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Old 08-09-2013, 07:54 AM   #61
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I was doing a ground up restoration, and everyone saying "What's taking you so long? you have been working that a long time"
My answer "How long did it take you to build your car?"

Next would be the guy who comes over to tell me all the 'fine point' errors in my car.

And finally, I have a Town Car that has loop pull straps (The things people pull on to get out of the car). A lady asked "What are those cloth loops for?"
My answer was "If your lucky, they are for ankles"
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:09 AM   #62
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My answer was "If your lucky, they are for ankles"

My wife and I both laughed our @ss' off on that one!
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:03 AM   #63
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Do not know what is doing it, but the priceses are going out of reach of the little guy.

I heard that it is foreign buyers??

Maby even rod builders??

If anyone knows please share it !!
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #64
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I installed the loop pull straps in my 31 standard tudor because I like em and most of the cars had them when I was a kid. My great aunt, in her ninties, wanted to ride in my tudor . The old lady was still very spry. Instead of useing the pull loop she grabbed the repro knob on the window riser and pulled it off in the process. She handed me the knob and said here, you need to fix this.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:33 AM   #65
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Thing that always looks stupid to me are the post 1950's cars at any car show with their hoods open. Looks like a flock of aligators at feeding time in the zoo. Not that there many I'd really want to stop and photograph. Bob
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:51 AM   #66
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I keep my A at my shop. We do rotating electrical. A customer comes in, sees it and says he has an A he purchased local from "the little old lady" and it was a family car.

And it was here at the shop to have the charging system checked. Hot diggity dog.
out the door I go!!! To be greeted by a bright orange coupe with a 350 in it..!

Need I say more?
I also love this one........Can I look at it? OK, yes you can.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:05 PM   #67
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The numbers '32, 350 350 9". Describe 90% of the "individualized" hot rods.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:01 PM   #68
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Tired of hearing also, LS 1, 2,,3,4,5,6 etc. did all these 70's and newer modern cars/ hot rods come with chrome valve covers? looks like a Cal Custom nite mare. and 350's in place of the classic 283 or 327 if you go the other make.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #69
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Mine has to be taking a great, original example of anything and the tacking on modern parts such as rally wheels, chrome valve covers, velour tuck and roll upholstery, cd players, dual exhaust, etc.

I know that they are theirs for others to do what they like, but it's to me a shame to take a piece of history and "individualizing" it. What happens more often than not is these "upgrades" make them look more like the rest of the flock rather than unique.

Try and find a totally stock car in a car show nowadays...rare. When I go to a show I appreciate seeing what cars looked like when they were new. I have to use my imagination more and more.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:30 PM   #70
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Mine has to be taking a great, original example of anything and the tacking on modern parts such as rally wheels, chrome valve covers, velour tuck and roll upholstery, cd players, dual exhaust, etc.

I know that they are theirs for others to do what they like, but it's to me a shame to take a piece of history and "individualizing" it. What happens more often than not is these "upgrades" make them look more like the rest of the flock rather than unique.

Try and find a totally stock car in a car show nowadays...rare. When I go to a show I appreciate seeing what cars looked like when they were new. I have to use my imagination more and more.
I totally agree, and hate to see modern wheels on an otherwise good old car. It's hard to find any car from the 40's, 50's, or 60's that still has the original wheels and hub caps.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:50 PM   #71
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I love going to Hershey in the fall but the car parking routines which have been tried, revised and revised again still leave much to be desired......
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #72
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Don't misunderstand me. velour interior may look good on a george Barris custom, but to alter an otherwise beautiful old car is a sin. once the history is changed it will be forgotten. they won't remember the sound of a flathead V8 or the sound of a hudson 8 or orphin cars that were lost in modern history ie: crosley, austin, perserve and restore don't reinvent the wheel.
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People who believe they know it all and profess they are real experts on Model 'A's.
Some of their remarks:

# Ford made one of these every 10 seconds you know.
I did some math, and I think it was one every 25 seconds,
averaged over 365 days per year, 2 hours per day.
So it's not that far off...

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Didn't they turn out a Liberator every 90 minutes at Willow Run?
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:04 AM   #75
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"... not long ago I pulled up to a traffic light and stopped. I left a car length between the me and the car in front of me. Then this young gal pulls up behind me with a phone stuck her ear and the radio blasting. She must have thought there was too much room in front of me and pulled out, passed me on the right and pulled in front of me. There was not enough room for her to straighten up so she sat there at about a 45 angle."....
... "she was oblivious and just took off like her ass was on fire when the light turned and seemed to be upset that the car in front of her wasn't going fast enough. Have I mentioned before that there are a lot of stupid people in this world."
This and http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/spec...-624628055.htm complete with rust holes.

Edit: Hey look they took $7,000 off the price
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:53 AM   #76
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Kids climbing all over the cars while their parents watch or take photos
never offer to help fix the scratches
guys who know all about the car except what it really is
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You seen his other listing.... http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/spec...-624628060.htm
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:59 AM   #78
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Parents justification of their kids being rude to your car after leaving finger prints all over it..."it is just an old car"

on the other hand: I do commend the parents that when they see their kids heading towards you car, like it is a big piece of candy say "don't touch"!

I always say thank you....

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Old 08-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #79
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Peeps, posers that ask stupid questions. No, I don't like car shows lol
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I took the woody to the grocery store several months ago-- as I was getting in to head home, a lady asked me "where did you get it...did you rent it?" I quickly replied, "yeah, I rented it from Avis. But they only have these at the airport locations." I couldn't believe the question, but I laughed to myself the whole way home.
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