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Hot Rods Sorry...............Ford, Chev, Mopar person?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 34Larry, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,922

    Dick Stevens

    I have always considered myself to be a Chevy guy, but I have owned Ford and Mopar as well as GM's. I always pick Chevy when I want performance at a price I can afford!
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  2. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,221


    I've got a '69 Plymouth, '58 Apache and a '14 F150, so yea...
  3. Joatha
    Joined: Jul 6, 2008
    Posts: 184


    I do like them all. They are all cool to me. My first car was a 67 Impala and I got to know the Chevy stuff pretty well. But, my next purchase was a 68 Barracuda convertible that I really fell in love with. So, I started down the Mopar path. On top of that, I had several friends that were Chevy types and I realized as we ventured in to junkyards that I was better off going after Mopar parts - less competition for the cool stuff! So, I really got in to Mopar. Still love other brands (be it Ford or GM) but I know Mopar best and that's largely what's in my collection. The exception is my 1930 Ford Model A Sport Coupe but even it will be Hemi-powered. I've got an A833 Mopar 4 speed for it and a Mopar 8.75" rear as well. So, it will be Mopar-powered.
  4. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,430

    from Berry, AL

    I grew up in Ford's, got away from them after I got married. Owned several Chevy's and Pontiacs, and a Buick, only ones I got any service out of had either a small block or big block Chevy in them, with the exception of a 400 Pontiac I had that was good. The small GM stuff, 4's and V6's turned me against GM, had nothing but trouble out of them. Went back to a Ford with a F150 and never looked back at GM again, although I have strayed into Mopar territory with a couple of mini vans, a PT cruiser {a piece of crap}, and a Chrysler Lazer sports car. My Lincoln had a 350 Chevy in it when I got it, only real reason I took it out was the transmission went out and I had to pull the unit, couldn't just take out the trans due to the crossmember. When I got it out, I decided to try a 302 AOD combo I had sitting just for size, ending up doing the changeover.
    Oh, my wife has had two C4 Corvettes and has a 88 Firebird Formula 350 right now. They were [are] hers, I only got to drive them every once in a while and had to work on them!
  5. GeezersP15
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 541

    from N.E. PA

    Learned to drive in a Ford, first car was a Plymouth. Since then, Chevy, Dodge, Corvair, Fiat, Toyota, Buick, Ford, Pontiac, Plymouth. They all had their pluses/minuses. All got me from "Point A to Point B", and back again. All good!!
  6. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,344


    :eek:Ahhhhhhhh, I don't think I'd a said that, (about one type of lady I mean).
  7. I pretty much like them all, the Fords find me.
  8. Definitely a mopar guy. All I’ve ever driven. Have a bunch sitting in the yard now.

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  9. Flogknaw
    Joined: Nov 25, 2016
    Posts: 187

    from Texas

    I don’t really have much input since being born in 1999, but I was born into a ford family and every other day we’d have issues with one of our ford vehicles, so I really don’t like ford, but the older fords are nice, being a GM and dodge man now it just makes sense.

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  10. Studes were first for me although there were plenty of mopars and Studes around....had Stude's got a mopar and another mopar to even out the Studes....then went crazy like my friends and got into SS Chevies.....back to mopars strong for years with my Studes....and Ford's and Ford's.....and now a few Chevies....with my Mopars - Studes - Ford's...gotta luv em'..........
  11. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 860

    from SoCal

    I consider myself primarily a Chevrolet man, but I like all cars, even many imports. However, both my wife and I drive Fords as our dailys. New or old, I always look at Chevrolets first.
  12. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,647


    I am brand-loyal to whomever is providing the sponsorship, which in this case, is nobody.

    Favoring brands is a form of false tribalism, or othering. It creates false divisions between people, where there should be none.
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  13. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,046

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Love'm all,had most of them! But you got to know ,that if I'm hearing a super diehard one brand guy going after some other brand lover that dosen't have the comeback skills=well I'll jump in on the guys side that needs help ..............LOL Part of the fun
  14. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,530


    Bought a 51 Merc in high school that I kept for 32 years, Drove a Metropolitan ragtop the last year of High school and drove a 55 Buick during trade school. my only New car was a 69 Olds Cutlass S that I special ordered when I was in Vietnam in 1968 It probably had the shortest option list of any special order car that Williams and Swanson in Renton Wa ever sold with a list of 4 items. 310 hp 350R M21 Muncie, 3.42Posi and am-fm multiplex radio. Had a 59 Elkie, 67 C10, 69 Baracuda fast back 55 Ford 4 door , my 48, Buick Electra, Freaking 72 Pinto, 63 Impala ragtop, 69 Chrysler New yorker. a Batch of different Cadillacs, 71 GMC several boxes with wheels, BMW.

