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Post by Thunktank » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:19 pm

Great pics, Fred! :D

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Post by JimVH » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:12 pm

FredS wrote: FredS, lubed up and ready to go.
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Nice dash ornament. :)

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Post by coco » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:26 pm

FredS wrote:FredS, lubed up and ready to go.
vis-à-vis
FredS wrote:I've done pretty much anything that can be done in a car.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:04 pm

coco wrote:
FredS wrote:FredS, lubed up and ready to go.
vis-à-vis
FredS wrote:I've done pretty much anything that can be done in a car.
:rotfl:
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Post by Gabriel » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:18 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:
coco wrote:
FredS wrote:FredS, lubed up and ready to go.
vis-à-vis
FredS wrote:I've done pretty much anything that can be done in a car.
:rotfl:
+ 8O :rotfl:
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Post by FredS » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:46 pm

coco wrote:
FredS wrote:FredS, lubed up and ready to go.
vis-à-vis
FredS wrote:I've done pretty much anything that can be done in a car.
That coco is a slickster because a day or two ago
I wrote:Please don't ever use my name and "vis-à-vis" in the same sentence ever again. I don't really know what it means but it's probably some sort of French sex thing I'd rather not be involved with.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:03 pm

FredS wrote:
coco wrote:
FredS wrote:FredS, lubed up and ready to go.
vis-à-vis
FredS wrote:I've done pretty much anything that can be done in a car.
That coco is a slickster because a day or two ago
I wrote:Please don't ever use my name and "vis-à-vis" in the same sentence ever again. I don't really know what it means but it's probably some sort of French sex thing I'd rather not be involved with.
He's a mad genius, that one.
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Post by FredS » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:08 am

Just got word that one of my hometown heroes died over the weekend. Gary Grant lived across the street from me when I was a kid. He was kind of a short, grouchy man. He mowed grass faster than anyone I've ever seen - he'd almost run. But the coolest thing was that he had a yellow Willlys Gasser (that's an old drag racing car that ran on 'gas' instead of 'fuel' (nitormethane)). Whenever he'd fire that thing up I'd run out of the house and go stand in front of his garage. I could feel the power of that car thumping in my body. And the smell. The heavenly smell. Whenever I smell racegas or hear a big block thumping through open headers, I go right back to that place where an 8 year old FredS was imprinted with a love of all things fast and loud.
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Post by JimVH » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:32 am

I had 'that neighbor', too, and still reflect on him when I'm around the things I experienced hanging out in his garage.

I'm sorry, Fred.

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Post by Irish-Dane » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:39 pm

Yeah, that stinks Fred.

My Grandpa was that guy. He always had a project going and was always eager to let me "help" him tinker. Even though he's long gone, I'm blessed to own a good many of his tools.
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Post by infidel » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:37 pm

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Post by Thunktank » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:06 pm

I'm having a heckova time finding the time to finish my truck. I need two solid days to have my truck on stands. That's hard to find time for. I'm also having difficulty choosing an all terrain tire. It's almost as bad a choosing between two or more good religions! :lol:

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Post by FredS » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:07 pm

It's official - CHICKS DIG TRUCKS.
insure.com wrote:Women ranked these styles as cars that attractive men drive:

Pickup trucks: 32%
Sports cars: 27%
SUVs: 16%
Sedans: 11%
Hybrid or electric: 9%
Minivans: 2%

“A full-size truck implies that you can fix a leaky pipe. Regular $100 fill-ups suggest that you’re not money-obsessive. And regular $100 fill-ups also suggest that you regularly have $100,” said Amy Danise, editorial director of Insure.com.
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Post by Thunktank » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:58 pm

FredS wrote:It's official - CHICKS DIG TRUCKS.
insure.com wrote:Women ranked these styles as cars that attractive men drive:

Pickup trucks: 32%
Sports cars: 27%
SUVs: 16%
Sedans: 11%
Hybrid or electric: 9%
Minivans: 2%

“A full-size truck implies that you can fix a leaky pipe. Regular $100 fill-ups suggest that you’re not money-obsessive. And regular $100 fill-ups also suggest that you regularly have $100,” said Amy Danise, editorial director of Insure.com.
Awesome! :thumbsup:

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Post by mont974x4 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:00 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/01/ ... p=features

The custom 1949 Mercury featured in the movie “Grease” is up for auction on Ebay and it looks ready for its closeup.

Discovered as a shell of its former self last year, the car known as “Hell’s Chariot” and raced by the film’s villain Craterface down the Los Angeles River culvert against Danny Zuko’s “Greased Lighting” has been restored to its on-screen condition by The Shop in Palm Desert, Calif.
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Post by mont974x4 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:01 pm

coco wrote:
FredS wrote:FredS, lubed up and ready to go.
vis-à-vis
FredS wrote:I've done pretty much anything that can be done in a car.
I don't know about you but I expected him to have better taste in beer.
It sounded better when the voices in my head were saying it.

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Post by UncleBob » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:34 pm

mont974x4 wrote:
coco wrote:
FredS wrote:FredS, lubed up and ready to go.
vis-à-vis
FredS wrote:I've done pretty much anything that can be done in a car.
I don't know about you but I expected him to have better taste in beer.
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Post by FredS » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:04 pm

mont974x4 wrote:
coco wrote:
FredS wrote:FredS, lubed up and ready to go.
vis-à-vis
FredS wrote:I've done pretty much anything that can be done in a car.
I don't know about you but I expected him to have better taste in beer.
Remember, this was 30 years ago. At that time quantity mattered more than quality so my drink of choice was whatever was on sale for $8 a case. That was usually Busch, Bud Light, or Coors Light.
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Post by mont974x4 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:18 pm

FredS wrote:
mont974x4 wrote:
coco wrote:
FredS wrote:FredS, lubed up and ready to go.
vis-à-vis
FredS wrote:I've done pretty much anything that can be done in a car.
I don't know about you but I expected him to have better taste in beer.
Remember, this was 30 years ago. At that time quantity mattered more than quality so my drink of choice was whatever was on sale for $8 a case. That was usually Busch, Bud Light, or Coors Light.
Been there brother, been there.
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Post by Roadmaster » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:31 pm

mont974x4 wrote:http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/01/ ... p=features

The custom 1949 Mercury featured in the movie “Grease” is up for auction on Ebay and it looks ready for its closeup.

Discovered as a shell of its former self last year, the car known as “Hell’s Chariot” and raced by the film’s villain Craterface down the Los Angeles River culvert against Danny Zuko’s “Greased Lighting” has been restored to its on-screen condition by The Shop in Palm Desert, Calif.
Looks like a home made convertible, started life as a coupe or maybe even a 4 door.

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