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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My First Car..

ASM286  asks  "What was your first car"

He tagged some others and "Borepatch" posted his.





My car was a 1960 something Dunebuggy that my Aunt Barb got for me. The motor was tired so I remember going to the junk yards with one of my neighbors, that was a mechanic, to look for a Super Beetle motor.


We found a somewhat decent motor and that's when I cut my teeth on the disassembly and rebuilding of engines at 16 1/2 years old. It seemed to take forever to get the thing up and running, but when we did it was a blast.


When your that age safety doesnt matter much. It had a pickup style body ( 2 seats and a flat deck).
The picture above is as close as I could find that looked like what I had.


We used to put an old bucket seat up on the back and one of my friends would sit up their as we cruised around. Thinking back to that gives me the shivers.... If I had ever hit anyone or been hit, he would have been catapulted right out of the back and thrown through the air like a ragdoll.... ah yes the innocence of youth.




Anyway, on to the sad part....The Dunebuggy only lasted about a month. It seems a washer was left in one of the valve covers and it made its way to the oil pump.... that was it.


My Aunt took it back and sold it and the rest is history.


Since then I have had:

6 motocycles
2 saabs  '70s era
4 early broncos '60s and '70s era
'72 Blazer 
'72 Suburban
'88 Pathfinder
'92 Honda Accord
'96 Impala SS
'94 Bronco

'96  Ram 2500
'98 F150
'01 Express Van
'03 Siverado 2500
'05 Cadillac Seville
'08 Silverado 1500



2 comments:

  1. Gotta love the old school Broncos...

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  2. My first car was a 73 Camaro body hung on an Alston tube frame chassis, I got it when I was 13 and spent four years buying and building a 427 Vette motor for it. It ran a 10 second 1/4 mile the first time out.

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