|Today 08:19 PM|
|matts37chev||put a tire i had the valve stem repaired on, back onto the trailer|
|Today 08:16 PM|
LOL, I installed the new battery today in the roadster. The funny thing is, I can't release the start position fast enough now. Apparently the old battery (or connections) was furnishing very low amperage for a years. It has never started like thos before. Pretty cool since I will be leaving for the Good-Guys in a few days.
|Today 08:06 PM|
I've had the same experience, people thought I was an onlooker like every one else.
|Today 07:29 PM|
There may be hope for them yet!
I was running a few errands in my 62 Vette today and stopped by the pharmacy to drop of a script. moments after I got out of the car, and began walking across the lot, a family with two boys 6-8 years old came out of the store and the boys immediately started pointing and "wow"ing "dadů dad, look at the cool Corvette". is that a 62'? "looks like a race car". etc etc. I didn't let on that it was mine, but I sure did enjoy the fact that such young kids actually knew what it was, and they knew it was special. perhaps there's hope for this younger generation yet
|Today 07:10 PM|
|Today 06:04 PM|
a couple years ago I recall on the news seeing a story about a hot rod shop burning down in sacramento. Today I finally can say that I saw most of the burned hotrods. Out back behind our shop our boss has about 10 totaled and burned out hot rods. All burnt to a crisp and most of them have had pillars fall on them. They were all restored. There's even a woody where the charred wood is perfectly intact as I learned that by simply touching it the charred wood crumbled away. Anyhow, today we went to his father in laws warehouse to help them move some cars and belongings to another warehouse and it was awesome. I can see he kept all the good cars that were barely burnt like an awesome Riviera we are going to restore later, a TBird, a fully restored midget car that's worth a lot. There were at least 30 motors, tons of body parts, antique everything you can think of. Old signs including a 30' Chevrolet dealer sign in sheet metal and holes for bulbs all over it, lots of old gas pumps, bicycles, old pinball machines, grand father clocks, tons of pedal cars, old cash registers. I even recall a full sized texaco gas station sign crated up. Everything down to the Toy cars and magazines on the table were all very old and some appeared to have been appraised. It was the coolest collection I've ever seen.
The 1971 Riviera stole my heart. It's my favorite Riviera body style and I instantly thought about what I'd do to it if it were mine and how it would look like with colored bumpers. Nice! I was even dreaming about modifying the bumpers to make them more snug and stream line. That car would be so sweet chopped and with those bumpers a little modified. Such a beauty.
1971 Buick Riviera - Pictures - CarGurus
|Today 11:44 AM|
You're right about the parting out of old Corvairs--I had a '64 convertible that was sort of a rust bucket, but I parted it out and sold other parts I had and was able to get this car outright from the proceeds.
Corvairs, you either love 'em, or hate 'em
|Today 11:41 AM|
|Today 10:48 AM|
|Too Many Projects||
Since I had some cash after the swap meet and car sale, I transferred the title on the Impala. Then I went to the community college and got registered for the auto body course next fall. I was blown away at the cost. I had heard it was only $5-600. Turns out that is per COURSE and with 5 courses totaling 17 credits, my cost is $3300....
I better get a part time job over the summer to pay for this...
|Today 09:44 AM|
|DanTwoLakes||I hope you're right, Brian. That would have been a huge waste. I talked to him on the phone before he bought the car and told him the car was "at best a #4 car, probably a #5 car". Hence the price...............|
|Today 09:18 AM|
This goes for life in general, not just cars.
|Today 08:18 AM|
|Yesterday 09:33 PM|
Sold a set of mag wheels today. They look like Torq-Thrust, but were some kind of clone (maybe E-T's) with unilug bolt pattern. The guy found a set of the oval "washers" that adapted them to his '55 Ford 2 dr ht, so he was happy.
I won't run "uni-slugs" at all, so they are outta my way now and I got a few $$$$ for them as well.
Now to see if I can also get rid of the set of '33 Ford original wires (complete with original hubcaps) that are cluttering up da joint.....
|Yesterday 09:10 PM|
i lost interest in this project, or should i say the car
im parking the car for now. im actively seaching for a nice s10 pickup to put my stuff into , or even a gbody.
maybe after i build something else ill regain my interest in the f-bodys again , at this point ive built so many of them im just burnt out on them
this is what has my interest right now
|Yesterday 08:58 PM|
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