Cameron Dedman managed to reduce his grandfather to tears on his 81st birthday and managed to “do it right” as he presented him with a fully restored 1957 Chevy Bel Air — a classic that had been collecting dust in a garage.
To get it done, he saved his money and even sold his own own car, working for a lot of last year getting it restored.
Posted by Cam Dedman on Saturday, January 13, 2018
From the Facebook post:
He about passed out.
I (Cam Dedman) have been doing a full frame off restoration and build of this car a big surprise for Papa/my grandpa (Fred Lamar) for over a year, all the hard work finally paid off giving it to him!
The car has been setting in his garage since 1976. He’s my best friend and truly deserves it. This was so hard to complete let alone do it with out him knowing. I saved up for years to do this even sold my personal car to help fund parts for the car. It all is worth it though for my Grandpa!
Many of you guys followed the build process on my instagram @cambo_built
And i want to thank you all for such positive feedback. Im so grateful that it has inspired so many others and spread kindness around this world!! Hopefully more kids see this and want to build a classic car or hot rod! There is nothing like it!
He about passed out. I (Cam Dedman) have been doing a full frame off restoration and build of this car a big surprise…
Fred Lamar, his grandfather, owned the car since the 50s, WHAS reported.
Dedman documented the entire process, too, on Facebook, and says he did almost all the work himself — from metal work to the writing.
“I have been doing a full frame off restoration of this car,” he said.
Lamar, his grandfather, was blindfolded as the surprise came to fruition.
When he removed the blindfold, he saw that the old car he drove his children around in was shiny and red. He tried to collect himself, but began to cry. Some relatives appeared to fight back tears, but Lamar continued to cry and the two embraced.
(H/T Fox News)