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Folks Of Interest Are you happy with your Hot Rod or Custom?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. 20171201_121533.jpg 20160901_105351.jpg You know Danny, I hardly ever drove my 36 sedan so down the road she went even though I really liked that old Ford. As for my 36 Chevy pickup, now I really like this one, have owned it for 41 years but recently my wife cant ride in it because she is claustrophobic. It is kind of small inside so I cut her some slack. As much as I love this truck, I'm afraid is time to slide it over to my son and "BUY" a car more to the liking of the boss lady. The 25 Dodge in the garage awaiting work did'nt get the nod so hopefully something catches my eye and makes me feel all soft and fuzzy because it's too late to get my Ford back. Mitch
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  2. Stephen Barrett
    Joined: Sep 24, 2019
    Posts: 772

    Stephen Barrett

    I'm happy with my car but if I ever get a chance to get a Hot Rod from the "Rolling Bones" I will jump on it. IMG_1552.jpg
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  3. Where ever old 37 goes there I am ! IMG_0674.JPG
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  4. I drove my Vicky for over 25 years. Every year when we came home from Louisville my wife would ask, "did you see anything you would rather have?" Nope, love the Vic.

    Finally it got to the point (140k miles) that it needed a freshen up. So I sent it down the road.

    Current ride , avatar, had for seven years. Rolled up 50k miles. Must say I like it. Probably don't love it. Will continue to drive it until I retire from rodding.

  5. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,930


    Yep, I'm happy. 51 Merc convertible custom and a 40 Ford coupe.
  6. ...built a lot of these old Chevs over the years, decided to keep this one, been drivin/enjoying it for about 16 years;...have others that I like as well...
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  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,279

    Jalopy Joker

    Yes, usually provides Happy Days - sometimes it burns me up when things do not go right -but, at the end of the day I am always looking 20191217_190049.jpg 20191217_190617.jpg 20191217_190914.jpg
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  8. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,595


    IMG_2050.JPG Very happy with my old 57. I just keep on tweaking on it and it usually goes a little quicker.
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  9. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,002

    from Ks

    Yes, rain or shine Sophia and I just go down the road. :D thumbnail 47.jpg
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  10. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,662

    from PNW

    The only time I'm really happy with my cars is when I see the new owners ass in the driver seat, or I'm cutting a finished one up. The one means I just got the cash to start a new build, and the other means I've now got a bunch of known parts to start a new build. Driving a finished car just takes my time away from building a new car.
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 1,117


    I love the cars and trucks I have. But they're never done. They've all got things that I want to work on. I have a dry erase board in the garage that I write down the things that I want to change on each one. I never run out of work...
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  12. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,600

    from Zoar, Ohio


    I miss the excitement of starting a new project. Yes its my choice but age does change your priorities.
    I am content in keeping the ones I have on the road.

    An exciting time years ago bringing in the basketcase pickup into my new garage.
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  13. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,722


    I will be happier with mine when I finish redoing it in a style/era that I like. It is the most fun car to drive that I have ever had.
  14. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
    Posts: 3,281


    I like all three of mine. The 40 Coupe I have had the longest at 54 years. Just recently I was able to sell my black 32 5 window glass car and purchase a Henry all steel 32 five window. My dream car! I feel blessed now and at age 72 will just enjoy them all. The Nova is my wife's car. IMG_0833.JPG 72426720_10216690939690110_671912470561947648_o.jpg
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  15. Bill, I drove my old beater for 31 years with no interior and you know as well as I that it doesn't matter, I installed a interior this year along with heat and it's made a big difference since the cold weather has set in. HRP
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  16. I would Never sell my Mercury as long as I am still Kicking
    I drive it when I can & the Interior is Not Complete But its Getting there
    and if you want a Better Ride on your Rod or Custom
    Put Radial's on it, what a Different!

    just my 3.5 cents

    Live Learn and Die a Fool
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  17. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,677


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    I have the same two for over 20 years but had 3 different mopar race cars since 2007. Current mopar is the 63.
  18. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,946


    I've had the Nomad 29 years next month and I am very happy every time I get behind the wheel, which is a lot! I'm also happy with the '40, fun to drive. I cannot think of anything I'd rather have than these two cars, which are IMG_20170301_162544.jpg 20190913_105120-1.jpg my two "bucket list" cars.
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  19. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,093


    I am happy with both cars in the avatar, I've had the 38 since the 70's, it's been two colors (the current paint job is from the early 80's) and the trim job is from the early 80's, the Stude? well since it's only been fired once (and did back itself into the garage:) and the interior is not done....ya need seats to drive I hope I like it as much. I suspect it won't ride great (chopped coils and lowering blocks) but I am anxious to get it driveable and have some nice days in early spring to drive it. Note....if you are interested in either car they will be for sale as I go to room temperature:) IMG_2604.JPG
  20. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,643

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I love my wagon 2.0 (first one I sold to get a woodie project) and I do not plan to sell this one unless the right woodie came along (49 chevy or 49-51 ford Woodie I could afford). but I would sell my 51 hardtop or 68 impala convert as these are not the ultimate cars I would like to own. Cant afford the cars I would like at this time. 541 by Joel.jpg
  21. 0ldracer
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 527


    Yes Sir, real happy with both of them
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  22. Happy? I will be once I decide which it's gonna be , Hot Rod or Custom.

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  23. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,358


    I have managed to get, and rebuild my way,..... my dream car pictured at the left. Short answer to your inquiry is an exuberant, " you damn betcha I am." :D:):D But am I satisfied with it. No. ;) We all know, the " They' are never done" , syndrome that rides with almost all of them, and mine is exactly in that condition as I pen this. Pretty sure it will still be that way when my time is up also.:eek:
  24. My old beater is a keeper and Brenda's Wagon is also. HRP


  25. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 701

    3W JOHN

  26. Pretty happy with this ride... bw 36.jpg
  27. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,867

    from DFW USA

    Yup, love everything about it! :)

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  28. Stephen Barrett
    Joined: Sep 24, 2019
    Posts: 772

    Stephen Barrett

    Hard not to be happy with those. I'm happy just looking at them.
  29. hotrodman303
    Joined: Jan 7, 2017
    Posts: 272


    Yes I live my hot rod and drive it all year long here in Colorado. Avatar1576703460.728112.jpg

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  30. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,647


    Love the Hudson and the roadster. Always something to do on them though. The roadster could ride better in the back so that is on the agenda. The Hudson is the long distance car for me now at 71 and the roadster more for local stuff or strictly hot rod events. The Riviera I am falling out of love with and that could be replaced. Roadster 2 (Medium).jpg P1090062 (Medium).jpeg

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