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History What was your First car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 4tford, Jan 21, 2022.

  1. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,818


    We all had that first car that started it all for us here was mine a 55 ford fairlane sedan 272 3spd.manual trans. First parts I added was a 4bbl intake and carb and sparkomatic floor shift and porter walls. It looked like this one! This was in 1962 for me.

  2. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,515


    1940 Ford convertible in 1962.
  3. My 1st car was a 1947 Chrysler Windsor, it looked just like this one... 1st car.jpg My brother owed me $20.00 and this is how he repaid me! I hated that thing...
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  4. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,719


    '61 Falcon we shoehorned a '57 312 Y block into.


  5. greybeard360
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,913


    1956 Mercury 9 passenger wagon in 1970. I worked all summer mowing yards to get the $50.00 to buy it. I drove it to school my senior year and for a year after that until I bought a 62 Galaxie that had a rod knocking 390 in it. I put a rebuilt shortblock in it and drove it a couple of years.
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  6. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,306

    from Quincy, IL

    1950 Ford 2 door sedan, flattie V8 3 spd manual.
    Bought it with accident damage and repaired. I was 14 (1958) when I acquired it, finished before I was 16.

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  7. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 978


    !950 Ford 6 cyl./ o d trans. 2 door. Rebuilt the 6 & it would beat a V8 & surprised more than one stock 55 Chevy.
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  8. My first in '76 at 15 was an OT 65 coupe pony car, 289,4bbl,Cruise o matic, my Dad and I bought it to keep me busy in the garage and out of trouble. It did keep me busy but not out of second car, in '78/79 was my 36 Chevy pickup..Mitch
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  9. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,801

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    A little late for this forum but it was the last of the 60's Chevelle.
  10. 30dodge
    Joined: Jan 3, 2007
    Posts: 475

    from Pahrump nv

    Mine was a rusty $5 light green 1954 Ford wagon, water jacket on both sides split and bondoed over, rotted wood and carpet. The good part was it came with a tank of gas. Parents wouldn't let me take their daughters out in that car for some strange unknown reason. $5 in 1969 would be like $70 now ?
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    '56 Ford Mainline, 223 3-speed. That's me when I was about 19.
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  12. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,314

    from Michigan

    1979 Chevy Malibu 4 door rattle canned aqua blue with kelsey slot mags. Ran on 5 of 6 cylinders, and when I turned it off it would cough and sputter for anywhere from 5 seconds to a minute and a half, and the longer it sputtered, the more soot/oil mixed gunk would shoot out the tailpipe... Lol. My brother gifted it to me when he went to college. What an absolute pos, but I loved that car!
  13. 50 crestliner...50 bux with a cracked block. Built a 53 merc motor for it... 1964 Rockysfirstshubox1.jpg rockysfirstspeedequipt1964 (1).jpg [ATTACH=full
  14. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 2,133


    1965 Mustang 2+2 fastback. Warmed over 289, COM, 9-inch with 4.11's. Won a lot of races with that car.
  15. 4ty
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 243


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  16. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 409


    The 55 in my avitar. I still have it. 48574984671_d933004da0_z.jpg
  17. Pastor Bubba
    Joined: Jan 20, 2022
    Posts: 2

    Pastor Bubba

  18. 4ty
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 243


    1929 Ford Sport Coupe, 29 Roadster, 37 Coupe, 2 32 5 windows, 55 chev 6 cyl, 57 Nomad, 61 Vette, 56 Nomad, 60 Chev Impala, 32 4dr sedan, 40 Ford Coupe, 31 TuDor sedan, and the latest a 40 DeLuxe Coupe.
    Paul in CT
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  19. Chevy Gasser
    Joined: Jan 23, 2007
    Posts: 710

    Chevy Gasser

    '51 Ford. Flathead v-8, 3pd. overdrive. It ran fast enough in 1st. gear to shift into overdrive so I had 6 gears forward. I shaved the hood, deck lid and seams on the rear fenders. I put a JC Whitney Floor shift in it and Fenton dual exhaust. It would run 98 mph. Oh, I can't forget the '49 chevy "cherry lights" under the dash. I used Black Majic to fill the divit in the trunk when I shaved it, It didn't crack for years. It started blowing left bank head gaskets. My next car was a '58 Chevy Impala, 348 3 on the tree, that one would bury the needle.
  20. 38 Ford Deluxe fordor at 14. Then shortly after traded it for a 34 Ford 3-window coupe.
  21. 1954 Ford 2-dr post, 6/stick. It was given to me (Free!), ran decent but was an ex-Michigan car that had seen too many salt-infused Michigan winters before migrating to Washington. It was right at the point of where stuff was going to start falling off of it. I wasn't old enough to get a license, but had my own 'dirt track' on the back of the property. I beat that car to death...
  22. 1low52
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 332


    It was 1973 and I was 14. Mowing lawns and selling newspapers for$
    I don't have any pictures(didn't own a camera lol) but I bought a 55 Chevy 2 door sedan from a neighbor for $100.
    I kept it at my grandparents so I could drive it in the field behind their house.
    It had 235 w/3 spd shifter on the floor. I bought flat black rattle cans at Western Auto to get it all one color, removed the hubcaps, installed a rebel flag rear seat cover, and punched a hole in the muffler for mods.
    It was a great time to be alive.
  23. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,801

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    A James Robert Walton were you?
  24. '28 Model A closed cab pick up
  25. okndn
    Joined: Nov 4, 2011
    Posts: 2

    from Oklahoma

    1953 Ford pickup it had 327 Chevy and 400 trans with a B&M Quik silver shifter Crager ss all around.
    I worked all summer hauling hay and mowing yards for that truck, it cost me $400 wish I still had it.
  26. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,918

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    1963 and I was the proud owner of a 53 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hardtop. I lowered it, nosed and decked it, added a floor shift, duals and a 2 carb manifold. I thought I was really cool??????????
  27. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,689


    looks like I can't play this game either:D
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  28. 1954, that's me in the red one. My grandfather's float for his A & W. At 12 got a '39 Chevy that I hid in the woods from the folks and rode my bike to it every day after school. A&W.jpg
  29. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 8,477


    <<< Avatar, 1964, 16 years old.

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