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06-30-2020, 03:38 AM - 2 Likes   #79201
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With yours, what are the plans ? Restore to stock, resto mod, nice street car with some extra punch ?
At one point I thought I would make it all original. But it is a base model, nothing special, and I really like the down in the weeds look of a car built to handle twisty canyon roads.

So something like this maybe:



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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
At one point I thought I would make it all original. But it is a base model, nothing special, and I really like the down in the weeds look of a car built to handle twisty canyon roads.

So something like this maybe:
It does look good. Sleek, low and with a hint of mean....but in the good sense of the word 'mean'.

I like this Camaro in the orange, as mentioned before that full look grille with two bumperettes flanking it on either side...that to me, really gives it a bit of a Ferrari look. And speaking of flanking...check out the flanks on that Camaro in your pix...they really stand out...not sure if it's the lighting or....?

Lowering it, as per your picture example, accentuates that performance look . If you're driving it on the street....about the only thing besides bad pavement that could affect it, would be speed bumps in shopping malls. I recall two guys that had really low cars...one a '60's Austin-Healy 3000...used to hit his exhaust pipe/muffler and another guy I knew with a '27 T-body and a 327 Chevy V8...nicely lowered but speed bumps were the scourge of his existence.

As handling would be a priority, I'm guessing that a healthy 350 V8 would be your choice to cut down on extra weight that a big block Chevy Rat motor would add to the front end.

Or...as a lot of guys seem to be doing now, is getting a salvage yard Chevy LS V8...5.3 liter or one of the larger ones. These engines can generate pretty good power...stock and are known to be reliable, although I guess with a modern engine like an LS...there would probably be some electronic computer gimmerky required to mate old and new systems.
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We're a bit picky yes.
We'll let you in if you're rich.
Well, there go my chances, dammitall...
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I don't get breaks anymore. That's on of the downsides of being retired.
When you do nothing you cant stop and rest.
Honestly, I will end up being busier when I retire.

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My experience when it comes to retirement and being busy, is ensuring that you are busy doing the things you really like !

If you can swing that... that is of prime importance.

The big danger in retiring, is in having no interests, except in the job that you just retired from...and then just sitting on the couch, watching TV. Day after day.

I've known some colleagues who retired about the same time I did, and they maintained a regime of being a couch potato and that did not bode well for their future health.
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The big danger in retiring, is in having no interests, except in the job that you just retired from...and then just sitting on the couch, watching TV. Day after day.
Oh good, I'm safe. I sit in my chair, not on the couch.
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Oh good, I'm safe. I sit in my chair, not on the couch.
And .... your on the internet and not watching the tv

Like me


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your on the internet and not watching the tv
Wanna bet?
If I'm in the house and not asleep the TV is on. I admit it, I'm a TV junkie. Hardcore!

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Wanna bet?
If I'm in the house and not asleep the TV is on. I admit it, I'm a TV junkie. Hardcore!
The . . only answer for that is to ....... get back onya ' bike....



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Wanna bet?
If I'm in the house and not asleep the TV is on. I admit it, I'm a TV junkie. Hardcore!
Yeah, I agree with Dave. Get back on your bike!
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The . . only answer for that is to ....... get back onya ' bike....
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Yeah, I agree with Dave. Get back on your bike!
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Go clean your guns then!
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
My experience when it comes to retirement and being busy, is ensuring that you are busy doing the things you really like !

If you can swing that... that is of prime importance.

The big danger in retiring, is in having no interests, except in the job that you just retired from...and then just sitting on the couch, watching TV. Day after day.

I've known some colleagues who retired about the same time I did, and they maintained a regime of being a couch potato and that did not bode well for their future health.
It took me a while to get used to retirement. (About 4 days) After 50 years of getting by on 5 or 6 hours sleep on weekdays, I woke up early for 4 days, then went back to sleep. Now 8 hours every night no problem. I admit I had plenty of other interest and for years work got in the way of them. I worked until I was 69. Should have quit earlier.
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Go clean your guns then!
Thank you, Mark. THAT I take pleasure in!
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