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Do you let anyone drive your rod?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NiceFloor, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. NiceFloor
    Joined: Feb 17, 2008
    Posts: 122

    NiceFloor
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    from Albany, NY

    Who do you let get in the drivers seat? Just about anyone? Nobody? Friends? Wifes? Other rodders?
     
  2. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    3wLarry
    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    Anyone can drive any of my vehicles anytime...that's what insurance is for...:)
     
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  3. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160

    lostforawhile
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    no one, my wife can't drive a stick anyway. I would let my dad if he wanted to.
     
  4. Nobodys Hero
    Joined: Oct 10, 2005
    Posts: 437

    Nobodys Hero
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    from New Jersey

    I certainly wouldnt let anyone with the last name BAYE go anywhere near my car!!!!!!! warned!
     

  5. johnnyjalopy
    Joined: Dec 22, 2008
    Posts: 476

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    can i ...kiding

    i let my girlfriend all the time.......nothing sexier!
     
  6. Rex Schimmer
    Joined: Nov 17, 2006
    Posts: 743

    Rex Schimmer
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    from Fulton, CA

    I let my youngest son take it when he wants. This is a pic of him and his girl going to a wedding in it.

    Rex
     

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  7. hotrod-Linkin
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    hotrod-Linkin
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    me auto es du auto...si????
     
  8. NiceFloor
    Joined: Feb 17, 2008
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    from Albany, NY

    You got right to the bottom of my post - one of these days he's gonna ask
     
  9. Pontiac Slim
    Joined: Jan 16, 2003
    Posts: 1,188

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    let my daughter & boyfriend take my old blister to her high school prom. I let anyone drive it.. Its only a car
    Pontiac Slim
     
  10. I tried to let my buddy take it down the track last Sunday... He said, no, he would feel terrible if he broke it... I think I might feel the same way if it was his.
     
  11. NiceFloor
    Joined: Feb 17, 2008
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    NiceFloor
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    from Albany, NY

    Your Son...Yeah.... guess thats a birth-right.
     
  12. NiceFloor
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    NiceFloor
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    from Albany, NY

    Right on.....
     
  13. Nobodys Hero
    Joined: Oct 10, 2005
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    from New Jersey

    ask..he wont ask..your just gonna hear it start up, and then see it rolling out of the garage
     
  14. NiceFloor
    Joined: Feb 17, 2008
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    from Albany, NY

    You got that right. that little bastard.....I'll have to change the code on my door.
     
  15. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
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    Only if they are 26 years old or older as Grundy insurance does not insure anyone driving your car under this age. Hagerty might be the same, I haven't read one of their policies in while and I can't remember their year.
     
  16. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,500

    oilslinger53
    Member
    from covina CA

    Don't have a rod, but I've taught a few of my friends how to drive a 3-speed in my chevy. I figure why not, there pretty bullet proof. Drop the clutch, it starts a creepin'. I'd probably let anyone drive any car I could hope to ever own though. Not borrow it, but drive it. This means I'm in the car...
    My dad on the other hand can take whatever I have wherever he wants. After all, none of this would have been possible without him.
    And anyone that I know that I perceive to be "old". I won't say what number I think that is:)
     
  17. BBobb
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
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    My wife drives the Model A while i drve the 39 truck to the car events.Seeing that mile wide shit eating grin on her face when she rolls into the show makes it all worth it....SOME TIME IT CAN GO TO HER HEAD...LOL
     
  18. tudorkeith
    Joined: May 10, 2009
    Posts: 454

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    I'll let a few of my friends drive mine...these are the same friends I would leave unattended in my house!!! My wife hates driving it anyway, can only get her to once in a while. the whole no working speedo and cherrybombs scare her I think
     
  19. Pontiac Slim
    Joined: Jan 16, 2003
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    The boyfriend was shocked when I told him he could use the coupe. I looked him right in the eyes and said "I'm let'n you take my daughter ain't I, thats just a car"
    Pontiac Slim
    PS they got home about 2 AM, daughter said he never went over 35, waz too busy waving to everyone ... LOL
     
  20. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
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    I let a very select few drive my car. They have to have put in time on the car, been an influence on the car, or contributed to the car for them to drive it. My dad can drive the '40 whenever he wants, but he'll have to be with me if he drives my A coupe... I dunno. I'm very protective of my stuff.
     
  21. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    I let my wife do whatever she wants with my rod.
     
  22. the wife can drive , ride or beat the snot out of anything i own other than that! whoever is sober!
     
  23. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
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    29nash
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    from colorado

    Yes, there are people that I trust with.... Son. Daughter. One Grandson, I do. Another I never will. The other, it's a possibility, someday.
     
  24. ARE YOU NUTS?

    I would be a nervous wreck if I let it get out of my sight under the control of someone who hasn't built and driven their own first.

    Only a very few who know what it is like to build and drive their own have ever been allowed to touch any of mine.
    I want them to learn good judgement with their own machines first, not learning the hard way with mine.
     
  25. 4 pedals
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
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    4 pedals
    Member
    from Nor Cal

    Who I would let drive them? My wife, a few trusted friends, my dad. Oldest son, no way. Next boy is only 10 now and he's got a shot if he keeps on the straight and narrow. My girls are 8 & 3, time will tell.

    Devin
     
  26. az67goat
    Joined: Aug 17, 2009
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    from Mesa, AZ

    I'd let my wife drive anything. Probably 2 other friends.
    I had a motorcycle totaled and not paid for by friend of a friend years ago, live and learn...
     
  27. Dragons
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
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    from Topock,AZ

    Exactly. If my kids/wife/friends hurt it, we can fix it. Besides, most people take better care of friends stuff than their own.
     
  28. Since I've abused my old roadster for almost 50K, I'll let my friends drive it. And my wife can drive it anytime. Here's a pic of my friends Randy and Pam driving it from Hill City in the Black Hills back to their home on the east side of South Dakota after his roadster had a problem in the differential. I had my pickup and car trailer there so I hauled his car back home to him a few days later. They turned over the 50,000th mile on the roadster on their way back home. Randy has saved me in past when I busted my oil pan on a speed bump in Santa Rosa, California. I took it off in the Flamingo Motel parking lot and he tig welded that oil soaked cast aluminum pan back together at Vern Tardel's shop at midnight! We have covered a lot of miles together over the last eight years and its all been fun!
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  29. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
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    When the car is up to snuff, no problem. If it is displaying idiosyncracies, not so much.
     
  30. houseofhotrods
    Joined: Mar 16, 2005
    Posts: 673

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    Used to be no one ever. Now it depends - if the car is dependable, and I know the person well, i.e. dependable - no worries. It's just iron. I tell 'em if they break it, they gotta fix it - that separates the men from the boys! :)
     

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