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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Feb 23, 2003.

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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    If you are not interested in talking about either, go away. Not only have their been a lot of OT posts that I've had to delete lately, but there are also a lot of non-traditional posts. There are other message boards for that stuff.... This is not a cute and sweet community with lots of compassion for all things "street rod" - this board was built to be focused on the traditional and thats how it will stay... Please be conscious of that.

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  2. Ryan,you said it right man....Sean
     
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  3. radical56chevy
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    ryan sounds good..
    if you don't mind me asking .whats your opinion of a trdaitional car..this may help the newby's understand what the trend is on here..thanks
     
  4. I don't know how many times this needs to be said,seems every new influx of newbies we get O/T or Gold chainer/Billet/VW/muscle car stuff.well said Ryan! Long live Hot Rod Primer!(there IS a reason its called that.)

    [This message has been edited by Mike Landwehr (edited 02-23-2003).]
     
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  5. Ryan
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    I'm not gonna get into definitions of what is traditional and what is not. I think any person with reasonable intelligence can do that for themselves.
     
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  6. PasoJohn
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    Ryan,Here,Here---Kustoms and Hot Rods,enough said...
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  7. tommy
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    Reasonable intelligence...That's a pretty big quantifier.[​IMG]
     
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  8. Still being a newby (that hurt you know) I have to say that I got on this because of the cars you guys are into. You live 'em. You guys are helpful. This is the way I live. People think I'm nutz for cars and I am. If I asked how to polish the billet on my Honda (NO WAIT I DON'T HAVE ONE! JUST AN EXAMPLE) I would expect to get bashed and, if I didn't, where would this board end up. We'd be talkin' about what to wear to the next "outting". Ryan said it right and got the right backup.
     
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  10. Fat Hack
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    "Traditional" is different things to different people.

    To some, it means conforming to a pre-determined date or era, and using only parts from that time period or earlier.

    To others...it's a broader scope of ideas and equipment that IMITATE the style of the earliest rods and customs.

    Yet some other folks will say it means sticking to the tradition of building a car yourself at home and creating a unique and different automotive expression of yourself that also doubles as a functional mechanical sculpture.

    I guess nobody will DEFINE it...and only ONE opinion matters here...so look through the keyhole with both eyes and decide if you like what you see!

     
  11. <FONT size="6">AMEN, BROTHER RYAN</FONT s>and as Mike said "long live hot rod primer" and me(HOTRODPRIMER)
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  12. Ryan
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    Fat Hack, it's more than one opinion (more like about 50 or so), but you give good advice...
     
  13. shoebox72
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    Ryan, thanks for the emphisis on "traditional". I'm a 30 Y.O. newbie to the HAMB & notice occasionally stuff
    that really dosen't seem to belong here.But who am I to say? BTW My vision of a "traditional" Rod/Custom is one that looks like it rolled out of a pre-63 hotrod/custom car magizine. Is this correct? Not trying
    to seem narrow minded but thats the way Ilike to build'em

    Billy
     
  14. continentaljohn
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    Hey Ryan, I posted a question about spoons and slapping paddles and shrinking hammers. Is this ok? I know I could have gone to metal shapers board and all.
    I too agree with a traditional hotrod board.
    thanks continentaljohn
     
  15. i dig the era correct rides, if i built a custom 62 gran prix i would try not to have any parts much newer than say... 65. but to the kids a custom may be bags on an s-10, custom?maybe, traditional? eeehh.NO!

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  16. Ryan
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    This is not an opinion post about whats traditional and whats not - please don't make it that. This was posted in an effort to help people refocus on the purpose of the HAMB.

    Continental John, one metal working post is a bad thing. We need way more than one... Please continue...
     
  17. sixpac
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    Love that primer. Thanks Ryan John
     
  18. There is way too much info on these boards to be had by tradionalists to be sidetracked with goldchain "streetrod" hi dollar furniture cars....nice...but not here. Back to the info train. Thanks Ryan.
     
  19. Right on Praise the Lowered and pass the primer...
     
  20. just steve
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    Traditional methods, traditional styles. Should be simple enough.

    But does this mean that I can't post my collection of pics of crybaby dolls with 4-inch cuffs, sideburns, and laundry-marker tattoos? Damn.

    later,
    Steve.

     
  21. Oops...Sorry about the Toyota post,I had a feeling it would get dumped..

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  23. Crestliner
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    Thanks Ryan
    Are we in trouble posting swap meets and goodies we buy?

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  24. fab32
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    If traditional means rehashing the SBC debate, I think the HAMB is right on. It keeps those unimportant topics like Flatheads, beam axles, alternate engine choices, "at home body work", adapting different solutions to common problems, and just generally sharing our progress on our projects, from clogging up the subject matter.
     
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  25. John_Kelly
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    In the next few weeks, I was thinking of a post about metalshaping with a claw hammer, 2x4, a rock just to show old school techniques don't require big buck tools. Does this fit in? If not, I'll take it elsewhere. No hard feelings.

    John www.ghiaspecialties.com
     
  26. hatch
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    Thats what I would love to see JK...your site is great and I happen to be a VW lover.

    [This message has been edited by hatch (edited 02-23-2003).]
     
  27. k9racer
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    I would like to say to Ryan THANK YOU VERY MUCH for letting all of us use this board. I know that it is a lot of work and expense on your part. I know that every one appericates you. Thanks again Bob k9racer
     
  28. sodbuster
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    Thanks Ryan, Oh yea, if you have not checked out the rest of The Jalopy Journal's site you may click around at the bottom of your screen. Great stuff to read, it is more than just a "message board". Click around on the site and it will open your eyes.

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  29. fab32
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    John-Kelly, Would like to see a post on metal shaping using common tools. I've become interested in this subject lately and think it would fit right in. Just make sure you tie it in with the SBC and you'll have a winner. HAHA!!!!
     
  30. I fell in love hot rods back in the early 60's as a young kid reading car magazines. Those are the cars that still excite me today. Billet, schmillet. Give me red or chromed reversed wheels or original American Torq Thrusts.
    My '66 F-100 has mostly vintage parts on it. Of course the tires are new. But the engine and hop up parts are early 70's vintage. Not quite early 60's, I know, but that stuff is now 30 years old. And it is painted hot rod black.
    For the past few years I have been mentally planning my next project - a '29 on 32 rails fenderless rpu. But after cruising around this site, I have changed my mind. I want to build a '35/'36 chopped, channeled fenderless truck and I hope to pick up some tips here. Actually, I already have. Thanks. Roadsters are cool, but there's something about an eight inch windshield.

    If it's channeled, the frame is "z'ed" and has no fenders, is it still a "highboy"?

    Tracy
     
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