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Old 04-13-2021, 01:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Zombie thread revival!

I am still highly addicted to Cold War Motors - there's just no end to the craziness.

I love that an episode can include updates on so many varied projects: a rusty 70's Chrysler 4-door, a Ferarri 308, and a pair of 59 Buick 4-door sedans dragged out of a farmer's field, and a restored 1918 Indian motorcycle were all in the latest video.

But another channel has got me hooked...



Vice Grip Garage has kept popping in my "recommended" videos, so I finally gave in and clicked an episode.

And I'm hooked.

Partly because it follows the the "revival of dead car/truck found in field" formula I get such a kick out of, and partly because the host/mechanic has a funny/goofy schtick that makes his tinkering pretty darned entertaining to watch.

VGG: https://www.youtube.com/c/ViceGripGarage/videos

^ I know my recommendation hooked Tim on that channel.

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I'm also fully invested in a very well-made series (ongoing) by a British guy who's rebuilding a 110 year-old ~60 ft wooden sailboat in Washington state (near Port Townsend). Maybe not as interesting to folks here as VGG, but worth an honourable mention.

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Old 04-13-2021, 03:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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The best cars come out of farmer's fields. That's where I got a 1959 Rambler station wagon, a 1956 sunroof/oval window Beetle, and a 1972 Superbeetle. The SuperB was the most expensive car I've bought and it was in a pasture behind a white vinyl fence in downtown Walterville. Still counts.
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I've owned a few "field finds". Well, maybe technically "side/back yard" finds?

My first car was one - was parked beside a fence (like your SB) on a large property in east Toronto & hadn't run for years. Same with the MPGiata - though that one was actually behind a house out in the country (next door to a farmer's field).

I wanted my first car to be my grandad's rusty ran-when-parked 1964 Studebaker Commander 4-door, which sat in his back garden for years, but my dad vetoed the idea, thinking it was too rusty to save.
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The best cars come out of farmer's fields
I'd be quite concerned about rust. Livestock manure and some fertilizers may be more aggressive than salt mist.

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