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Customs I converted a restorer Guy to a Kustom Guy

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  1. roddin-shack
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    Interesting story, a good friend of mine found out over a year ago that he had a form of blood cancer with out getting into specifics his treatment include radiation and stem cell replacement. At the time he was the proud owner of a beautiful 51 Merc fully restored sedan (see photos) he asked me to sell it for him and I did with little effort because of the quality of the car. After fading way to a shadow of his former self and losing his hair and with a lot of support from friends, he got the good news that his cancer is in remission stage and he is returning to his former self.

    We started talking cars again so I knew he was getting better, I talked him into looking for a custom so he can keep up when we go to car shows the Merc just could not cut it. I had my eye on a 51 Chev coupe built by Ron Box, his cars have appeared in various HAMB threads. Last Friday I picked it up with my truck and trailer. He just loves it and cant wait to drive it. Now I have to convert him over to become a HAMBER
     

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  2. greg ducato
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    I would be proud to own either one of those, hope fully he has kicked cancer for good and can spend many years enjoying that Chevy
     
  3. Way to go and I hope your friend stays cancer free.
     
  4. bob t!
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    Nice car seems familier but like you told me Larry its not a 51 Merc L.O.L.
     

  5. czuch
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    from vail az

    Good Job!!! And X-2 on the cancer free.
     
  6. roddin-shack
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    Bob, It should look familiar, Mike said you passed on it??? My friend was not looking for a Merc just a very nice reliable car and this one fits the bill. Larry
     
  7. 49ratfink
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    nice looking Chevy. Do you know what the back window came out of??
     
  8. roddin-shack
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    I believe it is a 1950 Olds rear window.:)
     
  9. bob t!
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    Larry Hope your friends health contines to improve.My best wishes to him.
     
  10. 49ratfink
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    50 Olds would have been the same as the Chevy.
     
  11. roddin-shack
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    Sorry, minor brain cramp it is out of a 48 Oldsmobile. Larry:(
     
  12. Ford52PU
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    Glad your buddy made it thru his ordeal. Beautiful car!
     
  13. Davyj
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    Nice looking cars, you can never go wrong with something from Ron Box, his cars have always been first class............Glad your friend beat his cancer, so many don't. Make sure he lives everyday to the fullest!
     
  14. sololobo
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    Great news on the remission. I have my fingers crossed for our brother. The little Chevy is sweet, love it all around, I see the cool butterfly deluxe steering wheel in there, cool. We are sending healing vibes from South Omaha. ~sololobo~
     
  15. koolkemp
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    Very nice little Chevy ! Glad your buddy is doing good and ready to get back to cruising with you !
     
  16. roddin-shack
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    Thanks for the kind words, I have been passing all the good wishes on. It really picks up his spirits. Thanks Again Guys. :):)
     

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