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Offline Jerry

Finally Getting Started
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:30:54 PM »
Hello everyone!

Just wanted to say hello and share my story:

My Dad was always a big car guy, and got me into the hobby. Since before I was a thought, he had a '55 Coupe Deville that usually sat at my Grandmother's house covered under piles of junk. One of my fondest memories came when we cleaned out that garage, dug out the car, and got it to fire for the first time in a long time. Shortly thereafter, Dad passed away, far too soon, from a brain aneurysm. At that time I was 14, and couldn't let go of the car. Since then, and for the last 12 years, she's sat outside my Mom's house in the Chicago suburbs. Now, I'm a high school auto shop teacher. I've been saving some money and waiting. Just this week, I towed the car into my school shop to begin a long process. This one's for my Dad, and the memories.

I'll be looking to you all for some help very soon!


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Re: Finally Getting Started
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 04:55:18 AM »
Thatís a great story, all the best with the restoration. Your dad would be proud.   
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Offline PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192

Re: Finally Getting Started
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2018, 03:17:24 PM »
Great colour combination! Phil

Offline Caddy Daddy 55

Re: Finally Getting Started
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 08:25:37 AM »
Welcome Jerry,
                        Are the students going to help with the Cadillac?

Keep Cruzin,

Bob Kielar
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Offline Jerry

Re: Finally Getting Started
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 05:49:28 PM »
Thanks guys!

Phil: The car is factory salmon and ivory top. I plan to keep same combo.

Bob: Yes, I plan to have my upper-level students help with some items. We pulled the driveshaft today, and drained the engine and trans. oils. We'll be pulling the engine and trans. shortly. Now I need to find a good body shop!

Offline 57shark82

Re: Finally Getting Started
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 07:17:46 PM »

Love the color

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Re: Finally Getting Started
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2018, 03:00:34 PM »
A great story and a great car!

Make sure the students understand the family history of the ride on which they are privileged to work!
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