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Projects Gene (Moonlighter) Cromer's A/G Willys Resurrection

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Quain Stott, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. That pretty much puts all other threads on the back burner...........
  2. That would be Melvin,,Gene's right hand man.

    Back in the old days Gene had the tube inside the car and he pressurized it himself! :eek: HRP
  3. Frank Taylor
    Joined: Feb 8, 2013
    Posts: 334

    Frank Taylor
    from Iva, SC

    Link works great for me. It sounds good in the video, but it sounds much better in person. I wish Quain could have seen the looks on Gene's daughters' faces tonight, that was really priceless.
  4. OldColt
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
    Posts: 504


    Watched the video several times, well ... I'm just sorta' speechless right now. So happy for Gene, his family, and everybody else. Car looks fabulous. --- Steve ---
  5. UncleDonnie
    Joined: Apr 1, 2012
    Posts: 110


  6. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,034

    from Hawaii

    Oh Yeah! My headphones have been messing up for quite awhile but I never really cared until today when I couldn't hear the full power of Gene's motor. New headphones tomorrow! Man I love this story! Tee shirts gonna be ordered as well!
  7. Quain Stott
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,958

    Quain Stott

    This is a good friend of Genes, Mike Burts of Burts Garage he built a new driveshaft for the Moonlighter. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 23, 2013
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  8. Frank Taylor
    Joined: Feb 8, 2013
    Posts: 334

    Frank Taylor
    from Iva, SC

    Here's a few pics from today.
  9. Project Paladin
    Joined: Nov 10, 2012
    Posts: 229

    Project Paladin


    Wow great sound.
  10. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,395

    from South Indy

    Such a cool deal! Great to see so many people jump on board this project and put someone's needs and dreams ahead of their own. Thanks for letting the rest of us in on this. Good on H.R.P. for the updates and "runway" modeling of the Moonlighter shirt.:p
  11. 9sectruck
    Joined: Dec 2, 2012
    Posts: 349


    Best thing I've seen in a long while..............gave me goosebumps just watching it.
    Huge well done to everyone involved.
  12. pontman
    Joined: Mar 18, 2011
    Posts: 393


    That is so damn cool. The car looks and sounds great. Funny to see Genes wife so excited about the fire up!
  13. dirt42
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 79


    I can now start my day knowing all is well in Anderson. Excellent work to everyone involved!!! That video just put a big giant smile on my face that might take all day to settle down.
  14. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    from Inman, SC

    Sounding good! Looking forward to seeing it in person tomorrow.
  15. Chipper
    Joined: Dec 12, 2008
    Posts: 28


    Wish i could be @ Greer to see the Moonlighter and all of those that made it possible. This restoration has to have been the best possible Therapy than Gene could of had. His wifes smiles and rap on the back has to be one of the most dear things I have seen. Gene and Melvin just went about their jobs of checking, tuning and filling the transmission without hardly a word spoken, What a Team they must of been back "In the Day".

    T-Shirt on Order
  16. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,400


    AWSOME ! As this whole project is. Sounds great. Congrats to all involved.
  17. Watched this again for the umfteen time and you start seeing other things.

    Ruths cheer leading shows she was a driving force behind Gene in the day.But watch Gene turn to her when the car starts ... I would say that was an expression of love to her for her years of support. And I told you I still have it!!

    And the other... their was Gapp & Roush.. Glidden &Allen.. Dyno Don & Wade
    but the south had the secret team of Gene & Melvin another ford super team ( watch them )
  18. Troublemaker427
    Joined: Jun 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,829


    Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!! I'm so happy for you Mr. Cromer!!!

    Great Job Everyone!!! You All Did Great!!!!
  19. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,085


    On the road most of yesterday, but this morning got to hear the Moonlighter for the first(of many) time. Nasteeee! What a team those two guys are. And the way the misses is all fired up is sure something to see. Thanks for this great post. To be continued, stay tuned for the next exciting adventure----
  20. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,574

    from tulsa, ok

    Awesome video. Wish I could see the "resurrection run". Great job Gene, Melvin, Quain and all others involved bringing history back to life. Enjoy the Ride.
  21. jpnewlin
    Joined: Nov 19, 2010
    Posts: 196


    It just does not get any better. This crystalizes why we are all here. Too cool!
  22. dblgun
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
    Posts: 348


  23. 38standard
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 322

    from il.

    To see what you started with and then see the car finished is simply amazing
  24. Congratulations men !
    Doing it the old way because that's the only way they know how and it doesn't need any other way, lets do the time warp
  25. OldColt
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
    Posts: 504


    I sure hope Gene has his part wrapped up now so he can rest up for the big day tomorrow. --- Steve ---
  26. Quain Stott
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,958

    Quain Stott

    Every body has been asking what time the car will be unveil. The decision has been made it will be between 1:30 and 2 o:clock. The car will stay covered until that time sorry no peeking.
  27. Quain-
    Please pass on to Gene that I am giving him a pair of new NOS center caps for the rear wheels and they were put into the mail this morning. All I had was the Glenn's address, and John will be delivering them to you guys in a few days.

    Man, that video gave me chills and got me choked up at the same time, especially the interaction between Gene and his wife. That's priceless.
  28. Gene has graciously offered up the original drivers seat cover,,this is the one and only that has been personally autographed and will go to the highest bidder,,

    This is only offered on the Hamb,,so please bid with your hearts and help Gene offset some of his personal expenses.

    You can own a true piece of history by a remarkable man.

    The auction runs through Monday.

    Click link below to view the Auction and to bid.HRP

    Last edited: May 24, 2013
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  29. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 759


    Just Awesome!!! The reaction of Mrs. Cromer when "The MOONLIGHTER" fired up, was Priceless! My Buddy and I are driving up from Central Florida tonight to see Mr. Cromer and The MOONLIGHTER honored tomorrow. Can't wait to hear that 427cu Ford Roar! Look forward to meeting everyone. Hammer Down, Greer Bound! See ya'll tomorrow.
  30. Bigfatforty
    Joined: Apr 6, 2011
    Posts: 6


    Which ram tubes will Gene be running? Start up video looks like 6" and the other shots look li 12"+

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