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Customs My Mini-Storage Find!! 51 Chevy Sport Coupe :D

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  1. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    So I bought a small mini storage a few months back, and ended up flipping it. The guy I bought it off of is a very good older buddy of mine. He tells me he's got a 51 chevy sport coupe he needs to get rid of... I'm all ears at that point. Didn't know what condition it was in, been in his family since new and he's owned it since 1972! The whole time he's had it it's been in storage somewhere in a barn for 20+ years then in this min storage for the last 12 years.

    So we meet at the storage to check it out after he got all the stuff out of the unit and we could see it, previously all I could see was the pass headlight and the driver door mirror.

    So this is what I ended up finding...


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    So first things in order.... Clean up and new shoes!!! Just happen to have these setting around! :rolleyes: :D


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    The only rust I could find, other than under the battery box. And this isn't that bad at all.

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    And a quick washing...


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    I'm soaking the cylinders now so I can try and fire it up sunday. As we were looking at the car in the storage unit he proceeds to tell me it was overhauled less than 30K miles ago?? Score!!

    It was stuck just a little and I broke it lose by hand! :D All the wiring is in pretty good shape with just a little bit of exposed wires, I'm going to chase them all down tomorrow and wrap them all before I start it!
     
  2. gassercrazy41
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  3. 1946chevytruck
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    1946chevytruck
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  4. scottydc
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    from Waco TX

    shes a beaut!
     
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  5. chaddilac
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    Thanks fellas... the only thing she's missing is the washer bottle! :D
     
  6. reece
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    from NC

    That is a great canvas to start with.
     
  7. robleticia
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    ok, we were friends before...but now I hate you! HAHA! I bet you got it cheap too didnt you!?!?! Man that's a really nice looking car, great score! Subscribed, I wanna see what your going to do with it!
    Rob
     
  8. George G
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    THAT

    is nice
     
  9. Hnstray
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    Hey Chad...........you DID notice that '49 front license plate guard, didn't you??

    Oh......what's that.....you don't care about it?............okay, I'll take it off your hands and even pay the shipping.! that would even us up for the Hudson taillight deal...... :)

    Ray
     
  10. Royalshifter
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    from California

    Cool looking ride.
     
  11. chaddilac
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    Thanks Rob, George, Ray and Skip!

    the plans are to lower it and see how the motor does, if it'll run pretty good like it is, I'm gonna leave it in there and drive it a while. And replace the interior!! :)
     
  12. Way cool, good luck when you fire it up!
     
  13. chaddilac
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    Well... I'm gonna see how this little 216 does.... then I'll get a sbc going later to put in it. I've got a 327 and a truck 5 speed setting in the shop!:D
     
  14. 60galaxieJJ
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    That thing is soooooooo sweet
     
  15. Graham M
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    One helluva a nice surprise. Congrats. Good luck with it, not that you'll need it or anything. ;)
     
  16. cactus1
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    Very cool! But are you ever going to finish the T?;)
     
  17. chaddilac
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    Hey man... ease up!! :rolleyes:

    Yes!! I'm just gonna get this one started and driveable.... I bought a whole rear section of another T coupe to help with some rust issues I had on my body! Wish I had found this rear before I chopped it, would've been so much easier!!!

    I'll be starting on it in a couple weeks after I run up to Povertyflats to grab the rear section!!
     
  18. davidbistolas
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    Bastard. I hate you.

    (Jealousy rears it's ugly head)
     
  19. Royalshifter
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    I won't show you the T body I scored.....he he he!!!!
     
  20. chaddilac
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    Dang... :D



    Uh yea I saw it somewhere!!! Thanks for the reminder!!! I've got more in the rear half than I did in the complete body I have!!! :D
     
  21. BadLuck
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    BAD to the ASS bro!! I love coupes... what a cool find!
     
  22. ELDANGEROSO
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    I'm with the " I hate you " crowd. Awsome score, whish I had this kind of luck
     
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  23. BadLuck
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    Oh yeah............... i hate you too... in a warm and fuzzy kinda way.
     
  24. chaddilac
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    hahaha, Thanks Badluck and Eldangeroso!!!

    Here's what I'm going for.... and just drive it!!

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  25. Royalshifter
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    There ya go....looks great.
     
  26. Okie Pete
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  27. teddyp
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    looks great i have much love for chevy sport coupes
     
  28. seb fontana
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    Wow on the pics..Farmer up the street from me had one into the sixtys as his only DD and had another one for a feild car, both same color as yours..I was the only kid he'd let drive the feild car around..I think he bought a new chev around 68', got no idea what happened to them..
     
  29. full race
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    Too kool!!!!!!!!!! nice fiend
     
  30. chaddilac
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    thanks guys!! I'm stoked!
     

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