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Old 02-27-2011, 01:57 PM
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1962 chevyll?

my wifes uncle gave our 18month old son a 62' chevyll, the body is straight, just has rust but not all the wat through, all the chrome trim and grill all in good shape, even has a full frame, needs front floor pans, the trunk pan is solid, what do i do, my wife see's it as a money pit, id like to fix it up for my son so when turns 16 he can drive it to shows and cruise n's, im stuck?? thanx guys!

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my wifes uncle gave our 18month old son a 62' chevyll, the body is straight, just has rust but not all the wat through, all the chrome trim and grill all in good shape, even has a full frame, needs front floor pans, the trunk pan is solid, what do i do, my wife see's it as a money pit, id like to fix it up for my son so when turns 16 he can drive it to shows and cruise n's, im stuck?? thanx guys!
Well she needs to understand the baby is only 18 mos old. So you have plenty of time to work on it as you can sure you wil probably have a wad in it when your done but when you do it over a period of time, Especially like your talking about it just don't seem to hurt as bad IMHO. Do you have a place to keep it while you are doing this slow restore and trying to keep everyone else around you happy at the same time ? Oh and is it a 2-door or 4-door not that it really matters just wondering.
So with all this said if it were me and i had a place t keep it i would and slowly work on it as money allows. JMO

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If you have a place to store it for when he gets a little older, I'd hang on to it, just set it aside and don't start to do anything on it until he expresses interest in it. You just don't find things that old as easy anymore, and it will be even harder 15 years from now.

If you start working on it now chances are it turns into a project that is never finished, don't start until he is old enough to want to help and good financial means are there. 12-15 years old. Mainly just collect usable parts right now, and for the next 5-10 years, and set them all aside.

Just some friendly advice, seen the stalled "good intentions" project sold or junked many times

I'm curious, you said it has a full frame under it. What do you mean?? These cars were completely unibody, no frame at all. Has someone built a tube frame?? Or cobbed it onto the frame from some other car??
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If you have a place to store it for when he gets a little older, I'd hang on to it, just set it aside and don't start to do anything on it until he expresses interest in it. You just don't find things that old as easy anymore, and it will be even harder 15 years from now.

If you start working on it now chances are it turns into a project that is never finished, don't start until he is old enough to want to help and good financial means are there. 12-15 years old. Mainly just collect usable parts right now, and for the next 5-10 years, and set them all aside.

Just some friendly advice, seen the stalled "good intentions" project sold or junked many times

I'm curious, you said it has a full frame under it. What do you mean?? These cars were completely unibody, no frame at all. Has someone built a tube frame?? Or cobbed it onto the frame from some other car??
True Eric he would be better off storing it till it's time or it might just end up sitting tore apart for years. I was wondering about the frame also what gives there ? But when i actually started to work on it would depend on if i was doing it for my son or for myself to enjoy till he got it. JMO





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its a 2 door post, i think someone built a square tube frame for it, back in the day idk, its sitting at my wifes uncles shop, what hap he bought 2 of them and gave one to my son.. id like to make it a good hotrod??
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its a 2 door post, i think someone built a square tube frame for it, back in the day idk, its sitting at my wifes uncles shop, what hap he bought 2 of them and gave one to my son.. id like to make it a good hotrod??
Sounds like it could be a good place to start from
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Sounds cool. How bout some pictures?
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