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fargon 03-08-2020 03:57 PM

i think it's a 57, but don't get me lying to you.

Gravdigr 03-10-2020 12:12 AM

Would you lie to me? If it didn't involve love, or money?

xoxoxoBruce 03-10-2020 12:34 AM

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I think the big trucks are all the same until '58. If there are small differences in the trim/badging I'm not familiar with it.

Back in the day if you wanted a small truck you had to have one built as part of your business plan.

xoxoxoBruce 03-12-2020 02:46 AM

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This is supposed to be the last vehicle that Steve had any connection with that's not locked into a private collection. Of course most of those collections are owned by old men so you never know what going to be on the market.

glatt 03-12-2020 05:20 PM

This ad was served up to me. Amazing what having no engine will do for cargo space.

fargon 03-12-2020 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 1048350)
This ad was served up to me. Amazing what having no engine will do for cargo space.

Desperately Want!!!

xoxoxoBruce 03-13-2020 12:04 AM

Now that's a truck Tesla, pay attention.

Undertoad 03-13-2020 12:21 AM

MSRP $125,000

xoxoxoBruce 03-13-2020 12:30 AM

Yeah but with increased production that will come down to maybe $100,000. :haha:
It's about the ultimate in usefulness as working trucks go.
For high speed travel or a run to the pilates class, no.

Griff 03-13-2020 06:48 AM


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 1048350)
This ad was served up to me. Amazing what having no engine will do for cargo space.


Originally Posted by fargon (Post 1048358)
Desperately Want!!!


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1048377)
Now that's a truck Tesla, pay attention.

Word. Big data put us together as well.

xoxoxoBruce 03-17-2020 12:37 AM

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When you need big truck for towing or something, and don't want to give up that plush interior for your gang...

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Orrrr... there might have been a lot of alcohol involved. ;)

Diaphone Jim 03-17-2020 11:35 AM

Built by committee.

BigV 03-17-2020 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1048657)
Built by committee.

Oh no.

That right there is the product of a singular passion. He mighta had help in the build process, but that's no stone soup, it's Watts Towers on wheels.

Diaphone Jim 03-17-2020 04:08 PM

We need more info on the thing. Bruce?

xoxoxoBruce 03-17-2020 11:55 PM

No you don't, what you see is what you get. The last guy that questioned the owner/builder was found stuffed in a trash can in a Jersey swamp. :eyebrow:

Griff 03-18-2020 07:22 AM

But he was found, right?

xoxoxoBruce 03-18-2020 09:01 AM

Only because kids wanted to steal the can.

Gravdigr 03-18-2020 04:40 PM

Musta been recyclable...

xoxoxoBruce 03-21-2020 12:30 AM

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Buicks, I wonder if they have full crankcases on the transporter?

Diaphone Jim 03-21-2020 11:33 AM

Not with my BMW, you don't!

More pics on an interesting subject:

The '34 is a beaut.

xoxoxoBruce 03-21-2020 11:59 PM

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So many things that could go wrong with that transporter. :facepalm:

I hate pinterest, it keeps throwing me off when I get to something I want to see. :mad:

xoxoxoBruce 03-24-2020 02:18 AM

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Gravdigr 03-24-2020 10:55 AM

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Dis my kind of Alfa:

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xoxoxoBruce 03-24-2020 05:26 PM

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I used to work with a guy who drove an Alpha, at least twice a month he would be looking for a ride home. He claimed if it didn't start on the first try it wasn't going to for a couple hours no matter what he did. Winter or summer it didn't matter, never did find out why.

There are alternatives from over the pond...

Diaphone Jim 03-24-2020 05:42 PM

I think the one above is a recent pic of a lucky one.
This is a short video of a not so lucky one:

xoxoxoBruce 03-26-2020 10:23 AM

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Big Bad Bentley...

Diaphone Jim 03-26-2020 12:21 PM

Typical Leno over-do but interesting. I think he paid $600,000 +
Mileage may vary.

xoxoxoBruce 03-28-2020 12:11 AM

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Milk truck...

Diaphone Jim 03-28-2020 11:35 AM

The milk truck brought this denizen of the Sea of Monsters to mind:

Well, sort of.

xoxoxoBruce 03-29-2020 11:52 PM

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Got Bondo?

xoxoxoBruce 03-30-2020 06:45 PM

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Volvos were cool back in the day...

xoxoxoBruce 04-06-2020 02:04 AM

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The Duesy cost $25,000 when the average Doctor made $3,000 a year.

xoxoxoBruce 04-06-2020 02:07 AM

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But Chebbys be cheap...

xoxoxoBruce 04-07-2020 01:40 AM

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Base, no frills, good way to learn basics.

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Again, base and very little more, good to learn on.
But not legal anywhere.

