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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-11-12 12:50 AM (#102938 - in reply to #102932)
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1959Fury - 2007-11-11 8:19 PM
Jay? Any way you'd consider a fellow Arizonan hitching a lift with you for the Vegas reunion? Split expenses and all that?

I don't see a problem with that Mark.  I'm hoping my CRL will be done enough for the trip.  Have to check with the boss, but I don't think she'll want to go.



Alright!!!!! If I won't be intruding on your family time, I'm in!!!!!

Wow, I didn't know that the '56 was that far along yet! In that case, I'll definitely break out my fedora for the trip.

Gotta tell you that I'm no mechanic by any stretch of the imagination, so I hope you have AAA or the like handy. Won't be able to chip in much outside of gas, split of hotel rooms, meals and that, but I won't cause any expense - outside of slightly worse gas mileage hauling my 6' 4" 245 pound butt up there & back. I know it's not like a cross-country trek or anything, but I can also pitch in with driving if you want.
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Posted 2007-11-12 7:51 AM (#102946 - in reply to #102922)
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Vegas would be a fun place---but lets face it , ANYWHERE we can get together with our cars ( the more the merrier) is gonna be a blast--Even a Hotel parking lot! The problem I see with Vegas, is the distance for the folks on the East side.............................................MO



Yeah, VEGAS sounds wonderful, but I'm afraid it would be too much of a stretch for my crew (not to mention any of my ForwardLook cars).
TULSA was just about the limit for driving to a car show, and flying into sin city wouldn't be nearly as much fun.
Of course, if I can't make it... I'm sure it won't really hurt anyone's feelings.

More central US would be better for peeps like myself on the eastern side of the country.
Topeka, Kansas looks like a best bet for EXACT CENTRAL U.S.... But what's there for car people???

Branson, Missouri and '57 Heaven would be IDEAL in my opinion.
Just a suggestion.

(Of course, Clive & Charlie will chime in here with "If we can flyacross the OCEAN, you can DRIVE to Vegas!... Yadda, Yadda, Blah-Blah & So Forth...)

-NM

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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-11-12 9:26 AM (#102956 - in reply to #93159)
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Shoot Nathan, folks like John (Big M in his '57 Fury) drove all the way from the left coast for Tulsa - I'm sure you, still being a good deal west of the east coast, could slide over to Vegas given the time (next summer) between now and the reunion to prepare.

Then again, I'm hitching a ride. Which car would you take & exactly how far away is it from being set for a road trip?
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Posted 2007-11-12 11:23 AM (#102962 - in reply to #102938)
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1959Fury - 2007-11-11 9:50 PM
Wow, I didn't know that the '56 was that far along yet! In that case, I'll definitely break out my fedora for the trip. :)

At least I'm hopeful it will be ready by then Mark!  Its basically all stripped of trim and such, just waiting for someone to help and show me what to do on the bodywork.  Engine is in the machine shop and I'll hopefully be ordering those parts this week.  Wish I had a sand blaster here, would be real handy cleaning up the front frame.

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Posted 2007-11-12 2:16 PM (#102975 - in reply to #102946)
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Nathan D. Manning - 2007-11-12 12:51 PM

MOPAR-TO-YA - 2007-11-11 11:13 PM


(Of course, Clive & Charlie will chime in here with "If we can fly across the OCEAN, you can DRIVE to Vegas!... Yadda, Yadda, Blah-Blah & So Forth...)

-NM



Hell Yeah,

Fact, We flew across the Ocean to Minneapolis, And then Drove to Tulsa and then to Houston, Also Dick drove his Fury from New York to Tulsa.. SO NOBODY can have Excuses when it comes to " it may be a bit too Far "... LOL

Sorry Nathan, But had to Chime..




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d500neil
Posted 2007-11-12 8:49 PM (#103025 - in reply to #93159)
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Just got off the phone w/Ron Mog, & he & I are interested in driving our cars to El Lost Wages!

