The M6G Nostalgic “I remember ...” thread

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No (I had to Google that), but when I saw the pic it reminded me of the hours and miles spent in the back of a 1970 Ford Country Squire with my brother who is 4 years younger. That wagon had the popular woodgrain sides with plastic wood trim. Just like this one:

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No (I had to Google that), but when I saw the pic it reminded me of the hours and miles spent in the back of a 1970 Ford Country Squire with my brother who is 4 years younger. That wagon had the popular woodgrain sides with plastic wood trim. Just like this one:

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Note the famous hide away headlights, my Mom's 69 LTD had those.
 

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Not quite. They actually had the larger hole as an attempt by RCA to sell their turntables. It's an example of the earliest form of proprietary music format :crackup:

Who knew a little plastic doohickey would allow them to be played on a standard (speed adjustable) turntable :giggle:
IOW, hacking's mechanical-side ancestor . . .


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Note the famous hide away headlights, my Mom's 69 LTD had those.
I'll bet those always worked flawlessly.
Fun fact: The government basically outlawed hideaways because they could potentially freeze/ice up and leave a vehicle without headlights.

Oddly, the hideaways on my '67 Cougar still work flawlessly, most do not....
 

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Fun fact: The government basically outlawed hideaways because they could potentially freeze/ice up and leave a vehicle without headlights.
Goes both ways. US automakers had to fight for laws that allowed rectangular headlights. One of their arguments was since rectangular lights were shorter than the equivalent round lamp, fronts of cars could be made lower for better mileage. Boom, first thing automakers did was stack them vertically (eg. Monte Carlo, Cordoba, etc.).
 

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No (I had to Google that), but when I saw the pic it reminded me of the hours and miles spent in the back of a 1970 Ford Country Squire with my brother who is 4 years younger. That wagon had the popular woodgrain sides with plastic wood trim. Just like this one:

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Had to double check and my bad. They were pulling a boat in the movie:

 

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