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Strange Goodbye

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The decision was made to sell my 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe. It was not an easy decision... My entire life has changed. This year has seen the death of 5 friends. A couple of the guys were like brothers to ...

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It’s Hard to Change Direction When You Are Falling Off A Cliff

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November. I’m driving south on 5 near Sea World Dr. during the afternoon rush hour. Happy as can be, not a care in the world except the itch on my arm from the flu shot I just endured. Then I ...

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Additional Art... new photographs.

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I just picked up some pictures from Nelson (I have them developed straight to CD). All of these shots were taken at Nite Owl Gallery Tattoo in Bankers Hill... I was shooting 400 speed B&W film. Thanks Dan, Andre and ...

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Artistic interlude.

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It's been a long time since I posted... frankly it's because my '52 has been stuck in the garage. A good friend of mine has been helping me re-wire the car, but he got a job with a trucking company ...

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Technical: How to lube a speedometer.

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I read a few articles and decided to give it a shot.. I have taken gauges apart before, but this is the first time I have attempted to lube a speedometer. From what I read, it seemed easy so here ...

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Spaghetti!

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My 1952 Styleline Deluxe spent the winter and spring sleeping in the garage under a layer of dust. The only time it got any attention was when I needed to get out of the house to actually hear a phone ...

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Sheep to the slaughter

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The summer was over. I had the cash in hand from the sale of my ’29 project and Mario’s garage was ready. The Styleline made its last trip powered by that 58 year old 216. Sheep to the slaughter. The ...

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Out Of Order Update: 1959 Apache... sidetracked!

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I was responsible. I had a perfectly nice 2000 Nissan Xterra. Airbags, AC, backseat for the boy. Almost new tires, nice paint. It even had a Sony stereo that played MP3s. No way could I keep it. My 52 Styleline ...

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Random Pictures Of My Styleline

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Picture taken by my friend Jason with his pinhole camera. 1 min. exposure time from about 3 feet away: After cutting 2 coils from the front springs and installing homemade 4" lowering blocks out back: The day I picked the ...

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Out Of Order Update: Lowering and Drivetrain

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I'm jumping ahead, but I really can't help myself. The new engine, transmission and rear end are in the car. It's a hopped up 250 ci 6 cylinder out of an early 70's Chevy pickup.. The transmission is an automatic ...

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The Plan

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The Plan I have had this picture in my mind for years now. Two tone, all the trim, tuck and roll interior. Lowered just right, no rake. Lakes pipes. Maybe change up the grill to make it mine, but don’t ...

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Dreams of National Parks and Nostalgia

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----- Perfect week for this chapter, Thanks Ken Burns! ---- It was a couple of months before I drove up to Long Beach to get my Styleline that my wife started looking for a 12 or 14 foot “can-o-ham” style ...

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Out of Order.

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OK, this chapter is completely in the wrong place, but I'm excited and can't shutup. My Chevy is going to my buddy's garage tomorrow morning to start the drivetrain swap-a-roo. It will be off the road for a while... I'm ...

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Stuck!

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I was running late… and trying to catch the ’59 Impala that was ahead of me on the freeway. Top speed in my Chevrolet is only 55 mph, so I had no chance. I glanced down at the gauges – ...

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The Nut

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I get in these moods… I have to go outside and mess with stuff. Yardwork, cars, art whatever catches my attention. I popped the hood on the Chevy and stood staring at the stock 216 Stovebolt engine. On the oil ...

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It's a Runner

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I had the Chevy back and was able to drive it. It was making a horrible, grinding racket and when I’d drive it the inside of the car would fill with exhaust… but damnit, I was having a good time. ...

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The Wait

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So there it was, a beautiful, blue 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe 2 Door Sedan. Dead. The clutch would not disengage the engine. My plan is not to use this engine, transmission or rear end… just to roll it around like ...

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