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How many cars do you have and how many is too many?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jleavesl, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. dinokruzordinance
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 301


    1931 Chevy sedan 1934 Plymouth sedan 1936 ford pu 1937 ford pickup 1938 chevy pu 1946 Chevy pickup OT Tahoe suburban blazer x2 s10 pickup 5 speed 2 service trucks 2013.....hankering for a 1939 Chevy for $600
  2. borderboy1971
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 759

    from Canada

    What exactly counts as "cars"? If you mean running, driving cars well then not many. If you mean cars counting just the bodies of cars then I'm near the 200 mark. And close to another 100 to possibly pick up. (Just don't know if I have it in me anymore).Yeah, too many. They all look like puppies in the window when I find the poor neglected things.
  3. wreckfixer
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 318


    OK I must admit. I didn't read this whole thread, but the God Father of old cars in my town once said, " If you can count them, then you don't have enough".
  4. Gabe1775
    Joined: Jun 26, 2013
    Posts: 49


    LOL! Isn't that the truth!
  5. Xdrag48
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 471


    Sounds like a lot when you write them down...

    31 austin
    48 anglia
    64 chevy 4x4
    70 c10
    71 c10
    72 c10
    76 c10
    82 c10
    90GMC k1500
    97 astro van
    94 olds
    2002 astro van
    2012 car trailer

  6. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,273

    Dave Mc

    Miniature Ten Wheeler-29 Business Coupe-29 Pickup-31 Roadster-Chopped 48 Coupe-33 Victoria Convertible sedan and a 53 Cad Coupe Deville

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  7. pontman
    Joined: Mar 18, 2011
    Posts: 410


    I have 8 right now, and have my eyes on at least 2 more before the end of the year.
  8. carcruse
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
    Posts: 951


  9. Chuck Most
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 175

    Chuck Most
    from Saskatoon

    What constitutes a 'car'? For example, I have a cab, doors, and radiator shell for a '34 Ford pickup I plan on doing something with, but I wouldn't call it a car so much as a pile of parts for one vehicle. What about parts vehicles? I have an extremely rotten '59 Ford C-600 tilt cab I'm only keeping until I have a chance to pull the Y-block, then that one's off to the scrap yard.

    If I can count that '34 as a legitimate 'vehicle' , then I have three altogether- the '34, a '40 Dodge 1-1/2 ton truck, and a '67 Plymouth Fury I. For me, that's about maximum, mostly due to storage constraints and me not wanting my back yard to look (too much) like an abandoned salvage lot. Had to get rid of a couple of IH trucks because it was getting pretty clear to me I'd be better off letting somebody else have 'em. If I had a bit more space I'd love to limit myself to five projects, but that's a problem I needn't concern myself with at the moment.
  10. RobErnst
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 62


    I THINK I see a pattern here... All Great choices!
  11. henry roberts
    Joined: Oct 26, 2013
    Posts: 46

    henry roberts
    from australia

    I've currently got 5 projects plus 2 parts cars (all '64 down but not hamb friendly) plus the family mobile and my daughters car but those two don't count 'cause they are so boring...

    there is also a couple of tons of spares and extra bits.

    thankfully the 2 parts cars and one project are elsewhere. one of the others will be going as soon as I bother dragging it away. for me it is still too many, but I just can't decide which one/s to get rid of. I have put so much time and energy into the 4 good ones and into the pipe dreams of what they will be, i'm emotionally attached.

    plus I really want to build a dirt track styled speedster and I don't have a base car for that (yet).

    I guess time will tell. :D
  12. Chrisbcritter
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,922


    Most I've had at once was four (my Edsel being the only HAMB-friendly one). My former boss has about 170; some HAMB-friendly, but many more O/T special interest from late sixties into the eighties.
  13. 80WTI
    Joined: Sep 16, 2012
    Posts: 319


    My current list is

    1928 model a tudor not running
    1938 ford not running
    1947 ford jailbar registered
    1947 austin a40 ute not running
    1949 chev pickup running
    1950 buick running
    1950 vanguard standard not running
    1955 hillman husky registered
    1955 chev 210 registered
    1955 chev belair not running
    1955 chev panel truck not running
    1956 hillman husky not running
    1956 ford f500 tip truck running
    1963 ford f600 flatbed running
    1965 chev sports coupe running
    1969 lc torana running
    1972 plymouth cuda running
    1973 plymouth baracuda not running
    1973 holden hx ute running
    1981 holden wb ute running
    2005 honda odyssey registered
    2013 toyota dual cab hilux registered.

    1947 American moto-scoot

    and that is all.
  14. colinsmithson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2013
    Posts: 383


    2 work trucks 2 modern dailies 2 A models and 1 65 mustang (for car events when the wife wants heating or air con)
    31 engines not in cars 12 gearboxes maybe 10 rear ends
    my wife said sell all and buy a nice new car I said yes when I find a good 1 made like in the old days
    Joined: Nov 28, 2013
    Posts: 2


    02 honda civic..daily driver to pay the bills
    03 hummer h2..wife's grocery mobile for the garage duo..
    02 fxdx Harley
    50 chevy baby.

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  16. got rid of 1 but 2 took it's place.
    6 total
  17. USA Tires Sign Joe
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,072

    USA Tires Sign Joe
    from Western NJ

    My wife says I have had more antique cars than any normal person. What is normal?
  18. After reading through this thread I feel a sense of being is my list of faves...

