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Hot Rods Too much of a good thing? Owning multiples of the same car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mohr hp, Jan 6, 2022.

  1. Let him know there's a Biscayne sedan delivery out of just east of LA that made it to Texas and would like to comeback.
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  2. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,818

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    Did it have a 283 with a manual 3 speed on the floor and flat black? PM me info and I'll pass it along.
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  3. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 6,116

    from Ks

    It's weird. When I'm trying to find a certain year and make of car I end up with other cars, then the original ones I wanted show up everywhere. o_O
  4. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,818

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    ^^^^^ Right!? Goes for parts as well.
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  5. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,199


    I owned three '37 Chevys at the same time for a couple years
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  6. firemangordy
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 404


    My dad bought a '55 210 in '59 when I was 5 years old and I was hooked. 20 years later I bought a '55 Delray from the original owner and still have it. My daughter grew up in our '55 and when she was old enough decided she wanted one also. So we found one and built it for her. I've had several hundred cars over the years but always come back to 55's and 56's. I guess things that make an impression on you when you're young stay with you forever.
    Dad's '55.
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    My '55.
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    My daughter's '55.
  7. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 6,195


    Multiples. People ask me if I want another one. I tell them I already have one. A guy wanted to buy mine once. I told him; a buddy has a white Caprice like mine. He said no. He wanted a black one like mine. I told him; in owning mine for 36 years. I have never seen another black Caprice in real life. Only in pictures.
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  8. I only have 2 F-1's but I'm always looking for another.
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  9. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,923


    I have a 31 A 2dr, and 3 49 mercs, one finished, and 2 on the go, and I would swap the A for another merc, but I would swap a merc for a 32 steel deuce coupe or a duesenberg in a second given the chance but I will probably keep picking up mercs because they make my knees go weak.
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  10. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 3,092

    from Alabama

    I would not mind having 14 of these, just like this one. Your Dad had a great car. It's just right.
  11. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,834


    I've been guilty of having 2 or 3 of the same vehicle at the same time, and I've been guilty of building a 2nd version of the same vehicle a time or two.
    Some times the multiples find you, and sometimes you find them.
    Sometimes one was so much fun, after it was wore out, you just had to build another one.
    A matching parts donor can be a life saver.
    And then there is the "I like this model of this year car so much, I found a different model of the same year and brand and thought, why not?"
    Do we even want to cover the same car with a different build style? One for the street, one for the drags, one for the dirt track, one as a custom, and one or two parts donors.
    Some times there is that multiple year production time slot of a brand that gets us. The 46-48 Mopar cars, and the 48-56 Dodge trucks get me. There has been several of both of those groups I've drug home over the years, I have one from each group here now that I can drive. Gene
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  12. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,631


    It may have been said, -
    If you have only one model of car, you can have a smaller parts stash.
    If you have multiple variations of cars, you need multiple parts stashes.
    So one model - saves space - logical really ! :D
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  13. Boatmark
    Joined: Jan 15, 2012
    Posts: 334


    I can only afford one toy car at a time. If money was no object I have so many automotive interests I would have one of a LOT of things.

    But to each his own. When I was in high school (78’-82’) a buddy’s family was all in with 61’-66’ T-Birds. The parents and three kids all had nice daily drivers. There were a couple of perfect convertibles in the garage that came out on weekends. There was always one in process restoration. Add in 3-4 complete cars awaiting restoration stored in the alley, and 10 more parts cars stored behind the building at the fathers architecture office, and the total headcount was usually +/- 20 T-Birds. All in town in a very nice Ft Lauderdale neighborhood. They bought fitted car covers in bulk to get away with all the project and parts cars.