I DO like the idea of getting a hotel in the Glitter Gulch area, as opposed to the newer fancier areas of The Strip.






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Posted 2007-11-12 8:53 PM (#103026 - in reply to #93159)
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AAAND; THIS time: Jim Hoek just might be able to ship his '57 Dodge, to the You-Ess, from Netherlands, and drive IT to Vegas!

Jim had irreconcilable scheduling conflicts, and couldn't attend Tulsa, but, he HAS dead-serious about shipping it here
and driving it here, from Europe.

Maybe Jim can talk "Leif" Plester (of Fin-land) into driving one of his 57 Dodges to Vegas!




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Posted 2007-11-13 2:39 AM (#103066 - in reply to #93159)
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So Clive what are you and Charlie going to show up in this time? A 59 Imperial, Desoto, or Plmouth since you have the Dodge and Chrysler at home now. LOL. This time I will have the time to repaint my 59 myself screw the possers My last paint job that I did still looks good just not were the PoPo hit her. And I do love the way my 383 runs so let us all know because like Brendon said it was the koolest going thru the parking garage and seeing all those fins, and some (mini) ones too LOL
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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-11-13 6:27 AM (#103072 - in reply to #102962)
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Wow, I didn't know that the '56 was that far along yet! In that case, I'll definitely break out my fedora for the trip. :)

At least I'm hopeful it will be ready by then Mark!  Its basically all stripped of trim and such, just waiting for someone to help and show me what to do on the bodywork.  Engine is in the machine shop and I'll hopefully be ordering those parts this week.  Wish I had a sand blaster here, would be real handy cleaning up the front frame.



Crap! I lost a CD I engineered with a bunch of my old rock & roll/R&B 78's - yes, you read that right: not 45's, but 78's - featuring, among others, Dale Hawkins, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Red Prysock, Amos Milburn, Calvin Boze and Little Willie John. ZERO schmaltz. Still have the records and the turntable, but not the cartridge or the component CD burner.

Was gonna bring it along for the trip. I'll see what I can dig up - you dig hard driving, no BS big band swing?
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Posted 2007-11-13 4:10 PM (#103120 - in reply to #103066)
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moparjimmy - 2007-11-13 7:39 AM

So Clive what are you and Charlie going to show up in this time? A 59 Imperial, Desoto, or Plmouth since you have the Dodge and Chrysler at home now. LOL.
Jimmy


I will try and persuade John,s ( big m ) better half to sell me the 59 Desoto Early next year, LOL..

I almost bought a 58 Desoto just before the 59 Windsor, But i am looking for a Desoto.. OR import the 59 Dodge if i can,t find anything... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 2007-11-13 5:07 PM (#103129 - in reply to #93159)
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Hey: Jay Eldridge!!!!

Any luck/news, onm securing a suitable DIVE (excuse me : Resort Hotel) in Vegas, at end of summer, or even in SEPT/OCT
(the weather is still quite warm, in Vegas, in early fall).

When does the Off-Season begin???


Talk to us, sir!



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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-11-13 7:36 PM (#103155 - in reply to #103129)
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d500neil - 2007-11-13 3:07 PM

Hey: Jay Eldridge!!!!

Any luck/news, onm securing a suitable DIVE (excuse me : Resort Hotel) in Vegas, at end of summer, or even in SEPT/OCT
(the weather is still quite warm, in Vegas, in early fall).

When does the Off-Season begin???


Talk to us, sir!





I'd think the off-season is in the summer, Neil - probably starting in May and lasting 'til around October. The climate is similar to where I am (desert) and those are the deadest months here.
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Posted 2007-11-13 8:04 PM (#103160 - in reply to #103155)
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It's warmish where I live, too---howsabout the week AFTER Labor Day (that's the 1st Monday, in Sept), or , mid-June (yeah,
like the 15th----problem with JUNE is that we'd HAFTA start seriously planning, on that time, instead of justdreaming
about it.

One GOOD thing about 6/15-ish/08, is that we-all COULD make it to T-town, THIS year, so why not Vegas NEXT year.

