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PostSubject: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:12 am

Anyone out there restoring a classic car? I just bought a 1950 Olds Futuramic to restore.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:30 am

sweet That will look nice lowered I am working on a 4 door 55 Chevy Bel Air





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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:38 am

Very nice! Love the color - I don't think I've ever seen one that color.

Cant wait to get started. They are the second owners of the car, so the car has a clean title, and all the original knobs, mirrors, even the hubcaps!!

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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:56 am

sounds solid norust? I recomend Buying a Hemmings Magazine i always see em at the Grocery Store its got great ads and resources and a website

http://www.hemmings.com/

HERE ARE SOME LINKS

http://www.mclellansautomotive.com/sales-lit/bytype/dealer-inhouse/oldsmobile/index.shtml



http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=1950+Olds+Futuramic&btnG=Google+Search



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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:02 am

Try this for lots of fun Car ads and Vintage Poster Ads

http://www.plan59.com/prints/prints_01.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:15 am

It doesn't look like it. The people selling it had a bunch of pictures, and took a couple of videos of it.

Wow - great links! Thanks - I love the art one!
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:48 am

Uuuuuuhhhh I would love to restore a classic car. But a big one...



Like this!





This is a Volvo F88 from the late 1960ies.

Or a G88 with the american like fore-set front axle












But for that rig you´ll need a lot of space and for each fuel up a monthly income... lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:27 am

I have some work to do on my 1965 Mustang.

[img=http://thumbnails.imajr.com/flygfest-001-1131515.JPG]
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:24 pm

Working Now on My 1929 Mercedes.....Its my baby....i actually had it painted the same colors as my Gretsch Anni. (not pictured) ....the picture is what it looks like generally, weve stripped it down and made some "modifications"

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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:32 pm

Jeeezzzz.
That's what I mean! Such great cars!
I'm working on my 2001 Hyundai Excel...
Costs me a fortune to fill it up nowadays!
Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:36 pm

I wish I could afford one but my favorites are american cars and here in Belgium... well there aren't nearly enough, they cost quite a lot and... and... and...
Ah f**k it, I'll go live in the US of A! Then I'll buy an old car, restore it with love, live the life I always wanted and...

Maybe I should go to sleep now.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:37 pm

PPK: you doin' it yourself? No offence intended, it's just that I never heard of a girl restoring a car over here.
Then again, this is Belgium Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:01 pm

Hellvis wrote:
PPK: you doin' it yourself? No offence intended, it's just that I never heard of a girl restoring a car over here.
Then again, this is Belgium Laughing

Really? Hmm, I wonder why. They are too busy making chocolates? JK Laughing

Ill do some of the cosmetic work myself. You never know, I may get a feather up my ass and decide to rebuild something. We'll see.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:04 pm

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Uuuuuuhhhh I would love to restore a classic car. But a big one...
Like this!

This is a Volvo F88 from the late 1960ies.

Or a G88 with the american like fore-set front axle

But for that rig you´ll need a lot of space and for each fuel up a monthly income... lol! lol! lol!

Are you into Volvos or just big trucks. I was actually thinking about getting a 60's volvo to restore. I love volvos in general. We are on our third one - the SUV XC90.

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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:05 pm

[quote="Vinny"]Working Now on My 1929 Mercedes.....Its my baby....i actually had it painted the same colors as my Gretsch Anni. (not pictured) ....the picture is what it looks like generally, weve stripped it down and made some "modifications" quote]

Very nice - does your car have a name? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:02 am

I worked at a custom shop for a while, here's a pic of one of the last cars I helped work on....

1929 Model A came in as a mild rod, full fendered running a 283.
left on Deuce Rails with a built ZZ4 V8, partially recessed firewall, hidden front disc brakes, 3" chop, 32 grille shell, with a cut down '50 ford dash molded into the cab. My favorite.


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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:44 am

Pinkpiratekitty wrote:
1954inMemphis wrote:
Uuuuuuhhhh I would love to restore a classic car. But a big one...
Like this!

This is a Volvo F88 from the late 1960ies.

Or a G88 with the american like fore-set front axle

But for that rig you´ll need a lot of space and for each fuel up a monthly income... lol! lol! lol!

Are you into Volvos or just big trucks. I was actually thinking about getting a 60's volvo to restore. I love volvos in general. We are on our third one - the SUV XC90.

PPK pirat cat cherry

Both. I love trucks since my childhood. There was an american tv-series in germany when I was about six years old, starring Claude Akins. Think the original title was "Movin´on". Since that time I love trucks... and yes, surely I got a truck driving license... What a Face
I would love to drive a Kenworth K100... thats my favourite!

And I own a Volvo too... its a ´03 V40 with Common Rail Diesel engine. Runs like hell.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:22 am

I work in a Hot Rod/Custom workshop. I have some babies....

The 36;




The 68;





And the T when I got it about 5 years ago and the chassis earlier this year





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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:10 pm

LOOOL I see the sales advertise for the T-Model:



"Fairly good condition, needs paint..." lol! lol! lol!


Good luck with it!
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:56 pm

Bigbassape wrote:



Man I don't even think it's legal to drive around like this in Holland.
No fenders in the first place...
But what a great hot rod!
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:01 pm

1954inMemphis wrote:
LOOOL I see the sales advertise for the T-Model:



"Fairly good condition, needs paint..." lol! lol! lol!


Good luck with it!

Maan That paint is original, 81 years old and counting. Henry Ford probably put it there himself.

It'll be a shame to take it off.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:13 pm

I'm getting my licence this summer and want to do this sooo bad, but I know nothing about cars. Neutral A surf green classic car would be so nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:55 pm

ROAD TRIP!
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:38 pm

ArtVandelay wrote:
I'm getting my licence this summer and want to do this sooo bad, but I know nothing about cars. Neutral A surf green classic car would be so nice.

be prepared to spend alot of money. If I had all the money I've thrown into classic cars just to keep them running, I could probably buy a small house.

That Model A was close to 100k if memory serves.
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PostSubject: Re: Classic Car Restorations   Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:04 pm

Hey Doesy,
Nice Kingswood! Ted Bullpit would be proud! haha!
I got a XT GT Falcon, XR Falcon sedan and a XR Falcon 500 Wagon that I wanna customize abit. The XT is mostly original except for a slightly bigger cam and Holley. The XR sedan has a 351C with a F260 cam, Holley Strip Dominator manifold, NOS 150Hp shot, tuned lengths, C4 with 3200 stall, 9" 4:11, and looks like gramps car with no chrome under the bay, steelies etc. But the closure of the dragstrip for the last 2 years means I'm in hurry to finish! The drve train and body is complete except for a diff centre and convertor, and assembly. The GT is gonna recieve a rebuild, 347W, F260 or similar cam, 4:11's etc, gonna keep it Top Loader, more fun!
Keepo the paint on the T, patina rules!
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