Author Topic: Cars  (Read 13510 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline BattleHymn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8735
  • Reputation: +972/-63
  • Not right, but not left, either.
Re: Cars
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2013, 04:30:47 PM »
I just got my '65 Thunderbird Saturday!   :yahoo:  Got a sweet deal from my late brother's friend.  And I pick up his (my brother's) '70 Cougar next Monday.

Pictures of the Thunderchicken, please.  :-)

Offline Alpha Mare

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2009
  • Reputation: +73/-5
Re: Cars
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2013, 05:59:08 PM »



"Political correctness is tyranny with manners."
    - Charlton Heston

Offline BattleHymn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8735
  • Reputation: +972/-63
  • Not right, but not left, either.
Re: Cars
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2013, 07:40:17 PM »
Very nice, Alpha.  I'm partial to the '61 and '65 models.   :cheersmate:

Offline Chris_

  • Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46845
  • Reputation: +2028/-266
Re: Cars
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2013, 08:01:17 PM »
Sweet.  I love that formal roofline. 

Still looking for a '63-'64 Fairlane.  I have my eye on one but I need to unload a Honda Accord first.


edity edit: I want a '63 but I will settle for a '64.  Number of doors are irrelevant.

http://www.autotraderclassics.com/classic-car/1964-Ford-Fairlane-65651.xhtml?conversationId=270983
« Last Edit: June 05, 2013, 08:19:29 PM by Chris_ »
If you want to worship an orange pile of garbage with a reckless disregard for everything, get on down to Arbys & try our loaded curly fries.

Offline Eupher

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 20192
  • Reputation: +2086/-1774
  • U.S. Army, Retired
Re: Cars
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2013, 09:21:50 PM »
If I had my way it'd be a 67 'Vette.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ823n9x46o[/youtube]
Adams E2 Euphonium (built in 2017)
Boosey & Co. Imperial Euphonium (built in 1941)
Edwards B454 bass trombone
Bach Stradivarius 42OG tenor trombone
Kanstul 33-T BBb tuba
Shen SB-180 double bass (we're talkin' strings, baby)
Mouthpiece data provided on request.

Offline Chris_

  • Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46845
  • Reputation: +2028/-266
Re: Cars
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2013, 09:22:44 PM »
If I had my way it'd be a 67 'Vette.
Yawn. :yawn:
If you want to worship an orange pile of garbage with a reckless disregard for everything, get on down to Arbys & try our loaded curly fries.

Offline Eupher

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 20192
  • Reputation: +2086/-1774
  • U.S. Army, Retired
Re: Cars
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2013, 09:24:57 PM »
Yawn. :yawn:

As compared to a Fairlane? Number of doors irrelevant?

 :rotf: :lmao: :rotf: :lmao: :rofl:
Adams E2 Euphonium (built in 2017)
Boosey & Co. Imperial Euphonium (built in 1941)
Edwards B454 bass trombone
Bach Stradivarius 42OG tenor trombone
Kanstul 33-T BBb tuba
Shen SB-180 double bass (we're talkin' strings, baby)
Mouthpiece data provided on request.

Offline BattleHymn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8735
  • Reputation: +972/-63
  • Not right, but not left, either.
Re: Cars
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2013, 09:26:27 PM »

http://www.autotraderclassics.com/classic-car/1964-Ford-Fairlane-65651.xhtml?conversationId=270983

I almost bought a 63 Galaxie fastback as my second car.  

What is your opinion on the station wagon? My father had one, a long time ago, with a 429 and four speed.


Offline Chris_

  • Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46845
  • Reputation: +2028/-266
Re: Cars
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2013, 09:28:56 PM »
I almost bought a 63 Galaxie fastback as my second car.  

What is your opinion on the station wagon? My father had one, a long time ago, with a 429 and four speed.
Never driven one, but I don't like the look.  All that extra sheetmetal at the back kills the rest of the car.

Here's one for sale nearby: http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/3788673292.html
If you want to worship an orange pile of garbage with a reckless disregard for everything, get on down to Arbys & try our loaded curly fries.

Offline Chris_

  • Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46845
  • Reputation: +2028/-266
Re: Cars
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2013, 09:29:32 PM »
As compared to a Fairlane? Number of doors irrelevant?

