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#31 toppop52 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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Posted January 05, 2017 - 11:04 AM

And literally about 120 others, I love 'em, sell 'em and love something else, but I always miss special ones, like my '67.

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Edited by toppop52, January 05, 2017 - 11:07 AM.

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Posted January 05, 2017 - 01:26 PM

My good buddy had one 383 B&M slap stick auto very fast, body would actually lift a few inches upon shifting very cool...


OK not to steer the topic off in a different direction but another reason why I should have kept the Cuda is that it was built in the same year I was born
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Posted January 05, 2017 - 07:50 PM

11 years ago I wish i would have known you folks as I  had 8 or 9 older LT's and GT's, most probably from the late 70-early 80's sitting in the back yard. Every time my next door neighbor would break one he would push it into my back yard and go buy a different one. I remember some of them had 5 lug rear wheels and 4 lug front wheels. One had a little pickup box on it--factory. My wife said some of the junk has to go as we were getting a new double-wide, so I told a co-worker he could have them and keep what he got for scrap to haul them off for me.

 

I still have all 3 of the tractors I've ever used on our place in the last 38 years, except an old Murray LT that I gave to my Father-in-law and he's still using it.

 

I pretty much still drive the same stuff from the last 38 years too. I guess If i could get the '71 Monte Carlo back that we were married in would be cool. It was pretty rough when we sold it though, at about 180,000 and the drivers side had been wrecked by a hit and run driver. Sold it to a kid in 1985.

 

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Posted January 05, 2017 - 08:01 PM

:smilewink: The first car I ever bought ... in 1980/81

68' T-Bird - Black on Silver - White Leather interior w/ Suicide doors . 429 ThunderJet motor .

like these \/

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When I was in the Navy I took it on a weekender to Yosemite .

 

A Sears David Bradley Suburban tractor, I think it was a 1960 model.  Round hood/grill.  Sadly no pics that I know of.  Let it go 30 years ago, and kicking myself ever since!

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I can see why you'd be kicking yourself , a classic all the way around and a joy to play with .

This is the first GT that ever called my name ... I had to have one.

 

And then there was the first motorcycle I ever had . Suzuki TS125 , but I found another one :smilewink:

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Call me crazy ... but I have  love affairs with machines . :dancingbanana:

 


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Posted January 05, 2017 - 10:20 PM

We shouldn't regret not having what we once had. At that point in time, we had it and enjoyed it. Now is another time to have other things and enjoy them. I remember getting bored of things that I had for a while, sold them, then wished that I had them back years later. Once in a while I replace what I once had, and just get bored of it again. I guess if we really want something bad enough from our past, we could always peruse it again. It's just my take on it, I guess.

Problem with letting something go and buying another later is the prices go up waaaayyyy faster than the income.  I bought this Thing in 1998 for $500.  Freshened up the engine and redid the interior, what little they had. 

Had a ton of fun in that car over the years but its been sitting for the last 5+ years.  I turned down a 4 grand cash offer last year.  Figure it'd cost 8+ grand to replace it and its not eating anything just sitting in the shed. 

Here is a pic of the MRS and the Thing at the lake 18 years ago.

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Posted January 05, 2017 - 11:21 PM

Here is a pic of the MRS and the Thing at the lake 18 years ago.

 

That things cuter than a bugs ear. The Mrs. looks like she's enjoying herself also. 

You did a nice job on bringing that VW back to life :thumbs: 

 Looks good and I probably wouldn't let it go either. 


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Posted January 06, 2017 - 12:08 AM

I didn't sell it but I really, really miss my youth.lol
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Posted January 07, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The one I wish I had back the most was a 49 Merc convert. Second was a 64 Comet Cyclone.

 

GT is the one I bought new in 1968 was a Simplicity 2110 with hydro lift. I made a custom set of wheel weights that was 95# each. That went away when the wife and I separated.


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Posted January 07, 2017 - 12:10 PM

I didn't sell it but I really, really miss my youth.lol

I didn't sell mine either, I just gave it away, one day at a time.


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Posted January 07, 2017 - 01:55 PM

Youth, I pissed mine away being young!
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Posted February 01, 2017 - 02:49 AM

The ones I miss and think about are the 53 Chevy Bel Air that pop and I built
when I was a senior in high school. Never really got to finish it . Wish I'da known then what
I know now. Then that was sold for the 68 Camaro which was eventually sold for the
money to buy the first pickup. Many a fond memory in that first truck. But life goes on and time
waits for no man.
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Posted February 01, 2017 - 05:53 AM

Since I got my drivers licence I've had almost 70 vehicles but I have two that I miss the most my 1979 Cherokee chief 360 quadratrac 4wd an my 1985 Monte Carlo ls 4.3 fun car an good on gas I sold the jeep to buy parts for the car I wish I had at least one of them now. As far as the go a bolens 600 that got sent for scrap or my 1050
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Posted February 01, 2017 - 06:21 AM

My old David Brown 950 Implimatic!
And I will find another one to replace it as I know my original is in tractor heaven (sniff, and tears)
My dad keeps crying about Ford this and that and quite frankly... I hated them..but hated the Deeres more! My DB had more power,better fuel economy and WAY BETTER 3 POINT AND TRANSMISSION than any Ford we ever had! It was even better the the turd bucket 2120 NewHolland he has now! He loves that tractor.. good thing.. I hate it, nuttless lousy shifting rig..
I woyld much rather a Kubota or me old DB...
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Posted February 01, 2017 - 09:37 AM

And literally about 120 others, I love 'em, sell 'em and love something else, but I always miss special ones, like my '67.

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That is a beauty TP, friend had a 65convert light blue wht top straight front axel 427 4sp


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