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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by G V Gordon, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. G V Gordon
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    G V Gordon
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    from Enid OK

    About a year ago a local MOPAR enthusiest was killed in a car fire. His 66 Imperial burned as well.
    Today I went to his estate sale and this followed me home.

    Chris, at one time was a window dresser and designer for Marshall Fields Dept store in Dallas and his friend Phillip told me he thought that this was from those days. A prop piece.

    Obviously influenced by mid early 60's Chrysler products it measures a little over 5' long and is fiberglass/resin type construction.

    Even my long suffering spouse thinks it's kind of neat. First thing she said was, "your'e planning on keeping that aren't you?"

    Enjoy.

    What do you think, refinish or leave original with flaking paint and cracks?

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  2. Refinish it....hang it from the wall or ceiling in the garage
     
  3. truckncoupe
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    Very cool. Needs to come to my house
     
  4. Thats a neat wall ornament. Good find there. I swear I always hear of people finding the coolest shit at estate sales and the couple of them I've been to, I have found nothing but crap.
     

  5. LANCE-SPEED
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  6. repaint it. because if you don't you will always want to. I would
     
  7. G V Gordon
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    Sorry for the double post, happened when I was linking pics. Can someone combine these. It wont give me a delte option for some reason.
     
  8. henry29
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    Very cool.
    I have seen a picture of one just like it before might have been on here.

    I think I'd restore it if I had it.
     
  9. JeffreyJames
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    Paging Mark Moriarity...somebody has something that you do not.
     
  10. SuperJim
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    Very very very cool... wow!
     
  11. brucer
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    have to be a bright red, then have the chrome painted on by a professional artist..
     
  12. 35chevymaster
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    I think Awesome is the right word whatever you do with it...
     
  13. Gator
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    Cool - I'd finish it up nice.
     
  14. 49ratfink
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    put a Hemi in it.
     
  15. Plowboy
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    I seem to recall a while back someone posted a similar pic with a "what did I buy?" question. Maybe they made several of them......Neato!
     
  16. Tech @ BG
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    That's a pretty cool find!
     
  17. henry29
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  18. rebelrat
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    Clean it,paint it and pull a mold off of it and sell them to the rest of us at a huge profit lol
    Very cool find
     
  19. Blue One
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    Here's an idea for you. Build a custom chassis for it with the right sized wheels and tires to give it "The Look" and build it as a sit on top cruise around the fairgrounds type ride.

    A neat variation of the powered radio flyer wagons and motorized bar stools you see at events.

    Just an idea :)
     
  20. r8odecay
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  21. henry29
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    That was a willys aero wagon
     
  22. missysdad1
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    If it was mine, I'd do my homework before I did anything to it. Then, once I figured out what it was like when it was first made, I'd restore it to that configuration. Over-restoring it would be so wrong.
     
  23. Looks like you and Larry have twins.
     
  24. G V Gordon
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    Yep, looks that way, Maybe we should start a club! lol
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2010
  25. 1950ChevySuburban
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    1950ChevySuburban
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    Refinish it. Cool find man!
     
  26. LOL:D He'll probably find one.
     
  27. So thats what you are spending my money on!
     
  28. Mazooma1
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    oh, baby!!!!
    finish it!!!!
    Red with a white top........:)
     
  29. storm king
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    Refinish to perfection for sure. (Find out how much Winfield or Himsel would $$ to paint it?)
     

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