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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,828

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,599
    >"Your door is ajar."

    I had one of those as a loaner, I believe. Maybe a New Yorker? Not used to anything that luxurious with my lowly Buicks.

    It talked all the time: windshield washer fluid was low, door ajar, trunk ajar, floor mats out of place, etc.. :)

    I started it inside the garage to go to work the next morning, turned the key, and it said, "The sky is overcast and chance of showers." I thought, "How the 'heck' did it know what the weather outside was. Of course, I was a little dopey from not having been up too long and no coffee til I get to work.

    Turned out I just hit the short weather comment on the radio station when I turned the key to ON, and I thought it was the car with yet another of its messages. Talk about a Smart Car.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 121,102
    floor mats out of place,

    Something that Toyota and Lexus should have taken advantage of.

    :D

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,059
    Spotted this rare wagon in a middle of nowhere eastern WA podunk tiny town today:

    image

    (couldn't get a front shot)
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,264
    I like that; I had a 1991 626 stick shift, so man, the interior looks familiar. Mine was the deluxe model (LX?) so nicer trim, etc. and of course, the 5 door hatch.

    I loved that car. other than the rat belts.

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 11,272
    That's a '55 Studebaker station wagon. Not sure if they called them 'Conestoga' in '55 or not, as they did in '54. Sixties Studes are what I know pretty thoroughly. Pretty rare.
  • jljacjljac Posts: 649
    This yellow six-cylinder 1955 Conestoga wagon is a daily driver in Santa Monica. It is parked in the street all the time but is still in pretty good shape. It is driven by a semi-famous guitar picking man named Cooter.

    http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i480/JLJac1/pic008_zpsfc5d4c06.jpg

    I cannot post images here anymore. There are no icons. Anyone else having that problem or know how it fix it?
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,599
    >how it fix it?

    Yes. Open a second window of the forum with the normal reply window that is NOT in response to a particular post. Paste your link in there, click the IMG button to apply the html symbols, and then copy that into the first window where you are replying to a particular post.

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  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 2,035
    Open a second window of the forum with the normal reply window that is NOT in response to a particular post. Paste your link in there, click the IMG button to apply the html symbols, and then copy that into the first window where you are replying to a particular post.

    Is there any news about when we will get our buttons back so that we can dispense with these elaborate workarounds (including the one I had to use to italicize the text above)?

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  • jljacjljac Posts: 649
    edited October 2013
    Somebody went and fixed something that was not broken. I don't see any buttons for italics or underling and cannot post images here. How do I,

    "Open a second window of the forum with the normal reply window that is NOT in response to a particular post." The italics got lost when I cut and pasted the text and there is no italics button either.

    This was such a cool site before. I usually downsized images I posted here to make them look good without taking up much space. I cannot figure out how to do those things now. There are no buttons or icons although I am writing an original message and not a reply.
  • texasestexases Posts: 8,916
    In the 'post a message' box below I see all the buttons, don't you?
  • jljacjljac Posts: 649
    edited October 2013
    For the first time in about three weeks I see the buttons on the post message box. When I try to reply to a message they disappear. I can only see these buttons when I use a Google Chrome Browser, not Internet Explorer.

    Uplanderguy and I were discussing this change over at the Postwar Studebaker forum on September 22nd at post numbers 2149 and 2150.

    Just I tried to post the image from yesterday. I see it on the preview but it disappears after I edit and post this message to the site.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,599
    >...don't you?

    No.

    They disappear when you click the "reply" button.

    Hence, my recommendation to keep a second window open to the Naked box that is not a reply and insert your post there, edit, and apply the html codes. Then copy your message to the reply box.

    Or just insert an image in the box with the buttons, apply, and copy only the image with the proper markup coding.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 8,916
    Right, they're not there in the reply box. So I either make a new post, or use the box for the new post to compose the message (using the appropriate buttons) then cut and paste the results into the reply.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,059
    Saw a high spec early Pontiac Transport - white with white factory wheels, suddenly it's 1991! Also a Topaz, a pristine light blue 87-88 T-Bird, a couple of 70s Civics, and one of those boxy tall Stanza wagons.
  • jljacjljac Posts: 649
    This time, I am using Google Chrome Browser so I can see the buttons, no reply no editing and if you see an image I figured out how to do it, if not I didn't.

    image
  • jljacjljac Posts: 649
    Above is the daily driver of a semi famous guitar man named Cooter. This car sits on the street every night, is driven on a regular basis and does not smoke, although it has a 6 cylinder Champion motor. The green one is mine, but was semi-retired about ten years ago although I drive it for a few days every couple of months. Studebakers last a long time so long as the streets are not salted in the winter.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,828
    Lots of early 90s Pontiacs had that white exterior with white wheels. That must have been a pain to keep those wheels clean.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,836
    On my way into work today I was behind an absolutely pristine 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix Brougham. White, with a white vinyl roof and a dark interior, couldn't tell the color. I knew it was an '86 because it still had the GM Canada '86 sticker in the window - I can't recall what that was in support of, but I remember them from back then. I was a pristine original from what I could tell, with the original selling dealership badge still on the trunk lid and a perfect rear bumper (they almost always rusted through). It had Rally II wheels, much like the Magnum 500 style, and it looked like it just rolled out of the showroom. Maybe the nicest one I've seen since the 1990s. It made its way into the Dodge dealership across the street from my office, hopefully not to be traded in. Maybe one of the mechanics there owns it.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Saw a "like new" 1984 Dodge Omni Charger (not a Shelby) hatchback, burgundy, automatic, 35,000 original miles. Might make someone a nice commuter car, not very valuable regardless. Hasn't run in 8 years, so it has needs. Looks like it just came out of the box, though.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,264
    at the same place (I think) a 72ish GP (just the nose) and a '65 T Bird. Red with hardtop. man, cars from that era just look odd these days when they are sitting with modern cars. You don't notice it so much at car shows, etc. But sprinkled in a parking lot, yeah.

