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Old 10-05-2012, 07:58 PM   #21
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thinking a little lowering, astro supremes, and pinner whites. anyone know of a front and rear valance(under bumpers) just let me know. Will need some front fenders eventually.
I like what your thinking, good job on putting those boys to work!
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:12 AM   #22
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Here are some more clues(to me ) its low mileage. Look at the radiator, the gas cap still has cork on the back side. The pics before show numbers readable on motor mounts. I hope I hear from the guy who's name was in the car to find out
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:52 AM   #23
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:45 PM   #24
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the 1961 GM cars were designed to be an "organic object".
The 61' Chevy was patterned on WASP side panels are wings and the trunk POINT is the stinger. Look at it from a rear quarter view and you will see it.
The 61' OLds Dynamic 88 is a SHARK. Front and rear bumpers are fins, front side chrome are GILLS an the grill is shark teeth.
In 61' PONTIAC started the tiger stance. Look at a full side view it's a cat ready to leap.
61" Buicks ..I've forgotten...
Good luck with the car. Always love stories like your adventure.
Keep us posted.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #25
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the 1961 GM cars were designed to be an "organic object".
The 61' Chevy was patterned on WASP side panels are wings and the trunk POINT is the stinger. Look at it from a rear quarter view and you will see it.
The 61' OLds Dynamic 88 is a SHARK. Front and rear bumpers are fins, front side chrome are GILLS an the grill is shark teeth.
In 61' PONTIAC started the tiger stance. Look at a full side view it's a cat ready to leap.
61" Buicks ..I've forgotten...
Good luck with the car. Always love stories like your adventure.
Keep us posted.
thats some great information. I can totally see that. I was thinking ducktailed trunk at first.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #26
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Another good find David! Looks like your boys are having a blast helping...good for them!! Hope to see her on the road soon... See ya at pistons!
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:55 PM   #27
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Congrats on finding a bit of history.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #28
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well I had a process server doing some work for me so for $10 I got the last owners address and sent him a letter. Talked to him 15 minutes ago. Talk about smoker's voice. lol(explains the full ashtrays) and as I thought I was right. He bought the car of an older couple and drove it for a while. Said he was younger back then and didn't take care of things. He did verify those were the original miles!!!!! woo woo! part of me wants to find a 283 short block and put it back fairly original on drive train. hmmm
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:55 PM   #29
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Nice find and verification!
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:20 AM   #30
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this is going to be a good family hauler
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #31
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Awesome build man !!! It's going to be a bad ass ride !!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:17 AM   #32
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make it happen...
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:18 AM   #33
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I dug my Olds out of a boneyard after 19 years and brought it back to life. it's all cronicled here. i didn't know about the HAMB back then...
http://www.bangshift.com/forum/showt...-sneak-preview
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #34
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Any updates?
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:55 PM   #35
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My 58 yeoman has got me consumed right now. Got my rebel wire kit today!
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:53 PM   #36
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My 58 yeoman has got me consumed right now. Got my rebel wire kit today!
We need pictures!! How many cars you got now?
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:22 AM   #37
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Great find, love your '61!
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:33 PM   #38
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I got a lot of cars. lol Its an addiction for sure.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:57 PM   #39
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Looks nice and solid. Hope you fix it up and dont part it out.

Heres the 61 Bel air 2 dr sedan I use to have, was absolutely mint and all original from Washington State.

And my current car - 62 bel air 4 door

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