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

What general era was your vehichle made:

  1. 30s or earlier

    36 vote(s)
    15.3%
  2. 40s

    25 vote(s)
    10.6%
  3. 50s

    39 vote(s)
    16.6%
  4. 60s

    49 vote(s)
    20.9%
  5. 70s-90s

    61 vote(s)
    26.0%
  6. New with classic features

    47 vote(s)
    20.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    This is one of the main reasons I bought my '07 Honda Ridgeline after my back problems became more chronic in 2005. Getting in and out of my car wasn't much of a problem, but the seats in it (and most passenger cars) were so low/close to the floor that I found myself sitting with my legs mostly stretched out in front of me while I was driving regardless of how I adjusted the seat, which was putting too much strain on my lower back. The higher seats (and extra headroom) in my truck allow me to sit in a more natural upright position which is far more comfortable and allows me to drive for longer periods of time.
     
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  2. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    New Forest
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  3. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    Bennington, VT 05201
    A tiny update on my Royal Enfield, Gunpowder: I have swapped out the turn indicators for something a bit more vintage looking (someday perhaps I'll go whole-hog and install vintage Guide B-31 pieces), installed a faux-vintage taillamp (Model T-style housing with a '37 Ford lens), and traded my stock bench seat for a sprung saddle. I'm still fiddling around with it trying to get it to start and the electricals to function predictably. New tires, new grips, and lots of black enamel are still on the agenda.

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  4. Was digging though tubs of loose old photos trying to find the pics I took in 1996 of my 1964 Volkswagen 21-Window Deluxe Sunroof Microbus (which I hope to have sold this week) when I pulled it out of the barn it had been in since 1981.

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    Original owners on the right. Me (or Barney the dinosaur) on the left.

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    This was one of several Busses I had when I bought the one above. Sold all the others. I liked this one's ghost sign.

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    Prior to these I was driving a '77 VW Bus.

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    We were so poor (with three kids) that we took a job delivering phone books.

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    I traded this '57 Cadillac Sedan de Ville to my Dad for the '77 Bus (note that the bus has the Caddy's vanity plate).

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    Before that I drove a '73 Chevy Suburban (454). Not great mileage when taking the kids on vacation.

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  5. Just one more pic 'cause I like it a lot. My wife shortly before I met her (1981). She was at the Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico with her Mom's '75 Chevy Blazer.

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  6. Wow, is the Caddy still in the family somewhere?

    I had a '79 Chevy Suburban (black & silver) 454 with 411 tow pkg. It would only get 11 mpg no matter whether it was empty or pulling a trailer. I was glad it didn't have the 456 tow pkg.
     
  7. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Location:
    Isle of Langerhan, NY
    Cool bus history you've got there.

    Are you a member of TheSamba?
     
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  8. No. Dad sold it to a guy in our VW club (who was very adept at bodywork). He grafter the bumper onto a VW Bus and smoothed/shaved/lowered the Caddy as a custom.

    Yes, but not active any longer. That is where I advertised the Bus. I was a founder of our local VW club (G.R.O.O.V.E) in the early 1990s and was the local NEATO rep.
     
  9. I'm wondering if this is a pop up tent camper?

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  10. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    ACFFD897-6983-4AAB-A34A-8DB18D4CD0F1.jpeg Greetings All:
    Did i hear 11mpg??
    Sound very familiar!!
    B
     
  11. redlinerobert

    redlinerobert One of the Regulars

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    Location:
    Central coast, CA
    My new truck. 2019 Chevy High Country Dually.
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    And my incoming plate cleared by DMV for my incoming 1935 motorcycle.

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  12. Congrats on both counts! The truck looks great.

    This is my new-to-me 2016 GMC 2500HD. Only 29,000 on it. $20K off sticker and $10K under book. This is its natural state as long as I'm at "the farm". I asked my kids to get me a car wash membership for my birthday later this month.

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  13. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Great idea for a Papa birthday present. So much for “i never know what to buy you”!
    Ha ha
    ^^^^great trucks
    B
     
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  14. For Sale: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette. Frame off restoration.

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    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
  15. N2S3

    N2S3 New in Town

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    Location:
    Germany
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    My F150, it is a dentside built 1977. Not my Daily driver, 7-8 mpg
     
  16. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    Location:
    Gopher Prairie, MI
    The 85HP straight six in this machine
    can properly the car at 80, though it us much happier at 50 or 55. If I was planning to regularly drive it on the interstate I'd want to put in a Miller or Borg Warner overdrive.
     
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  17. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Location:
    New Forest
    We do such frivolity on a smaller scale in the UK, I actually owned one of these cars in the early 1980's. Not with the like for like trailer though.
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  18. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Location:
    New Forest
    British licence plates changed in the year 2000, they now have two letters, two digits and three letters. The first two letters denote which part of the country the vehicle is registered to, the rest is simply permutations. This driver contrived to make the number eleven into a double 'L' with amusing effect:
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  19. Good to see this in someone's hands that will bring it back to life after languishing in my care for nearly 25 years.

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    Original paint. No rust.

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  20. 3fingers

    3fingers One Too Many

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    Location:
    Illinois
    I have always kind of wanted one of these. They are very rare here. I believe our Canadian friends had more access to them.
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