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Old 04-10-2009, 09:49 AM   #57
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I don't know what it is about old Cars and Trucks and Airplanes that just gets my blood to pumpin??? I never criticize what others do with their cars or trucks.I guess what amazes me is the creativity and the workmanship that goes into these things . I guess I'm jealous that I do not have the ability to look passed a piece of junk and see what it can become.
Some of us just got the gift.
Thanks too those who have posted pic's here, I loved em.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:54 AM   #58
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For those of you that like them, here are photos of the ones I've owned, or ones just like them:
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:56 PM   #59
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I see someone now sells a new chrome plated set of Dagmar's for the 567 Chev's and 57 Pontiac's, various Caddy's etc. for $40 on eBay.
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Seems like Dagmars for a 50+ year car should sag a bit to be period appropriate.

It does strike me as strange how things I used to think were awful, now have a certain appeal. When a '30's or 40's broadway musical made into a movie shows up on TCM, I just have to watch it. I still hate musicals and don't know what's happening to me. I need to listen to some Delta Blues immediately.

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Old 04-10-2009, 05:05 PM   #60
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ID:	78188 speaking of trucks, I hope this picture loads... our 1927 American LaFrance Type 91 pumper... I guess it qualifies as an old truck? grandkids love it though!
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:48 PM   #61
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Seems like Dagmars for a 50+ year car should sag a bit to be period appropriate.

Thanks Gene, I needed a good laugh.
Also, well said Barry. Hope to see you at the rally in Mission B.C. in June.

Here's a before and after of my pride and joy. (Sorry for those who have seen it time and again). I tried to keep the exterior as period as possible, but trying to make it a tow vehicle and daily driver took some extensive modifications. Keep the pictures coming, I love to see them. Dennis
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:49 PM   #62
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OMG! Is that an old Suburban? You've done a beautiful job on both it and the Argy!! Two thumbs up for me!

Did you use a new chassis for the Sub? How'd you put windows in? I've seen many a panel truck thinking "that would be cool for a family..." but no windows. How'd you make the posts, windows, and such?
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:51 PM   #63
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OMG! Is that an old Suburban? You've done a beautiful job on both it and the Argy!! Two thumbs up for me!

Did you use a new chassis for the Sub? How'd you put windows in? I've seen many a panel truck thinking "that would be cool for a family..." but no windows. How'd you make the posts, windows, and such?
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OMG, tell me about that GMC!
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:28 PM   #64
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OMG, tell me about that GMC!

The GMC started its life as a Suburban, but a PO sheet metaled over the windows. I put the body on a 1982 GMC Suburban chassis. It's a 1/2ton 2-wheel drive with a 6.2 liter Diesel and runs 75% of the time on used vegetable oil.
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Here's a before and after of my pride and joy. (Sorry for those who have seen it time and again). I tried to keep the exterior as period as possible, but trying to make it a tow vehicle and daily driver took some extensive modifications. Keep the pictures coming, I love to see them. Dennis
Wow! Beautiful restoration on both Argosy & Suburban (or SirBurpin' as my nephew called 'em)... Great colors, too. Well done, Dennis.
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:58 AM   #66
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My car, a 51 Merc first sold in November 1950. I was four months old.

This car is absolutely stock, runs like a champ. Just yesterday two strangers stopped me to ask about it, which always starts a "good old days" conversation.
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Neat thread. Thanks for posting the pics!

A few days late, but I'll offer this nugget:
However one may feel about it, a chopped and lowered classic is in someone's driveway or garage, not the crusher.
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