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Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" #2822065
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Come on - every boy dreamed of doing this back in the day laugh

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Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: DirectSubjection] #2822075
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Who can resist, there was a set of raised railroad tracks back at my home town that if I hit it at about 60 I could get 6 feet of air in my Daytona.

The good old days.

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C'mon, there wasn't a security camera around that caught this? realmad

A had a beater '72 Coronet Wagon when I lived back East that I launched REAL good one day on a backroad in CT. There was this random 'hump' that looked like they paved over either a boulder or a VW Bug, Nothing like it on the rest of the road. It was big enough that it had a sign with flashing lights to slow to 15MPH........ I hit it at about 50. shock Not sure how high I went, but the landing bent the body to where the doors wouldn't open, broke both motor mounts, and knocked a chunk out of the transmission at the bottom of the bellhousing. Oh, and the bump stops above the rear axle were pretty much pushed up into the frame. eek Amazingly, the car didn't stall out, and I drove it home. After a few door adjustments, I continued to drive it a few more months.

Almost 27 yrs later, my tailbone still hurts. blush


John

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Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: Satilite73] #2822150
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Boy that takes me back. Local railroad tracks, back in 1979. I think it was my Duster at the time. Thinking nobody was around, I hit them rolling pretty good...while air born, I see the cop car approaching from the other direction. So...of course he pulled me over. Back in those days, cops were willing to recognize a stupid kid. I get a stern warning and he told me that there were no tires close to the ground and all he saw was suspension. Those were the days.


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Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: Satilite73] #2822159
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Originally Posted by Satilite73



A had a beater '72 Coronet Wagon when I lived back East :


I just picked up my third 1972 Coronet sedan a few weeks ago. I've always wanted a wagon though.

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Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: oldjonny] #2822162
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Maybe 10 years ago I was driving along in my '94 Ram 1500 4x4 when this yahoo in some random, normal car starts tailgating me, like up under my bumper. Really? So I realize this guy can see nothing but the pumpkin of my rear axle. We are coming down a steep hill that had a super abrupt set of railroad tracks at the bottom. I sped up and this guy stayed tight to my back bumper . So I sped up more...way faster than I would normally cross these tracks. I raised my azz up off the seat and braced myself. I knew the Ram could take the hit...I banged across those tracks and launched the Ram, the whole time watching my rearview mirror. I can still recall two things: the 30', heavy tow chain in my bed suspended in mid air and the crash landing of the ChevFordToyaHondaru behind me as it wobbled around and made its way to the berm and came to a stop. Ah, good times.
For those of you familiar with Heath, Ohio this was on Irving Wick Dr.

Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer] #2822179
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The author of that article must be from my generation. He referenced The Dukes of Hazzard AND Ducktales.

Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: oldjonny] #2822204
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Originally Posted by oldjonny
Boy that takes me back. Local railroad tracks, back in 1979. I think it was my Duster at the time. Thinking nobody was around, I hit them rolling pretty good...while air born, I see the cop car approaching from the other direction. So...of course he pulled me over. Back in those days, cops were willing to recognize a stupid kid. I get a stern warning and he told me that there were no tires close to the ground and all he saw was suspension. Those were the days.



shou;da asked him if he snapped a pic! (I know before cell phones.)


Dave


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Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: Sniper] #2822208
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Originally Posted by Sniper
Who can resist, there was a set of raised railroad tracks back at my home town that if I hit it at about 60 I could get 6 feet of air in my Daytona.

The good old days.


Back in the late 70's my friend had a very nice 70 Charger RT 440 4 speed Dana. He would do that sometimes. Broke a couple oil pans.


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Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: HoosierTA] #2822239
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Originally Posted by HoosierTA
Originally Posted by Sniper
Who can resist, there was a set of raised railroad tracks back at my home town that if I hit it at about 60 I could get 6 feet of air in my Daytona.

The good old days.


