The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cwayne, Feb 6, 2010.
1967 fiat 124 4 dr sedan, didnt look like much, bt it screamed.
'52 Stude. Three of us pooled our funds for a grand total of $15 and drug it home in '66. Had a lot of fun learning about cars the hard way and managed to hump-it-up pretty good before we all lost interest. Two of us moved away and it eventually went to the crusher...
A black 1947 Ford sedan coupe. Wish I still had it!
Dad gave me one just like this for my 16th b-day. It was an all original 283-3 on the tree Deluxe cab truck with all the chrome. Within a year it had a badass 355-4 speed and was really low. Some asshole stole it, and I'm still looking for it.
Mine was a 1975 Pontiac Trans Am. 400 h.o. 4sp. still have it, second car 1975 Dodge Dart slant six......punishment for missing a shift and bending a push rod and breaking a stud off the head.....ahh high school.
79 mustang 2.3 4cyl turbo. A willow tree fell on it during hurricane Gloria Got enough insurance money and help from Mom and Dad to paint it, add spoilers, rims and tires. It came out pretty good the what it was.
'67 GTO Convertible. Cruised Van Nuys in it. Was driving it when they shut the BLVD down.
Mine was a 1957 Standard Super 10,back in 1978.Not as good a condition as this one though.
1965 Impala, 283, pg. Bought in 1981. It was a very good car. Always started,,no matter how cold out it was.
I was I think about ten. Dad bought me a new challenger tool top box and a stripped down model T chassis. I still have the tools. I said, hell, I'll never get that running. He said don't worry about it and that was my introduction to wrenching. I took it apart and learned how things worked. Lippy
The first one was a '39 Chevy coupe in 1955. $35 ready to go. Drove it home, Well, my father did. I wasn't old enough to have a license yet. He bought it for me for the summers worth of sweat I put in on the farm in the tobacco field, hay fields and the dairy barn helping with the cows. The second was the '38 pickup in the avatar, got that soon after the car, still have it.
47 Ford 4 door paid $75.00 took the 6 out and put in a 394 olds in 1969
63 Nova SS, Sold it for a S10, what was I thinking
My first car was a 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1.That was in 1986 (19 years old)
Volkswagen 1200 1960 bug.... Yes it was sloooooow
Still in to VWs
64 Fairlane got it in 87 and its still sitting in the garage today.
first car at the age of 16 back in 2004 was a '97 ford mustang, I did a lot of work to it to make it what I thought was cool back then.. 18''s rims, lambo doors, painted interior..etc
now looking back I think it looks like shit but on a positive side if it wasent for that car I wouldnt be where I'm at now, and I did end up selling that car and making $3,000 profit beyond what I had invested into it
Heres my first car 1973 Dodge Challenger
1st car: 1978 VW bus bought in 1995 when I was 15, 2 years before I was allowed to drive it.
1st HAMB worthy car: 1953 Mercury bought from a guy who had it in a garage at his summerhouse.
had a 1972 340 duster that i bought from original ower and it had 36000 miles on it.a relative told my mom it was like giving a 16 year old a loaded gun.
My Model A coupe. First picture it had a Flathead V8 and 39 Ford Trans, Second picture was later when I installed a 322" Nailhead, Muncie 4 speed and a Ford open rearend. Lots of fun. I originally bought the car running and in primer for $110.00.
An '83 Nissan Sentra beater with a nasty crack in the engine block and one functioning brake (left front)...I wish I had something cooler then living on Top Ramen and Yoo-hoo but it did the job--drove me to college and back 50 miles a day for 4 years
51 chevy four door. First pic was in about 97 and the second is 2010.
'66 chevy short box step side, 350 3 on the tree. loved it!
my dad had found me a 57 nomad without amotor in it but while we were working on it i got my drivers license he went ahead and bought me a 57 2 door hardtop that had a 427 turbo 400 & a 57 pontiac rearend in it didnt realise how lucky i was had a cool dad that loved cars and didnt mind helping me out with mine to ...when i was in my first year of high school my dad had a 32 highboy that was on the cover of street rodder a 32 5 window that was in rod action and street rodder and was building a 32 3 window and a 34 vicky all at the same time we had a shop behind our house i remember my dads buddiies would come by a lot times in there cars i was really lucky because my best friends dad was a car guy to ...the only bad part was i didnt do to good in school i was to busy thinking about girls and cars......
First LEGAL car was a 54 Ford V8 automatic. Ran OK, had a stick set up for it, but never put it in. Too busy DRIVING to work on it, first car blues.
73 Plymouth Duster. slant 6 - lots of torque!
68 ford mustang, it was all i could afford. i was 17 and i bought it with my own cash. cause we were very, very broke!
A 1931 Ford Model A coupe. Got it when i was in high school. I'm 53 now and still have it. Scott
1960 Renault Dauphine in 1967. I bought it from a buddy who had blown the head gasket on the New York State Thruway. I paid the tow fee of $37.50 and towed it home. It took me about a month to get it running. It lasted thru about a year of college until the unibody "frame" lost a battle with a depressed manhole cover. Junked it but used the heater, door handles and buckets in my roadster's first build. The heater is still working.
My wife took a picture of me next to a duplicate car in a museum in Denver:
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