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Dick Steinkamp
05-16-2009, 05:08 PM
I got this car from Biggs in January of '08. I was sidetracked for a while working on the Ute, but was back on it this spring. 305 Chevy-Powershift floor shifter hooked to a TH350. '66 dash. Abbreviated trim.

Biggs had done most of the hard stuff. Body and paint, interior, etc.

Today, I actually took a (short) spin in it. No exhaust, no license, so I only went a few blocks.

The following video is the ACTUAL first time it left my "clubhouse" under its own power. Ran good. Trany shifted good. No leaks. Good so far.

Plenty of work remaining, but this was a milestone. [8D]

Hopefully Biggs can tell us when this car last moved under its own power.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqYTI7pGDGE

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg

Roscomacaw
05-16-2009, 05:23 PM
TOO COOL! Ya done good, Dick!

I can't say when that thing was last on the road. As you know, it was a somewhat beat up shell of a car when I got it. I know I paid a few hundred for it, but ALL the brightwork as well as the front and rear glass and vent wings were missing. No seats either. Just a shell of a hardtop with a cracked 289 that would run and a T-10 in the trunk.
It had taken a heck of a wallop in the right B-pillar, which crushed the door as well. It was at least 10 years ago that I found it like that. I'm SURE it was at least 5 years prior to my finding it that it was last driven.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

starliner62
05-16-2009, 05:43 PM
I drove mine for the first time today also. We're having fun now!!![8D]

Jamie McLeod
Hope Mills, NC

barnlark
05-16-2009, 05:48 PM
Sounds good. [^][^]

buddymander
05-16-2009, 06:08 PM
excellent directing

stude freak
05-16-2009, 07:07 PM
Of course you need another Dave.And to keep Sheba from getting jealous you can let me keep her till you feel like you can introduce your new love.

David Baggett '53 coupe

gordr
05-16-2009, 08:29 PM
The car looks great. After viewing the under-hood shot, I see why the stop lights aren't working.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

barnlark
05-16-2009, 08:45 PM
The switch looks nice, new and shiny, though. ;)

Dick Steinkamp
05-16-2009, 11:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by gordr

The car looks great. After viewing the under-hood shot, I see why the stop lights aren't working.




NO wiring is hooked up except for the ignition switch at this point.

How about those tail light lenses? They are '62 lenses with the chrome removed. I thought they fit in well with the minimalist look of this Daytona.



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg

Mark57
05-17-2009, 12:03 AM
Lookin' good Dick [8D]- you've only got a week left to have her ready for the OD. ;):D

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

The NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009; check it out at -
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/</h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/CandyStore1Thumb.jpg

StudeDave57
05-17-2009, 12:13 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57

Lookin' good Dick [8D]- you've only got a week left to have her ready for the OD. ;) :D Mark
And a few more for the CanAm Zone Meet-
unless you are planning to bring the Ute...
;) :D [^] [:0]


StudeDave '57 [8D]

clonelark
05-17-2009, 03:50 AM
Looks to be a fun ride, a good set of QUIET mufflers will make it a nice road car, wish mine were quiet on my 64 and some day they will be. Mine arent teribalely loud but the constant roar of a road trip makes for a noisy ride.

http://i39.tinypic.com/2qjzji8.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/2zho7fc.jpg

Warren Webb
05-17-2009, 04:54 AM
The 66 wood grain dash trim really sets off the interior. Sounds like it runs real strong too! Nice work, Dick!

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

Dick Steinkamp
05-17-2009, 09:36 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57
Lookin' good Dick [8D]- you've only got a week left to have her ready for the OD.


At the pace I work, a week just wouldn't do it :(...besides, the Boulevard Park show here is the same weekend as the OD...and I had decided to do that with the Ute instead of the OD. I did help Brian get the FOM back in his '66 Friday, so hopefully there will be at least some Bellingham representation at your great tour.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
05-17-2009, 09:38 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeDave57
And a few more for the CanAm Zone Meet-
unless you are planning to bring the Ute...



I'm planning to go to the zone meet, but will take the Ute.

Will you be up for that one, Dave?



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
05-17-2009, 09:42 AM
quote:Originally posted by clonelark

Looks to be a fun ride, a good set of QUIET mufflers will make it a nice road car, wish mine were quiet on my 64 and some day they will be. Mine arent teribalely loud but the constant roar of a road trip makes for a noisy ride.


The current open exhaust is too loud (even for me ;))...but, it IS a hot rod and needs to sound like one :D

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
05-17-2009, 10:56 AM
quote:Originally posted by Warren Webb

The 66 wood grain dash trim really sets off the interior. Sounds like it runs real strong too! Nice work, Dick!



The '66 dash is one Bob Peterson had in inventory. It is quite nice (which is rare for an older padded dash).

Any V8 sounds good with an open exhaust [8D]. This one is just a little 305 so its bark is worse than its bite :)


Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg

StudeDave57
05-17-2009, 11:07 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

I'm planning to go to the zone meet, but will take the Ute.
Will you be up for that one, Dave? Dick
As far as I know that is still the plan, yes.
I leave San Diego (in a U-Haul) one week from today... ;)


StudeDave '57 [8D]
sad to leave... :(

Mark57
05-17-2009, 12:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

At the pace I work, a week just wouldn't do it :(...besides, the Boulevard Park show here is the same weekend as the OD...and I had decided to do that with the Ute instead of the OD. I did help Brian get the FOM back in his '66 Friday, so hopefully there will be at least some Bellingham representation at your great tour.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA



Sorry to hear that Dick, but will look forward to seeing you in Wenatchee. :)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

The NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009; check it out at -
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/</h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/CandyStore1Thumb.jpg