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Coupe de Pookie by tbolt Coupe de Pookie by tbolt
I was originally goint to make this a "picture" hanging on the horribly empty wall in "Dad, I Stink" But both Spacewolfomega and I agreed that it detracted from the overall theme of the picture, but he appreciated the humor and suggested that I post it as a photo, so here it is.

The car is kind of a work in progress for me, I bought it from a friend who bought it from a friend who inherited it from his uncle. The price of the car went to put a tombstone on the man's grave. I've done a fair amount of mechanical work to get her back into shape. I should probably post a "before" pic or two. Maaco did a wonderful job on reapinting her in that beautiful Wedgewood Blue metallic. Gruber Reuphoulstry of Harrisburg, Pa re-did the vinyl top, and the front seats which were shredded from use. The rims I scavanged from a U-Pull-it boneyard, sandblasted and repainted myself. The headliner I also re-did myself, scavenging a new headboard from a newer car of the same era. I replaced the rubber door and trunk seals, and installed new fiberglass tail fins to replace the original disintegrating rubber ones. Of course I love her dress whites! =^^= I'll drive her to school periodically to show the kids what a Real Car was. (Not too often, now that gas doubled in price! ^^; )

*Sigh*

To return once to that wonderful time, when cars wre cars and gas mileage was irrelevant!
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:iconplush-foxy:
Plush-foxy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
heck yeah but i would miss picking prius cars out of my trucks grill X3
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tbolt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Hee, hee! there will always be something smaller! =^^=
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Plush-foxy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
i found out that i cand drive a ford taurs X.X i broke my truck
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ouch! Sorry to hear that! ^^;
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Letrune Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Yeah, cars should be cars, no space shuttles. :)
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I miss them greatly! =^^=
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:iconletrune:
Letrune Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Ditto, even if I wasn't lived in those days.
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Dragon-Furry Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
BEAUTIFUL.
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! =^^=
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tails-sama Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great, you fixed her up well! ^-^
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! =^^=

Still got a few things to go....
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Sebastis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Boys! Typical that you would talk about your car. :D Just kidding it is a nice car.
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
What?! Pookie is not just a car, she's part of the family!

There, there, Pookie...

*Pats car on vinyl top*

She didn't mean it....

<.<=

=>.>

What? =^.^;
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Sebastis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!! :lmao: You are so funny!!!!! :D
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spacewolfomega Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
Niiiiice! :)
The whitewall tires are especially cool!
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks, heh, The place where I found them was right by Harrisburg too!

I drove out there one day and picked them up! :D
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Mori-no-Kitsune Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
your car is a girl? XD
but really,she looks beautiful! ^^ reminds me of that car that talks with a texan(?) accent in the pixar movie cars :P
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tbolt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
I read a story once: 2 doors are girls, and sedans are boys =^^=

You're right, that was my car's "grandfather" A cadillac of the early '70's Pookie's a '78
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picomark4 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
May times like that return! Real cars rock!
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tbolt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
Heh, heh I always wanted to challenge Jesse James of "Monster Garage" Can he take my Caddy and make it get 25 MPG, but still be desirable to drive as a Caddy?
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