DIY Car Club - Ranchero spotted in background

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  1. T16592

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  2. ribald1

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    I couldn't fit my tools in a spot that small.
    Even with 3 full sized roll arounds I have 2 7' X4' shelfing units with 10 shelves a piece just for specialty tools, then my welders and plasma cutter.
    The above doesn't include my body working or painting equipment, my metal bending equipment, parts washer, ….
    How would you yank an axle?
    What am I talking about? They wouldn't let me in there anyway. When I work on a car, all the grease and dirt ends up on me, and greasy beer cans would mess up their purty pictures.
     
  3. Huevos

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    That Ranchero has the incorrect seat in it.. He should be Shot...
     
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    The guy probably has iPhone neck and needs a headrest like that.
     
  5. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    It may be incorrect but it looks more comfortable than the stock one.
     
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    And safer when you get rear ended, too. The low back bench seats suck for any trip over 20 minutes.
     
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    If you sit up straight rather than leaning back with your neck bent, you can do it all day. Just like you would do all day otherwise.
    The Japanese seem to like driving laying down with the neck folded, but real vehicles allow one to sit upright and not have to push their head forward like a turtle.
     
  8. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    I stay away from San Francisco., to easy to get rear ended.
     
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    Apparently to avoid that, all you have to do is sit up straight. And not be Japanese. It helps to be the most perfect person every born too.
     
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    Funny you guys mention seating posture in a rear-end collision: I've mentioned before that I sold my '74 after it was rear-ended (big mistake, I know), but what I haven't said is what happened when that '97 Escort ran into me. I'm 6'6", and sitting up straight, my head would rub the headliner. In the collision, I panic-stopped for traffic in front of me, and made it; the Escort, which was tailgating me, slammed into me just as I sat back up from the deceleration, causing me to fly back and hit my head on the top of the rear glass just under the seal, which bent my head forward, knocking me out for a few seconds, and giving me a goose egg on the upper back of my skull.
     
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    Best way to avoid getting rear ended is SF is to keep your pants on and don't shave your face into one of those goatees that looks like a cooter curtain.
     
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    Also, if you drop your wallet on the ground, kick it home.
     
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    People that rear end Rancheros should be shot...
     
  14. handy_andy_cv64

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    Well, the kid was a teen; he didn't know to keep his mouth shut, so when he said that his dad (an insurance agent, no less) had harped on him about his following distances to his tow truck driver, I made sure to put that in my report to his insurance company, and got $1600 out of them.
     
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    Essentially, he shot himself in the foot....;)
     
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