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To: J.F. Sebastian who wrote (3082)5/21/2019 12:42:56 PM
From: robert b furman
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Hi JF,

On July 20th 1970, I bought a used 1955 nomad for $1750.00.

After taking ownership I bought from a Chevy dealer two new front fenders for $70.00 each.

Today the reproduction fenders cost $500 - $600. I'm now prepping the car to take it to a restoration shop.

While loading those OEM fenders that are now almost 50 years old, I marvel at the thickness of the metal.

I still also have a passenger side OEM 54 corvette quarter panel - lord knows what that is worth - serious man cave decoration material! <smile>

I guess that proves there is still gold out there in the attics of Boomers. <smile>


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To: robert b furman who wrote (3081)5/21/2019 12:44:45 PM
From: SI Ron (Soup Nazi)
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I had a 65, 66 and 67 Chevelle, the 67 was the best looking one, the reason I stuck with Chevelles is they were was abundant at that time and findnig used parts was easy. My father had a 69 Camaro RS Convertible. He restored that in the late 70's with all brand new OEM sheetmetal, then in 1982 did a color change, a massive restoration but instead of the factory orange body and white racing stripes he went blue and white. No idea why he did that. Sold it for 8400 bucks in 84-85. No place to store it.

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To: SI Ron (Soup Nazi) who wrote (3085)5/21/2019 12:48:53 PM
From: robert b furman
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Yea, I had a hugger Orange 69 with a 427 L88 while attending GMI.

Should have built a garage.



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To: robert b furman who wrote (3086)5/21/2019 12:51:19 PM
From: SI Ron (Soup Nazi)
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427 WOW. Did you have the oil filled canisters that fit under the hood by the rad support on each side? I think they were weight for cornering? Some old technology I never really figured out. Not sure if they were only on the rag-tops.

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To: SI Ron (Soup Nazi) who wrote (3087)5/21/2019 2:07:46 PM
From: robert b furman
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No , I had a coupe. Those canisters were convertible only.

Yup , that was the one that got away.

I sold as my boss said he would ride a company vehicle vette for me to buy on the employye purchase program. It was ordered as a 1973 yellow coupe. Two months before It was ready to be sold GM and thei wisdom decided to limit vette sales to levels higher than I was.

I was PO'd. Went out and bought a Lotus Europa.

All my bosses asked why i was driving an import - I told them the story and they shutup.

I'm still po'd about it!

That was what was screwed up about working for a big corporation.

Went retail and never looked back. I am very loyal for them and the opportunity they provided.

Going Retail was much more work and much more lucrative.

I have since personally sponsored two very fine young me through GMI (now called Kettering). I felt it was a debt I owed GM and the school.

I also intend to gift them some of my portfolio to advance the great opportunity I had to more needy young people.

I still have a L88 427 with open chamber aluminum heads in my garage. The two cars I'd love to add to my 7 would be my first - a 1955 Del Ray sedan and that 69 SS RS big block Camaro.

But first I must complete the projects I already have.


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From: kidl5/21/2019 2:29:33 PM
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Niki Lauda, legendary Formula One driver, dead at 70

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From: OldAIMGuy5/21/2019 2:57:53 PM
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Killing Spree in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin....................................

AP Newswire - 06/01/2019

In the usually peaceful community of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin there has been great turmoil recently as
Summer arrived. Insect Rights Activists have chimed in following a DNR and EPA report of diminished
insect counts along many back roads around Sheboygan County.

The DNR has shown that wherever a certain '33 Street Rod is driven, there is an immediate reduction in
the number of flying insects. Forensic Insect Pathologist Ralph "Creepie" Crawler said in a report released
to the public over Memorial Day Weekend that he has found significant scientific evidence of the FFR '33
Ford's killing spree.

While crowds of protesters surrounded his garage singing anti-bug-killing songs our AP Newswire reporter,
Slap Skeeter, was able to interview the car's owner. Tom "Terminal Velocity" Veale said there were no
malicious maneuvers used while piloting his '33 two tone Ford street rod on a 100 mile journey recently.
Instead he claims to be innocent of any and all wrongdoings.

Mr. Veale's claim is that there is a strange psychological manifestation occurring within the insect
community where they become despondent, and therefore suicidal. He claims that these deaths have
occurred not because of some plan of his own, but that the mass psychosis is leading to tragic reduction in
the bug populations.

We were able to obtain these spy photos showing the evidence of a blood bath. Remember this wholesale
slaughter took place in just 100 miles and that by Mr. Veale's own confession, he's driven this machine
nearly 12,000 miles already!

Please, keep small children protected from these graphic images!

They are very disturbing; viewer’s discretion is advised.......................

Stay tuned to this channel for more breaking news.................

We now return you to our regularly scheduled program……………

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To: kidl who wrote (3089)5/21/2019 3:05:02 PM
From: OldAIMGuy
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RIP, Niki Lauda......

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3084)5/21/2019 9:21:25 PM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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Hi Robert. Did you purchase the two front fenders because the ones on the Nomad you bought were damaged?

Be sure to post some pics once it's finished being restored!

Yes, they certainly don't make cars like they used to, quality-wise, though in many ways they are better these days too.

My dream car back in the 80's was a '69 or '70 Boss 429 Mustang. Somewhat tame specs by today's standards, it had a 429ci engine and the '69 put out 375 HP. It was a beast for its time. It also had very low production numbers, only 859 of them were made the first year and only 499 in 1970. Too rich for my blood back in 1985 and the same today.

I enjoy my current car, a 2005 Mazda 3s, but it's not a muscle car. If I win the lottery, I'd buy the upcoming 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, which will have over 700 HP and do 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds or better. Final specs won't be known until it is released.

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3084)5/21/2019 10:01:18 PM
From: SI Ron (Soup Nazi)
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Its hard to pick and file new sheet metal on vehicles. They are getting so thin you risk weakening the metal. Yes as it was said please post photos. Would like to see it through stages of restoration.

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