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Hanging Your Arm Out The Car Window. Do You?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BuickBorracho, Jan 15, 2009.

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  1. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,917


    yep, it's the only way to style after wiggling out of the straitjacket, jacking some keys off a guard, and making my escape...
  2. Kustomz
    Joined: Jun 7, 2006
    Posts: 558


    Gotta keep your signal arm ready to work. Don't need no stinkin turn signals!
  3. Alpha Male behavior is instinctive.
  4. brewsir
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,279


    I don't dad told me the "rules" from back in the long as your elbow isn't higher than your shoulder it was cool....I used to do it to make my arms look huge (girls were impressed anyway)
  5. ol gasser
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 333

    ol gasser
    from here

    Willie did it to keep from being thrown around before he drove the altered. Then it became a habit.The funny car had a fake arm hanging out as he had to use both hands to drive the funny.I do not hang my arm out as i never did when i raced.
  6. billbrown
    Joined: Dec 24, 2007
    Posts: 595


    only when im "signaling" to an idiot driver.
  7. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,695


    It's a Milner thing....

  8. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    from colorado

    Because it gets girls, used to anyhow. Now I do it for old times sake.:cool:

    It was the (before flat-black):D
  9. my hand warmers are the pipes on the side, so of course I do it

    when I drove truck I used to grab onto the mirror arm, it would let fresh cool air travel inside the sleeve and act like a.c. on your
  10. That's why I'm building an open car- to get rid of my left-armed farmer tan!
  11. Moonglow2
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 657


    When I was young as a kid in the back seat it was fun to stick your hand out the window to feel the air. When I got old enough to drive ALL the windows had to be down because it looked cool in summer. Air conditioning was only an installed option on expensive cars. It also served as a way to deflect air into the car plus the cooling effect it had on the rest of the body.
  12. 1951bomber
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
    Posts: 276

    from atwater Ca

  13. uc4me
    Joined: Feb 3, 2006
    Posts: 516


    depends on the seat to window height
  14. HellRaiser
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,240

    from Podunk, NE

    I do it to keep the door shut.:D

  15. rusty48
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 467


    I was driving an old beater one time with no signals so I had my arm out signaling a left turn,I heard tires squaling,when I looked in the mirrow all I could see was a bowtie,then a chevy dually truck went down the left side,outside mirrow came flying in the window,I don't remmber pulling my arm in but I guess I did because it's still there.
  16. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
    Posts: 2,953

    gas pumper

    Left arm on the window sill, steer with the finger tips, right hand on the shifter. Is there any other way?
  17. It gives you more elbow room and it's comfortable.

    A bonus is you get your left armpit air conditioned.

    My left arm is my turn signal.
  18. Fontucky Slim
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 86

    Fontucky Slim

    Yup, need to be able to reach the outside door handle. Its how I exit the vehicle!:D
  19. Not today since it was -35 degrees celcius but in the summer its hell ya!
  20. 59KUSTOM
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 912


    I did it in high school because I thought I was cool. I do it now because I know I'm cool!
  21. oldguy829
    Joined: Sep 19, 2005
    Posts: 376


    It's a habit from the 50's, before AC (and yeah it's cool) but not on new cars. They suck. All kinds of turbulence comes in the window on new cars. Old ones were built to drive with the window down.
    So if it feels right, let it hang out.
  22. scarylarry
    Joined: Apr 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,542


    Thanks for asking the hard hitting, truly useful questions.
  23. I read some where in a magazine the driver actually said when he was asked why he holds the door he saidwhat are you talking about !!
  24. I do it (comfort). In the 60's, my Dad went cross country like that. One BLACK arm and one bright white was really weird looking to a 10-11 year old kid (me):eek:
  25. skunx1964
    Joined: Aug 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,455



    yup, my way of cruisin:D
  26. Stude-sled
    Joined: Sep 24, 2006
    Posts: 678


    Not today it was -10 degrees when I left for work.
  27. VonDust
    Joined: Oct 6, 2008
    Posts: 246


    When I was a kid, I would always envy my dad hanging his arm out because he was bigger than I was and he could actually do it. I do it all the time now no matter what vehicle I am driving, its compfortable, cool, and it seems like there aren't many others doing it.
    And when hanging your arm out the window isn't enough to grab someone's attention... the Indy guys resort to this... :eek::D
  28. Kustomkarma
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 898


    My arms are two different colors from doing it.
    I'm glad I wasn't doing it when I rolled my car on the driver's side with the window down.
    I installed my seats in my Merc so they'd be the right height to do it.
    I don't do it on narrow two lane roads.
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 356


    Ya! :cool: I like to let my arm dangle out side so my hand can rub against the rear wheel! :confused::confused: Dam that hurts!! :eek::eek::eek:
  30. dante81_98
    Joined: Sep 26, 2005
    Posts: 504

    1. A-D Truckers

    sometimes when I am on a long road trip i will actually hang my foot out and rest it on the base of my mirror. Hurts like crazy when you catch a rock though.
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