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    Grandson surprises grandfather by secretly restoring his 1957 Chevy Bel Air

    Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Still wishing for my 1962 Corvette.

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    Last year, Dedman decided that for his grandfather Fred Lamar's next birthday, he would surprise him by completely restoring his 1957 Chevy Bel Air. "My grandpa is like my best friend," Dedman told WDRB. "He does everything with me." The car had been sitting in his grandparents' garage since 1976 and was in terrible shape. Throughout the entire restoration process, Dedman posted updates on social media, and family and friends who watched from start to finish flew to Kentucky last weekend to watch as he surprised Lamar with the car on his 81st birthday. When he saw the Bel Air, Lamar was stunned and, overcome with emotion, began to cry.
    Lamar bought the car when he was 28, and he never thought he'd see it look brand new again. "I love it," he said. The pair has always been close and both love traveling together and classic cars, so for their next adventure, Lamar and Dedman plan on traveling across Kentucky in the Bel Air, visiting different car shows. Catherine Garcia

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    What a touching story. At 81 years old, I hope bad nothing happens to that beautiful resto.

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    Re: Grandson surprises grandfather by secretly restoring his 1957 Chevy Bel Air

    I agree

    what a great story......

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    Re: Grandson surprises grandfather by secretly restoring his 1957 Chevy Bel Air

    Got me all misty-eyed... well done. Well done!
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    Re: Grandson surprises grandfather by secretly restoring his 1957 Chevy Bel Air

    Hoping to be presented with a 1962 Corvette and then will hit the road touring the country with a buddy of my choice like Tod and Buz of the TV series Route 66.



    Wife says, "Have a nice trip."
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    Hope you’re good at holding your breath, heh heh.




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    Re: Grandson surprises grandfather by secretly restoring his 1957 Chevy Bel Air

    Sorry I am to late, sold my '61 more than a few years back
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    You got to believe!







    OK, not a modern sports car, but its got class. Would upgrade the brakes and steering as a project,
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    Re: Grandson surprises grandfather by secretly restoring his 1957 Chevy Bel Air

    Don't really regret selling mine. Kind of a wrong time & place thing. Don't know if I want to get another. If anybody does get serious about buying a pre-'78 vette let me know, I do have several books & assembly manuals from my 6 month stint selling Corvette parts for Corvette America. Worst place to work ever, but that is a story for another time.
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    Re: Grandson surprises grandfather by secretly restoring his 1957 Chevy Bel Air

    Quote Originally Posted by minuteman048;5 4303
    Hoping to be presented with a 1962 Corvette and then will hit the road touring the country with a buddy of my choice like Tod and Buz of the TV series Route 66.
    Wife says, "Have a nice trip."

    Sorry Bernie, this thread was begging for it:


    Just because you’re a good man (and I’m sure we don’t even know the rest of it!)

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