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IF YOU COULD BUILD WHAT YOUR PARENTS DROVE

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IF YOU COULD BUILD WHAT YOUR PARENTS DROVE
Posted by 6 on Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:20 PM
Since I was around my parents drove, what would be, some interesting subjects;

59 Ford Galaxy
60 Impala (aqua with white roof - Got the Monogram release)
68 Pontiac Tempest
61 Studebaker Lark
65 Bel Air (white 3 speed; Converting the Monogram Impala)
65 Impala (cream)
73 Vega (orange)
75 Vega (yellow)

What about you?

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Posted by Camaross1stgen on Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:23 PM
Wouldn't mind having a model of my dad's 1964 Ford Falcon Sedan Deilvery with the 302 in it, and an 63 Ford Falcon...stock...

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Posted by raisin27 on Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:34 PM
Every year I give my father a model of one of the cars he has owned. I'm doing a 55 Ford Customline for him this Christmas.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:35 PM
70's Chevy Wagon
70's Chevy Caprice
69 Ford Pickup (The Hoopty as it was called)
84 Buick LeSabre
79 Pontiac Bonneville Brogham (the car my friends and I LOVED to road trip in, in High School)
86 Buick Century
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Posted by ConfederateInfidel on Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:37 PM
55 Opel Olympia
55 Pontiac 4 door
56 Ford 4-door
76 Datsun B210
79 Mercury Zephyr
82 Toyota pickup

Some of those will never come out, even in resin.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:49 PM
I have the Hubley diecast '32 Chevy Coupe which will someday become a model of my Mom's car that she bought new in '32, then maintained it, and drove it until 1950 (I used to get rides go Kindergarten and 1st grade in 49-50, IN the rumble seat when the weather was warm and dry! AMT's tall 25 T coupe gets built as Mom's first car, a 1925 Model T coupe.

As far as Dad's concerned, no model kits out there even close to a '27 Willys Whippet touring car, nor his '35 Oldsmobile sedan. A 41 Willys Sedan (parent's first new car together) is doable, with some scratchbuilding--but where to start on a 41 DeSoto 4dr sedan?

Already have the neat Franklin Mint 52 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe, in metallic green, which model is exactly like the folks first Hudson--no need to build that one.

Too many mundane cars in the rest of the 50's, but I have plans to rework a Tamiya '66 VW Beetle back to '62 specs, for the car they let me drive to HS in '62. AMT's 64 Thunderbird will replicate exactly Mom's favorite car, in metallic turquoise with white vinyl top--GAWD, that was a beautiful car!

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Posted by modelbuildngrandpa on Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:53 PM
All these are bought and just waiting. ( some are resin or conversions)
38 Chevy 2 DR sedan, black.
48 Plymouth 2 DR.
50 Studebaker Starlight, dark green.
52 Chevy Belair HT, coral and sand. (the car I was brought home in)
54Chevy half ton, light green.
55 Chevy 210 V8 2 DR sedan, tan and ivory.
63 Pontiac Bonnie convert, silver blue (the car I learned to drive in)
64 Chevy half ton, dark blue.(what I drove the most)
71 Chevy half ton, med. blue.
The rest were boring.
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Posted by webestang on Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:56 PM
I have plans for the seafoam green 67 mustang coupe that got me hooked on Stangs thanks to the coupe resin body that is available. But i would LOVE to build the car I rode home in after I was born......
1963 Ford Galaxie 4-door, off white w/blue vinyle top. Cool
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Posted by lordairgtar on Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:58 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Big Baby

Since I was around my parents drove, what would be, some interesting subjects;

59 Ford Galaxy
60 Impala (aqua with white roof - Got the Monogram release)
60 Studebaker Lark (Spelled right?)
65 Bel Air (white 3 speed; Converting the Monogram Impala)
65 Impala (cream)
73 Vega (orange)
75 Vega (yellow)

What about you?


What I find interesting is that your parents bought TWO Vegas.
The cars my dad had:
Studebaker Starliner- the car my dad courted my mom in
1949 Ford
1954 ford
1959 Rambler
1959 Pontiac
1961 Chevy wagon
1965 Chevy Biscayne
1972 Chevy Impala
1982 Chevy Citation-blechh
1975 Buick Apollo
Since I was raised by Granparents after third grade, I'll have to include these:
1951 Plymouth
1955 Buick
1960 Buick Lesabre
1969 Buick Skylark Custom
1975 Regal Collonade
1976 Lesabre...last of the big ones
1977 Lesabre
1982 Lesabre
1985 Grand National...I think that's the year, this was Gramp's last car which was to be mine, but my dad wound up with it and had it painted light metallic blue because my stepmother didn't like the color...blasphemy

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 6:18 PM
Let's see...
various 60s VW bugs
a 60s VW Kampmobile
70 LTD 2dor 429, 4sp
74 Toyota Corona MkII Wagon
77 F-100 base model 6cyl, 3 on the tree
73 Pontiac Catalina 4dr. 400 .60 over, Holley 4bbl
72 Bonneville 2door
87 F-150 Xtra cab
89 Ford conversion van

