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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. agshelby
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 463


    I hear you on the '41 truck. There is no finer looking truck from Ford. In the middle of doing a mechanical rebuild on mine and trying to keep it from getting too nice. I intend to keep using it as a light hauler around the house and driving it hard. image1.jpeg
  2. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
    Posts: 533

    Hotdoggin DaddyO
    from Hays, Ks

    Custom-54 Bel Air hardtop
    Hot Rod-27 roadster
    Drag Car-63-67 Corvette
    Shop Truck-60 El Camino
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  3. jimgoetz
    Joined: Sep 6, 2013
    Posts: 356


    Crap, I had 3 of these at different times. sure would like to get them back.
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  4. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 817


    I'm sentimental about cars so I submit the following;

    1: 39 or 40 Ford Sedan - My grandpa drove one that was po-boy hot rodded with a flat V8. Something along those lines would be fine

    2: 55 1st Series Chevy PU - My first car. It would be cool to do one that had tribute to that one, but in a custom rather than the poor sad 80's vibe my truck had. I've never built a custom truck, so it would tick that box as well.

    3: 65 or 66 Corvair Coupe - Blow through turbocharged 140 and a 4 speed, full on road race setup, but street legal (Just barely). This one because we built these for years after I got married and I never really had the cash to build a full out autocross corner cutter the way I knew I could. Mid engine V8 is an acceptable substitute.

    4: 61 Chevy Pickup - Another grandpa memory. All of his work trucks while I was a kid were the first 2 years of the 60-66 Chevys. He loved the torsion bar trucks. His last one was a 61 ton truck with a 12' dump bed, a hopped 327 with a granny 4 speed and black Mustang seats. It was cool, and exemplified the shop truck in every way. Another tribute with a regular bed please.
  5. 1: 49-51 Ford Shoebox
    2: 29 RPU
    3: 64 T-bolt
    4: 53 F100
    This is my HAMB friendly wish list.
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  6. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,404


    I have three already filled and looking for a pickup as well.
    32 Roadster, 48 Hudson,63 Riviera. 20181216_082416_resized_1.jpg 20181216_082437_resized_1.jpg 20181216_082454_resized_1.jpg
  7. 1929rats
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 596


    I think 4 is the magic number...I've enjoyed 4 before.....I have an open space where I once had a '29 RPU (open hot rod) but, someday that space will be filled with a '32 roadster....
    so my list goes...
    1).Hot Rod - '32 roadster (personal goal to build in the next 2 years or another pre-war Ford - see below)
    2). Muscle car - '70 Chevelle (own, first car I bought at 15 y.o. with paper route money)
    3). Drag car - '41 willys (I have a '52 willys aero which I'm REAL happy with set up for drag racing with an L88, but a '41 is the mountain top.
    4). Truck - '65 el camino (I have this, although with a 427 and straight axle, and not very utilitarian, but something I NEEDED to build after seeing Hollywood Knights).

    >>>>If I had to take out "muscle car" for purposes of this forum, I would replace with "closed hot rod" and would have a '40 Standard Ford coupe (this could easily replace open hot rod as well if I found the right one).

    Cool my mind off work for a minute as well into dreamland....
  8. Justin B
    Joined: Oct 11, 2003
    Posts: 2,188

    Justin B

    If I had to get it down to 4

    Custom- victress s1a
    Hot rod - 34 3 window
    Hot rod - A roadster
    Racer - land Speed car

    No shop truck in the garage as everything I own that has plates has been used to haul stuff... there's currently 3 39 trans in the trunk of the 34

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  9. Blue-sky dreams eh?..

    Custom: Cushenberry's Matador, or a close second, the Wilhelm Mark Mist.

    Hot rod: Doane Spencers '55 T-Bird.

    Race car: Ford GT40

    Truck: Who cares, with the above to drive?
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  10. Davkin
    Joined: Apr 5, 2008
    Posts: 351

    from SLC, Utah

    1. I ditto the '65 Buick Riv but would be happy to any 60's Riv. A close second would be a 36 Ford with a slight tail dragging stance and a nash grill.

    2. A 1930-31 Model A Ford RPU, (with the cab extended a few inches, I'm a large guy). It has to have lakester headers but I'm not picky about the engine, anything from a flathead to a hemi would make me happy.

    3. A wicked mean gasser. I'm not picky, I'll take just about any body style it just needs to have a gasser stance and a ton of torque.

    4. I'd love anything from late 30's on but being a large guy I'd have to go with something from the late 50's on for practical reasons. My sentimental pick would be a '64 Ford with a 390, my Grandpa's work truck, I spent much time in it while working concrete with him.

    I'd just be happy to have anything right now.
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  11. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,616


    I have my four (along with a bunch of other shit that distracts me from getting these four done).
    1. 1957 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
    2. 1932 Ford roadster
    3. 1964 Plymouth Savoy
    4. 1956 F100 Big window
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  12. I could never part with mine. But these 4 would do it for me. #1 kustom #2 Hot Rod#3 race car#4 the shop truck.:rolleyes: Ron....[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  13. Clearly none of you guys are married to my wife.

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  14. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 626

    from Missouri

    I like what I have right now and there are SO many choices, but these sound good tonight.
    mccormick - 41 caddy at Dave Conrad's.jpg bass built - 34 coupe on the road.jpg Ferrari 250 GTO - 2.jpg 1956 ford truck.jpg
  15. can't do more than 2 these keep me up at nights 20180428_080929.jpg
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  16. 29AVEE8
    Joined: Jun 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,384


    Man, good question Ryan. I have been thinking and am having a difficult time so here goes:

    Hot Rod- My '29 on Deuce rails with Flathead.

