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Hi, I am Hank Davis, and my business partner Mike Fagan and I would like to thank you for visiting our web page. We are introducing Hank’s Garage, which will feature local folks and their classic cars, beginning in late March. We will also cover this summer’s classic car events and maybe in late fall add a project or two. I hope you will enjoy them. For comments or ideas, please email me at hank@gotocarguys.com.

 

Hanks Garage Update 6/12/2017

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About a year ago I found a 1958 Edsel in a Tiro Woods. Yip, I went back and drug it home.
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It's usefulness as a running driving car is over but it's beauty as a late 1950's Detroit work of art is not.
1958 Edsel
It will serve as a sign to advertise Hank's Garage's Edsel collection for all to see. We will coat the car with a clear protectant to preserve her as she will be exposed to the elements.

Best Orphan Car Award

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And the winners are; Hank's First Edselent Cruise Night was a Big Success with over 60 cars registered and a few that were not. Pictured here is Edsel Dave Pliger of Sheffield Lake Ohio who drove his gorgeous 1959 Edsel Ranger into town and Left with our Best Orphan Car award.
Best Orphan Car
Other winners are Best of Show Richard Crary of Bucyrus 1963 Corvette, Chick's Pick Stan Garnes Worton Ohio, 1977 VW Camp Mobile, Jerry Lantz Memorial Award, Mike Ireton, Bucyrus 1971 Pontiac T37, Tim Miller of Tiro won the 60th Birthday Award with his 57 Chevy Pickup and our favorite 10 went to, Greg Kuhn 51 Ford F1, Jerry Koheiser 1937 Chevy Coupe, John Rindfuss 1955 Sunbeam Alpine, Nancy Russel 1940 Chevy Coupe, Betsy Moore 1968 Carmen Ghia, Dan Gerstenslager 1950Ford, Tom Wolford 1967 Corvette Stingray, Dale Dishong 1972 Nova, Tim Musselman 1964 Ford Galaxie, and Randy Pritchard 1969 Super Bee.

Cruise In Event

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The Car Guy's are gearing up for a BIG summer and we are kicking it off with this don't miss Cruise In Event. Friday June 9th, 4 to 8 p.m. Hank's Garage presents our first Edselent Cruise In. 1979 and older, all makes, Dash plaques to the first 100 cars, Awards to Hank's Top 10 and Special Best Orphan Car and Best of Show. It's going to be a BLAST FROM THE PAST. Don't miss it.

1958 Edsel Pacer

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1958 Edsel Pacer
It's spring, and that means it's time for a project or two. So I took a short jaunt to Detroit to view a 35k actual mile 1958 Edsel Pacer 4 door hard top.
1958 Edsel Pacer
Still wearing original paint and interior, just the way I like them. This car actually sat on jack stands in a Detroit garage for over 5 decades.
1958 Edsel Pacer
The Pacer is equipped with the E 400 361 cubic inch V8, tele touch automatic transmission, power steering, factory compass and clock as well as bumper guards and wide whites and spinner hub caps.
1958 Edsel Pacer
We named her Motown Matilda! Stop out and take a peak.

Hank's Garage Update

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We want to keep folks updated and Hank's Garage is almost totally booked for June and it's only March 1st.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH, OUR FIRST EVER CRUISE NIGHT 4-8 P.M. DASH PLAQUES TO THE FIRST 100.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH IN THE AFTERNOON, IS THE ARRIVAL OF "THE KING MIDGET CLUB" WERE EXPECTING 50 + CARS.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 22ND THRU SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH IS THE OHIO CHAPTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL EDSEL CLUB'S ANNUAL MEET. We also have tours booked in April, May, and July, so if you have a group that would like to tour The Garage, call Hank or Mike at 419-562-3600 during business hours, after hours 419-569-3361.

Hank's Garage Update

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As I get older I am getting slower at getting things done due to diminishing skills. At least that's what I am telling my wife and she is buying it. So my updates have been slow coming for the garage.
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We have scheduled 3 events for June for Hank's Garage beginning with our first Summer Cruise Night on Friday, June 9th from 4 to 8 pm, details will be coming.
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The King Midget Car Club will be visiting us on June 16th and we are excited to announce that the Ohio Chapter of The International Edsel Club will have there annual 4 day event here at Hank's Garage, Thursday, June 22nd thru Sunday, June 25th.
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We have added many new items at Hank's Garage from am array of signs to vintage soda machines. The Posey restaurant sign is now on display as well as the original 2 sided porcelain Ken Smith Chevrolet service sign.
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The dealership located on W. Rensselaer St. burned to the ground on April 19th 1969.


Pinstriping

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My friend Dan Raley from Ashley Ohio was in town and at Hank's Garage for some more amazing art work.
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Dan painted The Hank's Garage sign on the doors of my 48 Ford F1 pickup.
Dan Raley
This guy's work is fantastic.
Dan Raley
He always apologizes for taking so long but WOW does his work reflect it.
Dan Raley
Dan can customize your luggage, vintage signs, cars and I guess just about anything.
Dan Raley
Looking to personalize your hot rod, give Dan a call @ 614-989-4859 or dgbraley2@netzero.com or check him out on facebook at Lines By Design Pinstriping.


