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So your gonna rod it so it will be worth $0 dollars when your finished because it's not the body style or year other rodders are looking for?  Or are you saying your just gonna upgrade the machanicals?

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28anut, that is why I would like to rod it. It is different it’s not the same as what everyone else has.

I am doing this build for the enjoyment not to make money, if that’s even possible lol.

You said it’s the wrong year, what is your best guess on the year?

alsancle, why is it not good street rod material?

all advice is helpful. Thanks

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You may find that this is a site that likes original cars.  That's not to say that you won't find people willing to help, but you will also find people, like me, who cannot understand destroying a very nice original car.   The HAMB might be more helpful.  But turning a nice old car into a street rod is the same as graffiting a Charlie Russell painting. 

 

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42 minutes ago, Angelfish said:

You may find that this is a site that likes original cars.  That's not to say that you won't find people willing to help, but you will also find people, like me, who cannot understand destroying a very nice original car.   The HAMB might be more helpful.  But turning a nice old car into a street rod is the same as graffiting a Charlie Russell painting. 

 

As soon as you use the words “street rod” on the hamb, you will be immediately banned. So believe it or not, this is more welcoming.

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13 hours ago, Model-50-1926 said:

28anut, that is why I would like to rod it. It is different it’s not the same as what everyone else has.

I am doing this build for the enjoyment not to make money, if that’s even possible lol.

You said it’s the wrong year, what is your best guess on the year?

alsancle, why is it not good street rod material?

all advice is helpful. Thanks

 

"Street Rod" vs "Hot Rod".   The latter is typically a 3 or 5 window coupe or a roadster.  A traditional hot rod follows certain rules.   If you read the HAMB long enough you will get the idea.  Those are cool.

 

Street Rod can be any car to start with and follow no rules.  Think crate engine and air conditioning.   You can't discuss these on the HAMB.

 

The reason I think this is a poor car to create either out of is the hours and money invested far out weigh having a car in hand that not appropriate.  Better to sell this to someone else and start with a better basis.

 

As far as not making money,  my guess is you will lose 75% of all the money invested in making this any kind of rod.  Better to get that number closer to 25%.  Zero is very hard to do.

 

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The car rebuilt in any fashion will be a loosing proposition. Restored original or in a "Street Rod" configuration  will not make it a worthy project.  It looks like it was a real good original and someone has already given it a haircut   for parts to build a roadster or touring car.   Look at whats missing ... all parts that could be substituted  to a more desirable model. JUST MY OPINION.....

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Hello, if it is the body that was your first attraction, you can make molds of it, then lay-ups and use those to create the body of your dreams! Modifying the "new" to fit whatever chassis you have or can buy. The chassis and engine to this original won't make for much in the way of a "Hot" rod. Use what you've got, redress it and then do a form of "Catch and Release"! Maybe?

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A "restomod" seems the best way to go. These cars in original factory specs are not much in demand, a complete decent running one hard to sell at $12k-$15K. And at that, they can only be used for occasional short trips and shows. however, if the out ward appearance can be fully retained and modern power train etc installed, you get a good runner for about the same price, and it can be maintained by most mechanics with off the shelf parts. A friend is doing such with a previously disheveled '31 Chrysler, will be able to drive it anywhere, including long trips.

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On 2/9/2024 at 5:41 PM, Model-50-1926 said:

28anut, that is why I would like to rod it. It is different it’s not the same as what everyone else has.

I am doing this build for the enjoyment not to make money, if that’s even possible lol.

You said it’s the wrong year, what is your best guess on the year?

alsancle, why is it not good street rod material?

all advice is helpful. Thanks

 

 I'll bet NONE of the above offer to buy that car so THEY can give it what it "deserves".

 

  Carry on! 

 

  Ben

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On 2/9/2024 at 3:41 PM, Model-50-1926 said:

28anut, that is why I would like to rod it. It is different it’s not the same as what everyone else has.

I am doing this build for the enjoyment not to make money, if that’s even possible lol.

You said it’s the wrong year, what is your best guess on the year?

alsancle, why is it not good street rod material?

all advice is helpful. Thanks

The only thing I can think of as to why it would not make a good street rod is the wood body structure beneath the metal. Probably won't hold up to a lot of torque.

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I say do whatever vision you see and like. If money isn’t the object then you should build the car however you like, you’re still saving it from the crusher. At the end of the day it’s in your garage and no one else’s.

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OK…….if you were a merchant, advertising your goods, but once you attracted customers interested in your product, you absconded without further comment.

That is called fraud or, in cyber language “phishing”.

The sole purpose I belong to these forums, I.e…..pay dues and waste time reading posts like yours, is to learn what fellow old car enthusiasts are doing and track along their progress.

