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Old 03-30-2007, 10:47 PM   #11
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Cars had real bumpers made from chromed steel and they only airbag was the driver.... Buying the fancy rims meant you got 15'* not 19 and or up... and you didn't need a computer or scantool....


My Atari 2600 (my buddy had the Colecovision) and later my Commodore 128!
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In the 80'* all the girls wore lace gloves, bows in their hair, and tried their best to look like Madonna (yes I was one of those girls).

We all had a crush on Harrison Ford and to this day we all know who the "Brat Pack" is
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In the 80'* all the girls wore lace gloves, bows in their hair, and tried their best to look like Madonna (yes I was one of those girls).

We all had a crush on Harrison Ford and to this day we all know who the "Brat Pack" is
And the guys wore thin ties, hats and suits and tried to look like Bowie....
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You could fit in the engine bay of your car....... With the engine.

Points ignition (never could get it right)

Antilock breaks meant you pumped the pedal.

My dad whooped my butt cause I deserved it.

Law enforcement was respected.
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People knew what "AMC" stood for.
American motors corp.... my dad has a 69 rambler american... learned to drive in it
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a tuner was a flathead screwdriver
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I got some more memories....

In addition to that console TV that was mentioned (made by Zentih or Curtis-Mathis usually), you will also find the console stereo that spans 6 feet long, about 3 feet high and 2 feet deep. This state of the art behemoth includes variable speed record player with auto-changing at end of last track (or at the very least auto-parking), integrated AM/FM stereo with cool backlighting (though some models may also be equipped with short-wave tuner), and let us not forget the 8-track player fully stocked with Radio Shack blanks and various Christmas recordings.

The "Airjack". You put this airbaggish thing in your car, and if you needed to jack it up, you hooked it up to your exhaust. Wonder why THAT didn't catch on.

A "kickin'" car stereo system consisted of four speakers, a high-end tape deck and a 4 channel amplifier pushing out 100 watts.
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I got some more memories....

In addition to that console TV that was mentioned (made by Zentih or Curtis-Mathis usually), you will also find the console stereo that spans 6 feet long, about 3 feet high and 2 feet deep. This state of the art behemoth includes variable speed record player with auto-changing at end of last track (or at the very least auto-parking), integrated AM/FM stereo with cool backlighting (though some models may also be equipped with short-wave tuner), and let us not forget the 8-track player fully stocked with Radio Shack blanks and various Christmas recordings.

The "Airjack". You put this airbaggish thing in your car, and if you needed to jack it up, you hooked it up to your exhaust. Wonder why THAT didn't catch on.

A "kickin'" car stereo system consisted of four speakers, a high-end tape deck and a 4 channel amplifier pushing out 100 watts.
Those big things still make OK garage stereos.

the 100 watt Amp, could also have been those EQ-Boosters, usually made by Sparkomatic or Roadmaster
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