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    First car or truck.

    As to not derail a thread about shed size I thought I would start a new one. Gizmo could not believe that any kids today would buy a car with rusted out floor boards.

    What size is your.....wait for it....Storage Shed? - Page 3

    I may not be young enough to qualify but my first car was a 85' Ford Thunder Bird. It had 85k on it and it defiantly had rusted out floor boards. It also had rocker rot and the doors were rusted clear through at the bottom. When I was a senior in high school it was older than the freshman class.

    So who else had a beater for their first car?
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    Yup... 1974, my first car was a 1962 Volvo 122S with 150K miles. I paid $200. I drove that car till 1979. I then sold it to my brother and he drove it for another couple of years.

    Ironically, I bought a new 1985 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. It was okay for a few years and then went down the tubes (like most Fords).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Yup... 1974, my first car was a 1962 Volvo 122S with 150K miles. I paid $200. I drove that car till 1979. I then sold it to my brother and he drove it for another couple of years.

    Ironically, I bought a new 1985 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. It was okay for a few years and then went down the tubes (like most Fords).
    Mine was just the 6 cylinder. It did not have enough power to get out of its own way.
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    1986 Chevy Cavalier hatchback - faded red, hatch didn't latch, clutch so far gone that I could set the e-brake, release the clutch and the car would just settle into lowrider mode (rear lower than front) and sit there.

    Paid $700 cash for it in 1991. It being a MI car, of course it was pretty rusty.

    Exhaust rusted out and broke, swinging into the LH rear tire promptly melting a hole in it causing a flat, etc.

    Kidnapped one of my friends in it and to keep him in the car we piled 8 guys on top of him in the back (Fraternity prank - had to get him to the sorority to shove him in the shower in his skivvies.) Exhaust was dragging the entire way as it wasn't really intended to be a 11 passenger vehicle.

    We'll be buying a cheaper, used car for my oldest when he turns 14 (3.5 years) and he'll learn how to work on that sucker himself so that when it breaks down - he can do the job himself.
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    My dad bought an 84 or 85 Cavalier for my sister when she turned 16. It was a Southern car so the body was in awesome shape. He spent a bunch of money getting it panted. Him and I also replaces the steering rack before she got it. It wasn't more than a week and she over reeved it and spun a rod bearing and it was off to the junk yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixm22 View Post
    My dad bought an 84 or 85 Cavalier for my sister when she turned 16. It was a Southern car so the body was in awesome shape. He spent a bunch of money getting it panted. Him and I also replaces the steering rack before she got it. It wasn't more than a week and she over reeved it and spun a rod bearing and it was off to the junk yard.
    Drove mine well through college to just short of 200K miles. Sold it for $300 and a few months later it deposited the transmission on the road (completely locked up, blew apart the case and puked out the gears)

    Had a lot of great roadtrips in that car. (Mostly ski/snowboard trips.) Good times.

    When I got it I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread - because it was ALL mine.
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    1965 Lemans, 100k plus miles, 6 cyl. Rusted and engine was shot. Bought an engine form a junk yard, swapped it out and off I went being cool.
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    '57 Chevy 210 2-door sedan left to me by my Grandfather in 1969. It was in great shape as it was always well maintained. 235" straight six and a three on the tree. Wasn't too long before I replaced the engine with a 327" V8 w. 4-speed from a wrecked Chevelle.
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    Wow, talk about memory lane............ It was 1975 and I bought a 1969 Chevelle from a BIL for $900. It was the Malibu model with a lowly 307 two barrel carb and a
    Powerglide tranny. That didn't stop me from putting from putting some Cherry Bomb glasspacks on it and jacking it up with air shocks and sliding some 60 series tires on the back axle. Oh yeah, almost forgot the 8 track tape player and angel hair carpet in the backshelf with some monster Jensen speakers rocking out some Foghat, Jethro Tull and the Doodie Brothers!

    Wish I had That Do Over.............................. I would love to have that car back, before I molested it............... oh well,.......good thread. Oh, and it was Green!

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    I got an 84 Mercury Cougar. It was white with blue interior. It was an old lady special. After a couple years or so I somehow talked my parents into a 1967 Camaro rs with 327 and a 2-speed. Still have it. Looking at doing a resto/mod to it. Just trying to get some $$ together. It's a rust belt car so I hope it isn't too far gone. It's pretty well optioned for a 67. Air, power windows, power steering, power brakes, and rear window defrost.

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