Back in the late 70's my friend had a very nice 70 Charger RT 440 4 speed Dana. He would do that sometimes. Broke a couple oil pans.


LOL...must have been a "thing" back in the day. We had a double set of tracks.....if ya hit the first set right you could clear the second set. Did that riding in the bed of a pickup a couple times....that was interesting...lol. One kid didn't hit them quite right and ended up in the creek next to the tracks...would have loved to hear him explain that to dad.

Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: Dcuda69] #2822289
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Summer 1976 (BEFORE Dukes and BEFORE Smokey and the Bandit). There is a street that has a steep underpass under some railroad tracks here in Fresno. The trick was to get straight, nail the throttle, and get light in the front end coming out the other end...BUT, about a 1/4 mile away was a bridge over a ditch. That also had steep ramps in those days (much longer these days). One night I told my buddy that I wasn't going to lift. I looked down at the speedometer on the '69 Fury III as we hit the approach, 98 mph. As we crested the bridge and CLEARED the ramp the speedometer immediately pegged...airborn...then a PERFECT four-point landing...I turned to my buddy and said, "Well, we survived that. Let's not do that again...".Oh, and this is also a 35 mph residential street...

Allegedly. And since my buddy can't seem to remember anything from those days I think I'm good...never did tell my parents about it...

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30 years (or so) ago, we had a drop off on north bound Mount Vernon Rd near Romeo, Mi. "Jacob" hill because it was in front of their farm. Guys would catch air off that hill and try to control the landing because it was a dirt road - you never knew how rutted it would be.

We had fun until the county road commission leveled a good chunk of it.


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Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: HoosierTA] #2822345
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My old frat bros will testify I've had my 68 Charger airborne, the frat house was on a corner and the cross street made a great ramp!


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Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: DirectSubjection] #2822351
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my Dukes of Hazzard dreams didn't involve jumping a car....

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Re: Police: "He was just a good old boy, never meaning no harm" [Re: DUFFMAN] #2822360
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Originally Posted by DUFFMAN
Originally Posted by Satilite73



A had a beater '72 Coronet Wagon when I lived back East :


I just picked up my third 1972 Coronet sedan a few weeks ago. I've always wanted a wagon though.


The wagon I had, had three wheels in the junkyard already when I got it runaway. It had big, thick, spots of bondo in the top of both fenders, the passenger side one came loose one day. flipped back into the windshield, and cracked the glass! laugh2

The wagon was a blast because it was just a beater and was never intended to be anything else.

Aside from the fun of it, the only thing I miss about it is that I got it for free. Nowadays, it would have been a $1500 car all day long.


John

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Originally Posted by RobG
30 years (or so) ago, we had a drop off on north bound Mount Vernon Rd near Romeo, Mi. "Jacob" hill because it was in front of their farm. Guys would catch air off that hill and try to control the landing because it was a dirt road - you never knew how rutted it would be.

We had fun until the county road commission leveled a good chunk of it.


When I was a junior in high school (1976) there was a bridge with a steep ramp on each end. A popular activity was to drive up the ramp fast enough to get airborne.

A guy in my class tried it in a Jeep. Rolled it on landing. He died. Passenger died. 9th grade girl in the back seat was paralyzed, at least for a while. shock

It became much less popular after that.

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As a Guy who has raced Motocross I can say from experience: those raised bridges are a perfect double. You can't miss and if you have the right speed you will do no damage. twocents

This Guy blew all his tires out because he had too much speed and over-shot the landing. No big deal, he got his practice lap, he'll get it right next time. up

I'd definitely try it on my bike, or someone else's car. There would have to be some money involved.......... whistling


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Originally Posted by basketcase
my Dukes of Hazzard dreams didn't involve jumping a car....


I like how you think...

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Why did he do it? Because he could,that's why? The guy who bought my moms 70 Charger R/T SE did the same thing,and one K frame,right lower control arm,and an oil pan later,the car was good as new!


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