Author Topic: Glad to be here! "finlover"  (Read 5560 times)

Offline AtomicEraTom

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2009, 10:32:50 PM »
Finlover, I see we'll be fast friends!  I was hoping that's wehre your name came from.

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I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2009, 01:53:37 AM »
Here's a picture of my finned beauty, however long gone from my driveway.
Notice the date of the photo. The car was ONLY 10 Years old at the time, but even then a classic. ??? i paid $750.00, out the door.
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« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2009, 02:13:22 AM »
Tom, I think it's so cool that you appreciate the '50s aesthetic at your age.  You yourself look like you just stepped out of my dad's 1957 high school yearbook!  I grew up in the absolute dark ages of industrial design--the late '70s/ early '80s, when products were flimsy and shoddily made and it seemed that everything was covered in simulated woodgrain.  Objects of the '50s were all clean lines and bright colors, and built like a tank!

Wouldn't it be wonderful to travel back in time to the '50s and just look around (and maybe buy some stuff)?  On the other hand, we would probably find society too oppressive and conservative.  So by surrounding ourselves with a few treasured objects from that time we really have the best of both the mid- and 21st century worlds!

Of course I love your Chevys.  The great thing about restoring them is that practically every part is reproduced.  What color will you paint the Del Ray?  Or are you going rockabilly with it--black primer, pinstripes and red wheels?



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Offline finlover

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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2009, 02:23:02 AM »
Wow, what a great car, Dan!  It doesn't get any more iconic than that.  My dad had a '55 Olds Super 88 2 door hardtop in turquoise and white that he bought in 1971 that was the proverbial little old lady car.  He still regrets selling that one, but at the time it was just a used car.

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2009, 10:01:19 AM »
Gee finlover, you car is like your phones, so clean and shiny and perfect that it's unreal.  Nicely done.

My style tastes run more towards the 60's when stuff got sleeker, I guess that's why my favorite vintage TV show is Star Trek.  I also have a fondness for Googie, which was in the 50's as well, with it's over the top space era design. 

The late 70's and 80's is a difficult time to care for by those of us who grew up in it, sorta like that for a lot of folks I think about whatever time they grew up in.  I work with a teacher who is about 10 years older than me, and he was in another country from about 1980 to 2003, and he left all his clothes of the day at home when he left America.  Now that he's back he wears all that old stuff daily to work, thick old school polyester pants and shirts and ties, skinny tight bell bottom polyester slacks, wide 70's striped ties, crazy patterns, etc.  (Yeah he still fits in it all)  The kids think he is the coolest for wearing that stuff, it's so very late 70's.  A few years ago I would not have cared for it, but now I'm looking at it all differently and seeing the coolness there as well.  And my parents Mustang II they bought in 74', and it's now rare to see one alive and still on the road, suddenly is looking more interesting as well.

 

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2009, 10:47:38 AM »
oh my, you got a really nice car finlover :o

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2009, 05:32:47 PM »
Hey finlover, here's an example of someone plagarizing your good phone descriptions

http://tinyurl.com/r5xcdv

PS any of you guys know the AE dial mechanism does NOT make a schck-whirr sound as she said, they are really rather silent!
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Ripped off!
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2009, 08:22:31 PM »
Thanks a million for watching my back, Dan!  I have reported her and hopefully her auction will be pulled.  The crazy thing is that she's not a bad writer on her own!  Why she gotta do me like that?

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2009, 09:31:38 PM »
Good catch Dan.  Why don't they just write their own descriptions?  Easier to just cut and paste from others descriptions even if they don't apply?  Argh. Or should I say "tsk tsk and schck-whirr".
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Re: Ripped off!
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2009, 09:36:39 PM »
Thanks a million for watching my back, Dan!  I have reported her and hopefully her auction will be pulled.  The crazy thing is that she's not a bad writer on her own!  Why she gotta do me like that?

No problem, I really like your turquoise WE500  you have up right now too!
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Offline finlover

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Turquoise 500
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2009, 01:54:29 AM »
Thanks, Dan!  I think it will make someone happy. 

Unfortunately, the person at eBay reviewing my case didn't see enough similarity between the AE auction and my previous pink ones to bust that lady. :(  The problem is that she lifted most of my stuff from an auction that's not in their system anymore.  I contacted her directly so she knows I'm onto her.  Maybe she'll stop after this.

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2009, 09:12:29 PM »
finlover,

Absolutely beautiful car, and of course your telephones are gorgeous as well.

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2009, 09:17:37 PM »
D/P, I wish I had your 57!!! WOW!!! 

Finlover, thank you for the compliment.  I think I coulda made it back then rather well.  I'm so conservative that I've been called puritanical! 

Though I'm a fan of simulated woodgrain (you've all seen my station wagon) things were definately not built well during that era, where stuff from the 50's, I think it was built to survive a nuclear attack.  Who needs a bomb-shelter.  Just surround yourself in your well-built american posessions!
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2009, 08:52:55 PM »
For you old car nuts, I posted better photos of my '59 Olds on page 2 of this thread.  If anyone finds a metallic mauve phone out there, let me know, will you?

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2009, 09:47:39 PM »
Finlover, if you ever need a car sitter, call me up!
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.