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Old 06-15-2005, 05:42 PM
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Rob I think you are the first "car Hugger" I guess next is a club
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:47 PM
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if you keep it would you be happy unless it was chopped slammed and motorized? I couldn't. and this is hotrodders.com...... and when is the last time you had the chance to cut up something like that? when will be the next? sell the original parts and stuff you don't need, motor and all.... or, like you said, sell it and find one like you want to cut up.....
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:51 AM
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larry is correct this is a hotrodders paradise some how i dont think 45mph is in the hotrod spectrum
i guess restored in this case would be classified as a antique but i still hold my opinion that if its in that great condition i would second guess taking the old saws all and torches and implements of destruction (haha)to it but im sure also if thats what you choose its gonna turn out real nice as far as being called a car hugger i branded my self there.. could be worse... could be called a ricer( HA NOT)
i think i would weigh out how much is it worth restored
Vs. custom also how much time and money Vs. either way then i would decide good luck

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How about "period correct" hotrod

i'm not much into that, but I've seen some nice cars that are done that way. It might take a little research, but it would be interesting to see what and if was done to "hotrod" a 26T in the 30's and 40's.

Maybe something like this....
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Do what you want with it....

its your car...get if professionally appraised and sell it if you want or rod it if that floats your boat...to he** with the resto croud...this is a hot rod site..rod it!!


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Sell it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE a chopped street rod/hot rod like all the rest. However, that is a rare piece of history...and it is kind of rude to do so.
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Old 06-17-2005, 01:50 PM
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And where do you think the premo rods come from...

some guy takes a cream puff and builds a rod out of it...instead of using some POS that's rusted or torques out of shape...build what you own...to everybody else build your own and leave the guy alone to build his out of what he owns!!


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Old 06-17-2005, 09:04 PM
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Anyone can restore a car, it takes a little genius, a little artistic license and a whole bunch of guts to slice, dice and cut one up to make something that is you! Make a hot rod that reflects you, the world is full of restored cars.
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Old 06-18-2005, 06:30 AM
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If it was mine and I could sell it for a profit and get what I really wanted then that is exactly what I would do. It is your car, do what you want with it.

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PS has any one ever used the term "car hugger" before?

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I am familiar with the term "tree hugger", but this is the first time I have seen "car hugger". We need more car huggers to counteract the tree huggers but don't let your car hug a tree.
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Restore or Rod??? That's a question you knew the answer to when you bought the car.

Now you're experiencing a little buyer's remorse.
Here's the deal. A T is the cheapest car around on the market of antique cars, and those who own and or want them are the cheapest jokers there are. Selling that cherry T will get you a raggedy A and hardly any part of a 32-48 Ford worth having.
You must have wanted the T because you bought it.
My idea:
Unbolt the body, fenders and bracketry, aprons, runningboards and brackets, hood, headlamps(if you care) and bar, and radiator shell; lift them off and put in the garage. Transfer the title and get the registration in your name NOW! Put it in your safe deposit box for use when ready to run.
You now have running, driving chassis, if you bolt a floorboard down and reinstall the original front seats on it (you'll never use those itty-bitty seats in your rod anyhow). Clean the chassis up some, make it run and drive, if possible, and advertise in your local paper or greensheet or pennysaver or thrifty-nickel and get a couple or 3K which will buy you a nice reproduction hotrod frame from Chassis Engineering and a bunch of other parts.
Now you've got cherry sheet metal(the most expensive part of an early hot rod in pure work and dollars), and a great platform to build on, AND a good title and registration in your name(and that's worth a bunch in today's funky title world).
There's nothing special about this car except that it is YOURS! and it's cherry so you get to start with the best stuff. Why would you possibly want to start with some ragged cast-off crap to build a hot rod?? Let the restorer's find their own cherry cars on their own time.
I've got the cherriest 29 Model A Tudor sitting in the shed after having done just like I advise you. I don't have a hot rod chassis for it yet, maybe that'll be my son's car, but it's cherry and it's MINE!
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Here Here!

I totally agree get a new frame and slice the hell out of it. Have fun with it, there are to many cars sitting in storage or museums.
Chop it, Build it, Drive it, Kustomize it.
Thats my motto.
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Old 06-21-2005, 04:02 PM
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Hey man, there are enough model T's restored and sitting in Museums, but then again there are enough model T fiberglass bodies being produced for street rods. It's your choice. I'd chop it, channel it and section it if I were you, but only if you have the skills, if not I wouldnt ruin an original body.

By the way the first model T factory burnt down today, just thought I'd mention





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