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Old 07-08-2005, 10:56 AM
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Waving

Okay, one of the things I enjoy about driving my 62 Ranchero, is when I see another Rachero, and that person waves. SInce I have owned the car (more than a year now) I cant say that a single ranchero (even non falcon rancheros) has not waved. I also get lots of waves from falcon owners. Now what i didnt expect was the "others" that would wave. Usually any one driving a 60's ford, like galaxies, comets, t-birds will wave, also I notice that Ford truck owners also wave (not sure if its because the ranchero is kind of a truck, or a ford thing)

But the group of people who dont wave are the mustangs..not just one, all! What gives? is it a "snob" thing? is it a jeaoulsy thing, after all the early stangs were basically "all falcon" underneath... I mean I dont expect el camino owners to wave, but mustangs! come on were family!!!

So when driving your rod, who waves and doesnt wave to you??

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Old 07-08-2005, 11:18 AM
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Mustang guys I used to be one!

In my Nova I get waves, hoots and "Nice car" from all kinds of people.
The other day the Jehova's witness people came by, an older lady with gray hair and a dress was even liking it, asking what year and saying how she wants one herself. I about fell over!
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Old 07-08-2005, 12:33 PM
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I get the thumbs up quite a bit in S-10, and people constantly ask why it sounds so good.


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Old 07-08-2005, 01:05 PM
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I always got thumbs up when I drove my rambler around. I do try to wave or give a thumbs up to anyone driving a car that stands out in the crowd (especially if I see a 4th gen nova or a nice AMC )

People like cars that remind them of the old days and are not seen everyday. Owners of these "different" vehicles tend not to be as cocky or full of it as someone who jumped on the bandwagon of buying a 5.0 'stang or a Z28 (no offense bullhiemer or wiemer even though we know you're both full of it ). Owners of camaros or mustangs (especially 5.0 owners) tend to think they are above the rest of the crowd. Case in point: most of us here that participate in conversation don't own a mustang or a camaro, or any other typical ride that you see on the road everyday.
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:36 PM
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it's not even the 5.0 guys im talking about, Im talking 60's mustangs the first body style (63?64?) those dudes! I saw two this morning and was next to one for a bit, and he looked, but no smile or wave... the other one passed by but saw me and had plenty of time to wave..I just dont get it!
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:54 PM
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I get waves and thumbs up when I drive my 69 Lincoln.
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Old 07-08-2005, 02:14 PM
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First Mustangs were the 64-5 or 64 1/2 like some people call it. The mustang crowd is usually prett nice at local cruise nights and car shows, it's the 'vette crowd that are all stuck up and usually jerks (no offense Doc).



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Old 07-08-2005, 04:36 PM
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This reminds me of the unwritten Jeep wave law..
If you drive a CJ, YJ or TJ.. you MUST wave at someone driving one.

I get probably 10-15 waves a day!
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Old 07-08-2005, 08:28 PM
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Some 5.0 hatred going on here, im gonna have to speak up lol. I personally will wave or give a thumbs up if a see a classic (or even non-classics). Most other mustang owners I know like older cars just as much as newer ones and would like to own one but cant afford a classic in good condition. Around where I live I dont see alot of older cars so I really dont have the chance to say/do anything. I do see a ton of mustangs but most seem to be driven by older men/women who have never heard of a 5.0 , its kinda depressing lol.
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Old 07-08-2005, 08:39 PM
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My wife shakes her head if I give a nod or thumbs up to people in sweet rides. It has to be vintage though, or failing that, extra trick. Those driving ricers don't like the finger gag thing though..... Too bad I dont get waved at in the family car....feeling left out. Whats wrong with a beat up sable wagon?

I think many vintage Stang and Vette people are just buyers & drivers. Not true car guys or speed nuts. You know the type...."I own a MUSTANG or CORVETTE!" kind of guy. (bought it because its the cool thing to have.....but haven't got a clue about it)
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:56 AM
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But the group of people who dont wave are the mustangs..not just one, all! What gives? is it a "snob" thing? is it a jeaoulsy thing, after all the early stangs were basically "all falcon" underneath... I mean I dont expect el camino owners to wave, but mustangs! come on were family!!!

So when driving your rod, who waves and doesnt wave to you??
It's just that they know their Mustang is cooler and faster than your falcon.


I don't get waves in my caprices, I usually get the middle finger, or "slow down a**hole!" Sometimes people flick their high beams at me, that's only after I blow past them though.

Just kidding (sort of)

I've gotten some compliments about green caprice, usually for the paint.

I've had a couple guys yell stuff like "light em up!" when I'm in the white caprice. They certainly get what they ask for.
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:13 AM
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I drive my '66 Mustang daily, I bought it because it was one easiset classics to get parts for that I could afford. Around here Chevys are the big thing, everyone that has one thinks it is worth a mint, you can't find a decently priced Camaro or Bel-Air around here at all. I don't speak for other first-gen mustang guys because I don't feel the car suits me, I always picture myself in something like a 40's-50's Desoto or Buick. I always give respect to any cool car I see no matter what it is.
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Old 07-09-2005, 09:30 AM
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A "Thumb up" is better than an "Up yours" any day of the week.....................

I get my fair share of waves..................have been getting a lot in the wifes 78 Zepher of late........................What's with that?
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Old 07-09-2005, 10:03 AM
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"This reminds me of the unwritten Jeep wave law..
If you drive a CJ, YJ or TJ.. you MUST wave at someone driving one." I had the same thing happen to me when I had bought my Jeep YJ back in 88'. I've never had so many people in the same style car the way these guys do!
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Old 07-09-2005, 04:30 PM
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We do the same with our golf carts at our campground........................Jeep....Golfcart ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,same thing, right?



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