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(YouTube)   Son follows through on childhood promise he made when 8, gives his dad a '57 Chevy on his 57th birthday. Happy dusty Father's Day   (youtube.com) divider line 31
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2014-06-07 11:34:33 AM
Old man needs to stop hugging and crying and drive the farker out of the garage so we can see it!
 
2014-06-07 12:34:22 PM
That was sweet.
 
2014-06-07 12:35:16 PM
Another beautiful moment ruined by vertical video.
 
2014-06-07 01:04:27 PM
That's cool, good for him. Now if someone can cure my dad's late stage prostate cancer, that'd be perfect.
 
2014-06-07 01:12:55 PM
They got enough gas cans lined up along that wall, or what??
 
2014-06-07 01:19:52 PM
That was cool.

Hey, I just turned 57 on Thursday. Where's MY fu*king '57 Bel Air, daughter?
 
2014-06-07 01:21:33 PM

SecretAgentWoman: Old man needs to stop hugging and crying and drive the farker out of the garage so we can see it!


This.

Badmoodman: They got enough gas cans lined up along that wall, or what??


This, too.

RookStar: That's cool, good for him. Now if someone can cure my dad's late stage prostate cancer, that'd be perfect.


Sorry about your Dad. Treasure the time left.
 
2014-06-07 01:39:43 PM

Badmoodman: They got enough gas cans lined up along that wall, or what??


When I lived out in the country I had a line of cans like that to run the generator when the power went out.  During hurricane season we could go for 6-13 days without power and the nearest gas stations would usually be without power, too, so we'd have to drive 30 miles or more to refill.  5 gallons usually got us 12 hours, so we'd stockpile eight of them and leave them just for power outages.
 
2014-06-07 01:45:33 PM

Badmoodman: They got enough gas cans lined up along that wall, or what??


Fuel for gennys?

Tornado alley or hurricane alley?
 
2014-06-07 01:48:09 PM

Lsherm: Badmoodman: They got enough gas cans lined up along that wall, or what??

When I lived out in the country I had a line of cans like that to run the generator when the power went out.  During hurricane season we could go for 6-13 days without power and the nearest gas stations would usually be without power, too, so we'd have to drive 30 miles or more to refill.  5 gallons usually got us 12 hours, so we'd stockpile eight of them and leave them just for power outages.


We were without power for a total of one and a half months last year....spread out, a few days here a week there from the  Ice and snow.

/propane genny
//thousand pound tank underground.
///be prepared
 
2014-06-07 02:20:49 PM

Giltric: Badmoodman: They got enough gas cans lined up along that wall, or what??

Fuel for gennys?

Tornado alley or hurricane alley?


UK Wildcat stuff everywhere.
Tornado alley.
 
2014-06-07 02:54:06 PM
Have to admit that made my eyes foggy.  About to go on an annual fishing trip started in my Dads memory.  Plus I've had a few beers, so I'm emotional.
 
2014-06-07 03:32:22 PM

Badmoodman: They got enough gas cans lined up along that wall, or what??



Ole painty can Ned
 
2014-06-07 03:50:30 PM
It's great that he likes it, but it's a four door. Too many doors for me.
 
2014-06-07 04:00:32 PM
That was pretty great.

My dream car is a 57 Nomad, so I can relate.

The first thing i would do as well would be kiss it hello.
 
2014-06-07 04:02:24 PM

RookStar: That's cool, good for him. Now if someone can cure my dad's late stage prostate cancer, that'd be perfect.


Spend every moment you can. Mine's 10 years gone now, and it feels like yesterday.

\don't smoke kids, or I'll kick your little asses
 
2014-06-07 05:44:33 PM
They were getting ready to cornhole.
 
2014-06-07 06:19:46 PM
Sweet. Wish my son would buy me a 1970 Dodge Challenger convertible, the car I should have bought when it was available for three grand when I was young and poor. Regret to this day missing out on that.
 
2014-06-07 07:50:44 PM
Three things struck me:

- That's a real man, that father. He wasn't ashamed to cry, and he damn sure wasn't afraid to hug his son
- He clearly is a damned good father, if his son did all that. The son must have some real, genuine love for his old man
- I need to come up with something really cool to tell my daughter I want when I'm 57. But really, I don't think a Fark link to a video saying "Daughter gives father what he wanted for his 57th birthday... a truck load of whiskey and two fire breathing whores" (FF to 8:52, caution: Naughty words)
 
2014-06-07 09:54:58 PM

Giltric: Lsherm: Badmoodman: They got enough gas cans lined up along that wall, or what??

When I lived out in the country I had a line of cans like that to run the generator when the power went out.  During hurricane season we could go for 6-13 days without power and the nearest gas stations would usually be without power, too, so we'd have to drive 30 miles or more to refill.  5 gallons usually got us 12 hours, so we'd stockpile eight of them and leave them just for power outages.

