After 4 years of secretly restoring my mother's car. I surprised her with it!

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  1. casey3307

    casey3307 Well-Known Member

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    The car (a 1964 Plymouth Valiant Convertible) purchased by my father in 1979, spent the majority of its life under a car cover in my parents garage. My father made plans throughout the years to restore the car but things always got in the way. With the loss of my father in 2010, I promised myself that I would eventually get this done.

    Four years ago my uncles and I stole my mother's car from her garage. We placed a dummy car under the car cover. She was none the wiser. The past weekend I had the joy of throwing her a surprise party. I had relatives come in from out of town. It was epic. After the initial surprise I let mom settle in for a couple of hours and surprised her again with her car.

    I am so happy this forum exists. The advice and parts made available to me from this community were invaluable.

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    • Bad Sport

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      Good on you for doing this for your Mom!!

      That right there says it all.



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      • fklskv

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        Dude!!! You just made me cry

        What a wonderful thing to do.
         
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        • General Disarray

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          You did a really, really, nice thing. Not only is your mom proud of you, so is your dad. Good job.
           
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          • 340doc

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            Outstanding! So wonderful you had the opportunity to do this for your Mom.
             
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            • GONEFISHIN'

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              well done!
               
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              • ocdart

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                OUTSTANDING!!!
                OK, now about that dummy car that was under the car cover for 4 years...another A-body?
                 
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                • JeffisOld

                  JeffisOld Old, Ugly and generally Disagreeable!

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                  Cudos young man!

                  You deserve to go to the Son's Hall Of Fame!

                  That is a wonderful thing to do for our Mom!
                   
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                  • kursplat

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                    just awsome
                     
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                      yugo?
                       
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                      • Divenut

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                        Love this!
                         
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                        • 65dartcharger

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                          Wow! Awesome work on your mothers car! What a sweet story. You dad must be proud over your work on the car. Now it's up to your mom to go cruising!
                           
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                            Very cool
                             
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                            • cosgig

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                              God bless you for making your Mom’s birthday one of the best! I hope she enjoys the car for years to come!!
                               
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                                That my friends, is a perfect definition of a good son!
                                A memorable moment in your life as well as your mom’s.
                                You couldnt have done it without thinking of your dad the whole time, i’m sure. I hope you two can enjoy it together for a long time.
                                 
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                                • Martythetrimmer

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                                  I think everybody before me has said it all....a great idea, well executed, hope she gets many years of enjoyment from it...thanks for posting! ​
                                   
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                                    Great thing to do!
                                     
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                                    • SGBARRACUDA

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                                      I never met your mom, but she has an awesome son! Good job!
                                       
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                                      • Alaskan_TA

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                                        Awesome!

                                        Please give her a hug from all of us.
                                         
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                                          That is so nice. Your parents did a great job of raising you and you did a great job of being a good guy.
                                          Bill
                                           
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                                          • casey3307

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                                            Lol! The dummy car was nothing like the a body. I literally had to sculpt the shape of moms car around it with saw horses and storage tote lids..anything to make it look bigger..

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                                              That's friggin awesome but I will NEVER restore a 1993 Taurus.
                                               
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                                              • casey3307

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                                                If there is a way to upload videos on here I will upload the video.

                                                Thanks for all the kudos everyone and thankyou for being such an amazing community!!!!

                                                Speaking of which.. where's the best place to buy seat belts? Lol

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                                                • pauly

                                                  pauly MOPAR or no car! FABO Gold Member

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                                                  Very cool! God bless you for such an act of kindness!!
                                                   
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                                                  • 68original

                                                    68original Just havin' fun with old cars FABO Gold Member

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                                                    Awesome.
                                                     
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