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IF YOU COULD BUILD WHAT YOUR PARENTS DROVE

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Posted by Jeepnut on Sunday, November 20, 2005 12:40 PM
My parents never really had what I considered very cool cars. The car that really got me excited was one that a really close friend of my mom's had. It was a red 69' Mustang fastback with the 428 Cobra Jet and shaker hood. I was about 8 years old and that name "Cobra Jet " on the shaker hood sounded like the coolest thing I'd ever heard of. It was said to have never been beat in a race. That would be a really cool build. Duplicating the red, yellow and orange shag carpet they put in it would be a hoot.
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Posted by dartman on Sunday, November 20, 2005 1:28 PM
My dad had a 1965 plymouth sport fury with a 426 street wedge that i loved .Gold with a bronze and black interior . Also a 1969 coronet station wagon painted dark metalic green.
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Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Sunday, November 20, 2005 3:17 PM
I'll just list the interesting cars my mom has owned ovr the years, no need to list the boring ones.
64 Fairlane
66 Galixie
68 Fury III
68 Camaro
89 Mustang LX 5.0

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Posted by darkwanderer on Sunday, November 20, 2005 4:03 PM
I don't remember what my parents had prior to '56, but here goes. Some can be done, some can't.

Dad's rides:
1956 Dodge Royal Lancer 4dr. Jo-Han '56 taxi
1958 Dodge D-100 Panel truck. None
1960 Plymouth Valiant V-100 4dr. AMT-SMP-Revell - '60 Valiant 4dr
1962 Plymouth Vailant Signet V-200 4dr. AMT-Revell - '62 Valiant 4dr
1963 Dodge Dart 270 GT convertable. NoneSad
1965 Buick Skylark convertible. Burned up engine 3 months old due to dealership mechanic error. AMT '65 convertible?
1965 Buick LeSaber 4dr. Skylark's replacement (out of court settelment). None
1967 Chrysler 300 Sport 2dr hardtop, he liked this one so much he kept it a while longer than normal. Jo-Han '67 300 2dr
1972 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham 4dr. None
1976 Shebby Blairwood Estate (?) wagon. Last. None

Mom's rides:
1957 DeSoto Adventurer 4dr sedan. Jo-Han '57 modified to 4dr
1959 Plymouth Sport Suburban wagon (she hated car so much, she traded it back in 3 months later). Jo-Han '60 modified to '59?
1959 DeSoto Adventurer 4dr hardtop - tri-tone. Jo-Han '59 modified to 4dr
1962 Chrysler 300 Sport 4dr hardtop. Jo-Han '62 modified to 4dr
1965 Buick Wildcat 4dr hardtop. 'AMT '65 modified to 4dr
1968 Chrysler Newport Custom 4dr hardtop. Jo-Han '68 heavily modified to 4dr?
1970 Chrysler Newport Custom 4dr sedan. None
1974 Chrysler Newport Custom 4dr sedan. None
1977 Chrysler Newport Custom 4dr sedan. None
1995 Chrysler Concorde LXI 4dr sedan. Last. Brookfield - Concorde
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Posted by foamer62 on Monday, November 21, 2005 11:50 AM
'59 Plymouth Savoy 4-Dr.
'68 Chevrolet Biscayne Station Wagon
'63 VW Bug
'65 VW Bug
VW Rabbit 2-DR.
VW Rabbit Pick Up
'72 Chevrolet Vega
'80 Chevrolet Citation
'90 Chevrolet Corsica
'85 Chevrolet S-10 Pick Up
'93 GMC Full Size Pick Up
'01 GMC Full Size Pick Up

I think thats all Smile

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Posted by goosebc99 on Monday, November 21, 2005 12:26 PM
Dad's rides before me/my memory:
'70 Impala 2 dr
' 74? Vega Wagon (the silver bullet)
'78? Mercury wagon

Since I can remember:
'81? Escort wagon
'85 Celebrity Wagon (first car I drove and kissed a girl in) Evil
'88 Suburu wagon
'80 rabbit - diesel
'85 golf 4-dr manual (still running after 220K)
'92 Safari (the Ghetto Safari - see Living Colour lyrics)
'03 Century

