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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. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,487


    My stable includes:

    2004 Ford F150 FX4
    1987 Monte Carlo SS
    1931 Model A roadster project
    1973 Triumph Tiger 750 5 speed
    1930 Model A roadster (current project)
    1931 Model A Tudor Sedan.

    The two roadsters are the only ones that aren't driven on a daily/weekly basis.

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  2. BlackCherryImpala
    Joined: Aug 3, 2006
    Posts: 131

    from Girard, KS

    We probably should start a different thread entitled,
    "How Many Project Cars Do You Have?"
    Running & Driving:
    74 Chevy Nova 2 Door
    41 Chevy Pickup
    99 GMC Suburban
    Ugly Daily Driver 84 Toyota Corolla - 31-32 MPG - 45 mile commute 1 way
    90 Toyota 4x4 Pickup
    Almost Done:
    64 Impala SS
    57 GMC Big Window
    74 Chevy Pickup (Shop Truck)
    71 Ford 2 door Hardtop - Bought for $75, Bought because it was cheap!
    Project Cars:
    56Plymouth Belvedere 2 Dr. Club Sedan
    46 Hudson Pickup
    46 Hudson 2 door - parts for above, but not a bad car.
    55 Mercury Montclair 2 Dr Hardtop - For Sale
    42 Chevy Sedan Delivery - Rough but could be so cool
    28 Model A 2 Door for Tub Project ( Bad Top )
    58 Chevy Biscayne
    (2) 60 Biscaynes for parts
    64 Bel Air for parts
    3 Other Junkers for parts

    The list is too long, but I keep dreaming of getting them driveable
  3. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,694


    Rule #1 No such thing as too many.

    Rule #2 never enough storage space - see rule #1 for explanation.

    Rule #3 If rule #2 does not apply then fill up available storage space to comply with rule #2.

    Rule #4 None of the above probably apply if you are married.

    Reality says "you have more projects than you have building years left". Brain says "you're probably right, but I am sick and happy in my denial - leave me alone. I do not want to sell any of them. They will have to be surgically removed from me!":D

    15 vehicles 1933-1940 of which 4 running, 2 more nearly done, and 1958 Chrysler - nearly finished - been 'nearly finished' since 2005.:eek:
  4. Creepy Jack
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 264

    Creepy Jack
    from SoCal

    Simple: I have more than I need, but less than I want.

    '31 Ford coupe (a mess of a project)

    '52 Ford Customline sedan (freebie project)

    '56 F100 panel truck (friggin' career :D)

    '64 Buick Skylark two door hardtop (beater)

    '70 Chevelle coupe (mullet mobile/stagnated project)

    And most recently, my girlfriend's '69 Triumph project.

    Of course, I'm not counting the two daily drivers...

    Last edited: Aug 4, 2008
  5. boscosis
    Joined: Jul 31, 2007
    Posts: 74


    You know, in most circles I've got way too many cars/projects but around here I'm swimming in deep water.

    1962 Impala 4-dr hardtop - daily driver
    1986 Chevy C-10 - sometimes driver
    1966 Plymouth Satellite - my hot rod, eternal project and very seldom a driver
    1959 JD440ID tractor 2-53 Detroit Diesel
    1951 Minneapolis Moline UT - working on it
    2006 Chevy truck - Momma's ride

    1/2 Mine - 1957 Cadillac Coupe Deville

    1955 Ford Customline
    1968 Charger R/T
    1966 Charger hemi
    1969 RR
    1962 Dodge Dart - drag car
    1968 Dodge Dart GTS - drag car
    1970 Challenger R/T - drag car
    1966 Plymouth Sport Fury 383/4 spd - pretty serious project
  6. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,289


    Three - wish they were all rods. You can never have too many. The unused ones also serve as "yard art"
  7. 2014 3/4 ton Cargo Van ( Daily driver)
    2004 XJR Supercharged Jaguar. Aluminum bodied.
    1993 XJ6 Jaguar ( Wifes daily driver)
    1989 GTA Trans Am Convertible with factory 350. ( 1 of 50 made)
    1982 Sturgis Harley davidson ( Limited edition but customized)
    1976 Silverado 454 Chevy 3/4 ton pick up.
    1974 Corvette Convertible 454 ( one of around 360 made)
    1968 Firebird Coupe that I just have fun with. ( 12 second 1/4 on pump gas) 11s nitrous. Stock non ported heads. 400 cid.
    1968 Firebird Coupe 400 that I bought in 1979 and have restored twice. (536,000+ miles on it so far).
    1968 Firebird Convertible 400 4 sp. (For frying tires and for show.)
    1963 Honda Super Cub C115 motorcycle
    1953 Belair Hardtop "FULL KUSTOM"
    1936 Ford 5 window coupe.
    1929 Willys Whippet 3 window coupe (1952 Hemi power)
    Do people see something weird? Every decade of car from the 20s to new except 1940s. I never planned this but if I could sell a couple I'd buy a 1940 Ford Truck.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2017
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 2,841


