Chefs Rides

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by panini, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. panini

    panini

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    Thought it would be fun to see what other people in the industry are driving daily or put up for cruising.


    I use the JH to go to work, the 59 Rambler around town (beer run) and the Synergy Camaro to go to the casino and things of that nature.
     
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  2. cheflayne

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    My number one choice for my daily rider

     
  3. lagom

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    Picked this one up on july 25th. E220 cdi. Quite confey.

     
  4. panini

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    Lagom,,

      Those are really nice. Confey and also quite roomy. You can use it for catering. NOT!

    cheflayne,

      Very nice, you must just cruise along
     
  5. lagom

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    Catering? No, however I did have a have of a calf in the back yesterday. He was all cut and vac packed, fit quite nicely.
     
  6. kaiquekuisine

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    I just got my license at 19, and im considering a little buggy or a little beetle painted maybe orange or red. 

    My father had offered me his moped, but i have a fear of falling off two wheeled vehicles, don´t even know why i got my license to drive cars and cycles. 
     
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  7. panini

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    The bugs are pretty nice. and peppy!
     
  8. cheflayne

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    I was searching my computer for a recipe when I ran across this picture of my ride when I lived in the Caribbean


    yeah it was hellish commute, but somebody had to do it :)

    God I love this industry! I may not be monetarily rich but I am in so many other ways, not mention the perks are outstanding!
     
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  9. oldschool1982

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    Right now I don't have a picture of the daily driver but it's a 2013 denim blue Beetle with the sunroof and will eventually go the the DD in the next year or so. Above is a pic of my true daily driver. It's a 1966 F100 but has been in restoration mode since May of 2013. It's been completely disassembled since then and currently, it's in the process of being painted and should hopefully be finished in a few more days or maybe a week or two. It's been almost a complete, full frame-off restoration and why it's taken some time. Plus, all the body parts have been painted separately and will be re-hung is why the uncertainly of when it'll be complete.

    During the restoration, few body panels needed replacing but the cab was in poor shape. Given the age..........new floor pans, cab corners, door lowers, both pillars, jambs, radiator support and frame mounts for the support were a must. It's also had a disc brake upgrade, the interior is being completely redone to include carpeting and full trim, new window mechs, all new chrome items, a wood bed will replace the steel deck and some other slight mods.

    The engine is a 300c.i.d. 6cyl with a full dual exhaust header and a dual plane Offy manifold and Holley 4bbl carb. The rear is a ford 9inch 3:73 posi and with the torque of the 300, you could pull a house! There were plans to have a 351, stroked to a 405 but that was shelved because of costs, mileage and a last minute decision to keep the drive line more original. Basically, I had a hard time finding a 4 or 5spd trans to replace the 3spd and in the end it was more realistic to keep the uniqueness of the 3 on a tree shifter. Eventually it will have a 351 but it'll be a low build with only headers, a 4bbl and a nostalgia cam.

    Here's a picture of the bed (sitting on a dolly) and a truck I found on-line to give a exact representation of what the color scheme will be when it's completed. I have different wheels and tires and also no side moulding. Plans to add the moulding are in the works. Just need to locate a complete set. Finally, the colors chosen were Wimbledon white over 1966 Mustang signal flare red.


     
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  10. lagom

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    @cheflayne nice dresser you have there. I havent been on a bike since 89, too old and brittle now to start again. A question, why in gods name would you move away from somewhere that you took your morning commute in a lovely boat like that. Must have been paradice.

    @ Panini. What is that delisious looking red car?
     
  11. cheflayne

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    It was. Very complicated multi-tiered answer but the short easy version... too far from grandkids.
     
  12. lagom

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    Ahhh family, the best reason.
     
  13. cheflayne

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    I told the wife that living in paradise, we would probably see the grandkids and kids more. She didn't buy it.
     
  14. lagom

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    Wives, they tend to think on an entire different plane of reality. Not necessarly a bad thing.
     
  15. panini

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    My wife refers to my collection of cars as "oh those things"

    I try to tell her about the appreciation on my cars is better then the bank, but she won't have it. If she only knew what I pay for storageLOL.

    cheflayne,

     It's a toss up between the boat and the bagger.

    Lagom.

    The little red car is a Jensen Healey. English, hand tooled, 903 aluminum Lotus engine. Blast to drive but Lucas electrical.

    You could be doing 90, hit the blinker and the horn may go off and the lights flash.LOL
     
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    Sounds like an old Fury 3 i had as a winter car about 30 years ago. But nowhere near as nice.
     
  17. cheflayne

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    Panini, I have always loved those Jensen Healeys. Great little "go fasts", but I know what you mean about the Lucas electrical. I had a 1968 Triumph (motorcycle) with Lucas. I was continually trying to tack down some electrical boogie.

    Also I have recently culled my collection "those things":). The 1968 Porsche Targa and 1980 Jeep CJ7 are gone. Next on the block is the 1971 VW squareback.
     
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    cheflayne,

      OMGosh the Porsche? That's the closest thing to my dream. an original 356
     
  19. cheflayne

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    Back in the 70's I had a 1958 356A. Sweet car, other than being white which  made it look like an upside down claw foot bathtub. Unfortunately it got hit in the front end and clips where impossible to come by even back then. Might actually be easier to find one today with the wonders of the internet. Definitely cost prohibitive though.

    My dream has always been a 904.

    Is that a rambler in the middle picture? What year?
     
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  20. oldschool1982

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    That's a cool dream. Ya'll with your European cars. Yup, I'd take one of those for sure but my dream for almost 40 years is a simple slice of good old American muscle........a 1967 AC Cobra 427 side-oiler. I gotta say......Thank God for that old Texan Carroll Shelby...rest his soul. He set out to prove something and came up with a car that kicked everyone's butt on the circuit, from Porsche to Chevy....especially Ferrari.  We've got a replicar '68 428SC rolling around town here but it's built to original specs. That car is the only one that still gives me goose-bumps when I see it. In fact the only "A" I ever received in High School English was on a paper I wrote about that car.

    Sadly, I've come to the realization that I'll never have an original because of the cost but we'll see yet on the replicar. I'm almost positive I can get my hands on a 427 side-oiler and have it rebuilt to year specs by a friend but then I keep thinking since it's a replicar, I wonder if the same friend will part with one the 20 or so Boss 429 engines he has laying around. I wonder if it'd be okay shoe-horning one of those into that car. It was already a car on the edge with the 427.

    I feel for you guys so I hate to say it but the the DW is actually on board for that or even a '66/'69 Mustang fastback to do a replica '66 Shelby GT 350, '69 Boss 302/429 or maybe another old truck. Know where there's a '51 F-3 and that's still a possibility if it hasn't gone yet. I keep thinking it'd be great to use the '66 to pull any one of those behind to a show or track.
     
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