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Hot Rods First drive down the street...always a thrill...will I make it home?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mrharley51, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Took the 36 out of the garage and drove it down the block for the first time...Always a little scary driving something that you gave birth to in your garage and now take it out into traffic to do battle with the other vehicles operating the highways and byways...a short ride today, maybe a little longer next time. Shakedown rides are always interesting...leaks, brakes, steering,..bumps...hoping all things stay attached and you make it home without calling out the "hook". Paint is PPG B/C Midnight Blue Regatta…"Washington Blue" says the numbers on the can. Sure photos weird. Sometimes dark some times light...

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  2. swifty
    Joined: Dec 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,973


    Looking good. Is that Washington Blue? Congrats on the first drive.
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  3. bangngears
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,034

    from ofallon mo

    looks well built. Dont see any issues from here Drive the heck out of it
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  4. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,032


    Nice pickup.
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  5. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,839


    Congrat's, looks good.

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  6. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,446

    from MN,USA

    Nice looking truck, we still have some snow piles around here.
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  7. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 854


    Glad to hear you have the same jitters as so many of us. Looking good. Have fun.
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  8. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,615

    jim snow

    Congrats. Nice truck. Snowman
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  9. ... Nice Firestones ...
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  10. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,835


    Perfect execution!! $pot-0n... Enjoy
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  11. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,485

    from wareham,ma

    Looks very nice, not overdone. so hows she ride?
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  12. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,404

    Mike Colemire

    That thing is right down sexy! Stance and everything looks great to me.
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  13. little red 50
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
    Posts: 216

    little red 50

    Looks good! It looks like you lost your fenders. I think I would just leave them off. ;)
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  14. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,961

    from IRELAND

    looks very nice
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  15. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,828

    from Buffalo NY

    Very cool truck
    Just took my 36 out for the first spin since last fall....stalled right near my house...bad gas and fouled are not alone
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  16. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,961

    from IRELAND

    took my 38 out for the first drive lately.made it home but no brakes,heart in mouth job.bigger bore m/c sorted it
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  17. Nice truck!
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  18. ...that's a NICE lil scooter,..very well proportioned, great job.
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  19. If nothing fell off - you did good!!!
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  20. That's a sweeeet litte truck and, screams Hot Rod! You never forget your first time out. Have fun and, keep us posted on some of your adventures.:) KOOL !!!!
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  21. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,843

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

  22. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,937

    Member Emeritus
    from Iowa

    Love the detail at the bottom of the box in front of the rear tires. Very well done truck. Time to enjoy the crap out of it!
  23. Gotta love a highboy truck, congratulations you did a great job. HRP
  24. Aaron D.
    Joined: Oct 27, 2015
    Posts: 1,028

    Aaron D.

    Badass! The truck is perfect.
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  25. Good looking Truck..

    Hope you give it a good Shakedown on Woodward :)
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  26. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,328

    Kiwi 4d

    As the wise Kiwi sage Bear said (RIP) stance is everything. And you nailed it with restraint completing a winning ride any one would be proud to say i built this.
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  27. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,162


    REAL nice looking truck.
  28. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,988


    Sweet ride! Always take your cell phone with you when shaking down a new ride! That way, you can call Momma and fall on your sword and beg for her help!
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  29. I took my '59 Ford out late one night, no plates, no exhaust.... once around the block and I was stressed that it would not make it home. Glad your maiden voyage went well.
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  30. thanks Paul, I see you made another trip to the states. Hope you had a good time.
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