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    Default Anyone into cars here?

    if so what kind of car do you have?


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    I was waaaaay into cars during my youth. I had both a 72 and a 73 Dodge Charger (MOPAR BABY!). The 72 was a slant six donor car, and the 73 was my 360 driver. Too much fun for a high school kid.

    Today I am all about practicality and soft stuff under my butt. I live in the mountains, and now drive a 92 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L. She's old, but CHERRY! (and Red too ). From a detailers point of view, Capt. Gonzo would love this thing. The engine compartment looks like the day it rolled off the lot. Gas is a killer, but I don't commute, so it doesn't bother me that much.

    I like life without a car payment, but I have been seriously considering a 2006 Dodge Charger. I'm only 34, it's not too early for my mid-life crisis is it?
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    Yes, I get into my car every morning.

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    Talking Yes, I am into Cars...................

    If I'm running a call, I am into my FD vehicle which is an unmarked White Chevy Impala Police Package. More LEDs than a Galls catalog. (I didn't build it, I just drive it)

    If I'm out on the town, I am into my lovely bride's 2002 Lincoln Town Car. Remember the Lincoln TV commercial where the guy walks up to the Valet Parking booth and says "The Lincoln Town Car, Please"? and all the car jockeys start fighting over which one gets to retrive the Lincoln. Been There, Done That. In a Tux yet. It was fun................
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    Talking cars & trucks

    Like my 73 Ford F100. Had it since it was one year old. Somewhere over 350,000 miles on it now. Went from a 360 to a 390 to a 390 slightly built up and now working on a 450hp 390 to stuff under the hood. Never left me on the side of the road or stranded.

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    My all time favorite 68 Olds 442. I got it 25 years ago, and had lots of fun with it. It needs to be restored and it's been 15 years since we used it. The crew cab chevy hd is my current ride.
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    It may sound wimpy (but since when do I give a damn?) but I have come to really like my '05 Subaru Outback.

    A truly sweet riding car, and I have to say getting 32 MPG on the highway out a of an all-wheel drive 4 banger ain't bad at all. I might have to buy another one once school is done next year if we move.

    The Mrs. has an '01 Impala LS that goes like a snot - just wish it had a sunroof.

    My dream car? Give me either a '63 Split Window Stingray, a '69 GTO, or "68/'69 Camaro. They don't build machines of pure beauty and power anymore. Of course that Charger that mcaldwell wants is close.

    P.S. 34 is not too early for a mid-life crisis so long as you die at the age of 68.
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    I've been "working on" my 69 cutlass forever, why can't money grow on trees? My everyday is either a o4 qaud cab f150 slightly moded or a Honda 800 interceptor. I try to stick with the bike because gas is getting so outrageous, but I can't get the car seat to stay put.

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    Loaded, paid for 88 TBird with just under 62K original miles.
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    Currently riding a bicycle from choice.Previous ride was a 1983 S-10 Blazer in basic black.It was a truck that doubled as an early evening jacket.

    And remember that at a lot of valet parked venues,when you get back in your car,it's like you have never been in it in your life-the radio station is changed(sometimes the presets,too!),the seat and mirrors are moved and unless you have remote mirrors,it's a pain to reset to your needs,and once it smelled like they cooked burritos in my car.When braced on it,the valets admitted"No Sir,we only ate them in your car.We cooked them in that Lincoln over there."


    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    Remember the Lincoln TV commercial where the guy walks up to the Valet Parking booth and says "The Lincoln Town Car, Please"? and all the car jockeys start fighting over which one gets to retrive the Lincoln. Been There, Done That. In a Tux yet. It was fun................

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    My station is a block away from a rest. that valets. I WILL NEVER VALET. The guy that does their parking whips around turns like starsky and hutch.

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    I have two Fords:






    And then, I woke up

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEck51
    The guy that does their parking whips around turns like starsky and hutch.
    Does he crash into randomly piled stacks of cardboard boxes too?
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    No but the alley that he whips into is heavily traveled by pedistrians. So one day it might be similar to the boxes, only with a deeper thud.

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    I'm all about my cars....lol.

    73 Chevy Camaro LT.

    Far from stock at the moment,...and getting farther as I can afford it...lol.

    Here's a link to my site and where its sitting as far as resto :

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    I JUST got in from Ky a dash/cowl/windshield track piece (it barely fit on top of my van in the box it was shipped in). Lots of cutting/griding and welding needed to be done to put this on, then its small stuff as far as patches for rust. I have ANOTHER 454 ( ) in the basement just waiting the funding for a good rebuild....a pair of 4 spd manuals on the shelf....and not too much in the bank

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    My current project is a '72 Chevelle Pro-Touring style. Not much into looks yet. Mostly working on the chassis and getting it track ready. I hope to go to my first autocross next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E229Lt
    I have two Fords:
    Wow Lt. FDNY's pay scale must have improved greatly.

    Keep the GT. Now the Shelby Cobra I'll have one of them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscamaro73
    ....and not too much in the bank
    That's OK. When you have a project car, money in the bank is just parts you haven't got around to ordering yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MEck51
    My station is a block away from a rest. that valets. I WILL NEVER VALET. The guy that does their parking whips around turns like starsky and hutch.

    I see where you're coming from, but when you arrive in a Lincoln, you HAVE to valet, it's THE thing to do....
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