My Other Passion

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  1. Streetrod

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    My first love is cars, in particular Street Rods. I have built a few over the years. These have now been sold but the first car I built I still have but it is in need of restoration at the moment. see picks below. I did all the work including the a paint, and body work. This was first built over 20 years ago.

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    That looks like a Beetle with a Willys kit...not seen one for years!

    What other street rods have you built?
     
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    Great to see a proper customized car, I used to build plastic model kits of them when I was younger (AMT, etc), I had hundreds of them. People seem to think that bolting a bodykit onto vauxhall nova is cool, but when you see what can be done it suprises me that you dont see more of these cool beasts on the road. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks Technoman, Yes I do believe in doing things right and Rhoamish, yes it was based on a Willys kit but if you compared it to the original kit you will see the amount of modifications I have done, and this was my first every car. Modifications include a 4 inch roof chop, the rear window was chopped 2 inches and moved up in the body, the fenders are steel and have been widened 2 inches at the frount and 4 at the back, the running boards are hand made in steel. The car has no door handles, you get in by remote which again I made my self. The engine is a half race 1776cc with twin webber carbs and various other go faster goodies and the list goes on and on. As to other cars these have included a real willys coupe and a 46 Ford. The beetle will be restored as soon as I can get some free time.
    I am now looking to build a new Gararge so I can start a new Street Rod Project, hopefully something like a 36 or 37 Ford coupe like the pics below
     

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    How much did you or do you sell these beasts for, absolutely incredible work gone into them :smashin: .
     
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    I dont build them to sell, its just a passion for streetrods. In the UK is hard to sell one for more than they cost to build. But a well build rod from a desirable year could go for about £30k. In the USA things are very different. Its a huge business with people willing to spend over a million dollars to build a car just to win a prestigous award, crazy but true
     

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