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History VIOLET FANTASY............UPDATE

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Austinrod, May 19, 2018.

  1. scrap_metal
    Joined: Sep 26, 2017
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    So what's the plans for paint ? Are you going back to original paint or got something different in mind ? Sure is a tasteful custom.
     
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  2. Thank God it was saved.
     
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  3. The famous quote "I'm going to restore it one day" is how they get that way.
     
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  4. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
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    I feel the same way you do, BJR. I've found so many field finds over the years just to be told they are being saved for some relative who doesn't exist. I have "watched" finds being rebuilt just to see them sitting in the same place decades later. It must have something to do with possessing these cars; it surely didn't matter about money since most of these people I encountered didn't have a pot to piss in. So sad.
     
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  5. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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    I believe a lot of the car accumulators, got the car by sheer chance, and it becomes their "only social life." They can show their real personality i.e. "get off my property" or they can stand and "talk about it". Either way, they have personal interaction. Many times I have overheard the conversation, "O, I have one of those" while knowing the back story, Its setting behind the garage in a field, returning to the earth.. makes ya sick.. (and ya can't dispute the story)

    What I "don't get" is the car accumulators that "pretend to love cars." go to car shows, join car clubs, accumulate & read car magazines, collect die-cast models, while leaving desirable cars slowly sink into the ground outside, as the elements slowly corrode the vehicle away.

    I have personally passed along potentially great cars to several competent people, only to watch them slowly sink into the ground. I mean 50 years later, '40 Merc convert, '46 Ford business coupe, '53 Ford business coupe,
    '35 Ford 5 window, '36 Ford 5 window, '50 Chevy deluxe coupe. '64 Ford Galaxie 500, with 406 auto. "50 Ford COE, "46 International PU, "50 International 16 seat bus, '54 Studebaker coupe, '66 Cadillac coupe, '55 Cadillac ambulance, '39 Cadillac sedan, '54 Chevy sedan, '37 Ford 2 door flat back sedan, '53 Ford PU, '51 Divco milk truck, '51 Ford deluxe coupe. and others..

    Usually the price was so low, the new owners place very little value on the car, or bought it for a specific part, use it, and jusr let rest set, refusing to sell or give away.

    So darn disappointing..

    encouraging to see this revived
     
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  6. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
    Posts: 1,440

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    I just follow him on Instagram he’s working on his brothers car first and this will get worked on after that


    Sent from my iPad
     
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  7. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
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    Austinrod
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  8. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
    Posts: 1,440

    Austinrod
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    Just picked up the Violet Fantasy from the stripper
     
  9. My brother is one of those people, I think it's so he can say I have an old custom, but won't admit he has no money or talent to do anything with it, it makes him feel important, or the " I have and you dont."
     
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