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    Ok, who besides me will admit to owning a gremlin or a pacer???? Yes, I owned a gremlin at one time it was bought used and cheap. Drove it for about a year before it died a horrible death from motor failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjohn23
    Ok, who besides me will admit to owning a gremlin or a pacer???? Yes, I owned a gremlin at one time it was bought used and cheap. Drove it for about a year before it died a horrible death from motor failure.
    I won't admit to owning one, but I did take a ride in one... just for fun... I rode in a fish bowl... err.. Pacer too. It was shameful. I'm still in therapy over that one.


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    My wife had an AMC Hornet before we were married, complete with add on air conditioning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjohn23
    Ok, who besides me will admit to owning a gremlin or a pacer???? Yes, I owned a gremlin at one time it was bought used and cheap. Drove it for about a year before it died a horrible death from motor failure.

    Never been in either. My first car was an '82 Mustang with T-Tops and a vacuum leak that would suck your watch off. When it rained outside, it rained inside. What a POS. You couldn't kill the thing (I tried).

    Things went rather well for me after that, automotively speaking, until last October when I had to purchase a minivan as punishment for having too many kids.
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    I had a go cart with a fiberglass Gremlin body on it, does that count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983
    I had a go cart with a fiberglass Gremlin body on it, does that count?

    Good enough for me, you Gremlin driver you.....
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    American Motors can lay claim to three of the ugliest cars ever built...

    The Matador, The Gremlin and the Pacer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arhaney
    Good enough for me, you Gremlin driver you.....




    It was cool. My dad worked for GM and he won it in a drawing at an auto dealers conventon.
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    Didn't own any of those, but I did used to drive a '72 bright blue Ford Pinto.
    It used more oil than it did gas. But that's what you get to drive when you're the youngest of eight.


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    Talking Don't Forget The Hurst Tool.........................

    Anyone remember the time that Hurst set up a Gremlin as an Extracation Unit? THAT was funny............. I don't think that anyone actually bought one, but Hurst was serious about it, if only for a short time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    Anyone remember the time that Hurst set up a Gremlin as an Extracation Unit? THAT was funny............. I don't think that anyone actually bought one, but Hurst was serious about it, if only for a short time.

    Yeah..they realized that the car was so crappy the FD's where they sent it as a VX unit were cutting it up... then they had no place to put the tools afterwards!
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    I never had a Gremlin or a Pacer but I did own a few AMC products. I had a Sportabout, an Ambasador and a Rambler Coup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    Anyone remember the time that Hurst set up a Gremlin as an Extracation Unit? THAT was funny............. I don't think that anyone actually bought one, but Hurst was serious about it, if only for a short time.

    The weight of the Hurst tools in those days probably would have bottomed out the suspension..

    They did seem to have a lot of spreading pressure though.. I remember lifting a flatbed load of 4" drill stem off the front of a truck with them.

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    Since the theme of the thread has switched to cars, what have you had?

    Mine (first to last)

    72 Dodge Charger
    74 Ford F150 pick-up
    78 Buick Opel
    88 Ford T-Bird (current ride)

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    Cool Gonzo's rides, from the beginning

    The poor college student "shootbox" years...
    1969 Volkswagen Beetle* my very first car... I named her "Daphne". I put a lot of miles on her before she died just before the end of my last semester

    1968 Chevy Nova* Fill the oil, check the gas!

    After college...
    1973 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus* 318 cid V8, bucket seats, console shifter, chrome mags.... sweet!

    After getting married 1979 to 1996...
    1980 Datsun 310GX* first new car I ever owned!

    1977 Chevy C10 Silverado pickup *bought in 1982 with only 21K miles, totalled while responding to a structure fire

    1973 Chevy Malibu Laguna S3* Another gem I found...25K on the clock, 350 cid V8, nasty fast

    1986 Ford F-150 XL

    1988 Chevy Celebrity Eurosport wagon

    1992 Ford Explorer

    The present stable....

    1997 Ford F150 XLT Supercab 4x4* mine

    2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4* Mrs. Gonz'

    2001 Ford Mustang* V6, tuned and tweaked, Saleen body kit, Cobra wheels, nasty fast... my son's pride and joy!
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    Talking Gonz??..................

    That "Chevy Celebrity" Line is kinda hard to read.........

