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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. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
    Posts: 676

    flux capacitor

    Been selling off a few last couple years working too many hours & needed to focus on favorites. Me n my pop combined , but all these in my shop
    53 Chevy 150 more door
    55 Chevy hardtop
    63 scout 4x4
    65 scout 4x4
    69 C10
    69 R/S Z28
    71 monte 402/4spd
    72 monte 454
    Few old race chassis
    Some been in family since new
    A horrible affliction this car hobby, looking for an a pickup worthy of dragging home.
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  2. mrspeedyt
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
    Posts: 711


    since i separated and divorced the 'accumulate' germ has been destroyed. been working to sell my projects and get down to a prius and one old car. "my crap should be your crap."
  3. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,304

    from USA

    too many.... like most i 'll die owning them....
  4. lc1963
    Joined: Aug 12, 2008
    Posts: 161

    from iowa

    Some would say too many and not as many as others
    first 3 are daily drivers
    Most dont run but all have suspension done
    3 fresh motors to go in this summer
    I can think of a lot worse places to put my money
    13 chevy truck
    05 durango
    91 jeep wrangler
    59 thames panel
    67 chevy truck
    54 chevy truck
    49 willys pu
    48 chevy school bus
    51 ford
    46 ford coupe
    yamaha 650 xs hardtail bobber
    06 harley nightster
  5. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,086


    I have 3 now,the 4th one will have to be something that I just can't live without.starting to get really,really picky.
  6. My all time high was 7, all ran except for the '37 Plymouth coupe and the '62 Triumph TR-4. That number included the S-10 truck that I bought and drove home, just so I could yank the T-5 trans out of it for the Plymouth. The fact that I did this WHILE we were packing up to move, did not win me any popularity contests...but it was such a good deal I couldn't pass it up. Down to a more reasonable 4, two daily drivers, the '35 Chevy and the T-bucket. But I stand to inherit a couple more from my Uncle someday, plus the Cushman scooter and the Mustang minibike....
  7. Airborne34
    Joined: Dec 4, 2007
    Posts: 566


    I have 1 HAMB friendly car, one is OT. Not enough, but all I have funds and room for.
  8. I am assuming you mean HAMB friendly cars! I have two but plan to try and sell one soon. I am 68 and starting to feel my age. Time has become more valuable and it is hard to get motivated. I like to keep my things well maintained. I think it is time to just have one car to drive and enjoy. But that is just me!
  9. update:
    31 Buick
    48 Ford F1
    62 Nova wagon
    3 off topics
    Find out in a couple days about adding 61 Impala convert.
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  10. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,682


    Have 3. Three is too many.
  11. Jim636
    Joined: Aug 3, 2013
    Posts: 185

    from Wyandotte

    Only two 40 Ford pickup and a 49 Fleetline if I had more room I would have more.
  12. Flatblack 31
    Joined: Oct 14, 2011
    Posts: 238

    Flatblack 31

    Is this too many?
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  13. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    somewhere around 9, 11 if you count those with 2 wheels, 4 HAMB friendly, too many. Really.
  14. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,086


    I posted on this thread back in 6/15. I guess just couldn't live without my 40' so I'm up to 4 now.
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  15. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,086


    Around 25 parts cars......HA! 30 is my goal....
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  16. I had 5 cars, 2 running, 3 projects. In order to complete the projects I have (or try to until my time is up), I sold one of the running cars to help finance my latest build. My 40 pickup project, the next one in line, is really about 1/3 of the way there all ready, and the final project a pretty simple build if most of my leftover parts - nothing fancy, just functional. I know I can handle 3 running cars, don't know about 4 at this stage of my life. I do not want to be a slave to them, but just to enjoy whatever I have is my objective ....
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  17. willumbilt
    Joined: Jul 15, 2010
    Posts: 43


    '73 Ranchero GT. '52 M38 Jeep. '50 Ford Shoebox. '35 Ford P/U. '06 HD Superglide. Only one not running is the Jeep, which is a frame - off project

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  18. J D Coop
    Joined: Nov 16, 2015
    Posts: 70

    J D Coop

    I once asked a man the same question during a conversation about guns. He said, "If you know how many guns you have, you don't have enough."
  19. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,304

    from USA

    Ya GOT that RIGHT
    another question would /could be how many HAMBfriendly have you
    (past tense) OWNED....:cool:
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2016
  20. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,732

    from wyoming

    I was born into the restoration hobby and inherited my Grandfather and Dad's collection. I have 11 cars. only my coupe is HAMB friendly. However, several of the cars are of interest to HAMB people.
    1910 Overland Touring
    1914 Buick Touring
    1922Buick Touring
    1923 Ford Depot Hack
    1928 Ford Roadster
    1929 Ford Special coupe (this one is my banger hot rod)
    1930 Chevrolet sedan
    1950 Chevrolet Convertable
    1961 Dodge Lancer wagon
    1967 Mercedes sedan
    1970 Chevrolet Pick up.

