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Westward ho!

Dorsai
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1980 F-150 Custom 2wd longbed, 300-6, C6, 2.75 rear axle
Atlanta GA
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Rembrant
West bound and down, huh?

Are you going to swing by Texarkana to pick up some Coors?

Safe travels. I wish I could have made it this year myself;).
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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Yippee!  Road trip!  Can't wait to meet you.  Please travel safely.
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Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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salans7
Rembrandt missed his chance to include it so I will.

-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 ENG?/NP435/D60-Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8
"I didn't choose the bullnose life, the bullnose life chose me."
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Well done, Shaun!  
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Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Rembrant
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salans7 wrote
Rembrandt missed his chance to include it so I will.

Ha! I was going to post it up myself!

I'm tellin' ya, Smokey & The Bandit was a BIG part of my youth! I am happy to say that I did actually see it in the theater when it was new, although I was very young (went with my father). I always used to joke that there were two kinds of kids in 1977...those that went to see Smokey & The Bandit, and those that went to see Star Wars! What a great time to have been a kid though...Smokey, the Dukes, The Fall Guy, etc.
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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salans7
My dad introduced me to all of the well known 70's car/truck movies. I can't think of any I haven't seen at this point.

Smokey and the Bandit is definitely my favorite. Jackie Gleason is a legend.

-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 ENG?/NP435/D60-Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8
"I didn't choose the bullnose life, the bullnose life chose me."
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I've seen them all, many times.  But it doesn't have to be a car/truck movie to have a neat scene in it about a car or truck.  We were flipping through channels the other night and caught the scene in RED2 where the girl friend and Malcovich were in a 2CV.  I've always like those and almost bought one when we lived in the UK.  In fact I have a model of one in the shop.  And I remember scenes where James Bond drove one.

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Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Dorsai
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Also, 10-4 on Smokey & The Bandit.  No Coors this time, but I am going to be bootlegging some Head Country BBQ sauce, which is hard to find in GA.  

And...my favorite Smokey parody - it’s Archer, so apologies in advance for the foul language and toilet humor:

https://youtu.be/CUw6d37x9hQ
Matthew
1980 F-150 Custom 2wd longbed, 300-6, C6, 2.75 rear axle
Atlanta GA
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Gary Lewis
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Head Country!  Ponca City, OK.  Used to live there, and know it well.  

Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Dorsai
Gary Lewis wrote
Head Country!  Ponca City, OK.  Used to live there, and know it well.  
We discovered it ages ago, and ever since we’ve always brought a case home whenever the opportunity presents itself.  We’ve introduced friends to it, so now we have a little Head Country cult established.

Speaking of movies, has anyone seen the original Gone In 60 Seconds?  It wasn’t a great movie by any stretch, but about 2/3 of it is an epic car chase/crash/demolition derby.  One of my all-time favorites!
Matthew
1980 F-150 Custom 2wd longbed, 300-6, C6, 2.75 rear axle
Atlanta GA
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salans7
Even as a kid, I always preferred the first to the second. HB Halicki was and always will be the realistic car crash king.
-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 ENG?/NP435/D60-Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8
"I didn't choose the bullnose life, the bullnose life chose me."
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Rembrant
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Dorsai wrote
Speaking of movies, has anyone seen the original Gone In 60 Seconds?  It wasn’t a great movie by any stretch, but about 2/3 of it is an epic car chase/crash/demolition derby.  One of my all-time favorites!
Yes! Even the original has been 'revised' a couple times over the years to change the soundtrack. The original soundtrack music was all done by a guy named Phil Katachurian or something like that. I've seen re-releases of it that were updated somewhat and had different music. I'm quite fond of the original.

I believe that Mustang is still sitting on display somewhere in southern California isn't it? I always meant to go see it, but never did. It may be long gone now, I'm not sure.

1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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salans7
Last I heard it was still owned by the Halicki family, but the website for the movie seems to be a virus now so there's no telling. It was at the Petersen for the 50 years of Mustang exhibit a few years back, but was on loan from the Halicki family.
-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 ENG?/NP435/D60-Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8
"I didn't choose the bullnose life, the bullnose life chose me."
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Dorsai
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Matthew
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Atlanta GA
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Gary Lewis
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Making good time!
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Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Dorsai
Current status: banjos!



The truck is running like a boss, I’m hoping to go all the way there tonight. Averaging 70+ on the open highway. 😁
Matthew
1980 F-150 Custom 2wd longbed, 300-6, C6, 2.75 rear axle
Atlanta GA
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Gary Lewis
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West Memphis in the rear view mirror is a good feeling.  

But now you have FLAT land until Crowley's Ridge.  Rice fields.  And the guy on the south side in a few miles with all the gas station signs.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Rogue_Wulff
Might be dating myself a bit here, but I saw the original "Gone in 60 seconds", Star wars, and Smokey & the Bandit when they were still in the first week...


Matthew, looks like you're making good time!
1980 F150 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel NV4500 2.75 ratio 9"
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Dorsai
I should have known many of you would have seen the original. :). I tried to get my wife to watch it, but she gave up before it got good. :(

I’m west of Little Rock now, but I’m running late - at my last fuel stop I could NOT get the truck started again - I’m thinking maybe the ignition module is overheated?  Took me about 90 minutes to get it going again, fortunately the station owner was OK with me blocking a pump for a bit.

But once it started, it was good  to go - I’m just not turning it off at the pumps now. :)
Matthew
1980 F-150 Custom 2wd longbed, 300-6, C6, 2.75 rear axle
Atlanta GA
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