My first car

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Bit Off Topic, but here's a picture of the oldest thing on wheels I worked on:
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I'm a bit foggy but seem to recall it's 1918. Between Norm and myself we managed to combine a few odds and ends of parts in to a running engine for it. Some others in the shop repaired the cab and made the stake rack for it.

Kind of wish there was an Internet back then to post a build story to like Downeast's latest project!
 

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1st car in high school in 1962...1955 Chevy Bel Air 2-door hrdt. 265 'power pack!' auto. Green with cream color. Plastic seat covers too.
(I know this says 1st car, but in 1964 as a senior in HS, I bought a '57 Corvette F.I. 4-speed.)

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I graduated in 65 but didn`t get my first Corvette until 1967. A 1964 roadster.:thumbsup: I guess that would make us about 76 yrs old ??
 

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'69 Bronco. 302 2v, three on the tree (non-synchro 1st), total rust bucket. Dad bought it for us to work on when I was 12 in the early 80s. Was a plow truck for a Ford dealer, then a high school project truck. Had 4"x8" I-beams for bumpers. Literally rose 2" when we cut them off. Manual steering, manual drum brakes, and we had the bright idea to lift it a few inches and put 31"x10.50" under it. Had a lot of fun with that thing in the late 80s. Sold it for a new '89 Chebby S10 (didn't last long), then a new '93 F-150. Bought myself an early '65 Mustang to restore in '91, and still have it.
 

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Mine was a '65 Beetle. It was bought to replace my Kawasaki S-1 250 when I found out that father's wouldn't let their daughters ride on motorcycles.
They always snuck out anyway...and the wagon to have was the split window van with the "place to recline"!!
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Hi sweetie, do you hate war, let's talk... Oh those days!
I had a '62 with a 1600 40 horse (crossdrilledcrank) Divorce, lost with the WLA, pity...
 

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1969 Triumph Spitfire. I was 16 and no one told me not to buy a car from Massachusetts. I had a single 9/16-1/2 combo wrench and a 1/2 socket. That's all.
No money, no knowledge, no skill and a Dad who didn't know anything either. I learned as I went and eventually moved the car onto another victim with its fiberglass patched rust and grafted-in hood louvers. That poor car.
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Edit: You can see our geodesic dome house in the background.
 

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1969 Triumph Spitfire. I was 16 and no one told me not to buy a car from Massachusetts. I had a single 9/16-1/2 combo wrench and a 1/2 socket. That's all.
No money, no knowledge, no skill and a Dad who didn't know anything either. I learned as I went and eventually moved the car onto another victim with its fiberglass patched rust and grafted-in hood louvers. That poor car.View attachment 256071
Edit: You can see our geodesic dome house in the background.
I like your taste in cars. At 16, I had an affinity for British sports cars as well. I was emancipated before being able to own my own car.
 
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