We were without power for a total of one and a half months last year....spread out, a few days here a week there from the  Ice and snow.

/propane genny
//thousand pound tank underground.
///be prepared


We thought about it but the big propane tanks and generators are crazy expensive, and if you get a smaller one then you run the risk of running out of propane.  Our neighbors had a propane genny that could run for three days straight but they'd leave it off most of the time because it's nigh impossible to get a propane delivery right after a hurricane or thunderstorm in central virginia.  Everyone runs out.
 
2014-06-07 10:26:28 PM
Of course the dad was happy, a chevy without any recall issues.

He remembered the car, but how many times did he forget to take out the trash or do dishes growing up?
 
2014-06-08 01:55:33 AM
When I was 16, my pal RH bought that exact car (same color, four doors, same interior) for $50.  We ripped out the cruddy carpet and put in a flat piece that fit like hell, but it was a chick magnet.  I learned how to use a three-on-the-tree and clutch that summer.

RH and I lost touch when I went off to college, but I Googled him up about ten years ago and found he was in prison for murdering his wife and burying her in the back yard.  Good times.
 
2014-06-08 02:38:21 AM

rkiller1: When I was 16, my pal RH bought that exact car (same color, four doors, same interior) for $50.  We ripped out the cruddy carpet and put in a flat piece that fit like hell, but it was a chick magnet.  I learned how to use a three-on-the-tree and clutch that summer.

RH and I lost touch when I went off to college, but I Googled him up about ten years ago and found he was in prison for murdering his wife and burying her in the back yard.  Good times.


0_o  ...um.. YOUR user name?????
 
2014-06-08 03:40:08 AM

freetomato: Sweet. Wish my son would buy me a 1970 Dodge Challenger convertible, the car I should have bought when it was available for three grand when I was young and poor. Regret to this day missing out on that.


How about missing out on a 69 GTO Convertible?  Worked my ass off for parents on remodeling houses; not talking simple crap, talking about stripping to the studs and removing all nails, pluming attic for drywall, running all new wiring, leveling a floor then installing 1" thick tile, etc. in exchange for 2 things: VCR and Car... VCR wound up being a refurbished pile of shiat that ate tapes and the car I found was a 69 GTO Convertible for $800... black. Beautiful.....  instead, they got me a 64 Plymouth Valiant conv. (also $800) that the top started ripping on immediately and 1 month before I turned 16, the A-frame broke and I was driving it with the driver's side front tire at a 30/35° angle and police pulling me over, repeatedly.
"Boy, that's not safe to drive like that!"
"Ya think?!?"

Cost $500 (if remember correctly) for local welding shop to jack it all up, pry everything into place and repeatedly weld and reenforce it so it would be "safe" to drive, and they had the thing for like 2 weeks!!

/was same car I went down a steep hill (locally called, "The 13th street hill") about 5 blocks on sidewalk because brakes gave out... for SECOND TIME. Ran red light, back onto road for 1 block, back up on sidewalk for another then finally got it slowed down when road started back up an incline. (lost a couple hubcaps in that ride)
 
2014-06-08 09:42:09 AM
My dad had a 55 once. He also died from pancreatic cancer about 6 years ago, so there's that.
 
2014-06-08 11:07:13 AM

abhorrent1: My dad had a 55 once. He also died from pancreatic cancer about 6 years ago, so there's that.




My father had a '55 Bel Air convertible that he bought brand new. I've got a great black and white photo of him standing in front of it looking like James Dean. He traded it in on a new '57 Corvette. By the time I was old enough to remember what he drove, he had a '62 Ranchero with a straight six. All of the cool cars were in his past.
 
2014-06-08 12:17:02 PM

no clever name here just move along: rkiller1: When I was 16, my pal RH bought that exact car (same color, four doors, same interior) for $50.  We ripped out the cruddy carpet and put in a flat piece that fit like hell, but it was a chick magnet.  I learned how to use a three-on-the-tree and clutch that summer.

RH and I lost touch when I went off to college, but I Googled him up about ten years ago and found he was in prison for murdering his wife and burying her in the back yard.  Good times.

0_o  ...um.. YOUR user name?????


lol. My username is derived from my real name and, as the courts ruled, is unrelated to the wife's demise.  The oldest of eight whose parents worked nights, RH had unsightly acne and a mean streak.  Unlike his Bel Air, he was not a chick-magnet, obviously.
 
2014-06-08 05:48:09 PM
Blah..4 door,,granny car
 
2014-06-08 07:25:30 PM

Perlin Noise: My dream car is a 57 Nomad, so I can relate.


Careful what you wish for.

www.startrek.com
 
2014-06-08 08:33:51 PM

lohphat: Perlin Noise: My dream car is a 57 Nomad, so I can relate.

Careful what you wish for.

[www.startrek.com image 320x240]




I think that's a 2057 Nomad.
 
2014-06-08 09:30:16 PM

BigRightRear: Blah..4 door,,granny car


1/10
 
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