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Hot Rods Long term ownership

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Dec 30, 2021.

  1. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,636


    I've had my '32 3W since '82, been on the road since Father's Day '86 when I took my Dad to the LARS after promising him the first ride. Car was wrecked in '99 on the way home from the March Meet at Bakersfield and completely rebuilt including a top chop and fresh acrylic lacquer. IMG_0895.jpg
  2. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 409


    This coming August, I will have had this 55 for 50 years. It has the original 235 and Powerglide. There are 66,000 original miles. My great Aunt bought it new, and gave it to me in 72. It was built one week before my wife was born. 42528588920_e589821336_k.jpg
  3. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,443

    seb fontana
    from ct

    My 51 for 54, My 47 for 17 and My 72 for 50 [bought new]. Did I win? :D
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  4. notaford1
    Joined: Feb 6, 2012
    Posts: 198

    from webster ny

    My 29 dodge DA that I’ve owned since 74. Been on road in this form since 91 110,000 miles later no real major changes other than wheels since

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  5. hipojoe
    Joined: Jul 23, 2021
    Posts: 352


    IMG_1057[1863].JPG 61 years of continuous ownership and counting.
  6. verno30
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,117


    While it hasn't been mine for super long, it has been in my family since new, 1926 to be exact. It will be my son's when I cross over. Needless to say, he is pretty pumped.

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  7. the flatlander
    Joined: Apr 29, 2004
    Posts: 604

    the flatlander

    Built my Avatar in 80's , painted it around then too. Still same paint w/ some imperfections showing. Usually driven when sun is out. 327 / 4 speed (mech. linkage back then). many fun miles. Was asked recently would it be 4 sale ? yea, $50K. he said u don't want to sell right ? right ! But, can build u one . Great to see we all are still driving our "old" hot rods. :)
  8. jeepster
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 680

    from wisconsin

    I have had my Heapster since April of 1975. It was my first car. I was not quite 15 years old at the time.
    My brother and I built it with a 375hp 396 chevy big block/ turbo 400 combo. first ride was in September 1978, with no functioning shifter or gas pedal. Laid on the ground to shift into drive, and a string for an accelerator. My avatar is my car parked outside my high school (Milwaukee Tech) before they tore it down.
  9. stude54ht
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 931

    from Spokane WA

    Mother bought this in the mid 60s, I've had it 30 years.
  10. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,704


    I feel like a slacker compared to some of you guys but I've owned the Nomad for 31 years this month, driven it more than 300,000 miles in my possession.
  11. downlojoe33
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 426


    Don't know how you guys and gals do it. I had my '33 Tudor for 26 years, but it's gone. I always wanted one of everything, and the ones I really liked, I wanted several of them. 5 53-56 F-100's, 5 62 Chevys, 2 55 Chevy hardtops, another 33, and the list goes on. But I always sold one to go to the next. But at 72 I'm finally realizing I can't have them all, so I've got one 56 big window keeper and a couple more that will go down the road to someone who appreciates them more than I. But I applaud all of you that have had the fortitude to keep your cars and bikes a long time. I just wish I would have kept the '36 Cabriolet that was given to me at 13. If I had it might have changed my life for the better.
  12. trikejunkie
    Joined: Dec 2, 2011
    Posts: 120

    from Scotland

    I have had my truck since 97 , never changed - this year though I am "going green" It is getting a Die%%l and veg oil conversion ,fuel is too expensive here in the UK ! trykk.jpg
  13. I Like.
    Please, Please do a thread on the engine swap.

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  14. 1962 dodge lancer
    Joined: Feb 26, 2013
    Posts: 36

    1962 dodge lancer
    from joliet, il

    Nov06002.JPG i have bough the 1939 plymouth coupe in 1974 for 100$ and built it up in 16 mounts and i still own it.
  15. trikejunkie
    Joined: Dec 2, 2011
    Posts: 120

    from Scotland

    I would but I think it is a bit modern for on here! I might do a swap video on my youtube channel jimshotrod.It was supposed to be about building my A Coupe but to be honest the price of fuel here is getting out of hand so the swap should come first !.
  16. Kurt Ljungkvist
    Joined: Apr 23, 2021
    Posts: 14

    Kurt Ljungkvist

    Bought the Thames in -81 as an over enthusiastic 25 year old with no garage, tools or money. Got it finished in 2020 and it has 3500 miles on the odometer (only two summers) 02.jpg 133.JPG
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  17. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,237

    Kiwi 4d

    Had the 37 coupe 35yrs built it , got married in it . The 49 coupe 20yrs 1 rebuild and the 3W 10yrs ,started as just a bare body only. All are NZ new RHD .
  18. mercman@bulldog
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 909


    0BC240E8-D589-490E-BC91-E8E4CD05B155.jpeg 42178813-1763-42A0-9120-1F1693B0E751.jpeg B1C52934-DC54-4D90-985C-2F152291FFBE.jpeg , B1C52934-DC54-4D90-985C-2F152291FFBE.jpeg 42178813-1763-42A0-9120-1F1693B0E751.jpeg 7Same paint and interior as it did in 62’. I was 12 when I first laid eyes on it, then pursued for it seemed like an eternity. But that another story.
  19. divcoguy
    Joined: Sep 17, 2013
    Posts: 20


    Owned '40 Ford pickup for 60 years. Owned '40 Ford coupe for 30 years. 1940 Ford truck and car 092621.jpg
  20. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,868

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    33 years.... 1989.... and when I look back.. its seems to have been an eye blink so far.

  21. Got this is 1998 when I was 26. Almost had it half my life at this point. 216 t5. Almost sold early on as I lived in an apartment and keep getting issues from management about it and had to street park. It still has tape residue in back window from the For Sale sign I stuck there then as a reminder I almost let it go.

  22. I will celebrating 50 years of ownership of my OL 55 this year. I’ve only owned the 40 for 43 years. They both look different now.

  23. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,830

    from NKy

    This is my 32 about 20 years ago . Polished “ Magnesium “ American 5 Spokes . That’s about the only change , in many many years . This is a move I should have never done , looking back I should have let they go gray and not kept running my fingers raw , polishing them . 5 or 5.5 BC and 4 in front 8 in rear . A0D9F853-0CD6-443B-B657-B6DAAC2CF01D.jpeg
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  25. egads
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 1,231


    1929 Peerless. My dad bought it in 1946 for $35.00. Been in the family for 76 years. IMG_0540.JPG
  26. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,013


    I don't flip rides. I keep 'em and drive 'em. I'm only rebuilding my two trucks because I ran them into the ground as daily drivers.



  27. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,230


    Primer coat.. 20 years I’ve owned this one.. F82A74D6-ADBB-4310-84E3-F975FF796B87.jpeg 5A02E472-DE13-44F9-B782-8AB11DE67314.jpeg
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  28. Ringleader
    Joined: May 30, 2010
    Posts: 72

    Alliance Vendor

  29. Ringleader
    Joined: May 30, 2010
    Posts: 72

    Alliance Vendor

    Been in the family for over 40 years and I took ownership upon my grandfather passing about 15 years ago....

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