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(Topic ID: 252331)

The Magical 1970s


By o-din

1 year ago



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#702 11 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

I'm still trying to figure out what PF stands for.

PF Fliers, converse, red ball, I remember them all.

#703 11 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

I'm still trying to figure out what PF stands for.[quoted image]

Posture Foundation.

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#704 10 months ago

MEGO was our Xbox.
SpiderMan on PBS, Saturday morning cartoons, and Adam West reruns were our Marvel cinematic universe.

#705 10 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

I'm still trying to figure out what PF stands for.[quoted image]

Everybody had PF Fliers, until Chuck Taylor Converse were the sneeks to have.

#706 10 months ago
Quoted from NY2Colorado:

MEGO was our Xbox.

I wish I still had my Megos. I had several of their Planet of the Apes action figures, and the whole Star Trek crew along with the Enterprise set.

#707 10 months ago
Quoted from pinfixer:

A vehicle with lap belts only was a guarantee that you're going to be worse off wearing it.

Someone in a giant station wagon T-boned me on the passenger side of my 1979 CJ-7 and I rolled three times. Lap belt only but I was wearing it. I remember the impact because it felt like my face was being stretched from the sudden change in direction. The passenger side was hit right at the door, and it bent the body all the way in to the transmission tunnel. Good thing I didn't have a passenger. Only injury to me was bruises where that lap belt held me in the vehicle while the world was spinning around. Without it, the impact would likely have sent me flying out of the Jeep through the flimsy soft top, and then it would have rolled over on top of me. So I think the lap belts helped in that particular crash.

#708 10 months ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

I wish I still had my Megos. I had several of their Planet of the Apes action figures, and the whole Star Trek crew along with the Enterprise set.

If it weren't for Mego, we probably wouldn't have Robot Chicken!

#709 10 months ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Everybody had PF Fliers, until Chuck Taylor Converse were the sneeks to have.

Although I wanted to run faster and fly higher, I never owned them.

And even these with their flat soles and top rim that ate at your ankle, made it hard to get off the ground. We went to the store because they had a Hot Wheels section. With cars and track you could not get any where else. We sacrificed and bought the shoes too.
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#710 9 months ago

Found these in an old trunk in my parents garage. Almost the 1970s.

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#711 9 months ago

Found this

#712 9 months ago
Quoted from mof:

Found this

Take a pic of the actual album if indeed you physically found it. Anyone can do a google search.

#713 9 months ago
Quoted from mof:

Found this

Way too cool. Thanks for posting that, I don't think I ever would have heard it otherwise. All the new music I listen to these days is actually 40+ year old music, like The Sweet.....


#714 9 months ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

Take a pic of the actual album if indeed you physically found it. Anyone can do a google search.

I don’t think ownership is a prerequisite for this thread. Just nostalgia.

#715 9 months ago

Found a heckler!
mof

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#716 9 months ago

The long gone UA Twin Cinema at Cerritos Mall. Saw a lot of great movies there in the '70s (also in the '80s). Saw Star Wars for the first time there, Superman, Island at the Top of the World, The Sting and many more.
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#717 7 months ago

We thought these shirts were awesome!

Me and my cousins sometime in 1970.

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#718 7 months ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

The long gone UA Twin Cinema at Cerritos Mall. Saw a lot of great movies there in the '70s (also in the '80s). Saw Star Wars for the first time there, Superman, Island at the Top of the World, The Sting and many more.
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That's my Star Wars first time movie house!
Remember when we had to stand in long lines outside and seats were first come first serve?
My sweet Uncle Les stood in line for 3 or 4 hours so we could see Star Wars that first time. He was in his late 60's and just loved the movie so much. Few months later he took us back again for second time.

#719 7 months ago

Me & my bro back in the mid 70’s.. Oh to be a kid again...

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#721 7 months ago

I mostly remember the audio systems for the family cars that drifted into my hands (a 69 Ford Ranch Wagon, a 73 AMC Hornet, as well as a 75 Dodge Colt that I bought myself in college). The cars almost always had AM radio, no stereo - so the first step was the FM converter (bolted under the dash or in the glove box, wired into the radio antenna receptacle). Eventually one would buy an AM/FM stereo radio and spend an afternoon hacking up the door panels and/or rear window deck installing speakers and running speaker wires. I never owned a car with an 8-Track but got cassette decks eventually - we kept our cassettes in an old wine box) I worked in a package (liquor) store in college. My brother passed away last spring; we found this in his apartment relatively untouched from that era, although he was a bit younger so the cassettes are more 80s. He also had all of his old home stereo equipment squirreled away, including the first speakers I ever bought (Realistic, behind the milk crate of vinyl, I remember bringing them home on the back rack of my 10 speed), I must have passed them along to him and he held onto them. Not worth much but interesting to remember.

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#722 7 months ago

Sorry for the loss of your brother but you will have those same memories he was saving for so long to remember him by.

#723 7 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

Sorry for the loss of your brother but you will have those same memories he was saving for so long to remember him by.

Yes, I'm pretty sure losing Tom was at least part of the impetus behind buying my first game (I own two now) - a reminder that we don't live forever (so treat yourself once in a while), and in going through his various collections with siblings and sharing childood memories, recalling how much I enjoyed pinball back in the day.

