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    New Old Car

    After considerable prodding and coaxing on my part, my newly retired LOML realized a lifelong dream today and bought a '56 Chevy. I don't know much about cars, but his dad used to teach auto mechanics and he grew up taking apart and putting back together cars. I'm really happy for him. It's all he can talk about now.

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    And I'm seeing some new tools in my future this holiday season.
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    Ahhhhhhhh! Reminds me of my '55 back in the day... Gave it up for pregnancy... Herself (with my help) produced a fine son so the favorite vehicle had to go... Times were tough in the late 60s.

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    Had a 55 and a 57 while in High school. The 55 was a 6 cylinder with three on the tree.. Wish I had either one of em now. Also had a 50 ford with a 52 merc flathead engine, couldn't keep clutches in it. And the infamous 50(I think) packard hearse. My mom made me get rid of it, she didn't like it parked in front of the house.
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    Nice!

    Makes me want to get the ole 46' running again...

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    Looks like a 210 is it?
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    Nice Cynthia (and Brian)! You might introduce Brian to Chevy Talk (http://www.chevytalk.com). They cover all makes of Chevy and have a great group of guys (and gals) over there...not that there aren't folks here that could probably answer questions as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Looks like a 210 is it?
    I haven't the slightest idea. He's away right now taking possession of it. I'm sure I'll have to memorize all the details when he gets back. He follows me around telling me about every nut and bolt in the thing.

    Yes, I just checked and it's a Bel Air 210.
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    Lady, I hope you get a ton of new tools. Lets see that 56 is worth how many thousand dollars. The way I see it you are getting a whole new shop.

    Enjoy it,

    Jim
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    Very nice ride, customized, nonstock paint and wheels for a start, but it certainly looks well done!

    My mom's cousin, I guess my second cousin, has a really nice version.....


    That is my dad, my two girls in me in front of his 55. He bought one just like his dad bought new, even the four door. We got a nice ride in it, the girls could not believe that there was so much space and that there were no seat belts

    Very nice cars for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Lady, I hope you get a ton of new tools. Lets see that 56 is worth how many thousand dollars. The way I see it you are getting a whole new shop.

    Enjoy it,

    Jim


    hahhahahhhaha well I don't want to be greeeedy but the list of things that I'd love to see come down the chimney will be a little longer than usual.



    I really am happy for him. He deserves it.
    Last edited by Cynthia White; 10-20-2010 at 06:14 AM. Reason: fixed smiley
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