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« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2006, 01:30:32 PM »

You know, you can get modern trucks with the stepside bed.  All the top manufacturer's have them available.
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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2006, 05:12:38 PM »

Can't afford a new one, either.  I don't have a vehicle right now - I had to sell mine to pay bills.

I like the classic ones better, anyhow.  They just seem like so much fun.  My best friend's father started working for GM when he was still a teen, since he was a major car buff.  He has kept every vehicle he's ever owned, and they are all still in working condition.  His oldest is his model T (He's in his late 80's now.) and it still runs just fine.  he takes it to all the car shows and cruises around in it.
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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2006, 08:25:23 PM »

Can't afford a new one, either.  I don't have a vehicle right now - I had to sell mine to pay bills.

I like the classic ones better, anyhow.  They just seem like so much fun.  My best friend's father started working for GM when he was still a teen, since he was a major car buff.  He has kept every vehicle he's ever owned, and they are all still in working condition.  His oldest is his model T (He's in his late 80's now.) and it still runs just fine.  he takes it to all the car shows and cruises around in it.
Awww I am jelous! :( I have no car neither and am too poor to go get one too :(
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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2006, 08:44:28 PM »

Back when I had my own shop, I took part in modifying a 1966 Chevy stepside pickup.  We took out that wheezing in-line 6 and put in a very worked over 350ci V8.  I did most of the drive line work including upgraded suspension and updated the brakes to hydraulic disk brakes.  That was one fun truck when we got done with it.  ;D
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« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2006, 08:54:40 AM »

My mom's boyfriend has been building cars for years. Here are two of his T-bucket
hot rods. They sure are fun to drive!
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« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2006, 10:50:40 AM »

cool. I love looking at cars, old ,new, I do not care.   I know nothing about them, but I sure like to look at them.  I chased one car down a street to get a better look at it. It was the new Ford Thunderbird. What a cute car.  Anyone seen the new Saturn Convertible? It is too cute.  I sat in one at the dealership and oohed and aahed over it.  Too bad it will only fit two people and a box of kleenex in it!
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« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2007, 08:44:57 AM »

Recently a new site was launched called
http://www.carandenthusiast.com 
This site is dedicated to a very broad range of enthusiasts. 

Of course there are forums, but there's a whole lot more to
offer.  Galleries, Blogs, Instant Messaging, Chat, Events,
Groups, and more. 

One of the coolest features is the ability to create your
very own web site. 
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« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2007, 01:08:39 PM »

Vandie, I want your Mustang!
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« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2007, 01:12:15 PM »

Vandie, I want your Mustang!
Take you for a ride when you come to Cali.
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« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2007, 01:21:15 PM »

Vandie, I want your Mustang!
Take you for a ride when you come to Cali.

I'll hold you to it.  ;)
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« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2008, 05:42:55 PM »

I love Mustangs also. Mine isn't a classic but in my opinion any Mustang is part of a legend.

The classic car i would love to own is an 87 Grand National or 67 Shelby GT 500


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« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2008, 05:59:12 PM »

I have a few. My "baby" is a 1981 Porsche 911SC. I actually drive it to dialysis quite a bit.
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« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2008, 09:56:18 PM »

I don't hav pictures handy of cars I have had, they are in storage. I use to fix cars up and sell them when I got out of high school and worked in a body shop. I had a 67 Mustang which I regret selling. I had a 73 Olds Cutlass, another one I miss that I inherited, then had a 73 Mustang till I tried to agressively restore the car, but the rust was to damaging from leaks and ended up in the junk yard. Last and easiest car to restore was a 68 Beetle. Bought that car with only a milk crate seat, oh what fun that was to drive for a few miles :urcrazy;
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« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2008, 12:39:53 PM »

If you live in or are visiting the Chicagoland area the place to go to look at and purchase classic cars is the Volo Car Museum and Antique Mall In Volo, IL.  The selection of vehicles can't be beat and neither can the prices and financing.  You can check them and their vehicles out at www.volocars.com
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« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2008, 12:48:12 PM »

My father-in-law just bought himself a retirement present--a 1977 Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce. Unfortunately, he didn't clear it with my mother-in-law, so now he has to sell it! He's relisting it on eBay, but since he's never sold anything (nor bought anything before this car) on eBay, my husband will be taking care of the selling. So, now the car will be hanging out in our garage for a while. The picture is the one he bought on eBay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180242101282
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« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2008, 12:50:50 PM »

My father-in-law just bought himself a retirement present--a 1977 Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce. Unfortunately, he didn't clear it with my mother-in-law, so now he has to sell it! He's relisting it on eBay, but since he's never sold anything (nor bought anything before this car) on eBay, my husband will be taking care of the selling. So, now the car will be hanging out in our garage for a while. The picture is the one he bought on eBay.

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« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2008, 12:53:41 PM »

I want a classic truck, not a car.  A pick-up from the 50's with the big bubble fenders. . .

Jbeany, I believe that body style of truck you are describing is what's called a "step side".  I love that body style because you can do so many modifications with them.
My dad had one YEARS ago. Wow I remember that thing. Think it was a chevy.

My grandfather had one too. Used it on their farm. It was a red one. He always had red vehicles because he was a fireman!
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« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2008, 01:09:02 PM »

My car's not a classic, but it should be (in a few years, give or take!).  ::) Well, mine might not be since I managed to scrape the paint off the entire length of the car yesterday while trying to maneuver out of our driveway. The transmission revved and my car shot backwards. I didn't even have time to brake before I hit the side of the house and scraped along the side of it! Yikes! My poor beautiful car!  :'(  Right now I drive a bright yellow 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally. Before that, I drove the base model. It was silver and didn't have the spoiler, skirts, leather steering wheel/gear shift knob, fold down rear seat, remote locks, etc. It was very basic. But the car handled so well, needed virtually no maintenance at all, never had problems, got great gas mileage and was rated a Consumer Reports best buy, I got another one (the one I've got now). Some day, when we can afford a new car, I want my next one will be the really souped up version, the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO!   :bandance;
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« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2008, 02:48:04 PM »

That's an awesome ride, Paddbear. I may bid on it. It would make a nice fit for my collection.
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« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2008, 03:41:12 AM »

Back (77) in High school my girl friend's brother bought a 641/2 mustang 2+2 fast back. Factory 4 spd. So sweet and FAST! He paid $2400 off a dealer lot! Sold it about ten years ago for over 30K
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