    Truck- a '53-'55 F-100 slammed with running boards removed, nasty FE and painted like Agajanian's 1952 Indy winner. Or a '57 Ranchero with a Boss 9.

    Custom?- '41 Cad convert with skirts lowered just a tad. Or a '41 Continental convert with a blown V-12. Or a '40 Merc. convert with Skirts, Flipper discs and a nasty flathead.

    Race Car- A Kurtis KK500-J Indianapolis Roadster.
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  17. I have the best wife in the whole wide world. Been with her for 47 years.
    She's ok with however many cars we want.
    The only stipulation is we can't sell them

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  18. OK, first....if I had a race car there would be no time for anything else. Racing isn't fun for me unless I win.
    But I've always wanted a 57 Safari mild custom...
    I've already got my dream-rod with my 34 ford coupe. 34indaweeds.jpg I'd need to spend some time and $$ to refine it a bit. An interior and real paint would be nice.
    Home owners and hot rod owners need a pickup. I'd like my old '49, F-1 back again. It had a cheesy 289/c-4 in it and twice I broke the rear end in it with the little 2 barrel SBF, automatic. I'd truly like to try a 392 hemi/ 5 speed in it now. 49fordpu.jpg
    For the 4th spot? A C-5, ZO-6 corvette. I love driving my kid's supercharged version.
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  19. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,538

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Not sure about a custom??? ...but I can think of several that would fill the posistion:cool:
    Something like this simple 55 would have to fill the Hot Rod posistion as A 55 would be the main one I would have to have:)
    slightly ot but still a early look, 66/67 plymouth belvedere/GTX would fill a straight race posistion
    60s GM shop truck ....or tri five one or 56 ford would be ok too
  20. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,623

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Tough choices are all over the map (could be why I've had close to 100 cars).
    Kustom-late 40's Cad, Buick or Olds, '65 Riv, or going crazy on my '40 Convertible.
    Hot Rod-my '39 Deluxe coupe
    P/U-my avatar
    Race Car-I'd substitute another Hot Rod or Kustom instead (my car hobby is expensive enough without campaigning a race car) so maybe a '55 Nomad, '38 Chev Coupe, '64 GTO, '62 Impala SS, or..
  21. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 3,725

    from Berry, AL

    Truck- Can’t argue with 40-41 Ford or 53-56 Ford
    Hot rod- Tom McMullen’s 32 roadster
    Custom-40 Lincoln Zephyr 5 window coupe
    Race car- 1963 1/2 factory lightweight Galaxie 427 4 speed
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  22. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,850


    Come to think of it, I have all four.
    My '56 210, Olds powered '28 highboy, the Nailhead powered '33 Ford pu and my blown SBC '49 Austin. Two are up and running, the '28 is getting a facelift and the '33 is under construction. The only thing I'd like to add would be a '49-'50 Ford or Merc woody.
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  23. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,431

    from Raytown Mo

    Tough call when each of the 4 has a category.

    Hotrod: 33/34 3 window with hemi and three pedals
    Custom: 49/50 Chevy fleetline
    Race car: original ford gt40 not the new stuff
    Truck: 48-53 Chevy like every body else has

    Hotrod: 40 ford coupe, moonshine style
    Custom: 54 Pontiac 2 dr hard top
    Race car: Porsche 356
    Truck: 47 ford
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  24. Otto
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 119


    This week....
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  25. Not sure about the custom, but I have the other three:
    '32 Ford Roadster
    1965 Porsche 356 Cabriolet
    1954 Ford Ranchwagon (that works as a shop truck doesn't it ?)

    I do have a 4th car, a '31 Model A coupe.
    I keep looking/lusting for more but I also see that too many becomes counter productive. It is hard enough to keep these four on the road and feeling loved.
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  26. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,296


    I had all Four, projects that were never finished the way I'd envisioned them.

    1951 Mercury, chopped when I bought it.
    1932 Ford Vicky, cut in half to hide it (previous owner), now in Australia
    ARCA Two Man car from the 1930's, just the body & frame
    1956 Ford F100 I drove home from LA in 1975

    New wish list, since we're all dreaming?

    1954 Chevy with a 1950 FastBack grafted to it, started one, sold it
    1932 Ford Vicky, a good one this time
    Type 37A Bugatti GP car, Dream BIG
    1956 Ford F100, with all the upgrades to haul the trailer with the Bugatti.

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  27. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 948


    Normally I dont get in on these things, but I'm gonna take a stab at it because I already own all 4 of these "dream cars", just have to get them done.

    40's style Custom -- 1941 Desoto w/Baby Desoto Hemi
    Hot Rod = 23-25 T on A rails, 322 Nailhead
    Race Car = Competition Coupe Abbreviated 36 Ford Fordor w/blown 430 Lincoln.
    Shop truck = 53 Ford Panel Truck
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  28. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,296


    Every once in a while a car makes you stop and ask "Who's car is this?" Sure had a great look. Bob

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  29. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,171


    Custom; 1950 Ford coupe, pearl white, white interior with plexiglas knobs, low with chrome reverse wheels, and baldy
    hub caps, a 1957 Thunderbird Special 312 with three twos for a power plant. Did I mention frenched headlights...
    Hot Rod; 1934 Ford three window coupe, with an Olds power plant...
    Race Car; 1951 Henry J with a 327, and a four speed...
    Shop Truck; 1941 Ford pickup, I have this one, and use it often. It has the old 59AB in it, and never fails...
    Well that was fun....
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  30. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 14,358


    For Going Fast the Pierson Coupe


    The Custom The Pierson Tow Car


    The Hotrod


    The Grocery Getter


    Credit to Photographers, Owners

    I want your cars...;)

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019

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