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Swapping out the underpinnings - 1963 Alpine

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by Jeffrey.Sweeney, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    Don't underestimate the minds of madmen. Having done several restorations (quite a few American Iron) since I was fifteen and completing Sunbeam projects like the promotional Harrington Le Mans, a Series III GT, and a Tiger. I only serve my visions with colored enthusiasm. I know you "get it" Jan I have seen some of the challenges you have taken on. It requires a lot of faith and redoes sometimes to tame the beast we create. All good, for the best medicine to a long life is to always have a vision and set to work everyday to develop understandings of the associated concepts and accomplish the formed images. My life as a researcher in the construct of multilayered organizations led me to realize having many "experts" doesn't always equate to quality productive. In the realm of Research and Development (R&D) I found the magic. Yes, it is tough for one person to play many roles, but, what a life I live. In this day and age the internet provides significant insight to any topic if your willing to spend considerable time filtering and comparing the many inputs on a topic. This forum is a prime example to that end. All that being said, every one of us have seen the uncompleted projects scattered throughout the sheds, barns and garages of America. In some ways that's what the 1967 Lyrad became. I retrieved it from a barn in Illinois and was ultimately able to meet face to face with the original builder and hear about how it didn't drive worth a darn. In fact, the second owner of the project said, "That thing is too dangerous to drive. Park it in the barn." Well, let me see if my approach adds to understandings as they relate to the Lyrad. I do have things far enough along to try the mechanical. Hopefully, I don't end up like other visionary s with my ___ in my hand.
     
  2. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer Silver Level Sponsor

    JD, yes I saw from the under pan photo's that you car looked wider. Had never heard of a Lyrad before....very interesting. Should be a blast with that suspension and drivetrain!
     

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