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Old 03-29-2018, 01:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
I hope it wasn't a liftback.

I'll admit to a 1962 Type II 13-window. It had the walk-through front. Thumbup: 4th was gone so it topped out at 45mph. One last trip over the coast range and the engine died the same day the tags expired. There was really nothing not fixable wrong with it.
It was a red hatchback with ralley wheels, side pipes, hood pins, and the first engine I overhauled, a 283!

I "got" a 15 window from one of Dad's friends way back in the day but when I moved away and the scrap man came around, away it went.
Lost a '47 Chev Stylemaster and some Model T bits the same way.

Internet pic; add the pipes and rubber bump strips on the bumpers and delete the SS stuff and pretend it's a hatchback and it looked like this:

Someone should have knocked some sense into me back then. Hard to get one now affordably. :/

This- Deluxe trim and all- only with lots and lots of rust:

And this:

And that is how I became a hoarder, never to let another gem slip away again.

Last edited by Frank Lee; 03-29-2018 at 02:04 AM.. Reason: added pics
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