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super stupid question to ask, but........

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ImpalaBob60, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. ImpalaBob60
    Joined: Mar 21, 2012
    Posts: 23

    from Havana, IL

    need some help....
    presently, I have a 60 impala 4 door sedan. like the car, but want something different.


    That being said, I'm not looking for a shoebox car or 32-34s....

    I want something somewhat different and well, it needs to be cool. Not cool enough that you see 10 of them at a cruise in, but something... anything...

    right now, I'm looking for ideas.

    figure you guys have some ideas/opinions...
  2. Jcox68rt
    Joined: Jul 14, 2012
    Posts: 133


    51 Plymouth Cranbrook coupe. Just sayin...
  3. UnsettledParadox
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,107


    you're really fishing here
  4. ImpalaBob60
    Joined: Mar 21, 2012
    Posts: 23

    from Havana, IL

    honestly, I'm not trying to open any can of worms....


  5. Personally, I think your '60 Impala is pretty cool. Drove one in HS, rode nice, decent power, comfy, and had a big back seat.

    How 'bout a Stude PU, early 50s Hudson, yada, yada, yada... the possibilities are endless. Grab some old car magazines from the 50s-60s and thumb through them until something rings your chimes. Good luck on your hunt.
  6. InstantT
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
    Posts: 683

    from SoCal

  7. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 495


    Keep the Impala. It's a cool car. That's right, I said a more-door is COOL!
  8. My avatar, a 47 Autocar fire truck, worked for me!
  9. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,835


    There's a blue and white 60 4dr here in Indiana that looks identical to yours.
  10. UncleDonnie
    Joined: Apr 1, 2012
    Posts: 110


    That's the problem with having your car in your user name now your stuck.

  11. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,617

    from Michigan

    Funny you should say "Super" stupid question. If it was me, I'd be looking for a '53 Buick Super 2dr hardtop. About as late as you can go and still have the soft roundish lines as opposed to the slab-sided cars that came immediately afterward. It has the much-desired swept side trim and teardrop headlight bezels that the custom guys covet...the toothy grille, etc. One of the earliest hardtops. Very nice lines...even inside...Buicks of that era swept the dash into the doors. 322 V8 Nailhead engine. Dynaflow trans, which some guys don't really warm up to because they're a little expensive to fix...if you can find someone to work on it...and they've heard they're "slushy". But I've had a few Buicks with Dynaflows, and if it's up to snuff, it'll surprise you. Just very pretty cars, you don't see 'em all the time, and you can still find them at reasonable prices. Even the earlier straight eight models make for great cruisers and just like the one pictured, they're similarly styled and pretty too. Cadillac was supposedly the flagship for GM...but I like the Buicks better. Lower it a bit in the back with some shorter coils, add some skirts, open up the exhaust, and go cruisin'.

  12. Panel Pete
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 146

    Panel Pete

    You wanna be unique? How bout a 1932 or 1933 Rockne!
  13. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,617

    from Michigan

    P.S. - The '53 Buick Special looks almost the same as the Super, but didn't have the V8 'til '54...they had the 263 straight eight.
    Joined: May 6, 2012
    Posts: 325

  15. KD1111
    Joined: May 29, 2013
    Posts: 15


    30's Chrysler? interesting cars. To airflow or not to airflow I guess.
  16. ...50 Buick Sedanette - still miss mine - last time it was seen was on Old Cars on the Hill - Interstate 80 Iowa - it was red primer with black primer scallops ,red pinstripes - Moon caps and whitewalls - still had the straight eight ... wish I could find it again
  17. blyndgesser
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
    Posts: 167

    from Georgia

    Early '50s Mopar or Studebaker. Easy to find, not too expensive, and there are even hop-up parts available for the original engines if you want to go that route. Great cruisers too.
  18. mustangsix
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,296


    Studebaker Hawk or Avanti. Either would be a great daily driver as well.

    If you want to go foreign, something like a Jaguar MK VIII or Mk IX would be different.....
  19. I want something somewhat different and well, it needs to be cool.

    Well let be first to say that nobody cares what you want. :)
    Also everyone's definition of "different" or "cool" is , well, different.

    Now with that out of the way, ill spend your money.

    You can search here " dare to be different" and you'll get plenty of oddball stuff.

    49 Buick sedanett
    How about an un chopped merc.
    39 Chevy
    Henry j
  20. kracker36
    Joined: Jan 21, 2012
    Posts: 756


    53 Studebaker
  21. Roger Walling
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,144

    Roger Walling

    Buy a Tucker, take off the front fenders and instal cycle fenders.
    Open up the rear wheel wells and instal 22" rubber.

    I gurantee you that NO ONE will have one like that!

    "If it can be done, it has been!"
  22. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,617

    from Michigan

  23. johnny bondo
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,547

    johnny bondo
    from illinois

    what is the point of this thread?!? if you want something go get it wtf.......

  24. That's fucking awesome !!!
    Eldorado/toronado drive line
  25. Get a 32 ford ratrod. The best ever!
  26. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,617

    from Michigan

    Point? So that you have a reason to bitch. :D
  27. I'd keep it! Make it a nice mild custom, lower it and such...

    One of the "StrayKats" has a damn nice looking '60 moredoor...
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2013
  28. buy my Mark2, see it in the classifieds
  29. Only you can answer the question. Do you really want something that everybody else thinks is cool? If so, I think you're going about it all wrong and you'll never be totally happy. Whatever it is, it's got to be something that YOU have a passion for. Otherwise, what's the point? You wouldn't want us picking out a wife for you, would ya?
  30. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,694


    Sounds like someone seeking the Seal of Public Approval because they have no ideas of their own. And quite frankly wtf does it matter what others think? My stuff is mainly oddball and some think it is really cool and others think it sucks because it's not a Deuce....

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