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Old 01-10-2004, 08:00 PM
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Non-typical hotrods, let's see them.

An idea just came to mind that I haven't seen hardly any hot rods or customs that aren't the usual GM, Ford, Chrysler/Dodge, or even the "normal" ricer type toys out there.

Even the custom bikes are getting to resemble a cookie cutter typification.

I would like to see something that would make even the most avid hotrodder turn his head and wonder what it is and leave with the thought in his mind WOW.

Even some cars not too well known to us in the western hemisphere.

Just a passing thought though.
Lets see some pics of the coolest non-typical hot rods out there.

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Old 01-10-2004, 08:55 PM
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Try this



Or, check my gallery for grandad's '36 Plymouth. That is guaranteed to turn heads.
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Old 01-10-2004, 09:59 PM
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I'm kinda embarrassed to post the pic, because the car is in such disarray. Here it is, the husband's Kellison J4 roadster. We're not even sure what year the body is. He inherited it from his father who built the car in 1964. It is titled as a "1964 Home made".



Car weighed 2700# with a 390 FE, C6, and a full tank of gas.
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Old 01-11-2004, 12:25 AM
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1962 Rambler Classic
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There are some better pics of it in my album. It is in the garage right now, going through another tranformation! Straight axle, Big and Little wheels and tires, Chrome Ladder Bars, Healthy 327, ford toploader, fenderwell headers, etc.--Go Go Gasser!!!!
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Old 01-11-2004, 05:59 PM
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Friend of mine built this 38 Olds Opera Coupe , 455/TH400 10 Bolt rear.............



This is a Pro Street 1970 English Ford Zephyr...........

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Old 01-12-2004, 11:24 AM
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Non-traditional rods

My Rambler is kind of mild, but sports a 245 hp in-line six with 320 or so ft/lbs of torque, 4 speed auto trans, Jag rear axle (had to replace the torque tube drive with something to use the modern trans...), T-bird rack and pinion steering, and a few other custom items.



You can see more in the gallery or at this link:
http://groups.msn.com/AMCsForever/fr...nw?albumlist=2
Click on "Pictures" to the left and you can see two other Ramblers I've built: "Franks' Wreck" (before and after, why the "Classic GTW Project" was built) and "THE Famous American" that had a slightly warmed up version of the original 195.6 OHV in-line six.

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Old 01-12-2004, 11:48 AM
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Nice ramblers there farma & oddrodder! You can see my ramblers in my photo album. My 4dr had a warmed over 232ci I-6. About 200hp measured with the scientific "seat of the pants" method. It would run a 15 sec 1/4 mile. With the stock tranny and diff. I know it wasn't the fastest thing around, but it got going pretty good
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:05 PM
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funny i never saw a pic of a chopped ,dropped,minivan .running boards flare fenders the works , like the shaggin wagons of old. lol .If anyone sees a pic, post it please.
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Old 01-14-2004, 11:32 AM
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Closer Look

Lot of those COOKIE CUTTER cars are worth a second look. In my gallery I have added two Pontiac photos. People just passed it by and remarked just another. But under it was a Jag floating rear. Now that took some doing. While I was kneeling down so one else took a look and asked "What is that?". Also the paint had a firebird airbrushed into it. Wish I had taken a photo of the guy with the Falcon PU. He had a new 5.0 front wheel unit stuffed down there. He had not finished the paint, so people just walked by. Look closer at these cars / trucks and ask questions. You can find so really trick things done on the QT. Oh, check the paint on the truck. You could feel the layers. My grands loved it.

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Old 01-14-2004, 12:46 PM
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HEY LOOK: look at the car picture next to my name a 1938 Lafayette two door sedan street rod. I have driven it all over USofA and NEVER seen another one People stop and look at it but never guess what kind of car it really is, even though the body and interior or almost stock....It is nice knowing you are driving a car no one else has or will have....DAVE
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Old 01-14-2004, 01:13 PM
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Check the 51 chevy picture in my gallery. What do you see? It took this guy 6 wks and three donnars to complete.

Hint. It bites.

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Old 01-14-2004, 01:46 PM
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I always reckoned a Trabant body on a Golf GTi chassis, this goes one or two better.http://waclark0.tripod.com/mygarage/id4.html/http://waclark0.tripod.com/mygarage/id46.html

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Old 01-14-2004, 06:58 PM
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My POS 1984 Z28 camaro, its not a hotrod yet.
Trying my best though.

Until spring comes, not much is gonna get done to it, except me stockpiling parts

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Old 01-15-2004, 04:32 AM
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Neat coffee can taipipes
At least you hav´nt got a stupid high level brakelight,
try to get parts for that!
BTW how´s the engine compartment looking?
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Old 01-15-2004, 08:42 AM
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Its accually looking good. Im debating during the summer to shave my firewall.

The tail pipes are only 3 inchs looks neat in person.
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