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Old 09-14-2022, 02:37 PM
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Default We lost a car guy today...Bill Pearl

I was fortunate to know Bill, I married one of his daughters. For those who don't know Bill Pearl was a four-time Mr. Universe. It started at a young age as he had an older brother who beat on him a lot. Finally decided he needed to get bigger and stronger to protect himself. His titles were won while waiting 5 years or so between competing so he could face new competitors, rather than win a bunch in a row. He was very well known in the body building world. He was almost 92 years old when he passed.

He was also a big time car guy. His one passion other than body building was cars. He collected many over the years, many of them from his era (pre 1940). Many were restored by Bill, and others he bought just because he thought they were cool. He will be greatly missed by his family.
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So sorry for the loss of your father in law Jody!

I remember you telling me years ago that you were married to Bill Pearl's daughter... he was one of the original GOATs of body building and a pioneer of getting fit for lifelong longevity... he walked the walk.

Again sorry for your loss my friend... prayers for you and yours.
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Sorry for your loss, Jody.

I can see him in your daughter.
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Thanks guys, much appreciated.
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Ron Davis Radiators for their radiator and fan assembly.
Baer Brakes for their front and rear brakes

Texas Speed and Performance for their 427 LS Stroker
American Powertrain for their ProFit Magnum T56 kit
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Forgeline for their GF3 Wheels
McLeod Racing for their RXT street twin clutch
Ididit for their steering column
Holley for their EFI and engine parts
Lokar and Clayton Machine for their pedals and door and window handles
Morris Classic Concepts for their 3 point belts and side mirrors
Thermotec for their heat sleeve and sound deadening products
Restomod Air for their Tru Mod A/C kit
Mightymouse Solutions for their catch can
Magnaflow for their 3" exhaust system
Aeromotive for their dual Phantom fuel system
Vintage Air for their new Mid Mount LS front drive
Hydratech Braking for their hydroboost system
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My condolences to you and your family, Jody.
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Sorry for your family’s loss Jody. Sounds like he was a great person with an amazing life story. I’m sure he’ll be greatly missed.
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Jody,

Thank you for sharing this.

My condolences to your family…
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Sorry to hear that Jody.

Guy was a stud.
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What a cool guy! My Dad read muscle and fitness for many years, pretty sure Bill was in more than a few of those. I also recall seeing books written by him around the house.

Sounds like he lived a great life.
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