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IF YOU COULD BUILD WHAT YOUR PARENTS DROVE

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    September, 2007
  • From: Southern Maryland
Posted by sublimegreen on Saturday, December 22, 2007 9:17 PM
My dads 1973 plymouth duster 340 with a 4 speed, buckets, cragers, and a sunroof. Man i wish i could build that and that he had it back but now we have a 73 auto 340 and a 74 gold duster with a 383 out of a 69 charger so they are just as cool. He sold it around 1978 when family kicked in and the gas crunch and had to fight to get $900 in trade for a datson pickup. but hey, if only we knew then what we know now that their worth a lot of $$$, we would of kept it.
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  • From: Huber Heights, Ohio (as of right now)
Posted by whale392 on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 2:24 AM
1966 Plymouth Belvedere II with the 426 Hemi/727 auto,
1966 Dodge Coronet500 Hemi/4spd Super Trac-pak car,
1968-1971 Dodge D200 Camper Special pick-up with the big-block,
1975 Chrysler Cordoba 400.
'If you aren't living life on the edge, you are taking up too much space!'
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  • From: Great White North
Posted by plymouth71 on Sunday, December 30, 2007 10:02 PM
well I'm working on it. I've built an original issue amt 1970 MonteCarlo. I built this 1975 Plymouth Fury.






I also re-worked this Matchbox Vibe










I am having trouble finding a reasonably priced 67 Chevy Pickup. So i'm converting a small Diecast 70 pickup, I have a 40 Ford P/u and a 55 chevy to do...

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 31, 2007 1:08 PM
My mom's cars have been kinda lame, but my dad's are cool

Mom

1. 1977 Toyota Celica (actually a cool car)
2. 1979 Toyota Celica
3. 1986 Grand Am
4. 1988 Isuzu Trooper
5. 1995 Isuzu Trooper
6. 2008 Ford Escape
---All of my mom's cars have been stick -shift except the Grand Am. I just kinda grew up with manual's all over

Dad's Cars (That I know of) in order

1. 1962 Chevy 4 Door
2. 1965 Corvair (had all the suspension upgraded etc.)
3. 1969 Camaro 307
4. 1971 Nova 350
5. 1979 Triumph Spitfire
6. 1980ish Fiat Spider (2)
7. 1972 Triumph TR6
8. 1976 Triumph TR6 (still owns)
9. 1986 Audi Quattro (awesome car)
10. 1963 Austin Healy 3000 Mk II (still owns-showed up in a trailor in the middle of dinner, needless to say mom was ******. lol)
11. 1998 Camaro V-6 5 speed (no options excpt window defroster)

I have built replicas of my cars though
1. 1991 Camaro RS
2. 1989 Firebird Formula
3. 1994 Camaro Z-28

my dad's taste in cars has led to me wanting to build pretty much every British Sports Car. Still waiting for a Triumph TR6 and TR 250, both cars I absolutely love.
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  • From: Chandler, AZ
Posted by del austin on Monday, December 31, 2007 3:58 PM
Interesting Idea!

Let's see....

Mom's list:
1955 Ford Fairlane
1960 Chevy Biscayne
1940 Ford Coupe
1957 Chevy Nomad
1994 Tempo (The beginning of the "dark years")
1998 Escort
2000 Mustang (better, but not a V8)
2007 Mustang GT

Dad's list;
1926 Ford Roadster
1931 Ford Sport Coupe
1932 Ford Tudor Sedan
1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
1932 Ford Highboy Roadster
1932 Ford Closed Cab Pickup
1932 Ford Roadster Pickup
1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe
1938 Ford Pickup
1940 Ford Tudor Sedan
1940 Ford Pickup
1941 Ford Pickup
1942 Ford Sedan Delivery
1947 Ford Coupe
I could go on all day and not even come close to being complete (The guy is addicted, what can I say?)
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Posted by ford56 on Monday, December 31, 2007 8:23 PM
Two of my dad's more interesting previous rides were his 50 Ford F100 pickemup and
his 59 Rambler wagon. Though I was only six when he owned the Rambler I loved those tail fins.
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  • From: Tehachapi, CA
Posted by emswife on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 5:29 AM
If it wasn't a Ford product, it wasn't in our driveway.

As far as the original question, I wouldn't build anything my parents drove. It was always white and a station wagon. I didn't know you could sit facing forward unless I almost 10!
"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana."- G. Marx http://public.fotki.com/emswife/ http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v515/emswife/ ____________________________________________________________ Patrick
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  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Friday, January 25, 2019 12:10 PM

Would love to build two models that my parents had. My mom had a beautiful 85 Little LTD Brougham in blue and would love to do my dads 83 Delta 88 Royale sedan. Both were incredible cars and would round out any collection perfectly. Before my Dad's Royale, he had a 1971 Torino 500 Wagon in gold that was an incredible car. He drove it forever and we got rid of it when the odometer hit 167,000. My mom told him it was time to 'Bury the dead' !!!!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, January 25, 2019 7:48 PM

The only "noteable" cars that I remember my dad having were a 1963 Plymouth Sport Fury coupe and a 1973 Dodge Charger SE.

