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Old 06-21-2017, 12:53 PM
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This is a long convoluted story (as most of mine are) so bear with me. In 1983 in AZ I bought a 1971 convertible Chevelle. It took me a long time to find a convertible with AC, but I did and bought it. In 1984 I sold it to my father, because I wanted to by a 67 convertible Camaro (I've always been on the rag).

Fast forward to last month, when my father died. Did I get millions of dollars in stocks and bonds, no. Did I get fabulous jewels and priceless paintings, no. Did I get vast real estate holdings, no. What did I get?

You guessed it, my old car back

He did a nut and bolt restoration in 1994, but it's a little tired now. I wanted to have someone go thru the brakes and suspension, but none of the local shops I called even knew what I was talking about (ball joints and bushings). If it didn't have EFI and HEI they didn't want to look at it. Most of these guys weren't born when the car was.

But I knew a guy, that knew a guy, that knew a guy, that owned a suspension shop. An old timey shoope with real hotrods parked out front. I dropped the car off today.

I was talking to the guy behind the counter, and he saw my Oak Tree Gun Club tee shirt. He asked me if I shot sporting clays. Turns out it's Jeff Dieleman, he won the five stand event at our state championship.

I asked him about an NSCA discount, he said sure, double. We take care of our own



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Old 06-21-2017, 1:41 PM
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Brad,
Sorry for the loss of your Dad. Good to see you got the car back, and that you found the right guys to take care of it. Enjoy.
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Old 06-21-2017, 6:08 PM
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Nice car...
But, why didn't you just do it yourself? It's not that hard...
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Old 06-21-2017, 7:32 PM
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Nice ride!

Saddened for you loss though Brad.
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Old 06-21-2017, 8:03 PM
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Thanks guys, we weren't that close. I've been working on cars and motors my whole life. It's somebody else's turn now.
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Old 06-21-2017, 8:07 PM
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Nice looking car, small world about the shop. What happened to your Camaro? 67 convertible is sweet.
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back in the mid to late 80's I was employed at Compton PD.( The city Police) and worked an undercover unit for 3 yrs. We started out with a chevy nova, however a drunk took that out at a car stop. Our next car was a used chevelle but a hard top. Due to grant money being hard to get we had the engine and transmission rebuilt and exchanged. This by an old mech. that had his shop downtown. He built the engine a 350 CI to over 375 hp and slipped a 400 tranny behind it. it would hall the mail when needed and the city was only 10.5 sq. miles. We did put a lot of brakes on it. Im very fond of Oak tree myself won my First Police Olympiucs GOLD metal there with a HOA in Skeet at the 12 ga, 20 ga, and 410 events.
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Old 06-22-2017, 1:23 AM
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Sorry for you lose ysr_racer. Good luck with the car. Looks pretty sharp with the top down.
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Sweet ride friend.
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