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My grandmother passed away almost 3 years ago, grandpa about 5. At that time my uncle who is in control of the estate locked up the property and wouldn’t let the grandchildren get mementos from the house. His own kids got stuff, just not this side. Today was the estate sale. I had to buy the stuff I wanted but I have it now and will treasure it.
When I was little I used to work in my grandfather’s garage for hours. I used his vise more than anything else. My father rebuilt it before I was born. This thing was a beast. Nothing I could throw at it then or now could break it. I paid 100 dollars for it. I’d have paid three times that just to have it. I remember both my grandparents checking on me every so often and telling me to be careful around the vise. I lost so much blood to that thing.
I also bought the fisher-price parking garage from the toy room. Grandma let me drag that thing all over and I remember it from the earliest of my childhood. Turns out the thing belonged to me anyway. It was a Christmas gift that never left their house. I also got my tricycle. It was going to be thrown out because the thing really was a piece of junk. I asked the estate sale guy how much it was and he said “why would you want that?” “It’s mine. My second ride. I want to hang it in my garage.” When I was putting it into my car I realized it is the exact same color as my Monte Carlo. I wondered why I loved that blue so much.
My sister was able to get grandma’s sewing machine and recipe books. My brother got little knickknacks and a couple of grandpa’s medals. Dad got a lot of hand tools and his toys from when he was younger. Mom got back her encyclopedia set and most of the glass figurines.
You know the best part though? I’ve always had the thing from my grandparents that I’ll treasure more than anything. They were genuinely good and kind people. I like to think I’ve inherited that. And now I have a vise too.
DeLorean parts come through USPS.
‘69 AMC AMX II
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VIN 1393 was run off the road by a lady driving a Honda who fled the scene. Another woman who saw this accident chased down the Honda and took photos of her car and plate. The police have this information and the insurance company has found her. Thank you to the driver that went out of her way to help someone else.
The DeLorean driver is bumped, bruised, but ok. This car is totaled. The tub is shattered, the carrier and trailing arm are broken, and several panels are crushed. Another piece of history lost.
R.I.P Paul Walker
I just realized something. This generation’s James Dean?
I never got into the Fast and Furious franchise but Paul Walker was a car guy and nice guy. I’ve heard nothing but good things about how he treated his fans and the various charities he supported.
THUNDERCOUGARFALCONBIRD #chase_oh #futurama #InstaFrame
I still cant believe this car sold for so cheap. well not cheap but still Look at the fucker its sick
this is sexy
It’s hard to look at. I’m not saying it’s bad looking. I mean it is really hard to look at. My brain keeps telling me it is two cars but I know it’s a single car. I’m pretty sure I’d run into that thing on the road purely by accident.
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Mustang just chillin out on my girlfriend’s family property in Crestview, Florida.
I guess her uncle owns it, and is just letting it rot.
I told her grandma if it’s still there the next time I come up, I’m just taking it.
The original engine is laying around there somewhere.
Good luck with her. I hope you can rescue it. I got my DeLorean from a car lot near Crestview, Fl. Pensacola is home to the Regional Mustang Club founded in 1979 so there are a lot of enthusiasts in this area.
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