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Buckster
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retired design mechanical engineer

Buckster

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    Location:
    lilburn, ga
    Occupation:
    retired design mechanical engineer
    1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe
    1929 Model A Sedan
    1956 F100 1/2 ton
    Georgia Street Road Assoc.
    I became interested in cars thru an association of a friend who sold me a used Cushman Eagle motor scooter when I was in Junior High School.
    I sold that scooter after a few years of working on its mechanicals and appearance.
    I purchased a 1931 Model A Coupe which we had seen while riding our scooters in the country. That was while I was in High School. Between help from my friends, an old HOT ROD magazine and the local mechanic I was able to drive it to high school with a flathead motor.
    All this mechanical work was in line with my life's work and schooling. While enrolled in a 2 year technical institute I helped friends with their cars. I became friends of a fellow who was installing open drive lines in pre war Fords at his father's junk yard. I took that experience & installed a 1956 Ford passenger rear end under my Model A on visits back home.
    After graduating from technical school I started building a car which would compete in the B Street Roadster class-drag racing. After a year I realized I could not afford to build an engine that would be competitive in drag racing. I finished that car after 5 years & attended the NSRA Nats in Memphis, TN (1971)
    After my daughter was born I realized how impractical a T-bucket was. I purchased a Model A Sedan from a friend with the goal of using it as a second car.
    That project was stalled by building a 1953 Ford F100 to haul Model A parts in.
    Manufacturing slowed to a crawl after the oil crises so I took up a class mate's offer and moved from Florida to Oklahoma to work on a power plant project. I joined the Early Rods of Tulsa while in that area.
    That truck was our rod & second vehicle for 10 years. It went thru a rebuilding after I wreaked it in Kansas coming home from work one Saturday.
    While working in Kansas I purchased a 1956 F100 big back window pickup. It had been rodded with a 302 Ford engine. It was worn out so I rebuilt the motor. I successfully rebuilt the automatic transmission during the cold winter and a full basement to spread the parts about.
    After all the big construction projects which had served to keep me employed for 10 years died off we moved back to Atlanta, Georgia.
    I fixed up a 1965 VW for my daughter to drive during high school. I was employed by one company who went under after a year and a half. I had connected with a fellow who sold me some VW magazines who put me in contact with a contract agency. That agency got me a job doing mechanical design work at the AT&T manufacturing facility only 15 minutes from my house. I worked, as a contractor, for 10 years at that job.
    I kept working on my Model A, my pickup trucks, & my daughter's VW.
    I sold my 1953 F100 and focused on my other vehicles.
    I came into some money & started looking for a 40 Ford. I kept working on the Model A since the search for a 40 was slow.
    I eventually found a car that suited my requirements. It required a new paint job and engine.
    I am now retired & continue improving my cars as my energy
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