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Any old guys remember this

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by carlos, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. carlos
    Joined: May 2, 2005
    Posts: 1,382

    from ohio

  2. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 4,015


    Oh yah, sure do !!!
    Only I wasn't cruizn in a ShoeBox....I was in a 1947 Nash Four door....:eek:
  3. wetspeed
    Joined: Oct 22, 2007
    Posts: 40

    from So Cal

    Yep... Very Cool!
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 895


    Im 64, no shoebox, but a tail draggin chopped 36 three window. When you went into a driveway the bumper would drag. Wish it was still like that. Cruise the blvd all night for a buck, gas was 33.9 and cigarettes were 40 cents a pack. Days gone by.

  5. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,143


    Ruby it...

    actually...I would have been ridin' with my Mom...I was 12 :D..
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  6. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,868


    That song sounded pretty good on the stock radio with front and "rear" speakers with a Fader switch under the dash to balance them in my 51 Merc in 1963.

    Especially when my buddy convinced me to cruise up the street from the high school and pick up Jackie and Diane when they were walking to school. Never did figure out which he wanted a date with.
  7. shubox was a 50 I dragged it home...litteraly..on a chain behind the folks' 55 olds on my 16th birthday.
    Built a 255, 53 merc motor for it with 4 barrel, dual exhaust with headers and a port/relieve job...with the factory AM radio. Saweet!

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  8. Did you save that steering wheel?^^^^
  9. Wish I would dad gave me exactly 1 day to "Get those fuckin cars offa my propitty!"..was making car payments on my 56 Olds ragtop so all my old fords went to the junkyard including the crestliner. I saved the merc engine and sold it to a guy who put it in a 61 ford ranchero!
  10. barryvanhook
    Joined: Jun 17, 2011
    Posts: 625

    from Mesa, AZ

    My cruisin' in a shoebox was a few years earlier, and my favorite volume-up, windows-down song was What'd I Say, parts 1 & 2 by Ray Charles.

  11. Rot 'n Kustom
    Joined: Sep 24, 2004
    Posts: 1,999

    Rot 'n Kustom

    I cruised to the very first Lead East in my 1958 Chevy Belair listening to Dion and the Belmonts. The Belmonts (minus Dion) were the featured entertainment at the show!
  12. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    OH YA! I was in high school '60 - '63, Artesia High School Artesia,California and my car was a '49 Ford Tudor lowered, flat black (shot stock paint!), no hub caps (most of the time) and no grille. I'd like to have pictures of it but I don't, maybe some day my sister will find one in an old family album! At 66 all I have are the memories!
  13. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    Sure on WEAM AM until sunset when they had to go off the air and then we had to switch over to WCAO AM in Baltimore. No rock and roll on FM and not many AM/FM radios to receive it.
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    Sure do ! It was not one of my favorites but I had a 1956 Buick Convertable then and would always crank up the tunes put the top down and with the shades on I thought I was something else. (Wish I had that car back with that Wildcat engine) Tom
  15. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,475

    from Ok

    Sure did, in my 55 Ford convert. Probably in my 40 tudor also if it had been eqipped with a radio. It wasn't.
  16. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    from Las Vegas

    Yep....I cruised all over E WA from 1959 to 1965. Listened to it....played it (band out of Clarkston) lived it. And I still cruise and listen to that music. I have about a thousand "oldies" on DVDs and a flash drive. I did an oldies radio show up in Kodiak AK and recorded every inch of tape, LP and cassette they had in the library.

    hard to beat those sounds with your windows down on a September evening...your squeeze of the week/month/year next to you and the duals singin' the best song ever out the back...
  17. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,569

    from socal

    Ya, 1963? was on the juke box, was cruisin with a 'Torys and Mizu' at the 'Bar Magnet', Honcho st. Yokosuka Japan. USN Doin my time for Uncle Sam.
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  18. The 34 kid
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 15

    The 34 kid
    from New York

    I my '63 Impala SS. Saw Dion in Concert last year at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. Met him in a small casino restaurant about an hour later. Introduced myself and got had a good conversation with him. The show was excellent and he just gets better with age.
  19. remember hearing that on KRLA. my first station and watching Loyed Thaxton and trying to get mom to buy me some butch wax Lol
  20. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,800

    Atwater Mike

    ...Two 'merican kids growin' up IN the heart land.

    Whoaa, oaa Life goes onnn...
  21. rustyford40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,168

    from Mass Bay

    Yes, I had just put a reverb in my 60 olds conv. I was the coolest , at Richards Drive In in Quincy Ma.
  22. carlos
    Joined: May 2, 2005
    Posts: 1,382

    from ohio

    Like a dumb ass sold this one

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  23. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    I'd kill to have another '49 Shoebox....Thanks for the picture.
  24. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,653


    I'm another one who was too young for a driver's license at that time, but I remember listening to it while riding in my mom's '61 Catalina (and my dad's '40 Plymouth).
  25. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 668

    Dave Rondou

    I sure do. Listening to Dion and the Belmonts in my '59 Impala cruzing 4th St. in Santa Rosa.
  26. cwayne
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 220


    OH YES....... just turned 16 and the only thing i had to drive was mom and dad's '60 four door station wagon... My mom's name was Ruby and i would sing it to her when it came on... what great times and songs..
  27. snaptwo
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 696


    Oh yeah but a few years earlier, cruzzin Fremont down to the "Onion",back up Charelston and 5th to Sill's , maybe to the "Round Up" ,back down Main to Fremont and if you hadn't found a chick ,race,party or fight ,might as well go home .I thank the city of Las Vegas for the great times we had back then , American Graffitti on steroids !!
  28. Mr. Jean
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 604

    Mr. Jean

    I sure did and even had an old Ford back then. My first and only Ford, as I was a Chevy kind of guy. ;) This shot was back in 63 when chrome wheels were cool. I looked a bit younger then.:D
    Note the Pontiac grill and the club plaque in the rear window. I was only 20 then and living in Alhambra, California.

  29. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,133

    Bullet Nose

    What was the name of the club you were in?
  30. 52Poncho
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 256


    Yep but cruisin' in my 56 Chevy 4 dr hdtp. :cool:

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