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Offline dinky

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"Im gonna restore it "
« on: July 23, 2011, 09:33:00 AM »
I know where there are three TRANS AMs and one mid 70s Z28 within 20 mins of my house .All in farmers fields dirt up to the floorpans on one . I have tried to buy them and everyone say "Im gonna restore it  " ???

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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 10:02:20 AM »
Cool good luck and let us know if you get them would love to see more get saved.
Josh
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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 10:19:41 AM »
I think he's saying that all the owners  are saying they plan on restoring the cars sitting in the field and he would like to get his hands on at least one to restore hiself....this is a common problem when you come across these backyard finds... people are deeply emotionally attached and will not let go of them. I have seen cases they let them rust so bad one would need a tetnus shot just looking at it.

  Good luck in finding your project... never give up.
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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 10:28:07 AM »
We have ALL heard this line of crap before.  I always think... if your going to restore it then do it, don't just leave it sit there and rot.  >:(
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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 02:13:00 PM »
We have ALL heard this line of crap before.  I always think... if your going to restore it then do it, don't just leave it sit there and rot.  >:(
I Agree , sad to see any classic car sit and rot away, until it's to late to restore them.
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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 03:43:43 PM »
It's all good.. Just makes the ones that aren't sitting out rotting in a field worth that much more

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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 11:43:10 PM »
If you took care of it in the first place you would not have to restore it.
Atleast park it on cement and cover it.

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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2011, 02:39:34 AM »
I found mine in a back yard covered in cut grass and weeds and flat tiers .   OH ya dont forget the bee's nest(S)  that sucked...

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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 06:22:11 AM »
Oh I miss read the last sentence sorry it was a long day at work. Dinky where are you located? I know of a 78 project in utah and a 75 here in cali both cheap.
Josh
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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 11:16:15 AM »
I am at the Utah Colorado border a few miles out of Grand Junction.My wife wants her own TA .

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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2011, 04:06:39 PM »
I had to drive into the back woods of Missouri to get mine!!!! That's scary in it's self and I'm from Texas... You could here the banjo's playing.... LOL!!!

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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2011, 06:45:00 PM »
i bought one that was at a "junkyard" called dirty burchs... name is pretty self explanitory and the place lives up to it... sad thing is the place just caught on fire awhile back, and a LOT of old rare cars were demolished..... one of em was an old lincoln zephyr, the only ford I really really want!
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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2011, 10:57:27 AM »
My brother is a meter reader for the gas utility and sees lots of (yes, they're still out there!) long dormant classic cars and motorcycles in side and back yards . Even though he's not supposed to ask about them, he will ask whoever he sees if it's for sale and the answer is always "not for sale" or "I'm going to fix it up". Yah right...

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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2011, 12:54:30 PM »
Pictures pictures pictures. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: "Im gonna restore it "
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2011, 09:15:13 PM »
I would like to get the 78   ;D