JAY....!!!!



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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-11-13 8:52 PM (#103166 - in reply to #93159)
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Sounds like an appropriate date, Neil - seeing as this'll be a reunion. 1 year anniversary and all that. 5'll get you 10 that we could have our pick of hotels/meeting places during what's sure to be a relatively slow time of year

Jay, you think the '56 might be road worthy enough to make a 450-500 mile trek by then? I mean, even the mountainous part (just this side of Sedona to just outside of Flagstaff) is all interstate (I-17).....
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Posted 2007-11-13 9:19 PM (#103173 - in reply to #103166)
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Okay guys!!!!! LOL  I need an approximate number of vehicles and rooms needed first.  I didn't know about Tulsa this year, so you guys need to give some kind of rough estimate.
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Posted 2007-11-13 9:36 PM (#103174 - in reply to #103173)
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I have sent 3 emails out to LV people I know and am awaiting some feedback.

I still need some rough numbers guys.  And how many dancing girls are needed!  How many of us will be traveling beyond the 50 mile rule? (just kidding guys, don't start panting yet!)

Mark, I don't see why my car couldn't be ready by then.  It may have upholstery thats not great, but mechanically, the motor rebuild should be done as well as brakes, tires, a/c, etc.  If the tranny needs a rebuild that may delay things but I'm hoping its okay.  It was rebuilt in 1987.  I'm stripping the body down right now and just need to get some body work done and a rocker replaced, and she'll be ready for paint.  Of course, I'll always take anybody's help or just BS if they want to come over to my place!  Haven't found any garage buddies around here yet.

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Posted 2007-11-14 12:59 AM (#103190 - in reply to #103174)
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It would be nice if we could get some SoCal boys to show up, in Vegas, too, and some PacNorwesters.

If they're afraid to drive their cars [DARE], they could fly to town, and rent a car, or take public transportation.

Maybe we could arrange to spend 4 nites there; any less and the event would be too short of a stay.

And, there is a LOT to see & do, in Vegas area.

The 5 nites in Tulsa went by REAL fast.







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Kenny J.
Posted 2007-11-17 2:16 AM (#103552 - in reply to #103129)
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d500neil - 2007-11-13 2:07 PM

Hey: Jay Eldridge!!!!

Any luck/news, onm securing a suitable DIVE (excuse me : Resort Hotel) in Vegas, at end of summer, or even in SEPT/OCT
(the weather is still quite warm, in Vegas, in early fall).

When does the Off-Season begin???


Talk to us, sir!





I'll ask my father-in-law. He recently retired from the Convention Center's administrative staff.

K.
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Posted 2007-11-17 2:18 AM (#103553 - in reply to #103025)
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d500neil - 2007-11-12 5:49 PM

Just got off the phone w/Ron Mog, & he & I are interested in driving our cars to El Lost Wages!

I DO like the idea of getting a hotel in the Glitter Gulch area, as opposed to the newer fancier areas of The Strip.






Just a reminder to people who haven't been here in years, the western end of Fremont Street to about Fourth Street is now a pedestrian mall with a canopy.

No more cruising Glitter Gulch.

K.

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Posted 2007-11-17 2:22 AM (#103554 - in reply to #102446)
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d500neil - 2007-11-07 3:10 PM

That's why I'm thinking Branson, or VEGAS----I hear there's NO "closing-time"/grumpy-old-Parking-guards at Vegas!!!!



Because of the crime on eastern Fremont Street (Dope dealing, prostitution, etc.), security on the eastern section of Glitter Gulch is pretty tight.

K.

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Posted 2007-11-17 2:36 AM (#103555 - in reply to #102455)
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d500neil - 2007-11-07 3:51 PM

They have a NICE airport, there, folks! And, you can't get lost (although avoiding gridlock will involve AVOIDING Las Vegas Blvd!!!!)





Paradise Road for heading north (actually Swenson between Tropicana and Harmon) or the 215 tunnel for east or west, and you should be fine.

