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SimplyCosmic 04-16-2019 06:08 PM

Keeping Tailgaters Off Your Back
 

When you drive an older car that drives (and brakes) slower, other drivers tend not to leave enough room between you.

Since I'm a new Model A owner, here's my solution:

https://i.imgur.com/vkaxq2I.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PvqijWB.jpg

And yes, I mostly did it for the funny looks. Here's the link to the magnets on Amazon.

:D ;)

Joe K 04-16-2019 07:48 PM

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"Just Married" is another one.

Sort of like "Baby on Board" with more "buy-in" by the follower?

Come to think of it "Old Curmudgeon on Board" might work?

No - less "buy in."

Joe K

Chuck Sea/Tac 04-16-2019 08:55 PM

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That’s funny

SimplyCosmic 04-16-2019 09:00 PM

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As a bonus, the magnets come in sets of 3s. Which means I'm already planning which two friends are going to get an unexpected Student Driver tag placed on their car when they're not looking.

katy 04-17-2019 10:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SimplyCosmic (Post 1747784)
As a bonus, the magnets come in sets of 3s. Which means I'm already planning which two friends are going to get an unexpected Student Driver tag placed on their car when they're not looking.

Good one!

Ruth 04-17-2019 01:16 PM

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I wonder how many people try to stick that to the plastic bumper on their modern. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Cave 04-17-2019 03:12 PM

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Simply,
Great idea. Reflects your handle... Simply conveys a message!


Now, tell me how you posted pictures that display without the reader having to log in, I've asked before and was told it isn't possible.

nhusa 04-17-2019 03:17 PM

Re: Keeping Tailgaters Off Your Back
 

People tail gated my Model T until I added as sign that says

This is a 1919 Model T Ford.
I only have two speeds,
You will not like the other one either!

It works

rfitzpatrick 04-17-2019 04:20 PM

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I placed a placard on my tail gate ('31 Pickup) that reads: Original Owner

fritznbud 04-17-2019 07:20 PM

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Mine says, My last tailgater bought me this car

SimplyCosmic 04-17-2019 09:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Cave (Post 1747972)
Now, tell me how you posted pictures that display without the reader having to log in, I've asked before and was told it isn't possible.

It's may sound a little complicated, but the images aren't actually uploaded to this page. Instead, I uploaded them to a free image hosting site the kids like:

https://imgur.com/

Click on the "+New Post" button in the upper left, browse for your photos, then upload. You'll get a page with your photo(s) show.

There's a down arrow (V) menu after the web address that shows up when you move your mouse over the image, roll the mouse over it and select "get share links".

In the Share Options page, there's a box for "BBCode (Forums)" with an address that starts and ends with "[img]" "[/img]". Hit the copy button to add it to your clipboard, then start a post here and simply copy that code into your post.

When your post is up, the code is a link to display the image from off-site. And you can use that image on other sites as well.

Not sure if this video explains it easier, but it may be useful.

rocket1 04-18-2019 08:00 AM

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I find that they get close because they are trying to figure out what make of car is it,especially when I drive my 57 Stude,looks like a 56 Chevy but the Studebaker block letters are on the deck lid.

WHN 04-18-2019 08:06 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by nhusa (Post 1747976)
People tail gated my Model T until I added as sign that says

This is a 1919 Model T Ford.
I only have two speeds,
You will not like the other one either!

It works

This is Great!!!

Gary WA 04-18-2019 11:26 AM

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Lock um up!Brakes, then they'll have a better look! Or pull over let by!

Dean Lemoine 04-18-2019 11:36 AM

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SimplyCosmic: Is that car color Bonnie Gray? I'm restoring a '29 Tudor and haven't decided on the color yet. That looks really nice.

Y-Blockhead 04-18-2019 05:15 PM

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Saw this the other day. Gave me a chuckle...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c361ca21f5.jpg

SimplyCosmic 04-18-2019 05:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dean Lemoine (Post 1748220)
SimplyCosmic: Is that car color Bonnie Gray?

I believe so, but it's been hard for me to confirm just by looking at online samples. The color itself is so weird because it will either look gray or greenish depending on how the light is hitting it.

Dean Lemoine 04-18-2019 08:18 PM

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Thanks, I started sanding the body on mine and a light gray color is becoming visible . Not sure if it's the original color or primer.

77Birdman 04-19-2019 07:59 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by nhusa (Post 1747976)
People tail gated my Model T until I added as sign that says

This is a 1919 Model T Ford.
I only have two speeds,
You will not like the other one either!

It works

I like this one!!

77Birdman 04-19-2019 08:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fritznbud (Post 1748045)
Mine says, My last tailgater bought me this car

BUT, I like this one better! LOL


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