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Just found the site & had to join because I just LOVE the old Gassers!
Anybody else from Virginia on here?
 

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It's been my dream to build one or own one for a long time. I found this car & it had been setting in a barn for almost 15 years. It will be a long term project.
I'm also looking at a Henry J that is supposed to be my dad's old drag car that I might buy with my brother & turn into a gasser! I have more WANTS than money!
 

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Welcome Thunderbolt! Sure would like to see pics of your Bolt. Brian
Actually, I'm just getting started on it. Don't mind posting some pics if I can figure out how to do it!
 

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Welcome aboard David. Looking forward to seeing more about your 'Bolt. I almost bought a semi finished '64 'lane with a nicely tubbed back half. I would have dropped my Pontiac motor into it but by the time I had a bite on the car I was selling, I could not find the guy again. Get some pics a rollin' and enjoy the site. Maybe we can talk you into building a gasser out of it???? Mark L
 

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Hey Dave and Welcome sounds like you got a Pair of nice Ford Projects in the works. Post some pics when you can.
 

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Hey Dave! Welcome aboard! Love those T Bolt's, especially the hood scoops! :)
Cant wait to see some pix of your car AND that Henry!
 

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Thanks for the Welcomes Guys! I don't have computer service at the house, so Monday I'll post some pictures of my project.
 

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Here's a picture of my Dad's old Henry J race car that I just found this past weekend. I going to get it here soon & make it a Gasser! I'll upload the pictures of my Fairlane a little bit later.
Can anybody on here help me with parts for the Henry J?
 

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Might get some help once you know what parts you're looking for. I'd assume body parts, as the rest wont be Henry J on a gasser.
 

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Might get some help once you know what parts you're looking for. I'd assume body parts, as the rest wont be Henry J on a gasser.
That's Right! I'm going to need some help from you guys on building it because I've never been around a gasser before!
 

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Here's a picture of my Dad's old Henry J race car that I just found this past weekend......


Welcome!!!!

How do you go about finding your Dad's Henry J????
 

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Sweet!!! A Henri J. It'll be fun helping you build it. Mark L
 

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Welcome!!!!

How do you go about finding your Dad's Henry J????
It's located within a few miles from where my Dad lives. We were told it might be there because a friend of mine owned it at one time & sold it to this guy. My brother went up there Saturday & confirmed with the owner of the salvage yard where it came from & that this was it!
 

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Looking forward to seeing what it's really like once you have it home. Might have useable suspension and rearend, even if things need freshening.
 

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Knowing others on this thread like I do I am SURE many feel like me about this thread .... it is "SO awesome" you found your Dad's drag car. It's like the story of so many ex-drag cars that literally "disappeared" over the years. So many of us have said "wish we could have a (certain) car BACK!!!" Well this one did NOT TOTALLY disappear. Almost!!!!

Would love to hear more about the car's history .... how it was first built....raced...and how it was passed on & on until it came to rest in that junkyard for so many years.

Good luck with everything.
 

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Look up Bad Banana on U-tube. It's a 55 Gasser that was a guys fathers car, and he brought it back to life. The best thing is his father is still alive to enjoy it. I have to keep a tear back when I see that Chevy commercial where they find their fathers '65 SS Impala. I hope that is not just acting on the fathers part, you can really see the emotion in him. If not then that guy's a good actor. Mark L
 
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