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Title: First time out!
Post by: Tim Barker on September 02, 2017, 05:11:10 pm
After almost four years and no telling how much money, I was finally able to take the BOSS out for its first little showing. Had a great time and got lots of positive comments.
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: pcunder on September 02, 2017, 06:19:06 pm
Wow, congrats on gettin her out on the town. There's a lot of summer left and cool fall days to come.

Wish mine was that far along... She looks great & much faster next to that hunk of streamlined fiberglass.

Any nagging issues lingering I'm sure you'll put in the rear view mirror soon.

Phil
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Post by: STEVEG on September 02, 2017, 07:32:05 pm
Congratulations Tim!!! Now hopefully you will get to enjoy the real fun in owning A BOSS,which is driving it ;D ;D ;D!
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Post by: eyeflytoo on September 02, 2017, 08:29:50 pm
That is awesome! Glad to see you are able to enjoy the boss after all time and money.  Enjoy the fruits of your labor.  ;D
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Post by: 0F02G202911 on September 02, 2017, 10:15:21 pm
Wow! She really pops! Great job - have fun!!!
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: Tim Barker on September 02, 2017, 11:03:10 pm
Thanks guys for the comments!



Any nagging issues lingering I'm sure you'll put in the rear view mirror soon.


I've glued the mirror on twice and it came off both times. The last time just before I drove to the Cruze. 😤
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: OFO2G154573 on September 03, 2017, 06:55:00 am
It looks terrific - congratulations.
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Post by: baugustine on September 03, 2017, 07:57:51 am
Beautiful car, congrats for getting her out.  Love the white interior...
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Post by: 0F02G202911 on September 03, 2017, 08:47:07 am
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I've glued the mirror on twice and it came off both times. The last time just before I drove to the Cruze.

The 4th time was the charm glueing the mirror on my nephew's 93 Cobra. WTH???
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Post by: ex2409pilot on September 03, 2017, 09:01:08 am
Congrats Tim.  It's been awhile but I can still remember that first drive too and it feels great.  I put 33K miles on my first BOSS then it sat from 1975 to 1990 before getting it back on the road.  Original engine stolen, found another in 77, had it rebuilt and it sat for 10+ years.  Your car looks great my friend.  Good luck to you.
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Post by: CaBossFan on September 03, 2017, 09:15:33 am
Tim - Your BOSS 302 looks fantastic.  Congratulations on a job well done! - Mark
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Post by: Aussie_Boss302 on September 03, 2017, 10:02:40 am
Nice Tim, but you owe us a vid of you driving that awesome ride  :P
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Post by: stgjais on September 03, 2017, 07:56:46 pm
Still several months away myself.  In this rapidly approaching day of self driving cars, nothing better than a four on the floor, honest to god air sucking carb, gas fume producing exhaust, tire burning trans, noisy lawless fun machine.  Oh my, what these Millennials are missing. 
Congrats!   
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: gtabert on September 03, 2017, 08:22:05 pm
Tim,

Your restoration process reads like a book, the sense of adventure, its suttle setbacks, times of triumph, sweet thrill of success. You have inspired many with your attention to detail, in the time spent in sharing the process of an intensive, exhaustive restoration. To many it has inspired, to others it may have scared them away, no matter, its a story needed to be told. Not every restoration has to be as refined as yours, each person has his own level of refinement,  every outcome is the dream of the one undertaking the task. GREAT JOB!

To all the others working to bring their dream to reality, don't give up, its not the time or money spent, its the fun we have doing what our hobby calls us to. Have fun,  enjoy each moment, knowing that in time your project will reap the fruits of your effort.

Myself, my car will never be done, thats OK, it has a good foundation, solid body, many original parts, and I hope many hours of enjoyment refining, tweaking and driving one of the finest cars of its age. Simply being a caretaker for a brief moment in the history of a Grabber Blue / White interior BOSS 302.
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: svo2scj on September 03, 2017, 08:32:47 pm
Congratulations!!   I (we?) follow everyone's restorations, progress if they post.   Lately "photobucket" has put a crimp in the sharing IMO.  It's too bad as many of us use the forums as a "wiki" on a given car.


Mark
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: Tim Barker on September 03, 2017, 10:40:18 pm
Thanks again guys! Took it tonight to Fat Daddy's in Mansfield, TX and I'm thinking of doing a third for the Labor Day weekend tomorrow.
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: Tim Barker on September 04, 2017, 11:01:15 pm
I did my third show of the weekend today at the Lynn Smith Chevrolet Labor Day Car Show hosted by D & D Rockin' Rods in Burleson, TX and came away with my first trophy.
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Post by: 69BOSSNUT on September 04, 2017, 11:20:22 pm
Way to go Tim!! You should be proud & I know you are!! ;D
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Post by: Joe0T02G148942 on September 05, 2017, 04:16:25 am
If they had seen all the hard work that went into that car the trophy would have been much BIGGER!

Congrats,
Joe
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Post by: 0F02G117160 on September 05, 2017, 07:55:50 am
Congratulations Tim.  You are far more ambitious than I have been.  I have only driven my car around the neighborhood a couple times.  We'll have to meet up some time.  Perhaps a Boss car meetup at Cars and Coffee in Plano one month.

Tim M.
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: Tim Barker on September 08, 2017, 11:54:53 am
Way to go Tim!! You should be proud & I know you are!! ;D

David, I think you may have had something to do with it! ;)

Thanks again guys.

Tim
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: McKeever on September 08, 2017, 06:03:04 pm
The 1st of many more to come... That must feel great!

Well earned, its guy's like you the set the bar high for these cars.
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: Tim Barker on September 10, 2017, 11:59:24 am
I did well on the fourth time out on Saturday at the PickupsNPanels Shootout in Farmers Branch, TX. I won the "VERY COOL" trophy and was selected to complete in fan favorite best of show. The very custom truck won that one but still had a great time.
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: JohnSlack on September 10, 2017, 12:01:44 pm
I did well on the fourth time out on Saturday at the PickupsNPanels Shootout in Farmers Branch, TX. I won the "VERY COOL" trophy and was selected to complete in fan favorite best of show. The very custom truck won that one but still had a great time.

BECAUSE...... It was a pickup truck show! You did great!
John
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: Tim Barker on September 10, 2017, 12:06:01 pm
I did well on the fourth time out on Saturday at the PickupsNPanels Shootout in Farmers Branch, TX. I won the "VERY COOL" trophy and was selected to complete in fan favorite best of show. The very custom truck won that one but still had a great time.

BECAUSE...... It was a pickup truck show! You did great!
John

Yup, pretty proud!!! :)
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Post by: 0F02G117160 on September 10, 2017, 12:45:02 pm
Love that trophy.  Very clever!
Title: Re: First time out!
Post by: Aussie_Boss302 on September 10, 2017, 12:58:21 pm
Too right... awesome trophy.

Bet you ticked off a number of pickup owners  8)