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IF YOU COULD BUILD WHAT YOUR PARENTS DROVE

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Posted by plasticgas on Monday, July 30, 2007 1:45 PM
Hmmmm, .......a 63 Corvair coupe, a 66 Mustang coupe, a 69 Polara (ex CHP high speed pursuit car), a 76 Granada, a 79 Cordoba, an 82 Thunderbird.....that could be a fun project!
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Posted by zgator on Monday, July 30, 2007 3:20 PM
A marina blue 67 SS 427 Impala Vert. Black top white interior. It was a factory official car and the 68's were just starting to hit the dealership. Us kids were grown so we didn't need anymore stationwagons.My mother wanted a vert thats all she knew. She had no idea what she bought except the top went down.I will never forget it when she pulled in the driveway and the first thing I saw was the hood and the fender script.Being that it was a factory official car it came loaded with everything GM could through at it. Man that car was beautiful. Don't ask what happened to it because it brings a tear to my eye. Sorry to say nobody make a 67 vert.
82 Collector Ed Corvette (Fast!!!). Black on black 81 Corvette she's a nasty girl that likes a good spanking. (Quick!!!) I always tell the truth even when I lie
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Posted by lowered57 on Monday, July 30, 2007 5:14 PM
I was tickled when Revell issued the 66 GTO. That was my dads first New car. It was a 4bbl, 4 speed, iceblue no options. I"m building the model now and still need to find the dogdish caps for it.
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Posted by dsully66 on Saturday, August 11, 2007 3:03 AM
Here's some of the cars that my dad drove: ( I not sure of all that he had)
49 Studebaker prop-nose
53 Chevy
56 Chevy
68 Plymouth Sport Fury
69 Pontiac
73 Buick Century (only new car he ever bought)
77 Cutlass Supreme
78 Merc Cougar
3 Thunderbirds (77, 79, 80)
80 Pontiac Bonneville
76 Chevy Shortbed Fleetside
85 Olds 88 Royale 4door
83 Olds 88 4door (was my grandmas, now my 16yr old son drives it)
85 Merc Marquis
3 Taurus (93, 94, 02: last one is current ride replacing totaled 94)
86 Dodge 500
76 Chevy Impala
I seemed to recall someone made a kit of the 77-79 TBird but I think it was smaller scale. Would love to build one of these Birds or the Cougar. Any of the Olds rides would be sweet in kit too.
My mom once bought a 65-66? El Camino for about $100. Wish I had been old enough to have gotten hold of that one.

Now for my rides:
72 Chevy 3/4 ton
70 Chevy 1/2 ton w/factory air (have a couple of 72 kits and modelhaus 70 grille on the shelf to do this some time)
66 Chevy 1/2 ton (got these kits on the shelf too)
80 Chevy 1/2 ton
81 Ford 1/2 ton 3 on tree, inline 6
87 Ford 1/2 ton ext.cab (Dad's Marquis motor and tranny ended up in this)
76 CJ-5
80 Rabbit fourdoor
80 Citation tudor (built one of this car)
84 Ram 50 ( someday build model of this with the mpc kit)
67 Olds 88 tudor (got crazy dreams of kitbashing the 67 Impala and 67 Cutlass kits)
78 Civic
68 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible (bought it for my dad)
Caravans (90, 93, 97)
96 Windstar
Ford 15 Passenger Vans (94, 96)
73 Suburban
89 Suburban (someday will build one of this)
99 Suburban (currently bashing two Tahoes to make this one, my current ride)
74 Nova four door
85 Dodge 500
91 Tempo
91 Taurus
98 Lumina
85 Isuzu Trooper
83 Ranger

Most of these rides I would never want to build (let alone remember). But as you can see, I love my chevy trucks!
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Posted by 69bronzeT5 on Saturday, August 11, 2007 3:33 AM
The muscle cars my parents had:

