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Old 02-25-2003, 01:23 AM   #1
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Why do we do the crazy things we do....

Hmmm, I know you've done it...your at the store, a magazine catches your eye. Right there on the cover, you see a car just like the one you have/had/dream of getting....so you buy it without even opening it up.
Your flipping through the chanels looking for something...anything (even though you now have 275 chanels to pick from) and you see something...you flip back a couple chanels... even though you have Honest Larry screaming at you telling you why you should buy a car from him...you watch.....hyptmonized....becouse in the back ground, you see it....back on the lemon lot, (you know, the every car for les than $1500 lot) you see it, covered in rust dents and bondo...but you see it.



Why do we spenmd so much time and money on stuff that isn't really related to our trucks? I know I have about 5 or 6 vintage articles and advertisements now...and now I just bought another off of e-bay. All becouse I see a pic of a Longhorn.

My wife used to say at least it isn't another women....but now she wishes it was another lady...she'd know how to act if it was a chick.
So who else does this? Most of us stood in the hot wheels section trying to intimidate the 8 yr old snot nosed kid who was trying to get in your way when you were looking for the red stepside... I know I have seen quite a few impressive truck 'stuff' collections on here...
what do you have, and how bad do you have the addiction?
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Old 02-25-2003, 01:31 AM   #2
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Were all children at heart, that's your hobby longhorn, and thats cool. I got a thing for 58 impalas,If I even get a glimce of one, I'll do a 4 wheel skid and go back to look, collect any pictures I can get of one, I guess that's what makes us gear heads
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Old 02-25-2003, 03:30 AM   #3
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can you say obsessed? i think that word kinda summs it up,but wtf...... i got it myself!!it is funny when you see it in someone else though.........
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Old 02-25-2003, 03:34 AM   #4
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your wounderin??? hold on " THE Longhorn Freak/Fanatic/Expert " is woundeirn why he is so intrested in longhorns???? you must be running a fever, lol.
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Old 02-25-2003, 09:48 AM   #5
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I have it easy...My wife will turn the truck around to check out a car or truck spotted in a driveway or sitting in the bushes somewhere as fast as I would.
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Old 02-25-2003, 10:54 AM   #6
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wow you got a real soul mate smokekiki
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Old 02-25-2003, 11:22 AM   #7
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My mom said when I was a little kid that I wanted every Hot Wheels they made. Now that I'm an adult (and I use that term loosely...) I want every REAL car they made!

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Old 02-25-2003, 12:16 PM   #8
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My collection is still on the small side...two HotWheels (one red, one painted with the same blue paint as my truck!), the 1/24 slammed Cheyenne (blue, of course), a 1970 GMC brochure (I still need to scan that in), and the copper/green 1973 AZ plates that I have from it are being used as wall decor at the moment.

My girlfriend doesn't mind at all - hell, for Christmas, I got her an Opel GT ad and a 1:43 model! Hehehe...the only crazy thing is said model had to be shipped from Bulgaria, I kid you not...thank you, eBay!
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Old 02-25-2003, 01:01 PM   #9
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Yea we all have this addiction...some worse than others but its there in everyone and it helps a lot to have a girlfriend/wife that supports you in it. Hell my gf got me a new HEI distibutor and an edelbrock carb for my bday and xmas. I think shes a keeper...

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Old 02-25-2003, 02:32 PM   #10
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hell all my parents do is critisize me they tell me that i will never pull it off and i tell them that thier grandkids are going to learn to drive in the c/20 that they bought me, Me though i have an obsession for 30's and early 40's cars that are fully customized and with nothing original but the seating arangment and custom made crew cabs one day i will post some of my drawings
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Old 02-25-2003, 04:59 PM   #11
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I think I collect EVERYTHING!! I am a sucker for anything I think might be collectable. I just cleaned out and organized my curio cabinet. Those Danbury mint and Franklin mint vehicles are great!
Oh, If I had a cabinet for all of the things I collect !!!
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Old 02-25-2003, 11:44 PM   #12
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Obsessed...hmmmm....I've heard that before...oh yeah, on the restrining order.
I'll have to round up all my crap and get a pic of it...not nearly as impressive as some of the stuff posted here.
Although, i am sick enough to have a caddy 472 piston with a broken rod and a cam that is broken both up on displey. Hmmm, maybe I should get them both chromed.
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Old 02-26-2003, 12:04 AM   #13
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hehe my dad had a427 ina camaro that he blew draggin........................still has the rod on the wall...............that thing is twisted bad...........went throught the block and broke the cam in 5 pieces.....................claimed to have foun pieces of pistons in valve covers lol.........................i belive BB went built for the RPM"s that we love so much
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Old 02-26-2003, 02:19 AM   #14
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Hey Andy I know what you mean, my obsession is 1/24 and 1/25 scale plastic models. I have one I'm doing of my truck, one GMC step that I made into a 4x4, one lwb step, a Cooter wrecker, a 4x4 Blazer,another Blazer in the works ,a Blazer that I made into a 2wd and a 1 ton doolie stake bed. I just they were all real...

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Old 02-26-2003, 10:28 AM   #15
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Andy, a tip for you if you are getting into collecting ads. If you keep buying them off of ebay you might end up broke :p Find places that have old magazines like antique shops and get them direct from the source. Old Life mags seem to be the best. Some antique stores even have the ads already cut out of them. I just fininshed framing and hanging the dozen or so ads I have and I got them hanging in my "truck" room. I used the frameless type of frames cuz they work out the cheapest.
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Old 02-26-2003, 07:48 PM   #16
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Hmmm, good idea htere Gee Emm.
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:09 PM   #17
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I collect lots of good stuff anything to do with our trucks and hot wheels and ads and dale earnhardt stuff man the list just keeps going and going ....All i need is a long horn and a burb and and i think i will have enough trucks to keep me busy till im 40!!!!!!! Naaaaaa never
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:14 PM   #18
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:28 PM   #19
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my favorite ad ..... .....i'll post some more ....that you may have seen already
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Of all my favorite things to do, The utmost is to have a brew.
My love grows for my foamy friend, with each thirst-quenching elbow bend.
Beer so frosty, smooth, and cold it's paradise pure liquid gold.
Yes beer means many things to me that's all for now cus I gotta pee.
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:30 PM   #20
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Of all my favorite things to do, The utmost is to have a brew.
My love grows for my foamy friend, with each thirst-quenching elbow bend.
Beer so frosty, smooth, and cold it's paradise pure liquid gold.
Yes beer means many things to me that's all for now cus I gotta pee.
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:31 PM   #21
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Of all my favorite things to do, The utmost is to have a brew.
My love grows for my foamy friend, with each thirst-quenching elbow bend.
Beer so frosty, smooth, and cold it's paradise pure liquid gold.
Yes beer means many things to me that's all for now cus I gotta pee.
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:32 PM   #22
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Ok I know I have posted this a million times but what the heck, here it is again. Missing from the picture is the newly aquired yellow Dub city 72

Now all I need to do is find the rest of the colors and those new damn hotwheels.

I have that first ad hanging up on my wall along with 10 or so others along with about 80 pictures of ads that I have on my computer that I saved from ebay auctions

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Old 02-26-2003, 09:56 PM   #23
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Old 02-26-2003, 11:14 PM   #24
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Lets see addiction_______ 500+ car mags, 200+Earnhardt collection, same truck for 17 yrs. Got any medicine for it? LOL!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-02-2003, 02:48 PM   #25
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If you guys like that ad check out this auction

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