Crossing the Strip on Trop or Flamingo isn't bad during "off" periods.

A "locals' trick":

Take Paradise south to Sunset, Sunset west to Las Vegas Boulevard, north on Las Vegas Boulevard to Russell and west on Russell to Decatur to avoid the really heavy Las Vegas Boulevard traffic between Tropicana and Downtown.

If you're heading east, Sunset, Russell or Tropicana works well during non-rush hour times, if you prefer surface streets to the 215.

If you are staying at a Strip resort, don't let a cabbie "tunnel" you, i.e., take you through the 215 tunnel allegedly to save time, but runs up the meter as it is a round about way to Las Vegas Boulevard.

I-15 works quite well for north-south travel, but getting to it from east of the Strip can be daunting....

http://traffic.poly9.com/traffic.php?csz=Las%20Vegas%2C+NV%20%27

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Posted 2007-11-17 7:14 AM (#103564 - in reply to #93159)
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Wow! They turned the strip into a pathway? I know it's been 17 years since my one and only trip to Vegas, but wow!

Would've been nice to see a caravan of FLs under all that neon.....

Jay, I'll level with you - I hope the digs ain't going to be too high brow. I'll be toting less than $1,000 and if this'll be lasting 5 days, well.....
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Posted 2007-11-17 10:05 AM (#103582 - in reply to #103564)
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I've got 3 folks looking into it, but I still need a rough room count and car count.  I'm oone, how many total do we think we have? 5, 10, 15?  It helps to know this when I'm trying to get us a good deal.
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Posted 2007-11-17 10:07 AM (#103583 - in reply to #103564)
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1959Fury - 2007-11-17 4:14 AM Jay, I'll level with you - I hope the digs ain't going to be too high brow. I'll be toting less than $1,000 and if this'll be lasting 5 days, well.....

Well Mark, if we stay at the Gold Spike, its cheap....if don't mind the crack dealers in the parking lot! lol  Don't worry man, I think we can come up with something everyone can afford, I'm not rich either.  Though I'm not responsible for anyone's gambling habits! lol

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Posted 2007-11-17 10:23 AM (#103587 - in reply to #103564)
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Wow! They turned the strip into a pathway? I know it's been 17 years since my one and only trip to Vegas, but wow!

Would've been nice to see a caravan of FLs under all that neon.....



The strip (Las Vegas Boulevard South) is alive, well and congested with cars.....it's Fremont Street in Glitter Gulch that was turned into a pedestrian mall.

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Posted 2007-11-17 10:25 AM (#103589 - in reply to #103587)
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Don't forget, the valley is dotted with "local casinos", away from the two resort corridors, where you can stay for reasonable rates.

But what do I know? I just live here!

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Posted 2007-11-17 10:33 AM (#103592 - in reply to #93159)
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LOL! Even on my one and only journey to Vegas in 1990, I didn't gamble - no worries at all there, Jay. I was born too close to Missouri.

A halfway decent bar might be another story.....

Nah, if we could end up splitting a $100 room ($50 a piece) for 5 days, I think I could swing it. Split the gas - or, say, if you cover the gas, I'll cover the eats - and alternate on the bar tabs. Either way, nothing too awful expensive, yet I'd prefer not to room in an establishment that rents their rooms by the hour.....
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Posted 2007-11-17 10:47 AM (#103596 - in reply to #93159)
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Thanks, Kenny. Definitely point us away from the money bags joints.

Say Kenny, if this all comes together and a bunch of us make it up there for the reunion, you going to slide down with your '59 Plymouth (?) Suburban?
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Posted 2007-11-17 11:28 AM (#103602 - in reply to #103596)
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If I have my engine swap done.

You may have to settle for my '66 Chevrolet pickup or my '68 Imperial Crown.

The wagon is isn't anything spectacular and is in need of a repaint. I am planning to detail the engine compartment, so even if I have the engine on hand, I'm not going to just install it. I want to tidy up some stuff I ignored back in 1986, when I had the car painted.

