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Hey back then SEMA instituted a lawsuit (their first AFAIR) and oddball radio curouts. My 78 came with a "radio accommodation package". Keep in mind that a four-speed was a $180 option. An AM pushbutton radio was $60 but included the antenna etc. A more upscale radio (e.g. AM-FM) was more than the four-speed.. I have a Delco AM/FM/Stereo/8 track with CB under the bench. May do something with it someday.

 

MFRS also employed an "ugly stylist" to make things like clock and radio block off plates scream the purchaser was too cheap.

 

Bottom line when I ordered my 72 Goat Wagon I had the new mags and tires in the closit and a FM/stereo/8 track under the bed.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, padgett said:Bottom line when I ordered my 72 Goat Wagon I had the new mags and tires in the closit and a FM/stereo/8 track under the bed.


padgett.... I saw the picture of your GTO wagon earlier in this thread....I’ve never seen one before.....how was yours configured?

Kevin

 

 

5 minutes ago, padgett said:Bottom line when I ordered my 72 Goat Wagon I had the new mags and tires in the closit and a FM/stereo/8 track under the bed.

 

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Not sure what you mean. In 1972 the GTO package became an option and the T41 nose job was available on all A-bodies. The difference was the T41 was purely cosmetic while my 2-seat wagon also had the 400-4bbl with steel gears and a THM400. Also had power everything and AC plus boxed trailing arms/rear sway bar and posi. was a great tow car.

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Thanks Padgett. I did not realize the GTO option was a package. I thought it was a separate model. Sounds like your 72 was a great, unique car.  
 

Kevin

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padgett, any idea whatever became of that wagon?

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Sold to a guy in Canada around 1998. Replaced with a 92 Pontiac TranSport with 3800.

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21 hours ago, CHuDWah said:

 

 

Well, I only said flat black is OK on rat rods - I didn't say rat rods are OK.  😉

 

Its a diverse hobby. These auto enthusiasts.

Just about any car that a guy is proud of is OK by me. Whether I like it or not.

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1 hour ago, JACK M said:

 

Its a diverse hobby. These auto enthusiasts.

Just about any car that a guy is proud of is OK by me. Whether I like it or not.

 

 

I'm no purist but I dislike most (not all) rat rods - that's what I meant by not OK.  That's just my taste/opinion but I have a right to it and I'm not going to conceal it.  That said, one's car is his/hers and they also have a right to do with it as they please.  I may grit my teeth when they do it and I may express a negative opinion when they're done but that doesn't mean they can't do it.  The only qualification is that the end result be built to be safe.

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I like the clowns.

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This was the first Auburn - this picture was taken in early 1980's, when in the hands of the next owner.  In the late 1970's, it was this tu-tone Olive Green and had burnt Orange wheel rims on it - and unfortunately photos probably are in slide form and buried in boxes from moves.  

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23 hours ago, JACK M said:

I don't think Rats should get paint.

The Flat John Deere chassis paint is definitely an economic thing. Sixty bucks plus labor.

Done both.

 

I won the pin stripe job at a car show, People still ask what color is it going to be.

Some people just don't get it.

 

The guy that donated the pin stripes said it took about three times as much paint as usual. He had never done a rust finish before.

 

 

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Yes, paint can expensive although some do an inexpensive brush (usually roller) job.  It's labor intensive but the results can be pretty good - maybe not show quality but at least presentable for a driver.

 

Anyway, if a rat rod should have a paint-less, rusty finish, why pinstripe it?  Maybe I "just don't get it" but that seems to be a contradiction - or maybe that's what a rat is supposed to be.

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50 minutes ago, padgett said:

I like the clowns.

 

 

I like this one:

 

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It would be interesting to read some more

color insights on this thread.  Did anyone try

to sell a car and find resistance because of the 

paint or the interior?

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Always thought the idea of a rat rod was to put the $10k for a nice paint job into the GO rather than the SHOW e.g No go showboat.

