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#2140133 - 07/28/17 11:28 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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1970 Super Beetle. He was blue and I called him Seymour. Once drove from Southern Tennessee to Dayton, Ohio in it with 4 passengers. One of them was 6'3" and another 6'1. But we were young and crazy then. I wouldn't do it now. My father and I also drove it back and forth from AZ to TN when I was in college. Probably wouldn't do that again either.
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#2140141 - 07/29/17 01:36 AM Re: What was your first car/truck? John Burnett
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Originally Posted By John Burnett
Sorry, that's a common "out of wallet" password recovery question. You'll have to beat it out of me.
My thoughts exactly on seeing this.
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#2140159 - 07/30/17 06:30 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? John Burnett
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Sorry, that's a common "out of wallet" password recovery question. You'll have to beat it out of me.


You're supposed to put in the make or model? I always just put in the name; e.g. Valerie, Christine, Penny. Guess that!
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#2140161 - 07/30/17 09:30 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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First car - 1967 Dodge Dart GT 2-Door Hardtop 273 V-8 High Performance 4-speed paid $400 - tricked it out and could get a sub 11 second quarter mile out of it. I could give the big blocks of the day all they could handle. I was a pretty good auto mechanic in my younger days and my friends and I built some pretty fast cars. But I finally grew out of it when the family came along. Now that the family is grown and gone, I enjoy driving my wife's Infinity G37 Coupe with a 6 speed manual transmission. Not a MOPAR muscle car but still pretty dang quick!
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#2140165 - 07/31/17 12:20 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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Funny Deeq. The first car I drove was my parents Torino Station Wagon - green - but don't remember the year. The first car I ever bought was a 1979 Chevy Chevette - no power steering - no power breaks - and no air conditioning. I did love that car, though.
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#2140167 - 07/31/17 12:41 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? Skittles
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Originally Posted By Skittles
Funny Deeq. The first car I drove was my parents Torino Station Wagon - green - but don't remember the year. The first car I ever bought was a 1979 Chevy Chevette - no power steering - no power breaks - and no air conditioning. I did love that car, though.
Skittles, It wasn't my first car, but I had that same Chevette - '79 with no options including no A/C and was living in Charleston, SC, so it was HOT in the summer in that car. And vinyl seats too, so I basically peeled sweaty self off the seats when I got home from work.
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#2140170 - 07/31/17 12:53 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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I remember that too, Beech. While I didn't live in SC - Louisville, KY got pretty warm also.
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#2140185 - 07/31/17 01:51 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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1976 Camaro Rally Sport that was totaled but my dad and I rebuilt it until I totaled it and then we rebuilt it again. Blue and black with a 305 slug with an automatic and Hurst Hatch T Tops. It was still fun to own and screw around in when I was a teen.

Now I'm reliving my younger days with a 1968 Camaro that was built and painted back in the late 70's so it looks like a clown car in silver metal flake with multi-color metal flake stripes all over it, a built Z28 302 with dual Holley carbs and a Super T-10 4 speed, miserable manual steering and manual drum brakes. Driving it is an interesting experience, but for me it's a time machine that takes me back to when I was a kid and I saw it being built by a guy down the street from me. It's too loud, smells like gas, and driving in traffic is an almost harrowing experience that takes pre-planning and strategy, but I love it.
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#2140194 - 07/31/17 02:16 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? MB Guy
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You had me right up to "smells like gas." wink
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#2140199 - 07/31/17 02:56 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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Yes, Ken, the dual Holley's just flow so much fuel that the smell does come into the interior some. I run VP110 so at least it smells good. But, I am hoping to build a small block blower motor sometime in the future and get rid of the tunnel ram so hopefully that will help some.
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#2140206 - 07/31/17 03:28 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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A 1967 Ford Mustang convertible, 289 V8. After driving it for a few years, I had some restoration performed and painted it's original color, Dark Moss Green metallic. Interior was Ivy Gold (actually light green) with the upgraded brushed aluminum trim.

Eventually sold the car to put towards my first home purchase. To this day, I miss that car.

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#2140390 - 08/01/17 06:36 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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The family Vista Cruiser Station Wagon. The one with all the windows around the top and simulated wood siding?

FYI - It's hard to be cool in the family wagon.
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#2140416 - 08/02/17 09:49 AM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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My dad bought me a Dodge Dart. This was when high schools had driving classes, and I had my learner's permit.

