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Hot Rods Do you have a car that is not for sale

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. joeyesmen
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
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    I have several cars that I really love, but probably could be had for the right price.

    However, the Vette was inherited from my dad, who literally said, "I will give you this car if you promise not to trade it for another hot rod." Been in the family a long time, so I'm keeping it.
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    My 32 roadster was a car I looked for for years. Bought it from a 75 year old man who owned it since 1962. It has history back to El Mirage and Harper's in 1947. Was last painted in 1974, including the flames. It's a pretty special car, feels like it has a soul. Certainly has its share of attitude. I'd have a hard time selling it, short of crazy crazy money. And I know I'd miss it.
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    Interestingly, the one I get the most offers on is my 1950 F1. You can't drive this truck to the hardware store or coffee shop without someone asking if it's for sale. This is another one I would miss the moment it's gone, and every time I would see it, I'd say -- "Never should have sold that truck." So I'll put this on the list too.
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    Joe
     
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  2. snopeks garage
    Joined: May 25, 2011
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    from macomb MI

    Not for sale.... the kid or the car 20170806_175720.jpg
     
  3. hallrods
    Joined: Feb 21, 2012
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    IMG_2339.PNG I'll never sell this one my Dad built it in 59 sold it in 70 and I bought it 10 years ago and restored it with my Dad
     
  4. wicarnut
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    Very Kool ! I have the family Midget my Dad built in 46/7 first raced in 48. One of these days I'll finish the restoration and it has brought a lot of good memories back from my childhood that I had not thought about in years, my Mother in 79,Dad passed in 87.
     
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  5. Chavezk21
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
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    Lots of very nice cars on here. I too have sold several that I regret letting go. Bu will hang on to these two. Both are not completely done, but the 58 runs and drives and is an honest car. The other is the car that bit me with the car bug when I was only around 4 or 5. mont ward.jpg 482.jpg 58.jpg
     
  6. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    My old truck is not for sale. Although it's keeping me busy.....

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    I don't seem to get anyone asking about my cars being for sale, I guess no one wants them.
     
  7. I love that overdrive unit.
     
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  8. Retroline
    Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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  9. models916
    Joined: Apr 19, 2012
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    Almost ready to put a sign on it that says Not For Sale.

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  10. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
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    Should of never put my car on craigslist to sell- keep getting calls from people wanting to know if its still for sale or hoping to get the car cheap and turn it over to make a profit. Now I ask (what do you have to trade?). Works for me!
     
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  11. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    Now that I've had time to think about it, I'd have no problem selling anything that could easily duplicated like my 63 Impala. If it was something that was rare and hard to find that might be a different story. The last 5 cars I've sold have been X frame Chevies which are still quite plentiful.

    Gary
     
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  12. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    from east , tn.

    What kind of overdrive unit is that?
    I would love to put one on my wagon as I have been kicking the idea of putting an auto in it and that would make it a better road car.
    There would probably have to be some frame work because I don't think the X frame would accommodate it.



    That is a very nice car:)
     
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  13. Gammz
    Joined: May 10, 2015
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    from Lincoln Ne

    [​IMG] the kid and I won't ever. My son and I built and continue to build the Ranchero. Making memories that last a lifetime.


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  14. Cword
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    2 of them in fact, and one which is currently in "I'm going to fix it up someday" status that perhaps is not as safe.
     
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  15. The Ute we bought in Australia is not for sale, and we have been offered stupid money for it.
    The 59 Panel behind is for sale MoonEyesChristmasShow2012028.jpg
    The '41 we bought after one year of marriage (36 years ago) is not for sale
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    The Salt Circus is not for sale
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    The rest of the junk might be for sale,,,,,,,,
     
  16. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    Yup! None of mine are ever for sale. Had to scrap one a year ago as my boss was letting me keep it at the office and we moved when he sold the property. I had no place to take it and it hadn't run for eight years. Waited until bulldozers were on site before I called the scrapers, It was a non-HAMB vehicle, a '93 Chrysler Concorde but I still miss it anyway.
     
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  17. Are you my lost twin brother? I have held on to my Belair since 1975 and would not part with it. Well maybe for stupid money. I have had everything else I own forever also. '84 Monte and '97 Jeep, bought new and still have both.
     
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    I won't part with either of these. The coupe was given to me when I was 5 years old, and I learned to drive a 3 speed in the truck when I was around 12 or 13.
     
  19. slider-ok
    Joined: Oct 23, 2015
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    from oklahoma

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    Had these since the 70's 2 pans and a cast iron sportster hardtail that is the first HD that I built. Knees to old to kick them over, hands tend to cramp so bad I might not be able to pull the clutch yet I still hang on to them.......maybe if the right person came along. Last time I rode was about 6 years ago...had tons of fun on these things. Kids want them but their to busy with life and families.
     
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  20. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    I always kick myself in the ass when I sell one especially a 32 . But here I am again thinking of selling my 32. Our lives have changed so drastically in the last 2 months it seams like an option right now.
     
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  21. WTF really
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  22. NashRodMan
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  23. willowbilly3
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
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    Yeah, I say not for sale but like most of you, there is a crazy money price if someone started laying out cash. So I just tell people who ask, "Start laying out 100 dollar bills and I'll tell you when it's enough"
     
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  24. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    I'm 63 and building my RPU has been a dream since I was 22.
    Life raising kids and other priorities always prevented it from being possible.

    Then the kids grew up, I got divorced and then later married a great woman from Texas.

    Now that building my RPU from scratch is happening I can't imagine it being sold while I'm still around.
    Maybe my son might want to keep it.
     
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  25. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
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    <<Built this six pics 002 (1280x1024).jpg From That \/ six pics 005.jpg If I were to charge $5.00 per hour and include the cost of all parts and materials . it would probably be the most expensive 33 Ford 4 door ever , so it is not affordable nor is it for sale
     
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  26. hallrods
    Joined: Feb 21, 2012
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    That's great you have a piece of history there. What motor did your Dad run in the car?
     
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  27. gsnort
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    When somebody asks me if I want to sell one of my cars, I tell them my widow just might sell it.

    "What's her telephone number," a few guys have asked.

    "Can't tell you," I say, "because she isn't a widow yet."
     
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  28. models916
    Joined: Apr 19, 2012
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    Oh man, that Ute is sweet. How much do you want for it? Oops sorry, I forgot.
     
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  29. Oh yea, this Ute is for sale
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  30. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
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    I've got three "I'm gonna fix them someday" vehicles.

    I used to race the Anglia in the 70's.

    My dad had a new 56 F0rd big window pickup when I was growing up. I bought this one in the 1990s.

    My first bike was a 1947 Knucklehead in the late 60s. I got this one around 15 years ago.

    And, yes, I'm working on all three right now.

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