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Posted 2007-11-17 3:31 PM (#103619 - in reply to #93159)
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Can WE confirm that the Reunion is for the " Forwardlook Crew " and Not " Miss Belvedere ".. I am Interested anyway, But if the Plymouth ain,t gonna be there, i want to make arrangements to go see it whilst i am in the US... !!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 2007-11-17 8:36 PM (#103655 - in reply to #93159)
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I think Miss Bevy's still gonna be in New Jersey with the Ultra One rust removal people at the time of the reunion, Clive. They initially said she'd be done by spring, but the way things have been pushed back so far, I'd say it'd be closer to fall - at least. So, yeah, I think this'll be a FL'ers only crowd.

Kenny, I'd slap the engine in her and bring her as she sits - she looks like a real survivor. :D
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Posted 2007-11-17 9:05 PM (#103658 - in reply to #103655)
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COME ON GUYS!!!!!!  I need a rough count.  Shall I say about 10 rooms and cars? 15?  I need something to tell prospects, so they will know if they can accomodate us, especially with the car parking/show, etc.

Jay

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Posted 2007-11-18 1:03 AM (#103679 - in reply to #103658)
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OKay, you can PM me if you are interested in going.  Maybe that way I can get an idea of how many maybe coming.
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Posted 2007-11-18 2:26 AM (#103687 - in reply to #103655)
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Survivor, my a**!

I went through much of that wagon back in the mid to late eighties. The paint is weathered and it has a few scars from parking lot encounters, but it looked good for quite a while:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?album...

Suspension, brakes and driveline all freshened up. I can't afford a repaint any time soon as I plan to finish the V-8 conversion (including installing torsion bars from a car that had a 361), replacing the clear glass with Solex and adding A/C. I also have a rear disk brake kit to supplement the front disks I added, but I am not sure if I'm adding overdrive or not.

Rick ('Can Man) is selling his '58 Plymouth convertible and if he no longer wants my (long ago scrapped) '68 Charger R/T's Dana 60 (3.54 gears), I may freshen the Dana up, relocate the spring perches and use that in place of the stock differential with its 3.73 gears.

Rick was going to use the Dana in his convertible and was going to trade some parts with me.

Or perhaps someday, if I install a B/RB engine in my '59 two door wagon, I could use the Charger R/T's 18 spline A-833 and the Dana and have me a stock looking sleeper, which I would paint two tone '59 green.

Now that would be a car I'd like to bring to a Forward Look get-together!

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Posted 2007-11-19 12:48 AM (#103801 - in reply to #103687)
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Jay: 10+ rooms is a for-sure deal; Ron Mog & I make up 2-rooms; Cedric Plester is "on", from Fin-land, as, hopefully, is Jim Hoek, of Netherlands;there's Jimmy Johns, John Fowlie, and others from SoCal, plus Clive & Charlie double-dating, again.








Step 1 is finding a hotel-venue & deciding on a week-date; I suggest the week of 6/15, as that time frame was 'good', with all the Tulsa attendees.

This event would be a FWDLK get-together, and also a Tulsarama reunion!
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Posted 2007-11-19 2:40 AM (#103803 - in reply to #93159)
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Right on Neil, I will be good with 6-15 or early sept. Hey Kenny J that wagin is to Kool man hope you can bring it I have never seen one that actually ran, and one the road.

Jimmy
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moparjimmy - 2007-11-18 11:40 PM

Hey Kenny J that wagon is to Kool man hope you can bring it I have never seen one that actually ran, and one the road.

Jimmy


Thanks, Jimmy. Actually, the wagon is pretty well known in both Spring Valley and the western area of the city. People on this side of town are used to seeing it....

There used to be a yellow and white '56 Dodge (six-stick) sedan that was used as a daily driver. Same thing....he drove it so much, it sort of "blended in" after a while. The guy moved to Southern Utah and took it with him.

K.
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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-11-19 5:31 AM (#103813 - in reply to #103687)
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Kenny J. - 2007-11-18 12:26 AM

Survivor, my a**!

