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Hot Rods If you could get back a car you sold what would it be

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by carlos, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,304

    from NKy

    Well 1st for me was a 37 Chebbie Coupe , 100% steel OEM never rusted car traded for a steel 3w 32 in ten thousand pieces , 2nd was 48 F1 , sold it build my current PowerWagon . 48 was a driver, I put 70K on it used it to haul engines , Wood , parts . Just neeeded 4x4 , and wanted a Diesel 4cyl because they said it can’t be done ! Over and done , can’t cry over spilled milk !
  2. My 41 Merc. cp.
  3. 63galaxie406
    Joined: Nov 21, 2018
    Posts: 47


    Traded my ‘57 Ranchero for a ‘53 F100 in 1971. Would love to have the Ranchero back. It was a 312 stick. Owned the Ranchero for 11 years. Was painted rootbeer brown , dash was pin striped by a kid I knew in high school named Bob Biehler , who when he passed owned Mr. Weld HotRods in Olympia, WA. We both graduated from Crawford High School in San Diego. Me in ‘59 and him in ‘61.
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    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,267

    from alabama

    I've had so many, but probably this Ole Beater '32 BEATER.jpg
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  5. My OT Hemi RR 4sp.....then for HAMB friendly my 1964 SS Nova....or that 1937 Deluxe......or
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  6. Rick & Jan
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 427

    Rick & Jan

    '65 Plymouth, 426 Wedge, 2x4's, 4Spd. Headers by Doug IMG_1139[2333].jpg IMG_1141[2334].jpg
  7. Without question....................................

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  8. guy1unico
    Joined: Aug 30, 2006
    Posts: 924


    This 34 pickup...reminded me of a model truck that never was finished...I sold it to a local older hot rodder...that removed all the history painted the whole truck primer brown - then sold it again....the dumb shit!

    1934 back.jpg
  9. Interesting conversation and I am like everyone else, I think about what if's.

    The one that I have thought about many times in the last 56 years was that 32 coupe I bought from Mr. Burton when I was 12 years old, I owned it for a few hours and my dad made me take it back, that car haunts me even to this day and it may just be the reason behind my obsession with 32 Fords. HRP
  10. R A Wrench
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 462

    R A Wrench
    from Denver, Co

    That would be my last 55 Chevy. Just out of the army in 68, found a 2 door for $65. Got it running & drove it to a friends place. It ended up bright yellow , diamond tuck interior. 283, 3 speed. Yeah, I'd like it back.
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  11. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,691


    Don't look now but it's in another thread just below this one "Cold Farm Deuce" .
  12. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,402


    several if I had the option again.
    50 ford.
    Creampuff red/white top '54 Bellair with loudest split manifold you ever heard.
    '63 Impalla.
    '48 Buick fastback, lowered on 73 Caprice chassis. Wife said two hot rods were enough did not need 3
    '57, 210 HT street strip, white, complete black roll pleat, 283/292, tri-power, three on the floor shifted in reverse direction for quicker throw to second. Traded on 63
    but this would be at the top of the list : Picture 386.jpg
    425, , factory dual quads dealer installed, Kenny Bell cam, 52K miles in '95.
    Sold to complete Avatar car.
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  13. Shuttlebuggy
    Joined: Aug 4, 2005
    Posts: 38

    from Sequim, WA

  14. I'd need a few 36 and 37 Cords, 53 Buick Skylark, 49 Merc, fortunate to have owned them. JW
    Joined: Jul 20, 2016
    Posts: 409

    Member Emeritus

    My 1957 Triumph TR3A when I was in the Navy. Not a hotrod but it was fun....
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  16. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
    Posts: 1,354


    My '46 Studebaker PU with a SBF & 4spd! It was my first true "Hot-Rod", & I still think about how I SHOULD have built it!!
  17. SlamIam
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 409


    My 67 triple black GTO, after that my 50 Chev high school car

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  18. tguptill
    Joined: Aug 12, 2012
    Posts: 55

    from Maine

    53 Studebaker champion. Never should have sold it but had no money at the time to fix it. Wish I had it now.

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  19. chevrod
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 35

    from Finland

    This one sold it to Sweden, big mistake.

