The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jleavesl, Jul 11, 2008.
Won't say. Don't know yet.
I am a car guy. I could never have too many!
Holy crap! I didn't know we were supposed to include dads, brothers, uncles, moms, sisters, in-laws and such !!!
I won't list them all for fear of shutting down the internet!
This feels like a trap... is that you sweetie?
1940 Ford Tudor Sedan, since 1968. My first hotrod.
1940 Ford Conv. Stock drive train
1940 Ford coupe, 265 Chevy engine, stock trans.
1940 Ford Tudor, Sectioned 4", filled, frenched, flathead. Since 1971.
1948 Dodge town sedan
1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe 4 door, Stock
1950 Ford Tudor sedan, stock
1950 Ford Tudor, chopped w/276 Mercury/3speed
1964 VW Bug, stock
1964 Malibu SS, rough
1965 Nova SS, 4 speed
1965 Nova SS, Automatic
1995 Jeep Wrangler
1995 GMC Serria
2004 GMC Serria
2007 Toyota 4 Runner, Wife's
7 BSA motorcycles
7 parts cars
A great wife that is still running.
I have decided that I have enough. Can't get all of them running, yet.
I'd have to stop and think on the first question and still am not sure.
More than you can physically or financially finish in a lifetime is too many.
that's what i was thinking!
I have three, all hotrods, and all drivers. My Burb is my daily driver; the gasser and the muscle car are my occasional drivers. The motorcycle rarely gets driven anymore, so it's going away this spring.
40 Ford Coupe that I have owned since high school.(45 years)
40 Ford Pickup my daily. (8 years)
40 Ford Pickup project with nailhead being built.
38 Chevy Sedan that I can't seem to sell. (33 years)
And of course my late model pickup and
my wife's daily Grand Am
Here is my list so far:
1956 Ford Customline
1962 Austin Healey 3000 MK II
1968 International Harvester Travelall
1972 VW convertible bug
1973 Jeep AMC CJ5
1984 BMW R100 RS
Plus 3 modern vehicles
My up to the minute list
'31 Model A pick up - 0 cyl
'46 Ford 2 ton 8 cyl. Flattie
'53 Ranch wagon - 8 cyl.Flattie
'58 300 Sedan Gasser - 8 cyl.BB 429
'62 Falcon 2Dr Wagon - 0 cyl.
'63 Econoline P/U - 6 cyl.200
'64 Ranchero (Falcon) - 8 cyl. 351 W
'64 Galaxie 500 - 8 cyl.FE 390
'64 Galaxie 500 XL - 8 cyl.FE 428
'65 Galaxie 500 - 8 cyl.FE 352
'67 Cougar - 8 cyl.289
'68 Torino Squire Wagon - 8 cyl. 302
'70 Maverick - 6 cyl.250
'70 Maverick - 0cyl.
'71 Torino GT - 8 cyl.BB 429
'71 Ranchero Squire - 8 cyl.302
'71 Ranchero Squire - 8 cyl.BB 429
'71 Lincoln MK III - 8 cyl.BB 460
'71 Lincoln MK III - 8 cyl.BB 460
'71 Thunderbird -0 cyl.
'71 Thunderbird -0 cyl.
'76 Mercury Comet - 0 cyl.
'76 Kawasaki Z-1 900 - 4 cyl.
'78 Bronco 4X4 - 8 cyl.400M
'79 Lincoln Town Coupe - 8 cyl.BB 460
'79 Yamaha GT80 - 1 cyl.
'82 Mercury Capri - 8 cyl.302
'83 Yamaha P50 - 1 cyl.
'84 Dodge Caravan - 0 cyl.
'85 Lincoln LSC - 8 cyl.5.0L
'85 Chevy Blazer - 8 cyl.
'86 Gmc Jimmy - 4 cyl.
'88 Gmc Sierra Long Box - 8 cyl.
'89 Kawasaki ZX-10 Ninja - 4 cyl.
'89 Mercury Grand Marquis - 8 cyl.5.0L
'90 Chevy Reg Cab P/U - 8 cyl.
'91 Plymouth Gr Voyager - 6 cyl.
'92 Bronco Yard Truck/Plow - 8 cyl.5.0L
'92 Tempo 2 DR -4 cyl.
'93 Tempo 4 - 4 cyl.
'93 Mustang 4 cyl
'95 Bronco Tow Rig - 8 cyl.5.0L
'96 Eagle Vision - 6 cyl.(daughter's - 18)
'98 Windstar - 6 cyl.
'98 Dodge Intrepid - 6 cyl.
'02 Olds Alero - 4 cyl.(wife's - 40!)
'00 Focus 4 Dr - 4 cyl.
'02 Focus Wagon(blue) - 4 cyl.
'02 Focus wagon(green) -4 cyl.