I have a 70 impala to build, but I'd love to model the Celebrity wagon - not gonna happen.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 21, 2005 12:53 PM
69 Chevy Impala
73 Chevy Nova
86 Oldsmobile Toronado
93 Ford Escort
01 Toyota Corolla
That's all the cars I can remember.
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Posted by NitroChargerAAFC on Monday, November 21, 2005 4:41 PM
Daaaamn i wish sooooooooooo much i could build my Dad's '85 Dodge Ram D-150 Royal SE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well... i'll keep on dreaming!!!!
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Posted by javelinsst390 on Monday, November 21, 2005 4:57 PM
Ok, here's a short list of the cars my folks had that I would like to model:

in the order that I think of them:

'67 Plymouth GTX 440 Four-speed,
'68 malibu SS 327 four speed. (he sold it for $50 because he thought the wiring was fried, turned out the alternator belt was the wrong size! Says he took it to a dozen mechanics before he sold it..)
'65 Oldsmobile Starfire
'68 Olds F-85
'61 Cadillac Eldorado
'57 Chevy Nomad Wagon.
'72 GMC pickup
'79 Ford F250 4x4 "The Stomper"
'65 Chevy c10 pickup
'79 Ford fairmont Futura Ghia
'81 Cadillac Eldorado
'71 Olds toronado 455.
'57 Oldsmobile
'71 Ford f150 XLT (wrapped it around a pole)
'72 Ford f150 XLT (Blew it up after putting 100,000 miles on it in ONE YEAR and never changing the oil)
'74 Ford F150 XLT (sold it to buy a Van)

and we can't forget all the vans my dad laid carpet out of:

'66 Chevy Van
'68 Ford Econoline van "The turd"
'77 Chevy van
'64? Dodge A100 Van that he and his brother put a 440 in (psychos), had Ansen Mags all the way around with skinnies in front and "the biggest Mickey Thompsons we could get" sticking WAY out the back.
My dad once told me a story of how he blew the doors off a Vette with this thing once with a Roll of Carpet hanging out the back doors, and the dude in the Vette swearing that there was at least a foot of daylight under the front tires of this van. My uncle Dean rolled a few years later. Bummer.
'78 Ford E250 Econoline, with full shag-carpet interior, bed in the back, and FOUR PAIRS of Cerwin Vega house speakers (BIG ONES!) and EIGHT pioneer amplifiers, with (get this) a 429 Cobra Jet in it out of a '70 Mustang!!! You've never seen a three-quarter ton panel van move so fast in your life!!! My mom once raced a guy in a Camaro one day when she picked me up from school in it. The guy couldn;t beleive he got spanked by a VAN!

These are just the ones I can think of right now. There were a bunch more, I know there was a desoto and a studebaker, and mom's first car was a '49 Club Coupe Hot rod, but other than that, I;m drawing blanks.

Oh, and their current rides: a 1990 honda Accord with 18"' enkei Rims, a spoiler, and That weird fade-tint on the windows,
a 1977 Lincoln COntinental two-door that I built for them that's had most of the side trim shaved, It's lowered, has Custom directional wheels, White with red interior and red underglow neon, and 460 big-block. It's got this rainbow-colored tint that changes color with how you look at it. It's sweet, and illegal as heck.
All of their rides have a killer stereo system in them (including their 34 Foot fifth-wheel camper). It's really weird to see a 60-year old dude driving down the street in this lincoln, with country music blasting out the windows, and he looks like Kid Rock 30 years later. It's even funnier when he's listeneing to metallica or something lik that...
Peace, Chris Remember When real cars were made of metal and models were made of plastic? Now real cars are plastic and models are metal! "Have any good freakouts lately?"
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 21, 2005 5:08 PM
a 74 javelin
79 dodge street van
73 plymouth duster

and what i'm trying to gather parts for now,

an 87 dodge ram long-bed, been in the family since new :)
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Posted by gratch73a on Monday, November 21, 2005 5:35 PM
From the ones I can remember:
71 plymouth fury III
73 plymouth fury III
79 Dodge colt wagon
79 Ford Ltd II
91 mercury topaz
9? dodge caravan

Man i would love to build the fury III's if there were a kit.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 21, 2005 6:27 PM
My Dad owned and drove a lot of different cars, (he's a mechanic) but not many that were really cool during the period of time I would remember. The coolest car he owned during my childhood ended up being passed on to me for my first car, a 1964 El Camino and I still have it and drive it occasionally during the summer. Before I came into the world and while I was just and infant my Dad bought and sold a lot of muscle cars, but that was too early in my life to remember. I did build a model of my Dad's '34 Ford modified oval track racer he campaigned in the mid-50's.

