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Hot Rods Just for fun, If you had dumb money to spend what on topic car or truck would you buy or build?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 0NE BAD 51 MERC, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. earlyride
    Joined: Oct 22, 2007
    Posts: 15

    from california

  2. earlyride
    Joined: Oct 22, 2007
    Posts: 15

    from california

    The Rice coupe is restored and in a body shop in Washington State, saw it on a tour when returning home from deuce days in Victoria in 2019
  3. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,296


    If I had dumb money I would buy that shortened and sectioned 55 chevy in the other thread so I could drive it around all the time and piss off all the purist just so they had something different to complain about .
  4. T. Turtle
    Joined: May 20, 2018
    Posts: 194

    T. Turtle

    Well the 18 years old version of me would have answered with at least 20 impractical and crazy options. The current 58 years old version would say the car I already have, but it would get finished within the next year, virus or no virus, like I want it and with no compromises. And I won't need ALL the dumb money for that (the rest will go towards retirement).
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  5. Yep, that is what I said too. My other choice would likely be a 56-62 Vette with a similar stance.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,041


    I'd have to start with a vintage looking cinder block building to keep everything. In it we'd find some unique stuff, some things I don't mention because they're original ideas, but within the hoard would be a front engine dragster with a full body including the cage area. There's sure to be a Packard or 3, a 61 Cadillac Coupe DeVille (customized of course), something nasty with a full zoot BBC (that Cheetah shown earlier would do), a couple select early V8 rods though not sure what they'd be. I mean, if you're gonna spend why stop at 1?
  7. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,703


    I dreamed of marketing a track-nosed Model Y roadster (3/4 scale '34) with a Mercruiser 181 4 cyl. as an alternative to T buckets.
  8. I'd buy one of these:

    It seems foolish, but I purchased three whole cars for what this crate engine costs.

    I'd buy one of these for each project I own just to get the tires rolling again.

    Turn key crate motor. Sounds pornographic... :oops:
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  9. 36cab
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 656


    A 289 FIA Shelby Cobra or a Shelby Daytona Coupe or Dick Hutcherson's GT40 that finished 3rd at the 1966 LeMans race. You have probably noticed a common theme with my choices! CSX2345-FIA-Cobra-Roadster-1097.jpg
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  10. sweetdick2
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    Posts: 170

    from new jersey

  11. sweetdick2
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    Posts: 170

    from new jersey

  12. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
    Posts: 821

    Hemi Joel
    from Minnesota

    I have a really awesome but complicated build in my head. It is unique and new, never been done. I can't divulge the specifics, so no one can scoop me, but it is a combination of traditional hot rod and full classic. Cadillac ohv V16 power, some classic European and American styling elements. I'm planning to build it when I retire. I already have aquired the V16.
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  13. chriseakin
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 335


    "58 Meteor Ranch Wagon, radiused rear wheel wells, 300 CID six with a turbo running on propane, some kind of overdrive trans, really good brakes all round, six point roll cage, custom bucket seats, original Ford white colour but new paint.
  14. SicSpeed
    Joined: Apr 23, 2014
    Posts: 642

    from Idaho

  15. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,006

    41 GMC K-18

    I have always thought that these particular MOPARS would be worth having, love the lines, and you know it had a HEMI as well. Some would consider it ugly and gaudy, to me its unique, you don't see these running around everyday.
    55 imperial (2).jpg
    As an alternative, the 1955 Chrysler 300, to me is still a very cool stylish automobile that is timeless!
    300  1 (2).JPG 300  2 (2).JPG 300  4 (2).JPG
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2020
  16. Clone the McGee roadster. HRP

  17. I'd buy the Hirohata Merc and paint it flat black with a rattle can

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  18. 1963
    ford Galaxie light weight.
    Light weight.jpg
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2020
  19. Uncle Ronn
    Joined: Mar 23, 2015
    Posts: 57

    Uncle Ronn

    The '' COP SHOP ROADSTER'' has been in my brain for decades.

    Dave Bell penned a version in a STREET RODDER MAGAZINE extended issue that is Bitchen' but I would stick with a topless version of Chuck Rogers coupe.
  20. Brand Apart
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
    Posts: 627

    Brand Apart
    from Roswell GA

    Stupid $ I couldn't stop at 1:but here's a few 65 riviera, 31 model a sedan, 57!chryslet 300, 60 Binneville.
  21. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,336

    jimmy six

    I posted earlier but have rethought my choice and decided at 75 riding around in style would fit in better so I’d buy a nice restored 57 Continental. Black on black if possible.
  22. b-body-bob
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 414


    I remember a 62 Plymouth Savoy with a straight axle on ebay. I'd go with one of those, send it to Mosher's, and build a spare no expense hotrod out of it. Big blown hemi, 4 speed, Dana. Raw as fk.
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  23. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,457


    Start with one of these and then build a car around it. Ford body of coarse.

  24. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 793



    Take the Doug Rice coupe as an inspiration, but use a '38 or '39 Zephyr coupe.

    Or maybe an OT '70's Can-Am Racing AMC Javelin
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  25. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,157

    from Wa.St.

  26. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,883

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    I'd build a 1/4 or 1/3* mile black top oval race track,with a line of garages on far back of pits,most too rent-out. One 4 car garage would be my own for my hot rod ,two to build stuff an one for early 1960s open wheel mod with big FE an 8x2+{and yes the track would run Vintage Mods a long with now days class's. Somewere in south east Florida. This is Mel's mod,was blue an white and made thunder. My hero !! Mel  at Hollywood.jpg
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2020
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  27. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,104


    Easy, the one that got away 40 years ago. The Bob Swanson driven 1937 INDY 500 Gilmore Special #33.:) Bob OIPXOZB5GN6.jpg
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  28. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 707


    For a custom I would want a 57 ford with a j-2 golden rocker olds and a ford 4 speed, white interior, dark dark green or blue, lowered, no front bumper,no skirts,skinny white white walls,59 ford grille,and 57 Chrysler hubcaps. For a hotrod I would want a 27 t sedan on model a rails, quick change,olds or flathead,4 speed, hard hard chop, mild channel, slight z, drop axle,and it would be a original model a grey with a red firewall and red grille bars on a 32 shell

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