


    I just hope some poor uninformed kid doesn't buy that thing for a lot of money!
  4. bblue34
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
    Posts: 251


    great parts car
    Joined: Feb 24, 2013
    Posts: 171

    from England

    I'm kinda diggin it but the windshield needs to go or be cut down???
    Joined: Feb 24, 2013
    Posts: 171

    from England

    Maybe the guy worked for Ford and smuggled bits out in his lunchbox :D
  7. MrModelT
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,659


    I apologize.....I believe you are correct, it DID start life as a '30-'31 coupe. The picture is awful, so the tank seam and the tell-tail molding bead near the windshield is nearly is the side molding lines due to the glare.

    I also does have quite a bit of potential.

    Sent from Mr. Model T's DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2013
  8. Not everything that can be welded together should be.
  9. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    Hmmmmmm ......... Nope ! Still not feeling it.
  10. Maybe Wally and Eddy built this for the Beav.
  11. stevechaos13
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 419


    I would love to take this "disaster" off someone's hands for cheap because "it's an abomination".
    Then a build somewhere along the lines of that photoshop job you did and I'd be perfectly happy with it.
    Amazing what this place/hobby is becoming...
  12. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,531

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    I agree, there is no end :D But here is one that could lead to all kinds of possibilities :)

    Attached Files:

  13. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,834


    This car is what I thought this site was supposed to be about, traditional hot rods.

    This is a true hot rod that looks to have been built in the 40's.

    I guess it's time to give up and let everyone rewrite history the way they want it to be, and let this cool old Hot Rod fade away and get parted out.

    Soon all the old hot rods will be gone and forgotten,
    just like the old guys that came home from the war that built them.
  14. If you feel so strongly for this car, Then you should contact the original poster, get the contact info of the fakebook douchebag individual who owns the "rare one of 12,000" pile of parts and save it. Quit wasting time and go get it, preserve the history and don't let anyone rewrite it.

    If you can't swing it (understandable) then find someone who can and shares your passion for the car pictured. It really doesn't matter how much the current owner wants for it, or thinks it is, or how far away it is, because you can't get that history just anyplace.
  15. chubbie
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,294


    WOW!! didn't see this comming!!! It's only a trad rod when when you guys like it??

    education time!!!! this is the history of hotrodding!!!!! the ultra rare stuff:rolleyes: It's always Rare big bucks when a wanabe finds this stuff:eek:
  16. your thought is correct, this car IS what this site is about.
    i see history, i see potential.
  17. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,834


    Id buy it if priced decently, the parts that are left appear to be solid
  18. kennb
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 178


    So.........what is the asking price for this rare piece of hot rod history. If the price is right there are some good useable parts there. But then again there was one of those rare cars on Barrett Jackson, or was it mecum and it went for 6 digits. Honest I saw it. I know it has collector value. That seems to be the norm nowadays. Everything is rare and collectable. Ken
  19. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,567

    from Michigan

    Nope!... It's an import!
  20. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,540


    he was asking to trade for a motorcycle at first but finally threw out a price of 3,500 i believe !
  21. kidzintha34fodor
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
    Posts: 408


    I think it could be fixed! I've seen worst brought back to life! Just fix all the bad weld joints, ditch the windshield and go with somthing like a duvall. Do an overall clean up and try to finish what sombody started! $3500?? what year is the frame? it looks Ford from the pics, does the engine turn over? which tranny? maybe $2000 to $2500 if it has a title.
  22. Scumdog
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 622


    Amen brother.

    A lot are as narrow-minded as Archie Bunker...
  23. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,540


    engine seized no title stated in ad
  24. blue 49
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,239

    blue 49
    from Iowa

    If it was somewhat finished, with wide whites, red wheels and air bags guys would think it was so kewl.

  25. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,770


    it's Johnny Cash's Dad's car..he got it one piece at a time..and it didn't cost him a dime
  26. 2racer
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 960


    are you going to do it?
    it could be like a family project
  27. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,713

    from California

    I'd like to see more pics. there is no detail in the photos, nobody here has any idea what the frame looks like or how it was built, yet everyone feels the need to shit on it. it could have just as easily been built to the highest standards of the day

    sits right, wheels are in the right place, body is a bit odd, but that could be changed.

    I don't understand all the hate.
  28. oddcraig
    Joined: Aug 14, 2011
    Posts: 87


    Remember the golden rule! You can't polish a turd
  29. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,169


    Yeah, you can. My buddy is the shop lead at Mythbusters. They polished turds just fine.

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