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Old 02-19-2009, 06:04 AM
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Does anyone have a Daily Driver?

Does anyone have an antique or classic daily driver ,If so how far do you drive it?

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:17 AM
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well my buddy had a 69 Rambler daily driver (2 years ago) that we towed my 59 berkeley home with... from Beverly MA to Geneseo, NY (close to Niagra falls)... He now drives a 87 yugo as his driver!

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I drive my '36 Willys gasser clone to and from work, about 15mi/day. Don't take it out of town much, butt goes to sleep in about 15 minutes and I don't trust my 60yr old parts that much!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:58 AM
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My 51 Ford F1 is my daily..........I have had it out a few times this winter, although, just on nicer days....steal the wifes van on crappy days.......I have driven it to Indy twice and to the east coast of Canada towing a 19ft house trailer.
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Could've used my '78 T/A as a daily driver if I wanted to (finally decided to enjoy it and forget about the problems/issues). Actually I bet that I put more miles on it last summer than the previous 6 or 7 years combined! Only nice-weather driving if possible (it has too much cancer as-is).

My '79 Chevy K10 will be my DD when it's running and driveable again.
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strange question,,,why or what do you need to know?

LOL, CRS= I've had this car for so long I've truly lost track,,,something around 5k for 15 years plus?

the car resale value climbed by 15%+ every year so it got that $$$$ amount of PM or improvements each year....
fair price today is about $24k, I bought it for $3k and have spent $22k? over the many years and have good spares of everything to go with it if I did sell it ....

15 years later it is now a literally all new everything car and good to go for another 20 years and another 100k... (ready to be inherited by my grandson, I got my first drivers license in my dad's then new 65-1/2 and he got to enjoy this one before he passed away)

bottom line:
actual net cost per mile to drive and maintain this car over the 15 years is darn close to what a new car actual cost per mile is due to depreciation and ins and parts cost etc...

it is a "resto-mod" with all the normal speed goodies but built to drive and ride excellent (wife's #1 priority)...

LOL,,,
only problem is a 10 minute run to the store to get a gallon of milk takes 30 minutes plus!!!
everyone wants to know all about the car or tell me their Mustang stories....
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:08 AM
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I wouldn't call it a classic, but as it is over 25 years old it can be considered an antique.

My 73 blazer gets driven everywhere I go, it gets driven every day and I wouldn't do anything more than check the oil if I was to embark on a 3000 mile trip with it. It only has 135 k on it so everything is still fairly new.
My 72 F100 is about the same, but with 345K on the clock, (3rd motor, with 130K on it), I'd probably give a passing thought to actually changing the oil, and maybe looking at a hose or 2 before I went on a trip with it.

On good days I ride my 73 shovelhead, and it wouldn't make me think twice to ride it as far as my back could stand it...(400 miles a day is about all I can stand on that rigid frame POS, even with my airbag pogostick solo seat)

I know that all of those vehicles have the propensity to want to crap out on a trip, but I'd rather fix stuff on the side of the road than drive a new car. Only a few times has my stuff broken down bad enough to need more tools and extra parts than I normally carry around with me.

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:18 AM
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Everything I own is a DD
75 Grand LeMans 213,000 miles has a low idle skip will run up the Interstate all day long @ 90 MPH .@ about 18 pg

88 Chevy Dualie as long as you stop every 300 miles to fill both tanks .

85 BURB Hop in & go !

They may not be perdy but it beats the hell out of a payment.




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Old 02-19-2009, 02:03 PM
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I daily drove my nova for 3 years. I even took it to the ford training center 80mi away. That was a good attention getter .
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I'm gonna try to drive my 55 2nd series chevy every day. I hope I can because I don't want another payment.
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My daily driver is a 1978 F-100 XLT. It has 122,000 miles. It's straight, but not so pretty....faded red. I bought it from the original owner about four years ago for $500.00. Haven't had to do anythig to fix it. Just standard oil changes, tires and stuff like that. I'm like some of the rest of you. Don't need a new one or the payments and insurance that come with it. I figure it's writing me a check every time I turn the key. I also have a 78 K-20 and 81 C-10 that are the same way. All purchased from the original owners for under $800.00. All daily drivers.
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Piece of cake, LilJohn, if you haven't done so already, convert the ball bearing front wheel bearings to tapered rollers. Those ball bearings are not the happening setup with any of today's good tires or highway speeds. They don't take the increased side loads and fail.

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I drive my 65 C10 everyday. It's my shop truck, and personal ride. If I am not in the truck I am on the motorcycle.
I bought the truck in Anahiem CA, on Ebay, drove it around the block a couple of times, gave him the money, and drove it to North Carolina.
After bout a year I replaced the 6 with a 1962 283, the TH350 with a 7ooR4, still the stock 3.73 rear end. It's dropped a few inches.
I will be driving all over the country this summer doing Hot Rod shows, motorcycle rallies etc.
I'm a Pinstriper/Airbrush Artist.....and I just trhow my kit in the back, with the awning, and go.I may get a pop up camper to pull sometimes.
I used to have a real nice Chevy Silverado, and it had some real nice payments too!
This one is simple, lots of room to work on it, and like the other fella mentioned, ya can't go anywhere without folks wanting to look at it and talk about it.
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My daily driver is a 68 chevy k10 short box. I love it!
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I drive a 74 Vette at least 3 times a week. What good is a fun car if you don't drive it?
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