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Old 02-12-2013, 08:07 AM
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It's all too often that we do these things. I try to use the stuff I have, family "heirlooms", I'll be damned if I am going to let them sit in a box in the attic, I use my grandmothers dishes! I have things that a lot of people would have "put away" out to enjoy. My sister almost crapped when I told her I have our Nana's dishes in my cupboard and using them every day. What better thing to do than to celebrate her by using them? I have special things that when I use them I see those people who have left this earth, I enjoy them once more. I am not perfect by a million miles in this regard and recently I came across some blankets my mom and Nana made that I had all safe in the top of one of my closest. I took pictures of all of them and sent the pictures to my sister, my son and daughter and niece and asked which ones they wanted and got them to them, and told them to put them out, enjoy them.

Sell those cars and clear out that yard (your wife will love you) and BUILD the one you save.

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It's all too often that we do these things. I try to use the stuff I have, family "heirlooms", I'll be damned if I am going to let them sit in a box in the attic, I use my grandmothers dishes! I have things that a lot of people would have "put away" out to enjoy. My sister almost crapped when I told her I have our Nana's dishes in my cupboard and using them every day. What better thing to do than to celebrate her by using them? I have special things that when I use them I see those people who have left this earth, I enjoy them once more. I am not perfect by a million miles in this regard and recently I came across some blankets my mom and Nana made that I had all safe in the top of one of my closest. I took pictures of all of them and sent the pictures to my sister, my son and daughter and niece and asked which ones they wanted and got them to them, and told them to put them out, enjoy them.

Sell those cars and clear out that yard (your wife will love you) and BUILD the one you save.

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And thats the way it should be. Enjoy them! Thats what they are for. Our enjoyment.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:53 AM
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LOL ,I only pulled them out for pictures i have 7 acers so they are not in sight in buildings and under sheds,Most, i see people who Hoard them never fix or sell them ,thats why i call it Rescuing cars ,I buy them some i start rebuilding some i get finished some i sell in progress,Most people want to buy unfinished so they can build to their taste some original some not ,I can sell a unfinished car much faster than a finsed car ,mabe price mabe they want it there way Like Elvis.lol,i probable will keep some that i have finished and 1 Original Z28 Pace Car with 03102 niles not a typo ,it still has original plastic over houndstooth interior and plastic over carpetis original never ben titled bill of orign only never sat in back seat never washed wiyh soap .just rinced with water and dried down/ Only occasionaly taken to shows it would be hard to sell this and see some one start driving it and destroying a peice of history .IMO
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As far as I'm concerned, I rescued my '65 C-10, though it doesn't have the same kind of appeal or value as a coupe from that era. It was "heavily modified" by people of "ill repute". You know all the standard stuff: Wacky paint job, joint compound and scrim tape for body filler covering all dents and holes, no interior and all the wiring replaced with speaker wire.

It was rough.

I picked it up for $650, it was a decent long bed pickup with a 350 and manual trans and most of the body panels. Over time I've managed to find all new interior chrome, a replacement bench seat, traded the fleetside long bed for a step long bed, and traded the smogger 350 for a 455 olds. Next thing is the transmission. The SM420 is going and I'm replacing it with a st-10 or Muncie. Whichever I can get the best deal on.

It still needs a lot of body work, the front crossmember is going to be replaced with a more modern one, and other little odds and ends. I just want to get it out there shredding tires and then worry about the other stuff as I can.

My dad is a "bit" of a hoarder, but since I'm going to be the one to end up with whatever he doesn't finish, I'm trying to get my two projects off the ground (i also have an 80's Caprice sedan that was my "first" car and that my family has owned since brand new that I'm working into being a daily driver again)

Here's a shot of the truck from my garage that I just took. Not pretty, but all I see is potential.
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I knew a guy that had a 66 chevelle, SS, 396, 4 spd. It had factory air, PB, and power windows. He parked it back on a ridge and wouldn't sell it because him and his wife dated in it. It set back there and rusted comptetely away, and later him and his wife divorced. I found my 72 chevelle SS clone in Tenn. at a Rod Run. It had a 307, 350 turbo with 87000 miles. Body has had no panels repaired, painted once, interior is stock except he had the seats recovered. It still has original bumpers and chrome in good shape. I paid $14000 for it and could have sold it before I got home. Very seldom I run up on a deal.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:55 PM
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As far as I'm concerned, I rescued my '65 C-10, though it doesn't have the same kind of appeal or value as a coupe from that era. It was "heavily modified" by people of "ill repute". You know all the standard stuff: Wacky paint job, joint compound and scrim tape for body filler covering all dents and holes, no interior and all the wiring replaced with speaker wire.

It was rough.

I picked it up for $650, it was a decent long bed pickup with a 350 and manual trans and most of the body panels. Over time I've managed to find all new interior chrome, a replacement bench seat, traded the fleetside long bed for a step long bed, and traded the smogger 350 for a 455 olds. Next thing is the transmission. The SM420 is going and I'm replacing it with a st-10 or Muncie. Whichever I can get the best deal on.

It still needs a lot of body work, the front crossmember is going to be replaced with a more modern one, and other little odds and ends. I just want to get it out there shredding tires and then worry about the other stuff as I can.

My dad is a "bit" of a hoarder, but since I'm going to be the one to end up with whatever he doesn't finish, I'm trying to get my two projects off the ground (i also have an 80's Caprice sedan that was my "first" car and that my family has owned since brand new that I'm working into being a daily driver again)

Here's a shot of the truck from my garage that I just took. Not pretty, but all I see is potential.
You probably already know that a 71 or 72 chevy c10 front crossmember will bolt in and you will have ps disc brakes, and 5 lug wheels
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1972 Gran Torino Sport 351C and C6.. parked in a barn for over 20 years.

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:38 PM
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Look ,Theres a nice olds next to that trailer,behind the truck ....
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:36 AM
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Yea i think it is a 64 mostly complete ,this guy has probably 20 or so restorable cars that he is selling, these are a few he moved up next to highway to sell ,i am thinking about one of the wagons ,he has 4 chevys 56 and 3 57 this nomad he has ALL the parts to complete he has them at home ,(to keep them from walkin off )i wii try to post a couple more pictures ,if i can im having problems posting again.
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any coupes from the 40's ???
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I realy dont know ,but i am going over to his house sometime this week ,i will check and see, If not i have a freind who is selling some of his collection which are in different states of condition,some are Original ,some restored some unrestored and some needing restered .He has about 40 cars in buildings at home,and he estimated 90 cars at sattelite locations,all different years20-60s ,some are movie cars some just nice DRIVERS ,a few show cars,he rents them out to movies ,but he said he is in late 70 so he is going to slow down some not stop.
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I would love that more-door longroof!!! sweet '56
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