What were they thinking...

flatheadv8s

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What were they thinking...
« on: May 12, 2013, 04:16:41 AM »
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29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 05:33:30 PM »
That first "car"lives about 2 blocks from me here in Canada. He has two other rides as well, all on late model chassis that just don't quite fit, hence the extended noses due to forward engine placement. The other two are finished a lot nicer than that one, but just don't look right.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 12:31:57 AM »
Graeme, I heard the rego on the orange heap was pulled by the Federation ?
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flatheadv8s

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 10:42:18 PM »
I had a feeling that it was still registered under our scheme but cant be sure. It is very unusual. Here's a couple more for you to chew over
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 08:13:59 PM »
All a waste of time,parts and money
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 11:44:23 PM »
Here's a couple more for you mate
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 09:07:36 PM »
Did any of these guys roll the car outside when they were building them and look at the preportions?
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 09:20:15 PM »
Did any of these guys roll the car outside when they were building them and look at the preportions?

Proportions off, mis-matched components, no discernable style, etc. 

I like a lot of different styles, but when it is apparent that there was no real thought process in the design, I just don't get it.  A lot of time and/or money for 'shock value' I guess.


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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 09:22:42 PM »
I,ll never get it maybe I,m in the minority but isn,t this all about improving the car?
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flatheadv8s

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2013, 09:23:59 PM »
I guess they dont go to hot rod shows or read books. I often wonder what they think (if they do) when they see really nice well proportioned hot rods. Do they think that those owners have got it wrong !!!!
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2013, 09:54:20 PM »
This thread's like a train wreck.  Adding another train, this one on a commercial scale.  Close just doesn't cut it with me when replicas are made.  I understand lengthening doors, or making 'phantoms', but to try to build a replica, and be so off, seems like a waste of time.


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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 12:04:55 AM »
And to think people pay money to have a cars like these. Here's a couple more for you to mull over Tom. Pretty exciting eh.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2013, 09:59:29 AM »
I am not sure which is more scary,  the fact that people build cars like these, or the fact that guys take the time to photograph them?............this is almost as bad as  all those people of Walmart emails......... :o
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2013, 01:12:00 AM »
Come on, where's you sense of humor. Heres a couple more that might make you chuckle
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2013, 10:39:19 AM »
Come on, where's you sense of humor. Heres a couple more that might make you chuckle
I don,t like Andy Morris,s blue A tub but you need to look at it in the bearing in mind that it was built in the 60,s.
Not a recent built rat rod piece of shit.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2014, 07:06:29 PM »
nice but

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2014, 07:12:08 PM »
oddball

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2014, 12:15:31 PM »
oddball

Did this guy even roll this outside while building it and stand back and look at it?
I,m referring to the silver pickup
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2014, 10:46:46 AM »
Some people go thru a ton of expense & energy to build a car that's different.  Sometimes if works.  Most of the time it doesn't.  Don't get me wrong; I like to see people think out of the box.  But sometimes the box is there for a reason...

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2014, 11:24:14 AM »
Some people go thru a ton of expense & energy to build a car that's different.  Sometimes if works.  Most of the time it doesn't.  Don't get me wrong; I like to see people think out of the box.  But sometimes the box is there for a reason...

nicely said,   My opinion is "  just because you can, doesn't mean you should"
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flatheadv8s

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2014, 11:54:20 PM »
How about 8 wheels.
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29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2014, 09:25:09 PM »
This is the outer limit, in my opinion. I'm sure it would be a fun ride, and certainly attention grabbing.
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29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2014, 04:10:16 AM »
Here's a couple of very odd ones.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2014, 07:12:55 AM »
Odd:

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2014, 10:26:42 AM »
This might be considered odd:

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2014, 05:42:20 PM »
This might be considered odd:

Or it might be considered poor judgment... ;)

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2014, 01:47:43 AM »
Or, just plain wrong.
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29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2014, 04:08:37 PM »
Yep, just plain wrong. What a waste of time, effort and parts. :(
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2014, 08:07:32 PM »
This might be considered odd:

Or it might be considered poor judgment... ;)


I hate to admit this but I actually know the guy that built and owns this.  I don't want any of the same medication he's on.

29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2014, 12:40:00 AM »
Supposedly, this is a 1930 Plymouth. Anybody have any info to share.
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29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2014, 11:15:50 PM »
This fits the class, of odd ball.
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29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2014, 01:15:10 AM »
This is another of those, "Stuff a little car full of engine" builds.
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flatheadv8s

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2014, 11:29:44 PM »
here's a few more "Dare to be Different". Enjoy
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2014, 01:58:15 AM »
The last 3 should be "Dare to be stupid"!
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2014, 02:00:07 AM »
The last 3 should be "Dare to be stupid"!
 

