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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 36 Penny Coupe, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. engineguy71
    Joined: May 10, 2020
    Posts: 7


    Its no 36 Coupe but I my daily driver is a 1971 GMC ....#oldschoolrules
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  2. 55oldsholiday
    Joined: Sep 21, 2019
    Posts: 10


  3. triumph 1
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
    Posts: 583

    triumph 1

    As often as I can.....

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  4. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,652


    Well.....................when my 3 window is operational, it is never out of my sight so I never drive it and leave it alone. My doors do not lock, (do yours?), and most times I run without a hood. Note my place of residence. FW is 28 miles south of Seattle via I-5 and has become infested with humanity, a great majority of which you can't trust to leave their hands to themselves. As these degenerates wander aimlessly about, though the parking lots, & sidewalks here, they are looking for whatever is available for them to pawn just down the street. While there are of course not many "things" to just pick off the engine or obtain quickly from inside, the temptation to just do something nasty with force is always present amongst these individuals, just because they are down with out hope' and hate you, (me), for their plight.
    Sadly this is the present, it is not the days of old where you can leave your door unlocked and go away for a week any more.
    I kind of cast a dark shadow on this thread with this little rant and I apologize for doing that.
    For those who can drive your pride to where ever, that is truly great and I envy you for being able to do so. Here's wishing you good times with your travels. :)
  5. That's a sad commentary.

    My old beater does have a lock but I don't use it, I'll park the car and be gone for hours, it's just a car but that doesn't mean I don't love it as much as you can love a car.

    I have insurance if something happens to it and I have owned this car longer than a lot of people have been married.

    Hot rods are built to be used and in my humble opinion they shouldn't be static art, I drive my old beater ever chance I get, I've driven it to town today, been to the parts house, went by a friends t help him with moving a project and went to lunch, I've driven about 40 miles so far today. HRP
  6. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 913

    Bob Lowry

    Supply run at the back of the feed store by the railroad tracks in December...82k dual quad 409" year-round

  7. agshelby
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 541


    This truck is my daily driver. For Thanksgiving I Drove my truck up to Austin for the holiday. Took my Dad a grill for his new house. I also picked up one of my flatheads in order to make room at his new smaller shop. The engine will be in the classifieds soon.


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  8. rwrj
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
    Posts: 689

    from SW Ga

    I try to drive mine every weekend. Not always successful, but it gets pretty regular use. Not much of a grocery-getter, just therapy time, really. I like sticking to the little rural two lanes around here. No snow or salt, and I can bundle up as it gets colder. The new windshield helps for that. Light rain is OK, and I've just skipped days with anything heavy.


  9. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853


    Not everyday or every week. But, as often as I can!
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  10. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 943


    Only drive mine when it is sunny and not a cloud in the sky...hahahahaha

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  11. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
    Posts: 1,464

    from Indiana

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  12. Due to my daughters accident Monday week that totaled Brenda's flower shop magnum wagon, we have been forced into using the Ranch Wagon & my old beater, both have been daily drivers since Monday week.

    We are closing the shop tomorrow and driving the Ranch Wagon to Georgia to look at a replacement Magnum wagon for the shop.

    It's been kind of ironic that we are using the '54 Ranch Wagon for the expressed reason Brenda's grandmother Jessie purchased it for - Delivery flowers, funeral sprays & casket pieces. HRP
  13. I was driving my Coupe to work everyday, 'til my rearend broke. Gets better gas mileage than my Van, hahaha.
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    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 2,343

    from IDAHO

    I Have Been Driving It Since 1966... 15672598_10209005255792816_6883110125389824354_n.jpg
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  15. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,316

    from Michigan

    I saw that mentioned in another thread hrp, hope your daughter is OK?
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  16. hipojoe
    Joined: Jul 23, 2021
    Posts: 352


    More of IMG_0952.JPG a regular around town runner, not a so called daily. Its good for the soul!
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  17. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,419

    Ned Ludd

    It's a bit hard in my case because my hot rod only exists in my head.
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  18. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,316

    from Michigan

    My garage is heated as well, and is basically just another room in the house during the winter. So I totally agree, it's really nice to be able to go in there and work on stuff without freezing. One of my favorite house features the previous owner put in. That and the generac. That thing has made life a whole lot easier many times too.
  19. Roger Loupias
    Joined: Jun 24, 2021
    Posts: 155

    Roger Loupias

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  20. She is tentatively scheduled for a trauma surgeon to operate on her right foot this afternoon and following that another surgeon will address her left arm/wrist, she was banged up pretty badly. thanks for the kind thoughts. HRP
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  21. Roger Loupias
    Joined: Jun 24, 2021
    Posts: 155

    Roger Loupias

    Yes, but not in the rain, no wipers. Very selective on parking places, maybe a case of too much pride in ownership. Far too many parking lot idiots and asshole drivers. Wait a minute, I am an asshole driver.

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  22. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,598


    I use mine when its nice out. Once they salt and treat the bridges the season is over for me.. That stuff they spray is wicked.. My buddy works for Penn Dot Pa. He gave me some of the spray and we put it on some old, wrecked, body panels and left it outside all winter. In the summer I had forgot all about this and went over to take a look. Sure enough there was holes all over the place...
    Yep, she stays in until a good week of spring showers takes place and cleans it all up...
  23. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,466

    from So Cal

    Who drives their hot rod? I don't know, it seems like nobody in So Cal does. Every time I post a thread here trying to instigate a cruise somewhere all I get is crickets chirping.
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  24. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,307

    from Nicasio Ca

    I'll tell you who doesn't drive one anymore, my dog. Ran right into a mailbox while I was in the store. Thought I wouldn't notice. :eek:

  25. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,316

    from Michigan

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  26. Why would anybody not drive them every chance they had!
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    hell even my kids drive them…my then 14 year old… BFB98D71-B98D-4128-95C7-E3D067084DF7.jpeg As HRP said, both have locks, don’t use them, I too will park and walk away and not give them a second thought. I thoroughly enjoy my old cars.
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  27. Larry W
    Joined: Oct 12, 2009
    Posts: 736

    Larry W
    from kansas

    Mine is not a trailer queen , or a snow mobile . Drive her as often as possible . But not in the snow .
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  28. 28rpu
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
    Posts: 333


    I drive my hot rods as much as possible. I used to commute 100 miles a day for work years ago and racked up lots of miles on this one. It's been snowed on hailed on and today rained on. PXL_20211102_230026412.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2021
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  29. hipojoe
    Joined: Jul 23, 2021
    Posts: 352


    Why own it if you dont drive it! DSCF0047.JPG
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