Category Archives: Chuck’s Teenage E-Type Stories

Well, this is it – I decided the business was finally mature enough for it to survive the uncensored story of my E-Type. If you’re interested, the following blog entries document how I got into this mess in the first place…

DISCLAIMER #1 – the language in these posts is bound to be both R and X-rated – read at your own risk!

DISCLAIMER #2 – every single word of what you are about to read is 100% true. Some of it was probably mildly illegal… Deal with it.

Take It To The Limit…

By the early Summer of 1988, “The Jag” was operational, although it was still a long way from “done”… After over a year of sanding Bondo, I had completed the bodywork, and the whole car was now in grey primer. … Continue reading

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I think it’s time…

This is my 200th blog entry…  I get alot of compliments on the blog – and it’s VERY satisfying – Thank You! The blog is alot of work – a typical blog takes about 2 hours to write, but that … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 – Chuck’s Big Secret

My Jag had a small-block Chevy in it – and it still does.  There – I’ve said it… Now don’t freak out – this was inevitable, as you’ll see, and it wasn’t my idea either.  I have a beautiful ’67 … Continue reading

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Chapter 5 – American Graffiti

So we brought the Jag home on a Tuesday night in early May of 1986. Our house was in your basic suburban development – NOT the kind of place you worked on cars like this…  The house was built on … Continue reading

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Chapter 4 – Love at first sight?…

I’ve spent the past few weeks since the last post of this saga thinking about how to best describe what happened next – without seeming overly melodramatic that is… We had plans to pick up “the Jag” (as it was … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 – Bab’s Brainstorm

“Bab” is my father. When I first started talking, I called him “Babby” instead of daddy, and that just kind of stuck. Eventually, I guess I got too old for that, and so it got shortened to “Bab”… It sounds … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 – OK, I’m Interested…

So like I said, I really didn’t have any interest in cars…  Then, as luck would have it, I became friends with a guy who did – Tom Walsh. Tom Walsh was older than me – I want to say … Continue reading

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Chapter 1 – I want a Jeep…

The whole thing started on a cold Winter night alot like tonight – actually, maybe it goes back even farther than that… My parents were born and raised in New Castle County, Delaware.  My father graduated from Newark High School … Continue reading

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