    I've had a few, As:
    47 Ford Coupe
    49 Ford 2 door
    51 chev 4 door
    57 Ford 2 door
    57 Chev. 2 Door Hardtop. I WANT ONE OF THOSE NOW!
    58 Chev Impala Convertable
    63 Chev Corvair Monza Spyder Convert.
    66 Chev Impala Super Sport Convert.
    70 Rambler Wagon
    72 Plymouth 2 Door
    74 Chev 2 Door Monte Carlo
    78 Merc Grand Marquis
    81 Cad. 2 Door
    85 Lincoln Town Car
    90 Lincoln Town Car
    93 Buick Roadmaster
    96 Lincoln Town Car
    2001 Lincoln Town Car (current with 64,000 miles)
    Next Car? 2006 Chrysler 300! Mrs. H. said so!

    On to the Trucks:
    49 Dodge 1/4 Ton Pickup
    72 Chev 1/2 Ton Pickup 4x4
    76 Chev 1/2 Ton Pickup 4x4
    80 Chev 1/2 Ton Pickup 4x4
    85 Dodge 1/2 Ton Pickup 4x4 (sold in 2001, with 272,000 miles on it)
    95 Dodge 1/2 Ton Pickup 4x4 (current, with 158,000 miles)
    Next Truck? 2006 Dodge 4 Door 1/2 Ton Pickup 4x4! I said so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    Next Car? 2006 Chrysler 300! Mrs. H. said so!
    Im with you Chief, thoese Chrylser 300's are SWEET!! Thats going to be my next one, no matter what "she" says.
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    Harve... thanks to the upgrade of the Forums by our friendly neighborhood WebTeam, I can now color match the color of the text to colors of my vehicles!

    I am torn about my next vehicle. The Jeep's last payment is September, and it's my turn to get a new car. I am keeping my F150, as it's paid for and in excellent conditon.

    My next car is going to be a "toy" to be on the road from spring until late October. It's either going to be a 2005/2006 Mustang GT convertible, or a sports sedan, ala BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C class, Audi A4, Acura TL, Lexus ES 330 or Infiniti G35.
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    1972 toyota tercel (A real gem)
    1978 Ford Maverick
    1980 Ford Fairmont wagon (another gem)
    1986 buick Regal
    1992 Hyundia Scoop (was my wife's)
    1999 Jeep TJ ( sucked.. try and bring home a TV)
    2000 Dodge Ram 1500 (4x4 5.9L really thirsty)
    1998 Ford Contour (My car now)
    1997 Honda CRV (My wife's apple box)
    And my presonal favorite
    1978 Chev Scottsdale C35 Crew Cab - Long box. ***** brown over tan... It just keeps going... I can't bear to get rid of it. The guys at the firehall tease me about women throwing bra's and panty's when I drive it.

    Next car...

    Nissan 350Z.... sigh... maybe once the boy graduates school, and I can have a nice midlife crisis.


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    1969 VW Bug-Herbie white (Must be a MA thing) (probably the only bug, in MA at least, with a red light permit...Ill teach you to joke around and put a red light on it while I'm gone...)
    1986 Chevy S-10 POS
    1990 VW Jetta
    1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport
    (Present)2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport (I wish Jeep still made them )
    future car...hopefully within the next 6 months or so...I'm thinking a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the new 6 spd tranny in it. (Is there a Jeep pattern emerging, or is it just me )
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    I almost forgot.

    I had a late 80's Volkswagon Jetta Carat.

    I pulled into the garage one night, opened the hood to check the oil. When filling it, the oil splashed on the valve cover and ran down onto the still smokin' hot exaust manifold. I pushed it into the driveway before running for a fire extinguisher. There was no WAY I was going to have the FD respond to my house.

    It started right back up despite everything being covered in dry chem... I think I got another 18 months out of it after that..

    It eventually gave its life to vehicle extrication training.

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    Do you ever wonder why?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrygarcia
    Do you ever wonder why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    NO. Y WOOD EWE WONDER Y ANY Y
    Because I like ice cream.





    Wow! 600 posts in 2+ months about absolutely nothing. Someone ought to kill this thread.

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    But that's what you get to drive when you're the youngest of eight.
    Im the youngest of nine and i was given a VL commodore and i am getting a mitsubishi Magna (2000) at the beginning of next year.

    VL commodore

    Magna

    Note: These are not the real cars, they are just an indicator for all you yanks. My VL looks just like the one there, but the magna is really green.
    "There are only two things that i know are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And im not so sure about the former."

    For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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