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 Post subject: Gilmer midget
 Post Posted: July 24th, 2011, 5:21 pm 
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About 20 plus years ago I bought two gilmer midgets from Jan (yes I know him that long I'm old) and I kept one and ran it !my buddies ran it! lot of fun just recently restored it , it's on this site! Any way the second car which is yellow I gave to a friend so he can get into it. Well the car languished in the garage for all these years until today I had the time to visit and I reclaim it, never run just thrown around ,I spoke to Jan gilmer recently and we spoke about the yellow car, I guess it was meant to come back to me, pics to follow


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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
 Post Posted: July 25th, 2011, 3:44 pm 
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jayhurrikane wrote:
About 20 plus years ago I bought two gilmer midgets from Jan (yes I know him that long I'm old) and I kept one and ran it !my buddies ran it! lot of fun just recently restored it , it's on this site! Any way the second car which is yellow I gave to a friend so he can get into it. Well the car languished in the garage for all these years until today I had the time to visit and I reclaim it, never run just thrown around ,I spoke to Jan gilmer recently and we spoke about the yellow car, I guess it was meant to come back to me, pics to follow


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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
 Post Posted: July 25th, 2011, 4:57 pm 
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love stories like that. thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
 Post Posted: April 5th, 2014, 3:18 pm 
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Jay,

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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
 Post Posted: April 5th, 2014, 3:38 pm 
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Awesome job. Car looks like a piece of jewelry.

If you like quarter scales, that is. :wink:

When are we gonna see some video of it blasting across a parking lot??

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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
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Just stunning!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
 Post Posted: April 5th, 2014, 6:41 pm 
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I love what you did with the paint and wheels. Real classy.

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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
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Night and day from when you got it.... Love how you left the gilmer name off of it ... Looks more realistic. Great restoration .... It was crying for a Prostreet redo.....

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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
 Post Posted: April 6th, 2014, 5:10 am 
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Oh.... Almost forgot.... Those da$& Goodyears are not tall enough in the back... I'll let you slide this time... Lol. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
 Post Posted: April 7th, 2014, 4:35 am 
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Outstanding job on the resto Bill. Dominick, Jan Gilmer's preference on rim diameter is roughly 3 1/2" give or take and is at least on most of his cars that came directly from him but don't quote me on this, I've seen builds like Bill's that went larger, BRP doesn't even make foams to fit the Gilmer rims, only maybe a special order if you send Todd your rims? Bill looks to have at least a minimum of 4" diameter rim, going larger on the rear tires will only go against Gilmer's preference to his design but it all comes down to preference. Also I think the Gilmer and sponsor decals would add more charm to that car but that's my preference.


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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
 Post Posted: April 18th, 2014, 12:01 pm 
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Looks good Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
 Post Posted: April 19th, 2014, 1:54 pm 
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Would just like to say,
Thank you to all the member's that commented on my Gilmer project for all the kind word.

It took a little time, but I got the old girl back together...


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 Post subject: Re: Gilmer midget
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Awesome job. Al


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