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Old 02-09-2004, 01:25 AM   #1
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you could almost rebuild your car outta some of the "HELP" inventory, but I have noticed selection is shrinking over the years. Anyone else notice this?
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Yeah, I know what you mean. That used to be the "funnest" section of the parts store.

"Hmmm, my window crank is kinda dirty" Grab one. The had every piddling little part you could think of!
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Yeah, I know what you mean. That used to be the "funnest" section of the parts store.

"Hmmm, my window crank is kinda dirty" Grab one. The had every piddling little part you could think of!
Thats funny! or always getting different styles of lock *****
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I think parts are just getting too specialized for them anymore. (Ford with their round radios and such) They still have some stuff, but it ain't like the "Good Ol Days".

I think my Corsica had 4 different window cranks and not a one of 'em was stock...
Too hard to pass up a 2 dollar custom window crank or lock ****....
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yeah, I dont know how old you are, but when I was in high school, one of the FIRST things you did to "customize" your car was cheap tint, pinstriping everywhere, mine had stripes on the windows to look like a heartbeat on a heart monitor and some chrome or 8 ball valve stem covers. Oh yeah those silly "Fear This" windshield things. This was in the late 80'*. My how far I have come. I cant stand a cluttered look anymore on a car, I even scrape the dealership stickers off carefully for a CLEAN look
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Well, I'm older than you! I was already in the Army when "Fear this" affliocted our roads the first time.

I graduated in 83. At the time I had a 66 Beetle. Later, my dad and I got a 64 for a parts car. I used a lot of body parts from it to customize the 66. I had a big
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on the rear window with the tops of eac letter becoming stipes that wrapped around the windows on the side. And about a billion bumper stickers! I was

I agree with you now. The first thing I did to my car was get the dealer sticker off of it. They even thought they had forgotten it when I went back there for the final paperwork.

Now All I got is my BC stickers, my "Hi, I don't care, thanks", and my Army "Proudly served" stickers. All on the glass where they can be easily removed if necessary.
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Well, I'm older than you! I was already in the Army when "Fear this" affliocted our roads the first time.

I graduated in 83. At the time I had a 66 Beetle. Later, my dad and I got a 64 for a parts car. I used a lot of body parts from it to customize the 66. I had a big
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on the rear window with the tops of eac letter becoming stipes that wrapped around the windows on the side. And about a billion bumper stickers! I was

I agree with you now. The first thing I did to my car was get the dealer sticker off of it. They even thought they had forgotten it when I went back there for the final paperwork.

Now All I got is my BC stickers, my "Hi, I don't care, thanks", and my Army "Proudly served" stickers. All on the glass where they can be easily removed if necessary.
Yours are good exceptions....My exceptions are anything from my kids' schools if they make honor roll or anything (when they get old enough) and this last 4th of July, I polished what paint is left on my Silverado and put removable American Flags all over it to drive to the celebration at the lake. When I got there...I discovered that my idea wasnt original..everyones truck had them LOL

oh yeah..forgot to mention the "steal me" stickers like "Kenwood , Rockford Fosgate, Alpine" etc
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Nowadays you can't have just cranks everywhere, because every car is different for that stuff.
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