The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 2many projects, Aug 29, 2008.
I had my Model A Coupe Project and a daily driver '87 Camaro RS
A 64 Chevelle. It wasn't mine but was my old mans. He let me drive it all the time to school. That car was clean as hell. All original, had a 283 and a set of chevy rally wheels. I felt like a boss pulling in the parking lot. I would always park next to a guy that drove a Dodge Dart. Those we're the only two classics in the parking lot. This was around 2000.
White 1964 Olds Cutlass 2 door hardtop with red bucket seat interior and 4 speed. I've owned hundreds of cars and it's the only one I wish I had back. It's been 40 years and I still have dreams at night that I find it. I traded it in for a 70 Chevelle SS in 1972, probably the sorriest pos I ever owned.
my senior year 1983 i drove a 54 f100 lowered with chrome smoothies and white walls. I also had a 73 camaro lt
1967, I drove my mom's 56 chevy on dates, probably 12 guys owned their own cars in a class of 86 students
1967 chevy impala 2-door that got the chrome reverse wheel treatment
with new carpeting courtesy of the neighbor's tree lawn when they got new
on the more serious note with a lot of summer jobs as a senior I did have
a 65 gto
'57 ford 300 custom 312cid., three on the tree, ford 9'', some crappy green color. Later, matt.
Class of 64 had a 60 Chev 2dr sdn.w 283 3spd, duals w plugs. Good memories,sold it to buy new GTO following year.
Spring of '67.
My '59 Chevy Imp........took out a sick 283 and installed
a 348 out of a '58 Chevy Imp.
Chrome reverse from Sears Roebuck Catalog store.
the old 62 ford police ca from sacred heart paid $250.00 from roth chevrolet,fastest top end car around,59 cadillac coupe deville series 62,paid $35.00 for it and drove it alot,59 IH travellall 3 door 2wd in winter from worners auto sales wadena mn $85.00, and a sweet 65 mustang v-8 convert from homeless freind $250.00 and very nice,saw that guy last winter nearly 40 some years later after he worked for billy graham ministries 25 yrs he is homeless again wandering the streets of duluth
hope youngsters now days will catch on that we had fun on a small budget
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In my 12th year of school I had bought a 41 Super Deluxe from my Dad. It was his daily driver.I paid him $100.00.I then commmenced to change it to my liking.It was black.He bought another just like it.I actually drove his at times because mine was down while I was replacing the trany because of a bad shift, or when I was installing a dropped axel.It was my first car of many.
Year is 1966. I was 17. I couldn't aford a muscle car I wanted so I purchased a partialy done 1931 ford roadster. Finished it with a 430 Merc. Lincoln trans. with zepher gears. Picture was taken at a friends house when I was helping him change the 352 in his 63 galaxie 500. You can see the tripod hoist in the background. Seems like yesterday!
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1955 Chevrolet 4 door two ten wagon with 195 HP 265 ran J/S at Dover Dragstrip Dover plains N.Y. In 1963.
Here's my high school car.. Sorry for the bad pics. This is it after being in storage for several years recently.. Class of '99.
52 Olds 88 2 door sedan Class of 1960
A 64 Fairlane 500. I still own it after 23yrs.
Class of 64.
Started with a 31 A model original car with stock banger. Next came a 57 Chevy post. Three speed on the tree. Added a Hurst shifter and 3x2s. Stock cam so it never ran up to potential. Silly kid....
Alas, I let both get away...
Not me....all the cool guys had 55-57 chevys and I drove a red and white 56 olds rag top..
Oh yeah, it'd be cool now but it was nothing but a big ol' GM "boat" back then...even with it's new paint and interior and 245 HP engine.
On graduation I got a 55 ford tudor sedan.Much better on gas but hell on oil.
This was mine back in 1975, a 62 Chevy II
Class of 1955. I had a `48 Plymouth two door sedan with a split manifold. More bark than bite! I had owned several old Fords prior to the Plymouth.
This was my 1958 Impala back in High School. It was definately a cool car and had a lot a fun in it. It ran a respectable 15.97 at the dragstrip too! Dig those California Astro Reverse wheels!
I drove the same '60 chevy truck my dad did in HS... We've changed a couple things since then.
That's a nice wagon in post 617
Thanks. Finally dropped the engine at the machine shop today, Only been several years.. haha
1963 Chevy Biscayne 2 door post, 6 cylinder, Powerglide that I paid the huge sum of $100 for which is all I could afford at the time working part time in the local gas station on Woodward Avenue and 14 Mile Road in 1970. Damn those were good times....
Boy were we ever good looking!,
Mine was a burgundy 55 Studebaker President coupe, 289, 3-speed w/OD.
50 Merc 2 door sedan for the 11th grade then a 57 Chevy wagon body I payed 25 bucks for and I rebuilt a 30 over 265 four barrel, 357 injection cam, chevy dealer was out of 098's, and a 3 speed on the floor. Not much money so I got a cheep set of used cheater slicks for the back..... fun driving in the winter in Ohio. Loved that wagon.
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