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Hot Rods Caught in the rain with my roadster!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Driver50x, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. Driver50x
    Joined: May 5, 2014
    Posts: 111


    FA4AB3A1-B861-40B6-BB34-12FBE900478A.jpeg I spent half an hour killing time at a gas station last night, waiting for the rain to go away. I’m sure plenty of you guys have been there. Post up your pics!
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  2. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,774

    from Tampa, FL

    Hey, Steve. Ya gotta get a couple of those El Cheapo rain suits the motorcycle guys have to keep under your seat. And perhaps add some drain holes in the floor! Gary
  3. You should be used to that living in Florida.:D;)
  4. Been there . Have also been in hail, white out snow blizzard & lightening oh also Bright sun. None of them are fun. Sorry no pictures as I was driving & didn't have time for a photo op.
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  5. Driver50x
    Joined: May 5, 2014
    Posts: 111


    Hey Gary, how are ya? Last night it was absolutely pouring for a while. Getting wet was the least of my worries. There was no way I could see well enough to drive, lol! It’s all part of the adventure.
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  6. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,242

    Atwater Mike

    My channeled, fenderless '30 'A' Coupe got me caught in a winter downpour...No sweat, rolled up the windows and turned on the wiper. Drove a couple of miles, there was traffic...No turn sigs, so I roll down the drivers door window and arm signal to turn left...45 MPH, plenty of room, turned the wheel and a whole sheet of water came off my cool 5.90 X 15 right into my lap, drenching me! I said, "OOoooaaah!!!" It was like diving into the Pacific!
    I thought of my Mom..."Just because Philip jumps in the lake, would you too?"
    Philip had a roadster.
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  7. hotrodzmartin
    Joined: Jul 26, 2016
    Posts: 145


    Don’t have any pics....but yeah been there done that! At least you had place to stop......
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  8. On the way to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with 5 of my fellow club members we ran into a big late fall thunder storm and we were in my '32 roadster, there was not top on the car, we drove over 2 1/2 hours in the pouring rain, the rest of the members in our party stopped.

    After we were soaked to the gills, there was absolutely no reason to stop so we continued to follow a truck that had a trailer and bright lights, we arrived in Pigeon Forge about a hour before the rest of the club.

    As long as you drive a roadster weather will play a big part in your activity's, you will get wet, you will get sunburst, blistered, wind burnt, you will cook and you will freeze your tail off but those perfect days make it all worth while. HRP
  9. Pass The Torch
    Joined: May 18, 2018
    Posts: 518

    Pass The Torch


    Got caught in the rain with a very leaky car; had to pull off the highway, and wound up running into Billy Gibbons. Ok, not really, but he looked close enough.

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  10. olds vroom
    Joined: Jan 29, 2010
    Posts: 937

    olds vroom

    Been there done that at the gas station. Fortunately mine only lasted 10 minutes. I drove the car 3 years with no roof at all I was pretty good at watching the radar map . It took 1 time getting caught in the rain 3 miles from home with the wife in the car before I decided to fab a roof for it . I still leave it down all the time but it’s there if I need it.

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  11. High test 63
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 127

    High test 63

    Been caught in the rain often. What's worse to me is when some smart-ass is looking over my roadster and has to ask "what do you do when it rains? Har har har!"... I alway answer: " i go home and get my bike out! "
  12. Plenty of times, part of the roadster game, here's a video of what I got caught in not to long ago, of course it started petering out AFTER I made it home and was hiding in the

  13. greener200
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 260


    Whatda you mean ,were always going fast enough,,,,little crouch,,,,It Goes RIGHT OVER !:D
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  14. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,765


    Been there, done that, kept going, can't get any wetter. After we dried off, my woman said "well, wasn't that kinda fun?" Ummmm, no......
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  15. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,205


    I didn't, but my ex-wife(wife at the time) did.
    She's stopped at a traffic light, pouring rain, no wipers, no turn signals, no horn, and a cop pulls up next to her.
    He looked at her,she smiled,was drenched, he just shook his head and drove off Scan0005.jpg
  16. AldeanFan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
    Posts: 589


    On my wedding day!

    Sorry for including the ot cars but the story is with it.

