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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Not enough chrome.
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    Steering wheel is on the wrong side.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Needs a bumper. Pressure treated 4x4 would do it.

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    I ain't mine!
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    The price?
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    A bit shiny , but I could produce patina given some time and effort.

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    No cup holders
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    I'd have put those little solar panels somewhere else
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    Also why advertise someone else's tyres
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy View Post
    I'd have put those little solar panels somewhere else
    lol
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    Where do you tie your canoe?

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    My mother went for a ride in my brother's Ferrari. "You know," she said, "It's not very comfortable."
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    A trailer hitch would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Woodward View Post
    The calf burning muffler system?
    bet you only do that once
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    Cannot haul much roofing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    bet you only do that twice each round trip
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    I drove one of those, once, built by my automotive-minded friend. Well, certainly similar, built from a kit, with a 5.1 liter Ford V8 in it.

    I LOVE to drive.... but I can't say I enjoyed driving that thing. For one thing, the transmission is so far towards the rear, the stick is nearly horizontal, making shifting rather strange.
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    SSSSsssssslick.
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    Lee ignored my suggestions for his Honda ... you guys see burned legs, I see hot toasted sammiches.

    Well, to be fair he didn't really ignore them. I suggested bacon and fried egg toasted, he pointed out he had a scrambler......

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    Lack of Carrol’s signature on the glovebox door?
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    Originally Posted by Chris Woodward

    The calf burning muffler system?

    ??? What are you doing driving that in the pasture?

    Damn fool city boys..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    Lack of Carrol’s signature on the glovebox door?
    He would sign anything for $100

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    I drove behind one like that on a road here a while back. Pretty cool. You can tell there's no filler in the bodywork. Unless it's bloody vinyl wrap.

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    The little quarter light wind deflectors aren't a very nice fit up the A pillars.

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    When god invented sports cars he forgot the anabolic steroids. On the seventh day while he was resting, he had a sudden brain storm...and remembered. He figured a small flight of fancy wouldn't hurt nuthin' on the Sabbath...and so the Cobra.

    A beautiful, stunning really, very American form.
    So many questions, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael View Post

    A beautiful, stunning really, very American form.
    Except — it’s not an American form at all. It’s an English car (AC Ace) with and American lump added.

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    We're all mutts!
    So many questions, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael View Post
    When god invented sports cars he forgot the anabolic steroids. On the seventh day while he was resting, he had a sudden brain storm...and remembered. He figured a small flight of fancy wouldn't hurt nuthin' on the Sabbath...and so the Cobra.

    A beautiful, stunning really, very American form.
    Actually, it's an English form.... with an American engine. Well, the originals were. Kits could be from anywhere... some even used a Toyota chassis.
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    By 'American Form' I wasn't referencing just the body styling. Power, baby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael View Post
    By 'American Form' I wasn't referencing just the body styling. Power, baby!
    Riiiiight.
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    Is that a Kirkham, Paul? My son visited their shop when he was living in Utah and was much impressed. That all aluminum body puts it well above a lot of other replicas.

    Although, if I was to order all that panel beating done, I'd rather it turn out looking more like this, but that's just me.

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    ?Are you a panel-beater ? What? I said are you a panel beater? WHAT? ARE YOU A PA:: Oh never mind…

    Sorry , couldn't hear a thing, are you looking for a panel beater?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy View Post
    ?Are you a panel-beater ? What? I said are you a panel beater? WHAT? ARE YOU A PA:: Oh never mind…

    Sorry , couldn't hear a thing, are you looking for a panel beater?
    My very first car was a clapped-out '57 MGA. One of the first things I did after I towed it home was to buy a shop manual for it that was printed in Old Blighty. It had a chapter in the back that covered body repairs, and the very first thing it said was that "Panel beating requires a high amount of skill." True then -- true now!

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    Pushed rod.

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