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1961 Chevrolet Parkwood "OLD GOLD" 108k Original Miles "Patina Rod"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr.1961, Oct 11, 2010.

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  1. The Argento
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 6

    The Argento

    That's badass! I completely love the look of the interior with those lights, completely amazing. I wasn't feeling the chromed rims when I saw it for first time, but when I saw it on that picture at the night, it was excellent!

    Congratulations and well done with this beast, it's lovely.
  2. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,253


    Mr1961, great car. Its yours, build it the way you like it. I'd like to see the garbage driven by those who don't like what you've done to it. Don't think I'd take their criticism the way you have.
  3. fender lizard
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 164

    fender lizard
    from mcallen tx

    I understand how some might not like it but after all is said and done, car looks really good. how can you deny that? Safe, on the street, and super kick ass, all that matters.
  4. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 403


    Daaaamn that look`s good !!!
    I need me a LONG LOW !!
  5. Mr.1961
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 185


    Thanks David, I appreciate the kind words. I thought that is what car building is always about, being helpful and insightful.

    Thank you, thank you.

    Thanks Gman! Love that 62 Wagon of yours. :cool:

    :cool: Thanks fender lizard. :)

    :D Thanks Fantm58
  6. rumzilla
    Joined: Oct 26, 2009
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  7. Leevon
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 401

    from Nixa, MO

    Haha, epic intro! :D

    I love the wagon, I've looked over Skim's '61 convertible and wagon threads on the impala forum and pics of John's wagon sooo many times. I knew you must be pals with those guys right from the start.
  8. Malarky
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 330


    Ya damn right build it how you want it. No matter what you do there will always be people who didnt like how you did it, and will feel the need to express their dislikes, or how they would have done it. Proud and brave is the man who lives by his own conviction. I think its fukin sick! (the car) & I totally dig the well preserved seasoned exterior. Doesnt look like every other fukin '61 Chevy. Well done:cool:
  9. Mr.1961
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 185


    Well said brother! Thanks for the compliments.

    Yup, those are my hombre's. :D

    SHOW ME THE MONEY! :rolleyes: ;)
  10. Mr.1961
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
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  11. Dan
    Joined: Mar 13, 2001
    Posts: 2,367


    very cool car, nice job...

    I want to see your avatar on that new interior...
  12. kopperkart
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 468

    from Wisconsin

    Great job on the wagon and also responding to all the members questions and critiques. It provided me with some ideas for my car. Here is my Rip Van Winkle '62 9-passenger Bel Air.
    And here it is in it's hibernation state.
    My no budget project is back on the road after going through the fuel, cooling, and brake systems. Skinny whitewalls and a set of unknown dog dish caps replace the Ford truck caps and rotting tires. The 59K car runs the stock 283 Powerglide. The interior needs carpet and door panels when time and money allow.
  13. Moondog13
    Joined: Sep 7, 2006
    Posts: 732


    Hey Mr. 1961, Tower Shops is the last Friday of every month or Friday before last? I always forget... :rolleyes:

    Awesome wagon by the way! :D
  14. Mr.1961
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 185


    Haha! Thanks Dan.

    That 62 is a real bute! Don't let me get my hands on her! :D

    The quarterpanel dent is absolutely beautiful on the driver's side. No cracking of paint or hidden games, just nice old crumpled Detroit steel. Priceless! Again, real nice car kopperkart!

    Every Friday! Thanks Moondog!
  15. daveymac405
    Joined: Jun 14, 2010
    Posts: 94


    i like the shit out of this wagon. all arguments a side.
  16. Mr.1961
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 185


    Thank you. :)
  17. stationWAGONS
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 796

    from Vegas

    Was skipping CLR for the more expensive stuff, to do these kinds of freshening-ups.
    Gotta try CLR.

    Sweet car top begin with.
  18. skipper
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 1

    from california

    Absolutely Beautiful!! What kind of BC/CC did you use??
  19. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,103


    From one Impala guy to another, great job. I love it. I've been wanting to build an Impala wagon forever. By the way, I like BOTH sets of wheels.
  20. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,628

    from Hypocrisy

    I like what you did with it, it inspires me to do the same to my 60 Chevy wagon.
  21. Mr.1961
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 185



    Thank you. It's Clear Coat Only! PPG DELTRON :D

    Thank you, thank you. :D

    I think my buddy John's 60 wagon will inspire you even more, but thank you it means alot. :D
  22. James66g
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 552


    Ordered the paint just now! Couldnt find it any were locally and when i asked a few stores to order they just looked at me with that look my dog gets when he hears something odd (one TV one eyebrow up head cocked to the side) Any way got me 6 cans should be enough to redo my block!

    Thanks again for the paint hook up and screw all the haters man Your ride your style!
  23. cwayne
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 220


    Enjoyed the pictures of the '61 Old Gold.... nice save.
  24. 555impwagon
    Joined: Nov 27, 2008
    Posts: 19

    from milwaukee

    i think this car was donated to rawhide boys ranch and scrapped.i remember it coming in where i use to work.i ripped out the gauges before it was crushed....oh and the old gold 61 looks great.i would love to have it.
  25. vdubjim
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 107

    from OKC

    Great car, sweet job bringing it back.

    Ive not done the CLR trick, usually for less surface rus/overspray etc...t i use superfine steel wool as my polishing 'rag' with some 3M or Meguiars cleaner polish.

    Im curious the longevity of the bare metal under the clear??? Most paint guys ive talked to say clear breathes to keep the paint under from 'dying' So wouldnt the bare start to rust under the clear? Anyone know???
  26. Mr.1961
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 185


    Thanks brother and that block paint will go along way. I only needed (2) cans to do the entire block, and misc. pieces such as the valve covers and ps pump and ps brackets. A little goes a long way, besides more mils of paint will lead to cracking. :cool:

    Thanks cwayne. Nice Parkwood you got there. :cool:

    Thanks buddy. Ca$h talks and she'll go to a new home! :D

    Thanks Jim. A lot of my buddies couldn't believe how determined I became once the car got home back in February. I just never let up from start to finish.

    As far as the clear goes, I will let you know what happens over time. It's been 6 months since cleared and Old Gold is always garaged, so I am sure it's a good thing as far as preservation goes. It's bright and shiny bare steel with the D/A marks still on her. This is the first vehicle or anything bare steel for that matter that I've ever urethaned over.

    I could definitely see if the clear would become compromised and the raw surface would then become exposed to elements turning to a rusted surface. However, as long as its encapsulated with the PPG urethane, I don't see how rust would form as it sealed. :eek: Just my .2cents though. :cool:
  27. nocoastsaint
    Joined: Jan 5, 2006
    Posts: 413


    You, sir, have one cool wagon.
  28. Race City Rodz
    Joined: Nov 29, 2010
    Posts: 466

    Race City Rodz

    Awesome, no matter what anybody says. Killer job. Need to see more wagons back on the road, reminds me of my Dad's wagon.
  29. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,561


    you bringing that wagon to Lonestar this wk end? You should!
  30. Mr.1961
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 185


    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! Long live the long roofs!

    Would love too, but it's been all work and no play lately. :eek:
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