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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by T-Wrecks, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. T-Wrecks
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 17


    Paid for and registered.... pulling it out of the weeds in the next day or two.

    The cars was owned by Steve Carbacio and his son Mark. Steve died in 2002 and his cars were scattered around here and there. Believe it or not this car was a show car winner seeing many years of Autorama's in Syracuse NY

    This car has sat in the weeds for 15 years.....

    Does anybody have any info on this car? It was called the wild mouse.

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  2. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

    that is a cool find...
  3. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


    Very cool. Can't wait to see pics of it out of the weeds.
  4. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,355


  5. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,181

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Neat score.
    Rolling a show car out into the snow is as shameful as an unkept grave. No room for it in one of those big barns?
  6. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,487


  7. I've seen formally nice cars that have been left to rot in the elements in the past,hard to understand why no one had any interest,,congratulations on the purchase. HRP
  8. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,320


    Good on you for saving it. Any pics of it back in the day?
  9. birdman42
    Joined: Jan 18, 2012
    Posts: 400


  10. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,995

    Jalopy Joker

    Congrats - so, going to take it apart and start over?
  11. rustang
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 710


    Cool find.... count me in on the thoughts above.... who the heck lets a show car (or a nice fixed up car for that matter) sit out in a field in the elements.... at what point does someone do this?....Don't get it....
  12. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,811


    Neat car, glad it was saved before it became too far gone to fix, looking forward to more pics and history.
  13. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,494

    from Owasso, OK

    Glad you're saving it. Would love to see what it looked like back in the day.
  14. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,379


    For most of those guys it's when it drops to the bottom of the interest list in their car collection. For others it gets stuck outside because they are working on something else in the garage and it never makes it back in the garage. Sad to see but it happens all the time.
  15. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,392


    glad you bought it please post some photos as you work on it , reason why cars like this sit is grief , family cant part or think about something the departed owned and rather than pass it on they stare at it and relive memories , everyone has to deal with this differently , it can be very tough to cope with
  16. Veronyn
    Joined: Aug 8, 2013
    Posts: 22

    from kansas

    Congrats-that's a beautiful buy. I'd love to have one like it myself. I hope you have the patience to get it back up and running and maybe even winning. Do you plan on posting some updates of your process? I'd love to see the journey.
  17. eightbanger
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 378


    Are you going to restore it to what it was or make it your own? Very nice score, by the way.
  18. T-Wrecks
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 17


    I am going to restore it to what it looked like originally. It was sliver and flamed. As a kid I only knew it green and flamed.

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  19. T-Wrecks
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 17


    Out of the weeds and waiting for the ride home

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  20. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    Nice find. I'll start the count down for the "patina" crowd that will chime in and tell you to leave it as it is.
  21. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,071

    Bib Overalls

    The lady looks skeptical. Hopefully the patina has not eaten into the rockers and wheel wells. Any chance there is a gussied up Mouse under the hood sporting a Rochester fuel injection?
  22. T-Wrecks
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 17


    No underhood is a 331. The floorpans and rockers need to be done and alot of roof work, other than that it isnt too bad considering it sat in this field for 15 years. Its home now but too dark for pictures. Will post again tomorrow after we clean it up a bit and get rid of the bees.
  23. T-Wrecks
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 17


    I was wonerding if any of you older guys have pictures from the Autoramas from the 70's in syracuse, looking for references for my car
  24. 53 COE
    Joined: Oct 8, 2011
    Posts: 688

    53 COE
    from PNW

    That patina is like my COE that sat 18 years - a little past it's prime by 10 years or more....... and into the heavy rust stage.

  25. T-Wrecks
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 17


    Look what was in it....

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  26. teddyt
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 99

    from U.S.

    Check out that patina.....!!!!
  27. Yeah,looks like poo,,congratulations on finding the car and saving it,keep us posted on bringing the car back to it's former glory.

    The car appears to be fairly solid and I'm sure you have your work cut out but the final results will pay off . HRP

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