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I found a couple of pictures of my first Ford. It was a 1971 Ford Mustang. It had a 302 V8 and I still miss her. Gotta love that Starsky and Hutch stripe!!!! :shades:



The picture above is in Black and White. Do not adjust your monitors!!! :happy:

 

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Your just a young one!! :)) My first Ford, was a 1962 Ford Galaxy 500. Straight 6cyl. with 3 in the tree. To which I converted to a Hurst stick on the floor..... And NO power steering. :yahoo: That was my first car and how I do miss it now........ :('
 

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awesome!! my first ford was a 1983 ford escort "formula" haha at least thats what it said on the dash. learned how to operate a manual transmission in that car. when i put the trip permit in the window and drove it to the gas station. leaving the gas station my foot slipped off the clutch and i lost the exhaust. i still miss that car. i drove it like a rally car every time i got in it. and it only left me stranded once, it blew the timing belt. other then that it had its original transmission fluid, and clutch. with over 400,000km (i was the third owner, my mom was the second and she got it when it was almost "new")
 

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Lets see ... learned to drive in my Mom's '65 Mustang, then "inherited" my older brothers '63 Galaxie 500 (352 C.I., until we replaced it with a 390), then got my own '64 Galaxie (paid $65) about the same time Mom replaced her Mustang with a '68 LTD Country Squire station wagon (yes, with the fake wood paneling sides). She went from small car to big; I went the other way and dumped the '64 Ford for my beloved '61 MGA. (Wish I could find a picture of my Dad's old '56 "Ranchero", homemade, with two-tone red/white).
 

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My first Ford...



1992 Ford Sierra 2.0 GLXi.

Lovely car. I bought it in late '95, it had 52,000 on the clock but was pristine. Had it until 2000, when i sold it to my brother. :doh:

Sierras were superceded by Mondeos in '93, but many preferred the RWD of the Sierra (But not in the wet!)

Now if only i could have afforded a Cosworth. :(' ;)
 

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1971!Far out. You are refreshing my memories. Yes i can still remember what the clothing fashion for that period was. Us down under bunch usually followed anything in clothing, that was popular in england, canada, america and europe. Bell bottom trousers as in heavily flared. For women a certain hair style was all the rage. Popular expressions used to be " Cool man" or " Groovy baby".

For australia the house interior decorative themes changed during the 1970's. Wallpaper mural themes for the lounge, dining or family room. For example there would be a background picture of an alpine scene, or a country road with a bridge. If anyone had double swing doors with glass, there was an option of the glass having a picture etched onto it. On the kitchen floor lino was available, with a choice of black and white or red and white in huge squares. So henceforth when polished it looked quite attractive.

When i think back it seems a bit retro and odd. But for down under anyone who could afford to decorate their house interior like that, it was regarded as upmarket and elegant in the 70's. Not sure but i think body shirts were popular. Would not dare to attire myself now with a body shirt, because of middle age spread. But in my junior years i used to be slim and trim with muscle tone. So off to the discos i went wearing a very snug fitting shirt. Now i am more humble. Can recall the shirts having all sorts of designs. Also the colours had to be striking and bold.

The 1960's seemed to be sort of milder and conservative. My analysis of the 1970's was a time of change. Bright and visually striking colours. People appeared to have a change in attitudes towards other cultures. I am not being biased towards my fellow aussies. The 70's was a time when the australians became adventurous in their food choices as in diet and menus. Some people have a mind set. A good example would be my primary school years. Especially for adelaide because my capital city is quite odd. Once upon a time in 1961 i had a crewcut. This was when i was eight years old in primary school. Everyone else had short back and sides.

Oh! my goodness. Shock and horror. They thought i shaved my head. Can imagine that melbourne and sydney school lads would be more tolerant. Basically the pupils in my adelaide primary school were lacking in a sense of culture. So at least for a month i was teased because of something they could not in their ignorance accept, or were willing to comprehend. There was constant laughing and ridicule because of my haircut. Just because i was comfortable with a " Crewcut" they thought it very american.

Henceforth i was called a yankee. A close shaved head has no relevance to any nation. But for some reason their ignorance did not allow for the hygiene factor. My very short haircut was intentional. It being a very hot summer allowed for comfort. As a general rule of thumb we accepted each other. On the other token they allways kept a certain reserved distance in their attitude. It was never openly admitted but somehow they resented my ability of being bi-lingual.

