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    I am still in need of the doors for my Coupe. And a windshield frame. If anyone has one, or knows where I might find these, please let me know
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    You could build a windshield frame or devise a frameless glue-in windshield like a lot of fiberglass bodies use, but the doors are another story. Hopefully some will turn up.


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    Stilll here

     



    Hi everyone. I am still walking and talking, but no building! I had a stroke two years ago and I still haven't recovered completely. I did go out in our makeshift garage and uncovered the Essex the other day. Then just sat on a seat and dreamed, and wished, and remembered. Later, in the cave, I dug out all of the books and files I have on the build, all of the parts lists and such. Really pining away now, wishing for the abilities that I've lost. I have pretty much decided to offer it for sale, along with all of the parts I've accumulated. It breaks my heart, but short of winning the lottery, nothing will happen now. My 5 Grandchildren are interested, but no one has money to start going again. sigh. My thanks to everyone that has followed along on the build through the years, I've had fun, not only in building, but in keeping up with the posts on Club Hot Rod.
    I have to give a big thank you to my friend and mentor, Jim Robinson of Titusville, FL. I probably couldn't have done what I have without all of his help and input. Thanks again my Friend Jim.
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    Sorry to hear this sad news. It's something all us "car guys" will face one day. I hope you can recover some of what you spent, the memories you get to keep forever and free!

    Don't hesitate and check in with us once in awhile too.

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    Ditto So sorry to hear this but understand completely. Life throws us curves, some of which we adapt and move on, others that allow us to continue and grow. My wife wanting a divorce 3 1/2 years ago gobsmacked me. I guess only one of us took our wedding vows seriously. Since even before then, life priorities had shifted from my old truck to maintenance and then relocation. Sort of sucked the wind out of my motivation. A series of minor injuries have also less me left active but seem to be getting better now. I hope that if you sell your Essex to a third party, non family memory that maybe you'll be able to buy something fun to drive, or move on to new adventures that will bring a smile to your Face!
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    I am still alive and kicking (but not very high or fast), I've recovered much since my stroke, but not in finances. Essex just sits there, waiting for someone to come along with some cash and take it away. I feel sorry, I had a lot of fun with it for a few years, but alas, time for another to take it over.
    I thank, sincerely, all who stuck with me through the years with comments and encouragement.
    God Bless you all. Bye
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    Really sorry to read your post, and I hope that you find someone who wants to adopt your Essex project and take it to the finish line! Best wishes to you in all that you pursue!
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    I read your post and realized your situation could easily happen to any one of us as we are not getting any younger. I hope someone sees your Essex as an attractive street rod project and will finish it and put it on the road where it belongs. I had a good friend who had a lovely 1929 Hupmobile he was planning on restoring, but when illness struck, he sold it to someone who did a complete restoration on it. I hope you are as lucky as he was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrodder43 View Post
    I am still alive and kicking (but not very high or fast),
    I thank, sincerely, all who stuck with me through the years with comments and encouragement.
    God Bless you all. Bye
    this doesn't have to be good bye. C'mon back once in a while and say hello! You're a car guy, so you're family!

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    Hello Perley! It's really great to hear from you; it's been a long time. I still have, on my computer, the pictures you sent me of the Essex under construction. The frame is a really nice piece of work and the hard part of fabrication is done. If you were here, we could have that thing up and roadworthy in pretty short order.

    Anyway, if you feel like you need to sell, try putting it on Facebook Marketplace. If you aren't familiar with it, have one of your kids or grandkids post it for you. My son sold his '50 Mercury on there; it took a month of calls from bullshitters and tire kickers, but he finally got very close to his asking price.

    Meantime, Perley, stay in touch. You're welcome on this site any time. I still have two active threads on here - my '32 Ford construction and my ongoing Electrathon racing. Also, if you ever make another trip to Florida, come and see me again. I'm still in the same place. Plan on spending the day; we'll take one of my hotrods out and visit some other local rodders. Take care.
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    Ditto everyone sentiments. Stay in touch!
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    My special thanks to you my Friend Jim. I truly enjoyed the visit to you home and workshop and a look at your projects. If I should ever get down there again, you can be sure that I will come see you. God Bless you for everything. So long.
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