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Hot Rods How long have you owned it ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by boltupal, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. kiwi54chev
    Joined: Jan 26, 2017
    Posts: 15


    Only 3 or 4 years deep into owning my 54 chev, but its not going anywhere.
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  2. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 4,265


    Not sure how I fit into this, but my Dad bought the pickup new in '57-Chevy, then in the early 70's he bought a wrecked Corvette for $525.00 and put the LS5 th400 into it, he gave it to me when I was 16, but didn't get it in my name till I was family since '57, mine since '79...35+ years I guess.
  3. classiccarjack
    Joined: Jun 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,441


  4. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 355


    I got the 55 in my avatar from my great aunt (original owner) in 1972. 45 years. It was my first car.
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  5. Marcia
    Joined: Feb 27, 2009
    Posts: 593



    I helped my husband build my 33 Dodge about 35 years ago. I still have the coupe.

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  6. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,344


    Bought this photo of my 1912 Ford on eBay last month, restored by Elmer Bemius in time for the 1950 Glidden Tour, three months before I was born, restoration still looks good from 20 feet. It was the very first old car I was given a ride in around 1962, one of those life changing moments. Bought it in 1983 so I've had it for 34 years. Bob DSCF9500.JPG
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  7. Hey Squirrel, I see yer Suburban for sale,I think he was askin 25 grand or so...
  8. Nick O
    Joined: Feb 16, 2010
    Posts: 119

    Nick O
    from Ohio

    53 years drove it to High School and dated my wife in it. Me standing by truck in 1967 at my after school job at the local Marathon Station Truck Marathon Gas Station 1967.jpg truck 1.jpg My 30 PU.jpg
  9. When I get done with a car I usually sell it. Lately I have been slowing down with age now 63.When I get done with the 56 Chrysler Windsor. I am going to look for another station wagon{I am a wagon guy} to trade for it and it may be my last one. I owned this 64 Buick station wagon for 4 years .That's about the longest I have owned one.Bruce. HPIM0811.JPG
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  10. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,330

    from South Indy

    Almost 24 years on this one. untitled.png
  11. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 520


    The Comet in my avatar picture I purchased on July 2nd 1968
    (49years ago) I also have a Microcar that my father purchased in 1959 so it's been in the family 58 years.
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  12. OfficerBimbo
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 89


    I have had my ride since 1989- at age 16. I think it is really cool how long some of you all have had your cars and trucks. Great pics, too!

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  13. 41 coupe
    Joined: Nov 29, 2009
    Posts: 289

    41 coupe
    from bristol pa

    27 years and counting, 2 engines, 3 transmission 1 powerglide,and two 4speeds, and 3 rears later. What can I say. 20170226_130205.jpg
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  14. deucendude
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
    Posts: 580

    from norcal

    My friend has a deuce 5 window that was given to his dad in 1950. Been a driver almost all the time. I don't have a photo though.
  15. My off topic 73 Nova was purchased new by my Mom & Dad in 73. I bought it from them in 78 & have had it ever since. It now has an Art Morrison chassis, big block, narrowed 9 in w/5.13 spool, etc
  16. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,894



    When I was 16, I had a 58 Chevy Impala for daily driving to school and back. I had to share it with my mom, so it really was not my own personal car. I took care of the Impala. But, as cool as it was, it did not work out well when going to the beach with surfboards sticking out of the back trunk.

    So, I searched high and low for a cool looking surf wagon and found an ex-hot rod, 40 Ford Sedan Delivery. I saw it driving around our old Westside neighborhood, and then at our cruising grounds in Bixby Knolls. So, that was the vehicle for my surf adventures.

    That stock Flathead, 40 Ford Sedan Delivery took me 1000s of miles up and down the coast to various surf spots in the years that I owned it. But, I had to sell it in 1965 to fund going away to college. But for 4 years, it was the greatest surf mobile going for me. I did drive the 58 Impala on cruise nights and weekend drags, but the 40 was the coolest car for overall, riding around our teenage, stomping grounds.