My Mom owned a '69 Lincoln with a 460 and no continental kit. I'd like to build that one but I don't beleive there are any kits out there that even come close. She also owned a nice '60 Bonneville that I don't remember, but at least I could build that one now. She was also a part owner of a super modified oval racer in the mid-70's, that would be a fun build.

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Posted by JakeCouture on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 11:20 AM
My dad:
Studebaker Lark
41 Ford pickup
64 1/2 Mustang bought new, totaled 6 months later...DUI
***lived in France until the 70s***
66 VW Beetle
68 VW Beetle
72 VW Beetle
74 Chevy C-10
78 Chevy Impala wagon
72 Datsun
76 Pacer
72 Javelin
76 Chevy van
78 Chevy van
74 Nova
84 Chevy van
76 Chevy van
65 Dodge Dart
84 Ford LTD
74 Plymouth Voyager

Other than the 'Stang, he's never paid more than $800 for a vehicle

Mom:
71 AMC Gremlin
70 Chevy Impala coupe
74 Duster
76 Honda Civic
79 Ford Pinto
74 Mercury Cougar
85 Pontiac Sunbird
85 Toyota Tercel
90 Toyota Corolla
90 Chevy Corsica
02 Saturn SL2
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Posted by lastrto on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 5:10 PM
I guess my parents builds would have to be my Dads 53 Buick convertiable. It was yellow with a black interior and had the wire wheels. Or his 1964 Impala convert. White on white with a black top, 409 2-4bbls 4spd. Nosed,decked ,shaved, and painted by the Alexander Bros.Thumbs Up

It would be kind of neat to build my moms 64 Ford Station wagon or her 62 Chrysler wagon.

Some of my dads cars would be hard to build. Like the
53 Buick Convert.
67 Coupe DeVille
72 T-Bird
58 Merc
58 Olds J-2
57 Olds 2Dr Tongue I'd love it if that car was ever released.
61 Caddy Convert
MG-TD with a 327 Chevy He wrecked that one.Sad
Those were the interesting ones.
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Posted by GPERZERK on Sunday, November 27, 2005 1:45 AM
Tongue does anyone know where I can get a model of ther're first ride ? a Horse-n-Buggy?
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Posted by 6 on Sunday, November 27, 2005 7:13 AM
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Posted by GPERZERK on Sunday, November 27, 2005 11:23 AM
Dead Yea know when you have a old car n the timing is bad n you run reg gass in it n it just keeps on deiseling after you shut it off ?
Well that's me ,My body is dead but my brain just dont know enough to qiut .
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 27, 2005 1:50 PM
i have built my parents cars as xmas presents
78 chevy stepside pickup
72duster using 71 kit
67 impala ss396
61 impala conv.
95 dodge ram 1500
and even built hh43 helicopter that dad flew on in air force
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Posted by moriad02 on Sunday, November 27, 2005 8:38 PM
Well I already built a 69 dodge charger my dad said he owned.
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Posted by mfp508 on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 8:34 AM
There will probably never be kits of some of my parents cars. Let's see if I can remember them all.

1950 Ford
1953 Chevy Pickup(the Blue Goose)
1957 Chevy 4dr
1957 Chevy 2dr
1969 Ford Fairlane
1967 Ford Ranchero
1973 Mercury Gran Marquis
1978 Ford LTD
1981 VW Rabbit
1981 Mustang Hatchback
1983 Olds Cutlass Ciera
1983 Chevy Pickup
1988 Dodge Dynasty
1991 Mercury Sable
1994 Lincoln Continental
2002 Mazda MPV
2005 Toyota Solara Convertible(Mom's ride)


