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Harleyboy52
12-12-2004, 09:21 PM
I was just wondering how many of you guys liked Hot Rods. I have a 30 Model A with a 351 Windsor 330 HP. It really scoots. The 57 T-Bird is my wife's. It only rolls on Sunday afternoons if it is pretty out. My Model A is on the road all the time. It gets lots of looks.

Mykster
12-13-2004, 01:44 AM
Cut off the cab and put a truck bed on it and you got my dream truck. Nice pics.

MidSouthLawn
12-13-2004, 04:02 AM
They both look great, did you build them yourself???

Black Water
12-13-2004, 07:57 AM
Super looking cars man! One day the bat,... errr..... I mean wife will let me get a classic. :rolleyes: :D

CRM Lawncare
12-13-2004, 03:47 PM
The old man has a 32 Plymouth Street Rod with a 66 model 426 Hemi powering it. Is quite a wild ride. Many other muscle cars.

1967 Plymouth GTX - big block 4-speed
1962 Dodge Dart
1956 Plymouth Savoy - 2- Door
about 30 others in the field in line to be worked on

Myself I just bought a 72 Dodge Challenger big block. Gotta start on it this winter.

Harleyboy52
12-13-2004, 04:05 PM
They both look great, did you build them yourself???


I built about 75% of the 30 Model A. It had a 289 in it when I got it and I had a 351 Windsor built for it and put it in. I put a new front end under it out of a mustang II. Completly rewired it and did a new interior, carpet and rumble seat. I had the flames painted on it and they have skulls airbrushed in the yellow part. I bought the 57 T-Bird off the internet. It was in California and I had it shipped to N. C. on a truck. I bought it after seeing only a small picture of it. My wife was scared that we would get shafted but I had a lot of faith in the seller. It turned out real well as we got a perfect car. It was sold new in Oakland, Cal. in Feb. 1957 and has been there ever since. Never wrecked and never any rust.

mdb landscaping
12-13-2004, 04:49 PM
mines not really a hot rod, but heres my ride.
1999 saleen s281
vortech v2 supercharger
coil overs
403 hp 411 ft. lbs of torque

Harleyboy52
12-13-2004, 05:38 PM
mines not really a hot rod, but heres my ride.
1999 saleen s281
vortech v2 supercharger
coil overs
403 hp 411 ft. lbs of torque


You are wrong about that. That is definitely a hot rod. Just not an old one. I'm a FORD man and that looks goooood.

Wayne Landscaping
12-13-2004, 06:33 PM
NICE SALEEN, how did you afford that, how big is your business?

mdb landscaping
12-13-2004, 06:46 PM
i had my own side business through highschool and college, and i graduated last august and took a job as accounts manager for another LCO. i saved for quite a bit of time. since i got the car i put a full coilover suspension in it as well. heres a motor shot.

lqmustang
12-13-2004, 08:49 PM
That is a sweet Saleen.

This is my toy, 1987 Mustang LX 5.0. I bought it in 1990, and it's been my toy ever since. Doesn't quite fall into the hotrod category like that Tbird or Model A, but the foxes are starting to become a bit of a classic in their own right. I've done a few things to the motor and suspension. Has run a best so far of 12.97 @ 105 with poor traction. (1.90 60ft) The body is still 100% original, paint and all. The pic ain't the greatest, but it's all I have right now.

Lawnworks
12-13-2004, 09:46 PM
Man that supercharger looks sweeet! Have you ever run it at the track?

mdb landscaping
12-13-2004, 09:50 PM
na its not really a track car......i think ive only had to wash it once since i got it. i swear i wax it twice a week. its basically a show car and on the nicest of days i take it for a drive. it holds its own against zo6's :D heres a shot of my saleen and my buddies cobra behind it.

pjslawncare/landscap
12-13-2004, 10:13 PM
Man Harleyboy, that is sure a sweet 30. I guarentee you get lots of attention with her. Heres a couple pictures (before & in current condition) of my winter project this winter.

ALarsh
12-13-2004, 10:22 PM
mdb, whats your daily driver?

