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Reconstruction of a '34 Chevy Master Coupe


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Wow, that was some project, Pat! Unbelievable what you started with and what you ended up with - congrats on a job well done. As far as saving the thread, maybe you could save it to your own dedicated space on the "cloud". :confused:

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Bitter and sweet. It's bitter for us that we won't be looking in on Northern Ontario and a great restoration any longer. Sweet that you've succeeded with your goal and the true meaning it has brought to you and your family. Thank You Pat, enjoy the fruits of your labor, Happy Centennial Birthday on behalf of your Dad.

Chuck

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Congratulations on a great restoration. Your project is an inspiration to us all and shows that any car can be restored with the right attitude, knowledge, and maybe thicker wallet.

I hope to pull a car out of a junkyard one day soon and do the same thing...but I'm out of the space at the moment. Although many of the cars in the junkyards I see are beyond a rational-cost restoration, I still hate to see them go to the crusher either way.

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Attended the annual Gravenhurst Car Show. There was a lot there to make Mr.Keiser happy.

THANK YOU for the MoPar photos.....you KNOW what I like! I REALLY like the color of the stripes and the pinstriping job that you did.

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Gosh darn!I've never had so many compliments about anything in my entire life. They are much appreciated. My goal now is get it to run flawlessly and to be dead reliable. Then I'll really be able to enjoy it. Right now there is always a little stress when I take it out. Happy 4th of July to my American friends.

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Hi Pat,

I have really enjoyed your thread and watching you build your car. Sometimes I get bogged down with mine but slow and steady I'll get there too one day.

If I ever get to Canada, I'll look you up. Take care and have fun !

Cheers

Ian

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Today, four of us drove about 75 miles to a nearby town to attend a small gathering. Parked next to my Mustang was a rather rare beast. A 1937 Desoto convertible sedan. I'm told there are less than 10 left. I thought it would look right at home in Mr.Keiser's garage.

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I know they are super rare, but there is no way of telling how many are actually left. There may be another lurking somewhere. I had a chance to buy one along with a parts car, but it was one of those times of no money....like now. Only 426 of those were built.

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There it is folks, about to turn the first K. I'm enjoying it. Still a few things to sort out. Would be nice to bring it to one of the big shops with a to-do list and tell them: "Call me when you are done." Ain't gonna happen.

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Hello gang. this morning a photo on facebook got my heart a-twittering. It was supposedly taken in my hometown in 1942 and shows two 1934 coupes like mine. Now, my uncle had bought mine in 1943, according to family lore. So it was definitely possible that one of them was my car. Until I saw the '49 in the background and checked the license plates which likely are '49 as well. So, false alarm, but exciting anyway.

 

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6 hours ago, keiser31 said:

That looks like a 1941 Plymouth in the background.

Hi Keiser. That is what several people said on the VCCA as well. So all hope isn't lost. Hearst had 900 souls in 1942. So what are the odds of there being many 5 window coupes? sedans & coaches maybe, but coupes? Anyway, I asked the fellow who hosts the hometown old photos on facebook to inquire with the provider who is the daughter of the lady in the photo if she knows anything about the car.

 

The only other niggling doubt is that my car was supposedly grey before my dad and his brother painted it black with a brush. The cars in the photo are dark. But a guy can hope, can he?

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21 hours ago, Landman said:

Thanks Paul. It has been a while hasn't it?

Indeed!!!   Still the best project ever.  I tell people about you digging the car out of the field and restoring it and it always takes the cake.

I've been driving through the country more as we take my son around the south-east to various golf tournaments and it never fails that I see a car sitting in a field in similar condition.  I always think that Pat would dig that thing out and make it new again. :)

 

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