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Old 05-14-2019, 05:54 PM   #1
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Man, I love cars.

Sucks I wasn't born in the 50's in order to be able to enjoy the 70's version of America, but hey, at least I got to grow up in the 90's and get a piece of American car culture. I feel like it's kinda fading, but I hope it sticks around long enough for me to yell at my kid about tightening his lug nuts in a star pattern.

I missed out on a super easy flip last week. Saw a C10 for sale by me that was original. There were only about 5 pictures listed and they were horrible. Truck looked awful, but I could tell it just needed a good cleaning and a better camera. Asked my wife if I could go get it and she gave me the "no" yes. You know what I mean. Should have just done it without telling her then showed her the money after I sold it.
Sure enough, within 3 days it was sold and relisted for double by somebody next town over from me. Whatever, at least my instincts were good. Still kinda salty about it though.


It makes me happy that if there are infinite universes that there's at least a couple where I drive an AMC Javelin in high school. Man, I'd have been so much cooler if I drove a Javelin in high school.


How come you can't buy anything right now that looks like a Volvo P1800? Those things were cool, man. Volvo makes a big window hatch right now, but it's just not the same.
I really think there'd be a market for a company to reissue old cars but with modern brakes and safety features.
My neighbor told me that next year is the last Impala. That's ridiculous. Re-release the '64. You'll sell a million of them.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:15 PM   #2
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I agree. If they would mine the old designs, they'd sell zillions.

I can't get over the ugliness of what's new on the road. Makes me crazy, and I don't need any help.

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Cafe standards.

Best thing about the old boats were the bench seats.
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Aerodynamics. Everything is going to look like the butt end of a Volvo.

The old b1800 was a jaguar design. Those engines ran forever
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Cafe is an excuse. They're greedy and lazy.

And there were aerodynamic retro designs, too.
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I don't know about you guys, but when the new model year stuff hits the road, I often wonder what the heck they were thinking. I can tell a dud from something promising in about half a second.
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I like old cars, but I'd rather drive a new one.

I spent years hoping I'd make it to work in what was a classic truck or car.

I'd love to have any of the modern Dodge Chargers or Challengers. A few of the newer Mustangs as well.

Safety is another concern. Nothing like a wreck in an old X-framed classic.

All that being said, we are finally getting ready to start restoring the '69 Buick we've had for the last 25 years. It was a daily driver, but it's been a daily sitter for the last 20.

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Easy, growing up in the 90's I know you had at least one friend who got their gramma or grandpas old grand marquis (I think that was the one). I think that was the one from the 80's. Couldn't kill those things. And they were ridiculously comfortable with the air ride suspension.

I will forever have great memories of those things as true luxury cars.

My most fond memory of that car.

We drove my buddy Al's over a berm and into a shallow lake. So after some finagling we got the front end out of the water, and knowing very little about cars we were very excited it was still running. I'm guessing the spark plugs never got wet, I just knew I was very stoned and very impressed. Then we realized how steep the berm was on the inside. We tried reversing it, driving up it but could not get back over the hump.

Enter all the useless hours of 80's TV shows over summers... The other hooligan, Biff, decided we had to do circles around the lake to get enough speed up to get back over the berm. It actually worked. We came out of there busting through dirt and grass and muck like the Dukes of hazard.

That was the second time I ever hung out with Al and Biff. They have to be dead by now but they were fun to hang out with.

That car ran for at least another year and a half before Al graduated (well, left school).

RIP badass cars of yesteryear...
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Cafe is an excuse. They're greedy and lazy.

And there were aerodynamic retro designs, too.

Nope. Weight alone kills you.
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Nope. Weight alone kills you.
plastic, aluminum and engineering.....the answer lies there.
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Back with the battle of the cubes. You have 327? I have 328. You have 350? I have 351. You have 454? I have 455...

Thank goodness gas was cheap.

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I had a Javelin, though not in high school. Rebuilt the tranny twice--second time, did it overnight with enough time left to go home and take a shower before work.

Had a Gremlin for a while. My favorite memory of that one is the time I slammed it into second gear and the handle for the column shifter came off in my hand.
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I bought a 1969 C10 when I was 16 and in high school. (1978)

350 engine with a quadrajet 4 barrel carburetor, turbo 400 auto trans. I had a lot of fun in that ole truck.

Dad had gone through a couple Plymouth Valiants over the years. Slant 6 engine would just keep on going.
He had a Gremlin with a denim interior and a 4 speed, he got rid of the Gremlin and ended up getting a Pacer.

Mom always had a station wagon of some sort.

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A friend of mine from school had a Gremlin in high school. He could point you out a spot it had broken down on pretty much every road in the County. I made a mental note to never buy a Gremlin.

Tin, my Mom told me that she'll never forget the day her brother came into the living room holding the column shifter. She was positive his life was about to be ended by my Grandfather, a mechanic who took impeccable care of his vehicles.
Must have caught him in the right mood. He said, "What gear you break it off in?"
My Uncle replied, "Second."

long pause


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Man, I love cars.

Sucks I wasn't born in the 50's in order to be able to enjoy the 70's version of America, but hey, at least I got to grow up in the 90's and get a piece of American car culture. I feel like it's kinda fading, but I hope it sticks around long enough for me to yell at my kid about tightening his lug nuts in a star pattern.

I missed out on a super easy flip last week. Saw a C10 for sale by me that was original. There were only about 5 pictures listed and they were horrible. Truck looked awful, but I could tell it just needed a good cleaning and a better camera. Asked my wife if I could go get it and she gave me the "no" yes. You know what I mean. Should have just done it without telling her then showed her the money after I sold it.
Sure enough, within 3 days it was sold and relisted for double by somebody next town over from me. Whatever, at least my instincts were good. Still kinda salty about it though.


It makes me happy that if there are infinite universes that there's at least a couple where I drive an AMC Javelin in high school. Man, I'd have been so much cooler if I drove a Javelin in high school.


How come you can't buy anything right now that looks like a Volvo P1800? Those things were cool, man. Volvo makes a big window hatch right now, but it's just not the same.
I really think there'd be a market for a company to reissue old cars but with modern brakes and safety features.
My neighbor told me that next year is the last Impala. That's ridiculous. Re-release the '64. You'll sell a million of them.

Problem is you don't aim high enough-------AMX or bust.

If I posted all the cars I drove you'd cry....

About 2 weeks ago I went and visited a car we built in 1982. It's a Candy Scarlet 442, it belongs to the person I used for all the trim work on the cars we built. He moved to Colorado Springs in '84. Said hi to him also.

Stole a picture of it off his FB page.

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It's a W-30.


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The one that got away. At the time this photo was taken there were only 52 left in the world.

My guess in its condition, it took $150,000.00 to get it on the trailer. If I had known about it would be in my garage.

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Back with the battle of the cubes. You have 327? I have 328. You have 350? I have 351. You have 454? I have 455...

Thank goodness gas was cheap.
Go big or go home----472 Caddy.....

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