Harleyboy52
12-14-2004, 09:23 AM
Man Harleyboy, that is sure a sweet 30. I guarentee you get lots of attention with her. Heres a couple pictures (before & in current condition) of my winter project this winter.


That looks like an early 70's Sporty. I love that springer seat. That's gonna be a bad bike when you are finished. Here is a Wide Glide that I bought new in 96 and put 72000 miles on. I went to Sturgis 3 times (2000 miles one way)and Daytona about 10 times on it. Coming home from Sturgis in 02 I hit a bad place in the road on I40 in Ark. and totaled it. Almost totaled me also. I hated to lose that bike because it was very special. The first pic is when I had it painted with the eagle design and the second is the same bike flying REBEL colors. That's my wife sitting on it and she is reaching for the sky with 22" apehangers.

pjslawncare/landscap
12-14-2004, 02:20 PM
You know your bikes. Its a 72. The picture doesnt do it justice, but after I shot the metalic purple, I took it to get flames & "Mr. Saturday night special" (lynnard Skinnard song) air brushed on it in darker purple. Then I applied pearl clearcoat. Cant see it in pics. If the sun ever shines again, Ill post some pictures out in the sun light. :p Im wiring her now and then finishing the odds & ends. Your bikes sure look sweet. Too bad the first one got totaled, you got lucky you didnt get killed. Ive been riding motorcycles since age 6 so Ive been there, done that. Luckily Ive never even broke any bones, guess Ive learned how to wipe out gracefully :cool2:

mdb landscaping
12-14-2004, 03:52 PM
mdb, whats your daily driver?

my daily driver is my company 2003 f350.

Harleyboy52
12-14-2004, 04:28 PM
Hi PJS, I was going to say it was a 73 so I guess I am pretty close. I've been around Harleys since 68 and love them and cars also. I see you like ultralites. I have flown several different types and a few homebuilts. The most fun was a Teem Mini Max wooden homebuilt. It was a little low wing job with a 30 hp engine and open cockpit. It jumped off the ground in about 50 feet and I weigh 215. It shocked me so bad that I tried to hold the nose down and it just kept climbing. I have a private pilot license and had owned and flown several different types of aircraft but that Mini climbed like a home sick angel. I watched a man build it and knew it was built well. It was a tail dragger and he wanted me to fly it, because he knew that I had a lot of tail dragger time. I told him that I wouldn't let him fly my plane and I didn't want to fly his. He insisted and I'm glad he did cause it was a blast. I haven't flown any since 97 but still have my license and remember how, I think. I was heavy into RC for several years and really enjoyed that too.

pjslawncare/landscap
12-14-2004, 08:34 PM
Harleyboy, Sounds like we share many of the same interests, although Im fairly new to ultralites (just 3 hours), Im taking lessons locally. I have always had a huge love for anything with a motor (from rc's to semi's). I have all kinds of "toys" around here. Luckily, I married a great woman. Many times Ive dragged home a dump truck or rail dune buggy and she doesnt throw me out (as long as the bills are paid that is). I guess she figures that a man with toys is a happy man :) . The fun part now for me is that our kids are in their teens (2 boys & 2 girls) and now Im helping them aquire and build their toys as well. I just gave one son a Nissan 280 ZX (actually he has been working for me to earn it) I had and after we paint it, we plan on putting a chevy small block in her.
Got any pictures of that mini? Ive been learning on a trike Quicksilver with a Rotax. Cant remember which Rotax, but its around 60 hp

rgjlawn
01-14-2005, 03:36 PM
where are some of our toys.

CamLand
01-14-2005, 05:17 PM
sharp rides you have rgjlawn...i'll find pictures of my toys and post

green814
01-17-2005, 10:30 AM
72 Dodge Charger Rallye 440/4sp Dads 69 Dodge Superbee 383 auto next to me http://michiganmoparmuscle.com/Pictures/Images/Frankenmuth_2004/100_1122.JPG :cool:

CRM Lawncare
01-17-2005, 02:29 PM
My newest toy and my boss lady! 49cc of pure power 2-stroke power! Scary part is it will run 40 mph with me on it.