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Old 09-04-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default Steve said "64 ford Galaxie"

Didn't want to hijack Woodland's thread, but this caught my eye:


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Although I used to do it plenty. When I was a kid...and my 64 Ford Galaxy 500 was all I needed for a Friday night.




Steve, the car I got my license in was my mothers 1963 Galaxie. Black convertible with red interior. What a beautiful hunk of Detroit heavy metal. many fond and fast memories of that car.

Although this pic is of an 500 XL, it's close enough:





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Old 09-04-2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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Is that your Porsche in the garage Bill?
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Sweet!

Gave me goosebumps, daArch!

Mine was a 4-door, and yellow...390 V8. My dad gave it to me "just to go back and forth to school"

I put 1000 miles on it the first week.
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Anyone familiar with CO...knows the stretch of highway 285 though Southpark (like the cartoon).
Mile after mile of flat, strait blacktop.
Me and my friends in that Ford...floored...somewhere over 120mph...laughin' and drinkin'.
When I think back on it, I'm always reminded of that anti-DUI TV commercial... a bunch of teenagers cruising and boozing, then lightning flashes and they're all skeletons.
man...was we stupid.
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Is that your Porsche in the garage Bill?
Not my garage, not my cars.

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Sweet!

Gave me goosebumps, daArch!

Mine was a 4-door, and yellow...390 V8. My dad gave it to me "just to go back and forth to school"

I put 1000 miles on it the first week.
"Arrest me yellow" ? Sometimes driving a flashy car is not wise. IYKWIM.

Yah, some days I would EASILY go through a tank a day. Gas was what? $.25/gal. We didn't even care about mpg's back then.


I can't remember what engine she had, except it was a BIG V-8. Knowing my father, he would have ordered the biggest one available. It was an automatic (that's why I took my license test in it).

Had it up to 120 once driving in NJ on the Tpke. It was like a big old living room couch. NJ state police thought it would be better if I slowed down. I think the ticket was only for 80 mph. My mother paid it with a knowing smile.



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Mine was an automatic too.

Broke the motor mounts revving it and then slamming it into gear to make the tires smoke.

My dad too replaced them w/a "knowing smile".
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Mine was an automatic too.

Broke the motor mounts revving it and then slamming it into gear to make the tires smoke.

My dad too replaced them w/a "knowing smile".
neither of MY parents ever did anything like that with a knowing smile
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neither of MY parents ever did anything like that with a knowing smile
HA!

I used to wonder if my parents were gullible as hell, or I was just a great liar.
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My parents weren't gullible nor was I a good liar. Well there was that one time ........


There were some infractions they realized were part of the maturing process.

As a parent now, I may not come down heavy on somethings, but I ain't about to foot the bill for the repairs. Obviously, I should have paid for the ticket.

Perhaps they paid because I was on my way home from dropping my brother off at UVa, and my father was certainly no slow poke on the roads.



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The things we thought we got by with as kids. LOL I remember my Dad, later on in life, making comments about stuff that I thought he never knew about. I guess we weren't any different, just a different time.

First car was a 64 Ply Valiant with a slant 6. Then went to a 63 Ford Econoline to haul the band equipment around. Finally a 68 Hemi Cuda fastback. Still have it with all 7K miles on it. Tried to sell it in 76 during the first "gas shortages" for $2800. Didn't get one offer. Now I have Barrett-Jackson calling me 3-4 times a year wanting to put in in their auction. Not yet...
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The things we thought we got by with as kids. LOL I remember my Dad, later on in life, making comments about stuff that I thought he never knew about. I guess we weren't any different, just a different time.
That's what I meant too (daArch)
My dad knew how I broke the motor mounts, but he didn't say anything, or give me hell. He'd done worse, but he didn't want me to know it yet.
My dad had me "figured out".

My mom...not so much.
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68 Hemi Cuda fastback. Still have it with all 7K miles on it.
Holy crap!

What instrument do you play, Wolf?
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When I met my wife I had a 1962 XL 500 convertble. Loved that car. Big 390 V8, center console, huge trunk. It's the only car I regret selling.
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When I met my wife I had a 1962 XL 500 convertble. Loved that car. Big 390 V8, center console, huge trunk. It's the only car I regret selling.
SWEEEEET





I had forgotten how very similar the 62 was to the 64



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