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larry's garage photo from 1957. It all started here at 15 yrs. Old. One bay of 4 car garage.after my step father passed away in 61 I took over the other three. This location behind mom's house was my domain until 72 then used for storage of project cars (corvettes). Until 86. I'll post photos of other locations.
gen 3 after divorce, this loc. 92-04. photo 01. see gen. 4 above.
pick up an imp ss I still have. camaro replaced by 02 trail blazer ext. second wifes driver. date incorrect on digital camera. yah think.
third new truck, after some minor modifications 87 k5 blazer/with all the factory toys.
oldkuma on Nov 29, 2021 said:
29 chevy 5 pass. coach bought dec. 2013 built started feb. 14 finished oct. 18 2018 . 5.7l 4 bolt main. built to 350 hp specs. 700r4 trans. lockup conv. diff. 10 bolt posi. tci rear steer rack and pinion frt. susp. tci 4 link rear. 4 wheel disc. ride tech coilover f&r vintage heat &a/c pioner nav. sys. stereo, gps, back up cam.[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Nov 29, 2021 said:
Can't beat the Chevy 350 I had that in my 69 Camaro SS. Bought it new kept it 10 years and sold it for what I paid for it! Worth a lot more today! The 66 Chevy II 327/350 was a killer on the tracks back then. Still is. Always liked it. The 68 Vette you had was first year of the Mako Shark Coke Bottle look. Very aero and classy. You had some nice cars and must have a lot of good memories.[Reply to this comment]
oldkuma on Dec 12, 2021 said:
i saw your tribute to your dads cars. great memories and photo history. i've had to make my own, my dads view of an automobile was a way to get from point a to point b. we had a 47 ply. 4dr. until around 1958 when he died in 1962 we had a 50 chev. 4dr.[Reply to this comment]
57timemachine on Nov 29, 2021 said:
Larry, sweet collection of Chevy's especially the original 1930-1931 ? Can you tell us more about that one. We all know 1929 was the first year for Chevy's famous in line six and I would imagine your car has the same historical six in it. To still have that 66 350 H.P. Chevy II would be something real sweet. Do you know what happened to it. Keep on Chevyin.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Dec 20, 2021 said:
AWESOME Larry......I wish I had the talent and skills of some of you builders. I'm just a shadetree mechanic who does the R&R. Repair of Replace. I still glue my fingers together with Super Glue and then need to seek the wife's nail polish remover to regain digital freedom.
Well done Larry, hat's off to Larry.
Wait, that was an old Doo Wop song.......
here's the link if you don't believe me.
https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-iba-3&ei=UTF-8&hsimp=yhs-3&hspart=iba&p=hats+off+to+larry+del+shannon&vm=r&type=gyff_9318_FFW_US#id=0&vid=d2874bf941465ced70ed2fbd1c4140d5&action=click[Reply to this comment]
oldkuma on Jan 16, 2022 said:
gluing your fingers togather when using super glue is correct usage of product. j b weld also migrates wherew it's not wanted. memory ? at 79 (what was i saying)? it's nice to know their are people who understand whats envolved in these projects.[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Jan 16, 2022 said:
I was ready to buy a new 1966 Chevy II SS 327/350 hp but I left college and knew I would be drafted since I was 19 and decided to join the Marines instead!
Then after I made Sgt in 1968 and returned from Vietnam I ordered a new 1968 Corvette thru the Military and had to pick up at the factory.
I decided not to get it after I got back from a 6 month Med Cruise and waited for the 69 Camaro SS to come out and bought that instead. War changes things and your life![Reply to this comment]
Mario on Aug 19, 2023 said:
Larry I don't know where to start! Your garage is absolutely Awesome! All the tools and things a Car Nut needs to build anything! I am very impressed. You and Cam are both inspirational in my book! I wanted to be a mechanic but the war ended that dream so I enlisted instead and don't regret it.
I see you're still active doing what you love to do and that keeps you young. My math says you're over 80 years young and living your dreams. I'm right behind you at 76 years and have been a car nut forever.
Keep posting your pictures of all your cars and the love of building and modifying that you are so talented in doing. Great pictures and stories Larry. Cheers, Mario[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Aug 19, 2023 said:
When I review a thread, I look everywhere for the hidden things others may not see, Not always on the car, but the talent and skill it takes to make forms and jigs so things go together correctly. I see so many tool I wish I had.
I'm amazed at how much money can be invested (as I tell my wife) in tools and machinery. I believe most all my tools would fit in the smallest UHaul trailer. But I've had fun doing what I could do with the talent and skill I've learned over my 70 years.
I admire the skills of master craftsman, but also the mindset it takes to be able to go step by step by step and always look forward to completing a dream, while others end up with nightmares.
I'm glad God made us all different, so we can appreciate others for the gifts they've been given and hope my gifts would also be appreciated.
I'm content to be able to do the little things I can. Be grateful for all one has.[Reply to this comment]
oldkuma on Aug 21, 2023 said:
thanks for viewing my page. sounds like you make what you need to get the job done. if you have a page please log on and show us your projects. if not please get a site and join the group. at 81 yrs. old i'm slowing down but still going. thanks! and god bless. (LARRY)[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Sep 9, 2023 said:
Hi Larry, I wanted to show you all the Pages I have posted on AT since I started in 2012. I've posted so far 139 different Pages. I try to get many car enthusiasts involved with a variety of subjects.
Here is my link for all 139 Pages for you to look at. Just copy the link and paste on your browser:
http://www.americantorque.com/member/0/5463/[Reply to this comment]