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Another Daily Driver Update

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,058

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,207


    How is putting yourself in debt the "responsible" thing to do????

    You made the right choice.....
    The "stress" from city driving an old car is easily outweighed by the thumbs up from others and the affect that an old car has on the senses.....
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2010
  3. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,350


    That's just a great looking car... I wouldn't take it to the salvage yard to load up parts, but I'd drive it daily!!! Nice job Ryan!
  4. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,441


    You set an example for the rest of us.
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  5. C. Montgomery
    Joined: Dec 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,011

    C. Montgomery

    You have it made...
  6. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,074


    I'm sure jealous... wish I had time to get something going that I could drive daily as my "modern" daily car is on its last leg...

    thanks for the inspiration
  7. awesome...ya gotta drive ' the way can you pick up some milk on the way home
  8. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,279

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    I've been at it for over a year as well. I think you got the '39 soon after I got the F1 home and on the road. (last November) If you remember I had a lot of electrical issues last winter. I finally got that stuff worked out and everything has been fine.

    I'll be taking notes on the iPod install. Planning to do some pretty serious highway miles this coming year so I'll need music.
  9. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,728

    big bad john

    .......Your a lucky man......get to ride a cool car all year round....I've got a 39 coupe thats on the road about 8 months......Damm snow and salt keeps inside in the winter in Wisconsin......Glad that motor overhaul is working out for you......really enjoyed your last adventure road trip.....Big Bad John
  10. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,510

    from Kent, Wa

    why couldn't you have made the 38 a daily driver? do you still have it.
  11. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,764


    I love your rush hour traffic.:D I'm like you. I get nervous as shit when I get caught in traffic. There is nothing like cruising down the road in an old car.
  12. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,583


    Nice read, Ryan.

    Re: the glass, nothing worse than dreading/delaying a job unnecessarily... the voice of experience here :)D)... shout if you need a hand.
  13. Who's the song by ??
  14. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,209


    Great story, have enjoyed the posts about the rebuild. The video and song at the end was the icing on the cake. Wonderful, just wonderful.
  15. mustang552
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 170


    goddam, brought a tear to my eyes! i used to look over my dad's shoulder when he was driving his 41 ford. I always watched the guages, see if it was going 70 or what. Had mud roads then, I can stilll hear that flathead V8 singin' as the old man cused, my mom prayed, that we would make it home without getting stuck. So much for religion.
  16. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,008


    An old saying... "The difference between adversity and adventure is attitude".

    I drove (and owned) only old cars for over thirty years. I also had the good fortune to live in rural or small towns most of my life. Americans are so connected to their cars that the type of car actually affects our attitude more than we know. Today's cars isolate us from all natural sounds and atmosphere. Bikers understand that. And if you're open to it, driving a nice old car seems to heighten your senses while slowing down your pace. Just let all those leased Beemers sail on by in cell phone bliss.

    Of course we're talkin' about a well sorted, reasonably maintained old car like that '39. A POS of any year is still a POS and hurts the mind!
  17. Dave Ramsey would be proud of you! Payments are gay.

    And you need a radio..........gotta listen to Sean Rima on the Big Talker!
  18. The Gambler
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 426

    The Gambler

    Thanks for a great read, and bringing back memories of my old daily drivers.
  19. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,058

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I wish we still lived in the same town.

    Gas would cost me around $200 a week to drive that thing daily... and, it doesn't have a back seat. I take my kids to school in the morning.

    I'm so taking you up on that.

    Steve Earle
  20. I Drag
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 884

    I Drag

    D.O.D. = Drive Old Daily
  21. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 4,045


    I drive my coupe every day, thats what they are for.
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 18,723


    That's an enjoyable read. As even my wife's daily is old by most peoples standards I full and well understand the enjoyment of driving the older car or truck on a daily basis.
    Joined: Jul 14, 2008
    Posts: 495


    Man that video gave me goose bumps. Love the vibe - driving an old car in a light rain watching stuff go by on a cool old road listening to a great song. Makes me want to drive, draw, write or put on some music right now. Nice job.
  24. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,498

    from SUGAR CITY

    Was that Ryan Adam singing along to your ride? What album?

    Anyways, That's what I'm building my '35 for and you're leading the way with a torch my friend. I want a car that I can get in and feel comfortable driving to work, blockbuster, mexican food into the mountains etc ya know? Awesome!
  25. xmlc216x
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 487

    from MS

    Awesome story and great video! My dream is to have nothing but old vehicles for my wife and me. Once my '54 is on the road and the kinks are worked out, I'll be selling my newer truck... can't wait.
  26. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,724

    from Drag City

    "Less is more" . Man, What a good looking car.
  27. That awesome Ryan. I drove my '56 Chevy wagon to school everyday to high school for 3 years. ('00-'02) Rain or shine it was on the road. Nothing makes me happier than driving an older car. My wife doesn't get it, but you hit the nail on the head when you said it's calming and makes you happy. That's what it's all about.
  28. my2nd40
    Joined: Dec 11, 2003
    Posts: 123

    from Tennessee

  29. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,875

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    If I had a job.........
    If I drove to work........
    If I had to drop the kids at school........

    That would be the best way to do it :D
  30. cool37
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,832

    from SoCal

    If you em!
    Nice read!

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