    It was especially cool if we arrived in front of those ever present surf movies at the local theaters and auditoriums. If there was a parking spot in front of the theater/auditorium, by chance, that was like a movie star getting out onto the red carpet before and after the show. Aaalrighttttt!

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    Jump up 10 years later. After my wife and I were turned away from an “out of town” check fiasco for a woody purchase, she put her efforts behind buying another sedan delivery. This time, she wanted a 32 Ford Sedan Delivery. But as rare as they are, there were some for sale, but out of our range. So, we checked out every ad possible and in a small OC speed shop, found another red 40 Ford Sedan Delivery. We changed things to make it look like the one I had in high school.
    This time, the paint job was really a red-orange, whereas the 1961 version was “Salmon Pink.” This one had what sold my wife…A/C with a SBC motor. Now, it was cruising in comfort and she loved driving the sedan delivery every chance she got. It was my daily driver. We kept that one (71-76) until we had to sell it because of an expansion of our family and needed a larger single level house.


    So, it looks like we kept those twin sedan delivery models for 4 years each. But, my wife’s next two cars she kept for 11 and 13 years. The 58 Impala? Well, I kept that car from 1958 to 1965, 7 years.
    upload_2017-8-6_5-14-22.png 1958 new, racing A/Stock class at Lions
    upload_2017-8-6_5-23-25.png 1962 high school cruiser
    upload_2017-8-6_5-10-51.png 1964 with Buick Skylark wires(thanks Moose)
    upload_2017-8-6_5-19-13.png 1965 black on black, when sold
  17. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,371


    I have my grandpas 1937 and 1954 Fords. My parents 66 Chrysler convertible(45years) my 1947 Mercury 50 years, the 57 chevy 28 years, the 35 and 39 Ford trucks for 22 years.

    Many ol cars
  18. choptop4
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 654


    My uncle got his 32 in 55. Got my 38 Dodge in 72. Hope to finish it soon.

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  19. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,334


    As of July 14th, I've had my '40 sedan for 16 years... More than half my life! Still working on it! 20170611_001053~2.jpg 20170611_001225.jpg 20170611_001426.jpg IMG_20170701_180829_436.jpg
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  20. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 335


    Remember, without pictures it never happened! Here's an older picture of my Vette, purchased in '93 as a basket case. Bought the FLH in '78, chopped.
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  21. I got 38 Chevy in June 1978 or 39 years ago. It's great to see so many others that have owned their car for so many years.

    1978 image0626a copy.jpg

    IMG_1773 copy.jpg

    I know every owner of the car back to 1950
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  22. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 7,146

    jimmy six

    Since 1943..... Indian @ the HBGS 007.jpg
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  23. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,467


    40 years as of last April. Bought my 55 when I was 14 years old, (in April 1977), and paid for it with my paper route money.

    55 Chevy 2nd at Havana A.jpg 2015 Meltdown.jpg

    By the way.......The 9:20 dial in, from photo #1......Yeah, that's for the 1/8th mile......:D
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  24. OFT
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 539


    DSCN5709.JPG since 1970
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  25. ceresco
    Joined: Mar 28, 2011
    Posts: 7

    from nebraska

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  26. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 469


    volvo13.JPG Sold my badvolvo after 35 years of owning it. Building the replacement for the last 2 years. Too many toys, not enough time. Replacement is a 40 Chevy coupe.
  27. My avatar 55 Cameo, purchased from an auto wrecker in 1968. It hauled a camper all over Canada and the US, and has received 2 small blocks , and finally a 396 with an M21, installed in 1971. It is presently in the process of getting a 454.
    I also have a 67 big block Caliente conv, approximately 25 years, and a 67 Mercury 1 ton, approximately 30 years, among others.
    Stuff that enters my yard never seems to leave.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2017
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  28. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,116

    jim snow

    IMG_0010.JPG 18 years. Photo by Motoandy
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  29. had my 60 Chevy for a couple years (2015) SD 2016.jpg
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  30. Have had this one for about three years... got to love a long roof ! :D CS2.jpg
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