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Reply #30 on: April 24, 2017, 04:57:19 PM
:clap: BRIAN, I will be happy to post the photo of me and my Jag- when I get home on Saturday.  Princess Diana had a similar model and I've been looking for a front photo of that beauty- to no avail.  There has not been another model like it, though it was customized with front and side spoilers, a hardwood steering wheel and gear shift,  front and rear stereo speakers, leather bucket seats.  I bought it at the Swap Meet for $7,000 from a guy who had a few too many classic foreign cars and Harley-Davidson motorcycles and was a little hard up on cash.  It had a low 70,000 miles on it.  No wonder; it got 9-12 miles a gallon.  I swear when I get to heaven I must have a spiffy car waiting for me and not a skateboard a millionaire minister was handed when he arrived at St. Peter's gate!  Well, I spent another $10,000 on it and my husband was ready to sell me.  Nah.
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MEA,  growing up is the pits for oldsters, but you wouldn't know anything about that.  I can't handle another ride on the Zodiac rubber raft my friend and I did not too many years ago.  I plan to do water aerobics in the hotel pool instead.  :P -Liz

Just remember we're all 'recycled teenager'.... ;)


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Reply #31 on: April 24, 2017, 05:10:19 PM
Glad you like it Liz!
Here's the last go at this, a little less lopsided (The right headlight was narrower than the left and the roof wasn't parallel to the rest of it!).
Brin

Oh, good, you found the 'gremlin'.  Nice stuff, either way.


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Reply #32 on: April 24, 2017, 05:17:36 PM
:thankyou: , BRIAN!  Of course, I did!!!  I am sorta embarrassed  :blush: to be sharing my youthful lusts!  But what the heck!  My dad had no sons so I was a tomboy.  In the 40's I played with a crank machine gun he got me, climbed trees to hide from my mom who wanted me to clean house, played in the taro patch with the neighbor boy; my dad made my first pair of stilts.  Where's STONEY, BTW, he loves to tell stories, too!


 O.K., watch for the next beauty! ~Liz

I got your message and here I am! (TA DA)...  'Duty Rascal' arriving. :)  With the projects I've got ongoing I generally don't get into the drawing forums.


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Reply #33 on: April 24, 2017, 05:20:57 PM
This is what you give a 15 year old to drive!  My first wheels, a military surplus jeep that I drove my 2 sisters and 2 neighbor kids and myself to high school.  It looked a lot like this, but awfully faded paint and canvas with some tears in it.  No ax and shovel.  Needless to say my passengers were embarrassed to ride with me.  A street before I reached the school parking lot, if I didn't stop completely at the stop sign my passengers would jump out while the jeep was still rolling!  Sometimes I liked to tease them.


This may be my last photo unless I find the '47 Plymouth my husband drove around.  It was like a stretch limo when we took my parents riding.  :) ~Liz

'4 60' air conditioning sans windows.  :)


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Reply #34 on: April 24, 2017, 05:22:57 PM
Fun times Liz!
Your story about your passengers jumping out reminds me of an old sidecar outfit I had hen I was 16 or 17. I was giving a friend a ride home and slowed for a red light, my friend decided to get off just as the light changed and I started pulling away, which resulted in him getting stuck on the luggage rack with his legs going like windmills trying to get back on again!
Brian

And he was wishing he had joined the track team..... (impish grin)


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Reply #35 on: April 24, 2017, 06:04:54 PM
I love it! That is a cool jeep. Are you going to draw or paint it?
Kathy S.


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Reply #36 on: April 24, 2017, 06:46:59 PM
You folks are having so much fun with these old car stories. 

Here's one - TRUE. 

When I got my license in 1961, my grandfather had to buy 4 feet of the yard next door so I could back our big wide '59 Chevy out of the driveway.  (I hate REVERSE gear!)

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Reply #37 on: April 26, 2017, 10:54:06 AM
You folks are having so much fun with these old car stories. 

Here's one - TRUE. 

When I got my license in 1961, my grandfather had to buy 4 feet of the yard next door so I could back our big wide '59 Chevy out of the driveway.  (I hate REVERSE gear!)

aloha

mea

Ouch.  Sounds like it was a tight squeeze.


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Reply #38 on: April 26, 2017, 11:00:35 AM
My high school campus has a driver's training range with traffic light and a roadway large enough for two cars.

The instructor's shut down our passing each other, slowly, real fast.  We were in brand new '72 Pontiac's from a local dealership.  Think I was in a '72 Olds Omega (Nova with new name and badging).  The other high school also used the range.

When it came to being on the road, with the 'Student Driver' sign on top there was an amusing incident.

We were going down a boulevard which had two lanes plus one on each side of the road for people to park outside their houses.  There was a big area where no cars were parked and a police car was coming towards us.  The officer driving went halfway up on a few people's lawn as he passed us.  Guess one could never have enough room!  :D


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Reply #39 on: April 26, 2017, 10:34:03 PM
Hi STONEY, glad to see you sharing your stories.  You remember when anyone saw 'Student Driver' they hurriedly got out of our way.  I was in the very first driver training class in my school; that's how I started driving at 15 with my permit.  It used to be that we had to pass hill climbing and parallel parking to get our license.  They don't do that anymore here. One day I was trying out my skill at parallel parking, and after the second time of trying to park,  I hopped the curb with my jeep. Some guy came running out to move his car.  He must have been watching me. ~Liz


 

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