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Customs Best All Around Car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by critchdizzle, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. 48chrysler
    Joined: Feb 28, 2009
    Posts: 323

    from Indiana

    I drive my a everyday
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253


    Larry's sister.
  3. Cerberus
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,381


    1955 Nomad. Hauls the kids, grocery getter, plenty of room for the dog, and comfy.
  4. is that a full body condom?
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253


    Buy the damn NASH & piss Larry off & everybody else in Owasso
  6. I Drag
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 884

    I Drag

    58 chevy biscayne. sbc/ auto. Like I have. Cant believe you had to ask.
  7. i have been looking for the best all around car and have come to the conclusion that there is no "one" car. you will need 3 or 4 to get the best all around,
  8. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    You've been brainwashed by all those Ford and Mopar lovers. They are hopeless.:D
  9. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

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  10. hah, the list i have doesn't include a ford or mopar.
  11. How many people will need to fit in Le Car?
  12. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Hey now!
  13. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,584


    Best all around...I think you need to define that first. Is it comfortable, fast, economical, cool looking, affordable, easy to get parts, spacious, compact???
  14. If you squint hard when its dark outside,,,,

    a black Kia soul looks like a model A 2 door sedan.
  15. Carnuba
    Joined: Mar 19, 2012
    Posts: 430


    Any big GM car from 55-67. Especially 60-67
  16. well, the best all around car is the 49-51 merc soo, it would have to be one of them.

    a 60's impala would do everything you want to do and be easy to maintain and not too high of a buy in price. i drive either my 57 chevy or my 50 merc to work every day. so really anything you want to drive will get the job done if you maintain it right.
  17. bunker hill bullet
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
    Posts: 48

    bunker hill bullet
    from indiana


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  18. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197


    49-54 chevy,s or a shoebox ford coupe with a sbc or a y-block
  19. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,252


    :D:eek: My list does`nt include GM,Ford OR Chrysler.
    53 Stude Starlite coupe OR a 57 Stude Pelham station wagon.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  20. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 920


    No wonder your dog looks so bummed.:D
  21. Yeah this thread MIGHT have gotten away from me a bit :rolleyes:

    Lived here most of my life, went to TU for college and just now got around to changing it back.
  22. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    Praise the Lord, you haven't been lost to the dark side!
  23. I'm kinda partial to Fords and Mopars actually. I'm wanting something comfortable, where I can have it chopped but not have to worry about seeing stoplights or feel like I'm sitting on the ground. I'm not a welder at all, I'd love to learn but don't know anyone I can learn from so I'd really want something that's either already chopped or pretty easily chopped. Also something that is easy to swap more modern (i.e. V8) engines into, that I don't have to do a whole lot of fabrication. I'd really like to learn as I go but not get anything in which I'm over my head, because if I do that it'll never get done. The great thing is I live by myself and I'm single so it's not a question of getting the approval from the wife or anything like that ;)
  24. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    And your really, unconscious.
  25. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    I give up, goodbye cruel world, click, BANG!
  26. Don't worry, my daily driver's a Chevy ;)
  27. Crookshanks
    Joined: Dec 16, 2010
    Posts: 283


    Someone end this experiment.

    I'm hungry. What should I eat? I like meat, but it doesn't like me. I need vegetables, but too many nutrients, but I need nutrients. Oh yeah, I'm lactose intolerant and can't do gluten, I'm open to anything though.

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  28. BCR
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,262


    Get an old wagon with driver paint.

  29. Clevername
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
    Posts: 316


    I think what you need is a "starter" cool car. I too, have no welding or bodywork skills, so I bought a car I would not have to chop or do much work on. I bought a fairly clean 60 Impala. I did not have to do much to get it running, and I get to enjoy cruising around in it right away. Sure I have plans to make it a mild custom, but I get to drive it as I figure out exactly what to do -and that has changed a bit since I bought it. I had plans to change the engine to a more modern V8 (for reliable cruising). I have owned it for over a year, and now realize the stock 283 is plenty reliable. So I am now just looking into getting the AC working again and fixing up the interior. Paint and bodywork can wait a while, while I figure out what I want to do.

    Bottom line here is get something that is not a project because there will be plenty of things to keep your hands dirty for a while. As you learn the hobby, you won't be sinking a bunch of cash into a project just to get it ready to drive.

    Since you are single you may have a decent amount of cash to drop, but don't. Look to spend about 10k on something that can drive right away. Have fun; fuck around with your ride;go to car shows and read the HAMB.

    Don't be the guy with a potentially bad-ass ride sitting in your garage!

    Narrow your choices to cars which have a lot of aftermarket part support.

    Buy the paint! Find a rust free ride with decent paint, a little buffing can go a long way!

  30. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,578

    Rusty O'Toole

    So, buy a Mopar with V8. Don't need to chop it, it's already low. Minimal changes required. If you want it lower crank down the torsion bars and put blocks in the back. Make things easy for yourself.

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