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Folks Of Interest Are you more of a hot rod guy or a custom guy?

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  1. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    Always been a hotrod guy but seeing the Kustom threads on here lately, WOW! Now I'm 50/50. Love both sides of the street.
     
  2. LOU WELLS
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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  3. Because of my brother & his friends, I became a car guy at a young age.
    They all had Muscle Cars & a few 50's cars.
    When I was old enough to drive I bought a 50 Shoebox sedan that was a little crusty & needed some attention.
    I quickly realized finding parts for the old blister was kinda difficult.
    The next car was an o/t Dart w/340, 4 spd.
    For the next 10-15 years I was a Muscle car guy.
    Later on after the kids left the house I decided to get back in the car hobby, I bought a o/t grocery getter & gave it the once over.
    Love that car!
    During this time I also discovered the HAMB & it was full of cool Hot Rods & Customs.
    One day my bro called me up & said "bring a trailer out here & get my Shoebox, I'm done with it",
    I arranged for a trailer & picked it up before he could change his mind..
    So.. now I'm a mild custom guy too.
    Maybe some day I'll stumble on an old Ford coupe, & I can become a total car guy.
    No imports please.
     
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  4. Are you more of a hot rod guy or a custom guy?

    Yep!
     
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  5. I like both. But here's my Jalopies. So I guess I'm more of a HOT Rodder. 20191002_012713.jpeg 20190519_224509.jpeg

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  6. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    Hot Rod.
     
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  7. Cleveland Coupe
    Joined: Aug 16, 2008
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    Hot Rod for sure.....
     
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  8. For me hot rods and customs are like music. It’s only Rock and roll but I like it.


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  9. tbirddragracer
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
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  10. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
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    Mild customs & hot rods.
     
  11. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
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  12. Jakes38
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
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    ...did you say "yeah sure, or yes, sir?" What I said was..."yeah sure, sir"...

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  13. edcodesign
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  14. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    Early style hot rods, trad customs/taildraggers and crazy Ed Roth type stuff.
    Never desired to own a street rod
     
  15. scotti32
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 283

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    Hot rods for me, but do admire early ford, merc, chevy, caddy traditional customs
     
  16. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
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    I can't make up my mind so I have one of each.
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  17. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
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    Enjoy customs but have never built or owned one- so guess a hot rod guy-
     
  18. papajohn
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
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    Yes. Probably 50/50
     
  19. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
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    More hot rod but would love to own a custom.
     
  20. Jeff Walker
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 498

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  21. OLSKOOL57
    Joined: Feb 14, 2019
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    It certainly seems that way!!
     
  22. Hot Rods, In the late 50s and early 60s, I chopped and channelled 2 full fendered 34 Ford pickups. one with flathead power, and one with an Olds. There were many others, mostly sleepers.
    I did have a mildly customized 47 Chev, where I shaved the handles, frenched the headlights, with 57 Vette tail lights, and lakers. I would still consider it a hot rod, because it was Buick powered with Buick running gear, and had no problem getting through an intersection.
    The only reason I replaced the 396 in my Cameo, was because it was a completely original engine from an SS Chevelle, and couldn't be modified without destroying the value. I replaced it with a warm 454. It had 4.57 gears, so go was more important than show.
    I prefer mildly customized cars over the radical customs, but I have seen some radical cars that I liked, even though I wouldn't have wanted to own them.
    Bob
     
  23. ROCKER77
    Joined: Jun 30, 2008
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    Hot Rodder through and through.....
     
  24. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
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    Hot rod for sure...but I wouldn't kick a 50 Merc or 7ED870B3-5BAE-4F6F-AB09-A61737122CF2.jpeg 39 Zephyr taildragger out of the garage.
     

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