#725 7 months ago

My first car was a '73 VW Beetle. It had an 8-track player that eventually only played songs on track 3, which usually had the worst songs on an album.

#727 7 months ago
Quoted from SteveO:

My first car was a '73 VW Beetle. It had an 8-track player that eventually only played songs on track 3, which usually had the worst songs on an album.

Off topic decade-wise, but in 2000 my friend bought an old minivan in Japan that had a Brittney Spears "Hit Me Baby One More Time" tape jammed in it, and the radio was broken so it was either Brittney or silence. Eventually we bought a boombox to mix things up a bit, but I got to know that album pretty well. Haven't listened to it since for some reason.

#728 7 months ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Haven't listened to it since for some reason.

Mouseketeer anybody?

#729 7 months ago

Wasn't born till 88 but I have an appreciation for all things 70's

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#730 7 months ago

First car, a '74, bought about '76 w/ 30K on the clock. First the FM converter, then homemade powered speaker box in the back, then the Pioneer Supertuner III w/ Cassette. That car stereo was, in the parlance of the day, 'Boss'. One day many years after I bought it, the inevitable rust caused the drivers side door to fall off. Wasn't going too fast and only a few blocks from home. Bought a yellow door off a Hornet and bolted it right in in less than an hour. Took the entire rest of the day to move the lock cylinder over with my giant meathook hands. Bastards stole my Gremlin gas cap and I had to go generic. Internet borrowed photo, but exact model, color scheme and stripe.

Don C.

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#731 7 months ago
Quoted from Don_C:

First car, a '74, bought about '76 w/ 30K on the clock. First the FM converter, then homemade powered speaker box in the back, then the Pioneer Supertuner III w/ Cassette. That car stereo was, in the parlance of the day, 'Boss'. One day many years after I bought it, the inevitable rust caused the drivers side door to fall off. Wasn't going too fast and only a few blocks from home. Bought a yellow door off a Hornet and bolted it right in in less than an hour. Took the entire rest of the day to move the lock cylinder over with my giant meathook hands. Bastards stole my Gremlin gas cap and I had to go generic. Internet borrowed photo, but exact model, color scheme and stripe.

Truly a babe magnet.

#733 7 months ago
Quoted from Don_C:

First car, a '74, bought about '76 w/ 30K on the clock. First the FM converter, then homemade powered speaker box in the back, then the Pioneer Supertuner III w/ Cassette. That car stereo was, in the parlance of the day, 'Boss'. One day many years after I bought it, the inevitable rust caused the drivers side door to fall off. Wasn't going too fast and only a few blocks from home. Bought a yellow door off a Hornet and bolted it right in in less than an hour. Took the entire rest of the day to move the lock cylinder over with my giant meathook hands. Bastards stole my Gremlin gas cap and I had to go generic. Internet borrowed photo, but exact model, color scheme and stripe.
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What happened to the other half?

#734 7 months ago

My first car but in yellow. 1973 lil’ hustler Datsun.

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#735 7 months ago

And this is now!

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#736 6 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

What happened to the other half?

Wife drives it, of course.

Don C.

#737 6 months ago
Quoted from Don_C:

First car, a '74, bought about '76 w/ 30K on the clock. First the FM converter, then homemade powered speaker box in the back, then the Pioneer Supertuner III w/ Cassette. That car stereo was, in the parlance of the day, 'Boss'. One day many years after I bought it, the inevitable rust caused the drivers side door to fall off. Wasn't going too fast and only a few blocks from home. Bought a yellow door off a Hornet and bolted it right in in less than an hour. Took the entire rest of the day to move the lock cylinder over with my giant meathook hands. Bastards stole my Gremlin gas cap and I had to go generic. Internet borrowed photo, but exact model, color scheme and stripe.
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Pioneer car stereos were the best. I still have my component one in a box.

#738 6 months ago
Quoted from jhanley:

Pioneer car stereos were the best. I still have my component one in a box.

I still use a Phoenix gold amp that I’ve had from the ‘90’s..so clean & true..

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#739 6 months ago

Landing on the moon the year before spawned one of these 70's gems......

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#740 6 months ago

i could remember the smell of those space food sticks the second i saw your post.dark brownish,hard like a tootsie roll.thanks fot the memory.

#741 6 months ago

In the 70's we had long gas lines, now we have long lines for corona testing!

#742 6 months ago

I was born in 1955 so my formative years were spent in the 1970's.
For me the high point was the moon landings (started in the late 60's
of course) and pinball. My collection consists mostly of late EM's and
early SS pins. Color TV and of course the music.

There were several significant eras in American history and this is
one of them. Others of note were the Great Depression, and the boom
of radio (another hobby of mine) in the 1920's-30's. This is when
pinball first entered the scene too. Another was the late 1950's
when cars were frickin' wild. Pins of this period were some of the
very best IMO, especially the artwork.
Steve

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#743 21 days ago

This was my first ride. Was my mother’s, then mine. Ran strong for 20 years until someone t-boned it. I was at grad school and my father called me. I thought someone died the way he started the conversation. Thankfully it was only the car. Insurance junked it cuz the frame was shot and they only valued it at $400.

Did I mention it hit 120 no sweat. Felt like every panel was about to come off tho. Man, I was an idiot.

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