Sneak Peek

Posey's Sign
Posey's Sign
Everyone continues to ask about the Posey restaurant sign I purchased a little over a year ago. The restaurant opened in November 1947 and closed December 2011 according to Michelle Posey, daughter of Bob Posey, former owner. My family had close personal ties to the Posey family and I thought it was important to save a little piece of Bucyrus History. It won't be long now.


Poor Mans Nationals

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Debbie showing off the Bermuda at the Poor Mans Nationals in Plain City, pulling a boat.


Look What We Found in the Woods!

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While this summer has been brutally hot, the last 20 years have been brutal on this Edsel 4 door hidden in a woods in Crawford County.!
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Yes, vintage car finds are still out there!


Hot Weather Work

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And while it's been hot outside, I had Dan Raley of Ashley, Ohio do a little canvas work on the 50 Tin Woody.
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World Famous Pickers visit Hank's Garage!

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Alabama Pickers, that is! During last week's Lincoln Highway Garage Sale, Mickey and Shawn Hill, traveling all the way from Alabama, visited Hank's Garage and purchased a couple of treasures!


Hanks Garage Update

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We are both surprised and humbled by the overwhelming response we have gotten at "Hank's Garage" . After only 2 months we have had over 500 visitors, 5 different organizations, from 35 Ohio Cities 9 states including Colorado, Pennsylvania, California, Indiana, Oklahoma, Washington, New Mexico, Missouri, and of course Ohio.
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We have sold and delivered 7 vintage cars to Missouri, Georgia, 4 right here in Bucyrus, and shipped a 58 Edsel Villager to Czechoslovakia. We love it, and we are only getting warmed up.
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We have plans for this fall and during the holidays so keep watching. Oh, if your in the market for a Classic car come find out what folks from all over the United States and abroad have found. Great Cars, Great prices, and Great service from The Car Guy's Auto Sales and Hanks Garage.


It's An Original

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It's an Original
"Original." It's the most abused word in the English language when referring to the vintage car hobby. You have those who think their card is original, those who say, "it's all original - except for the paint, a new engine, and the custom interior." Finally, you have those who may have started with an original . . .
It's an Original
but did paint touch up, replaced portions of the car's interior, or modified the drive train. The latter of the three I have done several times.
It's an Original
However, imagine latching on to your favorite collector car, with the only changes in 59 years being tires, battery, lower radiator hose, a fuel pump and light bulbs. Now imagine it being so rare that only 963 were made, the original owner maintained it in his possession until this past year, you have documentation of the car's past, and finally - it runs, drives, and still looks great!
It's an Original
No, not perfect - it has scratches, nicks, some minor rust; and no, I'm not going to fix any of it! Why, you ask?
It's an Original
Because it's ORIGINAL! You can restore anything, but they are only original once. Meet Hank's 1958 Edsel Roundup 2-door station wagon!


Hank's Garage Opening!

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Hank's Garage opened to a crowd of nearly 250 people over a four hour stretch last Thursday.
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We even received gifts, including a block of Hershey's chocolate hand delivered by Jeff and Tammy Blose, all the way from Hershey, PA.
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While the Edsel was our feature for this event . . .
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Hank's Garage will be an ever evolving display, so visitors can count on something new each time they visit.
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Oh, and yes - the other two Edsel projects are finished.
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I am tired of projects - time to take a nap!


It's Done!

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Hank's Garage is complete except for moving in and finishing touches!
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A private viewing by invitation only is forthcoming.
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Hank's Garage will continue on our website with more events, projects and special holiday viewings for our customer base and prospective classic car customers.
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Keep watching, we think it will be fun and interesting.
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And remember at Hank's Garage, the thrill starts with the grill !!!


People's Choice in Arizona!

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Tyler and Mia Cipriano of Phoenix Arizona are the proud new owners of this fantastic 55 Ford Fairlane Victoria they purchased from the Car Guys.
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Okay, their dad helped them with the purchase. At their first car show, the Cipriano's won People's Choice out of hundreds of cars.
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It speaks volumes for the quality of the cars we sell, and even with shipping the Ciprianos got a great car at a great price. Joey can't believe how nice his classic is!


PRESENTING . . . Hank's Garage!

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It was all hands on deck at 7:30 this morning as Kelly Lutz and his crew were pouring floors for . . .
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Hank's Garage! What has been a virtual garage on our website for years . . .
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is now becoming a reality. Hank's Garage will house one of the largest . . .
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running and driving Edsel collections in this part of the country, along with vintage automotive collectibles and . . .
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classic cars that the Car Guys will have for sale. Stay tuned for more updates!


What's Going On?