I went through much of that wagon back in the mid to late eighties. The paint is weathered and it has a few scars from parking lot encounters, but it looked good for quite a while:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?album...

Suspension, brakes and driveline all freshened up. I can't afford a repaint any time soon as I plan to finish the V-8 conversion (including installing torsion bars from a car that had a 361), replacing the clear glass with Solex and adding A/C. I also have a rear disk brake kit to supplement the front disks I added, but I am not sure if I'm adding overdrive or not.

Rick ('Can Man) is selling his '58 Plymouth convertible and if he no longer wants my (long ago scrapped) '68 Charger R/T's Dana 60 (3.54 gears), I may freshen the Dana up, relocate the spring perches and use that in place of the stock differential with its 3.73 gears.

Rick was going to use the Dana in his convertible and was going to trade some parts with me.

Or perhaps someday, if I install a B/RB engine in my '59 two door wagon, I could use the Charger R/T's 18 spline A-833 and the Dana and have me a stock looking sleeper, which I would paint two tone '59 green.

Now that would be a car I'd like to bring to a Forward Look get-together!

K.


Sorry Kenny - I should've been clearer.

When I said "survivor", I meant that she looks like a car who's taken a beating and came through on the other side solid as a rock.
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Kenny J.
Posted 2007-11-19 10:52 AM (#103840 - in reply to #103813)
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Hee...hee...hee......getting rammed by a forklift and shoved into a Jeep? Heck yeah!

K.
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d500neil
Posted 2007-11-19 3:38 PM (#103878 - in reply to #103840)
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There are casinos which are a-ways away from the Main-drag/Vegas-strip, but, just as for staying in Stroud, OK, in 2007,
the ACTION/fun will be within walking/mono-rail/tramline/bus/cab distance FROM the casino, instead of having to drive into/
out-of Vegas, with parking-traffic hassles, etcetcetcetc/inebriation.......

It is a HOOT, to be able to walk/stumble up to your room, at the end of a late-night's festivities, and, as charming as Boom-Town
casino might be, 10 miles off of the strip, the real fun is going to be at the epicenter of the weirdness, not just in Gambling
which can be easily-enuf done at Boom-Town (or in any grocery store, or even @ the airport--if you're just into slot machines).

I happen to think that Glitter Gulch would provide more of an old-school Mardi Gras environment, and might be easier to drive-to,
than the Big Palaces would be, farther down on the Strip (which are easily-enuf accessed by public transport.

Sooo, let's get this dog-and-auto show on ROAD!





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Nathan D. Manning
Posted 2007-11-19 4:20 PM (#103882 - in reply to #93159)
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I vote that we ALL pile-in at KennyJ.'s place for the weekend!!!!!

The way I see it, about 5 couples could share the Imperial... and another 3 couples or so could stay in the blue wagon...
Two or three more couples in the pickup, and Charlie & Clive can have the parts wagon all to themselves.
Anyone that's left can crash in Kenny's house... There's gotta be room for more there!
(See, this way... When we're all GONE again, Kenny can have the satisfaction of his house seeming MUCH bigger. Everybody Wins!)

Seriously, though... This does sound like a good time.
If I get the chance to make it out for this one, I'd vote for earlier in the month of June, or pehaps late May.
Maybe we can get a poll started for the best weekend... I missed my local club's show for Tulsa this year, and I might be black-balled if I ditch 'em for another road trip during show time.

-NM

Edited by Nathan D. Manning 2007-11-19 4:22 PM
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d500neil
Posted 2007-11-19 4:41 PM (#103885 - in reply to #103882)
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Nathan: a FIRM-committment POLL is fine with me!!!

Just to see your smiling face again (to say nothing, 'bout E. Tennesseee's FINEST; & I AIN'T talking
about any policia-types) will make it worthwhile, but, check a (Maria) calender, and lay-out
the weeks from TUES - SAT nites, in May & June, and allow us to rank our preferences, including ALL
or NONE and to allow us to EXCLUDE any dates where we know that we would be unable to attend!

