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Posted By: John Kuvakas Moderator
Posted On: Friday March 20, 2020 at 10:45 PM
That's not the worst!
IN 1971, I had a new girlfriend and wanted a cool car to drive her around in. I had a friend that converted an old postal truck into a mini motor home. I liked and went to a post office auction and bought a 67 Ambassador, right-hand drive, no passenger seat or back seat. I spray painted it by hand, it didn't look too bad! Then I put in a tape player (8 track of course), laid down shag carpeting, covered the driver's seat with new brocade fabric and threw pillows and a bean bag chair in the back. Onn the side, next to the driver's seat, I had blankets and pillows. Finally, I dark-tinted the windows, put on a set of decent wheels and added some whitewalls. I even had a lava lamp on the back package shelf. I know it sounds awful, but it actually looked pretty nice. My guys thought it was really cool and began looking for the next auction.

All was well until I went to pick up my new date. Her dad saw me pull up and came out to look at the car. He was oohing and ahhing, telling me he always wanted to "buy one of these things and fix it up." All was going great, that is at least until he looked inside. He looked me in the eye and said, "She's not going anywhere in that thing!"

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So many crazy ("dumb") car mods posts.. OK, What's the STUPIDEST thing YOU'VE ever done? (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #47346
Here's mine... back in the early 80's (still in HS) we intalled a 429 in a '73 MACH 1 using... by Christopher Moroni #47346.1
LOL. Good thing PVC wasn't available. (EOM) by Frank Kocour #47346.1.1
It was, remeber this was 1981-82. We probably considered it! LOL (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #47346.1.1.1
That's interesting. As you know I had a '71 429 Mustang. Why not use the mounts from that year? by Marlowe Johnson #47346.1.2
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As I recall (remember not my car) they too needed some mods & we did NOT have a welder. All the... by Christopher Moroni #47346.1.2.2
I wanted my 6 cyl Maverick to ahve dual exhausts and look like a V8. by John Kuvakas #47346.2Moderator
HA! Hey, that IS pretty dumb! lol (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #47346.2.1
And funny too ! (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #47346.2.1.1
That's not the worst! by John Kuvakas #47346.
Now THAT'S funny !! (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #47346.
It seems that you were quite the Lad, back then, John. We used to refer to vehicles by Bruce Gibbins #47346.
If you see it rock'n don't come a knock'n. (EOM) by John Bono #47346.
You were a true "US male" John. (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #47346.
Too bad he was denied delivery to that box. (EOM) by John Bono #47346.
The best laid plans sometimes get unlaid. (EOM) by Frank Kocour #47346.
The funniest part of this is I'll bet you were surprised when he reacted like that too. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #47346.
John...just imagine how your Dad must have chuckled to himself seeing you create it! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #47346.
And, back then, I believed they were unaware! (EOM) by John Kuvakas #47346.
Yes, quite true. I'm sure we were a great source of humor for our Dads. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #47346.
Cool . . . (EOM) by Frank Kocour #47346.2.2
Lol....sorry...but that Maverick is tacky. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #47346.2.3
And that's why it made this list! LOL (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #47346.2.3.1
Plenty of stupid things generally but only one car related piece of stupidity was by Bruce Gibbins #47346.3
PIC - I don't know if it's the dumbest mod but it definitely is one of the most fun ones I've done! by Marlowe Johnson #47346.4
I cry out 'sacrilege'...lol (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #47346.4.1
I like it becasue it's 2 Domestic brands; I would HATE it if you "emblem-bashed" say, Corvette & BMW (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #47346.4.2
Ha! LOL! (EOM) by Marlowe Johnson #47346.4.2.1
PICS Some look stupid but have a practical use. by Robert M. Woolley #47346.5
Wooley by Rand Anderson #47346.5.1
All I see is some chick....SCRATCHING PAINT!! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #47346.5.2
There isn't room enough here to list them all, LOL ! (EOM) by Dick Johnson #47346.6
Just think of how much you've learned from it though Dick! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #47346.6.1

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