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  1. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    The 70s the the 80s had some paint jobs that were insane-some more than others. Before he bought the Pinto my father had a Ford Maverick (no not that “truck” Ford is trying to hawk now-the car).
    Ford Maverick (1970–1977) - Wikipedia
    Ford Maverick (1970–1977) - Wikipedia
    Now imagine if you will, if said Ford Maverick had a inline six,with a LIME GREEN exterior (I think Ford called the paint job “Anti Establish Mint”) with a DARK GREEN vinyl interior.
    Starting to get the picture?! LOL
     
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    I thought I missed the boat by not being born in the 40’s to enjoy the cool stuff from the 50’

    But your post reminded me of factory and custom paint I seen as a kid (born 65) in the 70’s

    The OL vans with side pipes. The whole Vega pacer etc era
    Wasn’t a fan of some of it but looking back I don’t think we will ever have that sort of creativity
     
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    Yep. My mom had
    Yep. Funny you should mention Mavericks. My mom had a harvest gold ‘71 2 door with the “gold” interior. (More like dirty yellow.) We were living in Midland Tx and I was 2 or 3 yrs old when a car ran a stop sign and t-boned us putting it in a junk yard. There are only a handful of old family pictures of it somewhere in her albums.
     
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    @mjd4277. Imagine living your middle and high school years riding around in a Mint Green and wood paneled with Dark Green interior 1973 LTD Country Squire Station wagon. My dad had it for his oilfield mud logging business. 400 modified with a mild cam, built C6 with shift kit and 3.00:1 9” posi. Had 6ply all terrain tires on it to handle all the rig roads he drove down. Lol!

    It was an indestructible beast. 350,000 miles the 20 years he had it. The only thing that killed it was almost complete floor board rust out. The original green enamel paint still had a pretty nice shine to it when it went to the junk yard.
    We pulled the engine and trans and gave it to a neighbor to put in his ‘78 F100 4wd. And the 9” is still in one of my storage trailers to be used in something I still haven’t found yet.
     
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