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Diaphone Jim 04-07-2020 11:23 AM

I love the streamlined fuel tank with the Valkyrie boob cup.

Griff 04-07-2020 03:41 PM

Saw a (it turns out) Matador Red '57 on my way to the grocery store this afternoon. Very pretty.

Happy Monkey 04-07-2020 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1049804)
Volvos were cool back in the day...

Boxy but good.

xoxoxoBruce 04-08-2020 12:14 AM

By the time they reached that point post PV544, except for the gorgeous 1800s, not cool any more.

I remember driving to work one morning with a lot of fresh snow back when the snowplow left a little on the side streets without anyone suing the town.
There was a Volvo either 444 or 544 stopped in the street and he flagged me down. Said he had dead battery and wanted a push to jump start it. I got out and looked because my '67 Ford F250 Ranger Camper Special was higher than than average bear. Not jacked up just a full sized pickup on 16 inch split rims. But I digress...

I was worried about overriding his bumper but he had fairly big bumper guards and he was convinced it would be ok. Since the plow left a half inch of snow getting him rolling and let him coast to jump start wouldn't work, I had to keep pushing while he jumped it. It fired up he waved and took off, probably late for work. As he drove away I could see the trunk lid was pushed in. I regret that to this day.

Diaphone Jim 04-08-2020 11:23 AM

In the mid '50's, one of my best friends had a 444 or 544, which I always thought looked like miniature '41 Fords.
It had enough miles (a million?) to need a rebuild and the story went that block's Swedish steel was so strong it broke the bore bar.
I've never been sure if it was true.

Speaking of a million miles, I was really impressed by Volvo ads featuring salesman Irv Gordon's P1800.

xoxoxoBruce 04-08-2020 11:39 AM

I can't buy the boring bar story, but the cars are built strong. I've got one I know is true. My buddy worked as a mechanic at a Volvo dealership and said if a light bulb burned out all you had to do is pull the bulb and turn it around because they used dual element bulbs where they only needed one. They're probably all LEDs now but it shows the line of thinking.

xoxoxoBruce 04-09-2020 01:36 AM

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Here's some for your bucket list...

BigV 04-09-2020 01:44 PM

That Jag is dead sexy.

Flint 04-09-2020 04:12 PM

How many inches from the pavement is your ass, if the tires on your car come up chest-high? Can you imagine how that Jag handles? Unbelievable, gobsmacking design.

Griff 04-09-2020 04:28 PM

Yeah, that is sharp.

BigV 04-09-2020 04:33 PM

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check out the view from the back window

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By Mike Morrin V12e at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Flint 04-09-2020 04:59 PM

So it that the headers dumping right into the compartment there??

BigV 04-09-2020 05:00 PM

those would be the intake stacks

Flint 04-09-2020 05:04 PM

just gulping down that air.. that flows in through the scoop on top of the rear wheel wells?

BigV 04-09-2020 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Flint (Post 1050548)
So it that the headers dumping right into the compartment there??

Here's a peek at the headers:

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Flint 04-09-2020 05:06 PM

okay I've been Googling trying to find a shot of the headers, thanks!

12 into 4 into 2, I read somewhere

BigV 04-09-2020 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by Flint (Post 1050553)
okay I've been Googling trying to find a shot of the headers, thanks!

12 into 4 into 2, I read somewhere

xoxoxoBruce 04-09-2020 05:29 PM

Such a shame spending all the time, work, and money to build that beautiful car and make such a simple mistake ruining everything. They must have printed the blueprints backward because they put the steering wheel on the wrong side.

Flint 04-09-2020 05:35 PM

ha ha

I worked on a house where the framers pulled the blueprints wrong, so all the plumbing from the rough-in was exactly 12 inches out of the walls. Poor bastards that bought that house had no idea we'd jack-hammered big holes in their slab to move everything.

Diaphone Jim 04-10-2020 12:27 PM

Jaguar has always had sexy engines. Cars, too.

xoxoxoBruce 04-10-2020 03:44 PM

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Mud flaps are for the hoi polloi, gentlemen have brushes like the Swan car...

xoxoxoBruce 04-11-2020 11:21 PM

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When Cadillacs were cool...

Diaphone Jim 04-12-2020 11:50 AM

Speaking of Volvo 444's, here is another link to BaT for what looks like a worthy project:

xoxoxoBruce 04-12-2020 11:58 PM

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I'd rather work toward something classier...

Diaphone Jim 04-13-2020 11:15 AM

Me too.
Current bid on 444 is $1000.
Doozy on Hemmings is $1,100,000.

xoxoxoBruce 04-13-2020 05:07 PM

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Yeah but the Doozy is done. :lol:

How about something smooth...

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