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Old 02-16-2011, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: 1985 Antique Ranger Video Have a look? What Ya Think so far?.

There's a true antique for sale in my city it's a 1929 model A for $8995. It's 90% restored black with the black wheels, if I had the money it'd be mine in a heartbeat
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:09 PM
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Okay guys I guess your right.... Seems to be that most everyone here thinks it's "just an old truck".... So, I suppose, it is just an old truck.

Nothing special about it. 1985 really isen't that far back in time.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:26 PM
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the guy can call it whatever he wants. if he wants to say its an 81 honda he has the right to. do i think its an antique? no, i dont but its not my truck so i dont really care that much. Geeze Terry, relax a little, no need to be so negative all the time.
anyways Bill, thanks for posting the stuff referencing 1985, it was like a trip back in time, since im an 80's kid thats all the music and stuff i grew up listening too and it brings back memories. good stuff!
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:12 PM
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the guy can call it whatever he wants. if he wants to say its an 81 honda he has the right to. do i think its an antique? no, i dont but its not my truck so i dont really care that much. Geeze Terry, relax a little, no need to be so negative all the time.
anyways Bill, thanks for posting the stuff referencing 1985, it was like a trip back in time, since im an 80's kid thats all the music and stuff i grew up listening too and it brings back memories. good stuff!
I suppose there right... This is getting tired. I thought they were joking, so I was joking back. Needless to say, as the bee gees once said "The joke is on me"...
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:42 PM
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Yeah it's an old truck...but it is an antique. The rule is 25 years, that means I'm a antique antique...lol I really don't get why it matters.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:48 PM
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Yeah it's an old truck...but it is an antique. The rule is 25 years, that means I'm a antique antique...lol I really don't get why it matters.
I am not really sure either. I mean, The DMV considers it to be Historic, and I always thought Historic as amtique. So, If DMV considers it a antique, then it should be called an antique?.

besides that, here in my house it's known as "The Antique", not The Truck, we have a "The Truck". It's taking up room in the garage, and it looks nice and oldish looking. Shines, and all. So, That is what we called it from day one. And so on.

Some posters say it is, some say no. I am going by what the DMV says. There defination acording to vehicles... I don't know why the term "Antique Ranger" is causing so much muck. It's my termination.

Oh well...
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:04 PM
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Default 1985 Antique Ranger Video Have a look? What Ya Think so far?.

Google search:

http://www.catalogs.com/info/automot...n-antique.html

Although there may never be complete agreement, the general consensus then among the average collector and among state DMVs is that a car becomes an antique at 25 years of age.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:53 PM
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Although there may never be complete agreement, the general consensus then among the average collector and among state DMVs is that a car becomes an antique at 25 years of age.
Yup. It's like I said. Jersey said I coulden't get the classic type tags, it HAD to be Historic, and there defination was antique OR register it as a regular ordinary vehicle.

I often see with "Regular" tags on several older cars. For example, I noticed a 1966 Plymouth Valiant in the Wawa parking lot, This was before I had the 1985 Ranger ordinary truck. I asked why they don't consider fixing it up for shows, or Historic tags. There reply was:

"hell no!, it's a lot cheaper on gas, easy to fix, and I drive it every day!. I don't want to keep it in a garage, or drive it once in a while. It's a good running peice of metal. Cheep on insurance too..."

So, in some peoples eyes they coulden't care less, while others value the eye appealing vision of a Old Vehicle. You know, since I got this truck, I notice myself while working, or driving to and from places noticing many older vehicles in yards and such sitting there rusting and forgotten.

One day around 2000, I was driving to Philly to do a service call. I had to pee. I was on Rt55 where it's mostly woods. I got on at RT47, and started to drive about 1 mile getting on to RT55. I desided to pull off and go into the woods and pee.

While I was standing there I saw this Dark thing covered in tree branches and leaves sitting very low in the dirt... It was only about 100 foot from me so being the investigative type, I desided to have a look. It was a old rusted out Desoto. Looked into the doors, and yes, the doors actually opened. The seats were rotted away but the body and frame looks in restoring condition. Rust yes, Engine yes, everything basicly was on it, but rusting or rusted.

I wish I had a camera that day... I was there checking this car out for a bit. On my day off I tryed to locate the land owner to see whats up with it. I was more interested in the history of the vehicle being there than the vehicle itself.

I never found out whom, or how the vehicle got there, or anything about the car. But looking it over close up, a abandined, rusted out rust bucket. You gotta wounder whom owned it? Why was it there almost in the middle of the woods?. How come nothing was taken from it?. Did someone die in it?... The questions went on and on while Iwas driving to Philly.

But I suppose thats one thing that a lore of stuff like that... I have questions about my 85 ranger, that can be found out, but there are some questions that will never be answered. And, that is one of the fasinating things that I think about a old car, or in this case my ordinary 85 Ranger.
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