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Whats Going On
We've had millions and millions of calls . . .
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Okay, 20 or 30 calls from people asking what's going in next to us.
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Man, these guys are working fast.
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The answer is . . .
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We're not telling yet! However, . . .
Whats Going On
As you can see, E1, the Bumblebee, is starting to look like a car again!


Time for the Bumblebee!

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Now that the Bermuda is done and out of the way, it's time to get the bumblebee back together.
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Chris, Ron, and Doug are hard at it, but they don't go together as fast as they come apart.
Bumble Bee
The car will also need a buffing after it's reassembled.
Bumble Bee
This is a Sunday car, because it only gets worked on on Sunday!
Bumble Bee
These guys are having fun, I think!


Bermuda Wagon is Finished!

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The Edsel Bermuda wagon is done, before...
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...and after. It's hard to believe this is the same car.
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Whats more remarkable is that we repainted nothing.
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The car still wears about 70% of it's original paint and the interior has not been touched.
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I love it when I can preserve the past. New paint is nice, but there is nothing like patina.


Keeping Track of Edsel Projects!

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Well, we will refer to my three projects as E1, E2, and E3. So everyone can follow: E1=Yellow, E2=Green, and E3=Wagon!
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So E1 is yellow again,
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and getting ready for reassembly.
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I even got in on the painting.
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The four guys in the picture are the Hurst after hours crew, Chris Teneyck, Ron Hurst, Doug Hurst, and Zach Hurst.
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E3, the Edsel Wagon, has been rubbed and scrubbed,
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and after a trip to Pifer's repair shop is roadworthy again.
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Just waiting on the last few pieces of wood trim.
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Unfortunately E2 has hit a transmission snag so no new update on it. I will keep you posted.


Bermuda Wagon

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Bermuda Wagon
You might remember I mentioned only one project at a time, and the 60 Edsel made 2. Boy am I in trouble.
Bermuda Wagon
My buddy John and I ventured out to Boston Mass.
Bermuda Wagon
We covered 5 states in 12 hours and for what you say.
Bermuda Wagon
The holy grail of Edsel's The illusive Bermuda Wagon.
Bermuda Wagon
This California wagon has ventured only a mere 600 miles since 1975, The year I graduated for those who care. It is an original unrestored car still having the original heater hoses and shocks.
Bermuda Wagon
My plans for now is off to Pifer's repair shop for mechanics, and refinish the beat up moldings and leave it alone. You can restore anything but they are only original once.


Edsel Ranger. Ooops!

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Edsel Ranger
We have always had a rule at my house. One car project at a time. Ooops!
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This very rare 1960 Edsel Ranger 2 door hard top followed me home. I told it to go away, but I made the mistake of feeding it. Updates and project plans are forthcoming.


Project Edsel Update

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Welllllll Project Edsel is moving right along.
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Ron Hurst and the gang are hard at it.
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I am still trying not to look,
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but when you see color being painted, you know you are headed in the right direction!


Edsel Convertible Update

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I was asked the other day how the Edsel convertible was coming. It's kinda gone to pieces. It always looks darkest before the dawn. I am trying not to look.
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I was asked the other day how the Edsel convertible was coming. It's kinda gone to pieces. It always looks darkest before the dawn. I am trying not to look.
Edsel Convertible
I was asked the other day how the Edsel convertible was coming. It's kinda gone to pieces. It always looks darkest before the dawn. I am trying not to look.
Edsel Convertible
I was asked the other day how the Edsel convertible was coming. It's kinda gone to pieces. It always looks darkest before the dawn. I am trying not to look.
Edsel Convertible
I was asked the other day how the Edsel convertible was coming. It's kinda gone to pieces. It always looks darkest before the dawn. I am trying not to look.
Edsel Convertible
I was asked the other day how the Edsel convertible was coming. It's kinda gone to pieces. It always looks darkest before the dawn. I am trying not to look.


1950 Chevrolet Tin Woody Wagon

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1958 Edsel Villager Front
Well it's the time of year where I seem to drag a little with Garage updates. With the 58 Edsel convertible at Hurst Body shop and the Posey sign in Hershey Pa at Jeff's Toy Box I thought I would show you yy Fall AACA Hershey swap meet find.
1958 Edsel Villager Rear
This 1950 Chevrolet Tin Woody Wagon is a 9 passenger California car restored in 2010.
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The interior is gorgeous and the outside has the stressed look.
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Tell me what you think, Email me at hank@gotocarguys.com.


Urban Myth a True Story

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1958 Edsel Villager Front
While attending an all Pontiac show with my 58 Edsel Villager wagon I was approached by a guy who said he knew of a 58 Edsel for sale.
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I thought, here we go again, one of those urban legends where a car was stored in some back room for 50 years etc etc etc. I love the stories but they usually turn out to be nothing.
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Well.......... here is the legend so to speak. This 58 Edsel was a promotional give a way car by a grocery store chain in southeastern Iowa in the fall of 1957. This sweet little old lady won it and didn't even have a drivers license.
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So the family drove it until 1976, sold it to a family friend who sold to a central Ohio guy who sold it to me. Sometimes those stories turn out to be true.


