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Who has had their current Hot Rod for more than 25 years ??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Deuce Roadster, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Cword
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 733

    Cword
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    My experiences with my roadster go back to starting it's build in 1981.

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    It finally was road worthy in 1985, so next summer it'lL be having a "25th"
    of sorts.
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    Summer 1986

    Mike
     
  2. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,768

    19Fordy
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    Then and now.
     

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  3. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,092

    31Apickup
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    I got my 31 Pickup in pieces in 1975 when I was 13. Its been on the road since 1987.
     
  4. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    25 Years ago is only 1984!
    That said, boy, how time does fly when you're having a good time!

    My friend Burl built the Track Car in 1969 and still has it.
    My old roadster was built in 1969, but not by me, I got it in 1989.
     
  5. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,255

    VA HAMB
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    26 years and counting!
     

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  6. green53ford
    Joined: Mar 4, 2009
    Posts: 206

    green53ford
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    from Wisconsin

    I have had my 31 ford for 32 years, i have only had my 53 ford for 21 years. I know it is not H.A.M.B. friendly but i bought my 67 ranchero new and still have it.
     
  7. pinman 39
    Joined: Oct 9, 2008
    Posts: 520

    pinman 39
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    I have had my avitar since 1984 I have a 34 pu since 1980 (still in pieces)
    and I know a guy that has owned the same 32 roadster since 1957 and still
    drives it .
     
  8. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,725

    Pete1
    Member
    from Wa.

    I bought my car in 1949..It has been through MANY changes over the years including several bodies.
    I don't have any pics before 1956 but here's one leaving for Bonneville in 56 and the current configuration.(On the trailer)
     

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  9. 36DodgeRam
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 499

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    I've had my '36 Dodge pickup (my avatar) since '74, and my '40 Plymouth Roadking coupe since '72. No longer with flatheads in 'em.
     
  10. sundance
    Joined: Sep 11, 2001
    Posts: 38

    sundance
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    from minnesota

    bought the 32 in my avatar in '72 for $300.00
    still driving it every year
     
  11. Von Dago
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 504

    Von Dago
    Member
    from New Jersey

    '33 Ford Woodie since '84
     
  12. Airborne34
    Joined: Dec 4, 2007
    Posts: 531

    Airborne34
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    Almost there, 65 Ranchero since 1985, 1922T since 1989
     
  13. yoyodyne
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 866

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    VERY COOL!

    Very cool thread.
    I've had my 26T since '67 and my '36 PU since '72. Not driven nearly as much as some of you guys though.
     
  14. 25 years this year for my 64 Pontiac conv. Got it right after high school graduation as a stocker and started building a custom right away. Still not finished.....

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  15. HRK-hotrods
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 922

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    My dad has had his 52' Fleetline(now for sale) for 28 years, his 56 Nomad for 26 years. I have had my nonHAMB friendly 73 SS Nova for 27 years, my 69 Camaro RS/SS for 27 years and my 69 Firebird 400 Convertible for 26 years. Yes, that's right, I bought my first two cars when I was 10 and I still have them. :)
     
  16. maniac
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 539

    maniac
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    I've had mine since 83, didn't look like this till the early 90's though, it has 63,000 miles on it, and in some places it shows.


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  17. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,361

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    Got my 37 chevy p/u in 76 or 77 but it finally got on the road in 2000,my 55 sunliner was bought new by my dad
     
  18. 29 years
     

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  19. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,100

    paintcan54
    Member

    Does this count as a hot rod, I still have my FED that I ran in the '70s as A/ED in fact I just had it out sunday afternoon drove it to the end of the block and back, neighbors love it as much as I do.
     
  20. I could not afford a 32 roadster in 1968 so I bought an old Vette instead. I still have it after 41 years. I still cannot afford that 32.

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  21. KIRK
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 384

    KIRK
    Member

    Started building mine 25 years ago this month. Plan on keeping and driving it for another 25.
     
  22. hot rod wille
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
    Posts: 695

    hot rod wille
    Member

    Bought the remains of my 37 coupe in April 1978--had it drivable and basicly done in 1982.
    As-bought--as finished---and today.
     

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  23. I know a member of your family that doesn't think that it is a problem to keep a car they really like for 25 years, or even 2 of them! :D
     
  24. Smokin' Joe
    Joined: Jul 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,000

    Smokin' Joe
    Member Emeritus

    I bought my '55 F-100 "shop truck" in '81.
     
  25. spiffy1937
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
    Posts: 729

    spiffy1937
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Florida

    34 years, damn, how time flys!
     

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  26. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,558

    39 Ford
    Member

    I have had my 39 Ford deluxe coupe for 43 years now, seems like it's a keeper.
     
  27. I have had a project now for about 8 years. Hopefully I will get my '53 chevy 5 window truck on the road before the 25 yrs are up.
     
  28. deuceguy
    Joined: Nov 10, 2002
    Posts: 432

    deuceguy
    Member

    almost.....24 years now for my deuce 5W
     
  29. xsteve
    Joined: Dec 22, 2008
    Posts: 52

    xsteve
    Member
    from puyallup

    not HAMB friendly, but i've had my 63 bug since i was 16...so i guess that's 21 years.
    pics in my profile if anybody cares..hahahaha
     
  30. SOHC427
    Joined: Apr 5, 2009
    Posts: 943

    SOHC427
    Member

    [​IMG] My Coupe.jpg (53.3 KB)

    Not a rod, but owned it since 1980.

    Eric
     

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