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Lets see some little cars

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustomkarma, May 14, 2009.

  1. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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    Little Wing
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    That is a perfect Car !
     
  2. I had a '58 Isetta for a while. I really enjoyed everything about it in town. But trying to accelerate out onto a highway in front of semis was a little hairy. But it is true that they will give 60 mpg at 55 mph. The upside down backward left hand 4speed shift pattern was real easy to get used to. I sold it just before the values of these things went through the roof. Ain't that the way it always works? Elvis had one too... in a movie.
     

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  3. denis4x4
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    The SD Auto Museum had a great show on little cars in January. This 1937 Datsun phaeton has some real hot rod potential. As does the American Bantam Pickup
     

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  4. Microcar1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2006
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    Sometimes you have to ask the question...
    "Does this car make my butt look big?"
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    goldmountain

    Since Microcar1 dug this up, here's my '34 Austin Ruby. Really have to stretch the imagination to find stuff that will fit in this car. Scan-180702-0001.jpg
     
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  6. guffey
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    guffey

  7. Dixon Bastie
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    Dixon Bastie

     
  8. Dixon Bastie
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    Dixon Bastie

    Had the pleasure of meeting and talking to the builder of this car a few years ago at "Back to the 50s" in Minnesota. He hand-fabricated just about every piece of the car, and dtove it to MN from Arizona. He also built a 5/8ths 49 Merc, which I've seen in person as well.
    He is a great guy to talk to and is an absolute artist. If you get the chance, give whatever car he has with him a close look.
    Unbelievable talent.
     
  9. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    I have had this Simca (Fiat Topolino) for 6 years. Hope to start on it next year, using a 215 Buick and 5 speed that I have. IMG_2847.JPG IMG_2848.JPG
     
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  10. DDDenny
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

  11. Flathead Dave
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  12. toml24
    Joined: Sep 23, 2009
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    My first car, a 1958 Murray Deluxe Ranch Wagon. 4-year old Mr. Tough Guy says "Don't mess with me or I'll cry!!"
    1960-Pedal car hot rod.jpg
     
  13. Austin A40 shorty towtruck :confused:
    Austin A40 towtruck.jpg
     
  14. arthurC3
    Joined: May 20, 2005
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    More info on this creation,please! That custom looks outstanding. Are you coming to Wisconsin soon?

    Sent from my LG-H830 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  15. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    Old thread but I'll play. image.jpg My single seater is rite around 10' long. It's been awhile since I measured it but I believe it's 9'8"
     
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  16. Chappy444
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    There is a place in Nashville TN called the Lane Motor Museum. It is probably the largest collection of small cars in the US.
    Lots of inspiration in there
    Chappy
    https://www.lanemotormuseum.org/
     
  17. Cosmo50
    Joined: Sep 8, 2011
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    from California

    Heres a few that I saw at a local car show a few months back.
    A couple of Crosleys
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    an Isetta
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    and a Metropolitan
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  18. Heck, if your 6'4" tall and weight 235 lbs they are all little cars. :D HRP
     
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  19. Rickybop
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  20. spiffy1937
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    My Morris Van I started in '65 and finished after a trip to Nam. New 289/271HP, C4, narrowed Olds.
     

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  21. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    Super Cool! :cool:Still got it?
     
  22. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
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    2E5E1B16-98A5-4D1A-A7CB-5D77A8464217.jpeg Ok I’ll bite
     
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  23. LBCD
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    [​IMG]saw this a few years ago[​IMG] my 62 Morris Cooper left hand drive.


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  24. big bird
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    Try being 6'8" and 290...
    Most of these would make good roller skates for me.
     
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  25. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
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    I just came across this thread and even though it is 10 years old I thought it really pertained to my small collection.
    The ‘64 Comet in my avatar shares space with two small cars. Although they are not domestic they are the opposite of my Comet. Pictured are my ‘55 Messerschmitt KR200 and my very low mileage ‘57 Messerschmitt KR201 roadster.
    I guess my interest’s vary drastically when it comes to motor vehicles.
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  26. 2bubbas
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  27. mgtstumpy
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  29. southcross2631
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    I sort of got a thing for Morris Minor's. My first one was street car. My latest one is a Gasser DSCF0954.JPG DSCF3542.JPG
     
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  30. spiffy1937
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    No, I sold it in the early 70's to buy our 1st house. It is on it's 5th owner right now and is in California. I wish I still had it, it was fun to drive!
     
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