Edited by d500neil 2007-11-19 4:48 PM
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Nathan D. Manning
Posted 2007-11-19 5:04 PM (#103890 - in reply to #103885)
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d500neil - 2007-11-19 4:41 PM

Nathan: a FIRM-committment POLL is fine with me!!!

Just to see your smiling face again (to say nothing, 'bout E. Tennesseee's FINEST; & I AIN'T talking
about any policia-types) will make it worthwhile, but, check a (Maria) calender, and lay-out
the weeks from TUES - SAT nites, in May & June, and allow us to rank our preferences, including ALL
or NONE and to allow us to EXCLUDE any dates where we know that we would be unable to attend!


Um... Yeah....
You must be one of those complicated types, Neil!

I have posted a poll here on the forum. If I've left anything out (shoe size, blood type, whatever), YOU can add your own options, too.

Details, Details, Details... You must be in insurance or something! Ha!

-NM
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Posted 2007-11-19 6:08 PM (#103897 - in reply to #93159)
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Is anyone keeping a head count on this proposed Ree-union? From the level of enthusiasim (sp?) I'm reading it sounds like a blast. Only there are a couple of glitches. I could not make it to Tulsa ( but was there today!) for the Tulsarama. But I would like to be able to put faces and cars with the names I keep seeing on this site. The second is that the '55 RL probably will not yet be driveable in 06/08, and I'll have to haul ole whatsername in the '38 D8, and it don't have no fins on it. But it does have a 318/727 and a/c. Bsides, she wants to go to Fairbanks,AK nest summer, an' I don' wanna.
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Posted 2007-11-19 6:16 PM (#103898 - in reply to #103897)
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I'm using a 15 room/car figure right now trying to get some room rates and such.  I think once we get feedback from Nathan's poll, we can start to get things a little more formalized.
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d500neil
Posted 2007-11-19 7:15 PM (#103907 - in reply to #93159)
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Where, Jay, WHERE??????
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Kenny J.
Posted 2007-11-19 8:31 PM (#103919 - in reply to #103878)
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Neil, please do a Google or Dogpile search on the "Fremont Street Experience."

Glitter Gulch is now pedestrian mall. You can't cruise it anymore.

K.

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d500neil
Posted 2007-11-19 8:44 PM (#103925 - in reply to #103919)
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I meant "metaphorically" !!! As in cruise-the-area (on foot/public transport), which is the best way to get around The Strip.

There must be a neat hotel/casino in the immediate area---the Gulch has an overhead neon/strobe light-show which attracts the
rubes (I mean: TOURISTS!) to the old-school casinos in the vicinity; but, HEY: the Belagio's probably available (but, WAY too
dull, & formal, for me; I like the Il Fornaio restaurant, & Harry's Bar, @ New York, New York casino!)



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Posted 2007-11-19 11:13 PM (#103944 - in reply to #103925)
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Count me in for this trip>hopefully kenny can show us the sites!
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Posted 2007-11-19 11:18 PM (#103945 - in reply to #103907)
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d500neil - 2007-11-19 4:15 PM Where, Jay, WHERE??????

I am getting some quotes from the California, Las Vegas Club (thats a last resort, unless they fixed the sewage smell inside!), Union Plaza, Fremont, and can't remember the 5th one, but I should have emails all back by tomorrow.  The problem is not all hotels have onsite parking, so you have to park in a structure away from the hotel.  I know the Union Plaza and the Las Vegas Club have parking at the hotel.  I know the head of security at the Union Plaza, which could probably guarantee decent security for our cars.  I have requested that our cars be allowed to park in a group, so we'll have to wait and see what they say.  I'm still waiting to hear back from another guy I know out there in the gaming industry, hopefully will get ot talk to him tomorrow as well.  I'm hoping he isn't pissed that I missed his Wine Lounge VIP Opening Night last Thursday, but my client couldn't make it and it was his helicopter we were going to fly to Henderson.

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