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Old 12-03-2020, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Can someone go to downtown Chicago to verify a VIN for me?

Hello Barners I am helping an old timer hot Rodder friend of mine buy a 36 five window. It is in downtown Chicago and before we pay we want to make sure the car actually exists and see the Vin number stamped on the frame.

Is there someone available that could help us do this and we would pay expenses etc. Jealous we wouldn’t be able to get a great Chicago deep dish pizza in the process. Please let me know phone number is 831-238-8235
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Old 12-03-2020, 09:08 PM   #2
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I'll try to help with that. I'll call your phone number to discuss.
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Old 12-03-2020, 09:09 PM   #3
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Great, thank you, car is on W Lake St...
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Old 12-03-2020, 10:53 PM   #4
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I have a Daughter and Son in law that know the city well. They might be able to help too if you don't already have it handled.

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Old 12-04-2020, 12:41 AM   #5
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Doesn't that mayor 'Heavyfoot' have the place locked-down for law-abiding mortals? YWB
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Old 12-04-2020, 06:29 AM   #6
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Doesn't that mayor 'Heavyfoot' have the place locked-down for law-abiding mortals? YWB
Yes, there is a lockdown order in effect, the suggestions are to stay at home except for travel such as work, doctor visits, groceries and other essentials and also limiting the number in groups outside the home to six. Of course masks and distancing are suggested but really, Chicago’s suggestions are no harsher than Houston’s even though positively in Chicago is around 11-12%, higher than Houston’s 8.5%.
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Yes, there is a lockdown order in effect, the suggestions are to stay at home except for travel such as work, doctor visits, groceries and other essentials and also limiting the number in groups outside the home to six. Of course masks and distancing are suggested but really, Chicago’s suggestions are no harsher than Houston’s even though positively in Chicago is around 11-12%, higher than Houston’s 8.5%.

Yes, but should some sort of self defense be brought along with a mask? It seems like it has been an incredibly crazy year there.
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Old 12-04-2020, 10:05 AM   #8
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Not without my trusty GLOCK and Alice's 12 ga pump.
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Old 12-04-2020, 02:04 PM   #9
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Ahh, you guys are a bunch of scardey-pants. I've lived in the big bad city most of my life and never had a problem. You just learn to avoid the bad neighborhoods where the barbarians live. Just like someone living in the north woods learns how to avoid bears, or someone on the western plains knows how to avoid snakes.
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Thanks so much Jay for going to check out the car! Me and my old timer friend really appreciate you taking the time to do it, you are the man! The car is everything he hoped it would be, as an older hot rodding guy he just can’t build them himself anymore so this car with power steering and power brakes will fit the bill just right for him, as he likes to actually drive them around.

This is what makes the Fordbarn so awesome. And if anyone out there ever needs a similar favor in my area please just let me know.
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This is what makes the Fordbarn so awesome. And if anyone out there ever needs a similar favor in my area please just let me know.
Man, I'm glad it worked-out for you's guys, and especially glad that insane mayor didn't render "stink" on y'all's endeavor. YWB
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Old 12-05-2020, 07:28 PM   #15
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Beautiful 36. All the best- enjoy it - drive it.
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Looks like a nice car. I'm glad everything worked out. It looks like you were correct to ignore the naysayers on here.
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Old 12-06-2020, 01:09 AM   #17
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Very nice looking car!


I find most people that complain about the armageddon/total choas in a big city has never lived in a big city. Spent some time in west sub Chicago off oak park, went downtown a bunch. Was off Oak Park - Oak park Frank Loyd bungalow houses then L train then Cicero (liquor store/ gun store/ Liquor store (bit of an exaggeration, but it was the early 90s)) Non the paths meet just a train between. Denver/Chicago/Minneapolis/Tampa to list a few I've lived in.

Beautiful car!

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Great Outcome!
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Old 12-06-2020, 11:46 AM   #19
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Very nice coupe. Congrats. If it's not too much trouble,how about a few more pictures.
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Photos attached. My wife was born and raised in downtown Chicago, so she knew that area where the car was, no issues. We go there every Christmas season to visit her family, except this year obviously.
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