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Old 07-24-2004, 08:57 PM
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In 1962 my brother was all growd up and ready to head off to college. He had one big problem in front of him, he could not afford a car and had no other way of getting a ride to the college 30 miles away in Ottawa.
My father was stationed for 6 months in the Arctic, so an interesting option presented itself. In the short time he had he began hauling in 3 rusted Oldsmobiles from a nearby junkyard and a 1930's something full of bullit holes and so siezed up none of the wheels would turn. He hauled all of these by way of the local garbage collection truck, borrowed from his employer.
None of this would have happened had my father been at hand, but like I say this option presented itself. The frame and running gear was taken from one, the engine another, the seating section was used from the 30 something and whatever taken from all.
From all of this was born a wierd looking thing called a hot rod, basically his transportation to and from college and of course a lot more. Origionally it was powered by a flathead six, but that soon made way for an Olds V8. The backend was very light and didn't take much to light up the rear tires.
I have some memories of riding in this thing, people waving wherever he took it, I'm not sure where it ever ended up. I am posting a few surviving real bad (and I mean bad) pictures of it , and I'm going to try getting the nagatives to see if I can improve them.
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Old 07-24-2004, 08:58 PM
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Old 07-24-2004, 09:39 PM
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from what i can tell it looks pretty bad ***** if i do say so my self.
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Old 07-24-2004, 09:40 PM
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That's awsome, how long did it take him to build it and how much money did he invest in it? (Not being snoopy, just wondering)
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Old 07-25-2004, 08:47 AM
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The origional first car was $40, this was the chassis and turns out it was a 47 plymouth chassis and an olds engine. Body section was a 33 Chev. He says the first part to running thing was about 6 months to build. He was earning $1 an hour at the time and says any costs after this point were "next to nothing". Upgrades over the next year after were an Olds v8 and model A rear suspension. He does have more pictures he says, so I'm going to post as I get here.
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Old 07-25-2004, 08:52 AM
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Your father wasn't a hotrodder?

Kool car.
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Old 07-25-2004, 05:39 PM
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That my friends....The story and the final outcome is......
"The Essence of Hot Rodding"

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