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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Inked Monkey, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Inked Monkey
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
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    Got the RPU packed for a road trip in the morning. Heading to New Florence Mo for a car show which is about 3 hours away. Hitting the road at 7am and its only supposed to be 35 degrees! Which got me thinking. What temperatures do you take your open cars out in? I can't be the only one with a screw loose....

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  2. Longjohns jacket sock hat coffee thermos.
     
  3. irishsteve
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
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    Nice little rig.What are you running for a power plant? Its getting late for open cars in your area.Hope it stays dry for you.With a good coat,and gloves,and cheap sun glasses I would say 35 is about the cut off point.Ive ridden Harleys at 20 degrees on the Highway,and it gets old quick.
     
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  5. Yep....what Texas Web said....and I'd know where to put that coffee thermos.....have fun and safe travels !
     
  6. My tonneau cover helps keep the heat in. Have fun!
     
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  7. fastcar1953
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    Headed to rustoberfest ? I will be in boonville for carshow during the day and blackwater that night for cruise in. may see you on i70 . have fun , stay warm. Hand warmers might be a good ideal.
     
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  8. I take mine out in cold weather a lot and have a leather driving hat with goggles, leather jacket and have supple leather wrangling gloves. JW
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  9. Jalopy Joker
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    at 35 degrees better keep your head down low or wind chill hitting your face can cause some true pain and blurred vision
     
  10. Inked Monkey
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    I want to make one this winter!
     
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  12. s55mercury66
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    from SW Wyoming

    Some safety glasses will help with the cold wind blurring your vision, and a ski mask of some sort to keep from getting windburned. Some layers and the heaviest coveralls you can find, with gloves to match.
     
  13. Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    I’ve seen @Malcolm and Jason I. Some pretty low temps moving down the road.

    Personally I’m normally down to the high 20’s in the 46 but once I put all that insulation on the firewall it’s not as warm as it once was!

    Long as there’s no ice or salt I’ll drive it
     
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  14. I just made a taller windshield as i was sick of the cold wind in my face, its only two and a bit taller than your's now but it makes a big difference. Also if you wear gloves make sure they are not slippery on the steering wheel. JW
     
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  15. 1932tub
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    Side curtains and a bit of duct tape 34 snow 2 (1536 x 1152) [800x600].jpg
     
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  16. Have a good safe trip and we want a detailed report afterwards thank you very much!! :cool: :) JW
     
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  18. Inked Monkey
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    @manyolcars Yeah, couldn't find an original that I was willing to pay for. Made this one by skinning a couple old Jerry cans.

    Loading up now. It's still dark out and there's a nip in the air
     
  19. Ziggster
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    Nice to see people willing to brave the weather. I think I would have a little Buddy radiant heater screwed to the floor. Definitely going to add a heater to my build. Have a safe trip.
     
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  20. BZNSRAT
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    Be safe! I remember some cold mornings in my Dad’s T bucket. I didn’t know then that was a slice of heaven.

    Post some pics please.
    My parents are about 30 min down the road and are going to try to make it.

    I may fly up for it next year.

    Have fun!


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  21. Malcolm
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    I left for the Lonestar Roundup in my roadster a few years back in 23 degree weather. Full winter coat, couple layers of clothing, two pairs of socks, two pairs of gloves and my full-face helmet helped. It was still damn cold, though!
     
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  22. Malcolm is much braver than me. I think the coldest I've had the Roadster out was around 36 degrees. Multiple layers to include thermal shirt, bibs, hooded sweat-shirt, Westminster bound (1).JPG DSC06170bw.jpg Carhartt hooded jacket, wool gloves, ski dickey and it was still cold!
     
  23. Tim
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    32 deg looks like he’s on the road! AFBC8E2D-9B1E-4F01-86DF-C1A7C9076EE4.jpeg
     
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  24. hrm2k
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    I drove my old coupe home from Beaver Springs PA a few years ago. 38 degrees and a misting rain. The coupe had no heat, defrost or windows. Put my winter coat on backwards so the collar of my coat would cover my mouth and nose for the 155 mile drive home.
     
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  25. CME1
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    You guys make me cold just reading about your travels in open hot rods in cold weather. Have fun and try to keep a little warm!! ;)
     
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  26. For my last many builds I've gone this way. What I like about them is in an Open car if the seat is damp in the morning you can dry as well as warm them before you get in and head out for your morning cup of Coffee. Hay, every little bit helps.
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  27. BZNSRAT
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    Hope you made there and back.
    My parents made it but didn’t get to see it all.
    Post some pix if you have any please.


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  28. BZNSRAT
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  29. BuckeyeBuicks
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    from ohio

    I don't like the cold that much, I would drive that 54 Buick;)
     
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