69 GTO Ram Air 3 4spd
70 GTO 4spd
76 Trans Am
71 Camaro Z28 RS


a few more I think too..just cant remember..oh, my dad had a few 69-74 Mustangs
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Posted by richardkbrown on Saturday, August 11, 2007 7:37 AM
of all the cars I remember these are the only ones worth mentioning


mom
71 comet gt
67 galaxie 500 (emerald green, black interior, 390 auto)
76 torino grand elite

dad
67,68,69 barracuda fastbacks
68 satellite (circle track race car)
4 shelby chargers (3 turbos 1 non)
88 shelby daytona turbo
71 440 challenger (the first one I got to drive)
75 dart sport (318)
70 dart swinger (6 cyl)
68 roadrunner (440 4spd) already built this one
76 volare
70 challenger (originally a 6cyl 3spd panther pink car, will be 440 six pack)

step-father
69 firebird

mine
77 pontiac astre (vega with 76 firebird front facia)
80 thunderbird
81 diplomat (retired cruiser)

I know I could build most of these but I would like to build ALL OF THEM
Hot cars and heavy metal.......is there anything better?
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Posted by richardkbrown on Saturday, August 11, 2007 7:41 AM
oh yea how could I forget the first car I ever rode in
my grandfathers 70 polara convertable
Hot cars and heavy metal.......is there anything better?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 11, 2007 4:25 PM
Since this topic is about "If I could build (actually build) what your parents drove", I'm only going to list the cars they had that are actually available...I've built them all. No sense in listing what can not be built (?) They are in order of ownership
1950 Ford Custom "Matador Red met" ext. (resin)
1953 Ford Customline "Glacier Blue" ext., Blue int. (Lindberg)
1959 Ford Custom 300 Sedan "Sherwood Green met./Colonial White" ext., Green int. (resin)
1960 Ford Falcon Sedan w/ Deluxe Package "Raven Black" ext., Silver/Black int. SMP
1963 Ford Fairlane 500 "Chestnut met." ext., Chestnut/Rose int. AMT
1964 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200 "Dark Blue met." ext., Blue int. AMT
1968 Plymouth Satellite Sedan "Frost Blue met."ext. White roof /White&Blue interior(resin)
1976 Plymouth Volare Coupe "Tropical Green met."ext MPC (a 1977, converted to a 1976)
2000 VW Golf Hatchback "White" Lt. Tan int. Tamiya
Thought I'd list the vehicles I've owned (not including corporate vehicles) that were made as kits...in order of ownership
1965 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible "Medium Red met." White top, Black int. Jo-Han
1968 Plymouth Satellite Sedan (the same one above that dad bought new that's in my photo bucket)
1965 Plymouth Valiant 100 "White", Red int. AMT
1965 Dodge Coronet 500 Ht "Ruby met." ext. Ruby & Burgundy int. AMT/MPC kit
1965 Dodge Coronet 500 Ht "Ruby met" ext., Ruby & Burgundy int. Polar Lites kit
1968 Plymouth Belvedere Road Runner 2-Door Sedan "Sable White" ext., Black int. AMT
1962 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200 Ht. "Dusty Rose met./White" ext.,Tan int. AMT
1974 Dodge Challenger Ht. "Sienna met." ext. White roof & interior
1975 Plymouth Small Fury Custom "Lucerne Blue met. ext. /White roof , Blue int.MPC
1957 Chrysler New Yorker Ht. "Sunset Rose/Dessert Beige" ext. (promo) Jo-Han
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXI "Forest Green met." ext., Carmel int. (1995 Brookfield promo converted to a 1999)
Typically, many of the vehicle that I (along with my parents) owned were never made in a small scale, because this list could have been longer. One of the Fords I owned briefly, a 1969 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupe was made by AMT, but the cost of an unbuilt kit is preventing me from obtaining one...it wasn't a car I wish to remember or spend that kind of money on anyway, LOL! (The current resin semi trans kit doesn't interest me.) Smile Fury3
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Posted by zgator on Saturday, August 11, 2007 4:47 PM
I'm building a copy of my mothers favorite car, not her last. A 67 SS427 Impala, marina blue. She bouth it juat as the 68's were comming out. Hers was a factory official car and therefore was loaded. She had no idea what kind of engine was in it, she just wanted a new car. Us kids were in our teens and my father was gone so we really didn't need any more stationwagons.
82 Collector Ed Corvette (Fast!!!). Black on black 81 Corvette she's a nasty girl that likes a good spanking. (Quick!!!) I always tell the truth even when I lie
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Posted by 1970stage1 on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 2:55 PM
Mom-
1960 Belair (283)
1969 Lesabre 4dr Brown
1974 Lesabre 4dr Cream
1980 Lesabre 2dr Light blue
1988 Lesabre 4dr dark blue

