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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by LMS1, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. LMS1
    Joined: Jul 4, 2011
    Posts: 11

    LMS1
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    Just stopping in to say hi and happy 4th. Beginning project turning 49 Coronet 4 dr sedan into an era appropriate taxi....just for fun. Got it as partial payment from deadbeat payer (I'm a builder) who knows I'm into cars. Runs like a sewing machine, showing 61k or 161 or 261???. Everything is complete. Interior near perfect except for front bench seat portion only. Needs passenger side front glass, both front floor pans (pinholes not basket case) and a paint job. All lights, turn signals and switches working as is speedometer. Brakes stop the car. Fluid drive(?) seems to function as it should. Decent set of wide ww hold air, not cracked. Body/chrome surprisingly good, rockers, rear pans, trunk pan and frame rails all solid. Needs a tune up but starts fairly easily. All locks, door and trunk handles function as new. Clock and factory AM radio need help.

    This is the oldest car I've ever taken on, loving the simplicity so far. Just finished restoring a 67 Imperial Crown 4 door hardtop with budd rotors and calipers from hell, rest was a breeze.

    I'm sure I'll be posting plenty of questions from time to time. Look forward to chatting with ya'all.

    btw, my name is Ed.
     
  2. CANS01
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
    Posts: 80

    CANS01
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    from Illinois

    Welcome front East Central Illinois. Had a project up in your area that went from Mt. Carroll to Stockton. Been a few years but I remember the area well. Spent about 2 weeks up there.
     
  3. low merc51
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 227

    low merc51
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    Welcome from Southwestern Illinois !!!!!
     
  4. Lost Creep
    Joined: Oct 30, 2009
    Posts: 92

    Lost Creep
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    from Indiana

    Hey Ed,
    Welcome from NW Indiana and a happy 4TH to you also!

    Eddie
     
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  5. D ROD
    Joined: Jun 28, 2010
    Posts: 965

    D ROD
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    from New Jersey

    Welcome from NJ!

    Good luck on that TAXI sounds cool!!!
     
  6. LMS1
    Joined: Jul 4, 2011
    Posts: 11

    LMS1
    Member

    Thanks all. Canso...that was probably the repave or the drainage redo of IL78 North. 78 is a pleasure to drive since that was done. Nice grades with a few white knuckle twisties thrown in for good measure. For even more fun, try the Elizabeth route sometime, pretty well marked with a couple of turns puts you within a mile of Elizabeth in the same mileage it takes to get to 20 in Stockton but 12 miles west. Bikers know the area well but the route is just as cool in your favorite rod/custom. Poopy's new digs in Savanna really put Carroll County on the map. Another thing to check out is our Cruise nights in MC this summer. The first one managed about 100 cars even though the weather looked dicey.

    http://www.mytrain.com/cruisenews.html
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011
  7. 95stepside
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 24

    95stepside
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    from iowa

    welcome from the other side of the river! dubuque iowa here, its less than 2 hrs from you if ya ever want some moral support...
     
  8. artandmaureen
    Joined: Jul 14, 2010
    Posts: 100

    artandmaureen
    Member

    Welcome from Thornton,il
     

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