    Hamb Car wise the 51 Merc, the 48 Chev Pickup, 23 T bucket, the 31 Vic if you can call it a car right now, the boat tail roadster that will be the first of the current ones on the road.
    Obviously even though Chev is in my handle I have played with a bit of everything and the list only includes rigs that I put at least 10K on.
  15. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,152

    from ohio

    When I was growing up in the 50's and 60's most people I knew were pretty loyal to one brand of car. My Dad was a Buick guy to the core which explains my passion for Buicks. I had uncles and cousins that were Pontiac, Chevy and Olds guys and even an uncle by marriage that had Cadillacs. Some relatives and neighbors even had Fords, the only Mopars I ever saw were some kin folk of my Grandma's but we didn't see much of them. Over the years I have owned a bunch of GM cars and trucks but always had a Buick as a DD. I even had a few old Fords but not for too long. The only Nopars I ever had were derby cars, not because they were so tuff, because back in the 60's and 70's I could buy them so cheap. ;) The new cars IMHO are use up and junk, I guess that's why we like the old ones!:D
  16. LWEL9226
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
    Posts: 286

    from So. Oregon

    Been mostly Ford all my life but with a few GM's mixed in... Had a 55' Old's and several Chevys...
    Had a 67 Dodge Dart with a 318 with engine problems....
    Dealer screwed me (twice) on warranty issues. Have not owned another Mopar and not likely
    that I will ever own another Mopar....

  17. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,199

    from Oregon

    I have had Ford's Mach 1, the '27 T at present, V8 Vega basically, Duster, Challenger,GMs of different flavors but I am a Mopar fan. Miss my Challenger the most of any of them.:(
  18. Anything other than GM! Not that I think GMs are bad, but it seems everyone else does GM, and I ain't on earth to be the same as everyone else.
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  19. Primarily Pontiac, Chevy trucks these days. Soft spots for Olds, Buick, and independents.
  20. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,768


    Born and raised Ford guy, but I like anything with four wheels or sometimes more. Don't understand the guys who have to piss on everything but THEIR car. Small peckers, I reckon.
  21. LongLiveFlathead6
    Joined: Feb 20, 2015
    Posts: 51


    Anything American... where ever the deal is... if it looks good and has potential I don't care who makes it as long as it came from Detroit!

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  22. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,647


    Dearborn no good?
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  23. Terrible80
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 778


    Started out a Chevy man, then owned Oldsmobiles, now Mopar/Ford.
  24. 1962 dodge lancer
    Joined: Feb 26, 2013
    Posts: 12

    1962 dodge lancer
    from joliet, il

    simple said mopar or nocar !!
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  25. LongLiveFlathead6
    Joined: Feb 20, 2015
    Posts: 51


    Sorry... shouldn't have single out detroit... should have said American

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  26. My dad bought Pontiacs when I was a kid...maybe that's why I like 'em. Also my high school buddy, Jim in his 56 Pontiac would always nose my 55 olds out in a drag race.
    I worked as a mechanic for fleets most of my working life and we had Fords, Chevys, IHC and Chrysler products. The fords gave me the most grief by far. I once bought a 66 Lincoln coupe that was beautiful. After 6 months, it' had pretty much unraveled to the point I left it on the street and called the junk man to come get it.
    I always put my wife in a Chrysler product...lately the 300 series AWD cars. They're like an anvil. Can't bust 'em.
    For years I've driven Fords with all GM running gear. My daily driver is a little chevy HHR panel. Bought it new and for 107,000 miles it's been bulletproof
    I think my best pickup was a 79 ford shortbox with full Camaro subframe, Pontiac 400/350 turbo and Olds 12 bolt rear. Only ford moving parts were body hinges/latches.
  27. Perry Hvegholm
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 113

    Perry Hvegholm

    "My first car" was actually my mother's Olds Delta 88. Drove the sh#t out of it, but it was never really mine. Other than basic transportation, it did nothing for me.

    It was my older brother that hooked me up with my first Mopar...a Plymouth Satellite. Been a Mopar man ever since.

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