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Hot Rods Gave away my Truck for Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dave plmley, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Jim636
    Joined: Aug 3, 2013
    Posts: 185

    from Wyandotte

    My truck in my avatar was a father son project that my dad gave me 30 yrs ago. It has gone thru a lot of changes over the years to fit my taste. I have a 13 yr old that I will give it to when the time is right.
  2. zjerry
    Joined: Feb 11, 2013
    Posts: 314


    Nice looking truck.. My dad gave me his 1969 corvette when it was too much for him to drive.
    It is a 350 /350 hp 4speed trans., manual steering , no power brakes. user10568_pic7943_1294970621.jpg
  3. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,913


    My daughter was never interested in my cars or drag racing, and over the years my wife has lost interest also. My plan was to leave my 56 Sedan Delivery to my nephew, but now my daughter has said she wants it. She'd been into imports and tuner cars, and not classic American iron. I'm still conflicted about if I should let her have it; I just don't want it to get torn up; she's never really taken care of things. But who knows, I may just sell it when I can no longer enjoy it to someone who truly would. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
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  4. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,913


    Now that's a Vette you HAVE to DRIVE! I drove a 1968, 427, 4 speed, non power steering/brakes, Vette around in a PARKING LOT once. I don't know if it was being so nervous, or actually difficult to drive, that made it seem hard to do (slow speed). 150 lb., 18 year old had something to do with it too. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
  5. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,567

    Deuced Up!

  6. zjerry
    Joined: Feb 11, 2013
    Posts: 314


    Yes it's fun to drive , I learned to drive a 4 speed with this corvette at age 16..Drove it to high school ..
  7. Still having fun driving my 33 Chevy but we just updated our will so the car goes to my daughter. She got to drive it for the first time this summer. We want to keep it in the family and she agreed to give it to the grandchild that would enjoy it the most. Just want to see it stay in the family.
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  8. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326


    Doing the same with my 2 kids.
  9. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
    Posts: 395


    have an older vette - fixing nice for grandson # 1 & still driving on nice days. Newer project is for grandson # 2. Hope to turn over the keys in a few years & see their smile.
  10. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,167


    :D Outstanding sir.God bless ya.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 646
    from Salina, KS

    Fortunately, I have not been on either end of the "will" or "inheritance", but sure seems like you did your son & family a favor by not letting everyone get crazy later, disagree, & it ends up at auction, split 15 ways & gone.
    Good idea
  12. Nice. I'm sure he'll let you borrow it if you do your chores.
  13. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,945


    the older I get, the less the "stuff" matters to me. Give it to someone who has more years to enjoy it. I do notice though that things I think are neat or special, are not always appreciated by the younger family. When health reasons forced us to sell our house and move into small apartment, most of our "valuable" stuff (sentimental in other words) ended up in yard sale or Salvation Army. But we did get a truckload of flathead/quickchange stuff to RonnieRoadster and my son got a lot of tools. Now trying to decide who gets the avatar in a couple of years when Miss Linda and I no longer are able to cruise.
    A smile, a good word, an unexpected act of kindness mean more these days to me than material possessions. So good for you, making your son's day with a great F-100.
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  14. wood remover
    Joined: Dec 23, 2012
    Posts: 867

    wood remover

    Great thing to do Dave!!!!
    There has been model T's in my Dad's garage my entire life ,Im 53
    My Dad no longer drives and signed all 3 of them as my inheretence
    to me last summer, now I pick him up to go to cruises and swaps
    and spend time with him IMG_4704_1.JPG 20150705_193635.jpg IMG_5750.JPG IMG_4704_1.JPG 20150705_193635.jpg IMG_5750.JPG
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  15. My youngest granddaughter might end up with my old beater sedan.

    Veda has been riding in Deuces since she was born. HRP





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  16. piker
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 201


    I have a 1950 Stude pickup that my Favorite uncle gave me almost 40 years ago. He had got it for nothing in the 60's sold it, and the guy he sold it to gave it back to him a few years later.
    My Dad helped me rebuild the motor in the 80s a good learning experience. I Drive it a lot and I might give it to my uncle's grandson as he has expressed interest in it. I guess we are all just caretakers.
  17. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 6,004

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    I'll be 71 shortly and by summers end will have 5 deuces in the garage. I'm thinking it's time to get rid of the most expensive ones and keep the low buckers for my wife to give to my kids when I'm gone, although they don't seem to have much of an interest in old cars?
  18. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
    Posts: 1,428


    Now, that is awesome! dad gave me my first rod...handed me ''the keys'' with a grin... I was totally caught of the few times I cried uncontrollably in front of my dad like a blubbering fool....things like this gesture makes me smile.....''well done!;)''
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  19. 29 Speedster
    Joined: Aug 2, 2011
    Posts: 151

    29 Speedster
    from Colorado

    Nice!! I gave a Model A to my Daughter and a Z-28 Camero to my son for the very same reason.

    I would recommend everyone consider doing the same thing. They get to enjoy the cars with their families....and we get to enjoy seeing that as well. The grandkids are involved as well. Who could ask for more.
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  20. USA Tires Sign Joe
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,066

    USA Tires Sign Joe
    from Western NJ

    Very thoughtful Merry Christmas!

  21. mediumriser
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 342

    from Ohio

    The first time my pawpaw raced this car was in 1983, I was 6 months old. I grew up with this car, when it was getting to much to handle (a high winding small block and a 4spd.) I took over driving duties about 5 years ago. I have been spending some money on it updating and making it safer to race.
    Last Friday at my 33 birthday dinner he gave me the title. I cried like a baby and that old man got the biggest longest hug I have ever given him.
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  22. Ive learned that wills and promises only lead to fights and bickering after someone dies. All my wife ever received from her parents estate was heartache and grief. Her daddy gave her his 66 chevy truck 7 years before he died. And the family thought she should return it. Then when My folks passed my family was worse. So I say give it to whoever you want now. don't wait do it now. Even your home deed it to who you want to have it and keep a life estate. When your gone its theirs no debate no probate no hassle. Ive gave my sons cars & trucks , tools , land ,guns ect. now when they are still young enough to do something with it. And their aint any strings attached it theirs to do with as they wish. A gift with strings attached isn't any gift at all.
  23. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,199


    After having been through 2 bouts of cancer,both of which I was told I would never make it,I have a different outlook on "stuff".If somebody in the family is in love with said item and is responsible,give it to them so they can enjoy it.If not ,get a good price for it and give the money to your heirs or to medical research.But don't let your cars rot away because you can't drive them anymore,that's a low down dirty shame.
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  24. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,410

    rd martin
    from indiana

    no doubt. a great thing to do.
    Joined: Dec 19, 2015
    Posts: 27

    from Canada

    Way to go're a good guy and a great dad!
  26. Fedcospeed
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 2,011


    I hope my son is paying attention when I point to something here and say..Thats a blah blah blah, when I croak dont sell it cheap.Ive already told him the shop is all his when I go.
    What Ive found from going to sales and getting a first peak at stuff is that people save all this stuff and no one in the family knows what the hell it is. And then the task of trying to sell or even move a huge amount of stuff. I go to estate sales all the time.I love the hoarder guys but you know that will be me when I die.There,s alot of food for thought in this thread. Maybe time to lighter the load

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