victorialynn2

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  1. Thank you to all who are sharing their stories. I have always appreciated how the members here support one another and share their knowledge and experience in such a kind way. I so appreciate your friendships because you understand a specific piece of my relationship with my father like others do not. Thank you for allowing me to talk about things like this here. 💕
  2. Sorry Mike. I was feeling melancholy because I have to go to Tx and put his shop and house up for sale.
  3. Having spent the last several years disassembling my father’s shop, and remembering him working in his as a child, I can’t tell you how many times I wish I could still walk into his on a daily basis. I long to see him working on a car, old school country music in the background, the smell of grease, a friend helping him, and all the tools in an orderly fashion, around the shop. (Ok, maybe a few swear words, or loud yelling, here and there, as he wrestled with an uncooperative part also). When I went to his garage five years ago, it was a mess. Evidence of his struggles for the last many years, as he was always meticulous in his care for all his possessions, but most especially his tools and his shop. The chaos I found was beyond my comprehension. It saddened me that I hadn’t known what he was going through for so many years, and he lived so far away. I saw his struggles in everything in his shop. I can’t explain it, but that’s when everything he was dealing with really hit me. It was so obvious to me. I guess I'm posting this here because I think you would understand. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy that my father is no longer suffering, but a huge part of me is lost without him. I will never see him again. I will never see him working on a car or lovingly detailing one. So many years passed between the time I moved away and when I went to help him, but suddenly, when I went to Texas, I was his little girl again. My father and his cars were one in the same. I’m sure many of you are like that also. Don’t ever underestimate what that means to the children you raised. It’s an indelible memory to picture your father in his shop. If you have children, grown or otherwise, please spend time in your shop with them. It is very likely that they will cling to those memories when you are gone.
  4. Y’all know I have a pink car, and you’re right Matt, people love it. It wins a lot of awards and always has a crowd around it at shows. People love the color. You might say, but you’re a girl! Well my dad wasn’t, and it was his. He did love unique, attention getting cars though, just like this one! Beautiful Lincoln!
  5. Reminds me of some Corvairs. Not because they look the same, but because they are both so ugly, they are cute.
  6. From an Edsel newsletter: http://edselclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/09-2016_Big_E-Sep-16.pdf
  7. There were none from the factory according to the Skyliner club and every article I’ve read. Do you have a source?
  8. There were none that came from the factory. These have all be modifications. https://autoweek.com/article/classic-cars/edsel-should-have-been
  9. I just realized this posted in the wrong place. Admin, can you please move it?
  10. The coral and white car in the background.
  11. Does anyone know what the coral and white car on the left is? Thank you!
  12. Most cars in Texas are gloomy colors also.
  13. Dam if I don’t need your help again @JACK M stupid top. 😂😂💕
  14. Honestly dad’s car wasn’t in nearly as nice of condition as the others. It was an honor to be in the same group as them.