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Classic old surf cars

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Created by Al G > 9 months ago, 31 Oct 2015
Cobra
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5 Nov 2015 5:28PM
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@ cobra if you were driving

Horrible things to sit in the back off.

I remember as a kid a very long six odd hours jammed in the back.. Worse car trip of my life.


Hahahaha yep with seats as hard as a goats forehead .


Cobra
7569 posts
5 Nov 2015 5:29PM
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Bender
WA, 2055 posts
6 Nov 2015 8:13AM
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Prawnhead said..

thedrip said..
This was my dream car for the formative surf years.






With a 253 up the front.



my brother had one with the 4.2L six, reliable and would go anywhere except past a petrol station.... and the worst piece of ** to drive !


I had one a with a 253 init and it was on Gas. I'll see if I can dig out a pic. The thing as unstoppable

laceys lane
QLD, 18501 posts
6 Nov 2015 11:25AM
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hippies had kombies. this is what a lot of us had. back then it was standard was best. only petrol heads had mags etc


Macaha
QLD, 18845 posts
6 Nov 2015 11:31AM
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Only rich kids had cars like that.

laceys lane
QLD, 18501 posts
6 Nov 2015 11:49AM
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Macaha said..
Only rich kids had cars like that.



I doubt owning a kingswood back then made you a rich person mr mac.


c plus - not trying hard enough is your report card

thedrip
WA, 2066 posts
6 Nov 2015 9:54AM
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This was my second surf car. Well, not this one, but it was identical. The mighty HK Kingswood. I wish I had kept it. The 186 was awesome as was the three on the tree without synchro in first - a two speed for all intents and purposes. It made cruising effortless. The ground clearance meant it was surprisingly good down a lot of tracks and the leaf springs had a pleasant floaty ride.

I tend to forget about the lack of a heater, the lack of a temperature gauge that caused me to cook a motor, the romance of the front bench was not met with corresponding comfort, and drum brakes all round certainly didn't help when the master cylinder failed and I ran up the back of a one year old Statesman on the freeway. I also wish I had snapped that photo of my future wife (at 20) leaning into the boot on a gravel road. She knew she was hot and suggested the pic; I was just impatient to get to the surf and grumpily told her to hurry up and get in the car.





I wont post the brown Ford Escort I had with a vinyl roof. A man with any dignity would never have owned it.

laceys lane
QLD, 18501 posts
6 Nov 2015 12:22PM
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they did the job . but yeah plenty of things weren't good too.

autos were the go.

accidently put mine in reverse one day- doh.


was still able to drive it to the garage and cost about a $180 to fix. cheap as chips even then.


just imagine if you did that to a car today

thedrip
WA, 2066 posts
6 Nov 2015 10:29AM
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laceys lane said..
they did the job . but yeah plenty of things weren't good too.

autos were the go.

accidently put mine in reverse one day- doh.


was still able to drive it to the garage and cost about a $180 to fix. cheap as chips even then.


just imagine if you did that to a car today



Your wagon would have been nice. Surfed for 27 years with a licence and still haven't ever owned a wagon or van. Somethings wrong there. Next one.

MickPC
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6 Nov 2015 10:30AM
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Most of my station wagons were Ford's, Holden's were always more expensive for a car in the same condition & Ford's had a bit more room for the foam matress.

I miss the old 3 on the tree gear shift Drip, they were a cool set up I reckon

GizzieNZ
3836 posts
6 Nov 2015 1:28PM
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Liked those bikes with boards on so much I almost hesitate to post pic of my old scooter with longboard on bike wheel trailer.....but it did the trick for a while so I will. Dog sitting in helmet box was always a favoured option

towball
4619 posts
6 Nov 2015 1:34PM
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A bit of history there giz must have been hard work rounding the bend at Wainui with the wind gusts

GizzieNZ
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6 Nov 2015 1:39PM
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No worries......early morning winter chill though meant I usually wore my wetsuit on the way there though.....and very thick gloves :)

thedrip
WA, 2066 posts
6 Nov 2015 1:40PM
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That's a classic Gizzie. And the pup adds some mch needed street cred.

