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Customs What's your least favorite hamb friendly car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RaginPin3Appl3, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. 46-48 Lincolns. Any year Rambler. Corvairs.
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  3. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Although I would rather have a '56 Olds front bumper on it, I would cruise around in that. It makes a statement just sitting there.
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  4. deucendude
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
    Posts: 558

    from norcal

    Beautiful Fordor, but I am prejudice. Most ugly cars have been uglied by there owners. I even saw an ugly 32 Ford once.
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  5. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 2,068


    Amen brother. No make and model is safe from the ravages of tasteless modification.
    The OP asked "what was our least favorite HAMB friendly car". I mentioned a general distaste for four door cars and was promptly made to reassess my opinion by HRP's deuce 4 dr sedan. So there you go, there's always an exception.
    Damn nice car HRP........
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  6. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,636

    from Chino, Ca

    No comments, man! No one has the balls anymore to take a little criticism!
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  7. This will probably be an unpopular opinion but I've never liked the styling of the Tucker Torpedo. Sure I get that they were revolutionary, fast, relatively safe, etc for their time but from a pure looks standpoint they don't do a lot for me. I do however like the concept sketches of them so maybe it's your classic case of the artist's vision being watered down until it loses it's flair.
    tucker-cars-1.jpg Tucker-Torpedo-Design-Proposal-by-Alex-Tremulis-Dec-1946-01.jpg
  8. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,414

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Funny, over the years here I have seen many fall over themselves, myself included, when someone takes a unpopular ugly car and make it a thing of beauty with a creative approach.
    I could make a list but number one per my opinion would be ratatouille's custom.
  9. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,479

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    No body mentioned the first 2 years of the Edsel..... could never get past that horseshoe grill.
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  10. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 45,352


    I mentioned that 1958 was a big year for ugly....yeah, the Edsel was introduced in 58.

    Look back over the years, there are a few cars that have always been popular among hot rodders. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that they were good looking cars. And good looking cars are rare. It's a lot easier to design an ugly car, than to design a good looking car.

    If you don't believe it, go visit any parking lot full of modern cars.
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  11. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,469

    A Boner

    My pick.....1959 Chevrolet 4 door.
  12. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 426


    Years ago, circumstances forced me to sell my daily driver pickup. Soon every truck on the road began to look good, even the shitty ones seem to have qualities I didnt notice before. When I finally got my new truck, all those other ones were ugly again.
  13. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,468


    I find in my old age, having been to countless car shows, I am really drawn to the "different" cars! What I once thought was "ugly" now appeals to me. I would love to own a '50 Nash Statesman or a '50 Studebaker! Besides, wouldn't I look "handsomer" sitting in an "ugly" car???
    P.s. I am sure lots of guys find my Dodge "ugly"! (I could care less!)
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  14. 30dodge
    Joined: Jan 3, 2007
    Posts: 423


    1958 - 1960 GM cars are at the bottom of my list, along with 62 / 63 Doge / Plymouth, 1960-63 Rambler Americans. All of these I hate to admit that I owned.
  15. DJCruiser
    Joined: Jan 15, 2012
    Posts: 316

    from CT

    most one the ones I find ugly are gassers.
  16. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,883

    The Shift Wizard

    My dad was not a "car guy" so as a kid and later as a teenager with a license, I thought I was caught in a purgatory of station wagons and 4-doors, most of them bought already fairly old and driven until left by the side of the road. After what seemed like years of punishment, I turned 21 and within days I was at the car dealer with my down payment in my sweaty fingers for something way cooler.
    I think my experience permanently turned me off to the practical/family car end of the bell curve. Although I will say that some of those cars from my past have mellowed with time. The '55 Pontiac 4-door and the '55 Ford woody wagon wouldn't be the worst cars to have back again (but you can keep the '59 Plymouth wagon far away from me).
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  17. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,556

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    So what did ya buy?
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  18. Any "Gasser " with fake spindle mounts.
    Any "Altered" marked as a Gasser (with or without fake spindle mounts)
  19. Henry J's, although I did see one I thought was cool once.
  20. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
    Posts: 1,428


    I've seen a couple of these 59' Cadillacs over the years....thought they were the ugliest things I ever saw! 330924b9916c2b281d45bca959790e0b.jpg
  21. Amen, brother. I understand the appeal for drag racing, but I never could find a redeeming angle in the styling.
    Probably same goes for Willys Aero Sedans.
  22. cb186
    Joined: Jul 5, 2013
    Posts: 262


    T-buckets and the like.
  23. cb186
    Joined: Jul 5, 2013
    Posts: 262


    That's purty.
  24. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,178


    Don't care much for "Duval " style windshields
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  25. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,760

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    After some thought I just can't get around the 46-48 Chrysler products 2 and 4 door sedans,especially the longer Dodges, DeSotos and Chryslers.
    A close second are the homely 49-52 offerings by Chrysler Corporation. IMHO
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  26. I liked my 41 Ford just fine thank you very much. 41.JPG
  27. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,178


    Yep, I've got a source for some aluminum repro side & center brackets for a boat project in my future......I should order them before they quit making them or go out of business!!
  28. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,178


    I like the way the side grilles are painted body color with the center chrome....cleans up that front
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  29. Fedman
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,163


    The Spirit of this Thread is not Typical HAMB ....... :oops:
    Positive is so much more Fun and enjoyable. :)
    That is all...... carry on
  30. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,199

    from Seattle,Wa

    Here's a pair to draw to, :D:D:D;)
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