Preserving Local History - Restoring Posey's Restaurant's neon sign.

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Poseys Sign
With the demolition of the local theater and some other historic buildings I think about how as vintage car collectors we have an obligation to preserve these wonderful works of art for generations to come. With the ever growing popularity of road art I felt like preserving a bit of a local landmark was as important. Sooooooooo, in June I purchased the local Posey's restaurant neon sign.
Poseys Neon Sign
After getting it home I started to have second thoughts, but my buddy Jeff Blose in Hershey said no problem. Last week while attending the Mecum auction in Harrisburg I dropped it off. We plan to preserve one side just as it is and are restoring the other side. Keep watching - this should be interesting.


The 1958 Edsel Youngstar is finished and ready for summer fun.

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After a 5 month restoration completed by my buddy Jeff Blose of Hershey Pa. my miniature and Ultra rare Edsel convertible is finished. One of ten known dealer promo give a ways and coming to a car show this summer near you.
1957 Edsel Youngstar
This is one of the rarest pieces of automotive memorabilia one could find as less than 8000 real Edsel's are said to be on the road today.
1957 Edsel Youngstar
This real Edsel generator powered car runs on a 12 volt battery, has both forward and reverse, electric headlights and tail lights, as well as working horn and disc brakes. The restoration is an exact duplicate of my real 1958 Edsel Pacer convertible right down to the matching license plate.
1957 Edsel Youngstar
Only 4 examples have been accounted for today but hopefully others will surface. This summers Graffiti Cruise on June 13th in down town Bucyrus will be it's debut.
1957 Edsel Youngstar
Jeff Blose and wife Tammy will travel from there home in Hershey to enjoy it's first public viewing and can answer questions about it's restoration.


1952 Chevy

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1952 Chevy
James Kemmerer of Harding Pa, a cancer survivor has got a 2nd chance to re-live a time in his youth when he enjoyed life in a 1952 Chevy.
1952 Chevy
Now, with the help of the Car Guys Auto Sales James now owns his 2nd 52 Chevy.
1952 Chevy
Have fun James!


RECENT FINDS

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1920 Elgin Cardinal
Here at the Car Guys we like anything with wheels including two recent finds. First is a 1920 Elgin Cardinal 28" mens bike.
1920 Elgin Cardinal
I am keeping it just like I found it except for new vintage tires from Universal Tire in Hershey Pa. and handle bar grips from Tim Musselman.
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Plus I just scored a 1947 Cushman Road King step thru.
1947 Cushman Road King
Nice condition complete and hey it's red.


Updates Edsel Electric Car

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Meet Jeff Blose. Jeff and his wife Tammy operate Jeff's Toy Box in Lebanon PA. just outside of Hershey. Jeff is known all over the world for his award winning vintage toy restorations. He is an unbelievable talent. While we intend on doing a larger feature on the 1958 Edsel Youngstar electric car we wanted to give you a sneak peak. You can email Jeff at jeffstoybox@comcast.net.
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Everyone keeps asking what's up the the Edsel Electric Car.
1957 Edsel Youngstar
Here are some updated pictures from my buddy Jeff Blose in sweet Hershey Pa.
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Ready to prime.
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First primering!
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It's getting there.


PROJECT UPDATE 1967 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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Tim Musselman is setting the world on fire with his Firebird.
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The rare 6 cylinder with the 4 barrel carb
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is now resting back in it's craddle thanks to Glenn Stiner of Bucyrus.
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However Tim was quick to tell me he helped Glenn
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put the engine back together
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and of coarse Tim painted it.


PROJECT UPDATE 1967 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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Tim Musselman of Bucyrus has been very busy with his Pontiac Firebird convertible.
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Engine is almost done courtesy of Glenn Stiner.
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Most all the body and paint work are complete and now the fun part
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Putting it back together again.
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Angies Upholstery of Upper will be doing the new top.
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Updates will continue.


PROJECT UPDATE 1967 FIREBIRD

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Resident bird expert Tim Musselman has wasted no time in dismanteling his Firebird.
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Front end has been removed, engine out to Glenn Steiner for a rebuild.
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And Tim has already been scouring the Arizona junk yards for spare parts.
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His bone yard trip scored him a new rear panel pictured here.
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To replace the rusted out one on the car.


1957 EDSEL ELECTRIC CHILD's CAR

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1957 Childs Electric Car
Just returned from Hershey PA for the annual AACA fall classic car meet, and as usual it was spectacular.
1957 Childs Electric Car
There was, however, a secondary reason for the trip this fall. Back in July I purchased a Jr Edsel electric child's ride-in car and it also made the trip to Hershey where my buddy Jeff Blose, owner of Jeff's Toy Box will be restoring it back to new.
1957 Childs Electric Car
The Jr Edsel is one of ten built by the Donnalson company of Kansas City Kansas in 1957 for a Edsel dealer promotion.
1957 Childs Electric Car
All the dealers were supposed to give one away but only 10 dealers actually did. This is one of 4 still known to exist and we will follow its restoration on our web site. Watch for updates.


