Figured i would start a 32 thread now that it is here and i am going through it. A friend found this car on craigslist in Redlands cali. The previous owners grandson posted it there for his grandfather before they tried ebay. He didn`t post the add right thanks god lol.; The previous owner has owned the car for over 45 years i will be getting more history soon. He has had the car in his garage for the last 45 years without seeing the light of day covered up, he gave his house to his daughter some years ago as i was told and he moved to another house. He had come over to check on things etc from time to time and he discovered the cover off and the car getting more and more nicks etc so he getting older and not wanting to deal with a hot rod anymore decided to sell, seemed a little disgusted with the daughter piling things on car and nicking it etc. So a friend in Australia actually sent the craigslist link to my friend in cali who flipped it to me as he was out of town that week. I called the # and talked to a nice lady early one morning I Didn`t account for the time change as i was so excited about the find . She got her husband on phone,I asked him about the car he Couldn`t tell me much he said he forgot a lot about it but knew it had a Olds 303 4bbl and a hydro with a shift kit. He said it didn`t run and didn`t want to mess with it. He did put 2 new tubes in the rear tires to get it to roll. Now here is where it gets good so i say i would like to have a friend look at the car and they say fine let us know what works for you and him but we don`t want your motorcycle,boat,motor home,first born or deposit if you like the car its cash or bank check ... I said that`s not a problem if i like it i have cash! She says great. My friend goes to look at car on wendsday at 10 am and calls me and says Dave this is one Bitchin` car!!! I have smoked this car over really good this thing is the one man if you dont buy it i`m gonna! (he would have flipped it and made some money) It doesn`t have a patch panel hammer mark or even the rear tail panel hasnt been cut for taillights etc. They chopped it about 4inches and gas welded and appears to have been lead filled! He states the negatives about car etc and i say Ok. I would like to offer her lets say $1000.00 no i didn`t buy the car for a thousand dollars , But i had to make a offer so he says here you talk to her i offer her the 1k she says NO the price is firm, respectively a very nice lady. I say Ok well if its what my friend says i will buy the car, she says well i had a nice young man from so-cal who really wants the car but has money tied in Esqiero sp* and is waiting for his 34 ford to sell in a few weeks at Lars i assume from the info she gave. And he has just had baby and got married and his name is the same as my husbands so i am kinda partial to try and work with him for a few weeks. So I hear my friend say miss dont get emotions mixed up in this it`s all about dead presidents (money) miss I am speechless saying in my head what the hell its right here i am going to give you what you want so i say maam I will give you cash tomorrow and give you 1k more she got dizzy and i hear hear say oh my i have to sit my friend says are you ok she says umm yeah here take the phone he says what did you say to her i tell him he respectively says maam he is serious if you want to sell the car the other guy hasn`t given a deposit etc?? She says I have to wait til my husband gets home and talk to him and i need to call the nice young man as well as i told him i wouldn`t sell the car without letting him have first shot.. I feel like i lost a family member and am weak as hell. So she says tell him i will call him back in a day or so to let him know what we are going to do. Well i am at home drowning in pity and asking god for foregiveness for all the bad i may have done and am falling asleep watching TV its like 1018 pm here I get a call look at number and see their # pop up i am sick to my stomach but answer, Hi Dave this is so an so I talked to my husband and the other party my husband says if he has CASH!! sell him the car! and the other gentlemen said it would be a few more weeks before a deposit or anything could be done and also said if he has cash sell it to him... I am so excited I jump up run outside with phone and start rambling to her idk why??? She then says i have some stipulations though..... ooooookaaaaaaaayy I say she says i need you to wire me this amount to my bank account tomorrow and then we will work out the rest after or next week when you in to LA for LARS so i say ok great, You`ll have it by the time you wake up in am. I call my friend and tell him he said yeah ik she called me and wanted to know some more about you and i told her you where a good guy. I say thanks I don`t know what to say or how to repay you. So i sit there after i get off phone and say hmm i need to get this over asap so i send her the money and then i next day air her a bank certified check for the balance. She calls me on Friday and says umm Dave your serious i just got your check and the balance I yes i am don`t run away with money though she laughs and faxes me the paper work over. I ask her when my friend can come pick up the car she says well tomorrow i guess if it works for him. I say great it should so he goes and meets the auto club there and gets it to his house and smokes it over again and is still in amazement has a couple friends over and they offer to buy the car for a few bucks more than i paid I say sorry not for sale. Now i have to wait a week to see my car and Didn`t sleep a wink! My friend started throwing in pieces he had lying around and finding deals on the net etc to get some things the car needed. I went to LARS got a 4x2 staggered intake for it right away and a few small things and i finally got it back here on 6-29-11 hope this all post, lots of writing lol i will post more when i can and add on the rest as i can. Let me know what you guys think.