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History How many years have you had your car on the road?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 642


    My 1938 Plymouth pick up has been on the road 21 years , the wifes o/t 1969 Barracuda , 40 years .
  2. Sourwood
    Joined: Jun 6, 2019
    Posts: 23


    My 63 has been going since 93, I guess that about 26 now...
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    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,155

    from IDAHO

    For My Bun Wagon 42 Years And Several Sleep Overs.., DSCN2215.JPG
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  4. I got my 36 in 79 and it hit the road in 84, my best man and maid of honor drove it in my wedding procession in 90 and it will be right there for our 36th anniversary. It is the second car I've owned (first one was a 65 PONY car) and will also be the last, this one is a keeper. Mitch.
  5. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,465

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    Lets count our fingers an toes,no wait,not enough of those,lets see got it running in 1959,used up 3 motors ,two trannys an a rearend so far,work on killing a 4th motor an #2 rearend, seems a bit sloopy right now !
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    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,807


    My Oldsmobile convertible has been on the road since 2001, my previous car a 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe I started driving in 1976 and sold it in 2000
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  7. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,396


    I’m not far behind you on this ! Don’t give up !
    Although I have driven it and made a few changes, mine is not legally on the road and not quite finished.
    Sometimes there are other things more important to deal with than old cars.
    Maybe we could start a new thread on how long some have been waiting for that first drive?
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  8. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 294


    Got my 55 in 72, it was my first car and my daily driver. It got totaled 5 months later. 6 years after that, it was back on the road.
  9. Jay71
    Joined: Sep 15, 2007
    Posts: 799


    Owned the wagon for 25 years and it’s been on the road the whole time except when it was down for paint n miscellaneous for a little over a year. My 2 month repaint took a bit longer than I wanted...
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  10. 29moonshine
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,278


    my 63 nova conv for39 yrs 4 motors 3 trans and 1 rearend
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  11. My 55 Cameo since 1968, 51 years. Four engines, including the original 6. 3 transmissions, 6 rear ends, but still the same truck. :)
  12. fordflambe
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 369


    31 Chevy on the road since 73' - 46 yrs
    41 Ford Sedan Delivery on the road since 1999 - 20 yrs

    31 chevy before1.JPG 31 Chevy in Houma, La.jpg before.JPG AUT_2519.JPG
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  13. 911 steve
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
    Posts: 576

    911 steve
    from nebraska

    my brother's 33 chev 5w, bought in 1965, that's 54 years, same basic drivetrain since then, switched from 3-spd to turbo 350 in early 70's, repaint in early 90's, minor upgrades throughout the years in winter but never enough to take it off the road for the summer 2017-06-28 23.00.16.jpg
  14. The U.F.O and Dodge delivery 40 years my Vette from high school 49 years. And still married to my 16 year old (at the time ) sweetheart. The more memories I make the more I like them.

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  15. andydodge
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 879


    I bought my 40 Dodge in 1971, learnt to drive on it, took it to the 1st Oz Nationals in 1973 and hot-rodded it in 1973, I tell my wife I've been playing with cars longer than I've been playing with girls.........she thinks I'm

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  16. Been drivin' the snot out of Old Yeller on the street for over 24 years, in spite the doubters that say a blower motor is not good on the street.
  17. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,772


    ZERO, But it is fun watching the others drive around. Still have the '30 Ford Roadster body I found in 1962. Working 13 years in a restoration shop gave me the pleasure of working on some of the finest cars in the world, seeing them in museums or on the show field sure beats driving something I may own.

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  18. Had my coupe on the road since 1992. Had a year off to disassemble and paint, and then going ever since.
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  19. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 1,706

    from NKy

    I bought my 37 Chebbie in 1984 at the seasoned age 24 , my 32 I have owned for 26 years .
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  20. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,533


    15yrs now for my 35 Chebby after a 4yr or so build. My 46 Olds has spent more time in the shed than anything I've ever owned except my house and Chebby!:(
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  21. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 1,613

    from illinois

    In my possession since 1968 , on the road since 2002
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  22. Beautiful Iron
    Joined: Apr 4, 2018
    Posts: 99

    Beautiful Iron
    from Upstate NY

    3 years for my model a sedan- this picture was taken about a minute before it moved under its own power for the first time after becoming a hot rod. IMG_E2839.JPG
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  23. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 1,290


    Hot rods tend to come and go about every 5 years or so around my place. This is summer #7 and we started this year off with just over 50,000 miles on my 48 Plymouth coupe, its nearing the longest run and the most miles of any of our hot rods. Gene
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  24. Been about better than 60 yrs with my beater.......don't think we will ever part ways.........
  25. sedantudor
    Joined: Jan 28, 2012
    Posts: 57


    I have had the 47 for going on eight years.
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  26. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,451


    20 for my 36, 3 for my 27, good times. DSC05379.JPG DSC05383.JPG DSC07290.JPG
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  27. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,649

    from Wa.

    I bought my original car in 1949. It has been split into 2 cars. (with additional parts)
    A Bonneville modified roadster that will run at the salt again next year and a 30 2 door parts chaser that I drive a couple times a week.
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  28. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,302


    The Hudson finished in 2005, the Riviera had about 13 years and the roadster first registered in 2012.
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  29. flatheadgary
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 653

    from boron,ca

    well all i have to say is "you guys are really old"
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