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    Wife and I got a '67 Chevelle SS. People seem ta like it. Post a picture of it, but the board doesn't seem to like me yet.


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    I've got some "project" cars stored in a barn, none of them particularly cool, none for sale:

    74 Pinto (this is truly a Fix Or Repair Daily)
    63 Chevy station wagon 283 2bbl (used to go on vacation in it as a kid)
    70 Caprice hard-top 350 4bbl (My Aunt bought this new)
    68 Chevy Impala- (G'pa bought it new)
    53 GMC pickup (My other G'pa bought it new and what I learned to drive)
    Ford LTD II (maybe the ugliest car ever made)
    1925 Farmal tractor- steel cleated wheels

    Other than the tractor they could all be coaxed to crank and run, all of them are unwrecked and original as they sit.
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    I lost my beloved 83 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo Diesel about one year ago... Have not had the heart nor ambition to start over yet.




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    Ouch! Prayers sent.
    A car is not just a way to get from here to there for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
    I lost my beloved 83 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo Diesel about one year ago... Have not had the heart nor ambition to start over yet.
    If my memory serves me correctly didn't you cook a Glock in that car fire?
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    Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.

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    1976 Mercedes 450sl Needs some TLC and I just don't have the time. Wish I did!
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    I had a 1968 AMC AMX that I fully restored. Had it for 10 years until the kids got old enough that it didn't make sense to keep a 2 seater. Sold it and bought a 2007 Mustang GT. The AMX looks like the car attached but I had Centerlines with skinnys on the front and Mickey Thompsons on the back. Ran 13.60's in street trim with a mild cam, rare factory aluminum intake and headers.

    Never lost a race on the street but did pick up a Drag Racing ticket in it.
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    Didn't you guys hear about Cash For Clunkers?

    Seriously, as much as I admire classic cars you should consider parking the Falcons, Fairlanes, and the rest of them so we don't have to breathe their stinking exhausts.

    1998 4Runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toml View Post
    Didn't you guys hear about Cash For Clunkers?

    Seriously, as much as I admire classic cars you should consider parking the Falcons, Fairlanes, and the rest of them so we don't have to breathe their stinking exhausts.

    1998 4Runner.
    Your car get 15 miles to the gallon. Anyway, how many classic cars do you see on the road? I'd like to put your concern in perspective with an article titled "One Giant Cargo Ship Emits As Much As 50 MILLION Cars". Spoiler alert: there are 90,000 cargo ships.

    So don't tell me to get my classic car off the road. It gets better gas mileage than your rig does, and both of our emissions are just about nill compared to what cargo ships and the Chinese produce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnowell View Post
    Your car get 15 miles to the gallon. Anyway, how many classic cars do you see on the road? I'd like to put your concern in perspective with an article titled "One Giant Cargo Ship Emits As Much As 50 MILLION Cars". Spoiler alert: there are 90,000 cargo ships.

    So don't tell me to get my classic car off the road. It gets better gas mileage than your rig does, and both of our emissions are just about nill compared to what cargo ships and the Chinese produce.
    It's just "Classic Car" envy.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    A lot of us consider our old cars classics. So let's start with some edited definitions right out of the dictionary that would apply to car lovers like yourself. (definitions are not in alphabetical order but represent a chronological order)

    antique 1. Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period. 2. Of or dealing in antiques. 3. Old-fashioned. --an·tique n. 1. An object having special value because of its age, especially a domestic item like a car or piece of furniture or handicraft esteemed for its artistry, beauty, or period of origin.

    vintage 1. A group or collection of people or things sharing certain characteristics. 2. A year or period of origin. 3. Length of existence; age. --vin·tage adj. 1. Of or relating to a vintage. 2. Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic. 3. Old or outmoded. 4.a. Of the best. b. Of the most distinctive.

    classic 1.a. Belonging to the highest rank or class. b. Serving as the established model or standard. c. Having lasting significance or worth; enduring. 2.a. Adhering or conforming to established standards and principles. b. Of a well-known type; typical. 3. a. Formal, refined, and restrained in style. b. Simple and harmonious; elegant. 4. A typical or traditional example. 5. Informal. A superior or unusual example of its kind. 6. A traditional event, especially a major sporting event that is held annually.

    milestone 1. A stone marker set up on a roadside to indicate the distance in miles from a given point. 2. An important event, as in a person's career, the history of a nation, or the advancement of knowledge in a field; a turning point.

    collectible 1. That it can be collected 2. Suitable or desirable for collecting as by a hobbyist _n any of a class of old things, but not antiques, that people collect as a hobby, specifically a thing of no intrinsic value.

    The Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) has a list of cars that are recognized qualifiers as classic. Whether your car is classic or not can it only supposedly be determined by this elite group
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    1971 Camaro SS 3rd owner. I left outside for awhile and got some rust on the bottoms of the quarter panels. I have my own body shop and I will get to it someday. So many poeple would knock on my door to ask if it ws for sale my wife placed a "Car not for sale sign on screen door."

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    You'll love it. I have a 64 Ranchero (Falcon). I drove it for a while then decided to redo it. It's been in the garage for about 8 years cause other things keep getting in the way. Last thing I did a year or so ago was weld in a mustang II front end. Now it sits there and waits cause I came across a 65 ghia. At least I'm getting this one taken care of. I think I have about 2 more years of work till it's totally finished.
    Without the cars to work on, I'd have finished all the work on my house and ran out of reasons to buy tools.
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    Beginning rant:

    Quote Originally Posted by Toml View Post
    Didn't you guys hear about Cash For Clunkers?

    Seriously, as much as I admire classic cars you should consider parking the Falcons, Fairlanes, and the rest of them so we don't have to breathe their stinking exhausts.

    1998 4Runner.
    Hot Rod Magazine took a 1968 Ford Mustang with a 351 Cleavland and smog checked it and then installed Catalytic Converters on it and smog checked it again after driving the car 500 Miles to get the converters properly "cooked in". When Checked again the exhaust was DIRTIER than the car was without!

    I have seen this personally with some friends that owned a Garage that did NC smog check inspections. Taking several cars with Cats and removing them, and the cars were either cleaner or at least still clean enough to pass the smog check.

    Also, Don't get me started on such an ill conceived idea as Cash for Clunkers.

    Back on topic.

    I am a collector of projects, listed by Year of Manufacture.

    On the road:
    1985 Chevrolet G20 SportVan
    1991 Chevrolet S-10 4X4 Long bed
    1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
    1997 Honda Del Sol


    You can see the above at http://www.cardomain.com/id/ramrunnr

    Current Projects:
    1964 Chevrolet C-10 Truck
    1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle
    1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle
    1978 Chevrolet Crew Cab 3500 3+3 One Ton
    1985 Mazda RX-7
    1988 Nissan Maxima wagon (yes, a station wagon)
    1989 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser (yes, another wagon)
    1991 Chevrolet G20 SportVan
    1993 Chevrolet G20 SportVan

    Last but not least, a Trike Based off a the remains of a 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle.

    Only thing that might be considered "Classic" are the Bugs and the 64 Pick Up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toml View Post
    Didn't you guys hear about Cash For Clunkers?

    Seriously, as much as I admire classic cars you should consider parking the Falcons, Fairlanes, and the rest of them so we don't have to breathe their stinking exhausts.

    1998 4Runner.
    Oh, you're one of those people, eh?
    What is it, that you think gives you the right to tell anyone else what they should or shouldn't drive?
    When somebody else, starts paying for my vehicle, the maintenence, the fuel, and the insurance, I might consider their input. Then again probably not.
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