Classic Auto Restoration

Savage Sniper

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How many members have old rides? My obsession with classic cars takes up most of my free time but love to talk cars any time. Will do work for $$ / trades etc. but currently I'm swamped with work and don't have time to do complete rebuilds, I can do small weekend projects if needed. Currently I'm working on a 40 Chevy Sedan & 56 Ford Coupe but have my 71 Superbee and a few others on the back burner.
 

fordnut

Active Member
The reason I use the name "Fordnut" on here is.... I have owner 28 Mustangs...I have had a Mustang almost since they hit the streets.

I got rid of my last one a few years ago. It was a 1970 Fastback that I had put a 460 in...I showed it for a few years, then just kind of got tired of it...

I still am a Ford man... My daily driver is a '93 Lightning pick-up...Almost all original...

Steve
 

Schultz

New Member
Cool Schwinn.
My 32 Tudor sedan.

And my 54 F100 which is under construction.

This is what it looked like when i bought it.
 

Hamman

New Member
I have a 72 Monaco that has been garages kept since new and a 78 CJ5.

Schulzt, that Tudor is awesome, you must be proud of that!
 

armedpig

New Member
Schultz, that Tudor looks good. You can't go wrong no matter what style you go with, retro, old school, period, original, or what ever.

That truck looks good as well. I think it looks great the way it was sitting on the trailer.
 

Hamman

New Member
thebrasilian said:
Hammon...your post is worthless without pics!!!


sheees!
I am currently out of town surfing off the iPod, will post some pics this weekend when I get to my PC.

They ain't much next to that Tudor though.


Hey Brazilnut,
BTW- it' Ham"MAN", I am not jamaican.


 

Schultz

New Member
Thanks guys the Tudor is a favorite.

Armedpig the 54 was a mess or I would have left it like that for a bit. It will look somewhat retro when I'm done with steelies and maybe whites.
 

Schultz

New Member
Nice VW. They are gaining in popularity again I have several friends that have older bugs and are part of a club here in the upstate.
 

mcdaniel

Member
The Luggage Rack is a repop. They were an original accessory but an original is over a grand and usually have to replace all the wood so I just went with a repop that was $300.

VWs are fun, but like everything else I get in I go in phases. I havent really worked on it all summer cause its too hot and I have been focusing on the house so I can do projects in teh AC. when it cools off I get back on her and finish the interior.

What club is it?
 

Schultz

New Member
Ya know I was told once and at the moment can't remember, I'll ask again next time i see one of them you. I know a couple of the guy are part of Sunday Drivers which is not a club just a bunch of us getting together once a month for a Sunday cruise. http://sundaydriverssc.webs.com/
 

Dirk Pitt

New Member
I know the threads old, but like most gun nuts it seems my only other true passion is cars. Went to SEMA last week with a buddy of mine, we took his 1968 Charger we built. Well it's kind of a '68 Charger, we grafted the '68 body onto an '07 Magnum SRT-8 chassis and drivetrain. Car maintains all the original systems in the Magnum from the door locks to the traction control. Ended up putting a pro charger centrifugal blower on it in the end too. The car did the quarter in 13.63 with a dog leg rear end and street tires and that was before the blower.



I've got a '97 S-10 that I've got on jack stands right now. Blew the trans in it, now trying to locate a decent replacement for it without spending a small fortune. Eventually plan on dropping a 5.7L Vortec V8 into it and redoing the suspension.

Also got a 1990 Mitsubishi Montero that I bought off my uncle for $500. So far all I've done is change the shocks out for some Bilstein 4600's and put some 31x10.5R15 BFG All-Terrains on it. Plan to replace the rear end with a 2nd Gen electronic diff rear end, aussie locker for the front, t-bar crank, lift coil springs in the rear, full bull bar, bumpers, and rock sliders with lights and winch trim, and oh ya I also want to put the the 4.3L V6 from the S-10 in it once that gets a V8 :D

Seems like my biggest problem in life is deciding what to blow all my pocket change on, car parts or guns... I suppose there are worse problems to have.
 

thebrasilian

New Member
Dirk Pitt said:
I know the threads old, but like most gun nuts it seems my only other true passion is cars. Went to SEMA last week with a buddy of mine, we took his 1968 Charger we built. Well it's kind of a '68 Charger, we grafted the '68 body onto an '07 Magnum SRT-8 chassis and drivetrain. Car maintains all the original systems in the Magnum from the door locks to the traction control. Ended up putting a pro charger centrifugal blower on it in the end too. The car did the quarter in 13.63 with a dog leg rear end and street tires and that was before the blower.



I've got a '97 S-10 that I've got on jack stands right now. Blew the trans in it, now trying to locate a decent replacement for it without spending a small fortune. Eventually plan on dropping a 5.7L Vortec V8 into it and redoing the suspension.

Also got a 1990 Mitsubishi Montero that I bought off my uncle for $500. So far all I've done is change the shocks out for some Bilstein 4600's and put some 31x10.5R15 BFG All-Terrains on it. Plan to replace the rear end with a 2nd Gen electronic diff rear end, aussie locker for the front, t-bar crank, lift coil springs in the rear, full bull bar, bumpers, and rock sliders with lights and winch trim, and oh ya I also want to put the the 4.3L V6 from the S-10 in it once that gets a V8 :D

Seems like my biggest problem in life is deciding what to blow all my pocket change on, car parts or guns... I suppose there are worse problems to have.


Sweet!!

Popular Mechanics did the same thing with a Grand Wagoneer and Durango.
 

Dirk Pitt

New Member
ARGH! So I happened to have a three day weekend this last week. Took the time to install my new clutch and trans into the S10. Everything is moving along, there's only a moderate amount of profanity and cursing, clutch goes in, trans goes in, mount the trans support. Than the fraking drive shaft won't go in all the way! So I'm going to call the trans shop today and see if it's possible that they installed a longer tail shaft on this re manufactured unit than it's suppose to have. Of course the first thing they're going to say is, "bring the trans in and we'll take a look at it" and than I'll curse and mutter some more and pull the trans out AGAIN and take it down to them. Or I could just take the drive shaft to a driveline shop and pay $100-$200 to have the drive shaft shortened and balanced and not deal with the trans again.

You guys know what they say, if it was easy it wouldn't be any fun. But sometimes you've got ask yourself, does it have to be this much fun :lol:
 
Here's my first car I ever had. My dad and I restored this 1972 Mustang Grande. Grabber Blue paint job, 351 Cleveland, lots of mods, etc, etc.

I got rid of this car about 7 years ago, I think:













 
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