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

  1. I usually tell them it gets 0 miles to the gallon.:D. And lots of smiles Lloyd, when she is not trying to scare the sh%t out of me.:eek:
  2. Hey man, I've got friends that worry about fuel mileage on their hot rods. Never been a concern of mine. And from what I've seen and read about your coupe, I'd say you built it to scare the shit out of yourself! I worry more about my new build being too lame! So I'm throwing a 150 shot on it just to help things along ;):D
  3. That sums it up completely . What this crazy hotrodding life is all about. If you built your car and you are proud of it , enjoy it, love it, that is what truly matters.
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  4. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 939

    ken bogren

    I usually start the "what color" ? by saying "I'm a little color blind ... ?"
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  5. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,964

    anthony myrick

    A funny story from a show.
    One of my students said some guy was being an a-hole at a show. I got him to point the guy out. He was with a 33/34 ford. I told the student to wait about an hour then go ask the guy if his car was a Street Beast.
    Student looked puzzled at me. I said don’t worry, he knows what that is.
    Kid came back with a grin later. He said I was correct, that guy knows what a Street Beast is.
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  6. I would not ever consider anything that you have built or are building to be anywhere near lame . Hey, my car over the years has been called a rat rod, Jalopy, junk, kit car, even a piece of shit by a guy at a show. And thats fine with me. Opinions vary.:)
  7. When I first got my channeled '32 pickup with half a dozen different colored panels on it running, some guy looked at it and said "what is that THING?"
  8. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,213

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Lyrics from a song come to mind:

    Take it easy
    Don't let the sound of your own wheels
    Drive you crazy

    Lighten up while you still can
    Don't even try to understand
    Just find a place to make your stand
    And take it easy
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  9. I took my 37 Ford to one of the Street Rod Nationals on the grounds they had a old hot rod section . I go in and the guy in charge says were do you think your going with that car it's not a hot rod . I said most of the cars in there are new builds to look like hot rods and my 37 was a original hot rod from 1948 . It was chopped and 48 Packard grille installed and dash was cutomized with 48 S&W gauges and speedometer , glove box leaded in for a smooth look. Also the original front suspension was still there and buggy spring in rear also with a 1949 Olds. rear . Up front there is a 53 Caddy full house mill .The bumpers are 37 Desoto , so why can't I park with the hot rods , he said take it in ! So I parked next to Fiberglass bodied Coupe with a Mustang front suspension with all late drive line parts , modern gauges and new leather interior . To top it all off I had the oldest rod in there ! View attachment 5238030
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  10. Lmao I'm scared to death that it's gonna be a big pig when i drop the hammer! Hope not though. If so it'll have a big block in it.
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  11. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,280

    jimmy six

    Might be the lighting…
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  12. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,091


    bigger is better..not many doing big blocks anymore....i have an o/t chevy van..gets 15.7 mpg...i dont give a darn..i know ill walk away if wrecked with all the crazy drivers on the taconic parkway doing 80 in a 55 zone...
  13. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,280

    jimmy six

    I worried about the fuel mileage in our Ford y-block with one 4 barrel so much . . . . I added another one..
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  14. old chevy
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 41

    old chevy

    Exactly the perfect response. Mine is for my enjoyment and I drive it as much as possible.
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  15. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,909


    The title of this thread is : "YOUR WORST CAR INSULT". Even though the sentence structure is not really clear. I took the meaning to be "What was the worst insult you have ever made to someone about their car?". not "What was the worst insult someone made about your car?" I have looked through this entire thread and see I am the only one who took it that way.

    Does that say more about me or the rest of you?
  16. ^ That one's a driver, as they say. Not:rolleyes:
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  17. I just baffles me that someone would go to the effort to build a presumably functioning car, then use another vehicle and a trailer any time they want go go anywhere in it. Well, not in end up somewhere with it.:confused:

    Not just the one above, but all those who do it. It's an insult to the car!
  18. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,508


    would you not call that a complement ………….? :D
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  19. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,422



    Teenage banter was a common thing to boost the morale of thoughts and situations. It was something that all of us grew to like, as it was camaraderie at its finest. If the stuff was mild and not degrading it was ok. So, for the most part, before the fists started slinging, we all knew or most all knew, when to change the subject or make a different track to the conversation.

