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  • David Chambers- 48 Plymouth

    "In 2010, I fulfilled m y contract with the US Army, as a disabled combat soldier. I entered automotive school shortly thereafter, and graduated this past Aug.The entire time I was in school,I was doing my best to pay off debt from when I was younger and less concerned with the future, but never made much progress. I've only just found a job, as a fabricator. It not being my chosen field, I'm not left much room to work on my cars, nor save up to purchase the equipment I need to do what I love, restore and customize cars and motorcycles. I've acquired a few tools here and there, but I still lack the larger, more expensive tools, even a welder. I don't even have a garage to work out of. I've worked to be a productive person as much as I can, but keeping m y head above water is a struggle on m ost days. I do my best to maintain a positive attitude, and work as hard as my body lets me, but debt collectors seem to enjoy reminding me that no matter how hard I work, the money I earn, isn't mine. I admit things could be worse, so I don't ask for hand outs, but after a while, desperation takes over. I need a hand. I don't need a miracle. I just need a welder and a few other things. I need to start doing what I love again. I have a 48 plymouth that I love, but the floor is nearly gone, and the rockers are rotting through. I need these things, so I can make my life about fabricating, not just wishing."

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  • Craig Bresley- 1956 Buick Super

    "I drive a school bus part time. I'm a disabled OIF Veteran. My wife is currently serving. I have a 1956 Buick Super that I have been working on for over a year but its got a long way to go! The shock mounts on the rear are busted off so it bounces with the wind! The transmission leaks so bad Im afraid to drive it and risk burning it up. Everything I have done to it has been on the cheap(spray can primer, blankets for seat covers). I would love to have the Super drive-able so I could have family outings in it. Not asking for full custom, just drive-able." -Craig Bresley

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  • Saving A Veterans Classic Car- Pottstown Classics Restore A Local Hero's Galaxie

    It's no secret that Pennsylvania, especially the eastern portion where we reside, is a hotbed for classic cars and the automotive culture. Over the past 1.5-2 years the Pottstown Car Club (with help from local businesses), have restored a 1967 Ford Galaxie for veteran infantryman Brad Herron. For this build the entire automotive community in the area pulled together to get Brad cruising in his Galaxie.

    The story began when Brad's wife Dina came to the Pottstown Classics to ask for their help in finishing Brad's stalled '67 Ford Galaxie project. Since serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Brad was having severe post-traumatic stress disorder, making it difficult to bring the car to where he envisioned it. The club graciously agreed, and after an "Overhaulin'"-esque pickup of the car... they took it into their hands and began putting their experienced touches into the car. We at Eastwood were lucky enough to see the car taking shape as they showcased the car and progress display at the Eastwood Summer Classic Shows and other local shows. During the build we were able to donate a number of products including Thermocoustic Sound Deadener, Underhood Black, and Rust Encapsulator, etc, to help move the project along.

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    Fast forward to this past August 4th, and the Pottstown Classics delivered the car back to Brad at their monthly classic car cruise-in on High Street in Pottstown. Brad was overwhelmed with the condition of the car and the help from the community. We at Eastwood are proud to say that some of our products were donated and used on this great build. We want to thank Brad for serving for this country, and the great crew at the Pottstown Classics for seeing this project through and making a dream become a reality for this veteran.

    Do you have a similar story or build in the works? Please send us an email and we can feature your build or story on the Eastwood Blog! -Matt/EW

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