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Hot Rods How old are we really?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 40FORDPU, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. up to 20 years old

    6 vote(s)
  2. 21-30

    23 vote(s)
  3. 31-40

    96 vote(s)
  4. 41-50

    167 vote(s)
  5. 51-60

    262 vote(s)
  6. 61-70

    385 vote(s)
  7. 71-80

    290 vote(s)
  8. 81-90

    19 vote(s)
  9. 91 plus

    0 vote(s)
  1. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,889

    from red oak

    I wear hearing aids and glasses and am starting to gray. I feel old since I`m in my upper age category. I`ll be up for 4 more hours. 50
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  2. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,945

    from California

    lots of old farts here. I'll be 60 in less than a month. :confused:
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  3. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 613


    Will be 74 soon- do not feel it or act it- trick is to never grow up-
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  4. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,655

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Old man, look at my life
    I'm a lot like you were
    Old man, look at my life
    I'm a lot like you were.

    I remember I was 22 when Neil sang this.

    Now 45 years later. I’m the old man he was singing about.

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  5. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,068


  6. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,614


    It was...
    Was being the operative word here...

    Every once in a while, life gets a little more surreal.
  7. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,616


    But they'll be up at 5:30 am making the coffee. I expect a big push from the 71-80 year olds in the morning.
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  8. 41, and I’m up at five every morning

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  9. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 856

    Dan in Pasadena

    Just turned 65. I got up at the asscrack of dawn for 40+ years while working so now; 2 years retired, I go to bed late and get up late. Why the hell not?
  10. Maybe the younger guys are more into street rods and muscle cars rather than traditional hot rods.
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  11. OFT
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 544


    I'm 73, go to bed at 10 pm and up around 4-5 am. Also the oldest student on campus (BYU Idaho), should graduate end of winter semester with BS-recreation management, then go back to being retired. Couple projects lined up a 46 GMC delivery van and copy of 23 dirt track T I built in the early 90's
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  12. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,514

    from Diablo Ca.

    In a 48 year old old soul.
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  13. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,797

    Speed Gems

  14. ccain
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 428


    50. Just old enough for all the color to fade out in the photos from when I was young. :eek:
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  15. Not sure how old I am. I was born on Feb 29 and when I tried to figure out how old that made me, smoke started coming out from under the calculator. :eek:

    OK, 67 last time I checked.
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  16. 76
    Old enough to know better,
    Young enough to do it again.
  17. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,907


  18. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,142


    kickin ass at 76, arthritis jumped up has me so stoked up I can hardly walk. But I am changing my diet and eating anti-inflammatory food and will get the best of it. I can't live without hot rodding.
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  19. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 953

    Sting Ray

    69. Geez.
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  20. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,517

    Jalopy Joker

    no wonder going to car events now it looks like a party for senior citizens - a fairly common comment here is that people don't go to car shows because the silver hairs just sit in their chairs all day - some time go over and offer to help them get up out of their chair - Ha!
  21. 74 going on 75 this new year, still driving Flatheads and racing em, my goal is to be racing the Flat fed at 90.........
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  22. LWEL9226
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
    Posts: 289

    from So. Oregon

    I'll be 80 this next June... Guess that will officially make me an old fart....

    Lynn W
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  23. Phil P
    Joined: Jan 1, 2018
    Posts: 330

    Phil P

    To paraphase his song: feeling all of 66 going on 15. (Harry Chapin)

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  24. grumpy65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2017
    Posts: 591


    Maybe so. I know I was when I was younger, and can still appreciate a good street rod or muscle car (ratrods - not so much :eek:). I think enough of the younger guys will evolve into traditional rodders to keep the passion alive, though it will get harder as stuff gets more scarce. I also strongly beleive that, just maybe, we need to put down the pitchforks and sticks and stop trying to "beat" tradition into the new guys that show an interest. Take them under our wings, even though they don't quite get it yet. Gently show them the path and they will come around. I did, and I am sure I am not the only one here that has seen the beautiful truth.

    54, by the way.;)
  25. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 4,781


    72, most days don't feel a day over 82, Thankful and Grateful to still be here.
  26. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,833


    my last two months being 50. Red all the thread and feel much younger now than before, thanks, fellas :):cool:
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  27. Joe Mammana
    Joined: Jan 28, 2017
    Posts: 24

    Joe Mammana
    from Tucson AZ

    51 years and counting

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  28. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
    Posts: 579


    Working on getting to dad in law famous quote "easier gettin in, than gettin out".....

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    Last edited: Dec 30, 2019
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  29. soon to be 74, up at 4-5 each day, stay active no couch potato here. Still working on my new 26x34 shop, building a new bathroom in the house, have to install central vac for the wife and a new French door for the master suite then try to finish the 31 project while repainting this old house this summer.
    My good friend who does not do computer's is 78, is finishing his SoCal coupe clone, building a midget for a club member friend, installing a blower on another A project and working on a T speedster for yet another club member. I can't keep up with him......
  30. chriscarp1950
    Joined: Jul 16, 2014
    Posts: 25


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