All I remember about the Fury was that it was red with a red bucket seat interior with a 4 speed because I remember sitting on the center console when the family would go for a drive.

My mother made him get rid of it because it was too fast & "dangerous".

 

The Charger was a triple black "looker" but it only had a 318.

 

Steve

 

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:06 PM

Wow, old thread (2007)!

Mum's Datsun

 DSCF6936 by aus_mus, on Flickr

Dad's Toyota

 Toyota-001-(33) by aus_mus, on Flickr

My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87459383@N07/albums

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    March, 2008
  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Monday, January 28, 2019 9:03 AM

I already built a replica of the car my mom and dad owned the longest. A 1961 Pontiac Laurentian, modified from an MCW ' 61 Catalina. Note the Chevy six banger, and parallel action wipers. And yes, it was Dawnfire Mist, with a green interior. A color combo not available on U.S. Ponchos, but you could buy one here in Canada.

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

Dunno

 

 

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, January 28, 2019 10:16 AM

For many years I've been wanting to build my favorite of Dad's cars, a '65 Dart hardtop (yellow with black interior, 273 manual). Actually it was called a Valiant in Canada, but it's a Dart in the US. There were no kits, but I have seen an old resin kit out there, though I don't think it's currently available. I was searching for the AMT 65 Valiant kit on ebay for quite awhile, but when I finally seen one I realised none of the body was usable for this project, so no point paying good money for that.

If I find the resin kit for a reasonable price I'll pick it up, though pictures of it look to be a bit off in terms of proportions. Nonetheless, it may be fixable.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

Trevor

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, January 28, 2019 11:09 AM

Dad demobbed from the RAF after 27 years in 1948 when I came along. Put all his money together for a house, couldn't afford a car!

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  • From: Menasha, Wisconsin
Posted by mcmainstribe on Monday, February 18, 2019 6:09 PM

I am currently working on one of them.  I am converting the Revell 69 Nova to a 72 Rally Nova like my folks had.  Next would be the 77 Chevy shortbox stepside 2 wheel drive with the 454 automatic that I learned to drive in.  My dad has a thing for fast cars.  His retirement project is a 46 Ford pickup with a small block Chevy and a 4 speed.

Larry

"I got me a '67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black. Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back." Steve Earle
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Posted by Daddy_O on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:52 PM

My dad only had one car I would ever build, a1962 Biscayne.

I bought the Belair last week and plan to buy the Biscayne body from MCW, and the six cylinder from VCG or I'll fab it.

I'll make it rough looking, just like his.

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  • From: CA Gold Country foothills.
Posted by mishalah on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:20 PM

My dad wasn't really a "car guy", but he did like Chryslers.  The only one I'd want to build would be a 1/12 scale version of his 1957 300C (?) coupe in that weird pink.  It was a two ton bomb.  I have a 1/18 diecast or the exact car, but I'd build a 1/12 if it was out there. 

 

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

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Posted by litespeedsae on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:24 PM

1964 Pontiac Grand Prix and 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado. Back in 64 I started but didn't finish the Grand Prix. Have never seen a 1968 Toronado kit. 

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:25 PM

morris minor,rover  2000,ford zephr,opel ascona,volo 144,ford sierra,lada sedan...........Laughmorris 8 series a??

 

Nigel.

 

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:50 AM

My father was not a "car guy" and my mother had no interest at all.  The only cars Dad had that I was able to model was the '53 Ford Crestline Convertible he had in the '50s and a '71 Mercury Cougar he owned in the '70s.  I built both as tributes to his memory.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

Classic Plastic Model Club

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Posted by litespeedsae on Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:43 AM
Good looking builds.

Little Rock, Arkansas

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  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by darwood on Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:33 PM

My parents drove a 73 Pontiac Ventura (Mustard color)

66 Ford F-100 pick up (waiting for Mobieus to release this one)(white)

76 Chevy Nova 4dr (Forest Green)

88 Pontiac 6000 (Blue)

96 Saturn SL1 (Dark Green)

91 Ram 250 (Blue and Silver)

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Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, February 22, 2019 2:29 PM

Hi ;

 I believe I have replied to a thread similar ; Here goes .My dad's two modt beautiful wagons a 57 Ford country Squire Loaded . And a 64 Ford Country Squire loaded .Then his 63 Chrysler newport 2dr.Ht. 

 Mom always liked the Bigger 2 dr. like a 58 caddy Coupe De-Ville then a 61 and a 66 . Me , well I started with a 65 Biscayne 2 dr Sedan modified with Impala trim and sporting a 348 with two fours and a Borg warner four speed .  That was new .My actual first car was a Ford Club Coupe with flathead eight and a three on the tree !

Then I got a 56 Ford long bed stepside F-100 ? Loved that old beast , Power Nuthin . But it outlasted all the others !

gjgeracci

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