  I couldn't agree more !
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2014, 02:29:05 AM »
plenty of time on your hands

Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2014, 07:09:18 PM »
Barf
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flatheadv8s

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2014, 01:38:53 AM »
Check these rippers out.
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flatheadv8s

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2016, 10:41:12 PM »
And this one is very unusual
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2016, 08:44:36 PM »
This isn't to bad.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2016, 08:46:12 PM »
Vintage.
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29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2016, 02:47:06 PM »
Pretty well done, but what a combo!
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2016, 10:39:25 PM »
Not Safety.
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29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2016, 11:07:23 AM »
 ;D Posh rednecks?
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2016, 10:13:54 PM »
that is just wrong on so many levels................
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flatheadv8s

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2016, 12:58:24 AM »
Just spotted these
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29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2016, 06:36:02 PM »
Wow!
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Dean

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2017, 02:08:08 PM »
????????????

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2017, 05:58:48 PM »
This is what happend's when you don't have cable T.V.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2017, 06:24:58 PM »
How many beers does it take to build a Cutlass like this?
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2017, 05:43:03 PM »
 :o :o :o :o :'(
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2017, 06:05:09 PM »
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2017, 08:40:15 PM »
I think I threw up a little...............and I always wanted a 240Z.........but not that one!
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2017, 09:39:06 PM »
Maybe it's just me but I don't get the point of building something like that.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2017, 10:10:09 PM »
Maybe I was complete wrong about that subject matter on S#*t boxes...................................................

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2017, 01:47:14 AM »
Remember the kid in school that always got his ear "flicked"? ;D

29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2017, 05:54:59 PM »
Maybe it's just me but I don't get the point of building something like that.

I'm certainly with you on this Tom!
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #57 on: April 24, 2017, 10:30:13 AM »
WTF !!

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2017, 10:35:18 AM »
WTF !!
Look at it this way.Has chrome,paint & no steel wheels. ;)
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29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2017, 04:04:31 PM »
 ::) :o :o :-X
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2017, 04:09:45 PM »
could have extended the wings out 18" on each side to act as mud guards and running boards ;D

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2017, 09:20:45 PM »
I think I threw up a little...............and I always wanted a 240Z.........but not that one!
How about this one? Street car from my neighborhood. Yes, the Enderle is real, no, its not an EFI conversion.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #62 on: April 24, 2017, 10:11:23 PM »
Pretty well done, but what a combo!
I had always subscribed to the belief that Cragar SS's could make ANYTHING look good....so much for that... ;D

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #63 on: April 24, 2017, 10:56:49 PM »
Pretty well done, but what a combo!
I had always subscribed to the belief that Cragar SS's could make ANYTHING look good....so much for that... ;D
Those are Cragar drag stars on the Z.SS's do make just about any thing look good.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #64 on: April 24, 2017, 11:01:11 PM »
Pretty well done, but what a combo!
I had always subscribed to the belief that Cragar SS's could make ANYTHING look good....so much for that... ;D
Those are Cragar drag stars on the Z.SS's do make just about any thing look good.

I agree.  The Cragar S/S is one of my favorites.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #65 on: April 25, 2017, 10:18:26 AM »
Pretty well done, but what a combo!
I had always subscribed to the belief that Cragar SS's could make ANYTHING look good....so much for that... ;D
Those are Cragar drag stars on the Z.SS's do make just about any thing look good.
I had quoted Bowtie29's post with the weird blue and white PU thingy, not the 240Z. I think the 240 looks great.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #66 on: April 25, 2017, 12:28:09 PM »
There ain't a wheel in the world that will make that truck look good.

Mick

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #67 on: April 25, 2017, 01:44:35 PM »
There ain't a wheel in the world that will make that truck look good.

Mick
Maybe you could hide it behind one of these?? ;D
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #68 on: April 25, 2017, 10:48:38 PM »
There ain't a wheel in the world that will make that truck look good.

Mick

I have to agree

29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #69 on: April 26, 2017, 12:34:23 AM »
There ain't a wheel in the world that will make that truck look good.

Mick
Maybe you could hide it behind one of these?? ;D
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More like run over with that! ::)
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #70 on: April 26, 2017, 03:01:57 PM »
I'am thinking the motor could of made a home else where.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #71 on: April 26, 2017, 06:58:47 PM »
I'am thinking the motor could of made a home else where.

