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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Juztyn00, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. studematt
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 432


    Thats a 57 pontiac in there not a buick.
  2. recardo
    Joined: Aug 31, 2006
    Posts: 833

    from Winslow

    I kind of feel sorry for the old guy. He probably hasn't even priced sandpaper in 30 years.

    If he can't afford a rattle-can of primer and some garage fix-up, he will never be able to afford even a small toolbox.

  3. Rogers Performance
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 39

    Rogers Performance

    I have one of these guys up the street from me maybe a mile whole back yard full of cars and a model A under some covers. Going to restore it he says sad very sad.
  4. RoadkillCustoms
    Joined: Jul 10, 2008
    Posts: 270

    from Mesa, AZ

    I hate it for the old guy, but totally understand. My grandfather had dreams for his fathers car too. Never did a thing, then they sucked up in an estate sale. What a shame.
  5. Juztyn00
    Joined: Jul 21, 2007
    Posts: 189


    Yup they are his to do with what he likes, I'm not going to annoy him since I'm sure he's been annoyed about the car before. I can't afford to make a decent cash offer anyways.

    Yes 57 Pontiac and 29 A. I was guessing from what I saw the first time.

    The guy was driving a new Cummins Diesel, and from what my neighbors have told me is retired military and owns lots of rental properties in this (college)town. The house that they are parked at is his Aunts house(Late 90's) and was insured. He said the plan is to demolish and rebuild the house due to the damage on from the tree. I really got the feeling from this guy that money meant very little to him.
  6. olskool53
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 102

    from CT

    X2! Holy crap just because you turn wrenches as a hobby everyone thinks you can fix everything. I just stopped talking to my neighbors.....fuckers wanted me to fix everything! "Welding contest" Dude i want to hang with you guys!
  7. sloppy-ollies
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
    Posts: 92

    from Jersey

    Horseshoes, cheap beer, welding contest, vintage cars tucked away in barns? Sounds like a slice of heaven to me!
  8. solid
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,459


    Yeah, it sucks, but i was thinking the same thing. If he has the kind of spunk to do a complete resto on em, then you think he would have fixed, or built a new garage by now. They belong to him, and he can do what he wants, but those guys are always"gonna get around to fixin em up one of these days". Dont want to ruffle any feathers, just my two cents. GREAT STORY ANYWAY.
  9. bluestang67
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 589


    Justy I just missed it that day rolled into Goreville at Lake Egypt about 9 PM . Trees where down on 57 for about 15 miles and a 20 ft sail boat upside down in the meridian . How is everything down there now have the towns recovered all back to normal . Everyone alright .
  10. recardo
    Joined: Aug 31, 2006
    Posts: 833

    from Winslow

    I wonder if grandma is rolled-up in the carpet inside the sedan??

    Sorry, was thinking of the family truckster and Chevy Chase for a minute...
  11. Umm, that A coupe looks a lot like a Tudor too....
  12. so.ill.
    Joined: Feb 24, 2007
    Posts: 311


    I've got a bit of charm the "old birds" love... tell u what ill come down the, im not too far away, ill woo her into parting ways with the hardware... u get the 56 i get the 28 for doing the dirty work. lol
  13. Juztyn00
    Joined: Jul 21, 2007
    Posts: 189


    Returning to normal slowly... I saw that boat in the meridian right near the Marion Exit. I wasn't woken up by chainsaw noise this morning so that's a good sign I suppose.
  14. We had a guy like that when I was in High school that owned the wrecking yard that we liked to rumage through. He had three old '55-'57 T-Birds under a tarp in his house yard. If you even asked about them he would get pissed an run you off. That was thirty years ago, the yard is now a river parkway and I don't even know what happened to the cars, but they were stored out in the weather and pretty rotton then. Sad! :mad:
  15. recardo
    Joined: Aug 31, 2006
    Posts: 833

    from Winslow

    The story seems too far fetched looking at the hulk.

    Retirement usually comes in the form of a funeral :p
  16. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,810

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    My neighbors tend to just get cranky when i drink, or loud and stupid when they drink. No cool car finds in this process though!
  17. Juztyn00
    Joined: Jul 21, 2007
    Posts: 189


    Trade in progress!!!:D:D:D:D I helped the guy move some logs using my jeep and he decided he really liked it. My buddy jokingly said "Justin would trade you that Jeep for that old A" and He said well Hell I like the Jeep, I'd do that." SO IT BEGINS!.. He's going to get the title out of his safety deposit box tomorrow and the we have to carefully jack up the leaning garage to get the cars out. Not sure what he wants to do with the 56 so it might be for sale shortly as well. More pics!

    Attached Files:

  18. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,273


    wow! That's really cool!

    Good luck,

  19. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,512


    Congrats on the trade. That looks like a good Model A to start on. By the way, it looks like a 57 Pontiac, not a 56.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2009
  20. Xdrag48
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 469


    Thats great! You can't always tell what someone is thinking and this time everyone gets what they want.......

  21. Way to go! well done for being patient. Good things come to those who wait --- sometimes! lol
  22. Right on, a trade in the works!

  23. Guitar Guy
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
    Posts: 340

    Guitar Guy

    my frunk neighbor invited me pver once. I took him up on the offer and he was so wasted he took his wallet out and started pulling out random money. I waked away with a beer and 50 bucks
  24. Hmmmm......that A looks pretty good really, just a coating of dirt.
    Yes, that's a 57 Pontiac, not a 56.
    I guess you could run a 57 Pontiac engine in a Ford product.:D
  25. spununit
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 119


    Persistence pays off! Well done.
  26. Bash'n'Weld
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 361


    Good score!!

    Just check if there's anything in your beer next time your at their place as I'm sure they won't be too happy that you scored it for yourself instead of them.;)
  27. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,498


    Shit, last time I had a drunk neighbour come into my shed she offered me a warm beer and invited me over because her defacto husband was away. Stunk like pee.

    I declined, closed up the shed and went inside. When the lights went out next door I went back to work. That was when I lived in the burbs. No neighbours close enough to bother me now.

    God I miss her
  28. Wow what a great find.................
  29. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    Don't get killed trying to get it out of that "garage".:eek:

    Nice score, congrats.:cool:
  30. Nice deal !! I would really like that bicycle >>>>.

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