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    Default My husband's pride and joy...

    I know this isn't about sewing or quilting but I feel the need to show how proud I am of my husband. He purchased this "1966 Chevy Impala SS" about 5 years ago. It was yellow, didn't run and had only about 1/2 of its parts in it. It had no seats, no carpet and the headliner was missing. It needed a new motor. He and a friend of ours (thankfully a mechanic) worked on this in their spare time. The second pic is how it looked about 2 weeks ago and the first pic was taken today after it was painted. It still needs some interior work, a headliner and new carpet but I think its gorgeous and as anyone thats ever rode in an older car knows, it rides like a dream.
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    Nice! Got to love the old muscle cars. As a kid I remember my older brother and all his friends and their 60 something cars. His friend Bill, who we called Hollywood Bill, because he never took his aviator sunglasses off, had an SS. I think it might have been a 69, little bit different body than this one, gorgeous blue with white stripes. My brother had a 67 Mustang. Then a 68 Super Bee, then, then, then. I swear my brother changed cars as often as most people change their underwear.
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    OMG Love it. That is my dream ride, lol. Well I do like a 68 Charger too.
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    NICE!!!! Love it!!!
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    THIS would be my pride an joy, too. It is great! I love those old muscle cars! The sounds are making me shivers down my spine....

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    You should be proud of him....he did good....when it is completely finished you will have to show us some pictures of the interior so we can all drool!

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    The first car I was able to buy for myself was a Chevy Impala - gold color! I don't know what year it was but it was a used one and I paid$1200. for it. I was so proud to actually own a car. That was back in the 70's. It looked very much like your husband's. They're doing a wonderful job restoring it. I'm sure lots of bonding has happened between the two of them spending all those hours laboring over those "wheels." Looks really cool painted black! Great car for drive-ins and time spent necking in lover's lane. Those were the kind of cars where babies were sometimes made. Oops!!! Hahaha!!!
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    Boys and ther toys! It is gorgeous! Very beautifully restored! My brother had an Malibu for a Zillion years, he had to wire the floorboards because it was so rusted that he was able through the saw the ground whizzed while driving. He called the thing the Malibu-barge.
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    I love it. My hubby loves old cars and would love to be able to have an oldie. Looks like he did a great job. Gosh, hard to think a 66 is considered an older car, doesn't it? Used to be just old Model T's were old. hehehe
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    Your DH is doing a great job on that car! I think it's good for men to have a hobby as well as us women, don't you think? Can't wait to see another pic of the interior once it's all finished.
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