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CraigB

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Man I love Mopars, but they are expensive. They look good, they have great engines, but since they never sold as well, they bring more money.

I dig the military truck. I wonder if that one is a multi-fuel truck?
 

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I was talking about Mopars insane prices the other day. I turned down a 68 Coronet with a 440 six pack in 89 for $1800. I could retire on that now. It also needed some love, but it could of been a cool survivor car.
 

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That's a no on both those from me.

The humpback because of the S-10 frame and Chevy drivetrain (drives me nuts). The '34 because of the fiberglass body and Mustang wheels (another hot rod pet peeve).
 

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Ford snob. :p
I would say I have particular taste. 😁

Honestly, I don't mind a frame swap, as long as it's in brand or tasteful. To me an S-10 frame under a Ford seems low rent and the easy way out. As does the standard 350/350 combo.

I don't like Tupperware rods for the same reason. Wasn't that part of what hot rodding was about? Taking an old car and fixing what you were given. Not buying a ready made body (though by the sounds of that one, it was probably poorly made our built).

You should have seen this creation a guy a friend of mine bought a T-top Mustang parts car from was building when we showed up. He'd taken a decent mid-'80s Chevrolet 4wd long bed, literally hacked the cab off with a torch, cut 30" of frame out and was putting a rotten '20s Ford cab on it. He said he thought the Chevy cab was too rusty. The Ford cab was nothing but rust. Seemed a waste of a usable truck.
 

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There is nothing wrong with likeing what you like.

If I had a dollar for every weird vehicle project that I have seen, I would have a few nice rides in a real big garage.
 

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Swedish Low Life... :ROFLMAO:

I could dig it, though after doing the low thing long ago, I may have to go to bags to make it a little more cush...
 

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Yeah, it sits lower than I could, or even would want to live with. I am old and broken, and I doubt I could get in or out of it very well.

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Boy, that grille on the Suburban needs to be sent back to the ugly factory.

Holy Buttons, Batman! What's with the center stack on the Caddy...

I can see the appeal of the Jag, classic British styling, with... well classic British problems.
 

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I'd like to hate myself for it, but I really dig that suburban. Even with the flashy chrome grill and led tail lights.
 

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Boy, that grille on the Suburban needs to be sent back to the ugly factory.

Holy Buttons, Batman! What's with the center stack on the Caddy...

I can see the appeal of the Jag, classic British styling, with... well classic British problems.

More buttons is more better.
 

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Pass on the Merc. Never liked the looks of those particular models.

I'll disagree with the writer of the ad for the '51 Chevrolet. Street rodding this car would be a shame. The patina it has now is charming. Just patch up the floors, smarten the interior and make it reliable (start, stop, steer, etc.).
 
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