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Projects FOUND...The Hot Rod that started it all for me!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by chop32, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. You know your living right when the stars line up like that for you, congratulations.
  2. Ghost of ElMirage
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 758

    Ghost of ElMirage

    Please bring it back to the way brother had it. That thing is cool good luck
  3. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,585

    from Missouri

    Congrats and great story...thanks for sharing.
  4. rugger
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 12

    from Colorado

    That is a great story. I look forward to seeing the car back together. It is one great looking ride. I hope that you keep the burnt orange paint!
  5. Pretty cool story, I'm sure you've laid your hands on it and wiped a tear from your eye thinking how long it has been, finally came back home.
  6. What a great story.
  7. FiddyFour
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 9,008


  8. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    Another vote to return it to what it was in the old photo. Thanks for sharing a great story, you made my day:)
  9. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,733

    J'st Wandering

    Thanks for sharing the picture from back in '67. That is a great looking Model A. I saved the picture for a future build. Traditional Hot Rod all around. I will follow the build on this one, expecially if it is going back to like it was when Black.

  10. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,922


    14 year difference? Props to your mother !!
  11. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,605


    Great story, congrats to you and props to the nephew for calling you and letting the deal happen.
  12. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,145


    Congrats on getting back a piece of your history! Look forward to seeing this one come together.
  13. corndog
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 4,328

    from Indiana

    Good for you!! great story with a happy ending
  14. What a great story,,to stay after that car for so long and think it may be yours only to slip through your fingers and then one day it all changes.

    Congratulations,,dreams do come true! HRP
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  15. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 664

    Dave Rondou

    This is so cool. Really like the look your brother gave it. Keep us posted.
  16. Good things come to those that wait.
    Great story!
    I'll keep an eye on this one
  17. That's soo kool Gunar. I'm happy for ya. Way kool opportunity to once again keep the ol hot rod in the family! Looks like a killer project!
  18. thedreamer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2012
    Posts: 118


    Awesome deal! I also vote to take it back to '67.
  19. Too awesome! Congrats!!!
  20. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,249

    from Oregon

    Great story! The car Gods are looking down on you for sure!
  21. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,529


    Way cool that you were able to bring it back home! Hope your brother is still around to enjoy the build with you. Memories like that just never go away do they! I bet in your mind when you got it home you could still here and feel of the ride you took to school that day way back when! CONGRATS!
  22. kyvetteman
    Joined: May 13, 2012
    Posts: 760


    Very cool story. Kudos to your cousin for realizing that it meant something to you and making the effort to let you know about it. Enjoy it!
  23. Rudy J
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,485

    Rudy J
    1. Austin HAMB'ers

    Very cool Congrats!
  24. Very cool
    My current project - Scout gasser - was also the one that started it all for me. I saw it in the 1973 Hot Rod yearbook back when I was an impressionable young man of 11. The truck went on to become somewhat of an urban legend around these parts and it has always stuck with me. As fate would have it, It crossed my path when I was old enough and financialy stable enough to do something about it. Good thing too as I'm sure it was on it's last life not likely to survive any further moves or additional neglect.
  25. FourBangNCanuck
    Joined: May 4, 2011
    Posts: 167

    from ON, Canada

    great story and real cool car! thanks for sharing
  26. Outstanding, I love it when karma goes full circle. Hope you do a build thread and share the joy.
  27. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


    Very cool story!
  28. congrats bro, thats a great story and will be a greater car! now go build it :D
  29. BlackJackPG
    Joined: Mar 23, 2012
    Posts: 156

    from Indiana!

    That's fantastic! I love stories like this. What's the plan??? :D

  30. rockfish
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 445


    Fantastic story. It's gotta feel great having that car back in the family. Love the old and new pictures.

    Looks the 44 years have been rougher on you than the coupe.:D Just kidding man.

    Hope your brother is still around to share in this.

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