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rockne10
07-26-2009, 05:12 PM
After twenty-four years of dormancy Désirée, my '53 Starlight, responded to the starter switch yesterday.

Those who have followed my previous posts know she was my daily driver for ten years and then parked for twenty; in the shop for the past seven years being resurrected with some upgrades: 12-volt, 289. A/C, stereo, TT, intermittent wipers plus the requisite metal repair, paint, LiBrandi chrome, Simmons duals and Phantom upholstery.

There's still a bit to do but...
SHE SURE SOUNDS SWEET!
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/1953/53Coupe.jpg?t=1248642623
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Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

Roscomacaw
07-26-2009, 05:16 PM
Brad,

That's great news! I wish my 53 could come to life. Maybe if I live long enough.[:I]

I need to get Blue on the road first![^]

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

barnlark
07-26-2009, 05:18 PM
Ahhhh, Brad, what do you want to play around with that old thing for? ;):D Let's hear that on a video! Looks really pretty in that teaser shot. We want more..

rockne10
07-26-2009, 05:27 PM
Biggs,
She's sporting the glove box door you sent me!

I would really like to single out and thank each and every person who has contributed to this phoenix. There is just too much good stuff in this club![8D]

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

bige
07-26-2009, 05:33 PM
As far as I'm concerned it's the greatest moment this hobby? has to offer. Even better than the first drive because when you drive it you feel all the other things that need to be done but when it's just sittin' there happily burbling on its own...

Congratualtions.

ErnieR

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/AvantiR2/track.jpg
On its way to a 15.097 Island Dragway Great Meadows NJ Spring 2006.