1967 PONTIAC FIREBIRD CONVERTABLE

My buddy Tim Musselman, fresh from the barn, just drug home a very rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertable. I know, whats so rare about a car in which 82,560 were built in 1967?
Well, of that number, only 15,528 were convertables, around 19%.
Of that number only 3709 were 6 cylinders. Now whats really impressive is that only 370 6 cylinder Sprints with 4 bbl carbs were built.
Yep, Tim's is one of those. While the interior, dash and console and glass are very nice and re-usable, the body however... well, lets say the right guy bought it.
Whats more the local Pontiac club issued a challange to Tim to have the care done by next September's Pontiac show.
Hanks garage will keep you updated. "Project Pontiac" has begun


2014 NATIONAL EDSEL OWNERS MEET

Wow, only one brand and all right here in Ohio. The 2014 meet was held in Miamisburg, Ohio last week and it sure was neat to see so many 58, 59 and 1960 Edsels in one place.
Wow, only one brand and all right here in Ohio. The 2014 meet was held in Miamisburg, Ohio last week and it sure was neat to see so many 58, 59 and 1960 Edsels in one place.
Wow, only one brand and all right here in Ohio. The 2014 meet was held in Miamisburg, Ohio last week and it sure was neat to see so many 58, 59 and 1960 Edsels in one place.
Wow, only one brand and all right here in Ohio. The 2014 meet was held in Miamisburg, Ohio last week and it sure was neat to see so many 58, 59 and 1960 Edsels in one place.
Wow, only one brand and all right here in Ohio. The 2014 meet was held in Miamisburg, Ohio last week and it sure was neat to see so many 58, 59 and 1960 Edsels in one place.
Wow, only one brand and all right here in Ohio. The 2014 meet was held in Miamisburg, Ohio last week and it sure was neat to see so many 58, 59 and 1960 Edsels in one place.
Wow, only one brand and all right here in Ohio. The 2014 meet was held in Miamisburg, Ohio last week and it sure was neat to see so many 58, 59 and 1960 Edsels in one place.


1955 FORD UPDATE FROM CALIFORNIA

Louie Linares of California sent a few snap shots of his 55 Ford Club Sedan purchased from the Car Guys.
Louie added factory correct wheels and hubcaps, wide whites, skirts and dressed up the trunk.
Louie added factory correct wheels and hubcaps, wide whites, skirts and dressed up the trunk.
Louie the car looks great! Like the curb feelers too.


1959 EDSEL UPDATE

The 59 Edsel wagon we sent to Florida has already undergone a transformation with it's new owner.
Within 3 days of it's Florida arrival it was getting a new paint job and new carpet and the new owners love it.
It's already been a big hit at a couple of Car shows.
Bill it's been a pleasure and we are glad your excited about a very rare car.


1955 FORD UPDATE

We are waiting with anticipation the delivery of the 1955 Ford to a California buyer, it's the 5th vintage car we have sold out of state this year. Future story to follow.
We are waiting with anticipation the delivery of the 1955 Ford to a California buyer, it's the 5th vintage car we have sold out of state this year. Future story to follow.
We are waiting with anticipation the delivery of the 1955 Ford to a California buyer, it's the 5th vintage car we have sold out of state this year. Future story to follow.
We are waiting with anticipation the delivery of the 1955 Ford to a California buyer, it's the 5th vintage car we have sold out of state this year. Future story to follow.


PROJECT UPDATES

Well, the 60 Chevy Impala is done and has made a trip to Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
Well, the 60 Chevy Impala is done and has made a trip to Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
In the mean time we purchased a 59 Edsel Wagon once used in the movie Shawshank Redemption.
The old girl had sat for over 12 years and after a repaired gas tank, new wheels, tires and brakes shes off and running to Daytona Florida. The Car Guys have since purchased a 55 Ford Tudor Sedan and it will be hitting the lot soon.
Lastly the Stucky family of Bloomville revisited there dating days when they purchased this 63 Impala 2 door Sport Coupe here at the Car Guys. Nothing like a classic to revive your romance...I just hope Daryl's romance is more than just with the car.


1960 CHEVY IMPALA

The 60 Impala has temporarily left Hanks garage and went to Ron's garage, Ron Hurst that is - as in Hurst Auto Body.
While we wanted to preserve as much of the cars originality as possible, sometimes you end up having to go a little further than planned.
While we wanted to preserve as much of the cars originality as possible, sometimes you end up having to go a little further than planned.
To clean up the sides of the car we wanted to stay as low as possible preserving the factory finish, but the flaking 54 year old paint would not co-operate on the drivers side.
So..... as you can see I want it done right so the guys at Hurst Auto Body are taking care of business.
The bumpers had to be removed to paint the front and rear valance panels.
Stay tuned for the next update.


