Who used to be a gearhead?

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

  1. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

    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.

    My 1 & only Corvette. Being 6'3" isn't comfortable in the older ones. Also did the paint, interior & 100% mechanical resto.

    I've probably owned 2-3 dozen Jeeps (CJ's) & all of them ended-up similar to this one.

    Here's my trapping/fishing truck.....put a new 350 GM crate motor in it, and a Bowtie Overdrives 700R4 transmission.



    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?

  2. janton311

    janton311 New Member

    Wichita Kansas
    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

    Cobden Il.
    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

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    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

    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

    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

    Fairbury, Illin
    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

    Sherman IL
    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...