    We had a pretty elaborate plan for vehicles. The wedding was in my wife’s home town about an hour from where I lived. Mom had taken my mustang down the day before and stayed over. I was planning to drive my Roadster to the wedding and dad to drive him and mom in his T-bird. After the wedding my wife and I would switch from the Roadster to the mustang and go on our honeymoon. Dad would drive my Roadster home for me and Mom would drive the T-bird home.

    My dad and I drank beer, grilled steaks and slept at my house the night before my wedding. In the morning we went out for breakfast then Dad dropped me at my house to pickup my Roadster.

    I was headed to my parents house in the Roadster so my dad and I could convoy to my wife’s home town together.

    It looked like a beautiful day for a drive in an open car.

    There’s a canal between my house and my parents and I got stuck at the bridge. As I sat there this big black cloud formed above me. Just as the bridge went down it opened up. I was 10 minutes from my house, where I didn’t have another car, and 10 minutes from my parents so I kept going.
    It unleashed the heaviest downpour I can remember. There was water in the foot wells up to the door sills. As I came up my parents street I was pushing a bow wave and had to look over the windshield because it was wet on both sides. Dad opened the garage and I rolled the soggy car in. Luckily I still had some clothes at my parents that I could change in to and my suit was with my mom and my other car.

    We didn’t speak about the wet car the whole way to the wedding site, dad and I in his Thunderbird, top up.

    The rest of the day was bright and sunny.

    We met up with my mom and I changed in to my suit, then took the Mustang to pickup my best-man at his hotel. The car had gotten rained on too and had ruined my perfect detail job, so at the hotel we filled two ice buckets with water and used that and all the hotel towels to clean up my car in the parking lot.

    A week later I collected my Roadster from my parents house where it had dried out with no damage.

    The silver lining is that my wife’s wedding dress would never have fit in the Roadster anyway!

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  17. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,701

    from New York

    That's what made me make side curtains for the Bop-Top on my Deuce roadster. Driving in the rain and making a left hand turn was really fun.
  18. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,956


    Have you thought about a roll bar and a bikini top like the Jeep boys use.
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  19. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,188

    Jalopy Joker

    pics not mine - hard to hold wheel and click - try black ice some time for real fun 20200612_183914.jpg 20200612_184128.jpg 20200612_183640.jpg
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  20. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 656


    Here’s my mate Paul who is having a birthday today! Happy Birthday Paul! 5621CD8A-DD8A-41B3-9375-70045EF281B8.jpeg
  21. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,368


    My 48 wasn't much better without roll up windows but the first time we took our T bucket to a rod run in Texas we had one of those famous Central Texas gully washers and we drove 20 miles from home to the park by the Texas Ranger (Lawmen) museum in Waco. Even the cash in my wallet was wet. Bad part was if we had waited about 40 minutes we wold have had a dry trip.
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  22. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
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  23. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 1,088


    Was test driving a '29 roadster on '32 rails with no top at the Nats in '81. Got caught in a small rain storm. Guess you could call me a wuss. I bought a coupe.:D
  24. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 1,089


    Not quite a roadster story, but...never could get the cowl vent to ever stop leaking in my old Sedan Delivery. Of course the gas pedal was directly under it...and so was my foot. Spent many miles driving it with a plastic bag on my foot
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  25. Now thats funnee. That's just a drizzle here in Oklahoma.
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  26. Driver50x
    Joined: May 5, 2014
    Posts: 111


    I may just do something like that for the summers in Florida. The rest of the year, I love my open top though.
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  27. hfh
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 256

    from Western MA

    I don’t have any pictures but I remember many years ago driving in heavy rain with a dozen or so other hot rods from central MA to a weekend Rolling Bones event in upstate New York. I had a top on my roadster and front fenders, but no side curtains And I got pretty wet. But another Hamber drove, I think from Pawtucket, RI, in a model T roadster with no top, but he was wearing foul weather clothing and a huge smile that lasted through the whole rainy weekend. It was really fun to have him and his enthusiasm be part of that unforgettable weekend.
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  28. seabeecmc
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 991


  29. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,391


    I have been caught in a downpour in my '29 roadster but I have always had the top on the car. With the wind wing windows and the top up not much water hit me but, my days of getting soaked are over. No longer have an open car. just my Tudor and my coupe!
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