    I only have my '60 F-100 at the house...but...between my Dad & I way too damn many (at his house)

    by make

    1963 Cadillac 4 dr hardtop
    1966 Cadillac Fleetwood
    1970 Cadillac ElDorado
    1975 Cadillac sedan DeVille
    1975 ElDorado Cnvt. (POS)
    1976 Cadillac Seville
    1979 Cadillac Seville
    1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Coupe
    1984 Cadillac Seville
    1960 Chevy ElCamino
    1966 Dodge Charger (scattered engine thanks to me:D)
    1947 Ford deluxe 4 door
    1949 Ford deluxe 2 door sedan
    1959 Imperial 4dr hardtop
    1961 Imperial 4dr hardtop
    1962 Imperial LeBaron
    1963 Imperial 4 dr hardtop
    1964 Imperial LeBaron
    1962 Lincoln Continental

    Damn...19 cars? Like I said too damn many...
  9. 46HudsonPU
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 22

    from DELMARVA

    Not too hard... I have 3 contemporaries:
    (Got rid of one just yesterday...)

    2003 Toyota Tundra (for hauling, 'spare transportation, etc..);
    2007 Honda Accord (my daily driver)
    2008 Honda CRV (wife's daily driver)

    And three collector vehicles:

    1946 Hudson Pickup (Condition #3, my 'Blue Goose');
    1946 Hudson Pickup (Condition #4 - In shop, becoming a resto-mod);
    1939 Hudson Pickup (Condition #4, gathering parts & awaiting restoration)*;

    If you count the 'rolling frame/chassis' I recently acquired (frame & complete drivetrain, but no sheetmetal), then I also have the remains of another 1947 Hudson Pickup...

    *The '39 is a pretty rare truck - Less than 10 known to exist, in any condition. Luckily, most of the parts for the same 'series' of Hudson cars will work/fit the truck...
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  10. CRUZN60
    Joined: Aug 1, 2004
    Posts: 254


    You can never have too many cars. You just need a bigger garage.
  11. Joe Daddy
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
    Posts: 232

    Joe Daddy

    Blah, blah, blah. Yeah, yeah, same story....
  12. kopis
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,028


    4 now, looking to have one for every day of the week.
  13. pittsburgholdschooler
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
    Posts: 174


    '27 T sedan, '30 A cpe , '51 Chevy bus. cpe , '57 Buick , '79 Chevy 3/4 ton tow truck, '81 postal Jeep , '84 Ford F-250 stakebed.....ALWAYS LOOKING for more..:D:D:D
  14. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,287


    This may already be on here, Billy Gibons says " More than one's too many and under 100 aint enough"
  15. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,766


    I have one it's paid for, she has one it's not paid for, and no it's not enough....
  16. LXTURBO2000
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
    Posts: 122

    from NEW MEXICO

    65 comet caliente
    1948 f1
    1977 c10
    1991 s15
    2002 windstar
    1988 mustang gt
    1994 gmc 4x4
    lots of projects!
  17. JAWS
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,846


    46 chev daily, 71 shovel chop, 59 chev pickup, 71 volvo, 95 jeep, I have no idea what's next.
  18. oldsmolet
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 135


    1927 T coupe
    1939 buick coupe ( for sale)
    64 cutlass wagon ( for sale somedays)
    63 or 4 dynamic 88 vert (parting)
    68 chevelle
    71 camaro (father son project)
    1986 jag xjs (for sale)
    1987? bmw (the gas getter)
    1994 chevy truck (for sale)
    1995 Gmc truck (for sale)
    1999 GMC truck
    2001 f250 (the trailer puller)

    so i have 12 and am 20 years old and still live at home. Pops is getting on to me so i just decided what i needed to sell right now. lol
    damn i may be able to move out i i sold some stuff haha
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  19. Well - got the 33 chevy coupe,40 chev 2dr sedan,04 f250 v10,50 willys,88 cougar with 5.0l injected for any streetrodder to buy(hint/hint)wife's 77 chevy truck 00 durango 90 & 65 mustangs 91,58 & 60 harleys-just sold none 91 sportster it was crowding the shop you know and turbo blue aint cheap anymore
    i dont even think jay freakin leno has too many-
    not too many cars the problem is not enough space to keep them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. 46stude
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,711


    I don't have any cars- not a one. Poor me.