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  20. tatersgravy
    Joined: Jan 17, 2006
    Posts: 146

    from midwest

    "1970 Olds SX-455" sold it to the president of the Oldsmobile Club in Denver, CO. almost 30 years ago.
  21. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,338


    Bought a 63 Fairlane 500 body, good glass, good interior for $50 in 1972 and saved it from a guy who was going to put it on a FWD Bronco frame and bounce it around the woods. I had plans to install one of my FE motors in the car but as my job sometimes took me away from home for months at a time, it was going to be a long project. I was out of town for work when my wife decided to move from the farm where we lived into town. She called a guy I knew who ran a salvage yard and told him to come get everything out of the garage. Two 390s, a 4 speed, a factory tri-power setup and the Fairlane went out of there that day. I'm still married to her but I'm damned if I know why.
  22. Marty S
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 9

    Marty S
    from kentucky

    Bought a running, driving 62 Impala 327 3 on the tree for $300 just after HS graduation in 73' with the seller having the 1st option if I sold it. During the winter, spent all my $$$$ on a 70' 350/300 and an M21 Muncie. Drove it thru the summer of 74', then pulled it apart and sold it off to fund college. Seller bought the body, 10 yrs later has it on the road, and ends up selling it to a youngster who wraps it around a maple tree.
    When the opportunity arose to buy it a 2nd time, being married with 2 young ones put the kibosh on that idea. I've always had a soft spot for it!
  23. ENUF 41
    Joined: Dec 24, 2016
    Posts: 193

    ENUF 41

    1928 RPU, Great Hot Rod IMG_0015.jpg
  24. Humboldt Cat
    Joined: Feb 20, 2003
    Posts: 2,231

    Humboldt Cat
    from Eureka, CA

    '54 Olds (no picture avail). Sold outside Kelly's Pub in Arcadia, CA 8/95 the very night before I moved to college dorms in Central Valley.
    Recently came across DMV renewal notice from November that year, with plate & VIN info. Wonder where it is now.

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  25. CAHotRodBoy
    Joined: Apr 22, 2005
    Posts: 355


    I already posted up my '34 three window but got thinking I'd like to get my Deuce Sedan back too. Sold it unfinished to do a bunch of work on the '34. Would also love to have this barely OT '66 SS396, 4 speed Impala I had back in 1976 when I was in the Army. I sold that car to finance a V8 Vega project (What a dumbass I was!).

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  26. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,945

    from California

    I had a steel 23 T bucket built in the 60's by a guy named Bob Owens in Hayward. not sure what the frame was, but it had a V8-60 axle and a big copper gas tank on the back, painted dark green. had a bunch of old school parts with it. judging by the other items in the guys old garage it had a flathead at one time or another.

    traded it for a 52 Chevy truck to a guy who had built a couple T bucket style cars that were not T's, and the shithead parted it out. I'm sure I got more for the truck than he got for the T parts. this was the deal where two idiots met.

    edit: found my scans :) it was just sort of propped up here with blocks of wood. this motor never powered it. had a T spring and rear crossmember.
    scan0006.jpg scan0008.jpg
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  27. 24riverview
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 871


    Sold this in 87, floated around locally for a couple of years, then was sold to someone in Minnesota. One of the best driving things I ever built, early 60's full size chevy front sub, 66 nova rear, 4 inch chop. Part of the reason I sold it was a chip I got right in front of the driver in the windshield and my glass guy had moved to California. Mostly just curious if it ever was finished better, was always just a beater to me.
    56 pickup 5-1.JPG
  28. Rambling Rudy
    Joined: Apr 10, 2013
    Posts: 67

    Rambling Rudy

    These four are the ones I miss! upload_2019-1-1_19-28-3.png
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  29. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,054


    Ot 1966 Plymouth Satellite [no pics,sorry].
  30. NAES
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 484


    I would want to get a few past projects back only to do them the justice my past hack jobs didn't do! But at least I kept improving I guess!

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