Last Call: Sherbet Edition

Why, oh why don’t they offer wonderful pastels on trucks any more? California license plates were also once much more pleasing to the eye.
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18 responses to “Last Call: Sherbet Edition”

  1. mdharrell Avatar

    On the other hand, one of my colleagues saw this a few miles outside of Seattle and thought of me:

    1. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      That is entirely understandable.

    2. I_Borgward Avatar

      One of my favorite forms of artcar – the assemblage. Graft an older car onto a newer one. It’s hard to tell what the core vehicle is underneath, perhaps a Honda Element. Maybe even an HHR, like the one next to it? Very cool.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        I have yet to see the vehicle myself, but someone else (not the person who photographed it) told me it really is mostly a ’35 Ford, deeper than just the rusty sheet metal.

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    California issues ‘legacy’ plates, but last I checked only in the black with yellow digits style, due to demand. Plates from 1956 would only have 6 digits, commercial or passenger. Other than that that looks like a 1956 plate, I wonder if they expanded the legacy program? I would have thought they’d go for blue w/yellow next since there are more cars on the street from those years.

    1. Alff Avatar

      I’ll just leave this here…

    2. Hatchtopia Avatar

      Based on the number/letter sequence, I’m pretty sure that’s a standard issue white plate that’s been painted to look old.

  3. kl300 Avatar

    Oh man, what a clean ’56. My old man has a ’56 waiting for restoration and likely customization (since it already has an IFS swap, later model V8, etc) sitting in his backyard that has been neglected for the last 20 years…and every time I see a clean one, it brings a tear.

  4. salguod Avatar

    Friends from church, and dedicated Jeep enthusiasts, announced their coming adopted baby on Facebook with this.
    That’s their his and hers Wranglers in the background. They intend to keep them. While I admire their dedication, I suspect that the reality of an infant seat in a 2 door Wrangler will force them to rethink their position. Wrangler Unlimited, perhaps?

      1. Alff Avatar

        That is incredible

    1. crank_case Avatar

      Maybe that’s why they’re called Wranglers? You have to wrangle a kid in. I dunno, it might be good for them. Todays kids will never know the struggle of getting out of the back of a 2 door Hillman Avenger (sold in the US as the Plymouth Cricket I believe), tripping on the front seatbelt and smacking their face on the pavement. That stuff builds character..or something.

      1. salguod Avatar

        I had to climb in and out of the back of a ’65 Barracuda, a ’77 Cutlass Supreme 2 door and an ’80 Toronado. I appreciate the seat belt battle. My kids haven’t had to do that.

  5. Sjalabais Avatar

    My Honda gets a nice hand wash fairly regularly, maybe every three weeks. I don’t do it for vanity, but as a simple preservation job. Now this winter has been particularly hard on the car – it wasn’t really cold, but almost always “road salt conditions”. The paint is covered in asphalt/tarmac and other goo that doesn’t go away in a normal cleanup. So for the spring polishing session, I wonder how to get this stuff off? Before, I’ve used clay, even bought some 3M stuff you guys had tested here. But I’m really looking for something easier, less work-intensive…chemicals? Grandmas old anti-tarmac recipe? Honda paint is famously bad and may come off if you walk by and mention the words “pressure washer”, but I don’t want to spend a whole weekend claying a 15 year old family car…

    1. outback_ute Avatar

      I don’t think I’d go for a clay bar for tar spots, try a bug & tar remover first.

    2. David Buckley Avatar
      David Buckley

      Mineral turpentine (Turps) on a soft cloth in one hand, hot soapy water sponge in the other.
      This worked well for me.

    3. Rudy™ Avatar

      No problems with a power washer here–I’ve owned Hondas for 29 years and never had an issue with the paint or power washers. In fact, it’s a regular thing in the winter to hit it with the power washer all over on a warm-ish day (mid 40s) to get all of the accumulated crud out of it.
      I have used bug and tar remover, as others mentioned. Seems to work OK.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        I use a power washer myself and have managed to remove paint from both the (plastic) bumpers and the doors. The clear coat is failing in several places. It’s a 2002 Stream. Got to say though that this is a climate that is very hard on the paint; 200+ days of rain per year, 6 month winter, no sun right here bw October and February.

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