Oooooh! Red wheels, flat back, no fenders... Its a "traditional" hot rod!! ;D

29bowtie

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #72 on: April 26, 2017, 07:44:36 PM »
I'am thinking the motor could of made a home else where.

Oooooh! Red wheels, flat back, no fenders... Its a "traditional" hot rod!! ;D

LMFAO!
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #73 on: April 26, 2017, 09:01:13 PM »
I'am thinking the motor could of made a home else where.

Oooooh! Red wheels, flat back, no fenders... Its a "traditional" hot rod!! ;D
You forgot the Glide lights.
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« Reply #74 on: April 30, 2017, 06:06:24 PM »
Started out as a real 68 Jag.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #75 on: April 30, 2017, 06:22:27 PM »
I know that I said that this tent was big enough for everybody, but................................

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #76 on: May 13, 2017, 05:55:15 PM »
For 169,000 It can be yours in any color you want.
A street rod your spouse will like to ride in!
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #77 on: May 13, 2017, 09:29:47 PM »
For 169,000 It can be yours in any color you want.
A street rod your spouse will like to ride in!

Hmmm. my spouse would escort me from the house............
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #78 on: May 13, 2017, 11:18:38 PM »
Whenever I see one of these types of cars I usually say to myself , Oh well , he had a dream . This however falls into the nightmare category .
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #79 on: May 14, 2017, 08:11:14 PM »
Gold Mine
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #80 on: May 19, 2017, 01:40:34 AM »
A nice rake, rear inner fenders have disappeared
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #81 on: May 19, 2017, 01:42:57 AM »
And a T Roadster P/U with the right attitude
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #82 on: May 20, 2017, 09:15:23 AM »
You are right about one thing,  it has an attitude.....  and the A coupe has no wheel wells because the wheels would not be in them anyway......
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #83 on: May 20, 2017, 11:57:02 AM »
Just goes to show you that proportion can make or break a hot rod.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #84 on: May 20, 2017, 09:50:56 PM »
 a few more for fun   and words fail me trying to describe this one............
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #85 on: May 21, 2017, 01:54:22 AM »
That last one leaves me speechless Davy, well both of them do. Check this one out. Wouldn't it be nice to have their vision
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #86 on: May 21, 2017, 09:21:13 AM »
That roadster could be fixed though.....drop an axle under it and shorten the front up......might have been a problem of economics............took the cheap clip and got on the road...........at least the back half is ok.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #87 on: May 21, 2017, 09:26:37 AM »
That roadster could be fixed though.....drop an axle under it and shorten the front up......might have been a problem of economics............took the cheap clip and got on the road...........at least the back half is ok.

Right - if they would just stand back and look at the proportions before running those final welds.....
I also think the rear is too far back, but maybe that's just the camera angle.
Definitely a low-buck build, but they could have attained a great look with the same amount of $ IMHO.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #88 on: May 21, 2017, 10:13:00 PM »
Makes me think they put an a on t bucket frame. Some people should not be let out to play. Buddy

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #89 on: May 22, 2017, 05:04:36 AM »
How about this ???? I think the builder got the proportions spot on
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #90 on: May 22, 2017, 05:56:04 PM »
How about this ???? I think the builder got the proportions spot on

Really ,  I always wonder about people who build a car in a small one car garage and never see it from more than 10" away,,,,,,,,,  :o :o
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #91 on: May 22, 2017, 07:12:03 PM »
A nice rake, rear inner fenders have disappeared
Guess they must be bothers.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #92 on: May 22, 2017, 07:42:39 PM »
Could be someone trying to emulate Louis Satlymyer's Altered    ;D
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #93 on: June 15, 2017, 08:03:33 PM »
 :o :o :o
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #94 on: June 15, 2017, 08:09:32 PM »
A nice rake, rear inner fenders have disappeared
Guess they must be bothers.
I think this is an old race car.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #95 on: June 15, 2017, 08:11:10 PM »
:o :o :o
Wonder what he did with the rest of the van.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #96 on: July 03, 2017, 01:39:20 AM »
 :o :o Porscheep?
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #97 on: July 03, 2017, 10:59:26 AM »
Good grief^^ ::)

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #98 on: July 03, 2017, 03:46:43 PM »
This is just wrong! >:(
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #99 on: July 03, 2017, 03:56:15 PM »
This is just wrong! >:(
I think I gotta stop looking at this thread...either that, go on anti-depressants. ::)

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #100 on: July 03, 2017, 04:32:47 PM »
This is just wrong! >:(
I think I gotta stop looking at this thread...either that, go on anti-depressants. ::)

