Ron Altier

Show us your car

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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...

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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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