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

 
Old 01-05-2011, 10:59 PM
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Back in that era my old boss had a customized van that he named "The Beaver Den". What a tool.


Was he buddies with the guy in "Kill Bill"?
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:56 AM
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That rear wheel/tire/fender pic on post #39 is PERFECT!!

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Was he buddies with the guy in "Kill Bill"?
There you go.

They must have gotten the idea from him when his van was on the show circuit in the mid seventies.
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I remember that for MOST people, C3s were much cooler than C2s. How times have changed, at best the sharks are equal to Sting Rays in appeal.
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DOC.....

I think you told me 15 years ago (heck maybe even longer then that) that the only numbers that matched on you Vette were the Numbers on each door ...

And now in your old age your complaining about a little paint !!!!!

BTW: I added a 88 Anniversary car to the fleet 3 weeks ago...

Happy New Year to Monica and Jessica....your always happy so screw you LOL

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Originally Posted by 427Hotrod View Post
That rear wheel/tire/fender pic on post #39 is PERFECT!!

JIM
More Mod for ya Jim : Enjoy





PS: Roll bar Mod would not have helped this guy.....
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Thats what a some of us did back in the 70's
This is a 1965/396 that I built in 1971. After I got home from Viet Nam in 1970.


A 1975 with 1300 miles on it, sold the 65 and I did this.


Engine of the 75. I chromed a 62 F.I. unit The complete under carriage was finished and chromed
Love the pics, The FI on the '75 is too cool. Bet you had some great times with your Vettes.
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Originally Posted by 24695bob View Post
DOC.....

I think you told me 15 years ago (heck maybe even longer then that) that the only numbers that matched on you Vette were the Numbers on each door ...

And now in your old age your complaining about a little paint !!!!!

BTW: I added a 88 Anniversary car to the fleet 3 weeks ago...

Happy New Year to Monica and Jessica....your always happy so screw you LOL

Bob G
That was Mitch with the numbers. But it wasn't true. There was a number on his hood and on his rear deck. Same with mine.





Odd coincidence, I almost added an '88 Anniversary to my group. I was watching an '88 anniversary in Tampa for several months on Craigslist and was taking my truck down at Thanksgiving and they sold it a couple of days before I got home from St. Louis.

Happy New Year to you, too. Mine started well, layoff notice from Boeing for a Christmas "bonus".
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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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I remember those shows and probably took some of the same photos, I just can't find mine.
Anyone remember painting lace on their cars? I thought it was slick. Still do!
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6 Tailights rock too! A buddy of mine bought a previously modded midyear with some funky flares.....he had his body guy copy mine instead of going back stock (actually had 3 guys do that!) and then he left the 6 tailights also when he painted it.

Some things are just *right*!!

JIM
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My blown car in 1975. Those were the days.





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My 1953 #245 when new, in the original owner's driveway.
Not modded but hey, just saying.....

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Now that's cool too! LT-1, solid roller, tunnel ram, 4.56's.....and almost a sorta *Grump Lump* it looks like. Perfect little street toy!

Did you ever get any track times with it back then?

JIM
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Jim, Jim, Jim
Girls with three nipples are interesting too, but we should not TEMPT nature and Duntov.

Joe


Originally Posted by 427Hotrod View Post
6 Tailights rock too! A buddy of mine bought a previously modded midyear with some funky flares.....he had his body guy copy mine instead of going back stock (actually had 3 guys do that!) and then he left the 6 tailights also when he painted it.

Some things are just *right*!!

JIM
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Jim, Jim, Jim
Girls with three nipples are interesting too, but we should not TEMPT nature and Duntov.

Joe
Or Bill Mitchell.
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Jim, Jim, Jim
Girls with three nipples are interesting too, but we should not TEMPT nature and Duntov.

Joe
Or Bill Mitchell. If 4 lights were good enough for those guys, 4 are good enough for me .

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Now that's cool too! LT-1, solid roller, tunnel ram, 4.56's.....and almost a sorta *Grump Lump* it looks like. Perfect little street toy!

Did you ever get any track times with it back then?

JIM
I mostly raced on the street, I went to the track a couple of times. E-Town around 1971 when the car looked like as in the picture below. They put me in C or D/G because of no bumpers. The car ran 10.8 @ 128 IIRC. Won that day and had a choice of a trophy or $10. I took the money. Not what I was used to getting for winning. Truth be told , all the cars that day were pretty slow.

The car would not run under 4500 rpms.

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I know the guy who made this, he worked on while I and my mom cleaned his garage. It's a piece of history and he got it running again. He has a hobby shop and stuff, Got a good payment. Love the dude. I and he talked about new cars being trash and talking about great old cars. Him, The 56 crown Vic, me the same thing. If you don't believe, then don't.
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Originally Posted by 427Hotrod View Post
I have that magazine too! The bottom two midyear coupes in the last picture are still some of the most perfect stance and good looking Vette's I've ever seen. Those two pics heavily influenced me way back when.

That was back when Hot Rod did an annual Vette issue?

I agree,,,sadly many of those cars have been *ruined* by restoration probably!

I wish someone made a new radial tire in big sizes that looked like the old *square* shoulder ones back then. The squared off trear looks a LOT better than any modern radial.


JIM
Both true in my case, Jim. My car in 1974 with FI, Muncie, 4.56, Winston Trans Am tires, French girlfriend. In the later 70s I had the car put back to stock; the girl was already stock and everything worked. My only excuse is that I'm a paleontologist and naturally interested in things the way they once were. Vette and girl remembered fondly.

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Lou- looks like you had hot times both modified and stock! Maybe a story not fit for published memoirs but to tell when we walk the Monterey historics this year or next!
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