I already am, and it still doesn't help when I see some of the insults against great cars.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #101 on: July 03, 2017, 04:33:53 PM »
That maybe the most repulsive thing I've ever seen done to a Corvette....................SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #102 on: July 03, 2017, 05:06:37 PM »
That maybe the most repulsive thing I've ever seen done to a Corvette....................SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bob,
 I think it was a X Gasser. ;D
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #103 on: July 03, 2017, 05:10:13 PM »
I owned a 57 gasser that someone had taken a dremel burring tool to the inside of the body in order to make it lighter.  But NOTHING like that.  I love 57 gassers.  They have STYLE.    Thanks to everyone here I chased down "Bad Blood " and have a standing offer for buy back.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #104 on: July 03, 2017, 06:25:31 PM »
If you guys keep this up, Tom is going to have to add a new button beside the like that says barf..........
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #105 on: July 03, 2017, 06:56:03 PM »
Now THAT'S funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #106 on: July 04, 2017, 04:59:02 AM »
Heres another that might give u a headache
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #107 on: July 04, 2017, 11:13:17 AM »
Heres another that might give u a headache
Speak for yourself! :o

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #108 on: July 04, 2017, 11:38:39 AM »
Heres another that might give u a headache
Graeme,
 I kinda like that.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #109 on: July 04, 2017, 01:26:05 PM »
Heres another that might give u a headache

That's a pretty classic channeled hot rod! Not my cup of tea, but for a time in our history that was the popular look.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #110 on: July 05, 2017, 03:31:15 PM »
Ok, this one is for you guys who dream of a Datsun 240Z project   ::) ::)
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #111 on: July 05, 2017, 06:11:35 PM »
Ok, this one is for you guys who dream of a Datsun 240Z project   ::) ::)

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #112 on: July 05, 2017, 06:57:42 PM »
How do people think of this shit?
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #113 on: July 05, 2017, 07:08:56 PM »
How do people think of this shit?
I don't think they really "think" at all, they just take assorted junk they have laying in the back forty and weld it together. Blame it on the availability of low priced, overseas mig welders. ::)

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #114 on: July 05, 2017, 07:28:59 PM »
Ok, this one is for you guys who dream of a Datsun 240Z project   ::) ::)

Oh my, I've gone BLIND!
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #115 on: July 05, 2017, 10:38:58 PM »
 This thread reminds me of some of the stuff built on some of the TV reality car programs .
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #116 on: July 22, 2017, 10:27:40 PM »
Laying in bed one night & thought to my self how cool it would be to flip it over.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #117 on: July 31, 2017, 01:18:09 AM »
lota work on this masterpiece
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #118 on: July 31, 2017, 12:17:08 PM »
Laying in bed one night & thought to my self how cool it would be to flip it over.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #119 on: August 08, 2017, 04:47:04 PM »
 ::)

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #120 on: August 08, 2017, 09:34:11 PM »
somebody out there really needed that Rambler fender for a restoration...................
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #121 on: September 05, 2017, 03:43:20 PM »
Even the most unloved of Corvettes doesn't deserve this!
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #122 on: September 05, 2017, 03:45:30 PM »
Even the most unloved of Corvettes doesn't deserve this!
I bet the guy that built this is a LOT of fun to hang out with! ;D

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #123 on: September 05, 2017, 06:47:11 PM »
I am thinking this is the first late 70's Vette i have ever seen with wide white walls :o   but oh there must have been alcohol involved in that one.......
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #124 on: September 05, 2017, 06:55:02 PM »
I am thinking this is the first late 70's Vette i have ever seen with wide white walls :o   but oh there must have been alcohol involved in that one.......
I REALLY like the Daytona laundry rack on the back.  I always have a lot of respect for a "builder" with an eye for detail. ;D

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #125 on: September 08, 2017, 08:08:20 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D LMFAO!
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #126 on: September 08, 2017, 08:09:22 PM »
I am thinking this is the first late 70's Vette i have ever seen with wide white walls :o   but oh there must have been alcohol involved in that one.......
I REALLY like the Daytona laundry rack on the back.  I always have a lot of respect for a "builder" with an eye for detail. ;D
Not the pink Pelican?  ;D
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #127 on: September 14, 2017, 06:07:34 PM »
YEA BABY!! ;D

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #128 on: September 14, 2017, 07:15:44 PM »
YEA BABY!! ;D

Candidate for the Darwin Award. 

