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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Old Heap Now Is $1000 Showpiece

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    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
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  2. corncobcoupe
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    My how times have changed.
     
  3. Tman
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    Are they tired of you at the Honolulu library yet?
     
  4. Ill give him $1200
     
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  5. Gearhead Graphics
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    I was gonna say, close to $1000, ill be generous and just give him the full stack of 10 franklins
     
  6. belair
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    "A thousand dollars for a Model A? Never gonna happen." Said everyone in 1963.
     
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  7. LOL I remember when R&C used to put the cost to build in their article. I recall a show quality car costing 5K to build and thinking to myself, "man $5,000.00 to build a a car who has that kind of money."
     
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  8. Atwater Mike
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    Ha! I remember the guys telling of $2K spent, sold car for $750. Cash!
     
  9. Thousand dollar show piece!!!!

    that’s an insult in today’s day and age :eek:

    just to make him feel better I’ll give him $1375.80 !:D
     
  10. sloppy jalopies
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    We had a couple big naval air stations here in Maine... lots of sailors had to sell their hot rods when re-stationed... deals were had !
     
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  11. Jungle Jalopy
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    Da Drool Jewel. I love it.
     
  12. Jungle Jalopy
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    upload_2021-7-26_15-47-31.jpeg and …by the way.
     
  13. Ebbsspeed
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    So it's a $9670 car today? I'll take it. With the Merc motor.
     
  14. Ryan
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  15. Trent -

    Wrong Island (Oahu) ... Ryan is on Kauai ... so it's one of six libraries:

    Kauai Public Libraries.JPG

    UPDATE: D'oh! :oops: ... I see now that @Ryan already answered you :D
     
  16. Tman
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    I know, it was just easier to type.
     
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  17. Back on topic of this Blog ...

    Here's Dave's Punahou Class of 1957 yearbook photo:

    David Hughes Jr. - Punahou Class of '57.JPG

    David Hughes (Jr.) went on to become a Honolulu (motorcycle) police officer ... and unfortunately, passed away in 1971 at the age of 34.

    His widow (& family) lived near my aunt & uncle in Kailua (on the windward side of Oahu).

    In the late '70s / early '80s, I somewhat remember hearing stories about Dave's high school Hot Rod ... as well as stories about his son (David Hughes III) who was a standout football player at Kamehameha High School (in Honolulu) ... and later went on to play in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks:

    David Hughes III.jpg

    I wonder if the Hughes family has any pics or more info on Dave's flathead powered Model A Hot Rod ... ???
     
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  18. Value versus worth. I have a 25-year-old OT DD with 500+K miles on it. Taxes are less than walking around money, insurance is paltry and when I fill the gas tank, I double the value of the vehicle. Replacing with a near exact 2021 of the same make and model would cost me $37,000. What's the car worth to me? Immeasurable. Money saved goes into the hotrod.
     
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  19. Ryan
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    awe. Good stuff man!
     
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  20. hotrodlane
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    Your dollar to year difference is way off, which is not surprising as you probably pulled it from Google. Real example,, In 1970 you could buy a fully loaded brand new pickup for $3500.00 today they start at $55K for the base model and go up as you add options. And don't even get me started on the difference in gas prices from 1970 to 2021...lol
     
  21. jnaki
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    Hello,

    Wow, Elroy Hirsch, Tommy McDonald, Paul Hornung at the Hula Bowl was an event we did not miss on our mainland news media and magazines. Those guys were “THE” stars of college football. But the news article on the teenager from Punahou High School and having a two motors for his daily driver was something. Back then, as well as today, Punahou High School is one of the most expensive private high schools around. So, two motors was a “throw in the bucket” for that teenager.

    At the time I bought my Flathead powered 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery, it was a reliable vehicle that I could take anywhere along the coastline of So Cal. The mountains and desert access involved hills and high elevation that required more power from my motor that it just did not have. We had a great time with the Flathead chugging all along the coast line checking out the waves and beaches. But, Flathead was limiting our total usage of cruising all over.

    We knew from the steep roads, very steep and long hill climbs along the coast, but it was just down shifting to a lower gear and hope for the best. Not something a normal car would do if it had “more power.”

    Jnaki

    If we had the money saved, it would have had the 348 Chevy motor that was in the sedan delivery when I first saw it roll into the local drive-in hangout. But, once owning the Flathead sedan delivery, my thoughts were to get a Reath Automotive built Flathead motor to “upgrade” for the lack of power.

    The idea of the 348 motor or a Reath Automotive Flathead in it, as long as I owned the sedan delivery, would have been worth $1000 in 1965.
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    As usual, money spoke and we still had the stock Flathead motor for our long distance surf adventures. YRMV
     
  22. 19Fordy
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    Those were the days my friend,
    I thought they'd never end but, they did.
     

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