    38 Chevy coupe
    55 Chevy 210 2 door sedan
    55 Chevy 150 2-door sedan
    55 Chevy Nomad
    57 Chevy 150 2-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 2-door sedan
    57 Chevy 3100 pick-up
    62 Impala SS 409/409 4-speed
    62 Corvette 327/340 4-speed
    62 corvette 327/300 4-speed
    65 Nova SS 327 4-speed
    66 nova SS 327 4-speed
    67 nova SS 327 4-speed
    68 Corvette 327/350 4-speed

    I often think I should let some of these go but this has been my hobby/passion since I was a teen......I really struggle with the decision but i do realize i do not want to leave my wife or kids with the burden of these cars if and when the Man calls me home. However i did make some progress this past year as i sold 4.... 37 Chevy Sedan, a 67 Corvette Coupe, a 57 Nomad, and my 49 Chevy Coupe. I miss them at times but knowing someone else is enjoying them is good enough. We all know for sure that money, space, and time play a big part in our hobby....oh.... and age should be added too. :eek:. If another parts company with me iwill surely put it on The Hamb.......this place is the best. :)
  19. moval57wagon
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
    Posts: 34

    from So Cal

    Our List:
    55 Pontiac 870 Wagon
    57 Chevy 210 2 door wagon
    02 Ford F450 chassis motorhome
    14 Dodge Ram
    08 Chevy HHR panel
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
  20. NMCarNut
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 632


    HAMB friendly? 10. Yes, too many but none that I want to part with. And if the right 62 Pontiac came along it would probably be 11.
  21. I have three 1929 Fords and a 1951 Ford, along with a couple newer pickups and a sedan. Living in an urban, SF Bay, area, land is expensive and nonrunning cars can't be left outside, so garage/shop space limits how many is too much. My shop is full and my pickups are always outside. There are cars I would like to have, but space is a real limitation. No sense having stuff that is just rusting away.
  22. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,266

    from Oregon

    I only have three, and a vintage motorcycle, but it's a matter of space. I don't have enough room for the three I have, but if I had more room I'd fill it up too.
    1946 Austin
    1963 1/2 Falcon Futura
    1969 Chev Suburban
    My wife has some sort of ricer car.
  23. elba
    Joined: Feb 9, 2013
    Posts: 628


    I have four. Two Corvairs, one 1949 Dodge Panel Delivery and an Econoline Pickup. One Corvair is done, the Econoline is 85% done. I'll start the Dodge when the Econoline is done.
    That is about my limit.
  24. Well, I've been thinking that I possibly have too many cars.. And now it looks like I'll be inheriting my Dads collection. He wasn't a hot rodder but he did have great taste in cars. The HAMB candidates (which are currently perfectly stock and mostly restored) are - '41 Buick Super convertible with factory dual carb straight 8, '29 Ford Model A Tudor, '57 Chevrolet Belair hardtop - that my wife is attempting to lay claim to ;). a '24 Oldsmobile touring.
    The not so HAMB but cool none the less include 3 Pierce Arrows, a 1914 Cole (brass, touring car) an old Rolls Royce, early Porsche roadster and probably something I'm forgetting.
    Seems like it was inevitable that I'd have too many cars..

    I should sell my rusty crap and just enjoy the good ones--
  25. Wow...interesting to find this old thread, and my old post. A lot has changed since this post & since I lost my Dad in 2011, and it's a bit emotional to look back. Obviously had to sell a few (I like being married). Except for one that my sister kept & one that his girlfriend kept, I sold everything over the past 2 years except the following:

    1960 Ford F-100
    1949 Ford 2 door sedan
    1963 Cadillac 4 door hdtp
    1961 Imperial 4 door hdtp

    Also added shortly after my 2008 post:

    1956 Ford Thunderbird
    1961 Ford Starliner

    What a journey. 6 cars I regard as "keepers", though 1 or 2 may be on the bubble at some point. 3 that run/drive pretty much anywhere, 1 that runs/drives, but is in long-term storage and 2 full projects.

    How time many changes since the post below.

    Last edited: Dec 2, 2013
  26. econolineherb
    Joined: Apr 12, 2010
    Posts: 121


    I have 3 . A '64 Econoline Panel , '65 Econoline Panel and a '61 Econoline pickup with a 5.0 in it .
  27. Barsteel
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 726

    from Monroe, CT

    '46 Dodge 1/2 ton - running when I got it a year ago, needs love now, rust free SD body

    '53 Chevy 1/2 ton 5 window - Older resto, still runs like new

    '64 Galaxie Convertible - 390 factory 4spd

    '57 Chevy 1/2 ton - Older resto, build 400, 4spd

    '52 Plymouth - ran when I got it, apart for some electrical work, totally rust free

    '41 Chevy Master Deluxe 5 passenger coupe - took it on it's maiden voyage today after the T5/open rear/12V conversion/brake rebuild work.

  28. O.Hove
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 771

    Member Emeritus
    from S.D.

    You are not selling Earl's Lincoln are you?
  29. Sundown Kid
    Joined: Sep 23, 2013
    Posts: 118

    Sundown Kid

    I just have two cars, my 26 t coupe and a daily driver silverado regular cab, 5/7 dropped on tahoe 20s
  30. According to my usually understanding wife, six is too many.

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