PROJECT UPDATES

The 36 Ford has a new home in Rhode Island, my 58 Edsel now resides in Dayton, Ohio and the 47 International rat rod truck went to Nevada, Ohio.
The 52 Chevy is for sale so you guessed it, time for a new project.
This 1960 Chevy Impala just arrived from Iowa still wearing it's original paint interior and drive train and sporting 60,000 miles. After setting some 25+ years in a photo studio doing duty as a prop for senior pictures we are going to try to get this baby back on the road for summer.
After a quick assessment we know a new exhaust is in order as are U-joints, wheels and tires, and wheel bearings and brakes. The wipers and gas gauge are not working nor are the back up lights.
Now the good news, ORIGINAL, UN-RESTORED, the way we like em. As always follow our updates and stop out for a peak.


1936 FORD TUDOR HUMPBACK SEDAN

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER SOME OF THE CAR GUYS PROJECTS GOING BACK TO THE TUBBY'S PIZZA 64 MALIBU, OR MISS INDIANA, AN ALL ORIGINAL 1957 CHEVY AND MOST RECENTLY DIRTY BIRD A 1961 THUNDERBIRD ROADSTER AND SEVERAL IN BETWEEN.
COMING SOON IS A 1952 CHEVY DELUXE 2 DR COUPE OUT OF THE WILD WILD WEST. WILL UPDATE YOU LATER AS THIS CAR WILL BE FOR SALE. WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE CHEVY TO ARRIVE ON THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN I RECENTLY RAN ACROSS ANOTHER BARN FIND VERY CLOSE TO HOME.
PICTURED IS THIS ALL ORIGINAL 1936 FORD TUDOR HUMPBACK SEDAN. IT HAS ONLY 40,000 ACTUAL MILES ON IT'S ODOMETER AND HAS BEEN IN STORAGE IN NEVADA, OHIO FOR MANY YEARS. THERE ONLY ORIGINAL ONCE WILL BE THE THEME FOR THIS GEM AND WE WILL UPDATE YOU ON IT'S PROGRESS.


ROSIE'S DINER

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Rosie's Diner
Rosie's Diner AKA Bob Erwin of Bucyrus added a panel truck purchased from the Car Guys Auto Sales for carry out orders. Give Bob a jingle and place your order!!!
Rosie's Diner
Rosie's Diner AKA Bob Erwin of Bucyrus added a panel truck purchased from the Car Guys Auto Sales for carry out orders. Give Bob a jingle and place your order!!!


THE GREAT MISTAKE

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The Great Mistake
In August of 1957 Ford motor company introduced its new division to go along with Mercury and Lincoln. Designed to compete with GM's Buick and Pontiac Line the new "E" car took on the name of Henry Fords grandson and the Edsel was born. The Edsel was plagued with bad press, a funny grill, and a terrible recession and after only 3 model years the last Edsel rolled off the assembly line in November of 1959.
The Great Mistake
In August of 1957 Ford motor company introduced its new division to go along with Mercury and Lincoln. Designed to compete with GM's Buick and Pontiac Line the new "E" car took on the name of Henry Fords grandson and the Edsel was born. The Edsel was plagued with bad press, a funny grill, and a terrible recession and after only 3 model years the last Edsel rolled off the assembly line in November of 1959.
The Great Mistake
Synonymous with failure, Edsel was the biggest flop in automotive history losing an estimated 250 million dollars in less than 3 years. While the Edsel was a titanic failure, the remaining cars have become very popular with collectors. This 59 Villager 9 passenger wagon is 1 of 2,133 built and even has factory air conditioning.
The Great Mistake
Synonymous with failure, Edsel was the biggest flop in automotive history losing an estimated 250 million dollars in less than 3 years. While the Edsel was a titanic failure, the remaining cars have become very popular with collectors. This 59 Villager 9 passenger wagon is 1 of 2,133 built and even has factory air conditioning.


Ice Cream Truck or Time Machine?

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Ice Cream Truck
In 1958, 5 year old little Timmy Muselman of Galion, Ohio would run to the curb as the Andrews Dairy ice cream truck would come up the street. The old International ice cream truck would have it's usual stash of push-ups, drumsticks, fudge bars, ice cream sandwiches and popsicles. I think we can all relate to that memory.
Ice Cream Truck
A hot summer day, long ago when a nickle bought a popsicle and if you had a dime you could buy any ice cream novelty on the truck. Ah, if we could only go back in time, just once, to experience that childhood moment.
Ice Cream Truck
Okay, I'm awake. But wait, little Timmy (who is, well, over 50) has made a journey back in time and yes, hold on to your flux capacitor, has returned with a 1948 Andrews ice cream truck. Tim says it may be the very truck that he bought ice cream from. Tim purchased the old tired 48 International truck in December and in record time has this time warp almost ready to serve up a summer of tasty treats.
Ice Cream Truck
It's been painted cool vanilla shake with cherry red wheels and sports a new set of wide whites. Hey, this truck is not just for show, the ice box works and after Tim gets it lettered, he could be open for business. Look for this wild "blast from the past" at local car shows this summer.