The only ones I would want to build are the LTD and the 73 Pontiac, I took my first driving test in the 73 and that thing would haul a.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 6:30 PM
i always loved the cars my father had , they were some nice rides , unfortunatley he passed away on march 6th 2005 , of lung cancer at age 60 ,and i sure do miss him too. but he left me a car that we both restored together a few years back , it is a 1960 chevy biscayne , 2 door 348 4 speed , 2x4 carbs , it is an ex va. state police pursuit car, but here is what i can recall.
66 mercury cyclone, maroon
55 chevy flip front end w/straight axle , hugger orange
57 chevy 427 power ,red
65 corvair, white
65 chevy nova ss, white
64 pontiac tempest,gold
78 chev shortbed p/u black
76 camaro red
85 monte carlo ss burgundy
93 chevy mark3 p/u red
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 6:48 PM
since i was raised by my grandparents it would be the following

58 Edsel Pacer
67 Camaro
70 Challenger
84 Ford Tempo
86 Ford Tempo
91 Mercury Topaz
92 Ford Tempo
94 Ford Tempo with a Vulcan V-6
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 7:11 PM
All but two of my parents cares are too booring to build, about all Id want a kit of would be:
1977 Ford XA Panelvan, 351 Clevo, and
1938 Ford Club coupe Hotrod (My old car!)
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 7:12 PM
I could build Dad's '57 Ford Fairlane 500 pretty easily, and plan to. What I'd really like though is a model of his '54 Pontiac Chief 4dr.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 8:08 PM
Well, I know what my dad had. My ma wasn't much of a car buff :( But I was building my dad's 72 Nova, and i'd like to do the following :
79 Chev p/u
85 Chev p/u
88 Chev p/u
94 GMC extended cab
02 GMC 2500 HD
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Posted by Bainford on Saturday, November 19, 2005 8:52 PM
I am currently in the process of planning a project to build my father's first car. It's a 58 Chevy Byscane 4 dr. I'm still trying to figure how hard it is going to be to convert the 58 Impala 2 dr. It is to be a gift for my father and I would like it ot be as accurate as possible, but if it's too much hassle, he may end up getting an Impala instead.

The coolest car my father had was a 65 Valiant Signet 2 dr. It was yellow with black top and interior, and a 273 with 4 spd. I would sure like to build one of those.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 9:04 PM
I don't know all that my dad drove, my mom is another story, but I would have to say.

1963 Dodge Polara
1962 Chevy 409 Bel Air
1966 Corvair
1972 Chevy Nova
1966 or 68 Dart
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 9:14 PM
Hmm, the Toyota pickup, the Geo Prism, or the Taurus wagon, eh, I think I'll go with the '05 Silveragdo
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Posted by Mkowa PhD on Saturday, November 19, 2005 9:33 PM
My dad had cars that weren't in model or even resin form. Let's see, 53 DeSoto, 55 Chrysler New Yorker, 61 Valiant, 63 New Yorker, 68 New Yorker, 71 New Yorker, then I gave him a 74 Marquis, 75 Cordoba- Unfortunetly, he died in '86! Hence is the reason that I liked to have really cool cars, so my son and daughter have something to remember. Currently, 79 Mustang 351 drag car, sons 96 Mustang GT, my 95 Caprice 9C1, heavily modified, and an 01 Saleen Convertible. When my kids are older they can say, dad had some cool cars!-MIke Kowalski
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Posted by MojoDoctor on Saturday, November 19, 2005 9:55 PM
I've seen a photo of my mother going to Stanford in the late 40's driving a '32 Ford that had been raced locally by one of her uncles. Her dad cleaned it up, covered the seat with a plaid blanket and off she went to college.
As a kid, my folks had a '53 MG TD that was a blast! They then bought a 1970 Dodge Challenger, brand new and with all of the options available, what do you think they order? A six cylinder engine fer cryin' out loud. That would be fun to model though, don't you think?
Other than that, a mix of Ford station wagons, Volvos, a Fiat 131, '65 VW, 1974 Ford Mustang II Ghia,..........

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 10:09 PM
Well, most of the cars my parents had were boring, but here goes with what I know:

My Dad:
1964 Opel Kapitan
1972 Austin Mini
1982 Toyota Tercel
1988 Acura Integra {Mine now}
1995 Lexus SC400 {Also mine now}
1997 Acura NSX-T

My Mom:
1984 VW Rabbit
1992 Acura Integra 4-door
1996 Volvo 960
{I had talked her into getting a 2005 Pontiac GTO but she passed away before she could buy the car}
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Posted by Pokey6733 on Saturday, November 19, 2005 10:09 PM
Oh yeah!

