If you missed the 50's and 60's

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  1. Bobpaul

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  2. Bubbakat

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    Thanks Bob for the stroll down memory lane. I had to stop and think on it for a few but I have owned and restored several of those old rods. Still have some of the old rod books. My most faveroit cars I have owned was a 57 chevy and a 57 skyliner. I didn't have to restore any of those 2 because they weren,t very old when I bought them.:smile2:
     

  3. gardengrz

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    that was great,thanks. i had a few good ones. the one i should never got rid of was my 50 merc.:angry: :big_smile::cool2: whats neat is theres a new craze in rat rods. my kids are into it thy both have an old pickup and car so im still seein this goin on and lovin it :smile2:
     
  4. Bobpaul

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    I had a 57' Fairlane 500, back in the early 90's. Traded one of my English Bulldog pups for it.

    It had a leaking torque converter. The only 2 piece torque converter I know of. Changed it out with a display model, I got from the local transmission shop, and put many a mile on that ride.

    I passed my drivers test, when I was 16, in my dad's 51' Chrylser 4 door. What a monster of a vehicle. No power steering and fluid drive tranny.

    I learned to drive in one of these. A 50' Plymouth 3 window coupe, or Business coupe.

    http://www.carnut.com/cgi-bin/02/mopar.pl?/show/02/wam/wam095.jpg
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

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    You lie so much. You learned to drive in a chariot. LOL! Thanx for the link.
     
  6. oh no

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    I was surprised to see so many 58 Chevy's, not many were sold as a recession was going on in 1958. My mom's pride and joy was a 1955 Chevy , aqua and white with a continental kit.

    Those were fun times. When they said where we went they forgot catting the drag. In small towns, we went from one end to the other, seeing what kind of fun/trouble we could get into.

    Now days that would be past my bedtime, riding around all night. lol


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  7. Bobpaul

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    I must be younger than you OLD FOLKS as my first car was a 1961 Chevy Biscayne. Burnt 3-4 quarts of oil to the tank of gas. lol

    My first good car was a 1965 Plymouth Belvedere, metallic red, black interior, 318 auto, 2dr hardtop. Beautiful car.

    I learned to drive on my grandmas Fergason tractor pulling a manure spreader. lol
     
  9. blacksheep

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    I had a 68 Ford Torino. Lots of fast cars in them days. 427's, 426's......
     
  10. cathooked

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    thanx Bob took a trip back and never left the house,enjoyed the link...
     
  11. Dano

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    :roll_eyes:My oldest Son just bought a 1965 Lincoln centennial. Reminds me of a gangster car.
    Its in really good shape from what he told me. I saw a couple pics. Didn't look bad at all. I'll have to get an in person look when he brings it over. it has 40k original miles. Been kept in a garage and hasn't been started since 1985 . Has "suicide doors". 430 cubic inch, 320hp V8. All original.
    I'm sure after sitting up for years , it aint going to fire right up. . Might get lucky and all it needs is heads re worked. He plans on restoring it to new and diving it, but if the right dime comes alone, for sale. I'll help but he will have to foot the bill. If he sales it , I'll add in my labor, LOL, if he keeps it. I got some old 1960 gangster cloths, make me a wooden machine gun and ride the parades.:cool2::tounge_out: LOL.
     
  12. Bobpaul

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    Loved those suicide door Lincolns.

    You could walk right up and put hand cuffs on the door handles:smile2:
     
  13. gardengrz

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    ya my 50 merc haddem:big_smile: :cool2:
     
  14. Catgirl

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    I've never driven a really cool vehicle :sad2:. 'Less ya count a '76 Datsun 280Z with holes rusted in the floorboard :smile2:.

    But I'm sure we're stickin' pretty close to American cars on this thread :wink:.

    I was never interested in classics growin' up, but in my 20s I had a friend who liked shows. She at one point had shown her '68 Ford truck......so I started going too. Love 'em now, find it hard to believe I didn't think it was interesting when I was younger.

    Seems we had a lot of Chevrolets in my world. Mom bought herself a 1959 Chevy Bel Air, she worked as a secretary then. The rear end of that thing goes right along with cat eye glasses, IMO :big_smile:. She sold it when it was young, and helped pay for the mobile home she and Dad bought. Think that was the only new car she ever had until she was in her 50s. Later they had a '64 Impala, that's the one where Mom would stuff the back floorboard with couch cushions and make us l'il ones a bed (for the drive-in); then Dad had a '57 pickup - Old Bluie - used to take us and all the neighborhood kids for rides.

    I dated a fella that had a couple cool cars.....a 1964 Chevy Impala SS convertible, and a '66 Corvette Convertible. The most comfortable was the 1980s Oldsmobile Touring Sedan; and I actually got to DRIVE that one :roll_eyes:.

    Hmmm, what did I learn to drive in? A 1972 Chevy Malibu, a 70s model International Scout, and a '79 Ford Granada.....:big_smile::smile2:

    Guess which one I took my driving test in......
     
  15. Dano

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    LOL, I never thought bout that. :smile2:
     
  16. Mickey

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    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Appreciated.
     
  17. olefin

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    Bob, I liked all those. Those were some fine years!

    Here's a picture of mine, it wasn't too fancy but it was new and my first car. 1956 Ford, 225 Thunderbird engine, with 4 barrel Holley and dual exhaust, I added a couple glaspacked mufflers.
     
  18. 223reload

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    Thanks for that video,Bobpaul. Those were some fine rides,My first truck was a 1956 ford f100. werent much to look at but it was mine.
     
  19. catfishcrazy256

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    Awsome,Awsome vidio ,really cool ,I enjoyed it Thanx ! :cool2:
     
  20. catfishcrazy256

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    hey Dayton nice 56 I had a 57 with 312 bird motor 3 speed trany duel exhaust with thursh (woodpecker mufflers) :cool2: