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 Hood ornament of Peter Weidner's 1931 Pontiac at his car garage on Marco Island on Monday, June 24, 2013. Weidner purchased the garage, which used to be the old fire department on the island, approximately 15 years ago in order to restore hot rods and thus creating a group of car enthusiasts he calls the Firehouse Boyz. Each member of the Firehouse Boyz has a history with rebuilding cars, and each has their own specialty they bring to the table in the restoration process.

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Special to the Daily News/Jason Easterly
Hood ornament of Peter Weidner's 1931 Pontiac at his car garage on Marco Island on Monday, June 24, 2013. Weidner purchased the garage, which used to be the old fire department on the island, approximately 15 years ago in order to restore hot rods and thus creating a group of car enthusiasts he calls the Firehouse Boyz. Each member of the Firehouse Boyz has a history with rebuilding cars, and each has their own specialty they bring to the table in the restoration process.

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  • Special to the Daily News/Jason Easterly 
 Peter Weidner's 1931 Pontiac hot rod at his car garage on Marco Island on Monday, June 24, 2013. Weidner purchased the garage, which used to be the old fire department on the island, approximately 15 years ago in order to restore hot rods and thus creating a group of car enthusiasts he calls the Firehouse Boyz. Each member of the Firehouse Boyz has a history with rebuilding cars, and each has their own specialty they bring to the table in the restoration process.
  • Special to the Daily News/Jason Easterly 
 Peter Weidner's 1999 Prowler and Jack Bueute's 1933 Ford set in front of Weidner's car garage on Marco Island on Monday, June 24, 2013. Weidner purchased the garage, which used to be the old fire department on the island, approximately 15 years ago in order to restore hot rods and thus creating a group of car enthusiasts he calls the Firehouse Boyz. Each member of the Firehouse Boyz has a history with rebuilding cars, and each has their own specialty they bring to the table in the restoration process.
  • Special to the Daily News/Jason Easterly 
 Special to the Daily News/Jason Easterly 
 Peter Weidner purchased his car garage, which used to be the old fire department on Marco Island, approximately 15 years ago in order to restore hot rods and thus creating a group of car enthusiasts he calls the Firehouse Boyz. Each member of the Firehouse Boyz has a history with rebuilding cars, and each has their own specialty they bring to the table in the restoration process.
  • Special to the Daily News/Jason Easterly 
 Peter Weidner, right, and Jack Bueute work on the restoration of Weidner's 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk at Weidner's car garage on Marco Island on Monday, June 24, 2013. Weidner purchased the garage, which used to be the old fire department on the island, approximately 15 years ago in order to restore hot rods and thus creating a group of car enthusiasts he calls the Firehouse Boyz. Each member of the Firehouse Boyz has a history with rebuilding cars, and each has their own specialty they bring to the table in the restoration process.
  • Special to the Daily News/Jason Easterly 
 The tachometer of Peter Weidner's 1974 Pontiac Ventura that has 680 horsepower in his car garage on Marco Island on Monday, June 24, 2013. Weidner purchased the garage, which used to be the old fire department on the island, approximately 15 years ago in order to restore hot rods and thus creating a group of car enthusiasts he calls the Firehouse Boyz. Each member of the Firehouse Boyz has a history with rebuilding cars, and each has their own specialty they bring to the table in the restoration process.
  • Special to the Daily News/Jason Easterly 
 Hood ornament of Peter Weidner's 1931 Pontiac at his car garage on Marco Island on Monday, June 24, 2013. Weidner purchased the garage, which used to be the old fire department on the island, approximately 15 years ago in order to restore hot rods and thus creating a group of car enthusiasts he calls the Firehouse Boyz. Each member of the Firehouse Boyz has a history with rebuilding cars, and each has their own specialty they bring to the table in the restoration process.
  • Special to the Daily News/Jason Easterly 
 Peter Weidner purchased his car garage, which used to be the old fire department on Marco Island, approximately 15 years ago in order to restore hot rods and thus creating a group of car enthusiasts he calls the Firehouse Boyz. Each member of the Firehouse Boyz has a history with rebuilding cars, and each has their own specialty they bring to the table in the restoration process.

If you’re looking for your husband, you might want to check the old firehouse. In a warehouse-style building, behind a row of rollup doors, the gear-heads of Marco Island can often be found. Some days they’re tinkering under the hood of an old Chevy, others they’re simply gathered around a spindly table, ribbing each other and telling tales of days and cars gone by.

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