    But I do have 6 trucks & 1 SUV. ;)
  21. Been thinning the herd out: 63 Riviera, 54 Plymouth 2 door wagon (phantom sedan delivery), 54 Dodge Town Panel, 37 International D2 shortbed pickup and alas the 2008 toyota minivan (I moonlight as soccer dad) and my wifes 2005 Yukon Denali...always trolling for more

    cool tees:
  22. OldSub
    Joined: Aug 27, 2003
    Posts: 1,064

    Member Emeritus

    I shared my list above, and concluded at the time that maybe I was spending too much time managing parts cars instead of working projects, so I decided to reduce the count a little.

    One is gone, and another will be very soon.
    1951 Chevy 5-window (gone)
    1953 GMC 2-ton (going to a friend)

    Another will be scrapped soon so only the usuable parts will remain here. Anything worth having that I'm not going to use already went on craigslist.
    1989 Chevy K3500

    And one of my drivers is for sale as is my son's project car.
    1972 Chevy C10 (for sale)
    1976 Cadillac (for sale)

    Of course as all this is going on I've also found a '57 Chevy Bel Air wagon that I have to own. So 22 take away 5 add 1.

    Maybe 18 is just right...
  23. bs27v1b
    Joined: Sep 5, 2008
    Posts: 6


    1957 plymouth savoy
    1958 plymouth savoy
    1958 plymouth plaza
    1958 plymouth belvedere convertible
    1958 chrysler saratoga
    1964 plymouth fury
    1970 dodge challenger T/A
    1970 plymouth cuda
    1970 plymouth cuda
    1970 plymouth barracuda
    1971 plymouth barracuda
    1971 plymouth barracuda convertible
    1971 plymouth barracuda convertible
    1975 ford falcon coupe ( Australian )
    1977 ford falcon ute van ( Australian again )
    a couple of those diesel dodge trucks, and some newer stuff nobody cares about. I thought you can't have too many cars, just not enough room. I have a couple buddys that have well over 100 cars each, and they have the room and the money to keep up a fleet like that. I'm amazed every time the brakes work on one of my old 50's mopars. That's when you know you have too many cars, when half of them drive but don't stop anymore.
  24. Pins&Needles
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 381

    from Santa Cruz

    Too many for living in california where space is so expensive! Roll call in no particular order.
    57 chevy bel Air, 51 merc, 27 t rpu, 27 dodge rpu, 41 lincoln zephyr 3 window, 31 model a coupe, 13 model a altered.
  25. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    53 Chevy
    28 Tudor
    68 Charger

    the other 4 dont count..too new
  26. lets

    1950 Prefect,roller
    1932 Bantam BBC
    Dragster 124"..273 dodge
    2006 Pontiac
    79 GMC RV

    Oh, and a 65 chev truck 283 4 speed

    All the above subject to change at anytime..

  27. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

    All I have right now is a '57 and a '63 Buick. I'm looking for a hot rod project though...
  28. skwurl
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,620


    63 Comet
    64 Wlidcat
    30 Model A
    93 honda
    89 Nissan truck
    03 Pt cruser for sale
    91 Honda Civic big turbo
    75 Harley chopper for sale
    99 Harley custom build

    I think thats it
  29. The Lone Wolf
    Joined: May 19, 2007
    Posts: 145

    The Lone Wolf
    from Malta

    76 Mini soon to be titled for my daily.
    82 Mini in bits all over the house.
    7?Mini clubman estate.Total basket case.Soon to be started.
    61 Moke replica Yak. Drives but no brakes and engine is shot.Someday. . .
    77 Mini with Metro Turbo engine.Hot rod. Soon to be.
    78 Mini parts car.

    And looking into buying an old Land Rover cos I want one so bad.No where to put it though And nothing to pay for it with.

    IMO if you're a real enthusiast you can never have too many.Just need the space.
  30. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,016

    from Auburn WA

    I have 8, and i need more.

    Im 17

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