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Hot Rods pics of cars you built before you were 20

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hawk"s ratts, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. hawk"s ratts
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 7

    hawk"s ratts
    from Staples MN

    hey i am some what new to the hamb and i have been building a 42 chevy (rat) sorry if you guys dont like that word but thats what my generation calls them now. im 18 years old and going to college for welding and i would like to see some pictures of anything that you guys have build before you were 20

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  2. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    Nice to see someone your age into old iron and not tuners, but be prepared to get flamed the R-R term is a big no no around here. It doesnt have to be a R-R, spend a little more time on fit and finish, and keep the hoaky a$$ do dads off of it, and try and use as many vintage parts as possible.

    Welcome aboard newbie, from one to another.
  3. themachine
    Joined: Nov 27, 2009
    Posts: 152


    I just turned 20 myself im also going to college to learn more about paint and body, fab and welding. Im on my 4th car 68 cougar, 68 javelin, 64 valiant, and had a 27 model T coupe
    i know most of them is not hamb type but here is some pics

    I painted the Valiant in my garage at 15 years old haha paint turned out OKAY but it sure was a great experience !!



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  4. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,604

    steel rebel
    Member Emeritus

    I wonder how long Peterson had to apologize for Hot Rod

    Get over it guys!!!!!!

    Rat Rods are like porn. Nobody can describe it but we all know it when we see it.

    My first car a 47 Ford twodoor handmedown from my brother. The engine is from the Rose middle '50s American Most Roadster winner. That is me on the left at about 17. My brother Bill on my right. Sorry about the quality they were taken off of 8mm film. The only pictures I have.

    Take a lot of pictures. You'll be glad you did when your pushing 70 like me.


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  5. 6berry
    Joined: Apr 12, 2009
    Posts: 352


  6. fiveohnick2932
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 891

    from Napa, Ca.

    The VW i built when I was 15 and it was my highschool car (had different wheels on it then). Still have it!!

    The 56 Olds I rescued from behind a barn when I was 18. Cleaned it up ane ended up selling it a few years later.

    The 57 f-100 I got when I was 19. Had a 6 cyl in it and I put a chrysler big block in it. Still have it but its a little different now.

  7. wow, feeling my age right about now. Good work kids, good to see less tuners and more iron. Real nice.
  8. Jay.S
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 372


    i'm 19 and built my 51 when i was sixteen. and now building my chevyII that is my profile pic.
  9. Off topic cars of my youth....

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  10. chad
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,012


    I was 13 when I bought that seems like a long time ago....


  11. yule16met
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 623


    Im 23 now, I finished this when I was 20-21.

  12. hawk"s ratts
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 7

    hawk"s ratts
    from Staples MN

    hey yule16met do you have any beter pictures showin your front suspention thats the only part of my truck im having problems with
  13. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 6,109

    from Ks

    They didn't have pictures when I was 19. :p:D
  14. mine 50 plymouth 4 door turned into 2 door

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  15. Kirk Hanning
    Joined: Feb 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,603

    Kirk Hanning

    When I got out of high school I always wanted a Willys so it took me 2 years to build this one. I was 20 when I finished it. It was wwaayyy to street roddy when got done with it so I eventually sold it to build more traditional stuff.

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  16. droplord49
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,680

    from Bryan, Tx

    Here are a couple of my high school rides.

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  17. Larry Pearsall
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,462

    Larry Pearsall

    I did not get any of my builds finished before I reached 20. My Uncle had me visit various places here in the great US of A getting me ready for an all expense one full year vacation in a tropical paradise. I was 21 when I got home. I purchased a 32 pickup a few months later...I still have it, over a 120,000 miles since I finished it...Unlike most of you guys, it is finished..Nothing changed on it in over 15 years..It hasn't even been waxed in over 10 years...Great 1 step above a daily driver...
  18. My parents accidentally tossed my high school car photo's when I went in the Army!!!:confused:

    I'll try to dig a few of them up...

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  19. thequietwon
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 600


    Well, it's not welcome on this board, but I'll post anyway...My camaro I built right out of Highschool, and still own. I also built a 65 Chevelle while in highschool (recently gave it to my Dad) and a '85 Monte Carlo SS that I had just painted 9 days before an old asshole ran a redlight & totaled it...
    I'll try & scan some pics later...

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  20. CuJos Rods
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 2

    CuJos Rods
    from So Dak

    Here is my 1950 Ford F-1 I started on after I turned 19 when I was going to school for fabrication. Im now 20 and still doing metal work on it :rolleyes:

  21. Pat Pryor
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,877

    Pat Pryor

  22. terrarodder
    Joined: Sep 9, 2005
    Posts: 1,101

    from EASTERN PA

    I started this when I was 17 in 1953, chopped and channeled 31 A on Zee'd 32 rails Raced it in 55 with a Olds engine in 55, sold it in 58 to buy a 34 2dr. Miss them both.

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  23. Okay was not going to post but got talked into it. Started this at 20 and finished it at 22. And no i won't say how long ago but lots of you were not born yet. Think i had the first set of Mickey Thompsons around here and ordered them from summit from a 18 page catalog. No it's not HAMB freindly but Ryan was probably on a BigWheel back then. :D:D:D

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  24. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,817


    Dad pulled the '51 out of the woods for my 14th birthday. I had it on the road by my 17th birthday. Graduated with it, got married with it, and still have it today. I have put over 30,000 miles on it since.

  25. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,875

    from Nebraska

    Bought this when I was 18, did quite a bit of work on it, added 302/C4 and drove it a bunch! Sold in 2002 when I was 23.


  26. TomWar
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
    Posts: 727


    I started on this when I was 15, This picture was taken right after I turned 19, and
    after the 1960 Oakland GNRS and San Francisco shows.
    I has a 354 Hemi and Lasalle trans and Pontiac Rear end.

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  27. Joliet Jake
    Joined: Dec 6, 2007
    Posts: 515

    Joliet Jake
    from Jax, FL

    Me and my 62 Chevy II mid 70's, I was 19-20 as I recall, that was then.
    Sold it, and bought it back, this is it now, under restoration.
  28. sledish
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 804


    19 when I finished it in 1987.

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  29. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,309

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Long, Long time ago, BUT it was my pride & joy!!!!---I can still hear the bark & rapppp from that six in a row with split manifold & steel packed PORTER mufflers!!!!!!
    Back then (1949) the cops looked for 2 pipes from under the bumper!!----That meant ticket time in Inglewood, Ca. To combat that, we would hacksaw the pipes off 6" before the bumper!!!!----------Don:D:D

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  30. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Gotta Start somewhere...

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