"Ask the Man Who Owns One"

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Packard Coupe interior
'Ask the Man Who Owns One' was the slogan used by the Packard Motor Car Company. It was simple, yet to the point for the premier luxury car maker. This 1937 115C Business Coupe was an example of how well Packards' cars were built. While this was the least expensive car Packard offered, the quality and workmanship were second to none.
Packard Coupe front view
This car's original sticker price of $960 was over $300 higher than Henry's 5 window coupe, so there were many more Fords built. The first Packards were built in 1899 and the last in 1958. Unfortunately, even a merger with Studebaker in 1957 could not save the company.
Packard Coupe side view

1937 Facts:

President: Franklin D. Roosevelt

New Ford: $525

71 acre farm with 6 room house, electricity and bath in
Mansfield, Ohio sold for $4,200

Gallon of gas: $.10

Year's wage: $1780



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Dirty Bird is back and sporting a new top and a new back seat. Angie's Upholstery installed the new top at $1,600 and Harry Totters of Bucyrus stitched up the back seat.
Dirty Bird New Seat
We have had a couple of setbacks with the power top. The last 2 old top cylinders sprung leaks and we had to replace them along with a couple of relays, and now it was back to Upper Sandusky to Carlton's to have the 2-way motor for the package tray rebuilt.
Dirty Bird New Top Side View
We are hoping to be done soon and to have her on Ebay for sale before November ends. We can't thank Tim Musselman enough for his tireless efforts with the power top.
Dirty Bird New Top Back View
After sitting for 37 years, the top has been a pain in the .... trunk. Dirty Bird soon will leave the nest; watch for her on Ebay soon.


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It seems like only yesterday Dirty Bird was on its way to the Doctor of Birds,
Dr. Tim Musselman, to see if he could make this ailing bird fly once more. Update, after some tweeking, adjusting, and a few new parts, Dirty Bird is running like a champ. Dr. Tim, our resident TBird expert, was able to breath life back into the big red bird after its 37 year nap.…
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Dr. Tims biggest challange was not the engine but the sequencial power top. But Tim was masterful and the top works great. I put 60 miles on the Bird Friday and she runs wonderful. While she has arrived back here at the Car Guys Shop, she is planning a trip to Angies Upholstery in a couple of weeks for a new top while Harry Totters is stitching up the new back seat…
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New Parts include new wheel cylinders, break pads, master cylinder, break lines, break drums, gas tank, belts, hoses, radiator recored, new trans oil cooler, plugs, points, plug wires, cap, rotor, carb rebuilt, fuel pump, new lines for power top, new power top pump motor, new top cylinder, new exhaust and we're not done yet. Stay tuned, the Dirty Bird can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Just to update project Dirty Bird, the ’61 Tbird was sent out to
Dr. Tim Musselman’s for motor surgery…
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Bucyrus’ resident vintage Tbird expert Dr. Tim will attempt to breathe life back into the floundering bird after its 37-year nap in a cold, dark Bucyrus barn…
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He first removed a rusty radiator, which we were shocked to find
would cost $480 to recore. Wow! and Ouch!
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Oh well; when you play, sometimes you pay…
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Stay tuned for further updates…

 


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Our project Dirty Bird got a new pair of $740 shoes. The BFGoodrich Silvertown bias-ply tires are made from the original molds, and yes, those are the correct wide whitewalls. The bird has been scrubbed and rubbed. We removed several mice nests and yes, one very flat dead mouse…
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The original leather has cleaned up very nicely, thank you, and Hank covered the trunk and interior floor pans with Dynamat. The Car Guys hosed down the rust-free undercarraige and undercoated it with a light, flat, black undercoating…
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The bird is very solid, the paint now wears a shine, and Mike did a great job polishing the chrome and stainless. We had to order a lot of mechanical parts from our local NAPA store, Fisher Auto Parts, and a new power top pump from a vintage parts supplier in Carson City, Nevada. Stay tuned as our project continues and we look forward to the day this bird can fly the coupe.…
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The ’65 Corvette scored over the required 95%,
and all of Richard’s hard work paid off…
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Congratulations Richard on your award, and gorgeous car.



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June 27, 1967 was a big day for 19-year-old Ron Hoeft. He was purchasing his first new car. This 1967 Chevy Impala SS 427 was about to embark on a lifelong journey with Ron, but not without a few interruptions…
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Ron actually took delivery of this car without wheel covers, because he could not afford the $52 option. Then February 1968 rolled around, and Ron was drafted. Before joining the Navy, Ron sold the car to the local paperboy…
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Ron bought the car back in 1977 and only a year ago finished a complete body-off restoration. The ’67 SS 427 was selected at this year’s Goodguys national meet in Columbus as one of the 17 finalists for national muscle car of the year…
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On October 15, Ron will find out of his red fastback beauty is the winner…
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Did I mention Ron has two chances? You see, his 1962 Chevy 409 is also a finalist.
You might think Ron is lucky, but he does most of his own work, and as an old friend of mine
once said, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Good luck Ron; the hard work is over.


