Where did everyone go?

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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby hammerdown7 » Thu May 28, 2020 10:25 am

More time while sitting at home waiting for the country to open!

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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby classic_cruiser » Thu May 28, 2020 12:39 pm

74_Vega_GT wrote:~ BOOM~ Most users ever online was 321 on Sat May 09, 2020


Is that number real? Did I miss a party or something? :shock:
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby Diesel Dan » Sun May 31, 2020 2:47 am

My Monza project has be on hold for several years now.
We can't get land based internet here so don't have a PC anymore and don't care for using forums on cell phone. Hotspot the phones to laptops but not the same. Prefer these forums for detailed builds but day to day conversations are easier on FB.
Wish FB market place would crash and CL would come back though.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby Monzadude » Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:13 am

I went from being on here everyday to not really ever coming on for years. After I had to sell my car in 2011 because of divorce it was like an h-body depression. I stopped in only once or twice a year and didn't stay long. It always bothered me too much. I resigned myself to the fact I'd probably never have another one. Then the most amazing woman in the world bought me one for Christmas this year. After resetting my password because there was no way in hell I was going to remember it, I was shocked how quiet it is. I'm on FB as well which I find useful to see I quick day to day of what people are up to but over all useless for any real information. I'll be on here as long as it's still around. Still the best and most useful car forum on the internet in my opinion.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby rpoz-29 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:44 am

I agree with Monzadude. The FB pages were okay until the trolls charged in with their complete lack of H-Body knowledge, and their desire to challenge everyone who actually knew something.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby Laidback » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:53 am

I just joined yesterday so I expect to be here for a while now that we finally bought a Monza Spyder.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby hammerdown7 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:38 am

Welcome to the site Laidback, lots of info and helpful people.

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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby sportriderok » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:39 pm

For me, I just got burned out on H bodies for a while, and bought a 79 Monte Carlo Gbody. (really an A body, but whatever) The forum for them is a lot like here, very knowledgeable guys who give real, correct advise. I'll probably be around a bit more, as I am picking up a 78 Monza wagon this weekend that I have been chasing for over a year. I belong to more Facebook H body pages than I can remember, but this is my go-to source for real information. in fact, most of the Facebook advise is to search here.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby Kev442 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:23 pm

Another guy who has back burnered the H bodies in favor of something else. One H needs the 4 speed swapped out, the other the engine. I just ran the 4 speed through the gears up the street and back last week, synchos howling like a banshee the whole time!
This is still my go to, I deactivated my FB when I found out the idiot owner sells our info to anyone anytime. Not to mention all the disinformation.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby n8thenetninja » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:11 am

Well, I'm here too for what it's worth. Only had my Vega for 5 years, but I've been off and on this forum during the project. I'm not particularly fond of Facebook either. I got tired of the creepy privacy violations, the political censoring, and the online road rage in general, and deleted my account several years ago. I hear it's only gotten worse.

I'm glad this forum is still here even though there are probably fewer people on it. Maybe eventually people will wake up and realize that the big social media platforms don't have their best interest at heart, and come back here.

Someone also correctly observed that H-Body's are kind of turning into unicorns these days, so we're probably an inherently small community.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby vegastre » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:42 pm

I'm still here.

Time marches on, that is the biggest factor for me. Shit happens is next in line, if not a close second and thirdly and as I have mentioned on here H-Body cars are slipping into myth which means people care less and less about these cars every day. Whats left is places like Facebook which are less educational than third grade math.

For me it's no big deal because you see I was into H-Body cars long before the internet came along. I spent many a night working on my little daily driver wondering if anyone else was into these cars. It was like i was on an island all by myself. Most likely the last wrench I ever turn on a car before I die will be on a H-Body.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby NVEGAR8D » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:47 am

Hi, I'm still here too and i'm with Phil on this one . I got talked out of getting a Vega a long time back and time moved on. Finally got one and Stuff happened, got to work on it and moved. Just about finished on the house renos and i'll get back into the car this winter, fingers crossed.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby cjbiagi » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:13 pm

I am here as well as on several Facebook groups. I really don't like so many groups or forums as it just gets difficult to follow or know where you saw something. However, it is what it is. If you want to to get as much H body info as possible that is the only way to do it.
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby chevyart » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:31 pm

phil really glad to see you back on the site. have not heard from you in many months. art in NY
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Re: Where did everyone go?

Postby yfz450man » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:52 pm

I love this site like others said soooooo much good info, my first monza was back in 1985-86 and I was a stupid high school kid and knew pretty much nothing about theses cars but thought it was cool and built a v8 for it and as a 18 yr old punk beat it into the ground but the memory always stuck with me and now 45 years later I have another and appreciate much much more and fortunately have the means to make it right ! And being able to come here and get the info I need to get it together is so very nice and a thanks goes out to Clyde !! I blow his email up with questions
I’ll be here as long as the site stays alive
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