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balthazar

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Been ignoring my shop & the projects in it for FAR FAR FAR too long, busy with work (and making a few excuses along the way).

But it's a wonder what cleaning up something to the point of making it more inviting to be in, can do.

I have a tentative 'rental' looking to move into Bay 3, tho today I got a call: the guy found a garage closer to his home. If it doesn't get arranged by next weekend, my buddy -the current 'landlord'- told the owner it's coming here at least for June.

If not, I very well may open it for rent (domestics older than 1975 only !! :wink: )

05-30-09 ::

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All sorts of flotsam to see: 2 pedestal fans, my 2-ton engine hoist, 2 disassembled DeSoto Hemis, the hood to the B-59, buckets of hand tools &... stuff, and hiding way back; spare '38-47 Ford COE fenders. See the B-59 peeking on the extreme left ?

06-07-09 ::

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Nice and spacious now. Hood's still there, and that's my deburred Buick 455 block off to the right.

Hopefully, a 30K-original mile GM milestone car will be sitting in here, with keys & exercise instructions, by next weekend. If so, I'll be adding another pic to this thread. If not, it's available.

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What's hiding under the car cover?

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1964 Pontiac Grand Prix, loaded up, 56K, unrestored.

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Nice improvement. Our garage scares me. There's probably enough parts in there to build a car from scratch.

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Looks good, balthy. I need to clean and organize my garage, too.
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I need some barn time - badly.

Don't we all.

Chris

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What's that intake that's leaning up againt the gray bucket off of? Also, is that a sandblasting cabinet I see in the background?

Intake is a coveted 4bbl (w/ a WCFB) for the DeSoto Hemi. Relatively rare, worth about $450-500.

I've been trying to sell this crap for a few months as 'whole motors', but looks like I'll end up parting them out. That only means I'll be left with 75% of it, and my appreciation for the vintage won't allow me to scrap anything that's left over...

Yes, that's a sandblasting cabinet, right next to a 12-ton press. Blasted a hundred B-59 pieces w/ sand, but there's 3 bags of glass bead under the press- waiting for a change-over. A buddy built the cabinet, it's vented with a Corvair blower motor. My shop is pretty decently equipped for the hobbyist: Lincoln welder, parts washer, 1940 Index milling machine, band saw. Just needs a human in there being productive.

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Mmmm...barn. I'd love to have a barn. At least one that's closer than 2000 miles away.

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If not, I very well may open it for rent (domestics older than 1975 only !! :wink: )

So your saying someone couldn't store a 76 Oldsmobile Toronado?

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Well, they could, just not in my shop.

Hmmm, perhaps I should've gone with my first impulse: 1970 or older.

Why CM- got a '76 that needs shelter on the Right Coast ??

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I want a barn....

Hell, I want a classic...a 64 GP sounds good to me.

I'm really leaning toward 60s and 70s GM iron....

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Why CM- got a '76 that needs shelter on the Right Coast ??

Lets say im toro shopping kind of..

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I want a barn....

Hell, I want a classic...a 64 GP sounds good to me.

I'm really leaning toward 60s and 70s GM iron....

You should. I saw the coolest 61 Bel Air Fourdoor that had been made into a lowrider, old style, with wide whites and spinner hubcaps, no hydraulics or anything like that.

Old GM iron never seem to go out of style.

Chris

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1964 Pontiac Grand Prix, loaded up, 56K, unrestored.

I saw it back in 2005, it was sleeping peacefully.

Don't ever get rid of that G.P. :)

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>>"Don't ever get rid of that G.P."<<

My brother said as much to me tonite via e-mail, but I can roll tomm for 9K in a local-show-worthy example.

Bro suggests dropping the 'it's my baby so it must be perfect and that'll cost $25K' and just get it rolling.

I can't count up how many who remember this car from years gone by who've told me they'd buy it if it went up on the block.

Who knows- it's on the back burner...

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>>"Don't ever get rid of that G.P."<<

My brother said as much to me tonite via e-mail, but I can roll tomm for 9K in a local-show-worthy example.

Bro suggests dropping the 'it's my baby so it must be perfect and that'll cost $25K' and just get it rolling.

I can't count up how many who remember this car from years gone by who've told me they'd buy it if it went up on the block.

Who knows- it's on the back burner...

There's one on ebay right now...

But the 8-lugs are not included?!!!

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