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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Bellflower, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Bellflower
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
    Posts: 2

    Bellflower
    Member

    Hello HAMB! My name is Ruthann.

    I bought a 4 door powder blue 6 cylinder 62 Nova when I was 16 years old. I did not have permission from my mom, but I went down to one of the car lots on the wrong side of town and bought the Nova from a shady little Mexican car lot. Drove it home and my mom flipped out. She took me back to the car lot and yelled at them for signing a contract with a 16 year old. They agreed to buy the car back, but I didn't want to give it up. The resolution is that they would fix all the lights, and that was that. So they threw a couple dozen butt connectors at it, and the lights worked for about a week. They're out of business now, by the way.

    I ended up eventually rebuilding the engine, and eventually getting it painted, and the original interior was pretty nice already. So my friends and I cruised that thing like crazy through the end of high school.

    At the end of high school, I enlisted in the national guard, where I was a light wheeled vehicle mechanic (diesel mechanic). I came home from boot camp to find a non-running Nova After getting it running again, I started to get a little bored with it. So I sold it to buy a 64 Bug. Then sold that to buy another VW, and after a half a dozen or so VWs, I got out of old cars for a little while. Up until recently. My husband and I just bought a 58 Chevy Biscayne 4 door, with a 283 and bellflower tips with no other mufflers. We have a 2 year old little girl, so we wanted a cool family cruiser to take her to car shows and cruise nights. It's a project, but I am pretty pumped about it. It was already lowered with chopped springs, and painted in oxide red primer, and the whole interior was missing. Here are a few pictures of it from when we first bought it:

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    Abby loves it!! And as you can see, most of the interior is missing. The front seat is out of a 62 Chevy, and the rear is out of a 59. I would be stoked to find the correct pair of seats for it.

    I'm going to start a thread about it to show our progress with the project. And I am excited to hear any input you guys might have. It's great to have such a knowledgeable resource like this on the internet! Thank you guys!
     
  2. Doctor Injector
    Joined: Sep 19, 2010
    Posts: 240

    Doctor Injector
    Member

    Welcome to the H.A.M.B. from Sacramento Ca.
     
  3. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,226

    Dave Mc
    Member

    Hello from Nevada
     
  4. styleline
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 868

    styleline
    Member
    from so-hol

    nice car welcome from holland

    cheers
     

  5. papaford60
    Joined: Feb 13, 2011
    Posts: 39

    papaford60
    Member
    from illinois

    enjoy the ride welcome from Il.
     
  6. DRUGASM
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,795

    DRUGASM
    Member

    Hello from Merced. Check out the Cental Valley HAMB page.....

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/group.php?groupid=145 .


    Thats a good source of info for whats going on here in the Valley close to you. We have a show coming up on April 16th in Merced, Sonic is the first Friday of the month in Atwater, and we list BBQs and so on. Join up and post whats going on in Mo'.

    Again welcome and good luck on the Bellflower cruiser.
     
  7. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 665

    Dave Rondou
    Member

    Wecome from So. Cal. Cool ride.
     
  8. kathlenrt
    Joined: Mar 20, 2011
    Posts: 2

    kathlenrt
    Member
    from USA

    Last edited: Apr 23, 2011
  9. duck279
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
    Posts: 441

    duck279
    Member
    from SC

    Welcome to the H.A.M.B for sunny SC
     

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