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XP just texted me about this:

http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/829787633.html

Soooooo.... maybe I'll list the RoadmOnster on craigslist and see if it sells. :ph34r:

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Welding in floors is really NOT that hard, esp. if your not building a showcar.

Chris

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Oh agreed, I've already done some considerable floor repair

to the RoadmOnster w/ a friend's help; (he owns the welder)

This thing is ugly as sin, what a gross car, even for M.Y. 1974

it's pretty hideous, but I do love the hardtop body style, inline

six motor and the indestructibility of these kraut-wagens.

I'm just unsure weather I want to get involved w/ yet another

project right now, I NEED to give the B-59 the attention it

needs, and this is yet another distraction.

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Not my thing. I like the Mercedes you have better. Give the B-59 some love. It's cooler than any Mercedes will ever be IMHO.

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Not my thing. I like the Mercedes you have better. Give the B-59 some love. It's cooler than any Mercedes will ever be IMHO.

HEY! Just what I was thinkin.....

Don't get me wrong, I find it hard to pass up decent cars for $500 or so, but the 59 is a worthy car, and since there is already a Mercedes hardtop in the equation.........???

:scratchchin:

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$750 vs. $3500?

1:4 $ ratio.... and as cool as that Oldmobile is, esp. wwith the swiveling

buckets, I have no desire to ever own another non-hardtop, 2 or 4 door.

More and more I'm having a hard time justifying non-hardtops... there's

so many reasons why it's worth it to hold out for hardtop. :D

and for $3500 I'd be buying another 1959 Buick or a pre-war car, not

some 1970s colonade sausage-on-wheels.

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XP just texted me about this:

http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/829787633.html

Soooooo.... maybe I'll list the RoadmOnster on craigslist and see if it sells. :ph34r:

So is there like an express line at the DMV you use? They must know you on a first name basis--you are through there what, every two weeks? :)

(personally, I hate going to the DMV...I think I've been 4 times in the last 10 years, and it's always 2 hrs end to end).

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and for $3500 I'd be buying another 1959 Buick or a pre-war car, not

some 1970s colonade sausage-on-wheels.

I like both.

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Buy it. That will give XP715 motivation to upstage you and buy a $500 Phantom to drive as a winter beater:

800px-Phantom_VI_looking_dusty_in_Vienna

That's a Phantom? Looks like a Silver Cloud limousine to me, but what I know about Rolls-Royce after the Second World War I could write on a business card.

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LOL @ wmj.

Moltar:

Yup... I'm at the MASS (Registry of Motor Vehicles) quite often.

Going back & forth to the insurance co. is MORE annoying.

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That is a nice Cutlass. Too bad it would rust horribly like most of them did if one subjected them to winter use.

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I just have no room in my heart (or wallet) for these '70s cars.... esp. with

millions of '50s & '60s hardtops out there that can be had for the same $.

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Honestly..... with Amelia about to arrive ANY second, Julie

is due Nov. 7th but doctors have said all along that she'll

probably be 4-6 weeks early, so I should just keep my

ugly, beat-up but reliable and safe RoadmOnster and stop

flipping cars for at least the rest of 2008...

....but then again,old habits die hard! :P

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$750 vs. $3500?

1:4 $ ratio.... and as cool as that Oldmobile is, esp. wwith the swiveling

buckets, I have no desire to ever own another non-hardtop, 2 or 4 door.

More and more I'm having a hard time justifying non-hardtops... there's

so many reasons why it's worth it to hold out for hardtop. :D

and for $3500 I'd be buying another 1959 Buick or a pre-war car, not

some 1970s colonade sausage-on-wheels.

Whoa!

Careful there boy!

I might have to hurt you. :fryingpan:

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LOL @ wmj.

Moltar:

Yup... I'm at the MASS (Registry of Motor Vehicles) quite often.

Going back & forth to the insurance co. is MORE annoying.

I'm so glad I don't live in Mass.

I just go to a tag place and they do it all there.

Insurance only requires a phone call.

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Oh agreed, I've already done some considerable floor repair

to the RoadmOnster w/ a friend's help; (he owns the welder)

This thing is ugly as sin, what a gross car, even for M.Y. 1974

it's pretty hideous, but I do love the hardtop body style, inline

six motor and the indestructibility of these kraut-wagens.

I'm just unsure weather I want to get involved w/ yet another

project right now, I NEED to give the B-59 the attention it

needs, and this is yet another distraction.

You definitely should save your $$$, having a kid is very expensive, I've heard..and you'll need a minivan eventually also (maybe a 20 yr old Aerostar, since it is RWD and BOF and old?)

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Honestly..... with Amelia about to arrive ANY second, Julie

is due Nov. 7th but doctors have said all along that she'll

probably be 4-6 weeks early, so I should just keep my

ugly, beat-up but reliable and safe RoadmOnster and stop

flipping cars for at least the rest of 2008...

....but then again,old habits die hard! :P

I hope she doesn't come early. My son was born early and spent several days in the neonatal intensive care unit. Thankfully he is now ten and doing fine, but being born ealry is not something I'd want to see anyone face.

Maybe keep the raodmonster and save for a newer car, then fix the B-59.

Chris

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I hope she doesn't come early. My son was born early and spent several days in the neonatal intensive care unit. Thankfully he is now ten and doing fine, but being born ealry is not something I'd want to see anyone face.

Maybe keep the raodmonster and save for a newer car, then fix the B-59.

Chris

Yeah, some friends of mine had twins a couple of years ago..they were about 8 weeks early, IIRC...they spent 2 months in the neonatal ICU...was a difficult time for all involved.

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Julie is about 7.5 months along, so even if Amelia surprises us with

hergrand entrance tomorrow, she SHOULD be okay.

But I hear you guys, a buddy I used to work with at Bill DeLuca

Chevrolet had a son born FOUR months premature, in this little

tykes first 24 hours he went through $150,000 i medial bills, and

I think that was without the air-ambulance (chopper) to Boston.

I've heard..and you'll need a minivan eventually also (maybe a 20 yr old Aerostar, since it is RWD and BOF and old?)
Maybe keep the roadmonster and save for a newer car,

Do you guys KNOW who you're talking to???

Even my wife, ex (Sofia's mom), my parents, my father-in-law &

mother-in-law have come to terms with the fact that the likely

scenario is that I'll be daily driving a PRE-WAR car next summer,

and the B-59 will be my "modern backup" while some P.O.S.

truck or maybe the Roadm0nster will sere as a winter-beater and

Julie will have her Mercedes, although I am planning to install an

HD/MP3 ready in-dash CD-player... so she does not feel like she

is missing out on new car novelties.

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Do you guys KNOW who you're talking to???

Well, I thought perhaps once you become a father you would become more rational and move into the 21st century and get a minivan or a Camry.. :) (J/K :) :)

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Moltar:

All joking aside, You do realize that I have a 4.5 year old daughter already... right? :blink:

And with the exception of the drag-car-spartan '68 "Panther" Camaro Sofia has spent

quality road-trip time in almost every one of my classic cars.

Here's on of my favorite photos:

1959buicklesabre2drpostot6.jpg

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