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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:53 pm 
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Healey 36,

I think your display is great but I particularly loved your step by step pictures as you did the build. This is the kind of thing that inspires me to drop everything and run to my craft table! Thank you very much for the inspiration and for the time and effort you put into sharing your creation.

And just curious... does your "pen name" arise from a love of sports cars?

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Hi Barb,

Thanks for the kind words. Howard had suggested a few pics; I just took it a bit further. It was a fun project. Hope folks like yourself get inspired to build/craft some stuff. I look forward to seeing others' projects and displays as I draw inspiration from them as well.

Yes, the username draws from the love of roadsters in all forms, going back to high school. Many have passed through here over the last 40+ years...currently we have a 1967 Austin Healey Sprite (and a 2001 BMW Z3):

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Paul,
This is extraordinary!!!!
Well done!

I also love the car as well. My love is early 60's Mopars. I have a 1960 Valiant V200 and a 1963 Imperial Crown.

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It was a fun project, Lee; wish I'd done a bit more design work before I started - I might have been able to head off a few of the problems I ended up with. I'm gonna make another one eventually (if not this year, certainly next). This one went into the bin after the holidays, so at a minimum, I gotta build another to keep the wife happy.

I remember the early 1960s Plymouth Valiant well...it has that blister on the boot-lid that looks like a spare tire. I often wondered if that was actually part of the design for the spare's storage, or just a decoration in the sheet-metal, kind of an homage to the days when spare tires were carried at the back for all to see. Now, the Imperials were just lovely automobiles. We had a neighbor when I was a kid that was a huge Chrysler/Plymouth fan and I recall his lust for an Imperial. Unfortunately, he was a rather frugal college professor, so he never fulfilled that dream. I think a Plymouth Fury was about as far up the food-chain he ever got. He did eventually get a first-gen base Plymouth Duster, though, which was a really neat car.

Anyway, I'm a sucker for a two-seat rag-top. Wish I had more space in the garage.

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