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What do you like about your car that upsets others

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by turdytoo, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. VonBurke
    Joined: Aug 24, 2008
    Posts: 98


    I like that its a Desoto with the stock grille, and I also like that 0 of my parts have ended up on a Merc
  2. HemiRambler
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 4,208


    I REALLY loved it when one of the HAMB HEROS told me I "wasted" a perfectly good 392 Hemi running it in MY car. I guess his point was I shoulda saved it for something more worthy like an early coupe or something. Problem is, I already got an early hemi in my 34 Plymouth one in my old truck too - I suppose that one is "wasted" too. I'm far from an old timer, but I was shaking the tree branches for Hemi Pieces Parts when some of you were just wee little tykes.
  3. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus


    The little blivets that I purposely left in the body just so that it didn't look like a kit car.:D

    They always ask me why I didn't cut off and fill the fender studs? I say because they are not an option on a Brookville body.:D And yes I enjoy tweeking the no-it-alls that don't understand.
  4. billbrown
    Joined: Dec 24, 2007
    Posts: 595


    its a truck with no fenders
  5. Saxon
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,157

    from MN

    Dents, rust, straight pipes. Yes it's done.... for now.
  6. Ummm....let's see...

    It's not a Ford.

    It's not a Chevy.

    It IS an International.

    It has the same engine as a combine.

    It's kinda ugly.

    In reality, it's like that funny looking 3rd cousin at family gatherings that nobody really talks to.

    But the worst has to be the length of my shifter.


    It drives certain people around the bend.

    I just think it makes a great armrest in 4th. :D
  7. 36couper
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 2,012

    from ontario

    I took off the Torq Thrust II's off my Nova and replaced them with 17" polished aluminum Coy's. Frankly, I ignored the nay-sayers. It's my (actually my wife's) car and I (she) likes them.
  8. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,060

    from California

    every car I have ever owned has brought nothing but joy and happiness to everyone who has seen them.
  9. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,196

    from Chicago

    My Dad really hates my exhaust or rather the lack there of.
  10. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,173

    from middle ca.

    But the worst has to be the length of my shifter.
    looks short to me !

    i think mine upsets both sides ! its not exactly stock , but its not cut either . best of both worlds ! .............. steve
  11. BangerMatt
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 465


    Mechanical Brakes
  12. Some hot rodders have a hard time with this.
    Usually not a prob for civilians.



  13. I think Edsel is one of the coolest cars! When I was 12 years old I had a chance to buy two of them. There still sitin down in Oklahoma. I don't have a way to hual em or I woud go buy them.
  14. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,031


    What do you like about your car that upsets others?

    The dead orphans in the trunk. Hey, they make good wheel chocks and help lower the ass end. Plus, they are cheaper than those timeout dolls when I use them in my show display.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  15. blown green t
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 144

    blown green t

    Disc brakes and how loud it is when I blow by them!
  16. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,161


    My dad wouldn't drive the 48 Pickup or the 51 Merc because neither had a full compliment of working gages in it. He couldn't figure out that if you filled the 16 gallon tank and it got 16 miles to the gallon you had a 256 mile range and had better look for a gas station at the 200 mile mark to give a few miles of breathing room.

    Other comments over the years have been =
    "Why did you chop the top on that? Those are rare". Chevy-GMC Truckin Nationals 1982 The truck was parked next to the Dream Truck. I had to tell the guy that where I lived farmers still used them to do field work at that time.
    "Won't the engine get wet when it rains" Multiple spectators at rod trots.
    "How do you drive that thing when it is so low"? Too many to count.
    "What good is a truck that is that low? You can't take it up in the woods". Redneck complete with beat up 4X and camo gear.

    You only need to Purposely build them to please others if you are hunting trophies.

    The best part, a lot of sneaked flirtatious looks from gals of various ages riding in BMWs or the like.
  17. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,968

    from DFW USA

    Everyone hates the rusty car with no hood. Most people hate the SBF in a Mopar. Some like the color and pseudo-rare bodystyle, but they all like the wheels and stance. :D

    I couldn't care less... it's my piece of crap and I love it.

  18. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832


    Nobody liked it when I cut the coils and put lowering blocks on my cars in the seventies. I was called a beaner at the Nationals South back in 78 or so. Now they snicker when they see don't see a mustang front end on my 51 Chevy. They also laugh when they see the three on the tree and the torque tube too. Thats the stuff I like, why change something that works! But this has always been muscle car land around where I live. They are really going not understand when the top comes down 4 in., but its not as bad as it use to be.:D
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    They get upset cause its a VW, cause the front scrapes the street, cause the butt is to wide & to high, cause the top is to low and cause their chick digs it:cool:
  20. Shop truck.jpg

    Folks gripe about the tail lights in the back door, and the van windows on the side (I don't like em much either)
  21. Section 8
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,050

    Section 8
    from AZ

    Nothing about my car upsets either uninformed civilians nor self-righteous retro-nazis
  22. HasonJinkle
    Joined: Mar 29, 2007
    Posts: 154


    That I haven't built it yet.
    Friends keep kicking me in the junk about 'not building' it, even though I've amassed pretty much everything besides a body to start building it, but I've got the body figured out too. The shit that's piled up isn't all that special I guess, but it's taken a while is all

    The reason they don't like it is obvious, I reckon- the reason I DO like it might not be so obvious. I like it because I'm not in a terrible hurry because I know that the more planning and designing I do in my head, the more happy I'll be with it and the more it will turn out as I want it to be.
  23. shuweet61
    Joined: Oct 10, 2008
    Posts: 45


    For some reason mopar purest think they have the say so over all that is mopar. They hate that I've customised an old Chrysler. That I want to chop the top. That I have altered the body with shaving the door handles and removing the stock tail light's, front turn signal's, ect. I had one guy yell at me at a show over it... whatever.
  24. SBF? Now that is cool in that, different.
  25. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,183

    from Austin, TX

    i love that!!!!!
  26. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    Cause Its flat black and occasionally I pull out a rattle can from the trunk and touch it up at car shows, especially when I'm parked next to a show room fresh "show" car.
  27. Koz
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,346


    I just love small block Chevys! I know it's not "cool" to admit it but I run one in my roadster not because I'm too stoopid or too cheap to put a vintage engine in there, (a 303 Olds would be neat), but because I just plain love um. Generally pisses most folks off.
  28. blown green t
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 144

    blown green t

    I'll second that! The reason they have been used so often in hot rods is because they KICK ASS!! They are super reliable and easy to get lots of horsepower from.
  29. HotRodToomer
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 857


    well other then that fact im 19 with this shit.
    The fact i have disk brakes, power steering, a fuel cell, Ratcher shifter, intake & big carb.....and for some reason people think the thing being finished as a 'custom' is wrong? i thought what it looks like matters, not the parts that will allow me to drive the ever-loving piss out of it like i will be.
  30. Thanks fellas. i was going for the look that you saw in the little books when they would have small pics of the drags.

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