He came home from work and said we'd go pick up my car from the man who advertised it. He got my older brother to go along with us and drive one of the cars back home. (*I lived in a city of about 200,000 and the man was in another city about 10 miles away.)

When we arrived at the man's house to get the car, he came outside - and it was my Driver's Ed teacher! Of all people!! . . . For the next two and a half years, when I happened to pass him in the hallway, he would ask, "How's my car?" grin

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#2140531 - 08/02/17 07:45 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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1973 Plymouth "Gold" Duster. 318 engine. Engine and transmission were in good shape and the car could flat-out scoot. The rest of the car, however.....Rust on the body, holes in the floor, no carpet (or covering of any kind on the floor). Took some sheet metal and covered the holes in the floor. Sun roof, which didn't work, and leaked (like pouring water out of a pitcher) after it rained. I kept a tarp that I covered it with. The front bench seat was ripped and so badly worn it was replaced by 2 bucket seats from a Mustang. It spent as much time in my uncle's garage as it did on the road. The brake line was replaced with copper tubing. Added an extra, easily accessible fuel filter that had to be changed about every 2-3 weeks due to rust build up in the gas tank; I always kept an old shirt, tools, and an extra filter or two in the car at all times. I actually enjoyed all of that - crazy as it might sound.

I sold it about 10 years ago for $500...and I've missed it terribly ever since.
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#2140545 - 08/02/17 08:24 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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If you played football at my high school, that meant that you had practice every night and various camps throughout the summer. During a calendar year, football players only had about one solid week off. That meant that unless you were given a vehicle you didn't have anything.

I quit football and got a job waiting tables. I'm determined to purchase my first truck again someday.

1989 Chevy C1500. It had been totaled and rebuilt by a friend of the family. 350 V8 standard transmission with an 8' bed.
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#2140605 - 08/03/17 02:25 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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1973 Plymouth "Gold" Duster.

At the age of 12 that was my dream car. I thought they were so cool, but based on your luck, so glad I wasn't old enough to buy one!
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#2140606 - 08/03/17 02:26 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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1st that was actually mine was a early 80's Chrysler Lebarron with the under powered "super" six and bench seating in a 2 door.
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#2140614 - 08/03/17 02:42 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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A 1973 Plymouth Duster was my second car - it replaced a 1965 Corvair.

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#2140622 - 08/03/17 03:03 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? Soccer
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Originally Posted By Soccer
1973 Plymouth "Gold" Duster.

At the age of 12 that was my dream car. I thought they were so cool, but based on your luck, so glad I wasn't old enough to buy one!


I feel the need to defend my car a little bit! blush

It was bought very, VERY used from someone that didn't care of it. It was parked outside and uncovered for years and wasn't washed or cleaned or anything. Despite all the shortcomings, I really liked that car! crazy
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#2140690 - 08/03/17 07:42 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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I knew there had to be a back story...Why too cool for any other explanation smile
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#2140731 - 08/03/17 09:19 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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My husband's and my first car together was a 1980 Chevy Citation. Ha! Before that, I just drove my parent's car.
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#2140764 - 08/04/17 12:44 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? Soccer
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Originally Posted By Soccer
I knew there had to be a back story...Why too cool for any other explanation smile


It's a wonder the engine started. But like I said, the engine and transmission were about the only things not broken. Raced a Corvette once while I had it, and I was proud of my car. It held up and kept up for a little while...until the light turned green! laugh
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#2140934 - 08/04/17 10:09 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? burkemi
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I find this hard to admit but a 1970 Pinto hatchback. I bought from my sister for $50 bucks, the drivers side was hamburger not a straight inch on it. I carried a hot pad to shove the muffler back together constantly. I finally got a job with an uphill commute and that ended that car. I think I drove that thing with smoke coming out of the gear shift to it's death.
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#2141065 - 08/07/17 05:35 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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I learned to drive on our Dodge Poleris - huge land yacht with V8 engine.

Or maybe it was that other car I use as an answer on challenge questions.

I'll let you decide which one is a lie!

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#2141087 - 08/07/17 06:47 PM Re: What was your first car/truck? DeeQ
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'73 Dodge Polaris was my first. It had been a police car in it's former life. As my grandad (who gave it to me for graduation) said, 'it doesn't get very good gas mileage over 90 mph!' And it nearly used more oil than gas. I kept a case of Quaker State 10/30 in the trunk. It had air conditioning, but you had to open the hood and plug it in before it would work. Still - a good starter car, and it got me thru college.
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