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  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306
    ...dark blue 1966 Plymouth Belvedere wagon on Oxford Avenue and Bleigh in NE Philly.
  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 11,272
    Those Grand Prixs like the one you saw ('86), I appreciate more now than I did back then. Seems like they were always overshadowed by the Cutlass Supreme and Regal, but IMHO the Pontiac had the best instrument panel of all of 'em and were attractive outside. I didn't like the 'casket handle' door pulls inside that I think I remember the Brougham having though.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 127,831
    '77 Camaro Z28

    1st generation Monte Carlo (lots of "patina" on this one)

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,828
    I always thought the GP had too many round vents on the dashboard.

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 11,272
    I never liked the square instruments and pod of the Buick Regal dash of that era.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,264
    on Rt. 287 in north Jersey, passed (of course) a nice clean looking VW bus. I assume a 70s something. The flat front air cooled post-facelift. Actually moving on the highway.

    and darnedest thing, a few minutes later, coming the other way, another one, but this was a 60s vintage (original style) that looked brand new.

    unless there was a hippy convention of a grateful dead concert nearby, the odds of seeing 2 of them back to back like that were long.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,059
    Saw 3 Merkurs today (2 obviously not runners), a VW Squareback, early no-grille Infiniti Q45, ~86 Tempo coupe in surprisingly nice condition, another 87-88 T-Bird, a decent 78-80 Cutlass coupe, and an 80s XJ6 with real wire wheels.
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 23,549
    edited October 2013
    I think I had issues with all of GM's intermediate car displays from that era. The Chevy design seemed nice, but used cheap materials. The Olds was pretty nice I thought, and seemed to use nicer materials, but the strip speedo really compressed the inner numbers. And if you got optional gauges, they were pretty small.

    The Buick dash, I thought, also looked pretty nice for the most part but I didn't like those square cutouts for the gauges, either. And the silver-faced gauges that the earlier ones used were worse. Later models used a strip speedometer that had huge numbers on it. And, there was the digital dash that gave you very little useful info...just speedo, fuel, and a tach I think. IIRC, you couldn't even get full gauges in a Regal, until the final-year GNX. Even in the T-type and Grand National, I don't think they offered a full complement of gauges.

    The Pontiac LeMans/Grand Prix dash, I think, tried to mimic the '73-77 Grand Prix dash, but it just comes off a bit awkward IMO. I think making the HVAC vents into little circles was just overkill. And worse, they replaced what would have been one large rectangular vent with two small round ones. So in addition to the two big gauges for the speedo/fuel and the four small ones for idiot lights/extra gauges, you got an extra EIGHT round cutouts for the HVAC!

    As for obscure cars, the only thing old/interesting I've seen this weekend is in a video game. My roommate got the latest "Grand Theft Auto" and at one point asked me "what kind of car is that?" I went and looked, and it was a pretty reasonable facsimile of a Sedan DeVille...around a 1978-79. In the game, he had been driving it, but stopped and got out, and when he went back to it, it wouldn't re-start!

    Oh, now that I think of it, I did see something kinda sad. I had gone into DC on Friday night. On the way home, I saw a nice black '85 or so Crown Vic sedan, that I usually see parked along the street. VERY nice shape, although it could do without those blingy 20's. Alas, this time there was damage to the rear door, as if it had been sideswiped. Couldn't tell if the damage extended beyond the rear door or not thought. Actually, the trailing edge of the rear door looked like it had been pulled out some, so I wonder if someone opened the door and a passing car hit it? Or maybe it happened when they tried to pry the door open, after it was sideswiped?

    Kinda sad though, seeing a nice car like that succumb to the brutalities of city life. But, I guess it can happen anywhere...after all, my 2000 Intrepid was totaled by a hit-and-run in a parking lot in the 'burbs. :(
  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 11,272
    edited October 2013
    At a car show in ridiculously tiny Marshallville, OH, in a persistent rain, a black, bone-stock (even bias-ply tires) '62 Corvette with hardtop, and factory fuel injection.

    Yes, I know it's still kingpins up front that are the same part no. as a '49 Chevy, but to me, I can't think of a 'Vette that says "Route 66" more to me than that year.

    I'd be delirious with even a 250 hp 327 and Powerglide, as long as it was not bright red.

    I know the '61 is similar, but I like the 327, narrow whitewalls, single-tone paint, and cleaned-up trim of the '62 much better.
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