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Old 12-06-2006, 09:40 AM   #71
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Great Thread Idea

I also love to work on restoring cars and trucks. I finished a three year frame up restoration of a '52 Ford F-1 Truck that was my son's first truck that he drove in High School.

Last week I purchased the 1965 Ford F-100 pictured as my next restoration project. What makes this truck special is that it is the SAME TRUCK that I ordered new from Ford. I sold it to my dad in 1966 and he drove it for 29 years. I kept track of who bought it from dad and now I have it back in my stable.

My wife wants me to restore a baby blue 1965 Mustang for her. Now that is a "Honey Do List Item" I am happy to take on.

Enjoy today, look forward to tomorrow, and restore the past!
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:24 AM   #72
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This was my father's 1940 Ford dragster from years ago. Belongs to his best friend now. Set a world record in it's particular "gas" class on its final run down the track at San Antonio Drag Raceway in the fifties. It's got an old Chevy street motor in it now, but the racing gearbox is still there. The motor is in a crate at his house. He tells me when he reaches his second childhood, he might drop it back in there.
What a trick car Dave. Now that would look GREAT with a Bambi in tow.

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Old 12-06-2006, 10:31 AM   #73
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love all these vehics...i tow with a 69 ford f250 camper special and my driving car is a 1976 bmw 2002.
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Old 12-06-2006, 12:34 PM   #74
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A black '40 Ford coupe was almost my first car . My neighbor had one for sale for $75 back in '58 , it was almost cherry . Dad said it was too old and talked me out of it . I still miss it .
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:30 PM   #75
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these kind of tales remind of the for real AC Cobra I test drove and could have bought for $700. I just couldn't see driving it to school every day and after all I had a 59 Vette at the time.
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:32 PM   #76
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the meaning of life...

so, what IS the meaning of life? a span of time between birth and death, CRAMMED FULL of "shouldas" and "couldas"...



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Old 12-06-2006, 02:49 PM   #77
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these kind of tales remind of the for real AC Cobra I test drove and could have bought for $700. I just couldn't see driving it to school every day and after all I had a 59 Vette at the time.

Now THAT's a problem I would love to have!
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:46 PM   #78
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Good to see another 52 Ford. This one is my passion, well before I got the Argosy.
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:46 PM   #79
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Your pic's of the Citroen's are really cool. They prompted me to do a search on them to learn more and low & behold, look what I found on Ebay . Looks like it's in rough shape and I'm sure parts are $$$$$$ and hard to find.
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so, what IS the meaning of life? a span of time between birth and death, CRAMMED FULL of "shouldas" and "couldas"...



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You mean like ? " I shoulda kept the '57 Bel Air or the '61 Impala conv. that I had in High School " .

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Old 12-06-2006, 08:26 PM   #81
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[quote=S C Streamer]jp,

You mean like ? " I shoulda kept the '57 Bel Air or the '61 Impala conv. that I had in High School " .

I think it is those "shoulda and coulda" stories that make us go out and try to recapture those times now. I couldn't get my '55 Chevy that I had in 1971 out of my head. In '85 I found and bought another one, from the original owner. Anytime the thought of selling it crosses my mine I just tell myself "not this time".
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Good to see another 52 Ford. This one is my passion, well before I got the Argosy.
Juel, love the truck. I had a '50 in the 70's that was pristine and like an idiot I sold it for cheap. I still hate myself on that one (and a few others). I see one now for sale in reasonable shape, an original driver, for $4k that I'm thinking about. It's a ways away to get, otherwise it would be out in the shop now.

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Old 12-07-2006, 05:01 AM   #83
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This is my husband's first car. He bought it for $300 when he was 16 drove it like any teenager would, then put it in storage. He moved on to faster and cooler cars, but never sold the Rocket. Finally he got it out of storage, had it repainted, and reupholstered. Because the car had never been in an accident and the engine is nearly impossible to kill there wasn't much to do in restoring it. The Rocket only has about 70,000 original miles on it. So now we take it out on Sunday drives and to the occasional cruise night.
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Your pic's of the Citroen's are really cool. They prompted me to do a search on them to learn more and low & behold, look what I found on Ebay . Looks like it's in rough shape and I'm sure parts are $$$$$$ and hard to find.
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Parts are not any harder to find than a vintage Airstream. A good friend of mine has 3 of these SM models that are ether fully restored or original.

I'm glad to see some diversity in this thread!
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