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Old 09-29-2011, 09:42 AM   #51
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I remember the hinged license plates, and also the pickup trucks with gas tanks behind the seat and the gas cap on the cab. And 30 some cents pg gas. That`s a little more in my time zone, Bob.
I had one of those hinged plates - thought they were pretty cool!

I drove an old work pickup - I think it was a Dodge - the gas tank was basically the rear of the back seat - remember those? I always wondered what would happen in an accident!
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:29 PM   #52
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I had one of those hinged plates - thought they were pretty cool!

I drove an old work pickup - I think it was a Dodge - the gas tank was basically the rear of the back seat - remember those? I always wondered what would happen in an accident!
All the old pickups had the gas tank in the cab. I had a '63 Ford F300 with the factory tank in the cab (the previous owner put another one in the bed). So did my Daddy's '66 F100 (he bought it new and kept it in cherry condition until he traded it on a tricked out van.

I hated it when the gas filler location started migrating all over the place. I miss the days when traffic flow at the pumps was always keep to the right of the pumps.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:03 PM   #53
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First car was a 1948 Prefect. Right hand drive, when you hit the turn signal switch a little arm flipped up with a lite in it. Also had a hand crank. I was Stationed in United Kindom in 1967 when I bought this. Next was a 1957 VW Van. no heater and what was funny, the guy I bought it from changes motors instead of changing the muffler out.
My father also had a Prefect in the mid 50's which had leather seats and a sunroof. I still remember the smell of the leather. It was left hand drive.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:54 PM   #54
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Did anyone have a Jeep Wagoneer?? Some people would carry a short piece of 2x6 for the rear tire to drive up on so you could fill the gas tank.

Ever try to fill both tanks of a 70's and 80's Chevrolet or GMC pickup? One gas tank on each side.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:35 PM   #55
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Nobody else has a first car story? Or are you ashamed to say your first one was an AMC Pacer, perhaps one of the ugliest cars ever produced?
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Nobody else has a first car story? Or are you ashamed to say your first one was an AMC Pacer, perhaps one of the ugliest cars ever produced?
What do you mean ugly?!? I kind of liked that car as it had a lot of glass. I was a AMC fan at that time and had a Hornet Sportabout.
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Yes those vac wipers were bad but I didn't have to worry about them too much as the wheels would spin so much I couldn't go very far--- I WAS 18 WITH A HEAVY FOOT. Larry
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Have to go back a number of years but my first car with 4 wheels was 1972 Hillman Minx convertable, anyone remember them?
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My first car was a 1968 VW Beetle or Bug as we called them back then. I could fill that sucker up from empty for less than $3! It had AC (windows open) and a heater (you could see out of a 3-4" area near the vents in an ice storm) and it was really fun to drive.
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Woah- - - -blasphmy. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I had several AMC cars. Loved the Ambassadors.
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