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Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by Tin Pan Sally, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. 30s or earlier

    33 vote(s)
    14.7%
  2. 40s

    24 vote(s)
    10.7%
  3. 50s

    37 vote(s)
    16.5%
  4. 60s

    46 vote(s)
    20.5%
  5. 70s-90s

    57 vote(s)
    25.4%
  6. New with classic features

    46 vote(s)
    20.5%
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  1. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    This is what it looks like now. I am about to finish up installing door cards and carpeting.

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  2. Shanghailander

    Shanghailander One of the Regulars

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    My Madmen era, 1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88.

    Same year, make, model, and color as the one I drove in college and after as my daily driver, 1980-1995

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  3. Angus Forbes

    Angus Forbes One of the Regulars

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    Beautiful Olds -- 1962 was one of the best years ever for the styling of GM cars.
     
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  4. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Looking good Scotty. If you paint the lower half of the doors cream, it will have an amazing effect.
    jessica & the models.jpg
     
  5. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, that would look fantastic. And then I could do the wheels either the cream or the red.
     
  6. Bushman

    Bushman Call Me a Cab

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    Just bought this '94 Ford F150.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    MG is a name synonymous with a sporting pedigree. Nowadays the name MG is owned by the SAIC or Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. The cars marketed in Europe, sporting the MG badge, bare little, if any resemblance, to the cars carrying the famous octagon of yesteryear. Now however, SAIC have come up with a concept car that, if it wins the nod of approval from the company management, could be the MGB of the 21st century.

    The plan is to make it either electric or part fossil fuel, part electric, with a plan to go all electric as the technology improves. What do you think? there's a couple of changes that I would make. First the MG roundel on the grille would have to return to an octagon and secondly, I would drop in a three and a half litre V8. Your thoughts? MG-E-Motion-2.jpg MG-E-Motion-3.jpg MG Gross.jpg
     
  8. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Not a bad looking car; I'd have to drive one to form any further opinions. But my primary concern about it is the same as I have about all electric cars--they're being shoved down our throats as being the next big "Save the planet!" thing, and the technology isn't feasible yet. Many companies are struggling to create an electric vehicle with a range of 100 miles minimum, and they all take six to twelve hours to fully recharge unless you have access to a "rapid charging point". That might be practical for someone with a relatively short daily commute to and from work and/or works for a company that's willing to provide a way for all of their employees to recharge their vehicles during working hours (not to mention needing to have the equipment to recharge two or more vehicles at home), but...well, that certainly doesn't work in this part of southern California where most employers aren't even willing or able to pay their employees a wage they can survive on. And that's not taking into account the fact that most electric cars currently cost at least 30-50% more than their fossil-fueled counterparts; several thousand dollars that most people living here simply can't afford.

    Okay, I'll step off of my soap box now. But until electric cars become more feasible, both practically and financially, they're going to be a hard sell in this little corner of the world.
     
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  9. 1955mercury

    1955mercury One of the Regulars

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    It looks like a Chrysler Crossfire mated with a Kia.
     
  10. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Reminds me of a contemporary Jag.
     
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  11. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    My MG gets lots of comments at shows and festivals, the most frequent though, is not so much a comment or question as a reaction to the fact it's an MG. To that end I have written a journal, with pictures, of the car's adventures. The journal is in a ring binder, it's the one on the left. The smaller one is a condensed version for someone in America.
    To display the journal a good friend has made me a lectern, some lectern, folks won't have a problem identifying the marque in future.
    Jessica's file 001.JPG Display stand 003.JPG
     
  12. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    MG ended for me in '74 when they slapped those black rubber bumpers on, and jacked up the B and Midget.
     
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  13. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    The two 71s[​IMG][​IMG]

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  14. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    With a little luck, mine^ will start today.

    Just rebuilt the carb, and it needs a battery which I am picking up a little later.
     
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  15. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    Awesome. Let me know how it goes!

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  16. sola fide

    sola fide One of the Regulars

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    Me and my 38 at animal rescue car show, good time with some nice folks me&38blkwht.JPG
     
  17. sola fide

    sola fide One of the Regulars

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    A color version wearing my Stetson Royal Deluxe and vintage Pendleton. me&38widecolor.jpg
     
  18. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    The Royal Deluxe is nice, but the Master Deluxe is gorgeous!
     
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  19. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    When they told the battery was fully charged, it was except it was 6 hours later after I had put it on a charger. :rolleyes:

    So, next weekend will be the first start. Hopefully.
     
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  20. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    You forgot hideous Scotty, hideous black rubber bumpers, so gross. Nowadays, there's quite a market in the UK for rust free Californian MG's, VW Beetles too. Import them back to the UK, do a strip down restoration, add a previous grille & chrome bumper with over riders and sell them on for quite silly money.
     
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