    Hot rods and car builds were game fodder as everyone had a certain style and choices made were much different, but similar. So, one had to be careful to slander someone’s choice of interior as it might be similar to another friend’s car. So, we learned to keep that type of banter to a minimum. Don’t get me wrong, hot rods and our fast Chevy sedans were just there for game fodder material, as long as it did not personally hurt the other person.
    No one doubted who had the fastest car during our high school days, but there were other things that were open for some laughter. Who in their right mind would put on clear plastic seat covers on a pristine new interior? Who would put an automatic in a stick shift car? Who puts on a trailer hitch on the rear of a cool, fast sedan? And, who would not run chromed reversed wheels to make the Chevy sedan stand out ?

    The questions were always headed my way with the black Impala sitting in the back row or at school bantering sessions. I put on new clear plastic seat covers that replaced my brother’s original clear seat covers. My school friend’s dad owned the seat cover shop, a few blocks from our high school. I had a C&O Stick Hydro installed in my 58 Impala for several reasons and it paid off in droves, as far as reliability and quickness off of the starting line.

    During our 1940 Willys gas coupe days, we had a solid bar trailer hitch welded on to tow our Willys Coupe to the drags or elsewhere when needed. Plus, the trailer hitch paid for itself many times over on a rear end bumper tap situation. As far as the chrome wheels were concerned, I wanted some, but could not afford them. So, I waited until I could. Then, skipped the simple reversed chrome wheels and had Buick Skylark Wire Wheels that were able to be installed on modified hubs and axles.
    upload_2021-11-23_4-9-44.png Thanks...@themoose

    So, despite the laughter and sometimes mild ridicule, it was me that got the last laugh at all of those comments as I had the fastest Chevy sedan and no one doubted it until I sold the Impala prior to going off to college in Northern California.

    I wish I had known how the Impala lasted during the next several years, as the young teenager who bought it had several years left of high school and the cruising grounds of Bixby Knolls.
    I had my comments thrown at me, and survived, due to the results of the pristine 58 Impala being fast and cool. YRMV
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2021
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  20. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,508


    Each to their own, - I think that is probably the best looking’40 tudor that I have ever seen. Absolutely beautiful !
  21. I had one guy in a horrible color Mustang pull up next to me at a light... what color are you going to paint it? I looked at his car and said, it sure will not be baby-shit yellow...
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  22. GirchyGirchy
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
    Posts: 242

    from Central IN

    And Rat Rod for that matter, if it's not perfectly shiny. People are simply ignorant about the terminology and what's considered an insult. That's probably more common than them being assholes (but a lot of the responses from this thread sure are).
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  23. klawockvet
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 462


    Our daughter always complained about being taken to school in "that noisy old truck" (my 56 F100) until one day when a couple of guys started asking her about her dad's cool truck. From that day on she always wanted to be taken anywhere in the '56.
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  24. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,613


    This is the kind of insults I get:
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  25. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,112

    from Michigan

    I think people have more of an idea of what they consider a rr, if they've heard the term at all. To them a rr is just like a hr/Sr, except crappy looking.... Lol. But yes, exactly.
  26. jeepster
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 622

    from wisconsin

    Not sure it is an insult, more like a question from the uneducated, but I hear quite frequently "is that a Thing". (VW)
    To which I reply "no this car actually won the war"!
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  27. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 5,360


    All insults are not words…. When I go to the local salvage yard I have to put a sign in my OT truck….so people won’t start taking parts off it! Really , I had a guy actually start to remove the hood off it one time! Lol

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  28. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,280

    jimmy six

    I don’t know whether it’s an insult or not but the Friday night show I go to quite a few times a year has a line on the windshield card they give you to fill out. The show in on a 1 block “Main Street” and gets a lot of civilians especially in the summer.
    The line is for “outstanding features” on which I now write the words “ Not a Chevrolet” ….. it gets a lot of reads, looks, and smiles. I should have thought of it 10 years ago.
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  29. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,964

    anthony myrick

    I was followed into the scrap yard while driving my bus. Guy thought I was scrapping it.
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  30. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,311

    Marty Strode

    Or a Classic Motor Carriage !
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