I compare myself to a person who is pursuing a degree in Archeology, yet is unable to explore the tomb of King Tut or make a trip to document Machu Picchu, or even watch a complete series of Lost Cities, on NATGEO, and features a archeologist named Albert Lin. 
So, in those times when I’m not actually exploring the innards of one of my antique machines, I follow the endeavors of others who shares my addiction on these antique car forums.

And then comes along a guy who visits the swimming pool, buys a stylish bathing suit, gets some swim goggles and a set of rhongs, goes to the pool, sticks his big toe in the water, and tries to convince others he is a Olympic class swimmer.

Of course the mod is, at this very minute, considering deleting this post and banning me from the forum……and this is probably a decision made by a person of words, but lacks the experience in action to appreciate the wealth of knowledge the million or so years the members of this forum can share, if it doesn’t become a place where little boys have discovered a zipper in their knee length nickers, and can’t help but wonder what happens if it is pulled.

A good excuse for leaving posts like this unfinished is critical…..meaning “terminal” illness or death.

Jack

 

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On 2/9/2024 at 3:41 PM, Model-50-1926 said:

28anut, that is why I would like to rod it. It is different it’s not the same as what everyone else has.

I am doing this build for the enjoyment not to make money, if that’s even possible lol.

You said it’s the wrong year, what is your best guess on the year?

alsancle, why is it not good street rod material?

all advice is helpful. Thanks

My suggestion is that you give this car body to someone who can appreciate its antique technology and the artistry of its design, and then go to a reputable builder, who professionally designs and builds Rat Rods…..Street Rods…..or whatever they are called in the circles which can’t accept that something less than 400 horsepower and needs that to propel the chrome, gizmos and gimmicks at a snails pace, and pay them a bit of money it seems like you are ready to spend, and buy a real Rat or Street rod.

Or, stop by my house and take a ride in a stock 1927 Willys Knight, and see the Washington state coastal roads, the marvelous coastline and the awesome bridges in a way you will never see them through the bastardized windshield of a “T bucket” rat rod.

 

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On 2/9/2024 at 5:41 PM, Model-50-1926 said:

28anut, that is why I would like to rod it. It is different it’s not the same as what everyone else has.

I am doing this build for the enjoyment not to make money, if that’s even possible lol.

You said it’s the wrong year, what is your best guess on the year?

alsancle, why is it not good street rod material?

all advice is helpful. Thanks

My two cents is as follows:  yes it’s an original car in relatively good shape but is missing all the hard to find parts for a restoration.  The hobby is full of 1925 to 1930 boxy four door sedans that no one will ever restore because it’s so easy and cheap to buy similar complete cars that are already restored and in decent running condition.  There will be more and more of these cars coming to market without buyers because it’s too expensive to restore them.  I say do what you want with it; however, I agree that no matter what you decide the economics will be upside down.  It’s not whether you will lose money but how much will be lost.  Maybe one of the naysayers here will make a cash offer you can’t refuse but I doubt it.

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9 hours ago, kar3516 said:

My two cents is as follows:  yes it’s an original car in relatively good shape but is missing all the hard to find parts for a restoration.  The hobby is full of 1925 to 1930 boxy four door sedans that no one will ever restore because it’s so easy and cheap to buy similar complete cars that are already restored and in decent running condition.  There will be more and more of these cars coming to market without buyers because it’s too expensive to restore them.  I say do what you want with it; however, I agree that no matter what you decide the economics will be upside down.  It’s not whether you will lose money but how much will be lost.  Maybe one of the naysayers here will make a cash offer you can’t refuse but I doubt it.

 

 Agree!!    

 

   Most "HOBBIES "  cost money.  What fisherman ever sold his gear  [ boat? ]  for more than he paid?  

 

  Build the rascal YOUR  way.  

 

  Ben

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Wow, some of y'all are being really hard on this guy. After the reception he got from some of you, when he said he might 'street rod' it, is it any wonder he hasn't posted on this thread any more? BTW, I looked and he visited the AACA forum 10 hours ago, so he's still active, just not on this thread. 

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14 minutes ago, r1lark said:

Wow, some of y'all are being really hard on this guy. After the reception he got from some of you, when he said he might 'street rod' it, is it any wonder he hasn't posted on this thread any more? BTW, I looked and he visited the AACA forum 10 hours ago, so he's still active, just not on this thread. 

The problem is we are all heavily biased just based on being members of this forum.   I like hot rods,  mostly despise street rods, but I also know what is good starting material for those types of projects.  This is not one of them.   So in this instance,  our first instincts are probably also correct.

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Its your car, do what you want with it. As a street rod it will def be unique. Is it worth a full restoration, most likely not, so as was mentioned at least its getting back on the road. When I was a kid I loved street rods and hoped to have one someday. That sparked a love of old cars. Today I like cars that are original, be it a 1910 model or a 1960's muscle car. Everyone has their own tastes in auto's. 

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