'69 Roadrunner
'71 Cutlass Conv.
'72 Monte Carlo
'76 Cordoba
'75 Vega
'86 442
'85 Scirrocco
'87 LeSabre T-Type
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2005 10:17 PM
lets see....................
65 impala
86? chevy wagon
4 door licoln conitinental
55 bel air chevy
the chevy pickup from urban cowboy with fog lights
yeah my dad used to own a service station we owned to many cars to number! I remember we owned 3 boats and 2 campers at one time!
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Posted by Slabbedask on Sunday, November 20, 2005 5:27 AM
I think I'd get a hard time trying to get model kits of my dad's cars.....
Late fifties Opel Rekord (He can't remember the exact year...)
Renault Dauphine
Opel Kadett A (The first car I remember..)
72 Opel Rekord (Became my first car...)
80 Opel Ascona
Saab 900 (company car)
Nissan Primera (also a company car)
82 Crysler LeBaron (The coupe with the half vinyl roof and a four-banger...)
98 Chrysler Stratus
2006 Peugeot 307 Station Wagon

I think that the old Opels would be the ones I'd like to model.....
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Posted by kenpooro on Sunday, November 20, 2005 6:53 AM
My dad traded every 2 yrs, was a salesman and drove 50,000 miles a yr. The fact that he mostly had wagons would make it hard for me:

41 Ford
55 Ford (first new car)
57 Ford
59 Ford (wagon)
61 Ford (wagon and a LEMON!!!!)
62 Ford (wagon, traded after one year because of the 61 LEMON)
64 Ford (wagon---Country Squire, getting a little fancier now)
66 Ford (Country Squire again)
68 Mercury (wagon---whatever their version of the wood sided wagon was)
72 Mercury (Monterey)
74 Mercury (whatever the more expensive model is, still full size)
85 Ford (Crown Victoria)
Then he started buying trucks...step vans and one tons as he now carried the products he sold instead of just sample books.

Talk about a FORD MAN!!!!! I would like to build the ones up thru 64, after which the styles did little for me. I will do so in yrs to come, and simply build whatever I can get, to heck with the station wagons, I would simply match the color he had as closely as I could, and enjoy the building the style of cars I so loved in those years. As a kid, you hate wagons anyway!




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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 20, 2005 8:52 AM
As my parents have (now) both passed away, I'm working on the list of cars that my brother owned :
1954 Ford conv.
1960 VW Karmann Ghia
1958 Triumph TR-3
1967 Austin Healey 3000
1967 Lotus Elan
1965 Pontiac Catalina conv.
1960 Buick Invicta 4-dr. hardtop
1954 Chrysler New Yorker dlx. 4-dr.
1953 Bentley R-Type 4-dr. saloon
1983 DeLorean
1970 Lotus Elan S4 conv.
1976 Cadillac Seville 4-dr.
1975 Fiat 124 Spider (conv.)
1968 Chev. Camaro conv.
1968 VW 2-dr.sedan
1974 Jensen Interceptor conv.
Cobra replica kit
1954 Lotus Mk VI
1956 DeSoto Firedome 4-dr.
1986 Chev. S-10 pickup (Tahoe w/shell)
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan
I've already given him the Delorean, Cobra, S-10, the Ghia, and the VW sedan. This C'mas he's getting 2 more, and I'm currently working on three others, but I won't mention these in case he reads this post..............
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 20, 2005 9:21 AM
There's one which i'd love to build, but suprisingly can't- thats a 1968 MGBGT my dad bought when he started his first job.

a catalogue of a couple buying British cars in the seventies is too horrific to write on here.!


There's being loads fo interesting cars in our family, even if just 'cos of longevity. I remember my grandad's Hillman Minx when i was a kid, and that was bought new in 1959, never restored and still 'shiny' when i remember it. Previous to that he owned a '52 Chevrolet convertible bought when he was in Southern Rhodeisia (which was either converted, or built in rhd) Before that he was a motorbike man (only learnt how to drive cars/trucks in the army)

Our family also used to own a few ex-wwii jeeps in the early fifties for the post office business we had (we live in a very rural area so delivering newspapers/ groceries to people was a bit muddy in the 50's) I'd like to build one of them someday as well.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 20, 2005 9:50 AM
the ones i can remember my dad having because he was a biker and didnt get a car licence for years .
73 truimph toledo
75 volkswagon passat
80 mk5 ford cortina
84 rover sd1 2ltr
86 rover sd1 2.3 ltre 5 cylinder
93 ford escort
95 ford orion
98 rover 420
2000 ford mondeo

over the same time ive had 3 austin minis one of which was an 89 30th anniversary ltd edition, ford fiesta, mk3 ford escort estate, 86 mk3 ford capri, 89 ford sierra, 95 fiat punto, 98 fiat marea and my lastes a 2002 mk4 astra sxi
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 20, 2005 10:17 AM
lets see

Dads list
49 Lincoln coupe
57 lincoln 4 door
62 ford galxie conv( his first car of his own)
65 comet caliante
56 caddy coupe devile
70 monte carlo (his first new car)
1974 monte carlo
1975 gmc van
a hand full of different corvairs
1931 chevy 3 window coupe witch he still has
1937 chevy pick up
1950 chevy coupe
1978 gmc camper van
1964 chevy impala conv his fav toy in the garge
1993 chevy van
2003 chevy trailblazer


wow big list i'm sure i missed some somewhere
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Posted by Gerard on Sunday, November 20, 2005 10:43 AM
I fondly recall:

the early-60's SAAB 93 with fabric sunroof ( the teardrop shaped model with 2-cycle, 3-cylinder engine, with freewheel).

1962 Pontiac Catalina wagon
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