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It’s 1961, and President John F. Kennedy has begun what will be the most famous Presidential term in United States’ history. Ford Motor Company has just released its 3rd-generation Thunderbird, and this is where our project begins… sorta! Fast-forward to 1973, and a local man parks his 1961 Thunderbird Roadster in his barn, not to see the light of day for the next 37 years…
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Fast-forward again, it's July 23, 2010, and with the help of Bloomfield Towing,
the Car Guys pull the dirty T-bird from its tomb, and project “Dirty Bird” begins. Follow it here on our website. To be continued…


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Recently, Bucyrian Richard Crary made a trip in search of gold—
Bloomington gold, to be precise. All his hours of hard work and expense
did not go in vain. His trip to Bloomington, Indiana in June was in search of
one of the most prestigious awards any vintage Corvette owner can receive…
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The award of gold status means your car is among the best in the world
and must receive a score of 95% to achieve the award…
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Richard’s 1965 ’Vette had been completely stripped down to every nut and bolt and refurbished to its current like-new condition…
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The ’65 Corvette scored over the required 95%,
and all of Richard’s hard work paid off…
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Congratulations Richard on your award, and gorgeous car.


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Last week, an old friend passed away in Crestline, Charles Landers, but my family just knew him as Charlie. He was a collector, scrounger, picker, antiquer, and car nut. He once occupied a space in my antique store. Charlie was one of the original founders of the Centaurs Car Club of Crestline. (Here is their 1936 Ford at the Marion Coliseum in 1963…)
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Charlie (bottom row, second from right, 1963) always had a story to tell, and I never tired of hearing them. Charlie was a great guy who could talk everything, from jukeboxes to carburators, and regardless of your age or lifestyle, Charlie was your buddy. My kids loved him, my wife and I enjoyed talking to him, and he had many friends. Charlie recently appeared on an episode of the TV show American Pickers. I hope those guys knew what a great guy they had met. I love the car hobby mostly for all its characters, and I certainly won’t forget this one. So long, Charlie…


Grady, Grant, Cash, and Libby
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There is always a story behind every hot rod, and the story here is kids. Okay, besides the love of my life Debbie, who spotted this truck, my two passions are my grandchildren and cars… err, trucks too.
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This ’56 Chevy pickup is an old IGA grocery store delivery truck out of Champion, Nebraska, with great natural patina and a little manmade patina too…
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To the neat original lettering on the driver’s door, Chad Sweitzer added my granddaughter’s name Libby, and I did my own artwork on the bed rack…
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On the hood, you see “Cash” and Carry—nope, not Carry, it’s Cash who is the oldest of my four grandchildren…
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Then on the tailgate, you will notice Libby’s twin brother Grant and Cash’s little brother Grady as the proprietors of this truck. Sweitzer’s Performance Center did a great job with some other neat hot-rod touches, and I added wide whites and new dog-dish caps. To my kids, I say there is room for more grandbabies’ names; it’s a big truck.


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My favorite time of the year is almost here—spring—that means time to get our your favorite ride, polish it up, and go buzz the ave. Okay, it’s still cold, and the streets downtown are a mess, but there is light at the end of the tunnel—at least for spring, but we will have to wait and see for the local streets. So I am wondering what will be new on the streets of Bucyrus with the local hot rod guys. I could not wait any longer, so I visited local car connoisseur Carl Massey to sneak a peek at his 1957 Chevy 150 2-door sedan…
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The ’57 Chevy Belair is arguably the most sought-after collector car in the world, but there is just something special about this bare-bones 150 sedan that won’t let you take your eyes off it…
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Yes, it’s a power plant in a blue-flame 6-cylinder mated to a 3-speed manual tranny, and the next word is key—“no,” as in no power steering, no power brakes, no radio, no clock, and blackwall tires on stock rims with dog-dish hub caps…
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The 66,000 actual miles and original interior just add to this car’s appeal…
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This car once crossed the Barrett-Jackson block but now resides in Carl’s shop. Stay tuned; I hear there’s a new arrival, a Pontiac fresh from out west—
got to check it out!


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Pictured here is a 1955 Thunderbird Roadster. It’s equipped with a numbers-matching 292 V8 and automatic transmission. This car also features factory power steering, brakes, windows, and seats. Thanks to Chad Sweitzer, Tim Musselman, Paul Dornbirer, and Richard Crary for the help getting her presentable…
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This 2nd picture is the very same T-bird taken in April 1962 with the 2nd owner, Phil Bruner of Willard.
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