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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:21 pm 
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I have been a member in the past and have rejoined the 356 fold. My story is somewhat unusual. In ~2000, I moved to Charlotte and found a project 356 Coupe in the dirt basement of a General Store in Warren, NC. I had to cut down a couple of trees to winch out the 1957 Coupe that is the core of the project. The owner also had a "parts car" in a nearby warehouse. The "parts car" was a rusted out '56 Sunroof coupe. I trailered both shells home and started the project. The original plan was to build a GT Clone with a high output engine/drive train.
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I started by grafting the '56 sunroof/roof onto the '57. Over the next several months, I replaced the floors/usual rust areas and longitudinal. I purchased a lot of parts for the project, right up until the time that I had some medial problems. I ended up selling the car to two guys in ~ 2002.
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Fast forward to a year ago. I happened, entirely by chance, to meet a man who had the same name as the silent partner in the transaction 16 yrs ago. He still had my car and it was still in need of completion. A couple of weeks ago, I purchased the car and me and my baby have been reunited.
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I will start uploading old pix first and then catch up to present day.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:29 pm 
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More Pix from ~ 2000-2002.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:24 pm 
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The car looks like a very nice project but mostly I am happy that you got past your medical problems and got you life back. Congratulations.

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'57 Speedster - very real
'59 Sunroof - mostly real
'60 Devin D Race Car-in process - fake chassis - real body
'63 GS 2133 coupe - very real
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:11 pm 
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Awesome I know how you feel getting your baby back, congratulations be faithful to her!


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