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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hudson48, Nov 20, 2021.

  1. FRANK GRELLE
    Joined: Oct 15, 2018
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    I have gotten the question of is that a Checker?,and What is that? some kinda 58 Caddy? ,...Why dose it not have a back seat? ( i was running with out it at one time) and thay were amazed when i informed that it did not come with one....lol (i was not lying my back seat was added at a dealer.) and I HATE! hearing the dreaded "Nice rat rod!" or "love the patina!",..... Now the best was my 1st cruse night with the car ever,it was in gray primer, and some gold chained, Boyd Cottington want to be, looks at it and says "what a peace of crap its not even painted"....of coarse i am sure he probably has a guy at the garage change his spark plugs in his fiberglass kit car ,cause cause he is afraid to get dirt on his hands ,lol
     
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  2. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
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    Buddy of mine has a 29 Tudor and has an old timely Mexican blanket interior. At a car show he overhears a young kid say to his mom. “ Look mom, this one has a PRIDE interior”. Uggghhhh. Kid’s nowadays
     
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  3. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
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    I hear "Did you drive it all the way here?' when I'm several states from home. On a few occasions I've told them "My wife and I started out caring it, but a few miles from home, our backs started to hurt, so we put the car back on the ground and drove it the rest of the way." That usually resulted in a hardy laugh from most people, but one time the guy was pretty insulted, so I had to quit saying such things.

    Now when people ask that question, I smile and tell them "Yes, we drove it all the way here" then I give them a guestimate on about how far from home we are, because that is nearly always the next question.

    My coupe was built to be a conversation starter piece. I try my best to be friendly with anyone that says anything. Gene
     
  4. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
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    from Minn. uSA

    Very funny thread, thanks. :) .
    Marcus...
     
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  5. hiboyroadsterboy
    Joined: Nov 16, 2003
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    from Mass

    I get, is it a kit car a lot.
     
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  6. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    from Oregon

    Never have been insulted. I have had compliments on previous hot rods . Maybe I will get one when I finish my ‘48 Effie . :D
     
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  7. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    LMAO!! Oh my that is funny.
     
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  8. Diavolo
    Joined: Apr 1, 2009
    Posts: 820

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    I call them Hardly Ablesons
     
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  9. One of you just called my El Camino a Ranchero a couple of days ago. So there's people on this forum that don't even know what they're talking about, let alone the general public :rolleyes:
     
  10. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    Nice Y Block in your avatar. :cool:
     
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  11. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    from Illinois

    Years ago, had an old guy in bib overalls tell me he'd rather see his sister working in a whore house rather than be in my car. Never got to see his sister, but, FWIW, I still have my "ugly" ole car.
     
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  12. What a charming man he must have been.
     
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  13. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
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    from Michigan

    That would be me... Lol. There's plenty of stuff out there I can't id perfectly first guess. I generally won't guess tho, I ask if I don't know. I'm new to this Era of car hobby tho. And of course I'm not quite as OLD (cough cough) as some of my peers here, lol, so I chalk it up to inexperience Lloyd. I'm learning more daily though now that I'm getting my feet wet in the hamb Era...
     
  14. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
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    That's even worse than all the guys who don't know a coupe from a 2dr sedan, They think if it only has 2drs it's a cpe. Then there are those who think anything with a steel roof is a hardtop. I gave up trying to educate those type
     
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  15. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
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    from PNW

    Worst insult? How about, "It paid for?"
     
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  16. Few years ago, put my custom '56 ford, with '57 chrysler find grafted up for sale. Not too many bites, then one day couple young guys in a VW bus inquired "How much for your '57 chevy? Told them it was a highly modified Rambler. They replied WOW!
    Took it off the market immediately!!
     
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  17. jimmy six
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    LS’s are Y-Block’s
     
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  18. *While looking at my '51 F-1*

    Why would you go to all that trouble building the truck just to put a Chevy motor in it?

    Gee I never thought of that...... Where is your car by the way?
     
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  19. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
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    from washington

    I was at a car show about ten years ago and I noticed a high end fiberglass street rod with a really good looking girl sitting in it. It was something like a 34 Ford coupe but had some obvious modern modifications like some of the kit cars have. I walked over and looked at it for a minute and she looked me in the eye and as if reading my mind, told me it was a ( such and such year) roadster. She wasn't a very good mind reader because I wasn't thinking about cars at that moment let alone if a coupe was a roadster.:)
     
  20. "Why would you go to all the trouble to say something to me just to be insulting?"

    Honestly, I don't get a lot of people.
     
  21. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
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    12 years ago we had a couple over to visit and the wife looked in the backyard where I had a barn fresh 1939 Studebaker Coupe Express sitting. Her comment was " Why is that piece of junk sitting there? It's ugly. It belongs in a junkyard."
    Still friends with them but for some reason we always meet at their house.
     
  22. Longstroke
    Joined: Dec 23, 2014
    Posts: 66

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    I have owned a Canadian built 1957 Pontiac for just over 25 years now, which is based on the Chevrolet. A number of years ago I went to a large car show in the Buffalo, New York area. I had my 57 on display with the hood up showing off my in line 261 six cylinder motor that was restored original. I over heard a guy say to someone else..... "Here is one of those Canadian abortions." I wasted no time in going up to him and telling him.... "I am proud of my Canadian abortion." Judging by the stupid look on his face, he was very embarrassed.
     
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  23. theHIGHLANDER
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
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    "YOU did this car?" as if I'm some 1 legged cross-eyed hunchback. Not to dis 1 legged cross-eyed hunchbacks mind you...:cool:

    "Do you know (Homer Lumpdick or whatever name drops)? He does this kinda stuff, maybe better than this!" as they're looking at a 100pt restoration.

    Yeah, they're rude and stupid and even though some reference to "...at least they're showing some level of interest..." I'd rather they tell thier tale walkin.
     
  24. Pass The Torch
    Joined: May 18, 2018
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    "Nice Rat Rod!" I quickly, and politely, corrected said commentator.
     
  25. msgt tank
    Joined: Aug 14, 2018
    Posts: 76

    msgt tank

    we just got the '49 Plymouth p17 fastback. we were cleaning out the interior and our cat hopped in to inspect this rescue. we put a picture on the HAMB of the cat exploring the interior. a HAMBer commented, "that's the last pussy you'll ever get in that car."

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  26. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,088

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    People now referring to hot rods as rat rods. The uninformed
     
  27. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
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    Drove through the main street,had the windows down, heard from the sidewalk,,,,,,,,must be the ugliest thing I've seen. Skärmavbild 2021-12-02 kl. 18.43.50.png Skärmavbild 2021-12-02 kl. 18.43.26.png
     
  28. Well, if you had the window down, they must have been referring to you.:p
     
  29. 41 coupe
    Joined: Nov 29, 2009
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    When I had my 40 Willys and my 41 Willys people used to ask me if it was a Volkswagen.
     
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  30. billybones
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 42

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    I was at a classic car show with my mates a couple of years ago and there were some really nice old cars there. It had been raining all day so the tarmac was wet. A wee girl about 3 or 4 years old runs up, points at my roadster and says "Grandad, I like that one the best....look it has a big rainbow underneath it!"
     

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