 :rotf: :lmao: :rotf: :lmao: :rofl:
Overplayed, stale, and uninteresting, and you're paying the Corvette premium on top of looking like everyone else.  Every car show has at least a dozen of them, maybe more.  I suppose you're also one of those hicks that deride four-doors as "two too many".
If you want to worship an orange pile of garbage with a reckless disregard for everything, get on down to Arbys & try our loaded curly fries.

Offline BattleHymn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8735
  • Reputation: +972/-63
  • Not right, but not left, either.
Re: Cars
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2013, 09:37:44 PM »
Never driven one, but I don't like the look.  All that extra sheetmetal at the back kills the rest of the car.

Here's one for sale nearby: http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/3788673292.html

Yeah, they don't have the same appeal as a fastback might, but I have a soft spot for wagons.  :-)

Offline Chris_

  • Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46845
  • Reputation: +2028/-266
Re: Cars
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2013, 09:39:57 PM »
I don't care for fastbacks either... rear visibility is nil. :(

Like I said, I prefer the formal roofline.
If you want to worship an orange pile of garbage with a reckless disregard for everything, get on down to Arbys & try our loaded curly fries.

Offline Chris_

  • Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46845
  • Reputation: +2028/-266
Re: Cars
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2013, 09:42:22 PM »
I knew there was one of these in the neighborhood.  I saw it one other time from a few blocks away... I got a better look today.


1976 Ford Mustang II Ghia Coupe by coconv, on Flickr

Other than the 5-mph crash bumpers and Pinto chassis, I want to like it. 
If you want to worship an orange pile of garbage with a reckless disregard for everything, get on down to Arbys & try our loaded curly fries.

Offline BattleHymn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8735
  • Reputation: +972/-63
  • Not right, but not left, either.
Re: Cars
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2013, 09:43:19 PM »
I don't care for fastbacks either... rear visibility is nil. :(

Like I said, I prefer the formal roofline.

I've only sat in one fastback Fairlane, and I didn't think it was that bad.  Then again, I wasn't driving it out on the road either, so I'm sure my perception might change if I did.

Do you like the 60s Sedan DeVilles? 

Offline BattleHymn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8735
  • Reputation: +972/-63
  • Not right, but not left, either.
Re: Cars
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2013, 09:44:50 PM »
I knew there was one of these in the neighborhood.  I saw it one other time from a few blocks away... I got a better look today.

Other than the 5-mph crash bumpers and Pinto chassis, I want to like it. 

My sister had TWO of those, one that looked exactly like that, a cream puff with 50K miles on it she bought from the first owner old lady ($800), and a white one.

Trust me, you don't want to like it.  Terrible, horrible, awful. 

Offline Chris_

  • Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46845
  • Reputation: +2028/-266
Re: Cars
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2013, 09:45:03 PM »
I've only sat in one fastback Fairlane, and I didn't think it was that bad.  Then again, I wasn't driving it out on the road either, so I'm sure my perception might change if I did.

Do you like the 60s Sedan DeVilles? 
What killed the fastback for me was test-driving a '76 Duster.  I couldn't see a damn thing.  Tiny side mirrors, no rear or side visibility.  Damn.

No, I don't care for the DeVille, because the Impala and even the Chevrolet pickup cribbed the nose design a few years later and it's everywhere you look now.  Check out the 1968 Impala... same nose.
If you want to worship an orange pile of garbage with a reckless disregard for everything, get on down to Arbys & try our loaded curly fries.

Offline Chris_

  • Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46845
  • Reputation: +2028/-266
Re: Cars
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2013, 09:46:36 PM »
My sister had TWO of those, one that looked exactly like that, a cream puff with 50K miles on it she bought from the first owner old lady ($800), and a white one.

Trust me, you don't want to like it.  Terrible, horrible, awful. 

I know, it's a sickness. :rofl:
If you want to worship an orange pile of garbage with a reckless disregard for everything, get on down to Arbys & try our loaded curly fries.

Offline Chris_

  • Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46845
  • Reputation: +2028/-266
Re: Cars
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2013, 09:48:56 PM »
One thing that makes me laugh is the origin of the Cadillac Seville.  It's a tarted-up Camaro/Nova, but it makes for an interesting story.

The Perilous Success of the 1976 Cadillac Seville
If you want to worship an orange pile of garbage with a reckless disregard for everything, get on down to Arbys & try our loaded curly fries.

