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Projects Brought home 2 pieces of family history

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slickhale, Jul 15, 2021.

  1. slickhale
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 772

    from Phoenix

    So my entire life there have been 2 cars in my family that I have dreamed of owning, I finally was able to bring them home. The 2 door 51 Ford was purchased by my great grandfather in 1953, it was his daily driver up until his death in 1977 (I was negative 4 years old). It sat in my great grandma’s garage where I would play in it and pretend to drive it until 1996. My uncle and I got it running and drove it to his house and there it stayed in his garage until Sunday when I put it on a trailer. He bought the 30 coupe in 1962. My uncle tore the car down in the early 80s to restore but life happened and it never got past rebuilding the 4 banger( still hasn’t been fired) . Until Monday neither car had seen rain since the 70s. It’s a humbling feeling to be allowed to be the caretaker of these things, my mom spent her entire childhood riding around in them. After a very creative loading process we left out from West Virginia Monday morning and hit my drive way in Phoenix on Tuesday night. 36.5 hours of driving over a 43.5 hour span, I’m still tired and still kind of in shock this trip actually happened.

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  2. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 5,487

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Very cool! Congrats!
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  3. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,969

    from Oregon

    Nice to see family cars appreciated, and staying in the family.
  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,249

    Jalopy Joker

    Wow - not an every day tale - look forward to updates of work being done to them

  5. Nice to see that happen .
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  6. bigdog
    Joined: Oct 30, 2002
    Posts: 674


    Freaking awesome
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  7. Congratulations man
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  8. Guthrie1068
    Joined: Sep 15, 2020
    Posts: 47


    That's gotta be a great feeling! Good for you!
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  9. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,242


    Those would both be cool cars anyway, but the history of them makes it all that much sweeter.
  10. You’re a lucky man grasshopper, do the family proud.
  11. Joe Travers
    Joined: Mar 21, 2021
    Posts: 374

    Joe Travers
    from Louisiana

    Man, really happy for you. Keep passing them down. I can kick myself for not buying my Grandfather's '55 Ford when I had a chance. Was working on two other cars at the time and was pretty overwhelmed. :(

  12. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,489


    That's just Freak'n Kool! Congrats...
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  13. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,611


    Have to agree with HiloHR , it is a very good thing when stuff like that happens. Good Luck!

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  14. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,288

    from wareham,ma

    Dont put them on the back burner , You know how that goes .
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  15. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,332

    from ohio

    :cool: Happy for you!
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  16. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,262


    :D Outstanding Sir.This looks like fun.I`ll saddle up and go along for the ride.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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  17. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,257

    from Michigan

    Hard to express just how momentous this is. Two awesome Fords. The history.
    Very happy for you.
    Hey... you can't have just one old car in the garage. You have to at least have two sitting side by side... so it looks like a drag race... a scene out of one of our favorite movies. LOL
  18. Papas32
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
    Posts: 126

    from No.Ia.

    Love that they stayed in the family.
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  19. SPEC
    Joined: Feb 1, 2021
    Posts: 337


    You are a lucky guy!
  20. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,923

    from Idaho

    On the '51 - for once we can say "that'll rub out" and it'll be the truth !
  21. bill gruendeman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2019
    Posts: 552

    bill gruendeman

    Cool history. I am helping a buddy with his 50 Ford that his grandfather bought new in may of 1950, the only new car grandpa ever had. We work on it on Thursdays (his day off) one day a week adds up should be able to drive around the block in the next month or so (has not moved under its own power since the early 80’s.
  22. Bigmac48
    Joined: Apr 3, 2017
    Posts: 459

    from Dundalk Md

    great story, and great pictures ,and from West " By God " Virginia ,hard to beat ! You will be talking about that road trip 20 yrs from now ! Enjoy .
  23. So cool and you picked them over that old vette - have fun !
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  24. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
    Posts: 444

    Greg Rogers

    That is soo neat that you used to play in the 51 as a kid, and now you have it!! Awesome!
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  25. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 141

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

    What an episode and a road trip to boot. Those treasures will do just fine in AZ. Let us know how that banger wakes up. Check out some of the banger sites. they really tell it.
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  26. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 638

    from Texas

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  27. Two new cars in Phoenix. Should be cool to see them around town.
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