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Today 08:19 PM
matts37chev put a tire i had the valve stem repaired on, back onto the trailer
Today 08:16 PM
John long 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.

John
Today 08:06 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
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

Russ

I've had the same experience, people thought I was an onlooker like every one else.
Feels good.
Russ
Later gator
Today 07:29 PM
Northstar T
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

Russ
Today 07:10 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Put my name on the list
Agree! Looks a little different than the '68 I had.......
Today 06:04 PM
tech69 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
cruzinTLT
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Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes View Post
What year is your Corvair? I had a 63 convertible that I sold to a guy out in New Jersey. After 7 months, he sent me an angry e-mail telling me what a piece of crap the car was, and that he got so disgusted with it he sent it to the crusher. The top was new, the engine ran, it had the factory heater, the seats were original, and it had four brand new tires on it. He only paid $1000 for the car because the car needed paint and body work. He could have parted the car out and got more than what he paid for it, but he sent it to the crusher instead. Do you believe that?
I have a '60 2 door sedan--runs great, and is a lot of fun to drive. The family loves it because it is a car that I just cruise in without being fussy with. Don't get me wrong, I'm restoring it bit by bit, but I want the experience to be a fun one for us all!

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
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I agree, he just wanted to complain and may have hoped you'd offer a refund. I quit selling stuff on ebay because of people like that.

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...
Your community college sounds like it charges regular college prices! Our community colleges are taxpayer funded, so taking credit classes usually run anywhere from as low as $30 to around $70. Some courses require a materials fee also, such as welding or shop type classes.
Today 10:48 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I seriously doubt he crushed it. He just wanted to beach being he had mile high expectations instead of realistic ones.

Brian
I agree, he just wanted to complain and may have hoped you'd offer a refund. I quit selling stuff on ebay because of people like that.

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
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes View Post
What year is your Corvair? I had a 63 convertible that I sold to a guy out in New Jersey. After 7 months, he sent me an angry e-mail telling me what a piece of crap the car was, and that he got so disgusted with it he sent it to the crusher. The top was new, the engine ran, it had the factory heater, the seats were original, and it had four brand new tires on it. He only paid $1000 for the car because the car needed paint and body work. He could have parted the car out and got more than what he paid for it, but he sent it to the crusher instead. Do you believe that?
I seriously doubt he crushed it. He just wanted to beach being he had mile high expectations instead of realistic ones. That is a common mistake we make, shoot too high and then when it isn't as perfect as the painting we painted of it, we are let down much lower than if we had shot a lower then to be thrilled being it's better than we had accepted it would be.

This goes for life in general, not just cars.

Brian
Today 08:18 AM
DanTwoLakes
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Originally Posted by cruzinTLT View Post
Got the new "sneakers" put on the Corvair. Blustery "March Lion" day as you can see from the clothesline behind the car!
What year is your Corvair? I had a 63 convertible that I sold to a guy out in New Jersey. After 7 months, he sent me an angry e-mail telling me what a piece of crap the car was, and that he got so disgusted with it he sent it to the crusher. The top was new, the engine ran, it had the factory heater, the seats were original, and it had four brand new tires on it. He only paid $1000 for the car because the car needed paint and body work. He could have parted the car out and got more than what he paid for it, but he sent it to the crusher instead. Do you believe that?
Yesterday 09:33 PM
Dave57210 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
Project89 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
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I was thinking about making a raised area upstairs. Then make the elevated area created upstairs into a really big King sized bed.

The only problem will be the bed being in the kitchen.

John
Sounds like a time saver to me John. Those midnight trips to the fridge would be eliminated. Just reach over and open it up. And just think, breakfast in bed would have a whole new meaning!

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