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  1. OLDSMAN
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    My dad was not into neat cars, however I did wind up with one of his old cars ehrn I was in high school. He had a 53 98 Holiday coupe (Oldsmobile). I took the engine and transmission out, overhauled the 303 engine, added a J-2 carb setup, and put this into a 50 Ford 2 door sedan. This was in 66-67. Now I wish I had the whole car back in one piece. Oh well that is in the past now
     
  2. enloe
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    Here is a pic of the 66Corvette that my dad gave me before Cancer got him. He bought it in 76. 327 4speed. My son and I sitting in it and my amigo and I getting the motor started after sitting for around 25 years. It needs a few things hopefully we can start working on it in the spring.
     

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  3. chryco
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    My Dad and I (pic taken by Mom) 1965 with our 57' Dodge Regent

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    I like the cool "V" on the fender.................................
     
  4. 39 chevy kustom
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    Dads olds rocket powered 31 chopped and channeled. Photo taken 1963

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  5. bowie
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    Rusty Truck : That is one hang of a neat '40. Sure looks like an original 327/340 engine in her.Very cool car!
     
  6. wombat barf
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    how about pics from the man I called "Dad" and who taught me cars from the time I was twelve?

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  7. toml24
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    1938 Ford Deluxe Tudor (I believe) at home in So-Cal. Photo taken about 1954.
     

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  8. kfien5354
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    Dang, this is a wonderful thread.
     
  9. rusty truck
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  10. BigDrag
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    This was taken around 1977, Pops and Curt checking out dad's 34 coupe. This is the period when they had the Startling Starfire radical custom.
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  11. Larry T
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    During WW II.
     

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  12. bobd1976
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    My dad and his 1948 Plymouth in 1950. Good thing he had the four door behind it also as he had 7 kids at the time!Ended up being 12 of us kids!
    I would sure like to have me a 48 Plym vert!
     

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  13. bobbytnm
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    My dad and uncle working on an old '36 Ford (dad up on the hood, uncle underdash)
    My dad and uncle in front of my uncle's new 55 (dad's the younger)
     

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  14. bobbytnm
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    A couple more...

    Dad and my brother in Dad's old 59 Plymouth and a shot of Dad's 59 Plymouth
     

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  15. wandi harry
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    some fantastic photos that have been put up, l especially love the ones of the dads with their young kids. When to a kid their dad was king and had all the answers. Special times
     
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  16. fiat gasser
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    Ya, My favorite picture too.:)
     
  17. lincolnlog
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    He drove it Well into the 90's. remains the coolest car he's owned. I can still feel the green vinyl seats burning my 6 year old legs in the summer.
     
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  18. bowie
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    rustytruck: Thanks for the reply and link. I honestly had not seen your excellent story thread on the car. I was just going by the intake,carb,and ,v-covers. To bad what became of it; but I guess you wouldn't be here, if not for the mishap. That thing just fits its time period like a hand in a glove! Too cool.
     
  19. powrshftr
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    My Dad (sitting on the hood) and my Grandfather with his welding rig.
    He used to do lots of between-heats repairs in the pits of Glendale Speedway. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1391010229.028651.jpg


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  20. sylvian
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    Dad looking slick with his Ford CrestlinerÂ…

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  21. fordsbyjay
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    I lost my dad this month so I just happen to have several pictures of his cars handy.

    This was his first car, a 50 Ford.
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    This is my mom and dad. This car is still at the farm but totally rusted out.
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    Here is my mom and dad next to my 56.
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  22. 31Apickup
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    Here are a few of my Dad's which I've posted on another thread before.
    My folks in front of a channeled Model A coupe that my dad and Uncle built. They bought a complete coupe for $45, pulled the body and sold the remainder for $45. Channeled it over a 32 frame with a flathead. The second is his 50 Ford coupe, the flathead was tired, he seen an add in the paper for a Chevy V-8, turned out to be a 348, bought it and put that in it. He said boy that thing was a runner. The third was his 35 Chevy Standard coupe. Has a 322 Nailhead, Lasalle Trans and olds rear. It 's my sister, Dad and myself in that picture circa 1963. Someone came by one night and offered what was a lot of money at the time for it, so with a young family he sold it. That was in Gibralter Michigan, never seen it again.
     

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  23. slowmotion
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    What's going on here, kerosene or oil bath or?

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  24. abc123
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    Just about 50 years ago my father ordered a new 1964 Riviera. I think that the only option on it was front and rear seat belts (fronts might have been standard). As I recall, dealers only had loaded ones in stock at the time. However, it came standard with the 425 c.i. engine, 4 bbl carb, Super Turbine auto trans, AM radio and lots of little gadgets so it wasn't really a strippo car. It was delivered in April. Here's a photo of it, Dad and me (age 11) at Thanksgiving 1964 at a guest ranch in California.
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    The color was Tawny Mist (metallic tan) with a similar-colored interior. Just before he ordered it he asked me to recommend a color. I looked at the brochure and said "Tawny Mist," not realizing that the name for the color I intended was Marlin Blue (metallic silvery blue). At the time I didn't know what tawny meant -- I thought it just one of those funny names for colors. So, I was disappointed with the bland color when he brought it home in April. Still, it was a cool car except that without air conditioning my sister and I really suffered, along with my folks, on summer cross-country trips from Los Angeles to the midwest to visit relatives. He kept it until 1971 when he received a company car. I had an economy car to go to college in -- there wasn't the slightest chance that I would get the powerful, thirsty Riviera as a teen.
     
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  25. CR1193
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    Found a couple of random pics from the early 70's, grainy but cool.....

    dad must've liked cragars!

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    nosebleed nova

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    first magazine car
     
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  26. Sleeper_6
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    My Dads first new Lincoln in 1956 .. 56 Lincoln Premier Convert :cool:

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  27. manyolcars
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    All my life I was told that my dads first car was a 39 Mercury. I was shocked when I was digging thru family pictures and found out that it was a 41. I bet he was even more shocked when I bought my first car and it is a 1947 Mercury 4 dr almost the same as his first car

    picture taken 1949
     

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  28. Heo2
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    My dads first car. A 37 Tudor in the Winter of58-59
    I own that car now
     

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  29. bobbytnm
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    Heres a shot of dad and siblings on their bikes in front of the family's Chevy. The second shot is of dad heading out to Lake Mojave in 1964
     

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  30. barett
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    Dads wedding day 1957... I posted this before hoping to figure out what the car is... Somebody said it might be a 56 merc, and I thank them. Was said he had a deuce coupe with a mean flatty, but I don't know how much stock I put in that, and didn't everybody? Interesting part is he was born in 39, and I was in 88!!


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