Who used to be a gearhead?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by 223Smitty, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    Don't matter if it was in the 40's-50's-60's-70's.....clear-up to today. I happen to run across a couple pics on the computer alittle while ago.

    Here's a '62 Impala I redid, from paint to interior. Had a Z-28 350 in it with a 350 turbo. Nothing fancy, was a neat old cruiser that got alot of looks. The 61-64 Impalas, Belairs, Biscaynes were my favorites. Had a few others, but no pics.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/62Impala.jpg

    My 1 & only Corvette. Being 6'3" isn't comfortable in the older ones. Also did the paint, interior & 100% mechanical resto.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/Vette.jpg

    I've probably owned 2-3 dozen Jeeps (CJ's) & all of them ended-up similar to this one.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/Pumpkin-rear.jpg

    Here's my trapping/fishing truck.....put a new 350 GM crate motor in it, and a Bowtie Overdrives 700R4 transmission.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/86chev.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/350-4.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/trans.jpg

    I wished I still had some of the old cars I'd owned, '69 Dodge Charger Daytona (with the 3' rear spoiler) Nova SS's, Camaros, Chevelles, El Caminos......we had a cruise spot (Frisch's Big Boy) that looked pretty much like a scene out of American Graffitti or Hollywood Knights. Those were the days............

    Anyone got any pics of their old rides?

    Smitty
     
  2. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    Those are some good looking rides. Myself I work at Big Dog motorcycles and am more into the bikes.:big_smile:
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Man you almost made me cry remebering my fist LUV a 67 chevelle convertable with a hot 350, the 307 was pulled and put in the garage. then my mom of all people hit a big bull with it and that was the end RIP. the 307 got put in a 71 short bed chevy that my brother still has.
     
  4. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    I had a 1967 Mustang 2+2 with a 428cj, it came with a 289. It was an automatic from the factory. Red in and out, with California highback buckets and that really nice console shifter. It had adjustable air shocks. I wish I had pictures but back then I was not big on cameras.
     
  5. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Great pictures, sorry I don't have any of mine. I had 69 cuda big window, 55 belair 2dr hardtop and 64 valiant signet S all in great shape in 1972 when i went into the army. 3 yrs later when i got out my younger brother had wrecked or blown them all. I didn't find out til i ame home. Boke my heart. Weused to cruise Haold's Steer-Inn in Indy. Fond memmories.
     
  6. BamaCats

    BamaCats Member

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    guess i have been a gearhead all my life, my uncles woked on cars for as long as i could remember so my junior year of school i took auto shop and got my degree. My mom bought me my first truck (67 Ford pickup with a 302 Boss in it and i added a 4:11 positrack rearend. Then when i graduated high school i got in to the lowrider thing and got a 88 Nissan pickup and lowered it to 2 inches off the ground with a custom paint job and sound system. with NOS under the hood and everything.
     
  7. catsrking

    catsrking New Member

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    Yes, good memories. I had three cars in High School, 1st was a '65 Chevy Biscayne, then a '69 Chevelle (4bbl, 350, 4sp) :cool2: and last was '73 Mustang w/351. Had to do the work back then myself, couldn't afford for someone else to do it. So yeah, was a gearhead of sorts.
     
  8. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    No pics, 56 Ford Fairlane, t-bird 312, bored, stroked, cam, solids, polished, and ported wiyh an Olds Rochester 4 carb, 410 posi-track, floor conversion shift.

    58 Chevy wagon, sleeper with 348 punched out as far as I dared, all the trim inside was triple chrome plated, all new gold and black anagauhide interior with new gold and black carpet.
     
  9. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    I dont have any digital pics either, but I had a 68 Camaro RS, bored 400 small block, Mallory Ignition, Hollys, Coated Headers, B&M stall, etc.. Sure was fun to drive, but had to put alot of wrench time on it...

    Also had a 65 Delta 88 with a 330 rocket with just some minor tweaks.. For such a huge sled, was pretty quick heh...