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The resurrection of Rusty, the '59 Sport Fury convertible

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by big M, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. bartikus
    Joined: Apr 24, 2008
    Posts: 236


    Cool I think I know right where you were.

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  2. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,381

    from Seattle,Wa

    Amazing, Absolutely Amazing!! Great job on your Plymouth!!
  3. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Just now stumbled back across this, Man!, You dont mess around, first a truly amazing build, now a fresh out, cross country road trip in it to boot.........Wow!...........A big thumbs up to ya, A lot of guys out there only dream about doing something like that;)
  4. big M
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 709

    big M

    The eastern Ohio and Pennsylvania hill country is quite beautiful, another nice change in scenery. There are a number of tunnels that take you through some of the hills, rather than over them. Carlisle 2015 027.JPG Carlisle 2015 028.JPG Carlisle 2015 030.JPG Carlisle 2015 032.JPG
  5. big M
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 709

    big M

    Carlisle 2015 033.JPG Carlisle 2015 034.JPG Carlisle 2015 035.JPG Carlisle 2015 036.JPG Well we arrived at Carlisle, Pa a day earlier than our friend that was trailering his car to the show there. After stocking the motel room fridge with 'Barley Sandwiches', we decided to drive down to Gettysburg to see the civil war battlefield, a recommended trip for anyone interested in this country's history.
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  6. big M
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 709

    big M

    I didn't take too many photos at the Chrysler nationals at Carlisle, as I was busy hitting the swap meet, and talking to lots of people I've sold part to over the years, but my first time meeting them. The old '30's car dealership on the fairgrounds was set up to resemble a late fifties Chrysler dealer display, with vintage banners inside the showroom and an impressive display of ForwardLook Chryslers inside. The surrounding grounds had fifty or sixty or the big-finned cars around it. Virgil Exner Jr was signing autographs, for those that don't know the name, Virgil senior was the designer of the Forward Look Mopars. I was privileged to pick up both Virgil Jr. and his wife at their hotel about fifteen miles from the show, and bring them to the dealership. Really some nice folks, with lots of interesting automotive knowledge. After the last day of the show, I was honored to receive a celebrity choice award for the '59 convertible. Carlisle 2015 040.JPG Carlisle 2015 042.JPG Carlisle 2015 045.JPG Carlisle 2015 037.JPG Carlisle 2015 038.JPG
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  7. big M
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 709

    big M

    After we had packed up the car, we headed west the Pennsylvania, then Ohio, this time heading north at central Michigan. I wanted to visit an old friend from high school near Lansing. The following day brought rainstorms and wind, as we headed north toward the Mackinac bridge. It had been probably 30 years since I had crossed that bridge, and had forgotten how long it was. Once across the bridge, we stopped for an awesome lunch at a little saloon in St. Ignace. Carlisle 2015 049.JPG Carlisle 2015 050.JPG Carlisle 2015 052.JPG Carlisle 2015 053.JPG Carlisle 2015 054.JPG Carlisle 2015 056.JPG
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  8. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Awesome! I wish I had known you were at Little America, that is pretty "local" to me.
  9. uc4me
    Joined: Feb 3, 2006
    Posts: 516


    Fantastic.... both your work and the road trip.
    Hats off to you sir!
  10. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,232


    :D:eek: That sir is just outstanding.Great build an a great ride along.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  11. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Absolutely astounding...
  12. What a fantastic journey bringing this car to an awesome conclusion - absolutely unbelievable transformation! Awesome!!!!!!

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