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Brought the coupe home today

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gkgeiger, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. gkgeiger
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 767

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    I bought this a few weeks ago, but just got enough room in the garage to bring it home. Found it about 40 miles away. It had been on blocks in a heated basement for 23 yrs. I hope to get started on it later this year.

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  2. HotRodRick49
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
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    Sweet little coupe you got there.

    Any plans for it?
     
  3. yellow wagon
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    yellow wagon
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    from WI

    holy smokes! solid!
     
  4. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    from Zoar, Ohio

    Great find! Another Ohio car in hiding.
    What is your plans? What town was is found?
     

  5. oldspeed
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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    from Upstate NY

    Vey nice car, looks like it's almost ready to drive.
     
  6. A 31 MO FO
    Joined: Nov 3, 2005
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    A 31 MO FO
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    from D/FW

    What are your plans? Nice score!
     
  7. Toast
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    from Jenks, OK

    Wow! Very nice
     
  8. Aman
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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    from Texas

    Looks to be in great shape! Nice find.:D
     
  9. kopis
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    Oh man, thats a great score, congrats man!!!
     
  10. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    unbelievable!
     
  11. 35mastr
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    from Norcal

    Now thats a real nice find.Complete car and dosent look to have any cancer.Good for you.Another survivor.
     
  12. Great find, good for you ! So you're plans include a hemi, right ? :D
    Please keep us posted,
    / primerkid
     
  13. dirty mikey
    Joined: Oct 1, 2007
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    from chicago IL

    nice solid find
     
  14. gkgeiger
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    I have a line on an original 32 frame and will be building a hiboy with this
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  15. Fasterthanu
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
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    Super sweet!! Keep us updated.
     
  16. sweeeet! nice score man!!
     
  17. myke
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
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    from SoCal

  18. Checkerwagon
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
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    In a basement ? Indulge us if you will, whats the story behind the storage ?. Not many houses can handle a coupe in the basement. I'm guessing the 4o miles was south of Akron in a split level house built to store a coupe...
    Dale
    Cleveland, without a basement
     
  19. reichart90
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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  20. spinout
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
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    spinout
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    from Dallas, TX

    How lucky can you get! Have fun.......
     
  21. filthy frank
    Joined: Jan 25, 2008
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    nice find gene,id start on the paper work before you start tearing it into peices,its easyer to register thru a broker that way than to do it the dmv way.good luck on your build. filthy frank.
     
  22. Noland
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
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    Is that a dart, Im restoring one for myself not much but its a original 383 4 speed car nice coupe also really solid looking
     
  23. gkgeiger
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    Actually, it was east. Found it in Columbiana. It was in the basement of a small heating company. I went to Columbiana a few weeks ago to see a car (32 5 window) that was being painted for a friend. I asked the painter if there was any chance he knew of any A coupes for sale. He said yes, there is one a couple blocks away. Needless to say when I saw it, I bought it. I asked if I could leave it there a while and he said, well its been here for 23 years I guess a few more days won't matter.
     
  24. gkgeiger
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    Yes, it's a 57k mile surviver. It's a V/8 Swinger. Here's a pic, also my 65 Hemi car.
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  25. lostn51
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
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    its hard to believe that iron like that is still out there but it is. you just have to look harder!
     
  26. Jimv
    Joined: Dec 5, 2001
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    is that fiberglass fenders & running boards? Super clean car, put the sawzall to it!!
    lol
    JimV
     
  27. ROCKET303
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    ~Let the games begin~I had a blast building my Model a
     
  28. Nailhead
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
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    Wow ! Quite a find ! I love hearing about stuff like this. It gives me hope that when I can afford Henry steel (one day....:rolleyes:), it'll still be out there.

    Todd
     
  29. Ramblur
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
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    Aaargh! In my hometown no less. Wasn't aware of this one but
    I'm sure I could guess the company. I'm sure not telling where the
    rest are.:p Old Henry himself used to hang out in Columbiana with
    hometown guy Harvey Firestone. BTW the speed shop I got my
    start in in town used to race a hemi belvedere super stocker with
    Grumpy Jenkins power. Great score on the A, I'm jealous
    now. Curious as to which shop is painting the 32 5 window but
    understand that some don't want to share that kind of info.
    Good luck on your build. Keep us updated?
     
  30. GatorO'dell
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 165

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    SCORE! That is Super Duper!
    My finds tend to be 90% rust 5%cow dung 5% metal.
    But remember 60% of the time it works everytime.
     

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