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  1. Broke Farmer

    Broke Farmer Active Member

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    After almost 20 years in pieces sitting in the barn and the last couple months of packages on the porch and a lot of back on the concrete time it’s back together - for now. My son and I have had a ball and I’ve spent a small fortune putting back together a car I built with my dad that I originally bought with a slant 6 in 1987 for 340 bucks. I still have to go through the pig head but I’ve gone through transmission, updated front end parts added discs and new rings etc in short block. I can say working with your teenage son on a project like this is a challenge but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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    • cudascott

      cudascott It’s a sickness!

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      Very cool car! It’s great to accomplish something and doing it with your son is an experience he will never forget.
       
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      • Broke Farmer

        Broke Farmer Active Member

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        Agree completely. He has learned a ton and so have I ! There was no internet when I first built this thing. That’s good and bad though. Tubular suspensions, double adjustable shocks, shipping in 3 days?!? Holy cow the world passed me by and I didn’t even know it?! Tractors and cattle still run pretty old school unless you are in debt to your eyeballs.
         
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        • 1969cuda

          1969cuda Well-Known Member

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          Congrats, hope it goes well. Keep us informed.
           
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          • Plymouth 65

            Plymouth 65 Floorable Deplorable

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            Nice Dart! Building it with your son is something neither of you will ever forget. Hell, getting a teenager off the internet now a days is an accomplishment in itself! 65'
             
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            • '68cuda416

              '68cuda416 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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              Awesome!!!
               
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              • Ironracer

                Ironracer Gearhead

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                Awesome! You Guys keep Up the Good Work !
                 
              • Blind Squirrel

                Blind Squirrel Well-Known Member

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                Wow, Just wow!!!
                 
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                • Stephen Mulkey

                  Stephen Mulkey FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                  Looks pretty slick. Good for you guys, the memories you build are the greatest as you know.
                  Keep us updated.
                   
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                  • missing linc

                    missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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                    Great looking car, and even better story. Nice to see another one getting back on the road. Congrats to you and your son on a job well done.
                     
                  • 66fyssh

                    66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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                    How cool. Great thing all the way around.

                    I dreamed of getting my son interested, but at the time I was building a JEEP, he wasn't. Now he has his own family.
                     
                  • Broke Farmer

                    Broke Farmer Active Member

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                    He has done the grunt work and even listened sometimes. I’ve rebuilt engines in multiple tractors and dump trucks over the years. Not sure why he didn’t think a 100 horsepower John Deere wasn’t interesting? Hell, I even put a turbo on one and was pushing 120 and he wasn’t impressed?!?! Ha

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                    • Demonx2

                      Demonx2 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                      Great job on both fronts!!
                       
                    • Broke Farmer

                      Broke Farmer Active Member

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                      Thank you! I’ve tried for a few years to get him interested in this stuff. This car made it happen. We’ve rebuilt D6 Cat dozers, Case Dozers, Detroit diesels etc in that little shop and he had zero interest. When I told him if he cleaned out an old barn I would put all those pieces of that car together he jumped at it. Glad to know kids still want to go racing at the strip
                       
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                      • 70dart340

                        70dart340 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                        The smile says it all!
                         
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                        • Mtrhead

                          Mtrhead Ace of Spades ♠️

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                          Yall make a great team!!!!
                           
                        • Plymouth 65

                          Plymouth 65 Floorable Deplorable

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                          Good luck tday! Keep an eye on your oil pressure, I typically prime it before startup. Put some initial timing into it and break in the cam. 65'
                           
                        • Broke Farmer

                          Broke Farmer Active Member

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                          Agree! Already primed last night at different rotation intervals and will be firing up late this afternoon once I return from the livestock auction selling my daughters sheep. Going to be a great day with the kids. Not many of these left so I’m going to make the most of it. They grow up fast!
                           
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                          • Mopar44134

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                            Good looking ride! Awesome father and son project.
                             
                          • 512Stroker

                            512Stroker We are all here because we are not all there.

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                            Way too cool
                            You two have accomplished something many only dream of.
                            Happy motoring
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                            • diymirage

                              diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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                              So...its tomorrow how'd she do?
                               
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                              • Sublime one

                                Sublime one 72 Demon FABO Gold Member

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                                These are the threads that force us all to rethink our priorities. Chasing an extra 10 HP by yourself, alone in your shop does not begin to compare with standing shoulder to shoulder beside your son scrubbing parts. You guys will remember this forever. Thanks for a great thread.
                                 
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                                • j par

                                  j par Well-hung Member

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                                  I know why he likes this one more than the tractors... This one he can get in trouble with.. and let's not forget girls...:thumbsup:... LOL...
                                  Cool car.. I bet he can hardly wait to drive it to school...:D..
                                   
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                                  • Mopar44134

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                                    It's tomorrow...Cant wait!
                                     
                                  • 3rdLM23P9

                                    3rdLM23P9 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                    Lucky guy to be able to "gently-nudge" your son into the hobby! Best way for him to learn side-by-side with you - lessons he won't forget, and memories you won't forget!
                                     
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