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Old 12-27-2019, 04:18 PM
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Another good story.

What are those rear wheels, Bob?

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Old 12-27-2019, 06:18 PM
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American Racing wheels???
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Old 12-27-2019, 07:01 PM
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I f memory serves...Astro Supremes. The first aftermarket items I ever bought.
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Old 12-27-2019, 07:44 PM
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I f memory serves...Astro Supremes. The first aftermarket items I ever bought.
That was my guess.
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Fooled me... not hard to do!

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Old 12-27-2019, 10:53 PM
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me too...
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:59 PM
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Really enjoy these stories
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Back from 6 weeks in sunny, warm, crowded Florida with another tale from the past. The memory dims so I cannot be sure of the accuracy of the stories.
Pictured is a fiberglass sporty car body, I was told it was a Devin. I was building a fiberglass T bucket Altered, with no money and no time. Busy raising kids and working my butt off. One day I was mocking up engine placement when the block slipped and did minimal but very painful damage to my index finger. That soured me on the project.
I don't remember the details but the "Devin" owner was looking for something different and heard about my stalled T Altered project. I had seen the Devin at the drag strip and a swap was quickly arranged. He kept his engine, trans and rear end and I got the rest. Since I still had no money, it sat in the basement garage collecting dust, household debris and a dead cat. That's a story I'll not share.
Then one day it was gone. To whom, and where, I don't remember. Would like to have it back though.
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Old 02-27-2020, 04:44 PM
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In the 60's there was a lot more "vintage tin" laying around, and for a good price. I picked up a couple Model A Victoria bodies, one a steel back and the other a leatherback. One year, when the NSRA Street Rod Nationals was in my home town of St. Paul, Minnesota, I was wandering around looking at various hot rods. I saw a beautiful Green Metallic Model A Vicky from one of the Carolinas. The fella had driven it to the Nats with his wife and young child in tow. I told him I had a couple Vicky bodies at home. He got excited and came home with me to look at them. Said he would buy them if he sold his.

Not much chance of that I figured.

Right after the Nats the family and I took a couple days away at a friends lake home.

When we got home, there was a strange truck parked in my driveway. It was the Vicky owner. He sold the hot rod and bought the truck so he could haul the bodies back to Carolina. "Where have you been?", he said. "We've been sitting in your driveway for two days".

I explained, we made the deal and off went my Vickys.
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