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CodeMonkey
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CodeMonkey

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  • About

    Birthday:
    March 21
    Location:
    Moline IL
    Occupation:
    Technology Architect (Computer Geek)
    '57 Chevy 210 more door
    '60 Chevy C10 Panel truck
    '65 Malibu Sport Coupe (I know, mostly OT for this board)
    none yet
    I have always been a car nut - and probably had one of the largest collections of Matchbox/Hot Wheels/Tootsie Toy collections of any 6-12 year old. In junior high, I talked that it would be cool to take a 49-50 Ford or Chevy and drop a 283 in it. Lo and behold, I bought my first car in 1977 at 15 - a 1950 Chevy 2 door Town Sedan for $50. Various modifications included swapping out the front bench seats for a pair of Volkswagen buckets, painting it '74 Ford Grabber Blue, a set of Fenton mags, first engine swap was for a 283/powerglide, then 3 on the floor, then the 327 from a '65 Chevelle... It was black with flames on it when I sold it as a roller in '87, including the motor mounts I fabricated (couldn't afford the Speedway kit that would have saved me a TON of aggrivation).

    The '57 was a basket case when I got it (been working on it off and on for almost 20 years, mostly off). Not many modifications here, just dropped in a 283 instead of the 235 (which I still have), sticking with the cast iron powerglide for now. Most of the floor has been replaced and am now working on quarter panels etc.

    The panel truck is the latest addition to the fleet. The basic structure is original, including the 235/3 on the tree. Based on what the previous owner told me and guessing from some of the holes that have been filled in on the now bright yellow body, it started life at a fire station. This past summer (2012) we put 1,300 miles on it to go camping out in central Nebraska. It still hasn't told me what it wants to be when it grows up.

    The OT Chevelle is a daily driver - 327/TH350. Has power front disk brakes but no power steering.

    I keep telling my insurance man that I don't buy them so they can sit in a garage and collect dust...

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    I'm a self made man, but if I had to do it over again, I'd call in some help.
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