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#1 JohnD1956

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:34 AM

Had a short chuckle today, and I'd like to share it. I was at my local home improvement big box store ( read Lowes) and asked for help loading three 4x10 , and two 4x8 sheets of 1/2 " sheetrock. The young fellows were very agreeable. And after paying they began to push the cart towards the door when I said: wait a minute, I'll get my car. One said "Car?!?!" with skepticism in his voice. I said, sure, I have a Honda, don't you think it will fit? The other kid says , A (Expletive Deleted) Honda?

Of course I just laughed as I drove up:

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#2 4 bufords

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:42 AM

way to go john,that big ol wagon is good for something,4 bufords from ct

#3 60FlatTop

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

John, Out here in the wilds of western New York I get the same reaction picking up my Christmas tree in my 8 foot truck box.
A friend of mine who thinks all truck should have 6 foot boxes asked me if they made a military truck with a 6 foot box. I told him I doubted it. How could you fight a war if you couldn't even carry an 8 foot ladder?
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#4 NTX5467

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

LOL! Especially the _____ Honda comment!

Good 'ole USA American station wagons! Luxury, style, utility . . . and NOT on a truck chassis (and all that might mean). If they took on over that newer wagon, how you expect they might have reacted if you'd pulled up in a GM wagon with the electric clamshell rear "gates"??? Jaws on the ground? hehe

Great job, John!

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#5 JohnD1956

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:45 AM

A clamshell tailgate would have been even more fun. It's on my short list of future Buicks. Even have one in mind but I guess I'll have to wait till it's been inherited. Matter of fact, I think I'll check on that this coming week. I think I owe myself a birthday present.
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56 Super 56R: acquired September 1974. 69 GS 400: Convertible added in 2003. 72 Electra Limited added July 2014.
78 Estate Wagon added October-2008. 2013 Regal GS acquired Aug 2013.

Former toys:
69 Electra Limited 2 dr. bought 1995 or so, sold in 2007. 95 Riviera added May 1998, sold in 2006.
06 Lacrosse CXL purchased July 4th 2006, and traded in Aug 2013.

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#6 JohnD1956

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:47 AM

way to go john,that big ol wagon is good for something,4 bufords from ct


Big ole Wagon! Don, remember, this was described during the decade as the "downsized" car.. LOL...
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John C. De Fiore BCA # 3757

current toys
56 Super 56R: acquired September 1974. 69 GS 400: Convertible added in 2003. 72 Electra Limited added July 2014.
78 Estate Wagon added October-2008. 2013 Regal GS acquired Aug 2013.

Former toys:
69 Electra Limited 2 dr. bought 1995 or so, sold in 2007. 95 Riviera added May 1998, sold in 2006.
06 Lacrosse CXL purchased July 4th 2006, and traded in Aug 2013.

"Yes! I'd really rather drive my Buick!"
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check it out at : http://unybca.com


#7 Kingoftheroad

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

LOL, I woulda paid money to see the look on the guys face when you said you brought your honda, lololol...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:46 PM

Yes John, the good old station wagons.............. What was good for our parents, just ain't good enough for us these days.
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#9 Buicknutty

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:00 AM

Very cool, John!
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:49 AM

I had a similar experience a few years ago when I picked up a cold keg of beer from a local bar to bring to a 4th of July party. I brought my '40 Buick to pick up the keg, and the bar owner brought it out to the parking lot. We put a large plastic tub full of ice in the trunk, and then STOOD the keg up inside the tub in the trunk then closed the lid. The owner was shocked it stood straight up in the trunk. He said, I've never seen anyone stand a keg up inside the trunk before. I'd bet not too may cars could do that !
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