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I have been working on cars since I was 8 in the garage with my father. My first rebuild was an RX2 Rotary motor called a wankel. We rebuilt that so many times I think I still remember serial numbers and each part placement to this day. My father and I spent many a night and day freezing to death in the garage stoking the pot belly stove to complete that car. It was one of which travelled through all of my siblings before being wrecked err….saved from me. Fast forward to 15 where I purchased my first car – a 1972 AMC Javelin – from within the cage at my high school autoshop. I spent more time in that shop than actually attending class I think. I graduated high school and was forced into the military working on anything that had wheels and tracks big or small. After getting an honorable discharge I attended an automotive/diesel vocational school and graduated with my degree. I became ASE certified for many years after that and as usual life stepped in and I was again forced to move to a different field where the money was and that is where I met Shawn. (at a notable auto parts company) We spent several years working on cars together in between job and family. Many years later after some difficult times I have started to rebuild cars in my spare time and am putting my collection back together. With my wife and friends help I hope to attain my goals of getting my high school car back on the road along with the rest of my projects. I have worked with my son to build his car – a 2000 Dodge Intrepid – and I recently flew my other son in from Utah to work on his 1989 Nissan 240SX together. It is almost complete and ready to return back to him. Out of my 4 sons, two have the automotive bug.

The projects can be seen here:

1989 Nissan 240sx
http://desertdollsgarage.com/project/misty/

2000 Dodge Intrepid
http://desertdollsgarage.com/project/nikki/

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