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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by birdman1, May 15, 2019.

  1. Dean, your iconic roadster pickup inspired me to build a similar one. I finally found a 28 RPU that was all original, but I couldn't bring myself to blow it apart and remake it. I finally sold it. I still love your original truck it was one of those vehicles that stuck in my mind since I was in school.
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  2. Rick & Jan
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 450

    Rick & Jan

    '65 Plymouth, 426 Wedge, 2x4's, 4 Spd., Doug Thorley fenderwell Headers, Sun Tach, big and little Grey Spoke American's, Fun car!!! IMG_1139[2333].jpg IMG_1141[2334].jpg
  3. R A Wrench
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 473

    R A Wrench
    from Denver, Co

    That would be my second 55 Chevy, two door post. Just got out or the army in 68, no extra bucks, no tools, no garage, etc. Dropped in a 283, 3 spd O.D. got it into the body shop in a Vo-Tec school. Bright Corvette yellow, diamond tuck interior, chromies on the rear & Fenton mags ? on the front. I would like to have it back.
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  4. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,290

    51 mercules

  5. chev34ute
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 1,109


    image.jpg Not a car as such, but the first vehicle I ever owned. A super rare RHD Geelong Built V8 powered 1934 BB Ford Truck. Picked up from a farm about 12 miles from our farm.
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  6. sevenhills1952
    Joined: Mar 14, 2018
    Posts: 954


    Dad's Tarpon, 1964 Rambler prototype.

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  7. nugget32
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 260


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  8. nugget32
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 260


  9. 64 Pontiac Gran Prix 421 tri-power 4 speed car. 18 yo kid. Blew up the 421, put in a 389, blew that up, 2nd 389, blew the clutch, towed it to the junk yard, probably got $10 for it. Now the intake and carbs would be worth 10 times what I paid for it!
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  10. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 427

    Jersey Joe 67
    from J Town

    I miss different one's at different times... guess that means I miss them all :(
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  11. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,206

    from Burton, MI

    The Peter Beater T-bucket in it's flathead stage. Damn that was a fun one! Also my first serious hot rod.
  12. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,698


    I didn't think I would miss this one a lot but I do...…… a lot
  13. This one, my first car, paid $35 for it in 1966......And the second car, my '64 Galaxie. I would love to have either one or both back now, but they are long, long gone.:( 03222016.jpg my '64 Galaxie (1).jpg
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  14. 29moonshine
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,323


    my 35 chevy truck sold it to build another car. still looking for another one
  15. Dusty roads
    Joined: Nov 29, 2016
    Posts: 179

    Dusty roads

  16. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,194

    from Central IL

    Miss these 2 the most had a chance to get the vert back but passed, room and timing just didn’t work out. The Coupe is in Japan and haven’t heard or seen anything about it since it arrived in Japan at the port. 8F7D7C25-B555-42EA-8E77-8D120FE7D66B.jpeg F22DBAB1-27A9-4CDC-A12B-08DF08BAEB3A.jpeg
  17. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,649


    flamedabone I long ago put up a pic. of your 34 5 W, using it somewhat as inspiration when rebuilding my 3 W, (see my Avatar). Awesome piece my friend. I was scratching for a name for mine and thought of yours as the "invader", of which I entitled the picture. Love the equally as awesome Merc .
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  18. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
    Posts: 620


    My '56 Bel-Air 4-door hardtop. 265, Powerglide, black diamond tuck interior. Traded it for a van for a cross country move in '85. Dammit
  19. baspinall
    Joined: Dec 8, 2009
    Posts: 450

    from SE PA

    Not traditional but my Nomad.

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  20. I miss the '50 Dodge club coupe that I traded for my "T".
    Would have liked to have both. 0514181423b.jpg
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  21. I hear that loud and clear. This is the one I wish I had back. The order took two months.
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  22. AldeanFan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
    Posts: 743


    This thread is why I can’t sell anything!

    I don’t have my first car but I have the 3rd car I ever owned, bought it between high school and university. Every few years I consider selling it but just can’t turn it loose. Too many memories both good and bad.

    The car i miss the most was one of my Dad’s. OT ‘65 Mustang Fastback. I was there when Dad bought it and we spent many great evenings and weekends working on it together. Then one day it was sold, I didn’t even know it was for sale. I would have sold something of mine to buy it, but it’s not really the car but the memory’s that are important.

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  23. Back in the late 1970's I had 1934 5 window Chevy coupe highboy (1/2 built) hot had no motor and everything was a hodge podge on it...I still miss it...

  24. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,066


    My T bucket....23, glass car, flat black, my first build, no pics, never ever thought to take any. 350-350, tube axle, 4 bar front and rear, rear quarter elliptics, 1700 lbs, damned fast, and very good handling, had a 73 mazda pickup steering box in it, car drove nice, but was a heat magnet, I had it on the road 5 years, got so tired of being pulled over in it I sold it in a fit of anger. I cried when it drove away, tracked it for many years, followed it to Red Deer Alberta, where it disappeared, now I can afford to buy it back, but can't find it.
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  25. KustomKreeps
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 325


    All those Valiants, Fords and even mid 80s 4AGE Toyotas that I swapped away for crates of beers and a days work.
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  26. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,612


    Blue and white 57 Sunliner. Had a 406 with the 3 two barrels and the 4 speed to match. (Running gear out of a 62 Gal.) I was 16 and had my Dad talked into it Mother said she would divorce him if he bought it for me. I prolly woulda killed myself or "had-to-get-married" before I turned 17.:rolleyes:
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  27. phelan9251
    Joined: Jan 17, 2016
    Posts: 26


    58 bel air 2 door, 6 cyl and a powerglide. Grandma gave it to me with plastic on the seats and 56k original miles.
    Sold it for a motorcycle that i quickly blew up:-( $500 wasted.
  28. bill gruendeman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2019
    Posts: 552

    bill gruendeman

    The one I miss the most has been in my garage all apart for 40 years, life gets in the way
  29. Dangerousdan
    Joined: Apr 12, 2018
    Posts: 269

    from Arizona

    I really like what Bill wrote in his comment. Don't for get what we are dealing with. It just a hunk of Iron that we never get back all of the Love, Money, and heart burn. Family come first.

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