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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 29Coupe, Jun 15, 2008.
Thanks! I hope to find more pictures.
Jeremy, What a great story.
And to put the prices in perspective, you said he paid 350 for that, right? Well That's a lot of coin back in the mid 60's. In 1967 I bought my first car and scraped together 35 bucks to get a rust bucket wore out 58 Chevy Delray car, 2 dr post, but a 2bbl 283, PG. I'd never coulda went 350 for anything. The same year I did pass up a restored 29 A closed cab pickup, just finished with a bed full of extra engines and trans and parts, for 700.
Thanks. I've been thinking the same thing...$350 was allot of money back then.
When gramps bought the car, everything had been freshly chromed. Complete Front & Rear Suspensions, All the window frames, dash, etc... and the 4-banger was built, painted, etc...
I don't know the story on the car, but maybe the guy he bought it off of was making a show-car out of it??? It just seemed like a lot of chrome for a driver???
And someone updated it to '40 Ford juice brakes.
Congrats dude,that is so cool,and the history of the car is just as awesome as what you did for your ol' man
I remember ready this story! VERY Cool!! don't have anything like that w/ my dad. Make sure you enjoy it, not everyone gets it! Glad to have have you on my friend list and thanks for diggin my project.
Keep after me over the next few months, I have a lot to do to make it to the Lone Star round up this April...
For anyone who's interested, we've re-designed the website with all the pics of the build.
Check out the updated page here:
Just put this video together of the Coupe. Sort of a time-line of pictures.
(youtube has removed the music I had. So it is silent, for now...)
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Way to go! You are a good son,I'm sure your Dad is very proud of you.I hope you have a son to pass the coup on to one day.In the mean time drive the wheels off of it!!
My son and I got my panel truck running after 45 years, can't beat the feeling after the first drive!! congratulations!!! Chris
That is very, very cool!! Great job. I had my Dad turn the key to my flathead for the very first time, and got it all on video. It was a great day with my car and my Dad.
Decided to try my hand at scalloping.
Thought it came out pretty good for my first attempt. Inspiration came from Ed Roth's Lil' Jewel.
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