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Customs Spring Ritual

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by junkman356, Mar 17, 2022.

  1. junkman356
    Joined: Oct 16, 2005
    Posts: 16


    One of the very few benefits of living in a northern climate is the excitement of starting up your cars after a long, cold winter. Almost seventy degrees so the Polynesian and ‘35 Phaeton were brought back to life. Now I just need a good rain to wash the salt off the roads… 5B285A17-0667-487C-9613-59BC48DDFD67.jpeg 8A4A3462-5EE7-491C-A6EB-727CE90A3404.jpeg
  2. 57chevymadman
    Joined: Sep 15, 2021
    Posts: 101


    Oh yeah, remember it well living in the northeast, I would wash my daily driver regularly and use that as a guage to make sure all of the salt was off of the roads after a few good downpours.
  3. I have to smile. I know people in some parts of the world suffer the winter/snow/salt/pack the cars away thing, which is very strange to me. I look forward to the cooler months (which are coming) so I can enjoy driving topless without getting fried! Winter where I live is the drier milder (not humid) time of year.
  4. Yep. I did enjoy the climate when I lived there!


  5. SEAAIRE354
    Joined: Sep 7, 2015
    Posts: 442


    As a northeaster I’m getting ready for the ritual rite now. And it looks like I’m gonna need some batteries.
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  6. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,867


    Oh man, I love that phaeton.
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  7. Same here at the Hot Rod Grille in WV. We're supposed to get a lot of rain this weekend, so hopefully the roads will be salt-free by next week! double stack 9.jpg
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  8. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 23,649

    Staff Member

    Oh my, the Polynesian!!!! what a custom Icon!!! Love that car.....
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  9. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 16,047


    I moved my '57 about 100 feet from one building to another on Wednesday for the first time this year, unusual to have 60 degree weather in Wisconsin in March. Even that felt good. Now it's snowing.

    That looks like a hell of a nice collection. Nice garage, too.
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  10. The beauty of living in the South is hot rod season is practically year round, we have limited snow and ice but you can drive you hot rods & customs most anytime.

    BTW, you certainly have two beautiful cars. HRP
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  11. lewk
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
    Posts: 851

    from Mt

    I'm in Mt. It was so pretty yesterday that I was going to drive the 62 to work for the first time today. Woke up to rain.... Soon.
  12. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 23,649

    Staff Member

    One of the spring rituals at my place involves running all the cars out and mopping the garage floor and knocking down cobwebs and all around tidying up..... may2.JPG
  13. Is that the Jack Stewart Polynesian ?
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  14. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 977

    Bob Lowry

    Almost there in Denver...10" of snow on Thursday, gone today, more on Monday....yay!

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  15. I fired up the T yesterday for the first time, then today I picked up my son from school in it

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  16. Not that much different in the south for those you put away..........
  17. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,993


    More garage related. I have a furnace squirrel cage fan wired up to run solo. Lower the overhead door with the squirrel cage peaking out, blow the whole shop out with a leaf blower. The squirrel cage fan helps pull the dust out.

    Keep the leaf blower going until most of the funk is out of the shop.
  18. FDB961BD-551B-4B1F-813F-E67371DEAEB2.jpeg

    Now that’s yard art !!

    you got two garages ?

    man I’d love to just sit outside you place n watch all these treasures emerge !
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  19. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,709

    phat rat

    Some of you are late. Had the roadster out 2 weeks ago and again Wed. The blue in the background is Lake Michigan the white beyond the rocks is ice P1050923.JPG
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  20. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 23,649

    Staff Member

    yup, one to make messes in and one "clean" one

    here are a couple of "tour videos" I did when people here were posting shop videos during the covid lockdown

  21. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,195

    from Minnesota

    This is the time of year I go hunting. No leaves on the trees and the grasses are all packed down. Can see into the groves and hidden areas on farms to find treasures. Season starts tomorrow.
  22. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,111

    from Michigan

  23. 48 and rain today. Supposed to be 77 Wed.
  24. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,375


    Love this thread.....keep em coming......
  25. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 5,672

    from Berry, AL

    Yeah, other than rain, we can drive ours mostly year round.
    I got mine out today after it resting since fall. Not because of the weather, but because I had it up on stands doing some underneath work. Since I don't work on it in temps less than 60*, it had to sit. Authur won't let my hands work right in cold weather. Will probably get it out again tomorrow and get some fresh now HAMB friendly pics of it...
  26. twenty8
    Joined: Apr 8, 2021
    Posts: 1,135


    Good God man, do you feel no pain..............:eek:
  27. need to go wake up 36 3W Coupe.. clean the dust off... little spit shine... weather is coming around here in the PNW..time to cruise
  28. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,709

    phat rat

    It was warm enough for only a light shirt and open Levi jacket
  29. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,111

    from Michigan

    Snow is gone.
    Sun is shinin'.
    Birds are tweetin'.
    Heart's a-beatin'.
    Garage door is open.

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