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I ALSO wanted one when I was 6 years old

From: Hank Dozier
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Date: September 13, 2002


Mike...Your story has similarity to mine. Father brought home a 1956 Chrysler Windsor 2-dr, and since I was the younger "kid", I got to crawl under the car and do the regular oil changes. I think I got "contaminated" from the oil pouring on me from those old canister filters, and the infection has continued. I wanted to get this car when I turned 16 and got my license (it was an end of year build-out model that the fctory stuffed a 354 New Yorker engine into due evidently to,lack of 331 Spitfires!), but my father thought the car would kill me since the brakes were "iffy" and traded it in on a 1966 Dodge Coronet 440 (318 poly 2bbl) befoe I reached 16. I was REALLY bummed! I made a promise that one day I would own a 1956 MOPAR, as I thought they all looked great. Took almost 40 years later, but I found a 1956 DeSoto Adventurer, and am now doing what you have done. Still in the early stages, but I WILL finish it, and I can then experience the feeling of looking out the window and knowing that the journey was worth it! Thanks for sharing your experience to those of us still "on the road".


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