My teacher respectfully appreciated the two languages. Unfortunately for my school in 1961 this ability was frowned upon by other students. But then this is to be expected for adelaide during the 50's and 60's. These days i hear the tolerance level has vastly improved.

I sincerely apologise for venturing all pear shaped from the chosen path. My first Ford? It was a ford cortina. :)
 

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Henceforth i was called a yankee. A close shaved head has no relevance to any nation. But for some reason their ignorance did not allow for the hygiene factor. My very short haircut was intentional. It being a very hot summer allowed for comfort. As a general rule of thumb we accepted each other. On the other token they allways kept a certain reserved distance in their attitude. It was never openly admitted but somehow they resented my ability of being bi-lingual.
It feels good to have a bald head. I just "Shaved For A Cure," a cancer fundrasing program where you shave your head for awareness.
I managed to raise $181 in 4 days. I only regestered 4 days before the money was due :doh:

So when you say you are bi-lingual stone... does this mean you can speak 2 languages. If so whats the other one.
 

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My first Ford is pictured in my SIG...
 

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My first car...er...truck was a Ford..I love it too! I still own it. I need to rebuild it one of these days. Here are some pictures of her from a few years back.





Its a '73 Ford Ranchero 500

It has a 351 Cleveland an FMX trans and a 9" rear. The thing is a beast but the trans is shot and the engine needs to be reuilt. It was my great grandpas work truck for his old gas station, then my dad bought it after my great grandpa couldnt drive any more and then I got it so I could take it to school and work. I had to pay for everything else except the car and then after I bought my Mustang I gave it back to him. Now I am buying it off of my dad.
 

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Big Chris said:
jhande08 said:
My first Ford is pictured in my SIG...
It's funny. I'm always drawn more to your avatar than your sig for some reason. :bag:
Can't imagine why that would be?!?!?! :thumb:
 

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It's the white hood.

:bill:
 

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Big Chris said:
jhande08 said:
My first Ford is pictured in my SIG...
It's funny. I'm always drawn more to your avatar than your sig for some reason. :bag:
Ask your WIFE to explain it to you... :bang: :fan: :spank: :bust:
 

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Tribby said:
"It feels good to have a bald head. I just "Shaved For A Cure," a cancer fundrasing program where you shave your head for awareness.
I managed to raise $181 in 4 days. I only regestered 4 days before the money was due :doh: "
Tribby said:
:thumb: Very good thing you did there Tribby !! :yes: Unfortunately a lot of young people only think of themselves :( You are an exception and I commend you !!! :yes: :heart: :)
 

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I like to think of myself as a charitable and helpful person, but my hair ain't going nowhere! :stop:

Do you guys know how long it's been since i had a haircut worthy of the name? (My Wife trims a little to get rid of split ends now and again, but that's it.)

20 years!! :yes:
 

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I like to think of myself as a charitable and helpful person, but my hair ain't going nowhere! :stop:

Do you guys know how long it's been since i had a haircut worthy of the name? (My Wife trims a little to get rid of split ends now and again, but that's it.)

20 years!! :yes:
Don't worry Big Chris, you're still young in time nature may take you're hair. :lol:
 

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escape08xlt said:
Tribby said:
"It feels good to have a bald head. I just "Shaved For A Cure," a cancer fundrasing program where you shave your head for awareness.
I managed to raise $181 in 4 days. I only regestered 4 days before the money was due :doh: "
Tribby said:
:thumb: Very good thing you did there Tribby !! :yes: Unfortunately a lot of young people only think of themselves :( You are an exception and I commend you !!! :yes: :heart: :)
Thankyou Colleen :)

It's growing back slowly, but it sure is cold up there.

My boss gave me a Mazda beenie so that helps a little :lol:
 

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Tribby said:
escape08xlt said:
Tribby said:
"It feels good to have a bald head. I just "Shaved For A Cure," a cancer fundrasing program where you shave your head for awareness.
I managed to raise $181 in 4 days. I only regestered 4 days before the money was due :doh: "
Tribby said:
:thumb: Very good thing you did there Tribby !! :yes: Unfortunately a lot of young people only think of themselves :( You are an exception and I commend you !!! :yes: :heart: :)
Thankyou Colleen :)

It's growing back slowly, but it sure is cold up there.

My boss gave me a Mazda beenie so that helps a little :lol:
Much better than if the weather was very warm and the sun was blaring down ; ouch !! It will grow back before you know it !! ;)
 
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