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  1. Pull Ya

    Pull Ya U.S. MARINE VETERAN Supporting Member Military

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    If your a Ram owner and you are over 50 then you qualify to join the Senior Citizen Club. The purpose of this club is to visit and talk about our experiences in modding and rodding and share some of the "tricks" of the trade we have been using for years, however were only recently discovered by the "kids". Respect for "old guys" is sometimes in short supply so this can be our very own "Safe Place". :naughty:
    Jay
     
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  2. fla crkr 1 ton

    fla crkr 1 ton Senior Member

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    Been a Ram owner since 1995 when i bought my first new Ram a 1995 Ram Cummings Dually to start my own Hotshot Business, later the business went south and i sold it in 97 shortly there after i started looking for another and in 2000 i bought a used 1998 Ram Cummings Quad Cab Dually for a shop/driver which i had till 2012 when it had and electrical short which totaled it and with the insurance i purchased a one owner 2001 Ram 1500 Sport 4 x 4 5.9 gas truck [my current ride /shop truck]. I have always been a gear head so nothing i own stays stock for long i have my own garage/shop attached to my home where i build/rebuild cars for myself!!! My current toy is a 1966 Barracuda. I have been a mechanic all my life i have always worked on stuff i joined the Air Force in 1979 and worked on Fighters till 1989 when my Father passed away [being an only child i was honorably discharged] i became a licensed A/P mechanic and worked till 1995 when i started my business, after it failed i got a job at a trailer manufacturer where i'm still employed.

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  3. MADDOG

    MADDOG Cummins Driver Staff Member Super Moderator Supporting Member Military

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    we don't have to divulge our age, do we?

    we don't have to compare the length of our swizzle sticks, do we?

    OK...I'm in... I have a great story about my first car, a 1950 DeSoto Deluxe sedan, and how I learned about tearing down and rebuilding a motor vehicle.
     
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    fla crkr 1 ton Senior Member

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    My first vehicle i took apart was a Metropolitan i had a friend a few doors down who's dad had one that was just sitting his father let us tear the engine apart, don't remember what happened to it after that!!
     
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    I'm a member - has a 2000 Dakota for 16 years and 210,000 miles. I discovered that most modding doesn't work for modern trucks.

    If you can figure out how to the basic maintenance you are ahead of the game.
     
  6. Pull Ya

    Pull Ya U.S. MARINE VETERAN Supporting Member Military

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    Back in the late 50's and early 60's I guess I was a Chevy guy. I raced a 55 2 door and then a 57 2 door 283-283 then changed to a 283-270 with dual fours in "C" stock. I then got a 65 Dodge Dart 273 with a 4 speed and started to race that. Set a couple of Division records in stock class but never did any good at the national meets. Finally got a 68 Road Runner and raced it for a year till I wrecked it then got a 69 Road Runner and finally gave up competing but worked in the AA fuel pits a the local track for a couple of years. Been working around and with cars since about 1955, hanging out with the older" guys trying to learn everything I could. I continue to work on my own stuff when I can, but to be honest all this electronic shit has left me in the dust. Used to be you could drive your car during the week, then on Friday night put a set of plugs in, change the points and condenser, reset the carb and timing and you'd be ready to race on Saturday. That don't get it anymore----sadly. Sometimes I have to laugh when I read about or listen to some of these kids talk about all the new stuff they have discovered, knowing that we were doing something very similar way back in the day.
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    avantiguy Senior Member

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    I've got kids old enough to join the club. Always liked things mechanical. Had to work on cars from 16 because that was my only way to get to work. Did a little stock drag racing in my youth but Job, marriage and college got in the way of cars.

    Returned to cars in my 30's when I remembered how working on them relieved stress. I've had at least one project in my garage since. I've build foreign cars - GT6, Fiat 850 coupe, AH 3000. Street Rods 39 Ford SBC coupe for one, Muscle cars from Olds 442's to a 401 Buick powered 57 GMC pickup. Now own a 54 Studebaker SBC powered hardtop, 83 Avanti w/355 SBC roller engine and building a 74 Avanti w/383 SBC/T56 stroker combo.

    Never to old to learn something new as I'll do mechanical, electrical, body and paint. I may not be good but I'm persistent until it's right.
     
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    You can still do the same sort of thing with the newer cars change your tune [hand held tuners] slap on you spare set of drag radials and race. Not as much work anymore but still can be done. My oldest son is [has] been into the newer car scene since high school i bought/built him a 91 Nissan 240 SX he street raced for several years and we built an 05 Mustang as his driver then another 2011 Mustang now he has a 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe that he Auto Crosses with. The newer cars are more difficult because of all the sensors and computers not like the old days [air,fuel,fire] it'll run !!!!
     
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    Hi guys, my first was a 52 Hudson Hornet :) fastest was a 56 chevy with a tricked out 327...miss that beast. Couldn't afford the gas now at 4 mpg...lol. First new ride was a 69 Roadrunner...loved that car. Miss the days when you could actually work on your own rig.

    PS: thanks for heads up Jay!
     
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    fla crkr 1 ton Senior Member

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    My first car was a 68 Roadrunner at the same time i got a 72 Grand Torino Sport i have had 68 olds cutlass,71 pinto 351,74 toyota carolla 400 sbc,76 C10 4x4, 78 lemans prostreet wagon,79 impala cruiser,73 Charger,95 +98 ram Cummings duallys, and finally a 1966 Barracuda. I have always had some kind of a toy where ever i was [except my 22 month tour in Korea].
     

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