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Torchie 04-14-2022 03:39 PM

Elegant decay aka the "Ratty Caddy."
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I'm sure most of you have noticed that this is a fresh build thread.
Here we go.......
This gem is coming home next week.
This is going to be a joint build with my Brother.
While we haven't always seen eye to eye.
We have always been brothers.:cool::)
This one is going to be a patina special.
All there minus the engine and trans.
Sits well. No sag at all. Nice and even all around.
Tires were brand new at some point. Still decent but not sure I'd drive on them.
Needs some floor repairs. Go figure.:eek::p[;)[;)
Heres the plan ....So far.
What caught my eye on this one is the natural born patina.
We all know someone that has tried to make their car look like this one.
Outside will remain untouched.
Interior will be redone by us. Perhaps a Mexican blanket or Moving pads from Harbor Freight. Cheap but clean and serviceable.
Now. The engine.
I have a couple of thoughts on this.
One is that I install the running Nailhead I just got backed with a newer Trans.
Two. I drop in one of the fourth coming hemi's . Backed by a new Trans.
I'm inclined to go with the Nailhead. I know it runs. It's a fairly narrow engine so fitment should be easier.
I know it's not your typical engine swap. But why not says I.:cool::cool:
The biggest $$$ at first will be a new windshield. I'm considering a Lexan one for the time being.
This build will be done as I have time. I'm still going to work on the Dodge custom. Fear not.
Let's hear what you all have to say gang.
Not only keeping on. I'm adding to the pile.

05snopro440 04-14-2022 06:13 PM

Looks sweet!

Is it a 51?

Torchie 04-14-2022 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by 05snopro440 (Post 558112)
Looks sweet!

Is it a 51?

1950 snopro.

Old Iron 04-14-2022 06:41 PM


zzrodder 04-14-2022 06:56 PM

Great luxo barge! Nailhead, why not, it's in the GM family....
Should make a great cruiser.. [cl[cl

bob w 04-14-2022 07:41 PM

I like the way you're thinking. You got enthusiasm.

soltz 04-14-2022 08:56 PM

That’s way cool.[cl I vote nailhead also :p
As I’ve hear
“you have to keep on keeping on if you want to keep on keeping on” [cl

Burgerman 04-14-2022 09:57 PM

Yep. Nailhead 👍[dr

Torchie 04-14-2022 10:43 PM

Thanks gang. I knew you all would understand the nailhead.😎
bob.... About all i have going for me right now is enthusiasm.😂😂😂
It a good place to restart from.

MercuryMac 04-14-2022 10:45 PM

You lucky dog, Torchie. I vote for the nailhead, too.
What, you're not two-dooring it?

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