The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ARNIE, Apr 30, 2011.
Great, lookin forward to seein it at the Meltdown.
My old California '55 sits about 3 miles from me in barn where it has been resting of the last 51 years. The guy who bought it was just a 19 year old kid with his first job an had BIG plans and no extra money to make them happen. He stuck it in his fathers machinery shed, got a job a GM and started dreaming of the day he would transform it into his vision of the prefect street machine. The next 20+ years found him working 50-60 hours a week while GM was at the height of their empire and the '55 became " someday, maybe when I retire". Even when the overtime went away due to foreign competition he rarely.gave the '55 a thought. I've approached him on a couple of occasions about selling but it's a NO GO as the dream is still there.........................but seems to me not a real commitment. Someday it's going to be a terrific "barn find" for some lucky soul.
YEE_HAA!! I got it. Deposit made, diggin it out between the holidays!!!
Right on. Congrats
Congrats! We want full pic documentation when it see's daylight for the first time in a while!
That's awesome for you! Bet you're looking forward to that road trip.
The road trip is 10 minutes!! The diggin it out IS 4 HRS+!!
I'm giddy as a school girl for ya!
thats rad! congrats
FANTASTIC !! Going to be a great holiday season for you, and the car. NICE!
Congrats !! Can't wait to see the pictures of the digging.
Congrats man, happy holidays indeed !
We will expect pictures....
ARNIE - Ya gotta re create the picture of you and the car. Red flannel and all!
Actually, I do have a shirt like that. I wore it when I won the Red Green look-a-like contest!!
Take along someone that can video the 'digging out' so we all can be apart of your celebration!
Red Green !! ha ha that's great.
Way Cool! I've had my '55 almost 45 years. Where has the time gone?
Damn thats awesome. Can't wait to see you bring it back to life.
Great story. Congrats
Perseverance pays off. Congrats!
Four hours and ten minutes of being a kid again, piss pants excitement !!!!!!!! Happy for you man !
Plug for mine- 2 Door Bel Air Post Sold in Denver,Colo '78 to a guy named FORD from Ohio. California car with the rear quarter fenderwell arches brazed in back to stock.
Anyway subscribed- Larry
Fri. Dec. 26 th , Its coming home!! Merry CHRISTmas!!
I'm so happy for you!!
Please make a link to the future build threat!
Congrats and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Wow .....Merry Christmas to Ya!
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