Classic Auto Restoration

ConditionOne

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My father has a '69 Olds 442 ragtop sitting in rather unfortunate condition right now, as he has a lack of time to invest in restoring it. I wish he'd find the time, though... you know, for old time's sake. It has nothing to do with me wanting to perma-borrow it from him, I swear. :-D
 
ConditionOne said:
My father has a '69 Olds 442 ragtop sitting in rather unfortunate condition right now, as he has a lack of time to invest in restoring it. I wish he'd find the time, though... you know, for old time's sake. It has nothing to do with me wanting to perma-borrow it from him, I swear. :-D
I know the feeling

My dad has a 67 chevy pickup that is just sitting out on our land rotting away because neither of us have the time/$$$ to invest in restoring it
 

Dirk Pitt

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carsontech said:
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:
My girlfriend has a 71 Grande with a 302 Windsor that her dad got her for her first car. Picked it up for a song too, her dad works at a Ford dealership and the guy who dropped it off for service never came and picked it up :lol:

Gotta love the wrong year muscle like the Grande Mustangs and 74-81 Camaros that have all the aftermarket parts available and the cars don't have much of a following so you can get them for a steal.
 
The 71-73 stangs are TANKS. My friends called it the big blue dildo from hell because it was so long and so blue, lol. It was big and heavy, but after rebuilding and modding the engine and drivetrain on the second go around, it ran like a pissed off ape.

There's no telling how much money I sank into the damn thing, but it doesn't equal the amount I paid in gas, lol. Driving to the big city from one of it's bordering towns took more than half a tank, and that was a 30 minute drive. Then again, the gearing wasn't exactly interstate friendly.

I sold it for a freaking steal, as not many like the 71-73 Stangs.
 

Bdbys59

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Like Steve, am a Ford nut,, latest car I am TRYING to restore is a 1984 SVO. Got the motor rebuilt, now just need the time to redo everything else. Body is in great shape as is the inside...
 

Dirk Pitt

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Almost a YEAR since I bought it, but I finally have my S10 running again. Had the driveline shop put a shorter yoke on the driveshaft and that went in no problem, reinstalled the exhaust system, replaced the power steering pressure hose, and I fired it up. Drove it around the block and than it died in my driveway, alternator was dead. So a quick trip down to O'Reillys (not really a huge fan, I'm a NAPA guy but they were close and had the alternator) and she's running strong.

Now I just need to work out the quirks. Need to replace the drivers side door handle, the ignition lock (being able to start the car without the key is kinda a problem), and the windshield wiper motor. Than I'm going to redo the suspension, heavier duty breaks, LSD, and than save my pennies for a V8.

Oh ya I also need to smog the damn thing, take it off non-op, and insure it again. Details details...
 

MustangEater

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ConditionOne said:
My father has a '69 Olds 442 ragtop sitting in rather unfortunate condition right now, as he has a lack of time to invest in restoring it. I wish he'd find the time, though... you know, for old time's sake. It has nothing to do with me wanting to perma-borrow it from him, I swear. :-D

I always loved old 442.



I am 30, and I know to most its not a classic car but to me is. It is 27 years old and they are getting harder and harder to find in great shape. I picked it up about a month ago, its in great shape, I just intend to make it better.

1985 Chevy Camaro Z28 5-speed w/t-tops

 

MustangEater

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ConditionOne said:
My father has a '69 Olds 442 ragtop sitting in rather unfortunate condition right now, as he has a lack of time to invest in restoring it. I wish he'd find the time, though... you know, for old time's sake. It has nothing to do with me wanting to perma-borrow it from him, I swear. :-D

I always loveds old 442s.



I am 30, and I know to most its not a classic car but to me is. It is 27 years old and they are getting harder and harder to find in great shape. I picked it up about a month ago, its in great shape, I just intend to make it better.

1985 Chevy Camaro Z28 5-speed w/t-tops

 

mtmorto

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I consider myself a gearhead. I grew up around cars and my dad used to restore cars in high school and college. He also used to race showroom stock and he built a Spec Racer Ford and raced it at Road Atlanta back in the 80s. He used to race with a few guys that are now driving instructors at the BMW Performance Center.

As for me, I drive a 1972 BMW 2002tii and I'm restoring a 1973 Triumph TR6 with my dad.
 
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