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  1. I’m thinking that the dashboard cover is supposed to be a slick faux-leather type material. This one looks to have been covered with the same material as the seats. I like the car itself, but I’m not wild about the upholstery.
  2. Photo sent to me by a friend - not familiar enough with the era to be able to tell if it is original or has been modified. Something about it doesn't look quite right to me. I asked the sender if it was a diorama, ha ha.
  3. In the 1970s, I had a roommate who loved to tell our numerous drunk and druggy friends that every time he heard Little Feat's "Fat Man In the Bathtub", he would think of me. This usually elicited hearty bursts of laughter from everyone present. I learned how to take and dish out a lot of ribbing in those halcyon days.
  4. These days, I never listen to music from a dedicated stereo. I gave away my amplifier and stereo speakers over 10 years ago to some dreadlocked nitwit my daughter was seeing at that time - I must have thought he would stick around for the long term. Not the first miscalculation I have made in that regard, nor her, either. I have a ton of music downloaded on my computer or iPod that I can stream through a portable bluetooth speaker. This is handy if I'm in the garage, and I can take the iPod and speaker with me if I want to listen to music in the car, which I seldom want to do un
  5. I saw this piece for the first time a little over a year ago. I guess it would be fair to say it's a pretty obscure item. For some reason, from the moment I saw it, I wanted it. My Uncle Bob was a lifelong bachelor. After being discharged from the military in the early 1940s, he became a devoted fisherman. He loved spending time in the national park campgrounds of East Tennessee. He owned numerous camper trailers in his life, and for a time, he owned a couple of old passenger buses that had been converted into campers. I remember seeing the buses once, and the od
  6. For nearly ten years, I drove a 1954 Chrysler New Yorker Wagon with the 331 Hemi V8 and Powerflite automatic transmission. I did no towing with it, but I agree that, with the V8, it would have pulled a trailer of moderate size without too much difficulty. I would be leery of considering using a flathead 6 for the same task, especially in mountainous areas. But, my major hesitancy in considering towing with a vintage vehicle has to do with the braking systems, especially the single chamber master cylinders in vehicles of this era. I would not have complete faith in the reliabilit
  7. Easy to understand how this might happen. This is a great forum, though I'm quite sure that being a moderator/administrator can be really hectic and time-consuming. Lots of people dealing with their own kinds of stress right now. Don't beat yourself up too much - the more you stress about it, the more likely it is to happen again. Mistakes are going to occur from time to time.
  8. This looks like a pretty nice car, for the most part. But, I start getting suspicious every time I see the word "Barn" or "Barn Find" mentioned in a for sale ad. The "Barn" reference seems to be, for some, a reliable trigger button that is almost certain to stir up interest. So, it has sat in a barn its entire life. Does that mean that the original owner, as a regular practice, parked the car in the barn every day or night? I become leery when I see the "B" word. It has become way over-used in the old car world.
  9. I watched the series from start to finish. The transitioning from one world to another with the same characters was a stretch, no doubt. Still, I mostly enjoyed it and thought it was mostly well done, although I didn't enjoy the final season nearly as much as the first four. I enjoyed the array of cars. I really liked the '49 Chevrolet Coupe, pictured here.
  10. I've seen a few threads on The H.A.M.B. that are similar in concept to this one. I wish there were more of these on the AACA forum. Looking at what you see on The H.A.M.B. can be sort of like watching some of the hot rod/custom TV shows on the Motor Trend channel. A lot of people clamoring to "slam it to the ground". "Make it lowww!" "Put some big meats on that baby!" So far, everyone is just following along as the OP does his thing, creating a car that looks as though it could have been a factory-produced model. I love The H.A.M.B., but a thread like this is, for me, more
  11. If you're reluctant to use your cellphone for playing music, you can also invest in an iPod. You can store an incredible amount of music on some of the iPods that are on the market now, and an iPod will hook up to a bluetooth speaker the same way a cellphone does. I grudgingly admit to watching some of the silly automotive-themed reality TV shows on Motor Trend, and I'm always stunned to see the amount of work put into modifying the interior and trunk areas of some of the cars that are being resto-modded. Thousands of dollars spent on these incredible sound systems and their spea
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