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What was your ride in High School

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hank37, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. MarkzRodz
    Joined: Sep 12, 2009
    Posts: 533


    I'm only 46 years old (about half the age of the average Hamber).
    So,,in 1981 I bought a '68 Chevy pick up. Lowered it and painted it in Autobody Class,,worked on it a year,,sprayed it a pearl white with med blue along the lower body line. Cut out the center divider in the grille and made a tube grill.
    Later I moved to a '66 Nova SS,,,did some street racing. I ended up addicted to the little Novas and had about 11 through the years.
  2. oldgmctruck
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 6

    from Tennessee

    I had several but these are the two that I wish I had kept. 1957 4-door Belair, 283 with Powerpack heads and powerglide. 1976 Monte Carlo with buckets and floorshift auto. Bought both when I was 15 (1989)the Monte used to be my Grandmothers. Sold them both to pay for college. It was a good investment but I still hated to see the blue one go. I said when I sold it "I would have another old vehicle." And I have done that but it has taken some time.

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  3. 36C8
    Joined: Sep 8, 2006
    Posts: 326


    My Cuda was 6 years old in this picture!

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    '55 2-door post 265 powerglide, '64 Chevelle Malibu (first one drag raced) and bringing up the rear '61 VW ragtop (fun doin' donuts)
  5. 78 pinto station wagon with woodgrain on the side.........then when i got a job i bought a 69 chevelle
  6. HemiRambler
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 4,204


    '64 Rambler American - I still drive it to every High School Reunion
  7. OGS41
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 126


    How about a 61 Tempest wagon in sky blue with white walls,skirts and a 389 sliced in half ? But I had to have that chrome tailpipe extension, the Cal Custom 1 bl air cleaner and a chrome valve cover none the less.
  8. roadkiII
    Joined: Aug 19, 2004
    Posts: 90

    from charlotte

    62 2 dr biscayne
  9. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    from Minnesota

    1950 Olds 88 club coupe
    looked like my latest but had all side trim - 3 on the tree & rochester four barrel
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2009
  10. Udenberg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
    Posts: 44

    from Minnesota

    1977 Ford LTDII 302, glass packs, Cragars and torched coil springs in front. Circa 1991
  11. bdynpnt
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 354


    my first car was a 57 Ford 4 door sedan that cost a whopping 60.00
    second was a 59 ford custom coupe that i bought for 50.00 then put the 57 engine in it . then i built my first hotrod when i was 16 and 17 a 49 ford club coupe that was given to me . i bought a parts car with a rebuilt 53 255 merc for 50.00 and used it in the 49 along with a 64 ford 3 speed and a set of 4.10 gears it ran pretty good . next was a 63 Galaxie 500 XL convertible with a 406 tri power and 4 speed , dam I wish i had that one now . I sold it when I was a senior in 72 and bought a 56 F100 and still have it today its amazing how cheap we could put together a car back then lol
  12. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder

    First car was a 55 town sedan ford with 272 and an automatic. Bought it at 15, drove it and a 66 f100 through high scool.
  13. 30 roadster on Deuce rails, 4 spd hydro with Pontiac rear end. Deuce fenders, grille shell.

  14. ronnie tidwell
    Joined: May 25, 2008
    Posts: 97

    ronnie tidwell
    from odessa tx

    my dad gave me an old ugly 50 studebaker pick up, think he paid $100, i would give my left arm to have it back, good looking cool ride "now"
  15. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,943

    from shelton ct

    64 chevy moor-door, 6 banger with a three on the tree, bought it from my neighbor for a 100 bucks. drove it for a year before he finally gave in and sold me his 70 monte carlo!
  16. Don's 55
    Joined: Apr 17, 2009
    Posts: 92