Cobra
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6 Nov 2015 2:19PM
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That looks like a very hairy sheep.

towball
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6 Nov 2015 2:24PM
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Cobra said..
That looks like a very hairy sheep.


Spec savers GO THERE

Cobra
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6 Nov 2015 2:28PM
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towball said..

Cobra said..
That looks like a very hairy sheep.



Spec savers GO THERE


have they always been that hairy, or is that one groomed that way

Cobra
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6 Nov 2015 2:32PM
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Ricardo1709 said..




spotted this classic down the shops a few weeks back


Yep that egg and bacon roll with an OJ for $8.50 is a classic

obct
NSW, 3481 posts
6 Nov 2015 5:12PM
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Speaking of classic cars, the builder of the bat mobile and the Munster car, In addition to one of the surf buggies I posted, and many many others, George Barris has just died, I think he was 86


Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
6 Nov 2015 5:20PM
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Cobra said..




hahaha,very very early surfwagon

Macaha
QLD, 18845 posts
6 Nov 2015 5:21PM
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Al G said..

Cobra said..




hahaha,very very early surfwagon


I'm pretty sure that Lacey the driver.

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
6 Nov 2015 5:22PM
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obct said..
Speaking of classic cars, the builder of the bat mobile and the Munster car, In addition to one of the surf buggies I posted, and many many others, George Barris has just died, I think he was 86




Oh really,bummer .I'm a Barris fan.
RIP George,A legendary custom car builder....

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
6 Nov 2015 5:24PM
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Liked those bikes with boards on so much I almost hesitate to post pic of my old scooter with longboard on bike wheel trailer.....but it did the trick for a while so I will. Dog sitting in helmet box was always a favoured option


Coool,The puppy loves it?,,,

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
6 Nov 2015 5:27PM
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Macaha said..
Only rich kids had cars like that.


Nah Mac,rich kids had Premiers,Belmonts & Kingswood we could just afford

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
6 Nov 2015 5:31PM
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thedrip said..
This was my second surf car. Well, not this one, but it was identical. The mighty HK Kingswood. I wish I had kept it. The 186 was awesome as was the three on the tree without synchro in first - a two speed for all intents and purposes. It made cruising effortless. The ground clearance meant it was surprisingly good down a lot of tracks and the leaf springs had a pleasant floaty ride.

I tend to forget about the lack of a heater, the lack of a temperature gauge that caused me to cook a motor, the romance of the front bench was not met with corresponding comfort, and drum brakes all round certainly didn't help when the master cylinder failed and I ran up the back of a one year old Statesman on the freeway. I also wish I had snapped that photo of my future wife (at 20) leaning into the boot on a gravel road. She knew she was hot and suggested the pic; I was just impatient to get to the surf and grumpily told her to hurry up and get in the car.





I wont post the brown Ford Escort I had with a vinyl roof. A man with any dignity would never have owned it.


Ah love a good HK Very nice.Yeah Flick the Escort,haha.Dont worry everyone has had a car they wouldn't admit to owning,
I had a old Sigma with the vinyl roof,funny thing is nothing went wrong with it and I got it cheap as!...

Macaha
QLD, 18845 posts
6 Nov 2015 5:43PM
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Al G said..

Macaha said..
Only rich kids had cars like that.



Nah Mac,rich kids had Premiers,Belmonts & Kingswood we could just afford


Oh I see I must have been VERY poor then.

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
6 Nov 2015 5:45PM
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Macaha said..

Al G said..


Macaha said..
Only rich kids had cars like that.




Nah Mac,rich kids had Premiers,Belmonts & Kingswood we could just afford



Oh I see I must have been VERY poor then.


Haha,You weren't the only one

laceys lane
QLD, 18501 posts
6 Nov 2015 6:02PM
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Macaha said..

Al G said..


Cobra said..





hahaha,very very early surfwagon



I'm pretty sure that Lacey the driver.


if it was me mac it would have been a short board.

only been on a mal in the last 3 yrs- not very good at it either

GizzieNZ
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6 Nov 2015 4:02PM
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Al G
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6 Nov 2015 6:13PM
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Hehe,Coool



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