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Discussion in 'YachtForums Yacht Club' started by zeeshan66, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    I remember seeing a similar theme caddy in Pompano Beach many years ago (surely lost that photo) of a caddy convertible with outriggers fitted to her rear flanks and sand and sea shells and other such stuff glued all over the body. The personalized tags said "Gon Fishn" if I remember correctly. And she had a 'ship's wheel' for a steering wheel.
  2. rocdiver

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    Is that the one with the "suicide doors"? Where the rear doors open from the front? If so, those are awesome, especially in a convertible! I think that would qualify as a "Land Yacht" for sure . . . :)
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    I'll bite: how do you get to the engine room for maintenance? :)
  4. NYCAP123

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    Maintenance? You mean you're supposed to check engine rooms?:rolleyes:
  5. Kevin

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    Aside from that Caddy, I'm feeling a little outclassed here by the exotic (or at least 'interesting') means of transport you guys all have. My Impreza is looking rather pedestrian, despite it's rally ancestry. :eek:

    The current object of my affections, however, is the BMW Enduro bikes. The 800GS gets my attention every time I see one go by. I evidently have some deep rooted lust for "go anywhere" types of vehicles.

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  7. K1W1

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    Hi,

    In that case you should try one of these great old beasts.

    This thing can take all the mod cons and the kitchen sink almost anywhere under it's own power after that there is the winch, ground anchor and hi lift jack to help you keep moving.

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  8. Kevin

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    Yep, very cool. But not at all useful for the daily commute. :D A true go-anywhere never would be... so the Impreza will suffice for now.
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    Kevin,

    If you want to know what the best high-speed freeway cruiser with all round off-road ability is?

    Easy.












    The rental car. :D
  10. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    Fish, you've never seen rental car abuse until you've ridden with professional race drivers. :D You know that scene in Days Of Thunder? It's not too far off the truth.
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    Congrats on you new hog, let's try and stay away from those cheap jail-house tattoos.
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    Came across this old beauty in a farmers' field...

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  12. Dan Evans

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    More classic than exotic...

    Ok I guess I will be the first to put up a picture of a Ford...

    This is my 1931 Model A that my grandpa built in the 70's and I restored recently to reliable condition. Its one of the few trucks of its type with a wide bed and steel top. The only changes that have been made from original specs are seatbelts and a 12V conversion. Other than that its all original or original reproduction parts.


    Model A.JPG

    ...and yes, it goes AAAAAAAHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGAAAAA!!!!
  13. NYCAP123

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    That is seriously sweet. Out my way there's every imaginable exotic you can buy or rent. (Ho-Hum) It's the skinned knuckles that get my respect. You and you grandpa have something to be really proud of.
  14. Dan Evans

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    Thanks Cap, we are proud to have it! Seems like each time I get it into town everyone honks and waves. I chuckled when I read the "skinned knuckles" part of your post, for a while I was wearing constant bandages because I couldnt stop scraping the scabs off of my knuckles. If you are ever on the west coast come take it for a spin:D

    Dan
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    Don't expect to get there but thanks. It'd be a pleasure. Cruised today on my new bike and my friend's '73 vette that he just put on the road with 600 horses. It still awaits a hood, paint and a semi-legal exhaust. Compressed my chest when he hit the gas:eek: . He's rebuilt every mechanical and electrical componant (had the motor built) and is doing all the work. Lots of skinned knuckles.
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    This breaks my heart... probably my bank account this winter as well.

    From 1981-2004, kept in a climate-controlled garage (until my grandmother passed away and the house was essentially raided)... from 2004-2009, while listed as a stolen vehicle, apparently stored indoors and out.... The last time I saw her, she was an immaculate, waxed, and maintained (though barely moved) piece of machinery.

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  17. Steve in SoCal

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    That Lincoln is worth saving, the pictures don't show much detail however it seems to be all there. A rag top with suicide doors is a true collectors car, or you could go with air bags and 20" wheels and have a real kruiser. I had a client with a 64 or 65 hardtop, black with air bags and it was a very neat car.

    You guys with your old trucks; I have to dig out my old lap top and post some pictures of my 1936 Chevy 1 1/2 ton shop truck. All steel all original except for a one wire 12 volt charging system and H4 head lights. 1936 was the first year for hydraulic brakes on Chevrolet, Ford was still using cables.

    Steve

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    Seafarer, I don't even see rust on that beauty. Someone smiled on you.:)
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    Trivial, forgive me, but I lived on Holy Island (Lindisfarne) as a kid, and witnessed the filming of Cul-de-Sac first hand. Polanski, Frances Deorlac, Lionel Stander and Donald Pleasance were billeted in guest houses around the village during the shooting. One of them had one of these Lincolns on the island, and I had several trips in it. Cant remember who was driving though...I doubt Polanski could see over the dash...probably Stander then.
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    Corvette C5 Z06 set up for track days with Koni's, Hoosiers and brake work...

    Not truly exotic but a very serious track car...