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My dad worked in the automotive business for a lot of years after discharge from the USMC and he always said "you just knew when someone was a gremlin owner..." And he didn't mean it in a good way :lol:
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Mr Beardsley wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 3:50 pm My dad worked in the automotive business for a lot of years after discharge from the USMC and he always said "you just knew when someone was a gremlin owner..." And he didn't mean it in a good way :lol:
Or Pacer..they go hand in hand.
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Pacer was a great shagging wagon though
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AMC's were good vehicles . . . I appreciated the AMC Eagle Wagon and the Jeep Wagoneer.

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simplepipes wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 6:35 pm AMC's were good vehicles . . . I appreciated the AMC Eagle Wagon and the Jeep Wagoneer.

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The old wagoneer is still a cool car
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simplepipes wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 6:35 pm AMC's were good vehicles . . . I appreciated the AMC Eagle Wagon and the Jeep Wagoneer.

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My father was a Rambler man. He used to buy the old telephone company cars really cheap and fix them up. They were fun to drive.
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1974 Plymouth Duster was my first car, paid $500.
318 was a lot in that light car.
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simplepipes wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 6:35 pm AMC's were good vehicles . . . I appreciated the AMC Eagle Wagon and the Jeep Wagoneer.

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Absolutely.
The Wagoneers were always prized but these days the Eagle is very highly sought. The Dodge Raider as well.
They both have the proper proportions for a rock crawler build.
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Speaking of real cars, I believe their days are numbered.
All my friends are car guys...and gals.
We have been buying, building, racing, mudding...vehicles since the mid 1980s.
Twenty years ago it was pretty eady to find junk yard parts for your build. Things like quarter panels for a 1969 Chevelle were a dime a dozen. Now your best bet is to pay 5x more for a repop.
Try finding a pre 1970 Ford 9 inch rear-end right now. They used to be $30 at the junk yard. Now they are $700 from the showroom AT the junkyard. They know what they have. :)
I recently sold my 1971 Roadrunner with the original 440 Scat Pac Magnum motor and Hearst 4 speed. I built it from a junker.
Before that I sold my 1966 Plymouth Belvedere with a replaced 426 Wedge Hemi. The car originally came with the Wedge but it was trashed. Today that engine is worth upwards of $50,000 in rebuilt condition....I paid $3500 for the blown motor in the early 90s and rebuilt it.
Im currently looking for my next project.
An AMC Javelin isnt out of the question but looking for a pre 70s Pontiac Tempest or GTO...GOAT or Judge.
Right now I just have my 2017 Silverado 2500 diesel and my 2014 BMW M4 twin turbo.
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