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Old 06-01-2007, 02:59 AM
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cool rod I seen in traffic......

second pic is a lil' dark
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:03 AM
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We should see more rods actually being driven and used. When I moved to California in the late '70's I thought I would be seeing hot rods on every corner. Never saw one in daily use. Same here in Florida now, rarely if ever see one.

Me, I drove mine every day, to work, the grocery store, etc. Gonna do the same thing when the new T is running.

Thanks for posting that, looks like a nice lil Tudor.

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Old 06-01-2007, 06:40 AM
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We should see more rods actually being driven and used. When I moved to California in the late '70's I thought I would be seeing hot rods on every corner. Never saw one in daily use. Same here in Florida now, rarely if ever see one.

Me, I drove mine every day, to work, the grocery store, etc. Gonna do the same thing when the new T is running.

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Me too. I drive my Chevelle every day... it's a driver. After I go the Niftee 50ee's car show on Sat nites & see all those cars... I wonder why I never see them on the street! People here bring them out sometimes on the weekend or ragtops out on pretty days but other than that...

WHen I finish my '41 PU... it will b my new driver!

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Old 06-01-2007, 01:47 PM
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people only drive rods on sunday around here
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:06 PM
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When I moved to Cape Coral in about '85, there was a guy who is a local real estate agent, Phil Deems. He has a fenderless '27 Ford roadster pickup that he built in 1958, and it has remained unchanged since then. He even drove it to the first Street Rod Nationals.

I would see Phil driving his T to work every day, necktie flying in the breeze, and he was my hero. I swore when I got mine running I would do exactly that, and I did, for 7 years. When I look back on the last 7 years that my rod has been torn down for a rebuild, I can't imagine why that happened. But I can guarantee that this new T will be on the road daily when it is done.

I was just telling Dan that he has no idea how much fun he will have once his is running. Even trips to the grocery store become an adventure, and when you pull up next to an expensive sports car at a redlight, suddenly nobody is looking at him. Rods are a blast to drive and use.

I would be driving along, and see a car next to me with the video camera recording my ride. That is a real blast.

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Old 06-06-2007, 11:54 AM
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hell yeah don! that kinda stuff gets me all pumped up to finish mine!! haha
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Sorry for funky foto, truck took off from light as I snapped. Never seen 1 of these. Ck the drive to the wheels, no axles. Drive goes down the sides from frame. Had blades for cutting but can't think of a crop that tall.

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We should see more rods actually being driven and used. When I moved to California in the late '70's I thought I would be seeing hot rods on every corner. Never saw one in daily use. Same here in Florida now, rarely if ever see one.

Me, I drove mine every day, to work, the grocery store, etc. Gonna do the same thing when the new T is running.

Thanks for posting that, looks like a nice lil Tudor.

Don
It would definitely be cool to see more old school hotrods running around everyday!! Here in NW Arkansas they are more prevalent than other places I've lived, but they're getting scarce again. My buddies and I are attempting to remedy that situation. You can see my ole 48' sitting out front of the Police Dept (work) by a bunch of cruisers five nights a week.
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Could it be we see less hotrods because of the way many are registered and insured . Many have restrictions on their use placed upon them by the insurance companiies and by the type of registrations issued by the DMV's . Plus the never ending road repairs , the heavy traffic , less friendly LEO's , ignorant drivers , ignorant 18 wheeler drivers ' The highways are not the fun places they used to be . Just sayin
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