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

 
Old 07-10-2019, 07:09 AM
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Yeah - that "jacked up in the rear", slotted disc wheel "look" was the rage for nearly a decade and every brand of muscle car sported the look for a while. I've posted the pictures of my 66 Mustang fastback in that configuration...and of course the fat tires (Radial T/A) in my case. That "nose down" effect still looks pretty rakish IMO.

The bad news is that a whole bunch of cars had the fender lips "rolled" inward or cut to accommodate those tires (did some of that myself back then)..

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Old 07-10-2019, 08:15 AM
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and some more cars come "blasting" back from the past











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Old 07-10-2019, 09:33 AM
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My only excuse is that I'm a paleontologist and naturally interested in things the way they once were.
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Well, no wonder you're on this forum - quite a few of us are old fossils!

I've heard of Corvettes and Coffee - do you attend Corvettes and Crinoids? Or do the call it Headlights and Trilobites?
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Many of them were ugly then and are still ugly today. Tasteful modification was/is nice to see and we all personalize(d) our cars to some degree, but improving the looks of a stock vette body was/is hard to do IMHO.
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So, where is Doc Cobine. OP on this thread. He hasn't been seen since last August.
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Well, no wonder you're on this forum - quite a few of us are old fossils!

I've heard of Corvettes and Coffee - do you attend Corvettes and Crinoids? Or do the call it Headlights and Trilobites?
Yeah, RR, Old Vettes and Old Fossils do go together ..... not that there's anything wrong with that!

You actually know about crinoids and trilobites? You must have been reading books (textbooks?) while on all those RR rides. Probably time to upgraded your mind and read about fossil mollusks that I studied, and leave behind childish things such as crinoids and trilobites.
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So, where is Doc Cobine. OP on this thread. He hasn't been seen since last August.
and he started the tread in Jan 2011, only 9 plus years ago.
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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!
Yup, friend Benton, modified can be great but stock is very satisfying for both things. Many, many things were left out of my memoir, "True North, Hunting Fossils Under the Midnight Sun," that MAYBE I could whisper to you alone in person at a railroad siding while a train is roaring by at midnight. Some of my adventures are not fit for the printed page, for reasons of reputation.
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Originally Posted by LouieM View Post
Yeah, RR, Old Vettes and Old Fossils do go together ..... not that there's anything wrong with that!

You actually know about crinoids and trilobites? You must have been reading books (textbooks?) while on all those RR rides. Probably time to upgraded your mind and read about fossil mollusks that I studied, and leave behind childish things such as crinoids and trilobites.
Don't forget Eurypterids - they are cool!

Took geology in college, at one time I thought I wanted to get into mining engineering. The railroad was too deep in my blood and I stayed there for a career. No regrets.

But regarding the Vettes, "back then" that was the cool look and it was quite common. If you think the Vettes look strange, check out the people and clothing styles!
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Well, Don, I’m not sure what you mean exactly by “strange clothing styles,” so that needs some explaining. As a conservative geologist, but living in Hollywood and working for Texaco on Wilshire Blvd. that was well populated with flocks of delicious-looking young secretaries at noontime, my plumage consisted of slacks that were basically sort of orangey camel color, shirt was blue/white. My swell pointy shoes are hidden, mercifully.

I bought the Vette for $3K, sold it a few years later for $6K when some guy jumped out of his car in traffic and offered to buy it. Should have kept it instead of buying a front-crashed 67 ragtop for $1K and repairing it “just for the fun of it.” I eventually tired of the body and paint work.

The hobby was local and not very serious in those pre-matching-numbers days. I looked in the LA Times or drove out to the Pomona swap meet when I tired of whatever particular midyear I had and hankered for another kind, eventually owning 21 midyears, all small-blocks.

Those were the days, but then so are these, just different. Hmmm, wonder if I have those clothes somewhere….. Got any photos of your own strange clothes back then?

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Very cool, Louie! Great pics! Somewhere I have a pic or two of me with my '67 BB, somewhat similar to your second pic. I have to find it, and also have to get our new computer to recognize the scanner. But I'll post that when I do.

Only pic I have handy is with my first car (the '67 was my second). I had taken my '59 to the track the night before and here's my trophy. We don't need to get into the fact that I was the only car in the class. No wild clothes yet at that point.

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You are what, 15, in that photo? And you're wearing large sunglasses but the shadows show that the sun is behind you?
Yeah, I have several autocross trophies from being the only car in my class ...
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Well I was actually 18. As for the sun, guess it was either because it was bright overall, or to look cool!
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That Bobby Vinton tune is one of the oldies I play in my car. However, instead of an 8 track tape, I stream Amazon Prime Music by Bluetooth from my iPhone to a Bluetooth receiver that rebroadcasts it as an FM signal to my original car radio.

We had no idea back then where technology was going to take us in 50 years.

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My SWC in 1978. I bought it with the radiused rear fenders, oversize mag wheels, 65 hood and modern art flame paint job. I took it to Germany and drove it that way for five years . There was nothing else quite like it on the Autobahn. It looks a little more stock today.
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Pearl Marino paint, gold leaf vents, black metal flake panels, pinstripe red flames on the hood scoop Fenton wheels
the car was painted in 1973 and is still in the family
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Unfortunately, doesn't sell very well today!!!
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