Offline BattleHymn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8735
  • Reputation: +972/-63
  • Not right, but not left, either.
Re: Cars
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2013, 09:55:20 PM »
Quote
No, I don't care for the DeVille, because the Impala and even the Chevrolet pickup cribbed the nose design a few years later and it's everywhere you look now.  Check out the 1968 Impala... same nose.

Oh, I don't know... I can see the similarities, but I don't think of it in the same lines as say a ChrBentley or the Aston Taurus.  I do know I wouldn't have a 68 Impala though- too vanillla. 


One thing that makes me laugh is the origin of the Cadillac Seville.  It's a tarted-up Camaro/Nova, but it makes for an interesting story.

The Perilous Success of the 1976 Cadillac Seville

Wednesday night reading!  :popcorn:




Offline Chris_

  • Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46845
  • Reputation: +2028/-266
Re: Cars
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2013, 09:57:18 PM »
I had a friend with a '68 Impala coupe his grandfather left him.  That thing was a boat.

He traded it for a mid-Seventies Monte Carlo.
If you want to worship an orange pile of garbage with a reckless disregard for everything, get on down to Arbys & try our loaded curly fries.

Offline BattleHymn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8735
  • Reputation: +972/-63
  • Not right, but not left, either.
Re: Cars
« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2013, 11:41:10 PM »
I had a friend with a '68 Impala coupe his grandfather left him.  That thing was a boat.

He traded it for a mid-Seventies Monte Carlo.

I'm not sure who got the worse end of the deal there. Ouch.

Offline Eupher

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 20192
  • Reputation: +2086/-1774
  • U.S. Army, Retired
Re: Cars
« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2013, 08:54:22 AM »
Overplayed, stale, and uninteresting, and you're paying the Corvette premium on top of looking like everyone else.  Every car show has at least a dozen of them, maybe more.  I suppose you're also one of those hicks that deride four-doors as "two too many".

Wonderful opinions you're expressing. [*shrugs*] I just happen to like the 'Vette. Does that mean I'd actually plunk down the $70K to buy one of these? NFW. Well, maybe if I won the lottery!

As to two/four doors, I say, buy as many doors as you like! My vehicle has FIVE doors! So whaddya think about them apples?  :-)

Chris, you're simply going to have to grow a thicker skin about cars!  :lmao:   :-)
Adams E2 Euphonium (built in 2017)
Boosey & Co. Imperial Euphonium (built in 1941)
Edwards B454 bass trombone
Bach Stradivarius 42OG tenor trombone
Kanstul 33-T BBb tuba
Shen SB-180 double bass (we're talkin' strings, baby)
Mouthpiece data provided on request.

Offline Chris_

  • Little Lebowski Urban Achiever
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 46845
  • Reputation: +2028/-266
Re: Cars
« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2013, 08:55:04 AM »
Wonderful opinions you're expressing. [*shrugs*] I just happen to like the 'Vette. Does that mean I'd actually plunk down the $70K to buy one of these? NFW. Well, maybe if I won the lottery!

As to two/four doors, I say, buy as many doors as you like! My vehicle has FIVE doors! So whaddya think about them apples?  :-)

Chris, you're simply going to have to grow a thicker skin about cars!  :lmao:   :-)
I meant that in the nicest way possible, you unrepentant hillbilly. :cheersmate:
If you want to worship an orange pile of garbage with a reckless disregard for everything, get on down to Arbys & try our loaded curly fries.

Offline Eupher

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 20192
  • Reputation: +2086/-1774
  • U.S. Army, Retired
Re: Cars
« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2013, 08:57:34 AM »
I meant that in the nicest way possible, you unrepentant hillbilly. :cheersmate:

 :rotf:

Sure you did! But I ain't buyin' your swampland in Phoenix!
Adams E2 Euphonium (built in 2017)
Boosey & Co. Imperial Euphonium (built in 1941)
Edwards B454 bass trombone
Bach Stradivarius 42OG tenor trombone
Kanstul 33-T BBb tuba
Shen SB-180 double bass (we're talkin' strings, baby)
Mouthpiece data provided on request.

Offline Wineslob

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13583
  • Reputation: +603/-191
  • Sucking the life out of Liberty
Re: Cars
« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2013, 09:40:43 AM »
This:




Or this:





I'll take the 2 door.


(had a 2 door 66 Nova)
“The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”

        -- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 55 BC (106-43 BC)

The unobtainable is unknown at Zombo.com



"Practice random violence and senseless acts of brutality"

If you want a gender neutral bathroom, go pee in the forest.