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Postby nichols » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:27 pm

I haven't had a classic car in a long time (sniff) but I've torn through a great collection of vintage Chrysler products. My very first car was the best I've ever had, my beautifully dowdy, maroon colored bubbly sedan, the 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook. I loved her so much and we had a great couple of years together - until April 20, 1989 when I had Little Richard on KRLA, In-N-Out in my hand and heading 40MPH downhill when I lost the brakes... :( She was totaled.
We bought the car from the family that had rented it out for "Back to the Future" in 1985. Image
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Postby SDR » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:30 pm

Oh, that's a shame. Well, you got to enjoy her for a while. . . When and where was the picture taken ? That isn't a movie still, is it ?

Reminds me of Shifty's coupe, page one of this thread. Quite a pair. I still laugh when I see his first picture: that little puppy looks just like a spaniel with its face into the wind ! Or am I crazy. . .?

Beautiful old car, above, in a beautiful old color. . .

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Postby Sputnikmoss » Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:35 am

I almost forgot! White '69 ID19 back from paint, green '65 ID peeking in. You can ignore the two dorks!

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Postby SDR » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:58 pm

Thanks -- twice ! Nice house, too. . . :cheers:

That older ID has the amazingly traditional (?) and handsome headlight of the early years, while the replacement -- which handled the rest of the life of the body, as I recall it, sometimes with a single lens ? -- was so very ahead of its time, for quite a while. . .

Is there an inlet of some sort under the early headlight on your car ? Was there an AC intake there on some models ? Am I fantasizing ?

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Postby Sputnikmoss » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:17 am

Thanks! I really like the single headlight style the best..they look a little like a 4 door Porsche 911. The later headlight style had a yellow tinted glass cover in the European models which the US didn't allow. Oh yeah...and did I mention some also turn with the steering wheel! We have a set of Euro headlights we are going to put on the '68 which is still in the garage. I'm not sure about the air conditioning...I will ask my husband.
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Postby SDR » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:30 am

I only sat in one once -- at an auto show, I think. I had the impression of 100% foam-coddled softness. . .

I like the earlier fender, too. And to think the form was achieved with flat side glass -- unheard-of within a few years.

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Postby nichols » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:39 am

Yeah, that is a still from the Cranbrook's appearance in "Back to the Future" in 1985.

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Postby SDR » Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:21 pm

In the mid-sixties I owned two '52 Dodge sedans in a row; one cost me $60 and one $100. They were great cars; I drove all over Massachusetts in them. Comfortable and dependable; semi-automatic transmission, and the fastest roll-down windows ever !

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Postby Modern Motoring » Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:12 pm

Well folks, I sold my '53 Lincoln Capri which was in an earlier post. I now own a 1963 Oldmobile Ninety Eight Convertible. here are some pics!

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Postby SDR » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:49 pm

Sweet. What's the mileage on that pristine beauty ?

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Postby Modern Motoring » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:24 pm

SDR wrote:Sweet. What's the mileage on that pristine beauty ?

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the mileage is unknown, the original odometer was broken and the numbers were falling off. Half the lights in the gauge cluster wouldn't work and the gas gauge was inoperable. I rebuilt the whole unit with a donor unit I bought on eBay. Now it all works!

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Postby SDR » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:32 pm

Well, it looks untouched. Congratulations :cheers:
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Postby Josquin » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:32 pm

Modern Motoring,
Nice restoration job! :D

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Postby Modern Motoring » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:09 pm

Josquin wrote:Modern Motoring,
Nice restoration job! :D


Aww, I give props to the previous owner. :cheers: He had the paint and upholstery done. I had a local and VERY good trim shop install the top( it had none when I bought it) . They took the frame and had it stripped and powder coated, installed new weather stripping, installed the top, lubricated and adjusted everything. I put in all new lines, a new pump motor and hydraulic rams. Now it works like a top! ( neuk neuk neuk )
Not so distant future projects are rebuilding the front end, the brake system, carb rebuild and replace the lifters.

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Postby Josquin » Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:28 pm

Kudos! Truly a labor of love.

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Postby hoodlam » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:43 pm

my 1959 bug

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Postby Stephen » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:15 am

This isn't my ride, but I'd sure like it to be:

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Postby SDR » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:33 am

Wish I could drive that. I've never even ridden in an Alfa -- of any sort, much less a Ferrari -- of any sort. But my '69 Fiat 124 Sport Spyder was certainly the most pleasurable driver I ever owned. I can just imagine what that Dino, of the same period, must feel like. . .

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Postby Pal George » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:13 pm

hi how do you insert a photo?

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Postby moderns-r-us » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:54 pm

Stephen wrote:This isn't my ride, but I'd sure like it to be:

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1968 Fiat Dino Spyder


Wasn't this similar to the one Jerry Seinfeld just rolled on Long Island?
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Postby moderns-r-us » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:55 pm

Stephen wrote:This isn't my ride, but I'd sure like it to be:

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1968 Fiat Dino Spyder


Wasn't this similar to the one Jerry Seinfeld just rolled on Long Island?
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Postby egads » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:42 pm

Pal George wrote:hi how do you insert a photo?

Read through the test messages thread at the bottom of the main forum page. It helped me immensely. What you have to do is upload an image to a hosting site like Flicker and then embed a link to it. The test message thread is the place to try it until you get it right. Took me all day.

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Postby Pal George » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:58 pm

you have got to be kidding? all day? posting to another site?

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Postby egads » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:42 am

Posting to this site. And the all day part was my fault, not the site's. For one thing, I tried to use Snapfish for hosting. Not all Picture hosting sites will allow outside linking. I also could not find the digital camera and had to use my phone. So I had to move photos off the phone and format them for the web. When posting photos, size does matter. :D

While the test message area is not really for anything but tests, there are some helpful answers in there. Here is one:

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Postby Catman » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:30 pm

Here is my ride.
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1959 Dodge Custom Sierra 6 passenger
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Postby Josquin » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:18 pm

Nice! Do you have any side shots? I'd love to see the fins.

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Postby Izzy » Wed May 07, 2008 1:48 pm

of the many classic vw's we've had over the years, this doublecab was by far our favorite. it stings a little to even think we no longer have it. (minus the safari windows)
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Postby SDR » Wed May 07, 2008 5:19 pm

MRU -- I wondered about Jerry Seinfeld's Fiat. As a former multiple Fiat owner I have a particular interest. The model (BTM ?) cited in the media after the event was one I'd not heard of. . .

http://flyingdebris.blogspot.com/2008/0 ... t-btm.html

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Postby Modern Motoring » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:23 pm

Catman wrote:Here is my ride.
Any member of the Forwardlook.net?
1959 Dodge Custom Sierra 6 passenger
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I used to be a member of forwardlook.net. I used to have a 59 Dodge Coronet sedan, used it as my daily driver for years and now miss it allot. After I bought the 53 Lincoln ( seen in an earlier post ) my now ex wife made me sell the Dodge. One of the reasons she's now my ex. She is gone (thank god) and I sold off the Lincoln ( beautiful car, but it hated me as much as the ex did) . I am now married to wife number two, a true gift from God, bought the 63 Olds (seen in an earlier post ) that loves me as much as my new bride does. Life is good !

BTW, COOL Dodge ! I always wanted a wagon version.

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Postby tikiriviera » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:44 am

Man, it took me a while to get a picture to post to this forum! Anyways,
below is my new dream car. I figure I might never have the home of my dreams (Eichler), but at least I got the car of my dreams! It's great cruising down the road listening to Sinatra on the Am radio! People love talking about the car, especially older ladies.


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