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Old 04-02-2004, 07:43 AM
 

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1947 oldsmobile straight eight rod??

I have a chance to buy a 1947 olds fireball straight eight ,65000 miles works good looks like a saver.
question is , what would YOU think of a channeled, dropped, chopped, shaved 47 with something funky done with the grille???
i've never seen one done over and need to ponder the rod.any pics??thanks mike

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Old 04-02-2004, 07:52 AM
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DO IT AND DON'T THINK TWICE.

If I had the chance at a bunch of this newer stuff out of the way and an older rod project came about, I would snatch something like that up as fast as I could get a minute away from my wife.
But thats just me, is this worthy of your time you might have involved in it? If so, go for it.

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Grab it! odd rods are the best! you can bet you will be the only one at most gatherings. I've had 57 four door short bed International pu. a 28 Essex coupe, a 30 Studie Victoria coupe, a 36 Hudson Terraplane, a 40 Studie Champ. a 41 Merc. a 48 Dodge business coupe, a 50 Studie pickup.
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here's a couple of stock ones I could find, sure would look nice, done in what some folks call "Old School"... all i can say is 2 words..... DO IT ! ! ! ! ! ! ! .............joe
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agreed, once you start on the olds you will not want to stop...will be a good project
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yep, go for it man, will look cool, and your right, not many around
thats why i am doing a 48 olds, in the old school style, maybe chopping the top sectioning the hood and all
once you start , like they say, you won,t want to stop
give me a call Mike, and we can talk about our two cars, they are the same just a year apart
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Hey 49olds....Check this site. I remembered it after we chatted this morning. It's a Buick, but should also apply to you guys.


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HEY MIKE: Look at the picture of my car on your screen left It is a 1938 LaFayette, I drive it all over the USA United States of America and have NEVER seen another sedan like it. It is the only one in capativity in the known world I charge $ 100,00.00 for people to just sit in the front seat....Think what your car will do for your image!!! It is a " Chick Magnet Supreme" I have to scrape them off to get the car in it's sealed vault at night....GO FOR IT...
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i think the vette will be a good enough chick magnet for now, all i have to do now is finish it before the snow melts and it is driving season.mike
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