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

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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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Old 06-06-2007, 12:53 PM
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NOBODY here EVER drive anything interesting!! I do have one neighbour down the street who drives his '57 Caddy (looks like the day it was built or better!!) but that's IT! In Toronto you see lots of rods, nice cars in driveways and backyards but never actually being DRIVEN!
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:18 PM
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it takes a special person to drive an old car every day. I'll admit, half the time i cop out and just get a ride from my wife . Don't worry though, if i can get some more stuff done to my truck i'll probably start driving it more.
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Around here there are still some hardcore guys that drive um daily,But they are getting far and few between.You see most of them on the weekends going to get breakfast or just heading for a nice ride.
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:32 PM
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I would drive one of my cars to work if there was a safe place to park it. I have to park in a public parking lot. I also have to use my car for work and can't afford the gas bill. My Biscayne only gets 7 miles to the gallon. My dailey driver was a 2500 Dodge Ram but since I had to start using my car for work, I got a Toyota Yaris. Gas bill went from $200 a month to $40 a month.
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