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  1. Just curious. I’m guessing an early 50’s something? Thanks in advance.
  2. That explains why my dad had so much “junk” in his shop. You’d be surprised how much stuff I threw out! I checked out the Olds thread. I was under the impression the Spyder was the first production turbo. It’s interesting to read about the Jetfire. What a detailed restoration you’re doing. It looks amazing! 👏👏
  3. This is one of my dad’s cars that had been sitting since the 80’s. I had no idea what condition it was in or why it had been sitting so long. A friend offered to check it out. Today he told me the engine is free, it has spark and compression and with a new fuel pump and fresh gas, it should run. I’m so excited! Of course we are a long way from a driver, but it’s a start. 😍 It will need a battery, brakes, possible rebuild on the turbo, a good wash and much more, but I’m hoping to get it on the road again one day. (Last pic is from the 80’s).
  4. In the midst of dealing with my father’s situation the policy even cancelled once for a few days and JC Taylor took care of it. I was going back and forth from Oregon to Texas and it slipped though the cracks. It has been my experience that all insurance policies do have a grace period though.
  5. Terry, can you tell me who would have driven my ‘57 Skyliner? Since it’s a Ford, is it okay to have fuzzy dice? Your post makes me genuinely interested in some insight on who would have driven my car “back in the day”. 😁
  6. I ordered an issue to take a look. Excited to check it out. 👍
  7. Does anyone have advice on installing a car tracker? I keep reading about classic cars being stolen and thought it might be good to install one? Thanks, Victoria
  8. Yes the Pacific War Museum is really cool. There are 3 parts and I believe you get a 2 day admission. My father enjoyed it very much. We never made it down the road to the village part, but the rest of it was really cool. I bought my father a book about war airplanes in the gift shop that he really enjoyed. He retired from the Air Force. This museum is another must see if you have the time. My dads place was 20 minutes away in Harper and I love Fredericksburg. I plan to visit there again. You can get some really great BBQ in LLano at Coopers. It’s always on the top lists for Texas BBQ and is a nice drive. I think the local HEB has BBQ now. (Grocery store). Lots of great places to eat. If you ever visit in the spring, Willow Loop, on the way to LLano is a beautiful drive. In Kerrville, The Cross at Kerrville sculpture garden has a nice view and is worth a visit. Admission is by donation. There is also a really nice riverside park and trails and lots of restaurants with outdoor seating along the Guadalupe, just past the Walmart on 16. Honestly, I could go on and on about Hill Country.
  9. Hey man, he gets a new car, she does a little shopping. Sounds fair to me. 🤷‍♀️
  10. Take the wife, she will love the weather and the quaint shops in Fredricksburg! Also, Lukenbach is close by. I like to see the Riverwalk in San Antonio when I go also.
  11. I believe you are referring to “Street Dreams”. I’ve been there many times and I know they sell a lot of cars because the local DMV office is where I went regarding my dad’s cars and I saw the paperwork in their “inbox”. Yes, they have their own inbox at the DMV. The cars I saw all looked really nice and all the cars were high dollar. I asked them if they were interested in buying any of my dads cars and their offers were really low because obviously they want to make a big profit. I get the sense that you will pay much more from them then you would a private party. Austin and San Antonio are both about 2 hours and Fredricksburg is a neat town that a lot of people like to visit. I’d recommend that you make the trip if you can. Kerrville is very close also and probably less expensive for a hotel room.
  12. This ‘63 Spyder had NH plates from the 80’s and sat in this isolated “lien to”, as my dad called it, until I drug it home with me last June. His ‘48 Jeepster Jack bought had sat about that long also. I feel like all my dad’s cars were barn finds because he forgot he had them due to his Alzheimer’s and I didn’t know he had so many. Some had more dust then others, but all had been sitting between 5-40 years. I discovered his second barn or garage more then a week after I got there and it had several cars in it also. Here are a few pics of how I found some. Aside from washing them and some assembling of the projects, I didn’t do much to them before selling them.
  13. My father was a big fan of many American made cars. Having grown up in Dearborn Heights, His first car was a ‘50 Ford when he was 14. He had hundreds of cars in his lifetime. Often buying rust free, mint cars in the south and hauling them back to NE on his empty flatbed. He’d then sell them when the right buyer came along. The biggest influence he had on me for cars was to buy American and a very fond love of his ‘58 Corvette, as well as classic cars in general. I do own a Tundra now and chuckle a little that it hauled so many of his American cars to Oregon. Although, it was assembled in San Antonio, close to where he lived.
  14. So after looking at pics of a lot of other cars with kits, I’m thinking mine doesn’t look nearly as bad. 👍
  15. Ha! I would not sit on it. I think it would break. 🤣
  16. I haven’t kept up with the area since I moved in ‘91 to the left coast.
  17. Thanks. It doesn’t interfere with the top. It’s just so big... I call it the “back porch”. 😆 I like the proportions of the car better without one. The car is already so long in the back to accommodate the roof. I won’t make any major changes to my dad’s car though, so it’s staying. I’m sure he would have taken it off if he didn’t like it.
  18. Hi guys, I thought you might like watching this video of Exeter, NH in the 40’s. Lots of older cars make an appearance. I especially like the fire trucks. On a side note, I grew up about 40 minutes from this town. It’s a neat view into life back in the day. https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/new-hampshire/1940s-nh-video/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=new-hampshire&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=nltitle2
  19. Hey guys, I see this thread has been revived, so I will give an update. I sold the tractor for $3500 plus $500 extra for the shredder and brush hog. I was in Texas just for a few days to sell the garage and the tractor sold quickly. My other option would have been to leave it in the garage for the buyer of the garage, so I got lucky. My father passed 9/1/2019, just days after his 84th birthday. He was no longer able to feed himself or even stand up. It was difficult to see him suffering. I sold his garage in June 2020 and his house February 2020. I went through a dark period after as I was grieving his loss and sale of his homestead and garage during the pandemic. Some bright spots have been my work and my 2 children and daughter in law moving back in with me from NYC to ride out the pandemic. My son works from home as a computer programmer, so it made sense to get out of the city. They are moving shortly into a home they built a few hours away. Slowly, I have been getting stronger, although what I went through has changed me forever. I am glad my father was taken care of until the end, but I caution all of you to make sure you have your ducks in a row. Taking care of an estate of old cars 2000 miles from my home, cost me a fortune financially and emotionally.
  20. There are several sites like that run by the same Russian scammers. They scrape photos from online listings and list them as if they are selling them. They stole some pictures from eBay on one of the cars I sold. My attorney tracked them to Russia and got them to pay me a settlement for copyright infringement. It wasn’t a lot of money but he got them to take the photos down and agree in writing they wouldn’t post my pictures on any of their sites again. Most attorneys wouldn’t find it worth their time, but my friend pursued them for kicks. Stay away from those sites. Purely scammers.
  21. I miss having something to do besides work. I love my job, but a little variety would be nice. I have to be extra cautious since I do loans for seniors and I have autoimmune issues. I am working 100% remotely right now, which luckily can be done in my industry, so I rarely leave home. 🤷‍♀️
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