Originally Posted by da'HOOV
Nice to see you still kicking, having your arm around your girl keep the column out of your chest?
OT: VRC Picture Thread of Classic Cars
I saw a freaky movie in high school called red asphalt. Those pics would fit in perfectly.
My current ride...1999 Range Rover
Welcome to my world ...
Originally Posted by girlonbike
I can not watch movies like that or Texas Chainsaw Massacre etc ...
BTW - love this OT thread as obviously cars are another of my loves. Wish we could import open-bed, 4-door LandCruisers to the US. I am no fan of Toyota but those that are in the deserts of Africa - rock and roll baby!
Wanted: more of the same ... but different
Was I OK? Well it was 42 years ago and I'm still here ;-) I got run off the road 1/2 mile from my house, I suspect I floored it to avoid the other car (which fled the scene but anonymously reported the accident). Accident investigation estimated my speed as 70+. If I hadn't hit the stump in the foreground I would gone in a river :-( . Spent a week in intensive care, broke my left ankle (it makes a difference), my right wrist (also makes a difference) 3 ribs and had a brain concussion etc. etc.
Originally Posted by girlonbike
Before the accident the only mark on the car was about an 18" key scratch on the side...after the only body part that was ok was the trunklid ..
The reason "left, right" was important? A month later I bought the Camaro with a 396, 4 speed....left ankle = clutch...right wrist = shifter...it was interesting driving it home.
It came from the factory with a 6 cylinder 3 speed on the column, was rebuilt to run B/Modified and basically never saw the street till I bought it. The sellers kept the race engine/trans. and dropped in a beater 396 and Muncie. It and was pretty much in that state when I started building it. It was my everyday transportation but my best 1/4 time was a 10.82. Easily ran all day in the 12s. I never changed the 4/11 gearing for better as I wanted it to stay streetable. It would still easily lift the front end 6".
I think the question is "AM I okay now?" :-)
Last edited by da'HOOV; 02-03-2013 at 02:21 PM.
Originally Posted by Rumpfy
Rumpfy...Yes, I was the driver (thankfully alone) and no, I didn't exactly walked away. My left ankle was under the drivers seat and the transmission was 1/2 way under the passenger seat.
Originally Posted by ARS
If you look close (in the other post) you can see the fractured dashboard where my head hit.
ARS...no, I was going to see my girl and no, it didn't keep the column out of my chest and I've got a 4' scar to prove it.
The river was about 10 feet behind the Trooper and 20 feet down. I actually met the tow truck driver around 10 years later at a bar. We got talking, his eyes kinda went dark and he asked me to wait a minute.
He went out to his truck and brought back in a notebook of accidents he had responded to. He showed me the listing for mine with the date, location and outcome. it said "Driver dead on scene" ... chilling!
Well. We're all happy you turned out okay. Really. What a wreck! You must be beefy and looked after by an angel because, crap, that accident would have killed most of us!
Do you have more car pics? Please look through boxes and find some! I bet you had a ton of classic cars.
Now thats freaky. At least you could set the story straight! Cross out 'dead on scene' and replace it with...'inhibited taste in bikes'.
Originally Posted by da'HOOV
OK, just a couple more. '73 Datsun PU, narrowed Chev 12 bolt rear, kitted 3 speed Auto & a 375 hp Chev LT1 ....73 Olds Cutlass, 455ci Auto, big & little wheelset, sweet cruiser...in the
background a '69 Opel Rallye, bone stock but still cool. I always wanted to trick it out.
I don't know what any of that means but they look cool! Especially the black one where babies come from.
Last edited by girlonbike; 02-06-2013 at 12:05 PM.
1966 Chevy Nova Wagon
Had a 62 Nova Wagon...called it the "Super Nova"
Originally Posted by burritoguru
Classic car, well, classic ute, Australian style.
1954 Holden FJ Ute. My grandfather bought it new in December '54. Been in the family since new. Dad and I restored it about 20 years ago, full nut and bolt resto. All stock standard, well, the motor has been balanced and the sun visor is an optional extra.
Any more Aussie and it would have roo fur in the grille.
Zip ties? Not on my bike!
650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm
Sorry it's not a better photo, you know, without the blanket.
A few people have offered to buy it. Those that wouldn't take "it's not for sale" are all now on a missing persons list.
It's an heirloom, and it has some of my knuckle flesh in the suspension.
One pic, half undressed?
Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy
You sir, are a tease of the highest order.....
here are a couple of my weekend rides
'77 F-150 Custom
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Are these VRC yet?
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'94 Taurus SHO
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Did you name yourself after a Taurus?!!
It snows a lot, eh?
Hmmmm.... classic car thread on a mountain bike forum... I should have guessed it would be mostly vintage off road vehicles. LOL
130mm FTW or Answer ATAC stem w/ 1 1/14" quill (black or silver)
So my blue 57 Ford F-100 finally moved down the road.
Replaced it with this.
1973 Mercedes 280 SEL. Barn find, sat for close to 20 years.
15K original miles, pretty much showroom, has all the original bits and pieces, right down to a mint condition tool kit that was never even been used.
Not sure if I feel like a diplomat, or James Bond, but I can't wait to get it rolling.
Even has rain gutters, so I can run the Yakima rain gutter rack I have up in the rafters! Not sure if that's sacrilegious or not, but I'll figure it out.
Should have it on the road in a month or so.....
Me too. That would be a blast to ride. Does it have the really cool steering wheel? May be too late.
Do you have to replace all the electrical and rubber parts? What issues usually arise with a car that's been sitting for decades?
But what is that green thing beside the Benz?