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Hot Rods What hangs from your rear view mirror

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Nick32vic
    Joined: Jul 17, 2003
    Posts: 3,026


    I had a Rat Fink air freshener hanging in my daily driver for 9 years. I got a traffic violation for it last month. "Obstruction of view". Lame.

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  2. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 895


    That's exactly why there is nothing hanging from my mirror
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  3. Canada Jeff
    Joined: Jan 9, 2003
    Posts: 292

    Canada Jeff

    I used to have a pair of cubes on a string that looked like stupid dice at first glance, but they had no spots. If you looked closer, they were actually Borg Cubes (it's a Star Trek thing). Only one person ever commented on them, I congratulated him on being the second biggest nerd at the car show.

    They were hard plastic and rattled like hell, and the joke was kind of done after one summer anyway, so they left. Now it's nothing on the mirror, but the hula girl hangs from a dash knob over the trans tunnel. My kid won't let me get rid of her.

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  4. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 930


    nothin'. don't like extra stuff/clutter.
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  5. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,037


    Nothing, any car I get in to drive I remove all that shit and put it on the floor......oh, but the stuff you guys have hanging around is cool
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  6. Hot Rod Rodney
    Joined: Jun 20, 2014
    Posts: 160

    Hot Rod Rodney
    from USA

    LOL, this thread has really brought out the snob in some members! I can literally FEEL the contempt as they haughtily condemn any lowbrow who deigns to suspend some interesting and/or treasured heirloom from their rear view mirror!
    Ha ha, sneer away gentlemen:

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  7. Hot Rod Rodney
    Joined: Jun 20, 2014
    Posts: 160

    Hot Rod Rodney
    from USA

    My god man, how can you even see where you're going with all that clutter obstructing your view? You sir, are a rolling menace on the highways!!!
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  8. Lad_RoadDevils
    Joined: Aug 5, 2014
    Posts: 26


  9. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,432


    Here's a picture of whats hanging from my mirror:

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  10. Don Lyon
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
    Posts: 275

    Don Lyon

    WTF's a rear view mirror?
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  11. My rear view mirror barely stays up as it sure doesn't need any help from something pulling on it...

    Note to self: Add "fix rear view mirror" to list of things to work on so I don't have to continually move it so I can see behind me...
  12. Floorboardinit
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
    Posts: 771


    I'm a sucker for dime store/carnie mirror hangers. This old jeweled eyed skull matches the yellowed interior in my cabriolet. JohnnyA

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  13. 61dailyf100
    Joined: Sep 30, 2013
    Posts: 145


    A bigger mirror lol ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1407434327.823343.jpg

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  14. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,090

    1. 1940 Ford

    One very small compass,comes in handy. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1407435863.502082.jpg

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  15. A small wooden cross given by a friend in HS.
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  16. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,661

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    It's an air unfresheser. Park in the sun on a warm day , hang one of these little babies from your mirror and roll up the windows. By the time the smell goes away you will never be bothered by minor stinky stuff again. I hate rat rods!:rolleyes:

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  17. WillyKJr
    Joined: Sep 5, 2009
    Posts: 143

    from Blackstone

    One ticket in nine years for an iconic piece of rodding history....I sure hope it is still hanging there! I'll send you the spinach for the next ticket nine years from now. ;)
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  18. HarryT
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 572


    My high school tassel from 1960.
  19. Hot Rod Rodney
    Joined: Jun 20, 2014
    Posts: 160

    Hot Rod Rodney
    from USA

    Highly interesting - a real conversation piece.
    Thanks for contributing to the thread.
  20. b-bob
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,097


    Nothing in my old car, my handicap sticker in my daily.
  21. scoop
    Joined: Jul 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,282


    Same in MN.
  22. Hot Rod Rodney
    Joined: Jun 20, 2014
    Posts: 160

    Hot Rod Rodney
    from USA

    It's been said that a competent state trooper can find at least eleven equipment violations on a brand new vehicle off the showroom floor. If they want to pull you over, they can - if not the mirror, then something else.

    If placating the police is your primary consideration when building and equipping a car, we'll all soon be driving Volvos.
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  23. Hot Rod Rodney
    Joined: Jun 20, 2014
    Posts: 160

    Hot Rod Rodney
    from USA

    Is everyone on this thread 80 years old?
    Live it up, be a badass outlaw hot rodder and hang a Little Tree air freshener from your mirror!
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  24. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    yep it is , a air freshener in the nice community of naperville cost me $100 ( after court costs ) , but the posers on the unmuffled Harleys that passed us were ok ...

    my American legion Poppy collection is on the visor..
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  25. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    man thats a UGly chicken you ran over , hate to see what the other end looked like ... LOL
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  26. mountainman2
    Joined: Sep 16, 2013
    Posts: 320


    my $.02 worth (that's in inflated dollars)....I've been in 3 accidents in 52 yrs of driving. Two on motorcycles and one in a car. First mc accident (low speed)....she "didn't see" and pulled out in front of me. Had enough mardi gras beads to cover Dolly Parton hanging from mirror. Car accident (high speed)..... Insert everything from mc accident but substitute "religious items" and "keep Jimmy Swaggert in hairspray". Oh, the other mc accident???? 87 year old man running away from nursing home in daughters car! He couldn't see s**t and nothing was hanging from mirror.

    Seriously, nobody has listed anything (mementos, religious items, air fresheners, shrunken heads, etc that could not be hung from dash or some other place in car.

    "I don't care if it rains or freezes, as long as I've got my plastic Jesus, riding on the dashboard of my car"
  27. 55willys
    Joined: Dec 7, 2012
    Posts: 1,615


    Nothing but cob webs if I don't drive it enough. Darn cob's anyway. Jim
  28. Hot Rod Rodney
    Joined: Jun 20, 2014
    Posts: 160

    Hot Rod Rodney
    from USA

    This tragedy could have been prevented...if only he'd taken the tassel off his rear view mirror...

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  29. SanDiegoHighwayman
    Joined: Jun 26, 2012
    Posts: 951


    a "WITNESS" when you need one!
    check the rear view mirror, it's difficult to see in this pic, but, it's a videocam as well that records EVERYTHING that goes on in front of my Merc -- IF I'd HAD it in 2011 [ exzactly three YEARS ago yesterday, the 10th of August ] I'da HAD a PROVEABLE arguement to the driver that deSTROYED my Beulah -- then LIED about the circumstances! :( :p

    SINCE my unfortunate experience, I've become a STRONG advocate of dashcams! -- and *this* one is a REAL GOODun -- and the price has gone down since I got mine ;) It fits our oldtimey *thin* mirrrors GREAT! and gives a larger REAR view with a small video screen on the right side showin what it's recordin -- [ ignore *that* when yer drivin ]

    a similer "occurrance" nearly happened *here* if this idiot driver had made contact, I'da had PROOF positive of their ignorant, selfish behaviour

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    a beautiful, intricate, bolo tie [ swap meet find ] hangs from it

    >chuckle< flame on ;)
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  30. The G00SE
    Joined: Nov 9, 2011
    Posts: 152

    The G00SE

    I didn't realize the leading cause of accident s was shit on the mirror its a scary world out there ..52 ford for sale! includes shrunken skunk head and fossilized great white tooth

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