    The Wagon and pick up are my daily drivers.
    Its getting harder to not pull the fenders off the roadster and build another hot rod or perhaps a speedster out of the T. LOL
  21. 28 Ford sedan high boy, 32 Ford roadster street rod, 47 Ford coupe street rod, 99 Eldorado ETC, 70 Chevy BB El Camino, 71 Chevelle SS454, Wife's Solara convertible, 17 Tacoma my company ride. Everything is plated, insured, inspected, driveable and look good. I've got my hands full and the garage is stuffed. I don't need another car or project. (unless something gets sold.)
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  22. I don't rightly know how many we have. never counted them. I estimate some where between 200 & 300. The majority are scrap & parts vehicles. We do have a few dozen project trucks with titles. most are chevys between 64 and 72. a few fords and 3 pilot house dodges. I once for a short time quit bringing more stuff in. and actually reduced the hoard a bit. Then I realized that doing so wasn't actually my idea. It was others telling me what I ought to do. Im hoping one of the grandsons has the hoarder gene and they can take over someday. At present Im using a 70 interntional loadstar dump truck. a 76 chevy C65 ten wheeler, a 71 chevy 3/4 ton a 83 chevy 3/4 ton , two 66 GMC half tons. And my wife has a OT jeep grand Cherokee. That's 7 licensed and insured.
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  23. 55styleliner
    Joined: May 11, 2015
    Posts: 558


    Not including my daily drivers,
    1928 Ford AV8 CC Pickup
    1955 F100 Project (for sale)
    1958 Buick Estate Wagon
    1970 Ford Mach 1
    2013 Harley CVO Road King.

    3 old cars is really too many with the bike mixed in. Hard to keep up with it all. Anyone know of a nice 1939 Ford Convertible for sale? I’m dying for one!!!! LMAO.
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    hemi-powered '34 Ford sedan (been driving it since '64), '48 Chrysler (got that in '86 from Tex Smith), '72 Dart Swinger (retired daily driver, restoring it for my daughter who drove it in high school 24 years ago, '68 GTX (bought it new), '82 Grand Marquis Been driving it since '05), TWO 2008 Dodge Magnums (one with all my wiring supplies and bought new and the other with a working back seat I picked up a while ago), '74 850 Norton Commando that I bought new.

    ....and they're all registered and insured.

    The stuff that's not registered.....'57 Ford Courier (for sale, been in the garage since '80), '55 Desoto wagon, '76 Duster (been off the road and under a car cover in the garage since '79 when I got my new company car)
  25. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,086


    I hit my goal of 30! Yes, too much.....
  26. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,431


    Since my original post in 2013, I thought I downsized some. Currently 3 of my builds are drivers and I slowly continue to work on a 4th Wagon 2door conversion.

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  27. ...yeah, you can have too many,..I guess, maybe not tho,...
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  28. I've scaled back,I just have my old 32 beater,and the 4door hi-boy sedan and of course the Ranch Wagon.and all of them are drivers. HRP
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  29. fordf1trucknut
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,121


    I have too many....

    23 model t touring (stock)
    30 model a coupe (stock)
    30 model a hotrod
    42 ford gpw army jeep (stock)
    1952 ford f1 (sleeper with built engine)
    1952 ford f1 4x4, winter driver
    1956 ford Victoria hotrod
    1970 land rover
    1972 ford van.

    And I have a few projects I need to finish..

    1948 f1
    1968 bronco
    And a real rough 28 model a
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  30. I like your photo { rusty1}. I'll say, that I've had people asked me how many cars, (toys) do I really need. If I collected stamps, guns, baseball cards, etc. They would never ask that. And I've been told, that you don't need more than one car! And that you can only drive one of them at a time. But I think as long as you don't put them before your Faith, Family, or budget. You can have as many as you want. I do have a few that are kinda like family, and would never want to part with. If I ever get too old to drive them, I'll just pass them down to the kids, and grand kids.
    That way I'll still know where they're at, and just enjoy all the great memories. Sorry for the rant, yeah I'm one sick puppy.:confused: Lol But to answer the question. I have six that I can drive. And then there's the ones in my little junkyard. :rolleyes: Ron... 20171013_124019.jpg

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    Last edited: Nov 2, 2017

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