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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bigchambo84, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Smitty's32
    Joined: Dec 31, 2011
    Posts: 131


    1973 age 21. Total investment less than $400.

  2. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    327" Chevy, Muncie 4-speed, Ford rear end...
    I bought it for $700 and worked my ass of to make it this...
    I was 16 when I bought it.
    Had it through high school and beyond...
    That Anglia in the background I bought as a stocker for $15....I found it when I was on my paper route and the old lady told me "it was my late husband's car...he loved it, so I couldn't take less than $15 for it..."


  3. Willy_P
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 762


    My avatar is my first, and is a work in progress.
    The 50 chevy in my post is from 1965 and was a gasser named " The Hounddog" that ran in the early 60's in south Texas. It was retired, and my older brother and a friend of his drove it on to school. I never forgot that car, as rough as it was, it was a real head-turner. I remember sitting in the engine bay adjusting the distributer while we were being pushed down our street trying to get it started for the first time - scarey as heck. It had a set of chrome headers (not shown)that came straight off the heads and into a collector box that ended in the fender well above the front wheels and flush with the fender. I have not seen any like them since, but they were very cool, and L-O-U-D!

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  4. bigchambo84
    Joined: May 24, 2012
    Posts: 5


    this stuff is sweet1
  5. blackout
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
    Posts: 1,269


  6. Davyj
    Joined: Jul 11, 2011
    Posts: 442


    my first finished ride in 69, a 57 Chevy, then a 36 International in 71. At the same time I was fortunate enough to work part time at a local speedshop and got to play with a A/Fuel dragster..............what a time it was!

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  7. Dago 88
    Joined: Mar 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,068

    Dago 88

    My first, 3&1/2"chop 303 Olds rocket & hydro 1975, sold it in 1983.

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  8. 383man
    Joined: Jul 22, 2008
    Posts: 103

    from Md

    My 66 Dart 4-speed car that I put a 340 in. Ron

  9. Jcurtisward
    Joined: Sep 23, 2007
    Posts: 92

    from Tucson, AZ

    Heres mine. My dad bought it for me when I was 12.

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  10. Doug, do you know where the pie wagon is now, or did you lose track of it?
  11. exStreamliner
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,544


    I've had it for forty years... new tires and touch-up since 1991

  12. Tall Tom
    Joined: Aug 19, 2005
    Posts: 380

    Tall Tom
    from Austin MN

    1934 Ford Fordor built in 1962, 48 Merc engine with cam and two 97s, 39 transmission. Paid $125.00 for it and it was a rust free car.

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  13. BIG-JIM
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,377

    from CT

    My first. 33 Chevy 3 window on Deuce rails. Man I miss that car!:(

  14. nick28
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 378

    from Kentucky

    My first one: 1928 Ford Coupe, started in 2009, finished up spring of last year 2012

  15. gemcityrenegade
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 171


  16. My first Hot Rod was a C Cab which took me three years to build way back in 1974,

    My first Hot Rod, C Cab

    Built in 1974, 289 ford with manual four speed
  17. skidro69
    Joined: Jan 2, 2013
    Posts: 91

    from Dothan, AL

    My first Model A. The chick came with a photographer who was snapping pictures, at a cookout, for Ol'skool Rods. Mine didn't make the mag.

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  18. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,764


    My '35 on the road since 2005. Before this I had street machines, vans and restored cars.

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  19. 38 Club Coupe, been on the road since the early 70s.


    Car is red now. For any Aussie's that knew any of the Confederates, thats Dennis Kilners 34 before the radical chop next to the 38.

  20. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,420


    Very first was my cool hand me down pedal car that my brothers had used. Wish I still had this one. A few 60's Impalas, Camaros, Nova and Chevelles eventually became my first real drivers.

    My first pre-48 driver that I can take credit for the build was a 37 Chevy Coupe. Nice solid body that I converted into a rumble seat Coupe. Powered by a 61 Covette small block, powerglide tranny and 57 Chevy rearend. Original front axle with 54 Chevy front spindles and drums. Had lots of trim pieces, door hinges, brackets and bumpers chrome plated for a whopping $300 back then.
    This one got me hooked on 37 Chevy's and was the first of several 37 Chevy cars and trucks our family enjoyed over the years. Last I knew this car was a gray color and was in or near Corfu, New York but I have not been able to track it down. Still have the concept model I made when I was building this car.

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  21. tiredford
    Joined: Apr 6, 2009
    Posts: 527

    from Mo.

    Don't have pictures, because a camera cost as much as 4 chrome reverse wheels ($40) back then. Duh
  22. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,400

    from Spring tx

    Still driving my first real hotrod...saved from a crusher in 07 and built in 09 and still love her .. My first taste was a 77 merc my parents bought new that I turned into a 11 sec drag car. :D

    Feels good turning childhood dreams into reality and have owned most of the cars on my bucket list now.

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  23. March 1972


    Around 1977

  24. Rochie
    Joined: Nov 19, 2004
    Posts: 199


    My first in 1963. Bought it out of a junkyard for $35.00 with no motor. Built a motor and a 3 speed trans, slipped in a battery. Drove it for 4 years and sold it.

    Same summer, 1963, I bought the 34 Chev and I don't have any finished pictures of it

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  25. Laser Dave
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 15

    Laser Dave

    My first built 20 years ago when I was 18. Still have it, looks like my avatar now

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  26. bigchambo84
    Joined: May 24, 2012
    Posts: 5


    This is great! still looking for my first project! love the model A's!
  27. dechrome
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 303


    At 15, I couldn't drive it in 1954. A powered but shortly later installed a V8 flathead. Final version had the top removed and an Olds engine seen here at Parks Air College Drags in 1956.

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