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Everything posted by victorialynn2

  1. Not an old car in this video, but you can use your imagination to apply it to one.
  2. We successfully pushed a 55 Chevy off a trailer into a dead end long enough for it to stop. I am pretty sure @JACK Mwas behind that idea. Just don’t ask him to get a non running Jeepster onto a trailer unless you take a Xanax first. 😂 (You will have to ask him about that story, but it did end just fine for the car. I got a few gray hairs out of it though).
  3. Very likely. Redwoods grow over 200’ high. They are probably 40’ cuts x 6 for 240’ total. The loads I see today are closer to this picture. I remember when I was young and saw really big logs on trucks, people jokingly called them “Oregon toothpicks”.
  4. I live in Oregon and see log trucks with the steel posts often. They don’t stack them this high anymore though. Interesting about the water on the breaks. Thanks for the info.
  5. I wasn’t sure which “Period” thread to post this in? How in the world would those logs stay on this truck and how would it stop with all this weight? 🧐
  6. It gives the option to me automatically. I’d guess either your OS or your browser needs updating in order for it to work. Links work also.
  7. That is a great video John. Thanks for posting. What is with these guys nearly running into other cars while taping? 😂
  8. Loving all the other links posted and thanks @GregLaR for the extra info!
  9. It looks that way and the Facebook version ends with this car running a red light and almost crashing into another car. Then I went back and realized he ran others also.
  10. Here is another video of Dallas in 1955. Lots of cars in the footage.
  11. Forgive me if this has previously been posted. Check out this footage of the Sunset Strip. What cars do you spot? How many red lights did he run? For those of you who have Facebook, check out this version that has a surprise ending not shown on the YouTube link: https://fb.watch/6j2y5HxvV7/
  12. My father was born in 1935 and his father left the family when he was about 5. He had 2 older sisters and a younger sister and brother, so he was “the man of the house”. They were poor but my grandmother did have her own house. He helped support the family with a paper route and other odd jobs at a very young age. Then fixing old cars up, starting at around 15 years old. He continued to fix up cars and collect them for extra money his entire life. He was always very frugal and I remember thinking we were poor and bringing home an application for free and reduced lunch once, (we almost never were allowed hot lunch), which made him very angry. We lived in a huge home and had 6 or 7 mint condition Corvettes in the barn, plus several other cars, but he’d complain about how much toilet paper we used, lights left on and how often us girls used the hair dryer, so I honestly had no idea of our financial status. He was very private about it. When I cleaned out his garages, I found paperwork that he was earning well over six figures during those times. He still had a metal scrap pile in one of his garages, even though the price of scrap was very low. He also had an old metal coffee can in his office with duct tape that said “50 Ford”, a project he was working on at that time. (I saved that can, a testament to some of the silly things I just couldn’t throw away and are in boxes I still can go through). He had always saved all his loose change, which he was collecting in the can. He had several complete collections of state quarters. The time it takes to do that baffles me. They are not worth more, even as full sets. I was always taught to respect money and fold all my bills facing the same way, to reuse items and to repair things and not just throw them away. Looking back now, it makes sense, but at the times it seemed to me to be excessive.
  13. If needed for documentation, he mentioned the car to me several times also and discussed picking it up in the future. I’d be happy to supply the direct messages about this.
  14. “Sellers” address was not hard to find. Also, obtaining a duplicate title from the DMV, if needed is not that hard to do either.
  15. I thought it would be nice to share this quote from Carl, in his memory. I’m sure he’s seeing lots of old car buddies and riding Cadillacs in the sky. 👍
  16. Hey guys let’s refrain from commenting on specifics until Ken has a chance to follow up on this.
  17. @ken fieldingcheck this thread for info on Carl’s Caddy!
  18. I have so many members to thank for helping me deal with my father’s estate. Some helped in person, some helped online and many messaged me directly with encouragement and supportive words. I would not dare to start a list because I know I’d leave someone out by mistake, and I sincerely don’t want to risk that. I am certain that you know who you are and I’m very grateful to all of you. Thank you! 🤗
  19. I’m so sorry to hear this news. Carl reached out to me with several private message conversations since I became a member of this forum and he was always helpful and a genuinely nice man. Mick, I sure hope you are able to locate his car quickly. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
  20. If they have an “asked the most dumb questions” badge, I am sure I’m a contender. 👍
  21. Check with your insurer, but most don’t cover a car during shipping.
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