Dad
1941 Plymouth business coupe- red
1951 Ford 2dr- blue
1957 Pontiac- red
1963 Catalina 421- maroon
1966 GMC 1/2 ton- light blue
1968 Ford f250 camper special- dark green/ white
1975 Chevy Scottsdale 20 camper special Grecian Bronze (color of a yam)
1985 Silverado c30 Red/white
1997 Silverado K2500 Maroon/beige

Ken

 

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Posted by GeeBee on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 3:29 PM
Dad's :-

1968 Bedford CA Dormobile
1971 Vauxhall Cresta 3.3 PC
1975 Ford Granada 3.0 GXL
1979 Jaguar S3 XJ6 3.4

Sadly Dad had a serious heart attack in the early 80's and had to pack up driving he passed on 12 years ago, so someday i'd just love to build a model of one of his cars.

Moms :-

Well, she's now 72 and hasn't driven for years, but i don't think that Mom ever owned a car that I'd like to model, (Sorry Mom)
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Posted by Tom99 on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 3:53 PM
1947 Oldsmobile 98 4 dr sed
1951 Studebaket Champion 2 dr sed
1955 Ford Fairlane 2 dt ht
1956 Ford Customline 2 dr sed
1958 Ford Fairlane 500 2 dr ht
1960 Ford Galaxie 4 dr ht
1963 Ford Falcon Futura 2 dr sed
1964 Buick Special conv
1967 Buick Skylark conv
1968 Pontiac Tempest 4 dr sed
1969 Renault 10
1970 Renault 10
1972 Ford Pinto
1972 Chevelle 2 dr ht
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Posted by 69bronzeT5 on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 4:13 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by 69bronzeT5

The muscle cars my parents had:
69 GTO Ram Air 3 4spd
70 GTO 4spd
76 Trans Am
71 Camaro Z28 RS

My dad also had a few International Scouts. My grandpa bought a '72 International 1210 4X4 pickup brand new and then he gave it to my dad years later. We ended up selling it a few years ago due to financal troubles, my dad was crushed.



a few more I think too..just cant remember..oh, my dad had a few 69-74 Mustangs


Im actually building a Monogram '69 GTO right now to look like his old car.
Current Projects: '70 AAR Cuda, '93 Mustang Cobra http://s206.photobucket.com/albums/bb274/69bronzeT5/ "Happiness is over-rated...Get Angry!" My 1:1 Mopar Collection: '69 Charger R/T tribute, '70 Coronet 500, '73 Duster
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Posted by 73 duster on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 5:45 PM
DAD:
1956 Plymouth Fury ( his first new car , which was his H.S. graduation present ).

1970 Ranchero G.T. , 351 C 2 bbl. / FMX ( I know , I know...but , it never gave a moment's problem )...and , get this...

Yellow with green interior , FROM THE FACTORY !

No , he didn't buy it new . He got it in Fall 1992 ; its colours had been changed by the prior ( and original owner ) to White , with black interior ( with dyed door panels , dash pad , arm rests ).

MOM:
1963 Chevy II , 4 cylinder / 4 speed ( the car's only option ) , 2 ddor sedan.

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Posted by ss454 on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 8:12 PM
The only cars I'd like to build would be my dad's 1974 Trans-Am, 1978 Ford Pickup with an 8 inch lift, and Nissan Titan

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Posted by modelcrazy1 on Thursday, December 20, 2007 1:47 AM
Well,until one of the kit makers makes this in a 1/25 kit,we can keep on dreaming!

Big Smile

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Posted by blizzy63 on Thursday, December 20, 2007 5:50 PM
'55 Monarch Montcalm 4-dr. sdn. (like a Mercury but built for Ford of Canada dealers)
'61 Pontiac Laurentian 4-dr. sdn. w/ 261 inline-6 (Canadian Pontiac)
'72 Chevy Nova 2-dr. w/ 6-cyl./Powerglide, met. orange w/ black vinyl roof & interior (best car of the lot! I still own it.)
'71 Mazda B-2200 pickup
'71 Chevy Impala Custom 2-dr. hardtop, 350 4-bbl. (beautiful ride but gas gazzler!)
'69 Ford F-250 Ranger Camper Special pickup, 390
'80 Pontiac Sunbird landau coupe, V-6
'84 Lada Signet sedan (worst car ever!)
'92 Dodge Shadow 4-dr.
'95 Dodge Neon 4-dr.
'89 GMC S-15 Sierra pickup
'86 Ford F-250 pickup
'05 Chevy Aveo (or something like that) 4-dr.
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Posted by zodc on Thursday, December 20, 2007 8:16 PM
A sporty 2-seater roadster with spoke wheels? Sure they make that in 1/25 scale.

