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Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:12 pm
by DSUZU
I have a friend with 1 - 1/2 Metropolitans. Yes, 1 and 1 half. The "half" (well a little less that 1/2) is mounted to the side of his garage (business). Now I'll have to go take a picture. Dennis

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:08 pm
by Gen1Trooper
Interior next.....

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:36 am
by Gen1Trooper
A bit of VW progress...

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:34 am
by Von
Both lookin good!

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:32 am
by N law
Very nice! can't wait to see it up and running!

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:34 am
by Gen1Trooper
Well my birthday is coming up...I am hoping someone will buy me a go-pro..I want to make some videos of the cars for fun.... :D

I can't wait to see how the DP runs out compared to the old 1300...Put a new clutch in it and completely restoring the brake system at the moment. Can't wait to see the interior in it..going with the red. Shifting back to the Datsun next week...glass going in and dropping off seat for upholstery..finish installing the trim..
I haven't done anything to the Datsun in weeks...My brother passed in January (46 year old) so it's been a crappy new year..I just sort of lost interest but things are ok and now I am ready to get back into it..

Myathia Gravis sucks!

My brother owned a VW Squareback when we were kids...He would have like to ride in the VW bug.....
:cry:

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:40 am
by N law
I'm sorry about your brother. That's a tough thing, especially on someone relatively young. I had never heard of that disease before but it sounds not fun. I hope you find peace.

Good work on the cars. I'm sure the bug will look nice with the red interior! The DP will have a lot more top end, but paired to the stock transaxle, it might not be as good as they are on the freeway flyer transaxles. I just rebuilt a 1300 for fun, so I'm kind of interested in how it performs when I can get it installed in something.

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:59 am
by bradzuzu
Sorry to hear about your brother my friend ..

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:56 pm
by Gen1Trooper
Thank you...

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:59 pm
by Gen1Trooper
VW going in this week for some new interior...that will be the last major thing....excited to see it done

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:55 pm
by Gen1Trooper
While the VW and Datsun are getting interior finished up....I picked up this little gem. Scheduled to arrive sometime next week. I just love the sleeper stock look of a V8, stick cheap sedan....

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:53 pm
by Von
Gen1Trooper wrote:....I picked up this little gem.....


:love4:

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:20 am
by DSUZU
Yer killin me. Man does that first picture ever speak to my heart. Dennis

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:46 pm
by Von
DSUZU wrote:Yer killin me. Man does that first picture ever speak to my heart. Dennis


Ditto that, especially the Killin me part.

That's the essence of what I'd like my Fairlane to be. Unfortunately I don't expect it to ever get there... I haven't the skills or resources, just the desire.... and a rusty hulk.

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:53 pm
by Gen1Trooper
Just take your time and knock out what you can when you can..I have said it before your 65 is such a cool car.

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:08 am
by Gen1Trooper
Going to be selling a clean 1966 Mustang. 289/auto. Found it for my niece but she wants a newer car now..
I like them but not my favorite...nice little car though..and yes I know the badges are in the wrong spot...a previous owner did that nonsense..

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:23 am
by bradzuzu
That's a nice car , kids these days can't make up there minds can they ...

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:47 pm
by Gen1Trooper
Datsun bench seat done....Took liberties on the design...Didn't want totally stock...and by stock I mean plain cheap vinyl lol...

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:28 pm
by bradzuzu
That looks really good , might give a funny sweat line in the summer time lol

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:49 pm
by Gen1Trooper
Lol.....Well I do have all the factory A/C components just decided not to run it.

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:21 pm
by Gen1Trooper
Drove the 59 Biscayne today...holy cow!...It likes launches from about 5k..

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:06 am
by Von
FookinA!! That's badass.

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:27 am
by Gen1Trooper
My father just finished it...348 punched out to 413 inches...4 speed and 4:10s. It makes you smile lol...

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:54 am
by bradzuzu
That looks bad to the bone !!!

Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:26 pm
by DSUZU
Okay, I thought you were killin me with the Nova! And now you've got something with a "W engine"!!!!!! You guys must have hit the lottery. You still have the '68 with the big block too don't you? New definition of "all the toys". Got anything with an Allison V 1710 ? Dennis