    Don's 55

    Living in northen Maine on Loring AFB, I went to Limestone High.
    My first car was a 62 Buick Special 4 door. The car was pretty rusty but ran good. Bought it for $125. Had a nice little 215 V8.
    Later, my Dad came across a 65 Impala SS with a 283. The car was pretty clean and had only been in Maine 2 years. I got it for $350, drove it to California when we moved back in 1975. That was a sweet car!
  17. indianhead74
    Joined: Mar 3, 2005
    Posts: 159


    1962 Nova convert. Paid $35.00 for it .straight 6 with a 3 on the tree. My dad helped me put a new J.C. Whitney top on it,One Continental glass pack muffler, and new ball joints. A set of used corvair monza hubcaps and a perforated vinyl steering wheel wrap finished her up. The top never fit quite right and it was a little breezy in the winter but my buddies and I did'nt ride the bus to school anymore.
  18. KomptonKid
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 144


    '57 Ford Fairlane 2dr HT. Nosed, decked, shaved, black on black with chrome reverses and baldies, tube grill, '58 Ford back bumper, Cad-LaSalle crashbox. Always wanted something older during high school, but it beat walking.
  19. spooler41
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,099


    I got started in 1956:
    1. 42 Ford cp.
    2. 41 Cad convert.
    3. 40 Merc cp.
    4. 35 Ford 5window
    6. 50 Ford convert.
    7. 46 Ford bus. cp.
    8. 50 Merc convert.
    and a few more by the time I graduated in '59.

  20. slicksona66
    Joined: Jun 1, 2009
    Posts: 42

    from Lincoln Ne

    A green 70 GTO, I paid $ 3600 bucks for it, beat the holy shit out of the ol girl for three years, and was so proud of myself for getting $ 5300 for it when I left for the service in 1989...the guy I sold it to rolled it about a year later. That car would be worth big bucks today. Later
  21. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,379


    Yup! Had a P.O.S. '64 Malibu i bought for $125, but by the time I payed for it & the insurance I couldn't hardly afford gas for it, so the big yellow hauler got use a lot!
  22. RABs32
    Joined: Nov 14, 2009
    Posts: 807

    from new jersey

    This was mine, 71 Z28 clone,was a wreck,spent my junior year rebuilding and painted over the summer,black laquer with metalflakes flipflop blue pearl stripes,finished the weekend before the start of my senior year. wish I still had it ......

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  23. mt shasta steve
    Joined: Mar 26, 2010
    Posts: 270

    mt shasta steve

    '30 model A roadster with a little red ram hemi. Looked cool but wasn't fast. Then I started my love affair with '40 fords, and 43 years later I'm still driving '40's.

    A good cross thread will beat a lock washer any day!
  24. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 678


    cool thread.. senior year of '70 i had a '64 impala SS
  25. 64chrysler300
    Joined: Jun 2, 2008
    Posts: 39


    im 17 and still in high school and have a '64 f100 shortbed w/ a 292 y block/ 4spd w/ granny 1st gear and a 3.25 gear 9 inch rearend . I drive it to school and feels pretty cool to have the oldest truck in the parking lot. :) have owned it since i was 15
  26. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,601


    This is me in 94.

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  27. strawberry
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
    Posts: 291


    don't know I never made it that far but when I was thirteen and working in a gas station, I had a 59 buick lesabre, looked bad but ran great,
  28. strawberry
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
    Posts: 291


    man don't you know thats right, I miss the good 'ol days...
  29. klif50
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 9


    I graduated in 1968 and my first car was a 1952 Chevy Belair. I paid $200 for it and it came with vinyl fake roll and pleated seats. I paid $75 for the custom green paint job that everyone hated but me. I drove it for 3 years until the seats were split and falling apart and it had the 2nd closed rear end under it. The car I am building, 42 years later is almost its twin and once finished I'm going to go looking for my high school sweetheart and a drive in movie (major sigh......)
  30. No Cents
    Joined: Feb 28, 2009
    Posts: 331

    No Cents

    1967 Chevrolet pick up. With a really good running and high revving 283.


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