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Re: Site.

Postby jabra » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:20 pm

The front of the 1970's model is completely different to the car outside of Sloan's
It has double headlights and the front grille is not the same. I said a rover because
of the grille and still think its a rover.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:25 pm

Ok lads I really don't know. I remember my old man had a Cortina and used to say it was a cop car.


Here's a Rover from that era though it's an English cop car.


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Re: Site.

Postby Toss » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:44 pm

I doubt its a Rover .... they only introduced the square headlights in 1976 with the SD1 and theres no mistaking that pile of junk :lol:

The key to indentification seem to be the grille with the centre bar, the square headlights and the wing mirrors not on the doors ... dontknow

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Re: Site.

Postby jabra » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:57 pm

O.K. but do we know what year the photo of Sloans was taken ??
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:06 pm

jabra wrote:O.K. but do we know what year the photo of Sloans was taken ??



At a guess I'd say early 70's? I remember Toss in that Yellow Dress. I've Been searching grilles and it certainly doesn't look like a Cortina now.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:27 pm

It's a Vauxhall Victor FE from 1972. 2.3 litre OHC. :D



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Re: Site.

Postby jabra » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:57 pm

looks like you cracked it Strum just one slight difference the position of the wing mirrors are not the same
but the rest looks the same I'm just splitting hairs about the mirrors.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:11 pm

Haha Jabra, I went to the best source I know. Under one minute, Enviro, remember him, gave me the answer. He actually took the photo and I'd no idea he did. :o "photo: Adelaide Street. Summer Sept 1972"
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Re: Site.

Postby Toss » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:13 pm

Wing mirrors on the doors ?.... but yes we have a winner of our internet car hunt :D

As for the yellow dress :o .... you were just jealous of my mega flares complete with high waist band !

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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:36 pm

Not bad Toss. :lol:
I had a pair of the five button waistband given to me by one of the lads off the Ferry who used to stay in the house (b+b) with some of his crew mates. You couldn't get the 5 button ones here at the time, 3 buttons was the limit. As for the platforms...one night going up the steps to Peekers, "you picked a fine to leave me loose heel" :D

When you think of it now. :oops: :oops: :oops: :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:41 pm

I was fairly confident it was a Victor.Jabra I'm full sure you would know the noggin character my brother bought the car off but can't name him here .
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Re: Site.

Postby Toss » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:32 am

Strum wrote:Not bad Toss. :lol:
I had a pair of the five button waistband given to me by one of the lads off the Ferry who used to stay in the house (b+b) with some of his crew mates. You couldn't get the 5 button ones here at the time, 3 buttons was the limit. As for the platforms...one night going up the steps to Peekers, "you picked a fine to leave me loose heel" :D

When you think of it now. :oops: :oops: :oops: :lol:


Haha the famous 5 button flares, I remember them well ... along with a Wrangler Jacket with wrangler badges from jeans sown into them over the chest pockets (very army style and the more you had the bigger your ego !!). I also recall the black Crombie coats being in fashion and while they were called Crombie ... they were nothing like the real thing. I knew this because my poor mother was sick listening to me talking about them and she arrived home one day with a real crombie (2nd hand of course) and the feckin thing weighed a ton ! between the coat, the high waist flares and the platform boots/shoes ... I could hardly walk :lol: no money and not a care in the world, happy days.
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Re: Site.

Postby jabra » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:41 pm

Yeah Holla you were spot on with the Victor I really thought it was a rover. It was the front grille that was swaying me in that direction.
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:47 am

I was just thinking when I read all these posts....the only car I can really identify is a mini or the old beetle :oops: :oops: I know nuttin about cars and never have lifted the bonnet on any I own. The lovely Noel White did that for me now that W&D have left the Noggin some stranger in the Deansgrange garage looks at the poor car once or twice a year.....very impersonal nowadays.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:29 pm

That portal pic was the only one I've seen of the town before it was stepped back, from this angle anyway. It's kind of eerie with the double exposure where you can see some people who look like Ghosts.


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Re: Site.

Postby Micheál » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:13 pm

I've often seen them 'ghosts' - at least I did back in the day coming home from Walters.

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Re: Site.

Postby jabra » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:12 pm

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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:05 pm

Wow, Strum!! I love that snowy scene of the island!!

you are not sitting in counting the slices in the Brennan's pan!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:18 pm

Rocker wrote:Wow, Strum!! I love that snowy scene of the island!!

you are not sitting in counting the slices in the Brennan's pan!! :lol: :lol:



I sure am Rocker. A friend took this at 8:30 am this morning. Great photo.
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Re: Site.

Postby Toss » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:16 pm

Nice one Strum, Grammer at his best. wuu
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:51 pm

Toss wrote:Nice one Strum, Grammer at his best. wuu



Ah Toss what a sad loss, sweet funny man, it was an honour to have known him. He did this on an old 4 track recorder at home and the live sound quality is amazing compared to sound you hear now. Shine on Tommy. thumbright



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Re: Site.

Postby Jemser » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:33 pm

What a lovely tribute to Tommy/Grammer, as you say such a great character and a fine guitar player. Rock on Tommy. salue
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:03 am

Gosh we must be psychic. I passed near grammer's house today and thought about him and was going to post one of his songs tonight.

He was a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you Strum.
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Re: Site.

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:51 am

Good man Strum,it's great to be reminded how good he was, in everyway.
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Re: Site.

Postby keeper » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:02 pm

Nice tribute Strum, miss him teasing us all !
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