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PostPosted: Fri, May 29 2015, 8:15 pm    Post subject: Is this a hot rod? Reply with quote

I have a cousin that is a couple years older than I am, he retired from Ford, he was in paint QC. He knows I am into hot rods, and sent me the link below, and asked what I thought of it. Take a look, and let me know what you think. I'll post my opinion later.

http://www.timelesshotrod.com/Concept.html

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PostPosted: Fri, May 29 2015, 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call it what you like, I'd be proud to own a car like that. As a builder, I can't imagine the time and expertise it took to put it together.
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PostPosted: Sat, May 30 2015, 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To each, his own!

Exceptional workmanship and quality, but more art created solely for bragging rights.

Even if I could afford it, I wouldn't want it - it's just not my idea of a driver (or a hot rod).

Carps' orange Lexus could probably run rings around this " '32 " and cost a lot less!

Just my worthless opinion!

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PostPosted: Sat, May 30 2015, 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee... It's nice ... Could I drive it to K-Zoo ?? Run it down I-80 with the semi's going to GG Des Moines ??
Drive it through a "touchless" car wash?? ( Don't ask ..It's true.. Embarassed )

I feel it's kinda like a piece of art .. Nice to look at , incredible design & workmanship, but not practical for my lifestyle .... Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat, May 30 2015, 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: Is this a hot rod? Reply with quote

enjenjo wrote:
I have a cousin that is a couple years older than I am, he retired from Ford, he was in paint QC.


Golly, older than you, he must have set up the paint for QC for the model T, at least he only had one colour to worry about.
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PostPosted: Sat, May 30 2015, 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a hot rod in my book, but a very cool car!
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PostPosted: Sat, May 30 2015, 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well to me it's as much of a Hot Rod as any Rat Rod is.

I used to think a Hot Rod was a 34 and older Fenderless Ford.

35 and later were fat fender Street Rods

49 and later were Street Machines.

But things have changed the definition has broaden a bit.

Course my real definition of that car would be a Custom Show Rod.

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PostPosted: Sat, May 30 2015, 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an awesome car, and I'd call it a hot rod.

That said I prefer cars that are driven and I don't know how you'd drive it if you had any respect for the incredible level of work involved.

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PostPosted: Sat, May 30 2015, 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a hot rod if it is driven in traffic on a public roadway. Nice piece , beautiful craftsmanship , but likely more of a piece of rolling sculpture.Everyone has their own idea of the perfect car and they strive for it each time they build one . My perfect car is one I can use as a daily driver through the summer with no worries about whether or not it will be up to the task or seriously worn out in the process. I really like the things jay leno does with his collection . He will drive anything he owns.
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PostPosted: Sun, May 31 2015, 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

500 HP and willing to use it. Hotrod..................
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PostPosted: Sun, May 31 2015, 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have mixed emotions about this car. The workmanship looks to be impeccable, it has all the right parts, but the car doesn't speak to me, it has no character. None of the cues are there that make it a 32 Ford. I can't help but think that Foose would do it better.
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PostPosted: Sun, May 31 2015, 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've never considered any of Boyd's, Fooses, or any other of the one off creations as Hot Rods.

Think it kinda goes back to John Buttera's 28 Roadster that kinda broadened the definition of Hot Rod as a one off creation.

heh, heh, then again I'm always telling folks my 61 Chrysler is a Hot Rod and not a restoration.

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PostPosted: Mon, Jun 01 2015, 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little too pretty for me but I can appreciate the perfection and craftsmanship.
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PostPosted: Mon, Jun 01 2015, 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's a difference between a "hot rod" and a "street rod"....

and then there's trailer queens....

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PostPosted: Mon, Jun 01 2015, 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't deny the craftsmanship that went into this but I'd rather have the money it cost to build it. Then purchase 5 or 6 cars I could actually drive and enjoy.
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PostPosted: Mon, Jun 01 2015, 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can't deny the craftsmanship that went into this but I'd rather have the money it cost to build it. Then purchase 5 or 6 cars I could actually drive and enjoy.


AND a house with a big enough garage to nhouse them all, with money, eft over Wink

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PostPosted: Tue, Jun 02 2015, 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a question: Does a hotrod evolve with time? When I started running the top fuel car, some of the guys referred to them as a hotrod. So is a hotrod a "modified performance vehicle" or some other description?
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PostPosted: Wed, Jun 03 2015, 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have a question: Does a hotrod evolve with time?
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When I started running the top fuel car, some of the guys referred to them as a hotrod.

So is a hotrod a "modified performance vehicle" or some other description?



Careful KB ... You're showing your age there .... Razz Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed, Jun 03 2015, 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob, if you saw me, you would see age showing everywhere. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed, Jun 03 2015, 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

enjenjo wrote:
I have mixed emotions about this car. The workmanship looks to be impeccable, it has all the right parts, but the car doesn't speak to me, it has no character. None of the cues are there that make it a 32 Ford. I can't help but think that Foose would do it better.


I second that emotion. Its a bling box with little basis in reality regardless of the execution and materials. Maybe for someone but not this guy. Heres one that really flings a cupid arrow at me and prolly clears road pizza:

http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/1503-barn-find-deuce-roadster/
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