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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Sep 12, 2017.
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Another Casual Hot Rod
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Back on the F1? Give up on a '40/'41?
Now that's an early fifties Hot Rod, with a late power plant, I like it.....
I decided I can't afford a 40/41 - especially if I'm gonna use it as a truck. And since I'm gonna use it as a truck, I might as well look for an F1 or even early F100 so that I have the advantages that come with the bigger bed.
Agreed. I'd call it mid to late 50's... but it's amazing. I love everything about it.
This is right near me in NJ actually. I wouldn't change a single thing.
Ryan, why don't ya buy my cabover, has same wheelbase as a '77 Cadillac, fits in a normal parking spot down town. Has p.s. auto, tilt, 396,400. Its a F-6
different and very drivable, needs attention, I drove it for 10 years most everyday, been sitting in my garage for 14 yrs.
I understand the thrill of the chase..
I like stock stuff that I can screw up myself... About the only modern appointment I'd do to one is a t-5.
Like those 5W, neat old hot rod.
I say God Damn! That's a killer car priced to move! Great feature
We seem to have the same thoughts, I too have been thinking early F1 for daily trash truck fun, but I am amazed , or just getting old , that they aren't low buck anymore on decent ones. Anyway good luck cause I'am a looker for one also. Okay back to thrashing for the Hill Climb trip.
Love the simplicity of this Coupe, it's perfect to me.
............for close to fifty years now.
That's the best part of this whole shindig!
focus - maybe horse blinders are required - many here are guilty of browsing the classifieds and dreaming of owning that special extra ride - but, sometimes reality sets in and have to get back to what you really need - unless you have a lot of extra cash and storage room
I'm right there with you on this one @Ryan.
I was wondering what body part I could sell when I saw this listing yesturday.
Killer car for sure.
Pretty close to perfection to me (except the price).
Very reminiscent of the Milner Graffiti coupe.
That's a "strong" price though for a "70's driver" type build.
At 6'3" I don't think I'd fit but that's about as perfect as a channeled car gets in my brain. Mean as mean can be.
It'd be a crime not to drive that thing like a maniac everywhere.
I too thought she looked like a pretty decent deal. Sure looks like the real thing to me!
A subtle hot rod for sure, What I remember in the '70s Color, ladder bars, channel , the works ! She looks
Sweet. Ol Deuce
@ct1932ford , @GregCT. . which one of you guys are buying this?
Refreshing..a real hotrod.And your wrong about FB.. it's only old people on it.
I saw that car at the Winters open house before the Nats East this spring. Me, @Cody Walls and a bunch of other guys were like moths to a flame. It's such a cool piece.
I love that car! Just a basic, real deal hot rod. I want it too!
Nice, driveable Hot Rod ! Fully-built ready for the street ! What's not to like ?!
I can see Ryan's new coffee table photo book now.
"Casual hotrods of North America"
Looks a lot like mine back in the 60's/70's Even same master brake and clutch cylinder. Those vette valve covers in my garage would look good on that!
If I could fit in the damned thing, I'd be thinking hard... real hard.
It's hard to beat a simple set of vintage chrome steal wheels.
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You're a wuss if you don't buy it.
Cool hot rod
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