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After I posted the picture of my wonderful old car, others also posted theirs.  Many of us have old cars of our youth and I'm sure  they would be happy to share a picture with us.  I'd like to see them too

 

LETS SEE YOUR OLD CAR!

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Owned the short version of this from 1978 until 1999.  Don't have any digital pictures of it.  Same color same custom trim.  Said "CUSTOM" on a badge right above the door handles.

 

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How do I convert a slide to a digital pic? I have to find the slide first, but then what?

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25 minutes ago, Fred W. Hargis Jr said:

How do I convert a slide to a digital pic? I have to find the slide first, but then what?

I took my old navy slides to the local photoshop place. They converted them and put them on a DVD.

 

There are devices available- usually in conjunction with a digital scanner- but for just a few slides, the photo place was easier/cheaper.

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2 hours ago, lew said:

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SNORK!!!:lol:

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1970 Opel GT

Bought it in 1979 for  $1,100. I had it for 4 years and put in $4,000 totally rebuilding everything. Sold it for  $1,800. It was a very fun car to drive. Being that my soon to be wife could not drive a stick shift I sold it and bought a 1981 Buick Skylark 4 door sedan. 

Here is a pic of me with the car. I was 17 at the time. This was just after I bought it from the original owner. He bought it brand new just before he and his wife got married in 1970. When I got it home I pulled up the carpet floor panels and there was a whole lot of rice that was thrown at their wedding.

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The Firebird was my car purchased while in the USAF.  Kept and drove it off & on for nearly 20 years and then stored it for 14.  Our son & I restored it and I gave it to him when he was 18.  We spent 4 years in the restore and I took auto body classes at night at a local vo-tech school to learn how to do body work.  He is down in the Charleston, SC area and gets a lot of enjoyment of out it.

 

Following the Pontiac's build I said I had too much time invested in learning how (and had acquired a few tools also) to not do a car for myself.  So, I went looking for a Mopar and found a basket case - well, several baskets actually!  Except for the upholstery, I did this one totally in my shop at the house, including the Rustoleum paint job...  I have driven this on a couple long trips; from Georgia to Toronto, Canada one time!

 

While the Pontiac is all original and "numbers matching"; there isn't anything original to the Duster except the shell.  I call it my low-buck build as I have between $7500-8000 in it; not counting 4 years of my time...

Cal

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LEW GETS THE PRIZE

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Now there's some cool memories........

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Well, I can't find the slide boxes. Still packed somewhere from our move a little over a year ago. Anyway, my memory car is my first new one, a 1969 Ford Torino GT "fastback". Wish I still had it.....red with a white laser stripe. Just like this one, only with a red interior.

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22 minutes ago, Fred W. Hargis Jr said:

my memory car is my first new one, a 1969 Ford Torino GT "fastback".

Cool car Fred! One of my first room-mates in college had one just like it except for the white stripes. His had the red  interior too. I think it had the "new" 351 engine.

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Hey a little late as I usually do not get to this area .

Had a 50 model Plymouth in High school. You could see the ground thru the floor. A friend helped me put a galvanized pipe on as a staaight exhaust. It had a straight six.

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Note that nice white two tone. Tires were $10 for it and we used bulk oil.

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This was my college car 63 Valiant. V6 boy an upgrade. and yes standard shift . The last car I had that I could really work on .

 

My favorite was a 69 Chevelle Malibu we bought in 70 when I graduated and I cannot find the pic but it was like this one except blue.

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1 minute ago, Fastback said:

This is the only picture I have available at the present.

OK, you proved your point!:P Well at least it's not a 4-speed;)  I'm now officially GREEN

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Oh, I forgot to mention I do have a T-10 (4 speed) with all the fix ins stored in the barn.  Older folks like automatics. At this point, I am thinking of putting it up for sale. I do not have the same interest these days.  I have not fully made up my mind yet. Last week was the first time I had it out this year.  Its not a daily driver.

 

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I just found of my old John Deere LA.  I restored it a few years back and then ended out selling because I needed the room . I had it for about 27 years.  The engine was seized and had been sitting out in the weather for 10 years.  This rebuild was what made me start purchasing my metal working tools.  I did work in my uncles tool room part time for a few years back in the eighties.   I hated to sell it, but...

 

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