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06-04-2012 12:34 AM
MARTINSR That is one of our curses, we see a car as what it CAN be, most people see it as what it IS.

Brian
06-03-2012 10:11 PM
John long LOL You may be right. That could explain them trying so hard to "improve" us.

John L
06-03-2012 10:35 AM
deadbodyman I just had a thought (how about that) They see in us what we could be not what we are...just like the way we see a project car.
06-03-2012 08:49 AM
John long Lesson learned. They learn to like the car .......After it has interior.

John L
06-03-2012 08:47 AM
deadbodyman Mine can put up with one but thats it...No she never could envision what I saw but shes starting too. she'll even tell me once in a while how nice it looks but just dont ask her to go driving in it with me...I'm working on that because it just wont be as much fun without her....It'll still be a lot of fun just not as much
06-03-2012 08:33 AM
John long I don't understand why these compassionate women we have been talking do not share our vision. My wife's nephew was here yesterday borrowing my bead roller. There were 4 cars stuffed in the basement and she said we needed to get rid of some cars. Why can she not see we need a bigger basement. It is very clear to me.

John L
06-03-2012 08:24 AM
deadbodyman LMAO,Me too john, and a tall fence so my wife couldnt see them...
06-01-2012 11:00 AM
John long Wish I had a bigger yard.............
06-01-2012 10:44 AM
TucsonJay For some people... just having something cool is enough!

At one time, In my yard was a '55 Chevy Cameo pickup... two '57 Vette builders... a '61 Chevy 348 3X2 bubbletop... and a 327 '63 Impala SS. In the garage was a '63 SS with a 409/425 horse. I had done a frame-off on the 409.

My wife asked if I was ever going to finish them all? I told her that I had never thought about it. After some thought, I sold them all off. ...then bought some property, and went into the paint and body biz. :-)

Would I have ever finished them? I usually spent 3-4 years on a project... but I BOUGHT them much faster than that! Probably not. {:-)
06-01-2012 10:33 AM
John long I remember my buddy and me complaining 20 years ago about old cars rotting away and the old man saying it wasn't for sale and that he is going to fix it up some day. My friend now has a 47 Ford coop, 47 Plymouth coupe, 66 VW, 62 Chevy PU. not to mention the 33 Ford he drives. I reminded him a few days ago......He now is that old man!

John L
06-01-2012 08:05 AM
cranky1
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Originally Posted by DoubleVision
I sure hate to see that. However it reminds me of something that used to be in my town. On the outskirts there was a store that used to be a small garage. Beside it was a car that was covered up. You could see in the tears in the cover it was a 1968 Camaro Z28. It had been sitting there since 1968 and it didn't have 5000 miles on it. The car had pretty much been new, then parked and wasted away. Guys stopped by there all the time and offered the little old black man who sat in a chair in one of the garage bays alot of money for that car and he would always say the same thing which was:
"That's my boys car. He went to Vietnam. He didn't come back. My boy was deep in love with that car. It hasn't been drove since he left. I know his spirit is in that car, and I'll never part with it, not until they put me in the ground"
Some years back that older gent passed on. The gas station was torn down and the car disappeared. I'm sure whoever got it sold it right away unless he had something done to it within his will. I really felt sorry for him, because it was obvious how bad it hurt him that his son didn't come home.
Yeah, that happened a lot back then.....sad days for many.
06-01-2012 12:54 AM
DoubleVision I sure hate to see that. However it reminds me of something that used to be in my town. On the outskirts there was a store that used to be a small garage. Beside it was a car that was covered up. You could see in the tears in the cover it was a 1968 Camaro Z28. It had been sitting there since 1968 and it didn't have 5000 miles on it. The car had pretty much been new, then parked and wasted away. Guys stopped by there all the time and offered the little old black man who sat in a chair in one of the garage bays alot of money for that car and he would always say the same thing which was:
"That's my boys car. He went to Vietnam. He didn't come back. My boy was deep in love with that car. It hasn't been drove since he left. I know his spirit is in that car, and I'll never part with it, not until they put me in the ground"
Some years back that older gent passed on. The gas station was torn down and the car disappeared. I'm sure whoever got it sold it right away unless he had something done to it within his will. I really felt sorry for him, because it was obvious how bad it hurt him that his son didn't come home.
05-29-2012 10:01 PM
onlyfnway I think most people who appreciate cars hate to see old cars rot away! Where i grew up at a young man had just bought a 1971 fast back mustang then went over seas where he passed away! I remember this car from the time i was 8 years old untill like 27-28. I tried to purchase it many times with no luck. After both parents passed his brother got rid of it. never knew who got it but i was like uhuhuh. but from 1972-96 it never moved.
05-29-2012 08:48 PM
TucsonJay
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Originally Posted by cobalt327
Good eye- I didn't notice the extra tail light. I'm not an expert on 'Vettes, obviously!

The body may be crap by now- don't they delaminate after a while?

Yep! The body is junk. Just tow it over to my house. }:-)

I'm kiddin' of course. These don't rust away like steel bodies. I have restored cars this bad before, no problem.

The three tail light treatment was not unusual. There is one down the street from me right now.
05-29-2012 07:38 PM
Dave57210
63 Split-window

You have to remember that we - as "car guys" are the enemy of society. Most folks would see that say "Yuck! Its an OLD car! Better crush it - it is polluting the landscape!"
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