My Baby girl is buying a new car, and made her Daddy proud; now she just needs to drag the parts home!steemCreated with Sketch.

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My daughter bought a new car today, and sent me pictures. Daddy will need to go up there, and help her get the parts home, so she can start rebuilding the motor.

She drove a 1960 Chevy Impala to high school that she had rebuilt. She sold that to get through pharmacy school.

She has several modern cars, but she has had the itch to get a real car again. She found a 1969 Dodge Dart that has lived in a garage for the last decade, that needed some love!

Here is her new baby:
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And the engine:
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Almost ready to go:
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I will take a car trailer up there with an engine stand, to begin. Momma never understood thus part of her little girl, but she sure makes her Daddy proud! She will make this unloved little Dart, scoot again, with a new power plant. I will machine the heads for her, and grind in the valves.

Very little rust, body shouldn't take much work.

She is a very good mechanic, and the best Mother for my little grandson!
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I can't wait to teach him how to work on cars, just like I did his Mother!

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Fantastic!! Good job on teaching your daughter to repair her own vehicles. What a fun father-daughter hobby!!!

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She is a good mechanic!

I bought a nice car that lost a head gasket, brought it home, and told her that if she replaced the head gasket it was her car. She was driving it in a week, LOL! Drove it for four years, and sold it when she went to another car.

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Cool project let us know how it turns out :)

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Thanks, Her Husband is an A&P Mechanic, and she has rebuilt several motors in her cars, so it is in good hands. They plan to pull and totally rebuild the motor, and put new seals in the transmission.

The body is in good shape so then they will prep for paint. No serious rust problems either. :)

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Very good and looking forward to the finished car :)

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Me too, LOL! But she loves old cars, and is a talented mechanic.

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Thanks, Her Husband is an A&P Mechanic, and she has rebuilt several motors in her cars, so it is in good hands. They plan to pull and totally rebuild the motor, and put new seals in the transmission.

The body is in good shape so then they will prep for paint. No serious rust problems either. :)

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That's sooo cool. I can see how you must be sooo proud!!!

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She has been looking for the right car for a couple of years, and she is real happy with this one.

She has rebuilt several motors already, and her Husband is an A&P Mechanic, so it is in good hands now.

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Very cool! I restored a lovely old 1967 red Rover, when I lived in Oz. It is sooooo empowering for women to be able to work on an engine!! 💚

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She is a very good mechanic, and My Son is a very good cook, too!

The other item we spent time on when they were both growing up, is they are BOTH very good shots! I tried to make sure that neither child was helpless.

I have a 1990 Range Rover in the driveway, along with a 1973 Mercedes 280i Replacing the alternator in the Range Rover right now, but she is ready to drive when I am done.

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howdy sir smithlabs! where you been? I don't much like your non-communication style of communicating. Doesn't that car have the flat 6 engine? very reliable.

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I have been here, YOU have not, LOL! I have, as a result, communicated with everyone but you, kind of a vacation.... :)

This one has a V-8 in it. I had a slant six in a Valiant that was a beast! She has rebuilt a V-8, and a V-6; so she is up to this.

She was real excited! She is a very talented artist, I bought her an air brush. I will try to talk her into using it on this car!

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slant 6, yeah that was the one, good engine. well, how would she use her artistic talents on it? Paint a portrait of Big Foot on it or something?
so you talked to both people on steemit that will still comment to you huh? gee I'm jealous.

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She can paint anything, she is that good. I am not sure, but once she got going, it would be a work of art for certain.

That car will be special, when they are finished. I already sent you the picture of big foot....

Yes, that is about all that is left on steeemit, the rest have gone to weku!

I liked the slant six myself.

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