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Author Topic: Driving Miss Newp  (Read 2257 times)

Snotty

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« on: January 08, 2013, 08:17:25 AM »

I've always said if someone needs to sue a car for a time, I have been blessed with several.  So, when my Youth Minister's Toyota tossed it's auto trans (380,000 miles) I tossed him the keys to the Stratus.



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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 11:03:51 AM »

Atta boy!! 
 
I would not hesitate to use my wagon for daily driver duty if I had to.  Would suck having to drive it in the winter in the rain, salt and snow...but it's not like it hasn't seen that weather before.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 04:27:40 AM »

And we could drive our '70 as a DD too if necessary, but never at this
time of year in NY! They rust like crazy if driven in salt around here.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 08:43:21 PM »




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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 03:39:13 AM »

The ol' Dartra is stil hanging in there huh? Can't kill those things.

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 05:42:49 AM »

Compared to a Camaro or Cougar from that era, it is a cavern. At least it stays in, sorta.
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 09:30:59 AM »

Since my son has the Dakota in Azusa, my Newport is my pickup.  I have hauled all of my Christmas boxes in it with the top down.  I get some strange looks but it gets the job done!
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 07:00:19 PM »



I was surprised to see you mention the heater, until I looked at the forecast.  Are those temps typical or are you guys having a cold spell? 
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 09:51:28 AM »

Yes, it has been unseasonably cold here, even for Northern California.  Ice on windshields have been common, and this morning the restaurant we hold Men's Bible Breakfast at had rock salt on the Parking Lot  Where am I????



 
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 07:00:52 PM »

How's this for using what you got....did this when I had my 70 Sport Fury...









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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 07:29:36 PM »

I should have taken pictures of six 16 foot 2X6s sticking out of the sunroof of my PT Cruiser!
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 07:30:35 PM »

Or how about a 68 Charger with seven adult males inside the car and a keg of beer in the trunk!
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 09:17:30 PM »

Isn't the 7 guys supposed to be in the trunk and the beer up front?
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 04:26:08 AM »

That was back in the heyday of my Navy career. It was better to keep the beer in the trunk while going from beach to beach, and it is easier to get beer out of the keg in a trunk than to let guys out of the trunk when they had to pee.
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 11:27:52 AM »

I like the removal of the rear seat!  
I had to pick up some new siding and some other pieces of wood for my home in Chico.  Didn't have a truck, so we used the Newport.  Lowered the back window and put it through there, and the loose stuff in the trunk.  (Laid some loose carpet on the trunk lid to keep from scratching the paint.)  Should have see the looks on the salesmen's faces!  It was a hoot!
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