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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mr.chevrolet, Jun 6, 2023.

  1. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 8,761


    you guys may remember the 37 Olds i had for sale, down in the basement surrounded by tons of car parts, blocked in by years of accumulated stuff, not sitting & rotting, just sitting. well, yesterday it saw daylight for the first time in many years. I decided if i couldn't sell it, i might as well give it away. and I found some willing people ready to accept this project. the Parkway West Career & Technology Center, a local vocational school with mechanics & bodywork training courses. what I thought was going to be a 3-4 day endeavor turned out to be 3-1/2 Hrs of hard work. the kids & instructors that volunteered to get it did a great job. it's on its way to a complete restoration and will provide a few years of training and then go on to showcase the talent of all who will participate.
    yes, all the missing pieces were there, and had already been picked up. 37olds15.JPG olds7.jpg olds8.jpg olds6.jpg olds5.jpg olds3.jpg olds1.jpg
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 2,514


    I can't imagine how happy some of those kids are to have a great project like this! Good on you for doing such a thing! Acts like this will come back to you tenfold!
  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 54,458


  4. One of the most rewarding aspects of this hobby is the involvement of young people. Glad to see this, where else would they find such a car? Good vibes.
    Cool building as weĺl.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2023
  5. Kudos to you, that is the best use of a 4 door trunk back that I can think of.
  6. y'sguy
    Joined: Feb 25, 2008
    Posts: 646

    from Tulsa, OK

  7. And to think I finally saved enough money to buy it!! Damnit! :p
  8. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 9,082


    What a nice gesture. Now that's helping to keep the old car movement going. Helping todays youth learn about and hopefully love old cars. :)
  9. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 3,050

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Nice work and great to see stories like this.
    My old high school got rid of all the shop stuff in favor of making a “STEAM lab”. Looked to me to be not much more than 3d printers and some other computer based tools.
    Pretty sad.
  10. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 8,838

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    That is too cool! Those kids that get to work on it will remember the experience forever. Even just digging it out has likely started memories for those kids as well as the instructors about the “garage find” that you donated. :cool: Just made my morning sir. :D
  11. In_The_Pink
    Joined: Jan 9, 2010
    Posts: 229


    Yinz done right by finding it a good home. :D I would be stoked to come into class and learn by working on a '37 Olds.
  12. Soo cool good on ya !!

    the great thing about it is these kids will learn a ton of knowledge that’s being lost to technology.

    sooooooo cool , hope we can get updates on their progress somehow .
  13. Flim Flam Man
    Joined: Sep 11, 2018
    Posts: 50

    Flim Flam Man
    from Oklahoma

    Going to miss all your hilarious bump posts in the for sale ad:D
  14. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,623

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Very cool of you! Hopefully other young kids will see the car in stages or completed and enter the vocation.
  15. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 30,694

    Jalopy Joker

    Good for them, good for you - not like you needed some motivation to start clean out of storage
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  16. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 3,977


    Well done, how very well done!
  17. It should be mandatory that the students watch A Christmas Story, which features a 37 Oldsmobile four-door. Take notes, kids, and watch that you don't spill the lugnuts.
  18. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 8,263

    Marty Strode

    We made a destruction derby car out of one just like it in 1963. It was given to a friend of mine, by his Grandpa.
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  19. Good on ya. A lot of young minds will be corrupted working on it.

    Was it a 6 or an 8? My dad had a 37 coupe with a 6. If I remember right the front sheet metal was different between the 6s and 8s.
  20. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 4,011


    That's a great thing to do Mike...BUT, how ya gonna explain it to Bob? Heard he had some fresh road kill hides, and some expired cans of Tuna to trade.
  21. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 8,761


    Bob is pissed but i'm gonna make him a deal on being a 25% partner in my new 2 star restaurant. so far 7 guys have bought in for equal 25%s. if i can keep this up, i may never have to get a job.
  22. Illustrious Hector
    Joined: Jun 15, 2020
    Posts: 360

    Illustrious Hector

    An old girl gets a new life, helping the young ones to learn. Best possible outcome!
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  23. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 6,251


    Love this! My youngest Grandson is taking auto tech next year.
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  24. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,001

    alphabet soup

    Very nice!
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  25. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 3,977


    YESSS!!!! My main man. You are truly an inspiration to all of us who aspire to economic freedom ;).
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  26. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 4,011


    Don't tell me you got another one of Bob's gold painted bricks.

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