    I go by the Jim Croce theory: If you dig it, do it. If you dig it a lot, do it twice!
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    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 2,343

    from IDAHO

    I Don't See A Problem With Being Predictable...Saves Thinking.... 31956103_2132695700079263_1609778777905168384_n.jpg
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  15. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 3,298

    Lone Star Mopar

    After having owned our 57 Chevy wagon Ive really grown to like it so much Id like to own a 2 door hardtop also before im done.
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  16. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 913

    Bob Lowry

    Just a couple more twins that I wife just shook her head...but she supports my hobby,
    especially when I give her the profit from each sale.... 4 cars (2).JPG
  17. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,332

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I've had 8 of these p/u's, I guess I'm guilty.
  18. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 3,092

    from Alabama

    Here's my problem....
    What's my favorite old car? All of them.
    My wife is like this about dogs, goats and chickens. I ask her how many she wants.....All of them, she says.
    The bad thing about liking all of them is when you are into a project, you see something else...
    "Ooooh, Shiny!"
    At one time I had....
    2 Advance Design trucks.
    A '49 Ford Sedan
    A '50 Ford Business Coupe
    A '52 Chevrolet Business Coupe
    A 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Victoria Club Coupe
    My OT '72 Chevy daily
    If someone has many of the same make and least they are disciplined enough for "keeping it in the family" as all share parts and require the same expertise.
    I found I had to choose. You can't fix them all. It's real, real easy to become a hoarder. It takes discipline.
    Of course, all of those eventually left when my wife and I raised a family.
    Now I have 2 primaries...
    A nice 1951 Ford Coupe.
    A 1964 Ford Fairlane project.
    The Shoebox is flathead's early '50s "early".
    The Fairlane will be SBF power with an automatic...It's early/mid '60s "late".
    Both cars scratch an itch.
    If I could only have one...The Shoebox.
    Please, though, please don't mention a '50 Rocket 88 Coupe....Ooooh Shiny!;)
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  19. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,795

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

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    What's wrong with having 36 Fords and 40 pickups?
    Note the two 36 Ford convertible sedans in the last picture... one stock and one hot rodded; there are only about 220 of them that survive including both models... slantback and trunk.
    I have kept the following one around to ensure there was some balance to my life.;):D
    IMG_5278.JPG It even has a BIG block Chevrolet!
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  20. In the 60's I had 2 Cords and a Graham Hollywood with the Cord Body, had to have them during my Cord Frenze.
  21. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,963


    2 59 el Camino, 1 59 sedan, 3 56 chebbies, 2 67-72 p.u, and 1 32 3w. 1 ad p.u and more
  22. buick bill
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
    Posts: 812

    buick bill
    from yreka;ca

    like has been said , wreckers are a thing from the past .i try to get a parts car for whatever im working on . and i have 4 acres , so i dont get rid of the parts cars ,if i can help it .......buick bill nickname was given to me . three 50 buick sedanettes and a 4 dr. special . and a 67 gs -gs calif. and lark parts car- 2 ,64 larks and a ragtop special .also a 38 special . then there are the rivs ! also several way off topic late model drivers ..... im not sure if that counts .but they are all buicks for sure . .ive cut back though . oh and the electra with the 455/400 im gonna put in something ! i think i have said it before . i must be insane

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  23. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,998

    jimmy six

    Living a tract house in southern California I have one. If I lived in the sticks I’d have many. But no wife, no descent lawn, dishes in the sink, dirty clothes on the floor, etc……. U get the picture?
  24. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,516


    Guilty! Have had maybe 14 40 Fords pass thru here over the years. Most always have two. Got real familiar with them and also stash of parts for one type is helpful.
  25. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 2,174

    41 GMC K-18

    Indeed, these are very cool and very shiny! Definitely one of my favorites as well !

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  26. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 3,092

    from Alabama


    Now you've done it!!!
    I thought I was cured. Next thing you know, me and my 12 broken down Oldsmobiles will be living under a bridge down by the river.
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  27. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,516


    Love that 50 Olds!!
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  28. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 22,501


    I have 3 36 Ford pickups if you include dads.
    We just keep ending up with them because we know about them. People find us.
  29. Got any extras in XL???
  30. Joe Troilo
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
    Posts: 286

    Joe Troilo

    Guilty. I currently have three 1932 Fords and have owned seven 40 - 42 Willys over the years.

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