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4/22/14 1:20pm - Original Message: 'Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
HighDesertDave
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Carson City, NV - USA

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Numbers matching 1972 350 4 speed, silver pewter body with blue interior

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My how things have changed. I remember when power windows were a luxury item found in Cadillacs or other spendy cars. I think I was 22 before my parents had one with power windows...and more like 32 for my own car. I had to show my kids (11 and 13) how to use a window crank in the vette. Been driving it to work a few days and dropping off at school on the way. They think the crank is fun. Love it!

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My Christmas present to ME! Bought Sat 11-30-2013. 72, 350 4 spd, Silver with blue interior...Can't you just hear Pablo Cruz playing in the background?

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4/22/14 1:39pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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1981 Red Interior White exterior

Joined: 4/18/2007
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Point them toward a rotary phone and ask them to describe a record album.

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Dave C..........My mantra: I can not be bought!!      Long and short term leases available.
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4/22/14 4:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

Joined: 6/9/2005
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show them a music cassette and a pencil with an eraser and ask them how are they related.

I was forever rewinding the tape cassette with the pencil in my younger years. Gawd I'm getting old.



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4/23/14 2:36pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
HighDesertDave
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Carson City, NV - USA

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Numbers matching 1972 350 4 speed, silver pewter body with blue interior

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They do know about those things just recently..... for the cassette...it was on some TV show. I still spin albums on my Techniques turn table once in a while. They were also confounded by the vettes manual door locks. Approve

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My Christmas present to ME! Bought Sat 11-30-2013. 72, 350 4 spd, Silver with blue interior...Can't you just hear Pablo Cruz playing in the background?

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4/23/14 6:32pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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WEST SENECA, NY - USA

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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

Joined: 12/3/2001
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Oh we could have a lot of fun with this thread. But then again it could be a bad reminder of we are getting old. Shocked LOL

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4/24/14 12:00pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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By Golly I remember when cars dint even HAVE winders....folks in them days weren't so uppidy that they couldn't freeze their tushes off like everyone else....
dadgum yunguns.....don't know HOW good they has it these days....in MY day, we ate DIRT.....and we LIKED IT....

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4/24/14 3:45pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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Wichita, KS - USA

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2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe ----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS

Joined: 11/10/2003
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Adams' Apple said: By Golly I remember when cars dint even HAVE winders....folks in them days weren't so uppidy that they couldn't freeze their tushes off like everyone else....
dadgum yunguns.....don't know HOW good they has it these days....in MY day, we ate DIRT.....and we LIKED IT....

Better watchit Joel, yer age isa showin.  Embarrassed  Big smile
 
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4/25/14 12:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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Bellevue, NE - USA

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1968 Convertible Lemans Blue

Joined: 4/22/2014
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My youngest grandson's first question was about the window crank, What's That he said. We had a good chuckle on that one.
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4/25/14 5:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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Carson City, NV - USA

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Numbers matching 1972 350 4 speed, silver pewter body with blue interior

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When my kids were little I used to let them play in my 57 BelAir in the garage while I worked on it or some other car. They used to pretend be driving and all that. They might be occupied for a couple hours. I miss those days....Now they are young teenagers but still ask, daddy, when will you finish the brown car? They've never seen it run.

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My Christmas present to ME! Bought Sat 11-30-2013. 72, 350 4 spd, Silver with blue interior...Can't you just hear Pablo Cruz playing in the background?

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4/26/14 2:46pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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Kids are great and fun to watch. My granddaughter is seven and is a little thing weighs all of 65 pounds.  

She love the little car as she calls the corvette because she gets to sit in the front seat an tune the radio and run the windows up and down.  

She will spend time out with me when I'm working on it.  The car needs a paint job so I let her do things that I would never let her do once it is painted. I let her climb all over it.  Up and out of the top down the windshield sliding down the front.  

The other day She said something like - when you get this painted grandpa I can't do this anymore.  I don't think you should paint it.  It looks good now - .   

Kids are cool and grand-kids are cooler.


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4/26/14 10:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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Carson City, NV - USA

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Numbers matching 1972 350 4 speed, silver pewter body with blue interior

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Yes they are cool! I look forward to passing on the torch in whatever level of interest they exhibit. They will both be taught to drive manual trans cars. Everyone should know how to run a car through its gears. Someday I'll paint my vette too but right now its nice not having to freak out cuz someone parked next to me at the grocery store (happened tonight, both sides...and after I parked waaaay out in the sticks).

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My Christmas present to ME! Bought Sat 11-30-2013. 72, 350 4 spd, Silver with blue interior...Can't you just hear Pablo Cruz playing in the background?

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4/27/14 4:20pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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The problem I have is my wife said if it is not as pretty as her she will not ride in it.  

Actually I said that.  All she said was it was ugly and until it get painted she will not ride with me.

Of course I like my version of the story better.  




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7/6/14 6:42am - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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Bellingham, MA - USA

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1980 loaded red on red. 68,000 original miles. Second owner. Well documented with all original paperwork. NCRS Founders Award 9/27/14. NCRS Top Flight 10/12/14.

Joined: 6/23/2014
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Sounds like she is offering to pay for the paint job!!

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7/6/14 3:25pm - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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melbourne, FL - USA

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79 L-82

Joined: 6/9/2014
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 a couple years ago a woman 30 ish was upset with the keyless entry on her escalade.
me the ever helpful type ( BIG lie) i asked what the problem was . she says she can't get in her car , i said let me see your keys. i take them , find the door key , open it then take the other key and started it. stepped away and said there you go.
 she was speechless, she probably still wonders what happened. 
 i hope she doesn't vote.


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7/11/14 10:58am - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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Titusville, FL - USA

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1977 Coupe (White), 1982 Coupe (Silver), 2006 Convertible (Victory Red). NCM Life Member #2221.

Joined: 12/19/2007
Posts: 142
Just show them this video:
 
 
 
it will give them the old manual way combined with modern electronics...LOL


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1977 Coupe (White), 1982 Coupe (Silver), 2006 Convertible (Victory Red). NCM Life Member #2221.

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And...........if you're in the mood to show them how to change the oil in your car, you can refer them to this video!!
 
 
 
 
LOL
 


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7/11/14 11:12am - Reply: 'Re: Had to teach my kids how to use a window crank....'
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melbourne, FL - USA

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79 L-82

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red green is my idol!

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