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Remember When? Just Look What They (We) Did in 1973

 
Old 01-03-2011, 11:16 AM
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I have that issue of Hot Rod stashed away in the basement---somewhere.

I always liked that double scooped hood on the C2 on the bottom of the right page. Reminds me of a Grand Sport---

If I remember correctly, J&D Corvette used to sell them----

Several years ago I contacted J&D to ask if the hood was stll available only to learn the tooling had been trashed.

Pity----

Everything "old" is new again-----hang on to that Leisure Suit and those platform shoes! (Gaggh)

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Old 01-03-2011, 11:34 AM
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Hey guys.
I guess I am stuck in a time warp.
All my cars except one are serious customs.
Jus the way I like them!
I love that old stuff....... living in the past I guess.....
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:39 PM
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Mark; Did you know that when Bloomington Gold first started "Bloomington Gold Judging" they had a class for Custom's? J I think custom judging only lasted 2 years.
Interesting. Did not know that.
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Originally Posted by Procrastination Racing View Post
Can you believe these cars? I can, these are what we grew up with.




At the top of the right page, the '66 convertible was from Daytona Beach. Glen and Sharon Smith.

How much you want to bet that all of these are restored to all original today and all have their original engines?


Glenn Smith, AKA "LOVE IS BLUE" is a member here, he recently sold the car to someone from Canada, it was as awsome when he sold it as when it was in the magazine. Peace,,, moosie
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Thanks for the memories!
At that time I was doing a lot of body mods and paint on vettes..but racing mopars
Vettes and Vans, some real art work went into those things back then. If anybody would have said restored or numbers matching you would have been laughed at..and then your *** kicked just for good measure
I still got a bunch of the old albums..most of the magazines from then didnt make it this far though
Gary
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You have to remember, that drugs were a big part of that era as well.
After seeing this, not sure if i im lucky to be born in 1973
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:34 PM
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by fast red 87 vette View Post
After seeing this, not sure if i im lucky to be born in 1973


Wow, you are a young pup...
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Stingxray View Post
Great images Stingxray! The good old days are NOW!!! (By the way, could you please post the missing pages of the body mods, I got stuck
half way through each one of those projects.)

Stingxray, have you fired your motor up yet?

Love all vettes, Trout
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:30 PM
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At one point before car clubs it was cool , no one wonted a 25 year old CAR back then they were cheap so why not.
That's why I bought my Corvette for a woopping $200.00 back in the 70's
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Thanks, very nice.
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Thanks, very nice.
Hey Trout:
Motor for the SWC is still coming together. The Hilborn EFI is proving to be more of a challenge than expected. Final part ...getting the billet oil filler tube threaded into the manifold. Jackshaft Linkage done > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOsrDlF_pUI Happy New Year to ya
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nice cars its like reliving the 70's
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I remember going to Carl Casper's car show in the Dayton Hara Arena to look at those cars. That's when show cars were really show cars !!!
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Originally Posted by Frankie the Fink View Post
I'm sure the same people gagging over these cars today have a dusty leisure suit and a Bee-Gees album or two in their closet or attic.
My second job out of college in 1971 was teaching high school. I wore leisure suits to work. Kids thought I was cool. Heck, I was only a few years older than many of them. They thought I was even cooler when I fell off my motorcycle and had to use crutches for awhile. My name for the rest of the school year was "Easy Rider" .

Listened to the Bee Gees just the other day.

As far as attire, cars, music, etc., it's obvious that a lot of controlled substances were consumed in the '70's .

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Originally Posted by ratmotortom View Post
I remember going to Carl Casper's car show in the Dayton Hara Arena to look at those cars. That's when show cars were really show cars !!!
There used to be all the great winter car shows in the big auditoriums.

In St Louis, there were shows at Keil Auditorium and later the Cervantes Convention Hall.


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Back in that era my old boss had a customized van that he named "The Beaver Den". What a tool.
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More Corvette assault Photos ..... :o


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They should have put Von Dutch in a straight jacket before he ruined more nice cars. Stewy
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