QUOTE: Originally posted by modelcrazy1

Well,until one of the kit makers makes this in a 1/25 kit,we can keep on dreaming!

 Big Smile


Ah, only one horse power. Close. I think the kit comes with more power. Big Smile
But fret not! With today's growing emissions control, we'll all be driving these zero-emissions vehicles again before we know it. Black Eye
Steve...
NOW WITH LESS CALORIES
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 20, 2007 8:26 PM
we had a 81 chevy citition. that car was not sweet,
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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, December 21, 2007 8:45 AM
I'm going to build this some day. My dad puttered around in this in his older years. I have a picture of it somewhere but will have to take some lessons on how to rust it out like the one that Doc is building! Happy Holidays!
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Posted by Richard Bartrop on Friday, December 21, 2007 11:06 AM
Of the ones my dad drove, the two I'd like to build would be his 1955 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, and the 1967 Olds Toronado.
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Posted by Richard Bartrop on Friday, December 21, 2007 11:07 AM
My uncle had a black and yellow 1956 Lincoln Premiere that I also wouldn't mind seeing on my shelf
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Posted by STUNNABOI on Friday, December 21, 2007 11:36 AM
well these are a few

my dad had a base model 84 monte carlo but had it had all ss monte drivetrain and suspension under it
a 76 vega wagon with a 327 under the hood

my 1978 chevy c-10 longbed 2wd

my mother didn't really have anything nice that i knew of
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 21, 2007 12:48 PM
Heres The List Of Cars My Family Had

My Mom

1975 Chevy Impala 4Dr
1980 Pontiac Firebird Esprit
1974 Ford Maverick 2Dr
1983 Chevy Monte Carlo LS
1985 Chevy S10 Blazer Tahoe
1984 Cadillac Coupe Deville

My Dad

1969 Pontiac Lemans 2Dr
1965 Mercury Monterey 4Dr
1969 Chevy Malibu 2Dr Post
1979 GMC VanDura 15 Van
1972 Ford F250 Pickup

My Uncles

1957 Chevy Bel-Air
1970 Pontiac Lemans
1955 Chevy Bel-Air
1978 Oldsmobile Omega 4Dr
1970 Chevy Chevelle SS396
1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1971 Chevy C10 Custom Pickup
1979 Ford Bronco
1972 Chevy El Camino
1978 Chevy Corvette Silver Anniversary

Only One Of My Aunts Owned A Cool Car I Wish I Had It A 1977 Chevy Monte Carlo Landau.

My Cars

1973 Chevy Nova
1984 Cadillac Coupe Deville ( My Moms Old Car)



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Posted by FenderMender on Friday, December 21, 2007 6:46 PM
My parents had Oldsmobiles:

1936 1950 1955

My uncles had:

1954 Buick convertible 195? Nash that looked like a long cigar (cool car, too)

I remember relatives with: 1950 Plymouth coupe, Willys Jeep, 1949 Olsmobile 98, 1951 Pontiac.
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Posted by racer1 on Saturday, December 22, 2007 4:14 AM
Well, let's see.
'48 Plymouth 4 door sedan, kind of a light rootbeer metallic color.
'59 De Soto Station Wagon with the huge fins that hurt like hell when you bump your shoulder against the corner of it. ( light blue )
' 64 Plymouth Valiant 4 door ( blue green )
' 69 Datsun 510 Station wagon ( gray )
' 70 Chevy Caprice ( piece of junk )
' 82 Nissan Sentra ( red )
Then he quit driving and sold the cars after he found out he had cancer.
Just a regular model car junkie.
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Posted by sgtwg on Saturday, December 22, 2007 5:26 AM
Lets see now,

Dad: 1949 Olds Fleetline style-green 4dr
1953 Olds- black/white 4dr
1963 Chevy II-green 4dr
1968 Lincoln Town Car-black-company car

Mom: 1953 Chevrolet-blue 4dr
1962 Ford-brown/white 4dr
1965 Buick Wildcat-Silver
1971 Buick Riviera-Champagne
1984 Ford LTD-white 4dr Baby LTD
2000 Saturn SL2-silver 4dr

Sister: 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible-nothing else worthy!

