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Projects Holy crap what have i gotten myself into?? Bowling green bound.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by enloe, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. enloe
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    Well here is a little background information. I have had a 61 Chevy Parkwood wagon for a long time.I ended up not being able to work on it for a long time.

    here is a pic of it from a pretty long time ago.

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    I ended up moving it down to Grandpa's barn to store it for while. Well as we all know life happens. well here we are and it is time for our annual "Guy Trip" to the Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green and my son wants us to take something.


    Now we are working on the wagon. We have a short time and the wagon is rougher than a cob. We are going to try to get it driving and stopping so we can take it there and ave a little fun.

    We put a battery on it and a fuel pump. We need a few fittings for the pump and it should be running. I also ordered new Wheel Cylinders for it and we have already changed out the rest of the brake parts.

    the boy is 8 years old and I let him do a lot of the work and I double checked him.
     

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  2. enloe
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    It is a lot rougher than the 1st picture now. I am thinking we may go for the old Super Stock look.
     
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  3. FlynBrian
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    Rootin for ya! I started wrenching on them at about your sons age I am glad my Dad drug an ol 53 chevy 4 door home and told me if I got to run I could have it. I did, my friends and I used to beat around the orange groves in it around my house. Got my first car running at 8 years old. Learned alot from that experience. 46 y/o and still wrenching. Good luck on your trip!
     
  4. enloe
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    Thanks man, I really appreciate the encouragement. Ethan (my son) said "that was the most fun he had in a long time".

    I told him if he was good, and respectful to his mom and I, and kept doing well in school we would work on it a lot more. We are a low budget operation and I usually make extra money at swap meets and selling old magazines on here. hopefully we can make enough along to keep this little project going smoothly.
     
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  5. Randy Bradford
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    See ya at Bowing Green,,,,,,,,

    Randy Bradford
    "Bradfords Fiat AA/FA"
     
  6. enloe
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    I am looking foward to it.. I talked to our mechanic at work today and he hooked me up with some fittings so I think we will have enough stiff to finish hooking the fuel line up.

    It will probably be Saturday afternoon before we hook it up because I know my daughter will probably have T Ball practice and a game between now and then.
     
  7. dmikulec
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    Coolish! We'll have to hook up at BG this year. :cool:
     
  8. birdman42
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    That is the same age I started wrenching in my Uncle Bill's shop and have never stopped. Maybe there is still hope for these youngsters.
     
  9. enloe
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  10. ME.GASSER
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    Please tell Ethan that he looks so cool working on that car. He is a very nice young man. We will see you there.
     
  11. enloe
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    He has had me shave his head pretty regularly with a razor. I asked him if he was wearing a "mohawk" this year to bowling green and he said "i have to it is tradition".
     
  12. yetiskustoms
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    great story, keep it up! good luck!
     
  13. enloe
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  14. aceuh
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    Cool car. Do you know David Orr from Cleveland? He has a pretty sweet 61 chevy wagon.
     
  15. enloe
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    Yes I have known David since Moby Dick was a minnow
     
  16. aceuh
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    LoL! He's a great guy. I've bought a few comics from him over the years... well... and his cadillac.
     
  17. enloe
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    i don't sell comics but i sell a lot of 50s and 60s car magazines
     
  18. aceuh
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    Well when I said Comics I meant CARtoons... they're kinda like car mags...
    Anyway... looking forward to seeing the wagon come together sir!
     
  19. enloe
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    oh I see, i have sold a bunch of those at paradise swap meet and the cleveland car show..
     
  20. fergenboysinc
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    Me too! Looks like a fun Project! See you there!
     
  21. fiddy
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    I'll look for the wagon there man, i should be in the brookwood
     
  22. enloe
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    hopefully we will be able to pull it off
     
  23. enloe
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    i hope we are able to get it ready to test before it is time to go...
     
  24. rooman
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    When you get to Bowling Green come by our pit (Backyard Guys nostalgia top fuel) and Ethan can try the seat in the race car if he likes.

    Roo
     
  25. enloe
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    will do. Post a pic of your car on here so we can know what it looks like.
    Do you have tshirts for sale because we build up our wardrobe on this trip.

    If so he needs an adult small and i need a 4xl.
     
  26. Mr.1961
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    Just keep diggin' into her, and you'll get her to where she needs to be. ;)
     
  27. enloe
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  28. Lostrebel
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    Cool car there Enloe.....Even cooler you got the boy out there helpin ya.....
     
  29. enloe
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    here is kind of the look we are going for right now. it will still have the rust and the primer. we want it to look like it was abandoned (sp) and we found it.

    [​IMG]
     
  30. dmikulec
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    I like your idea. :cool:
     

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