49 and holding (hoping to lose a few off brands over the summer)
I feel bad, only my daily driver, Ford Exploder, 1935 Chevy phaeton and current project, 46 Olds sedanette. Only me at home now and no longer carpark since the ex and kids moved out.
I only have 3. But too many is when someone has the hots for a particular make and model car and has to be told he already has a restored 1 in the barn.
Its like my dad says with guns, if you can count em its not enough!
You can never have too may! If you have 3 acres in the country...Fill it up with classics...have your own "herd" of cars ready for resto or...????
51 Pontiac (till I die)
1994 Chev 4x4 (keeper)
1989 GMC 4x4
2004 Ram 2500
2007 Hummer H3
2008 GMC Sierra 4x4
I think I am missing a couple
60 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe
64 Galaxie XL 500 Convert 390 auto
64 Tbird Convert
66 Mustang Convert
68 Mustang Convert
70 XW Falcon GT 351C 4spd close-ratio
89 Corvette Convert
09 Holden SS-V Ute (6.0litre, 6spd)
........ and always looking. Just need to get another rod, then I'll have about enough.
Wow I don't know if I'm jealous or lucky. Have my wifey 02 Odyssey
And my 40 buick that doesn't run. I ride my bike and take the train as my commuter.
Had a 68 skylark I was daily driving till 2 months ago until I was putting 100+ a week in gas
41 burb, 52 gmc, 28 chevy, 02 chev pickup, 04 wrangler, motorhome, school bus. All are operating but the '28.
And it's just my wife and I!
i think I will stop when the 28 is done this winter.
I have 5 vehicles but none are HAMB friendly. 2 or 3 could even be considered appliances since they're so boring. The other two are things that I cobbled together from same make donors to make functioning vehicles that never left the factory in their current configurations.
1932 Ford Sedan
1954 F100-Halfway done
1976 F100- Farm/Work truck
15 or 20, probly way too many, I think I'm a hoarder.
93 cobra mustang, not running. 88 crown vic, running but not for long. bout to part out. 82 E-150, runs, sometimes my daily driver when the fairlane is down. 78 fairmont, not running. 66 f100 runs. 63 fairlane runs, it's my daily driver. two 66 bsa's not running. late 60's shovelhead chopper, not running. 26 T sedan, not running. i think in order for me to feel better about my vehicle hoarding i should start buying more that run so that my running/not running ratio is more acceptable.
I have 3 HAMB friendly vehicles out of the 6 cars we own:
- 32 Ford Roadster (avatar): flattie/5-speed
- 40 Ford Std Coupe: flattie/5-speed
- 40 Ford p-up: 4.3V6/5-speed
I am down to 6
1 ) 2009 Siverado LTZ extra cab pickup ( my daily )
2 ) Cadillac DTS ( wife's daily )
3 ) my old Cadillac ( just a spare Caddy ... but tagged and licensed )
4 ) 1932 Roadster ( keeper ... forever )
5 ) 1932 3W coupe
6 ) 1949 Mercury M-47 pickup ( project vechicle )
I have been as high as 15 ... and as low as 3 ... but I usually have 5 or 6
Not counting motorcycles.
1. Work truck
2. 2002 Impala (wifes car)
3. 64 Falcon
4. 67 Ranchwagon
5. 68 Galaxie 500
Not nearly enough
looking at a 1961 Grumman step van
I guess when the wife complains it'll be too many....
so far so good
I have way too many-5 and im the only driver , my wife no longer drives due to her medical cond. we have the 07 mustang gt she bought just 2 months before her injury , my dd dodge van , my 85 fiero gt,her 57 nash metro project and my 70 AMX project . all but my van are garaged so at least im not annoying the neighbors.
It is called a automobile portfolio. It's like owning T-bills or CD's or stocks - more fun though because you can go out and touch your portfolio. It is harder to store the automobile portfolio however - not like stamps or coins that you can store in a drawer.
'40 Hudson Coupe
'41 Ford PU
'50 Ford Buis. coupe
'54 Ford F-100
'59 Ford F-100
OT '77 ford F-250 4x4 factory highboy
OT '78 Ford F-150 (shop truck)
OT '95 Accord
How many is too many depends on what your resources and abilities are. I have too many to do justice to for sure with my abilities and income. All but the '59 F-100 and '50 Ford coupe are drivers but none are REAL nice.
'55 Chevy Beauville wagon -not running
'55 Chevy Hardtop -no drivetrain but I put a Thunderbolt scoop on it
'57 Chevy Sedan - running "needs a little work"
OT '69 Vette - no motor
OT '73 Honda 350G - running not stopping
OT '71 SL100 - Sleeping
OT '90 Miata - current dd
OT '98 Cavalier - code po335
OT '93 Chevy 2500 - tree hugger (pass side hit a telephone pole)
OT wife's car - too nice for me
When I get into double digits, I think that is too many for me...
Separate names with a comma.