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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 03, 2005 8:20 PM
i think it would have to be the 66 chrysler imperial they had in 76 i remember that car and it was sweet second choice would be the 79 ford f150 supercab with the 8 foot bed that i learned how to drive on man that thing was big
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Posted by burysem on Saturday, December 03, 2005 10:27 PM
37 Chevrolet 2dr (1st used car)
52 Chev 2dr
57 Ford Custom 300 4dr
62 Ford Falcon 4dr
65 Ford Country Sedan (SW)
68 Ford Country Sedan (SW)
72 Ford Gran Torino 4dr
82 Chev Cavalier 4dr
69 VW Beetle (only 2nd used car he bought. Still sits in their carport as it has for 22 yrs)
88 Mercury Sable
89 Ford F100
05 Merc Sable
They have kept their cars 'till the things were shot, for the most part. I can remember the purchases from 65 on. They were always memorable times for us all. That Beetle I talked him into buying back in '82. It had a bad engine at the time. Rebuilt it for him- he drove it about 500 miles, then got rear ended on May 3, 1983 by a new 83 Caprice. We both rebuilt it, but minor electrical glitches and his failing health over the years have kept it in the same place all these years. A few could be built from existing kits, most cannot.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 03, 2005 11:04 PM
Dad had alot of cars,most i dont care to ever see again or let alone build, but he had a Kiaser Frasier ( dont know if the spelling is right ) that was a great looking car. ive asked him about it but he doesnt remember much , long time ago,but if i ever see a kit like it ill build it.
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Posted by darkwanderer on Sunday, December 04, 2005 12:33 AM
To heck with my parent's cars (I already listed them any way). I'd rather build mine.

1971 Plymouth Satellite coupe*
1966 Plymouth Valiant 2dr sedan
1970 Plymouth Duster
1969 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback (oh wait, I can do this one Big Smile
1973 Plymouth Barracuda coupe
1981 Dodge Omni 4 dr
1985 Dodge Omni 4 dr*
1991 Plymouth Voyager SE
1994 DodgeCaravan SE
1994 Dodge Dakota SLT extended cab

*In 35+ years of driving I've only had 2 new cars. Their not worth the overpricing.
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Posted by mishalah on Sunday, December 04, 2005 2:17 AM
What.....my mom's '60 Rambler American 2dr station wagon (aka "the pig")?

Yeah, I'd love to have a kit of that to build. ;)

Well, there as my dad's '57 Chrysler 300 fire breathing monster. It was some kind of rosy pink color and those huge fins.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 04, 2005 8:15 AM
right now my dad drives
1970 340 4-speed cuda
2003 dodge ram 2500 w/a hemi
(2)2005 peterbilts
1990 peterbilt
and a 2003 peterbilt
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 04, 2005 8:30 AM
First car I can remember my folks having was an early Seventies Opel Manta coupe; orange with a black hood. I would actually buy a 1:1 if I found it cheap enough. The Opel was traded for a silver late Seventies Pinto wagon. Then we went "big time" with a Champagne Biege 81 Bonneville; skirts and all. That was a sweet looking car. Then came the 82 Caprice Classic. Between my dad and I, we put twelve hard years and 200k miles on that car. My grandfather had a 79 Olds 98 Regency that I liked as well. Chocolate Brown Metallic with a tan roof and interior. 403, full power, and the 8 track / CB combo!
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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, December 04, 2005 7:41 PM
i'd love to build some of the cars my parents drove, unfortuanately most are not available, as we live in australia and have our own unique vehicles. there are a couple of resin conversion bodys out there, but the rest remain deminishing memories.

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Posted by fantacmet on Monday, December 05, 2005 2:13 AM
I never could drive my mothers car. My feet were never small enough to fit her size shoe. In other words no car. Always wished she'd get an early 70's stingray Vette though. LOL
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Posted by Atmobil on Monday, December 05, 2005 6:35 AM
I would have a hard time getting a model of most of the cars my dad has had.

1962 Opel Rekord P2 Caravan (He buried it in the early seventies)
197someting Toyota Corolla
1973 (I think) Mazda 323
1981 Toyota Corolla
1982 Toyota Carina wagon
1986 Toyota Model-F
1998 Ford Escort 1.6 16v wagon

And I think he had some more Mazdas in the 70's

The only one I really would like a model of is the 62 Opel (I know Minichamps has a die cast in 1:43)
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