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Re: Rust Belt American Junk - Ford Class

New Driver

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 Beige sedan, blah styling, no A/C (in Arizona!) and it's a manual. This car was on its way to the scrap heap when I decided I didn't have enough misery in my life. The roll down windows compliment the tape deck. The 16" moons compliment nothing. Thanks for looking at my eyesore. 

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Re: Rust Belt American Junk - Ford Class

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I love that generation Escort.  Or Tracer. 

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My grandpa bought this 1978 Ford F-250 back in late 1977. It’s been passed around the family ever since and according to him it’s mine now. It has a 390 in it but I can’t show it off because the hood latch is caught, there is no back window, it’s all original, and it was hand painted with a paint brush by my great grandpa who was like 90 at the time so the paint is not the best either. And the body is not straight by any means. Either way I have still grown up hearing lots of stories about how my family would take this thing from California to Miami and back constantly as well as taking it to the beach and using it as a work truck and at one point a place to camp in. It’s definitely  not it the best shape but it’s still an important part of the family!

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Re: Rust Belt American Junk - Ford Class

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Faster Than The Cops!! 
When you think about outrunning the cops, guaranteed the first car that pops into your head is a Ford. A Ford Truck? American made Built Ford Tough!! Back when my dad was a young rebel with too much time on his hands he was cruising around looking for love when he got pulled over by a cop for speeding. He talked his way out of the ticket and promised the cop he wouldn’t be CAUGHT speeding again. The very next night, sure enough, he’s out seeing just how fast that 1932, V8 Flathead Ford power horse could go! Flying through an intersection he makes eye contact with the same cop! Lights immediately start flashing, and the chase is on! Well that ol’truck had more than you’d expect! My dad got far enough ahead and pulled in behind his house and hid the truck!! Nothing says “It’s Built To Last” than a truck, a half century later still in the witness protection program hiding from a cop!

 

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Re: Rust Belt American Junk - Ford Class

Intermediate Driver

Best song written about an old van EVER. 

Re: Rust Belt American Junk - Ford Class

New Driver

Not junk.  It's only saving grace is its originality.  85 LX with a 3.8 V6 and 85k miles and no AC

 

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Amazingly the car came from Michigan last year and has no rust.  I freshened the the brakes and suspension; replaced the 20 year old Sears Road Handler Michelin radials and upgraded to 15 inch wheels and gave her a tune up.  

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This 1970 Ford Maverick was saved from a life of sitting on movie sets as it had done since the nineties. I believe this to be the car Johnny Depp, as Hunter S. Thompson, drove in Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas. For sure it was Dylan’s car in Modern Family and was used on the OC and in SWAT. 

As is the case with many picture cars, the least amount of effort was put into keeping this car in a state where it could be driven fifty feet at a time. The thermostat was plugged, which they remedied by adding an overflow bottle to the radiator. The original one year only fuel tank was poorly replaced with a more common ‘65-‘67 Mustang piece mounted sideways. Body filler was added in places that lacked dents to give the illusion that someone actually cared about this car. 

Plans are to make this car somewhat reliable and hopefully safe for an upcoming Lemons Rally. 
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Re: Rust Belt American Junk - Ford Class

New Driver
Yep, my friends mom had one. All these years I thought it was an AMC car. It just had that sort of look, you know.
Fun, thanks for posting it.
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New Driver

My 1979 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon. Its Tangerine paint and plaid interior won the "Sight for Sour Eyes" award at the 2019 Concours d'Lemons at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, MIIMG_3455.JPG

 

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