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The :-:¦:-•:*OFFICIAL*:•.-:¦:- Dawg Shed Gearhead® Thread!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by P-B, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. rattler

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    B-B-Big fan, big fan. It's about time for the monster sweat shirt episode of "Leave it to Beaver" to show again on MeTV, even though Roth wasn't mentioned those were supposed to be his work.
     
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    They left out for the first couple model years the Henry J didn't even have a trunk lid and anything that was to be carried in the trunk had to be lifted through the passenger compartment. Most cars in 1950 had painted metal dashes and all the white haired guys that I know always bring up that Henry Js made great gassers. Those magazine pieces are obviously not written by true car guys as some of the car's short comings were what lead to the cars being sought after by the drag racers of the late '50s through the '60s and on into the '70s though none of this is made mention of. Also never heard or read about the frat guys not allowing other guys in because of guy #2 driving a Henry J. Those guys sound like pretentious jerk offs that are more than likely in a domestic relationship with the writer and should stick to home and garden style magazine writing.

    Kaiser was also forced to meet stipulations mandated by the feds because Kaiser took a loan from the automotive devil to produce the Henry J. After all was finished per Wikipedia a base model Chevy was only about two hundred dollars more retail. The Chevy was a more refined automobile with a larger dealer/parts network.
     
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    Can't say I ever remember seeing one on the road. (Henry J)

    This is nice. Wish I could find a bigger photo.
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    My mom has/had a 3/4 view photo of me in a stroller sitting in front of her and my dad's bone stock '47 bullet nosed Studebaker. I think I was around six months old. According to mom that car was a mechanical nightmare and was always breaking down, it was a thirteen year old car in '60.
     
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    From the UK an EL Jagumino goes in the "Oof" folder. Put the crack pipe down along with you body working tools. They seldom get the back of the "cab" where it doesn't look simply chopped off and the distance between the back of the door and the front of the wheel well opening is almost always ill proportioned because you need to begin with a two door car or be an accomplished body man and customizer with an eye for proportion and the details.

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    1 wd 40.jpg

    I don't know if this is real or not. found on the interswebs.
     
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    Snopes says the photo about WD-40 is false which in likely hood points to it being true. The thing looks like something that came out of my Grand dad's old tool chests or a desk at the shop that I used to prowl on weekends as a kid.
     
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    74 Vega GT Wagon for sale here in Phoenix,only 5 thousand dollars.
    I saw it on Facebook Marketplace.
     
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    Vegas have gone way up in value the last few years.
     
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    It's not terrible but it doesn't quite flow right either. I wonder if a two tone color change would help? Might even pay to have some artist renderings done by someone that has an eye for that stuff.

    Solid colors. No metallic, no clear.
     
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    Ford Elite, from Mexico!

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    The deer was named for the car. An old Carson one liner that cracked me up in jr. high.

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