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Username Post: Schieri "The 53 Business Coupe"        (Topic#321264)
ForumBoss 
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02-15-15 12:19 PM - Post#2523516    

Good day all
I will post pictures and info as the progress goes along, but first a bit of background.

The owner bought a plot and the car was on the plot and he did not want it, he wanted to scrap it. I offered N$2000.00(about US$175.00) and he told me I can have it.
I went to go look at the car and he said if I really wanted it, I can take it for free, as long as I remove the car from the plot.
I asked him if the car can stay there until I have a storage for it(since I live next to the coast). He agreed and that was that.

The car is still on the plot and planning to go fetch it this month.


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02-15-15 01:18 PM - Post#2523526    
    In response to ForumBoss


That's a cool old 53, I'd like to know more about the history of the pick-up box. Please keep us posted and get it home where it can be safe and brought back to life. Good Luck on a great project.



 
Schieri 
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02-16-15 04:36 AM - Post#2523713    
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  • nauta Said:

That's a cool old 53, I'd like to know more about the history of the pick-up box. Please keep us posted and get it home where it can be safe and brought back to life. Good Luck on a great project.



Thanx.

The history I'm not to sure. There is only a little to no information about these. Since it was made in South Africa, I believe that the rear pickup box might of been a factory option for the working man.

Domenique Schieri


 
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02-17-15 05:32 PM - Post#2524165    
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I'd retrieve it as quickly as possible. With no money changing hands, it will be easier for him to change his mind. It may all be OK, but I'd hate to see you lose it before you can get it.

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Schieri 
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03-17-15 09:06 AM - Post#2531393    
    In response to WillyT

Went to go fetch the car this past weekend. Drove to the farm on Saturday, worked all day to get the car on the trailer, left the farm at 9 that Saturday night, drove to the nearest lodge, got to the lodge at past 12 and just went passed out.

Took off from the lodge at 8 on Sunday and got home at 2 Sunday afternoon.

Domenique Schieri


 
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03-17-15 06:27 PM - Post#2531558    
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Good for you and good for the old 53...Send pictures of progress when you get a chance. With all that work you sure have earned the old beast. Have Fun.



 
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03-17-15 09:41 PM - Post#2531603    
    In response to nauta

yes keep us informed!

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Schieri 
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03-18-15 04:59 AM - Post#2531649    
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  • nauta Said:
Good for you and good for the old 53...Send pictures of progress when you get a chance. With all that work you sure have earned the old beast. Have Fun.



Took alot of blood, sweat and water to get the 53 on the trailer! Never drank so much water! The temp was 36 that day (about 96 F)

Domenique Schieri


 
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03-18-15 04:59 AM - Post#2531651    
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yes keep us informed!

Fitz.



Will do.

Domenique Schieri


 
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04-03-15 01:26 AM - Post#2536353    
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Good day all

Here is some pictures of the collecting of the coupe.


On the way to the farm


Arriving at the farm


Starting the hard work to get her out


First the rear

Now the front



Domenique Schieri


 
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04-03-15 01:30 AM - Post#2536354    
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And she is out under the tree



Some more man power needed for the next process

Seems no one took a picture while we were loading.




On the trailer



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04-03-15 01:33 AM - Post#2536356    
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On the long way back home



Finally home after 7 hours of driving (usually only takes you about 3 hours)


My 53 and 57 Chevrolet at home.


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04-03-15 05:00 AM - Post#2536382    
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thanks for this pictures journey. The car look in decent shape.

Fitz.

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04-03-15 05:40 PM - Post#2536547    
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Thanks, Not only got to see your car but the lay of the land too. Good luck with your car and let us know how you're coming along with it.

Above all, Have Fun!


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04-06-15 07:58 AM - Post#2537197    
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Did they put a flat bed in the trunk? ! It's a 53 el camino! Good luck with her. I'm glad you saved it from the crusher!

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04-06-15 08:59 AM - Post#2537215    
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Looks like much of the front suspension is still there. Keep us informed on how it goes.

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04-06-15 05:04 PM - Post#2537333    
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If you need parts for your project,i would work with someone in the US and have everything you need put into a container and shipped over. We can send one full container to Germany for $2000.00 US dollars. Any invoice for parts $300.00 max or less gets in for no duty or taxes.I have a friend in southern Germany that does it on a regular basis.

When our son moved in 2011 to Berlin i shipped 90% of there belongings over for a little less than $1800.00 from Kansas to Berlin Germany set into there 8 th floor apartment.



 
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04-27-15 05:09 PM - Post#2543023    
    In response to 53 green machine

The box in the back is probably a factory/ dealer fit option. This is different from the Coupe utility body styles unique to GM Australia.
The 51-2 US body style was released through Canada to Australia a year behind US production. GM owned the Australian body builder Holden and they built the unique Coupe Ute only for their own market, however a very small number made it to New Zealand.
The SA Folk use the term "Bakkie" to describe passenger car styles converted to commercial and mainly farming use. In Australia and NZ we use the term "Ute" which is just a shortening of the factory term of Utility vehicle. This coincides with the US term pick up, however strictly speaking a Ute or bakkie is a direct comparison to an EL Camino, Ranchero and not a full size pick up. Coupe utes have been around in Australia since the thirties.
Cheers Clive

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