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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. Hugh in NC
    Joined: Jan 14, 2012
    Posts: 12

    Hugh in NC

    My Dad bought me my 1940 Ford for $50 in 1968. I was 18 at the time. The first photo was taken in the spring of 1973 with my one and only daughter.



  2. gardon
    Joined: Dec 17, 2009
    Posts: 37

    from kansas

    I've had my roadster 46 years.
  3. Never forget, got my 31 model A on 4-1-1962 , sorry lost all my pictures in a fire.
  4. gardon
    Joined: Dec 17, 2009
    Posts: 37

    from kansas

    I've had my roadster for 46 years.
  5. 5559
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 362

    from tn

    Ive kept a 55 belair 2dr my pop got in 1965. Still got my first car,a 55 150 2dr I got in 75.Also have some short term autos--58 c10---59 el camino--62 c10---60 belair--the last 4 i've only had for about 12 yrs
  6. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Holy Cow! I've had my bucket since 1989, that's 24 years. It was built in 1969 so that makes the car 44 years old. I have to put it back together before it turns 45, don't I?
  7. GaryN
    Joined: Nov 5, 2009
    Posts: 122


    Had my '32 since July 1974. Brought it home in the back of my '63 Chevy pickup. I had just got married and didn't even have a garage. Built my 16 X 22 garage in 1977 and got started on the car and then moved in 1979. Finally got it finished and on the road in 1984. It's currently apart again for a major rebuild.

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  8. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,734


    missed this the first time around. don't know how that could have happened.

    anyway, i bought Clarence (see avitar) in February of 1973 as a daily driver. that's a little over 40 years now...
  9. Blk210
    Joined: Feb 9, 2008
    Posts: 185

    from New Market

    I'm 31 and have had my 55 for 13years and it ain't goin nowhere.
  10. wanted her since I was my 55 chevy in 83 when I got outa the army...then I got married- no longer got the wife, still got the love of my life
  11. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 2,376

    from Indiana

    I've had this 55 for 36 years.

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  12. 29Coupe
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 529


    Here's my Hot Rod that my grandfather bought in 1966. He passed in 1968 (before I was born). So I guess you could say I've had this car my whole life (38 years).


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  13. gas4blood
    Joined: Nov 19, 2005
    Posts: 787

    from Kansas

    Not a car, but I have had my 1939 Indian Sport Scout since 1974. That's 39 years with my '39!
  14. ...I've owned this 37 coupe rite at 25 years now altho I didn't start workin on it til 2007 when it was 70 years old.
  15. Hugh,can I borrow your cloning machine?:D HRP
  16. Thunder Road
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 125

    Thunder Road

    Dad bought mine in 1958. I did the work on it in the early 70's and got ownership in 2001.

  17. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,707

    from Locust NC

  18. Jims35
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 279


    Really not hot rods , but .

    Had the 64 falcon since 1964.

    The 56 ford since the 80s .


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  19. R A Wrench
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 463

    R A Wrench
    from Denver, Co

    Ive had my 34 Ford coupe since the late 70's, got it on the road in 85 I think. It has been to both coasts & many places in between. Never let me down but did create some interesting times on a couple trips. It only has 70 k on it and I plan to get many more in the future.
  20. I have owned this ex-D/G coupe for close to 30 years waaaay before the gassers were hip...

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  21. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 394


    I got my 55 in Aug., 1972. It was my first car. Still have it after 40 years. Some day I will have to dig out the pics of when I got it.
  22. powrshftr
    Joined: Mar 29, 2013
    Posts: 4,550


    Had mine for 22 yrs,but its an OT '60's muscle car,so I will save the should finally see the road again this year....for the third!
  23. Veach
    Joined: Jun 1, 2012
    Posts: 1,081


    I got my 60 Falcon in 80 it had been in a barn from 63 it took me a year the first time to go thro it but I was working a full time job about 80 hr week so it don't give you much time.When I finished it I gave it to my oldest Son who drove it a while then Sold it to His younger Brother who drove it a while and Sold it to His younger Brother.I got the Car back about 6 to 8 years ago and I'm back fixing it again to give to my oldest Grandson He also has two Brothers so I'm sure the same will happen
  24. Doc Squat
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,375

    Doc Squat
    from tulsa, ok

    Had my 32 sedan for 24 years. Close enough?
  25. hotrod--willys
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
    Posts: 524


    How about over 50 years:eek::eek:

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  26. Cowtown Speed Shop
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,182

    Cowtown Speed Shop
    from KC

    Well, it really all depends on how you want to look at it, As my dad and I started planing and collecting parts for this truck since I was 9 years old (remember jimbob walton started out with a steering wheel) No matter what hot rod project Dad had or was driving at the time, Him and I Knew that one day We would build the Ultimite hot rod! Which in our eyes was This model A phone booth cab pickup. So through my eyes we have had this truck alot longer than it has been on the road. I grew up poor, And although my Dad had many cool hotrods most all of them got sold off to help "fund" Raising Me and my other 5 brothers and sisters. This truck Has been on the road for about 20 years now. And my Dad has drove the hell out of it. It is part of our family, And to me represents the garage time My Dad and I spent together.

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  27. Looking at these photos it appears the springs have settled over the last 50 years!:D HRP
  28. hotrod--willys
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
    Posts: 524


  29. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,852


    Had this 37 Chevy p/u since 77 but did not see the road until 2000,wish I had a scanner so I can post pics of how it looked when I first got it.

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  30. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,562


    Hell, I have shoes that I have owned longer than 25 years. My coupe I have had for 40 Years, this month.

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