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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gromit, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Gromit
    Joined: Oct 13, 2011
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    I sold my last Hamb friendly car a week or so ago and not sure what to do for my next. My daily drivers are 1968 and 1973 vintage, but I'd still like something to make a real hotrod from.

    I am looking for ideas from the experienced. I love the look of 30's cars, but to be honest, I'm 48, tall and um.. big boned. Want a car that's going to be reasonably comfortable for cruising with wife and kids (8 and 13) Done a few 40's and 60's cars. looking for something different.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Leakie
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    How about a late 30's ford or Chevy sedan? Lots of room for 4 or 5.
     
  3. pug man
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    What about a 50's or 60's station wagon?
     
  4. raidmagic
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  5. Gromit
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    Just sold the 60's wagon lol Loved it, but interested in something older. Room is the biggie. The only 30's car I ever drove was a Model A Roadster... too hard to drive with my size 13s, Liked the rumble seat though lol...
     
  6. Gromit
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    Those Chevies look cool. If they have the room that might be worth consideration. I do know a guy with a late 30's chev he needs to sell. Never seen it mind you, Comes with a 454 I suppose I could sell to finance it...
     
  7. propwash
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    nice 49-51 Ford shoebox sedan or a station wagon same years. Mild flatty, trans of your choice, or a sbf and any trans. Lowered a bit, other custom touches - plenty of room for everyone and a vehicle that will always engender looks of appreciation and second glances from the general public and other car folks.
     
  8. jaydogg1
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    Bought a 59 Plymouth Suburban wagon this summer.....lots of room there
     
  9. NickJT
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    How about an older Chevy Suburban or GMC equivalent? Roomy, functional, cool...at least I like them. Here's a '56

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  10. Gromit
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  11. RAG66
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    Guess my reply. Early Impala....:cool:
     
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  13. BOWTIE BROWN
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    I see nothing but headheaches here. Good luck & let us know what it windsup to be.
     
  14. EnragedHawk
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  15. My family had, well my parents still have it, a 38 Club coupe and that was big enough for 2 adults and 3 kids to spend days in going to runs interstate. When I bought it off my parents it did me for a daily driver (351C/Toploader/9inch) Orig I beam front. Big enough for me to move from Sydney NSW to Perth WA in and back About 7900km.
    Gave it back to my parents a few years ago and my old man, he is a big fella fits in with no problems and there is even leg room in the back seat area still.
    Fantastic car and I miss it............


    Think I'm gonna' go sit in a corner and cry.:(

    Doc.
     
  16. Normal Norman
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    I had a '40 Ford sedan 2 door when my kids were little. We all had plenty of room. It was a great car, I'd love to have it back. N.N.
     
  17. 56premiere
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    if you like different,how about a 38 lasalle?4dr sedan,pretty roomy &comfy
     
  18. RainierHooker
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    How about one of the 'big' GM offerings from the late '30s? My '38 Buick has more than ample room up front for one of my 6' 4"+ friends, granted its a coupe but the sedans have a lot of room in back too. An extra bonus is that any of the Pontiac/Olds/Buick's can be had for pennies compared to a Chevy or Ford, and they make damn nice custom cruisers to boot.
     
  19. RainierHooker
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  20. 50dodge4x4
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    If your as big as you lead one to believe, anything older then the mid-late 30s is going to be too narrow for you to be comfortable driving. In my 35 Dodge, the front bucket seats were almost touching, and my wife and I were almost rubbing shoulders, I'm 6'1" and was about 250lbs and my wife is 5'8" and was a little over 100lbs lighter then me at the time. There was a lot of room in the back seat area for the kids though. Gene
     
  21. gwarren007
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    I like the 1938 pontiacs
     
  22. nrgwizard
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    Hey, Gromit;

    How about a late 39 to '42 Stude 4dr? Sightly different body styles, but at least interesting. I know where there are some. No - not mine, just some friends that have a few too many Studes, & AFAIK, probably would let one go. These would be field-car condition. What condition & about how much $$$ are you looking at? I don't want to get in the middle, but I can ask them, & put you in touch w/them. None are HAMBers, but I trust them to be fair. PM probably best.

    Marcus...
     

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