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Hot Rods What's the deal with Roadster Pick ups?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by seesko, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. I sure love em'. Seem to be very popular on here.
    What's the attraction?
    I love the way they look, spare open.
    Easier to build, Cheap place to start?
    Just cool.:cool:
    4 wheeled motorcycle?:D

    Why do you like them? :) (or not) :(
     
  2. Adam Bahm
    Joined: Nov 12, 2008
    Posts: 27

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    All what you said, and try to find any other old tin. You can't, and you coundn't afford it anyway. Hay, four doors are cool now.
     
  3. smarg
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,069

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    Just a cheap way to go fast...... or die?

    Ok, maybe not cheap.
     
  4. can a truck really be a hot rod?? haha, flame away!
     
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  5. Built mine over 30 years ago. Always been popular. Maybe more so than coupes, depending who your talking to i guess. Rarer too i think. Mine happened to be a AR. Just a little bonus. Free to.:)
     
  6. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,621

    flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

  7. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,209

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    Yes for sure. RPU's are great plain and simple.

    Tim
     
  8. Remember 81 or 82 nats in Minnesota? Lucky dude won one there. Wonder where it is today.
     
  9. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,614

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    from OHIO, USA

    Wanna race ?............................Littleman
     
  10. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,209

    TERPU
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    HaHA HA, how is the bad mother Littleman?


    Tim
     
  11. smarg
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,069

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    Can't be a hot rod you say? I think not.:rolleyes:
     

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  12. saw a feature in a mag on an rpu. nice truck. all the pics were staged with hay bails in the bed. i felt bad for the guy.
     
  13. i was at the drawing when he won it , not more than 10 feet away from him. he was very excited. if i recall correctly he didn't take very good care of it, few years later someone else owned it and it had been repainted
     
  14. how could you not like a convertable and a truck all in one. one of the best man toys ever built.
     
  15. modela4shane
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
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    I like RPU's too! Here's a pic of one that I built with my dad and finished up last year.

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  16. Poor mans Vette? Naw. MUCH cooler than that.
    :D
     
  17. Irish Dan
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,231

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    Mine's a 27 T RPU. I kinda have the best of both worlds;...a bed (with a cover) that's practical to haul my "stuff" along on a road trip, and the fact that it's an open-air roadster when the weather is warm & breezy! It's gonna get even better after I'm through building the top for it this winter!
     
  18. NealinCA
    Joined: Dec 12, 2001
    Posts: 2,882

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    My pile...

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    It's a hot rod...

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    It's an SUV...

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  19. I just like trucks!!!
     
  20. Neal, your pile is onea my faves.
     
  21. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,718

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    My dogs love the RPU.
     
  22. madpole
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 629

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    they make a great hot rod....and if you have an old cowl, you are half way there.
     
  23. Troyz
    Joined: Oct 29, 2006
    Posts: 276

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    Ya, I kinda like'm too. The one i'm trying to finish now is my avatar.

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  24. merc-o-madness
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,544

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    model a's look cool, however i dont care for 50s pickups with roof cut off
     
  25. I like the way your avatar sits. The other one is tits too.
     
  26. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,352

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    seems like everybody loves old trucks....and roadster trucks EVEN MORE....drove my 34 P/U and got thumbs up from everybody....guys,gals,kids...drive a 50s custom, get a few thumbs up from some folks....no comparison !
     
  27. Built this one 50 years ago.


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    Built this one 15 years ago because once you've had one, they're in your blood!

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  28. Thats what I started with plus a short pickup bed, a good mate of mine made the 2" longer doors, 2" longer back section and 32 chassis so I had most of the car for cheap.
    I also love the body style............:D

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  29. always loved the one on 'happy days'. they didn't show it much but i remember thinking i should get one.
     
  30. Cymro
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
    Posts: 682

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    Best looking SUV I've seen!
     

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