I had a dream... Encouragement for the newbs
A very long time ago when I was much younger, my boys say about a hundred years ago, I got this idea in my head that I wanted to do a nuts and bolts frame off restoration. Being a journeyman mechanic I had done mechanical restos/mods on lots of cars that I had (2 x 63 Corvettes, 64 Corvette, 66 Nova SS, 66 Acadian Canso SD, ...) then turned the cars over to the bodyshop. It always felt like cheating. Anyways, life happened, marriage, kids, mortgages, divorce, mortgage again, marriage again etc. and the dream got pushed aside.
So when my boys started driving I decided it would be a great time to learn the body/paint side of things. Practised by fixing up cars for them, started coming here, bought insurance write-offs and fixed them. Did work for friends. And all of that so that one day I could do this:
Still some things to finish, but drove it last week. Before I was old enough to drive a good friend's sister's boyfriend bought one of these. A 67 Olds 442 2 dr post with buckets, console and a 4 sp. I was in love! This one is near identically equipped, just safron yellow instead of Spanish Red and has the Rally Pac dash. Completely disassembled right down to this:
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The moral, hold on to those dreams.
This economy has knocked us for a loop and my daughters kind of opened my eyes the past few months.
Thanks for sharing Steve - no wonder you are so understanding of us newbies. Maybe next year this time I will have a similar story!
58 MGA Coupe project