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Re: What was the longest it took to get your project car back on the road?
pan3lman #1373134 Wed Aug 12 2020 07:58 PM
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My Chevelle was 4 different colors when I started driving it: gray fiberglass hood, flat black rear quarters, primer red over bodywork, and oem toothpaste green on the roof, lol.


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Re: What was the longest it took to get your project car back on the road?
pan3lman #1373136 Wed Aug 12 2020 08:38 PM
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pan31man. mine made a major miscalculation. Indiana is a no fault state.


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Re: What was the longest it took to get your project car back on the road?
pan3lman #1373140 Wed Aug 12 2020 09:51 PM
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Took me 5 years to get my panel roadworthy but it was far from finished. If you can't drive it after 5 years, it's easy to give up. Drove without speedometer and gas gauge for quite a while, gradually got it done. Then sold it.

Re: What was the longest it took to get your project car back on the road?
pan3lman #1373152 Thu Aug 13 2020 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by pan3lman
. . .
That is unbelievable!!! The guy that shot my Chevelle came and did it in my home garage in 2004. Can you ask the dudes at one of the local car shows?
I tried that - no luck.
The painters that painted Show Cars, had no interest in painting a non-modified old truck.


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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: What was the longest it took to get your project car back on the road?
pan3lman #1373190 Thu Aug 13 2020 12:44 PM
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That is unbelievable!!! The guy that shot my Chevelle came and did it in my home garage in 2004. Can you ask the dudes at one of the local car shows?
I tried that - no luck.
The painters that painted Show Cars, had no interest in painting a non-modified old truck.
Wow! Unreal.


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Re: What was the longest it took to get your project car back on the road?
pan3lman #1373354 Fri Aug 14 2020 08:01 PM
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Well, come November, this will be the longest 'Old Blue' has sat since I brought her home
in '05. Just need the starter to come out an find out why it's intermittent. Don't want to
get stuck somewhere and have to explain why the truck that I rebuilt EVERYTHING on it
won't start.
I'm just to darn busy with the Cyclekart project and taking care of the grounds around
Shangri La to stop and rebuild the starter. Sounds crazy don't it....but I haven't had a spare
minute to myself for a couple of years now.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL

Re: What was the longest it took to get your project car back on the road?
Denny Graham #1373419 Sat Aug 15 2020 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Denny Graham
Well, come November, this will be the longest 'Old Blue' has sat since I brought her home
in '05. Just need the starter to come out an find out why it's intermittent. Don't want to
get stuck somewhere and have to explain why the truck that I rebuilt EVERYTHING on it
won't start.
I'm just to darn busy with the Cyclekart project and taking care of the grounds around
Shangri La to stop and rebuild the starter. Sounds crazy don't it....but I haven't had a spare
minute to myself for a couple of years now.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL

Denny, does your truck have headers? If so, heat can be making the solenoid too hot to start after the engine has been run. I had that issue first-hand.

Last edited by pan3lman; Sat Aug 15 2020 01:10 AM.

1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: What was the longest it took to get your project car back on the road?
pan3lman #1373696 Sun Aug 16 2020 11:53 PM
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I'm at at touch over 5 years since I bought my truck. I set a tentative on-the-road date of April 2021, which would be the truck's 70th birthday. But I wonder about making that. I go in spurts, but have nearly all the metal work done. Still need to get to the chassis.


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