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Old 08-10-2020, 03:58 AM
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Things I'm glad to see gone (or going away)...

1. Car window cranks.

2. Ties.

3. Credit/Debit cards with raised lettering (Why did that take so long? Do some places still run a card through a device using a slip with carbon paper?).

4. Incandescent/fluorescent bulbs.

5. Glass food jars.

6. Vinyl upholstery.

7. Corded phones.

8. Cassette tapes.

9. Pressed gun stock checkering.

10. Smog pumps.

11. Carburetors.

12. Ignition points.
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Old 08-10-2020, 05:24 AM
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Old 08-10-2020, 05:46 AM
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Things I'm glad to see gone (or going away)...

1. Car window cranks.
My truck still has crank windows and manual locks.

When I went to buy it, and requested them, the salesman laughed and said, "They don't even make those any more!"

Yes they do, you just need to find me a truck that has them.

He called back the next day, said he found one at a dealership the next state over, and could have it delivered in a day.

I like the fact that I can use both without having to turn a key first (in an emergency or with a dead battery) and when they break, not only will they be much cheaper to fix, I can easily do it myself.
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Old 08-10-2020, 05:58 AM
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A bunch of Zerk fittings on a car to grease!
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Glass jars are reusable. And the food tastes better after being stored in glass.
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:20 AM
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A bunch of Zerk fittings on a car to grease!
My favorite. I can live just fine with a lot of the previously mentioned ones. My Jeep has crank windows and manual locks and I don’t mind them a bit.
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:35 AM
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My truck still has crank windows and manual locks.

When I went to buy it, and requested them, the salesman laughed and said, "They don't even make those any more!"

Yes they do, you just need to find me a truck that has them.

He called back the next day, said he found one at a dealership the next state over, and could have it delivered in a day.

I like the fact that I can use both without having to turn a key first (in an emergency or with a dead battery) and when they break, not only will they be much cheaper to fix, I can easily do it myself.
Amen, my truck has hand cranks too. Those electric windows wear out fast and I have been driving my 03 dodge with hand cranks with no problems.
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:36 AM
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My favorite. I can live just fine with a lot of the previously mentioned ones. My Jeep has crank windows and manual locks and I donít mind them a bit.
my jeep has zipper windows.
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:42 AM
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My truck still has crank windows and manual locks.

When I went to buy it, and requested them, the salesman laughed and said, "They don't even make those any more!"

Yes they do, you just need to find me a truck that has them.

He called back the next day, said he found one at a dealership the next state over, and could have it delivered in a day.

I like the fact that I can use both without having to turn a key first (in an emergency or with a dead battery) and when they break, not only will they be much cheaper to fix, I can easily do it myself.


Power windows, power seats, power door locks, modern electronics, etc, not a matter of if they will fail, just a matter of when..LOL And usually at the most inopportune time.

Yes I hate anything power electric in a vehicle that should have stayed mechanical. On you list. I MISS:
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Rest I do not care,LOL

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Old 08-10-2020, 08:42 AM
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Amen, my truck has hand cranks too. Those electric windows wear out fast and I have been driving my 03 dodge with hand cranks with no problems.
Wear out fast? Must have kids under 5 using them non-stop.

I have a '97 Chevy 1500 that the electric windows work perfect still.

Have an '97 Ford 3/4 ton, as the plow truck at the property, the electric windows still work perfect in.

My Pop's has an '02 Chevy 1500 they work perfect in.

He has a '08 Jeep with electric windows and nary a problem.

My daily driver '12 Chevy 1500 has never had an issue either.

Where does the notion that they wear out come from??

Craig...
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:44 AM
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:46 AM
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Vee; Gotta disagree with you on the carbs and points ignition. My '23 T has both, and I've got no problem fixing it along the side of the road if needs be. Can't do that with modern electronic stuff.
Corded phones , (well, land lines actually), still have their place. My wife has a Lifeline, and a land line is required. On top of that, I do have a corded phone on hand for when the power goes out. (Cordless goes down with the power.)

Some pretty good points have been made by others, so I'll leave that alone, other than to say I don't really trust power windows, (or locks) either. A dead battery and you might not get in.

Just my 2-pence.....Roger
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:55 AM
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That is right. In the old days I was never stranded because of a elctrical failure. If you had a half a brain you could get up and running again. Now you need a tow truck, expensive parts, and "tech" to figure out what went wrong, and at a huge cost.

I will add also I really miss manual transmissions. Though both my 1990 4 runner and the Wifes Corrolla are both manuals. It is getting hard to find a good manual trans now though. Yes a few around yet, but not as prominent as they should be.

Both my vehicles would actually be diesels if I could find them in that setup. But very hard to do..But they have even ruined the diesel engine with modern "advances".

Cordless Phones. I kinda like em, but I do keep a old rotary dial one here I can plug in if the power fails. Yes they still work fine if you younger folks are wandering if they ever existed,LOL. Everyone should have one. Even if you have both a cell and a cordless. You still need to keep a old dial phone around.

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Old 08-10-2020, 09:01 AM
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I like the raised digits on the Credit/Debit cards. Those will be missed.

I really donít miss the manual transmission. Iíve had plenty and the automatics are so good that you really donít need the manual transmission anymore. In fact, in the diesel pickups, the automatic transmissions have a greater towing capacity over the manuals that are available.

I do wish the pickups were more basic and cheaper.
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