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All the " Barn Finds " are neat but who has owned their ride more than 5 years ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3 Deuces, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. 3 Deuces
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 55

    3 Deuces
    Member

    I enjoy seeing the new " barn finds " and recent acquisitions of vehicles and projects, but who here has owned their licensed, tagged and insured ON TOPIC Hamb vehicle more than 5 years ?

    The coupe in my avatar has been on the road since the mid 1980's. :)
     
  2. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48
    Member

    Never more than 2 years....By then, it's time to move on to the next build..........
     
  3. Built the Cadillac in 1996, still got it.
    The Ranchero in 1998, still got it.
    The 1923 dodge in 2005, still got it.
    I keep everything because I'm an incurable pack rat.
     
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  4. jason65
    Joined: Dec 9, 2009
    Posts: 1,083

    jason65

    I've had mine for 14 years.
     

  5. Antny
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,071

    Antny
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    from Noo Yawk

    <--------Truck in my avatar. 31 years.......and counting. :)
     
  6. The Bomber
    Joined: Dec 10, 2005
    Posts: 544

    The Bomber
    Member
    from mass.

    i car 32 years, the other car 10 years on New Years.
     
  7. I owned this from Feb 97 - October 2006

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    Bought this in October 2004, as a pars truck for the 61 pictured above, ended up redoing it also, still own it, trying to sell it now

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    Bought this in December of 2005, still own it

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    And the rest are all within the last 3 years...
     
  8. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,240

    BrandonB
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from nor cal

    Definitely not me, but I have a friend 61 years old that still has the first car he bought when he was 15 years old. A five window 34 Ford. He drove it all through high school, raced it at drag strips fom Sacramento to L.A. and drove it to his 40th high school reunion a couple of years. The guy is one pure hard core hot rodder.
     
  9. Jen......
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 521

    Jen......
    Member

    i have owned mine for 26 years and still cant drive due to eyesight problems. so it sits in the barn for me to dream about one day someone can drive it for me .


    Jen
     
  10. My ol'lady and I just celebrated 7 years together...oops wrong ride!
     
  11. RustyPile
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 66

    RustyPile
    Member

    '57 Chevy Nomad. Bought it as a project in October, 1968.. My son, TxRat, drove it to high school in the '80s.. It's sitting in the garage awaiting a 2nd "resurection"..
     
  12. Including the cars from a barn to completion?
    My 30 Model A and two T Roadsters were "Barn Finds" in 2004 and the Model A I just Sold and the Model T is still under the same name for the same time as well.
     

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  13. historynw
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 806

    historynw
    Member

    14yrs for my Chevy in the avatar. Its undergoing a beautification program.:D
     
  14. RABs32
    Joined: Nov 14, 2009
    Posts: 807

    RABs32
    Member
    from new jersey

    the one as my avatar, i've had for 21 years.
     
  15. pokey
    Joined: Apr 3, 2009
    Posts: 217

    pokey
    Member

    I have owned this thing since 1988. It just gets better with time.:)
     

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  16. Owned the roadster for 30 years, the 56 pickup for 26 years, the 33 coupe for 28 years.
     
  17. Blown Mopar
    Joined: Oct 14, 2009
    Posts: 272

    Blown Mopar
    Member
    from abc

    Me since 1977
     

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  18. Hotrob
    Joined: Mar 23, 2005
    Posts: 589

    Hotrob
    Member
    from DFW, TX

    You better pick up the pace if you want to finish it before your dead!
     
  19. Meeeeeeee !
     

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  20. hotrodj54
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 631

    hotrodj54
    Member

    ive got a 54 ford ive owned for 13 years and still going.....never for sale....................john
     
  21. I've only had my 50 for 3 years, But I've moved because the landlady didn't like the "junk" parked on her property. I'm sure that counts for somthing.
     
  22. bob3757
    Joined: Sep 26, 2008
    Posts: 164

    bob3757
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Tigard, Or

    I've owned my 1937 Ford since 1979, finished and driving since 1987.
     

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  23. Doc Squat
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,375

    Doc Squat
    Member
    from tulsa, ok

    How about 21 years.
     

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  24. NealinCA
    Joined: Dec 12, 2001
    Posts: 2,931

    NealinCA
    Member

    <======Owned parts of the 32 pickup for 25 years...but it's been on the road for less than a year.

    Owned the GMC for 29 years...been on the road for the last 25.

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    Neal
     
  25. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,458

    Johnny Gee
    Member
    from Downey, Ca

    My 56 (at the left) since 86 and had a 69 Chevelle from 79-05
     
  26. HemiRambler
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 4,208

    HemiRambler
    Member

    Still driving my first car ('64 Rambler 392 hemi) - I got it '84 as a stocker - been driving it since '85. Started with the factory 6, then a 327 in '85 ...sometime in the 90's I put the 392 hemi in there. Bought my next car in '89 - a '34 Plymouth coupe 392 hemi. Still have it too. Then a '37 Chevy ...the 47, the '56, a 29-30 in pieces (only one not running)...aww crap I still have 'em all - I'm NOT into selling them. It AIN'T about the money - I just like them too much.
     
  27. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    fab32
    Member Emeritus

    Owned the '32 2dr in my avatar almost 30 years and my '32 5w 37 years.

    Frank
     
  28. bought the body in 1988 , got it on the road in 1996

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  29. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417

    AnimalAin
    Member

    I have three Fords, a '40 Coupe, '41 Pickup, and a '29 Highboy. Got them in '67, '75, and '82, respectively. I have a really bad record about getting rid of hot rods; never happened. Two out of three under their own power today, above the recent average. One of them gets me to and from wherever I need to go.
     
  30. Lead Head
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 23

    Lead Head
    Member

    Had this ride for 14 years. Drive it daily from spring to fall. Few years back i won the most miles driven in my club 3 yrs in a row. Build it...drive it!
     

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