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #129 on: September 16, 2017, 09:56:33 PM »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as testified with this creation
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #130 on: September 16, 2017, 10:14:57 PM »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as testified with this creation
I hope anyone that takes a picture of the sedan,Takes it on the drivers side so it's not in the pic. ;D
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #131 on: September 17, 2017, 01:04:07 PM »
Non car people are attracted to these “Rat Rods”, my luck is always being parked next to one.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #132 on: September 17, 2017, 01:09:26 PM »
This thread's like a train wreck.  Adding another train, this one on a commercial scale.  Close just doesn't cut it with me when replicas are made.  I understand lengthening doors, or making 'phantoms', but to try to build a replica, and be so off, seems like a waste of time.
Most people wouldn’t even know the difference.........or care.
We are a minority who does care. You wouldn’t believe the shit I’ve been going through trying to sell a real Henry 34.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #133 on: September 17, 2017, 02:55:57 PM »
i would be embarrassed to use that gunk for a manure spreader on the farm.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #134 on: September 18, 2017, 03:36:10 AM »
Shred em and bring em back as Toyotas
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #135 on: September 18, 2017, 12:06:08 PM »
Shred em and bring em back as Toyotas

I was also thinking what will happen to these 'creations' when the owner dies, or when the shitbox-ratrod-rockabilly-artcar fad dies away and the owner finally parks it.  It's HIGHLY unlikely that these will ever be restored to this same state - at least I pray that it doesn't happen.  What's more likely to happen is that useful parts are scavenged and/or they are crushed.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #136 on: September 18, 2017, 04:45:48 PM »
This thread's like a train wreck.  Adding another train, this one on a commercial scale.  Close just doesn't cut it with me when replicas are made.  I understand lengthening doors, or making 'phantoms', but to try to build a replica, and be so off, seems like a waste of time.
Most people wouldn’t even know the difference.........or care.
We are a minority who does care. You wouldn’t believe the shit I’ve been going through trying to sell a real Henry 34.
Steve,
 Are you selling your coupe or do you have another one also.I'am looking for a 34 5w body.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #137 on: September 25, 2017, 01:39:08 AM »
Something from the deep
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #138 on: October 01, 2017, 02:10:47 PM »
 :o
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #139 on: October 01, 2017, 08:10:12 PM »
They weren't.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #140 on: October 01, 2017, 08:34:41 PM »
They weren't.
Cringe-worthy.cripes what a steaming pile of $#!+

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #141 on: October 02, 2017, 09:40:35 PM »
This just showed up on our local ad site.............  quite a marvel..  I am sure it will get the $7500 they are asking :o :o ::)
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #142 on: October 03, 2017, 12:19:05 AM »
The placement of the radiator is spot on. It now has the look.
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #143 on: October 03, 2017, 10:32:19 AM »
This just showed up on our local ad site.............  quite a marvel..  I am sure it will get the $7500 they are asking :o :o ::)
That's a pretty decent T Tudor body. Easily worth $750. ;D

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #144 on: October 03, 2017, 02:56:15 PM »
The other $6,750.00 is for that sweet exhaust system.

Mick

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #145 on: October 05, 2017, 04:53:44 AM »
Here's another one to get your teeth into. And its for sale. Now is you chance to grab a bargin
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #146 on: October 05, 2017, 02:09:38 PM »
Boy,  i could have used that shiny wheel bearing cap.........we lost one on one of the roadsters on the way to LARS in the summer.........

 ;D
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #147 on: October 08, 2017, 04:41:31 PM »
honest,  my friends just keep sending these to me :o :o
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #148 on: October 08, 2017, 05:23:39 PM »
Those that worked on that wasted our most precious commodity........time

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #149 on: October 08, 2017, 05:37:34 PM »
Not a whole car, but WOW. :o
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #150 on: October 08, 2017, 08:38:44 PM »
Not a whole car, but WOW. :o
I LIKE it! ;D

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #151 on: October 13, 2017, 01:32:03 AM »
 :o :o ::) ???
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #152 on: October 13, 2017, 08:41:44 PM »
Yup, you need a wing like that when you run snow tires in the mud.............
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #153 on: October 13, 2017, 09:45:55 PM »
Yup, you need a wing like that when you run snow tires in the mud.............
The background kinda looks like a landfill site, so it doesn't have to travel far! ;D At least its not a '70/'71.

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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #154 on: October 15, 2017, 02:48:30 PM »
nut,  cotterpin? nope just a drywall screw..........now that is high tech!
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Re: What were they thinking...
« Reply #155 on: October 15, 2017, 07:11:47 PM »
nut,  cotterpin? nope just a drywall screw..........now that is high tech!
If this

 is on the same car as this,

 all is right with the world, and I can sleep well tonight. I love synchronicity. :)