Me: 1962 Pontiac Catalina 421 SD Green
1969 Buick Skylark GS 350-blue
1975 Plymouth Road Runner-brown
A bunch of Ford pickups, two Suburbans, two station wagons, but I would like to model my 2004 Grand Marquis-red, or my 2006 Town Car-black.

Most but not all can be replicated as I have been collecting kits and resin bodies for years. You can imagine my delight when the AMT '62 Catalina came out!

Oh no, you did what I told you to do. Why?

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Posted by blizzy63 on Saturday, December 22, 2007 11:44 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by zodc

A sporty 2-seater roadster with spoke wheels? Sure they make that in 1/25 scale.

QUOTE: Originally posted by modelcrazy1

Well,until one of the kit makers makes this in a 1/25 kit,we can keep on dreaming!

 Big Smile


Ah, only one horse power. Close. I think the kit comes with more power. Big Smile
But fret not! With today's growing emissions control, we'll all be driving these zero-emissions vehicles again before we know it. Black Eye


ZERO emissions???????

Buddy, you haven't been around horses! WinkBig Smile
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Posted by darkwanderer on Saturday, December 22, 2007 12:58 PM
Let's see how good my memory is...

Father;
1956 Dodge Royal Lancer 4dr (earliest I remember)
1958 Shebby panel van
1960 Plymouth Valiant V-200 2dr
1962 Plymouth Valiant V-200 4dr
1963 Dodge Dart GT-270 convertible (medium blue metallic w/white top/boot/tonneu/interior)(I wanted this one sooooooo bad)
1965 Booick Skylark convertible (destroyed by dealer's inept mechanics 3 months later)
1965 Booick LeSaber (out of court settlement)
1967 Chrysler 300 Sport hardtop
1970 Chrysler New Yorker 4dr hardtop
1972 Chrysler New Yorker 4dr hardtop
1966 Shebby Kingswood Estate wagon (lemonade anyone?)

Mother's rides;
1957 DeSoto Firesweep 4dr hardtop
1959 Plymouth Fury wagon (she hated rattling from rear... traded it for...)
1959 DeSoto Adventurer 4dr hardtop (Tri-Tone Black/Coral/Seafoam Green)(almost totaled in rearend crash at 3 months old (the Desoto barrel rolled 6 times down bank), dealer took it back in trade 3 years later)
1962 Chrysler 300 Sport 4dr hardtop
1965 Booick Wildcat 4dr hardtop (damaged in rearend crash, 3 months old. Dealer refused it as trade in 3 years later, even thought they did repairs. Same dealership as above (Skylark). Need I say more?)
1968 Chrysler Newport Custom 4dr hardtop
1972 Chrysler Newport Custom 4dr hardtop
1977 Chrysler Newport Custom 4dr sedan
1992 Chrysler Concorde 4dr sedan

Mine;
1971 Plymouth Satellite coupe (my first new car and first love)
1966 Plymouth Valiant V-100 2dr sedan
1970 Plymouth Duster
1969 Plymouth Barracuda fastback (what a blast this car was)
1973 Plymouth Barracuda coupe (rebuilt engine from '69)
1978 Dodge Omni w/horrible 1.7l engine
1984 Dodge Omni w/2.2 (what a screamer)(2nd and last new car... no new car truly worth the money now days)
1994 Dodge Dakota Extended cab
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Posted by jims69camaro on Saturday, December 22, 2007 8:19 PM
my dad had a chevelle, don't know what year it was, but it was a hot rod. i've got a picture of me leaning up against it when i was three or four.

he also had a '68 ford fairlane. another neat car.

i either don't remember him dirving anything else or don't have proof of it. after he was domesticated the second time around, he owned a '72 pontiac gran ville which i eventually drove to school. he also had an indestructable '72 ford f-150. that is, until my uncle pulled the steering column out of it. no, he was turning, and turned it until the column came loose in his hands. seriously.

after that, we pretty much went our own ways. my grandfather still owns some antique iron, though. he lives in florida now, which is far better on the metal than the NJ winters.

most of the cars i have come to love were in the neighborhood. then i'd see the customs in the car shows. it was a great era to grow up in. at least until '74.
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