1. ayilar

    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Is this the same black/blue 1970 Plymouth Fury 'vert back in 2003? The mirror is different but the lower quarter has the exact same (incorrect) curvature:

     
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    Yes, it is.

    The story on that car is long.

    In the 70's, the car had been crashed and possibly written off as totaled. The car was bought by a body shop owner for his son, with it being an opportunity to learn some repair and use as his own car.

    He fixed the car, but didn't get the quarter right. Bruce bought the car (it may have changed hands a couple times) and drove it "as is" for a while concentrating on doing mechanical repair etc. He eventually found a good replacement quarter and it was replaced. IIRC, Bruce painted the car, but may have had the quarter replaced by a pro.

    I saw the body man that worked on/owned the car a few months ago. He owns the shop now, basically retired to having an office in the back while the place is run by family. He always asks about the car!
     
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  3. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Old post, but so true...

    So many of the metric crowd seems to be the same crowd who thought PT Cruiser's were classics in the making... but worse. I really get amazed that some of them think they're doing something by not driving them... with the electronics of today, wait and see how many are operational in 40 years. As to he color classes... I think many only are involved for some kind of recognition. I recently saw as much attention being paid to a metric with some goofy looking window louvers as a pretty nice 300F at Ocala... but I wasn't there on show day to see if they both had model car staged under the hood... I have my suspicions.

    In 1983, he had been nothing produced for over a decade that was really all that much like an A12... NOT THE SAME AT ALL. Dark years as the spectators went back to their sub 100hp DD's.

    I do kinda get the "can't wrench" crowd driving newer stuff... Hell, I'm guilty of showing up in "something fully disposable" myself... but I go to enjoy myself, not sit behind my car (I do that at home if/when the urge strikes) :)
     
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  4. 1966newport

    1966newport Well-Known Member

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    in 40 years there wont be any gas anyway
     
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  5. 75LandYacht

    75LandYacht Yank Tank FCBO Gold Member

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    Sure there will be, it’s all down in Louisiana Texas and Mississippi. We’ve got billions of gallons oil reserves that our government refuses to use to bring down our gas prices. So in 40 years, it’ll be there.
     
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  6. 1966newport

    1966newport Well-Known Member

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    not when gas cars will not be produced after 2035
     
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    fc7_plumcrazy Old Man with a Hat

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    how many of us are probably around in 40 years?
    I do not worry about anything being in 40 years

    Carsten
     
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  8. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Do you want to trade???

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    I don't believe it. That's a bunch of talk from a bunch of bullshitters. Cars aren't going away. Gas isn't going away either.
    If there was something that worked better, we would be using it as a planet.
    Current electricity storage does not cut it.
    2035 my ass. These people mess up the entire economy in one year and I"m supposed to think that they have enough work ethic to actually find a better solution to gasoline in 15 years. yeah right.
    All they want are my tax's and my rights.
     
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  10. 75LandYacht

    75LandYacht Yank Tank FCBO Gold Member

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    Plus! Between the Petroleum, Auto industry and lawmakers, they’re ALL In bed together AND! making TONS of money doing it..
     
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    fc7_plumcrazy Old Man with a Hat

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    no Bob.
    I hope you are doing well and I hopefully see you next year in Carlisle.
    But me being 50 I am sure I won't be around on the planet in 40 years.

    Therefore I abuse my body too much

    Carsten
     
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  12. Samplingman

    Samplingman Old Man with a Hat

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    From what I’ve been seeing, dealers with plug-ins can’t move them off the lot. If they were such a big hit, they’d be producing them like hot cakes. Electrics are still the toys of the rich. Make a $20k SUV with a 300 mile range and I’d consider it, but the cost to produce won’t allow it.
     
  13. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    That's exactly what the MN auto dealers president said. They want ten times the supply of EV's, as there is demand, in three years.
     
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    I hope to see you at Carlisle too Carsten!
     
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  15. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Ever wonder about this...?
    The first good cold snap, and the parts stores start running out of batteries, the shops run out of parking spaces and the tow truck drivers get no sleep.
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    There would have to be a lot more ev's on the road.
     
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    Interesting batteries. Something tells me no one has these batteries in stock.

    EV.jpg
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    I've had 8 batteries on order for a UPS system in one of our units for close to 6 months. The manufacture will not give us a due date and our customer is too stubborn to switch brands.
     
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