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Old 08-17-2013, 07:32 AM
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Great Night for a Cruise

Went to the local Sonic cruise night last night - weather was perfect, and everybody came out! This was the largest crowd I've seen there - they have a cruise every Friday. I didn't count all the cars, but each row has about a dozen cars and we had at least a dozen rows full, plus what fit around the restaurant, and lots of spectators. Some of the cars I've posted on here before, and a lot of new ones.

Seeing this indian blanket seat took me right back to high school - nice original drivetrain. Nice GMC with red wheels and chrome rims would have fit right into that same era. Beautiful chrome on this pickup. Four nice Tri-Fives in a row (and there were a number of others). Who wouldn't love to cruise around in that convertible! Corvette was well represented as well, everything from '54 to '13.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:43 AM
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This beautiful Willys I've posted before, but the tilt-front was open before. Powered by an old Caddy motor. What, you don't have tractors at your cruises? The owner was letting kids sit in the seat and fired it up several times - it idled slower than an old Harley! There were so many '32 (and model A) roadsters, they could have had their own cruise. Mustangs were there in force as well as were the Corvairs.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:44 AM
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Great pictures Bob, as usual...love the rides...I just still have a hard time with the satin finishes like the one on that Black truck. Don't get me wrong, the truck itself looks great and I know it's all the rage now but, do you think it's a passing fad? Kinda like Duponts Chroma Lusion, PPG's Harlequin paint was in the 90's. I just can't see myself spending all that time making a vehicle straight and then hiding it with a flat finish...just my thoughts.

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Old 08-17-2013, 07:49 AM
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Bob, that Farmall tractor, do you know if that was a part of the international family? My dad and I had this discussion a few months ago, he claimed it was, I thought it was a subsidiary of Massey Fergison...not that it matters, just that I had a discussion that well didn't get heated but animated recently and thought I might either apologize to my father or get one from him...LOL

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There was also a dose of attitude to be found on this roadster. It was hard to get this picture of the black roadster - everyone seemed to be posing for pictures by it. SS396 Impala just looked fast - sounded good too.
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Nice paint on this pickup - lots of chrome in that engine bay too. Neat little Gasser that the owner barely fit in. This nice '55 took me right back to high school too (mine was green and white). And this last car... I just have to say that I'm no expert on GT40s, but if this wasn't the real deal, it was darned close. If it was a reproduction, it fooled a lot of people. I wish it had gotten there sooner while the sun was still up so I could have gotten more pics.

I didn't get any pics of the car, but a lady visiting the guy parked next to me told him she loved the old sedans and wished she could find one. A guy walking by asked her if she had seen the '39 Dodge 4 door a couple of rows over - he said it had a 'for sale' sign on it. She ran (yes, ran) over there, checked out the car, and BOUGHT IT! Nice clean un-restored car - she drove it home!
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Ray, I hear you on the satin finishes - all that work to get it straight, then not show it off - not me! I wish I knew you'd be asking about that tractor - the guy sitting next to me seemed to know everything about it. Unfortunately I was raised a city kid - so I know very little about the tractors. Somebody on here will know!
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:16 AM
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Ray, I did a google search - found Farmall was a division of International Harvester. Here's a link to info about the various models: TractorData.com - Farmall tractors sorted by model
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Bob, that Farmall tractor, do you know if that was a part of the international family? My dad and I had this discussion a few months ago, he claimed it was, I thought it was a subsidiary of Massey Fergison...not that it matters, just that I had a discussion that well didn't get heated but animated recently and thought I might either apologize to my father or get one from him...LOL

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look at the hood the IH decal in front of the farmall stands for International Harvester.
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look at the hood the IH decal in front of the farmall stands for International Harvester.
Yep! I missed that. Looks like Ray will be the one apologizing... Sorry Ray!
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I missed the decal as well, I could have done a search but when we had the discussion we where at a restaurant and after, well, just slipped my mind. The picture just reminded me. I should have known better than to take my dad up on a farm tractor thing, he grew up around that stuff.

Apology Email sent to Dad...what you don't learn on this forum...

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E-mail is a low-stress way to apologize... Your Dad probably forgot about it too, but nice that you apologized anyway.

While on the topic of tractors, I saw the strangest thing yesterday. On the way back from my daughter's house, I passed a field to see a guy driving a tractor, not as big as that Farmall, but bigger than a Ford 8N, with a tow strap out the back, pulling an old horse-drawn style single bottom plow being guided by an old guy on foot! I have never seen a tractor used as a horse before. I guess they didn't have a plow for the tractor - or - nor horse available!
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E-mail is a low-stress way to apologize... Your Dad probably forgot about it too, but nice that you apologized anyway.

While on the topic of tractors, I saw the strangest thing yesterday. On the way back from my daughter's house, I passed a field to see a guy driving a tractor, not as big as that Farmall, but bigger than a Ford 8N, with a tow strap out the back, pulling an old horse-drawn style single bottom plow being guided by an old guy on foot! I have never seen a tractor used as a horse before. I guess they didn't have a plow for the tractor - or - nor horse available!
So true about the apology Bob, but Dad loves getting emails, makes him feel that he's with the times. Tomorrow is my wife's and my anniversary. I'm expecting a call and am sure that I will be able to apologize over the phone as well. If nothing else, I worded the apology in the email in a way that I hoped would confuse him, knowing my dad, he'll get a kick out of that when I explain.

Your tractor drawn one bottom horse plow shows how even technology can come full circle.

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Ray, I hear you on the satin finishes - all that work to get it straight, then not show it off - not me!
Well - then save all that work - just don't bother get it straight! Then you could save a bunch of work and a ton of $$$ by not having to paint it either!

Yeah, yeah, I know - it's important to a lot of people. Maybe even most people.

For me- meh. Appearance is just not important - now how well does it drive - can it be used for a comfortable long distance trip - say across the country?

THAT's is what I strive for - can't afford the "pretty face" too!
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What I was trying to say was that if you have done all the work to get it straight, and paint it satin, you've spent the money (and effort) to make it look good - you might as well show off your hard work and investment. How it runs is the most important to me - no car looks good broken down on the side of the road!
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