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1 hour ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

It would be interesting to read some more

color insights on this thread.  Did anyone try

to sell a car and find resistance because of the 

paint or the interior?

 

No John, but surprisingly I had just the opposite happen.

A few years ago I did a bumper to bumper restoration on 400, 4 speed 1968 Firebird in the factory Verdoro Green/ black interior,  black vinyl roof. Very popular color when new but really fell out of favor 10 years later. Anyway the car turns out great, everything old is new again, and I get many compliments on the color. One day a fellow approaches me and offers to buy the car because "it's just like the one I had in high school". Nice fellow, but the car was just not for sale at that time. He comes back to town a year later, looks me up and asks to see the car again. I oblige him (and his brother) he says he has to have the car. His friends had told him to buy one and paint it green, but he says No, it has to be an original Verdoro Green car. Makes me a very generous offer and becomes the new owner.

Yes, for a green car. Crazy huh?

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2 hours ago, CHuDWah said:

 

 

Yes, paint can expensive although some do an inexpensive brush (usually roller) job.  It's labor intensive but the results can be pretty good - maybe not show quality but at least presentable for a driver.

 

Anyway, if a rat rod should have a paint-less, rusty finish, why pinstripe it?  Maybe I "just don't get it" but that seems to be a contradiction - or maybe that's what a rat is supposed to be.

 

As stated, I won the pinstripes as a door prize at a car show.

The 'don't get it' part has to do with the public always asking what color is it going to be.

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The photo of the Firebird posted above by GregLar looks awesome through my eyes; classy, understated, and perfectly fitting to the car/era. If that car were red, yellow or orange I would hate it. I personally never understood the saying "resale red" but I'm a little weird I guess. Paint color is subjective and beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. While that car may appeal to a much larger crowd if it were red, I wouldn't be one of them. In the 70's and 80's I owned a green '70 Plymouth Duster, a green '68 GTO and a green '68 Olds 442. I didn't care for the matching green interiors of the Duster and the 442 but otherwise loved the exterior color. The RIGHT shade of green (or blue) appeals to me more than any other color on most collector cars and at the same time, it doesn't get much worse than the WRONG shade of green or blue.

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76 Chevelle Laguna S3 | Chevy muscle cars, Chevrolet chevelle ...I also like orange. Had one of these in this color combo

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1 hour ago, GregLaR said:

... he says he has to have the car.... has to be an original Verdoro Green car.

 

I used to disfavor the ubiquitous colors of the 1970's,

especially the avocado greens.  Dark brown, orange,

mustard yellow, and avocado greens were in house interiors,

appliances, as much as on cars.  Now the avocado greens

are beginning to grow on me.  Your Firebird looks good, Greg. 

 

Here's a 1974 Eldorado in bright orange metallic which I

inquired about a few years ago.  It was a mid-year color,

and it's still a bit too bright for me.  It also had rust, but it

certainly would be interesting to see at a show:

 

 

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image.jpeg.475718c7479317c4ba03fa054b871633.jpeg 2006 Daytona in GoManGo. Longest I ever kept a car. From Oct. 2005 til 2016

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Here's a 1974 Cadillac with a color combination the

direct opposite of the orange-and-white Eldorado I posted:

White paint and a bright orange roof and interior.  Truly strange!

But it's currently for sale for the brave owner who wants a

curious crowd at shows:

 

https://inventory.berlinmotorslogistics.com/vehicles/4912/1974-cadillac-coupe-deville

 

1974 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

1974 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

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1970 Plymouth Duster 340 in  Plum Crazy Purple. Had  one back in 1975.

 

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Longest I've had a car (white, red interior, black accents) is 36 years. So far.

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1 hour ago, JACK M said:

 

As stated, I won the pinstripes as a door prize at a car show.

The 'don't get it' part has to do with the public always asking what color is it going to be.

 

 

Yeah, I got that.  But yours isn't the only pinstriped rat, so the question remains.  shrug.gif

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