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Projects Dusty old "T" finds New Home

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flux capacitor, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
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    My dad went to a local auction yesterday that an older fellow we know was holding way, way, way out in the sticks to check out this relic. While on my way home from work, I got the call from my boy to bring a trailer! Here she is a California body 1920 turtle deck roadster. image.jpg
    Has a cedar home made bed that I took off when I got it home.
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    Super nice body for 95 years old!
    image.jpg Last ran in 1991 then shoved in the barn.
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    Looks better with the bed gone .......
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    Here's the turtle deck , but it goes with the other car :eek:.
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    Bummer , this ride was a no sale , here's a pic of it
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    One of my favorite pics is always an on the way home "in tow" shot :)
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    Top bows & goodies in pickup bed!
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    In her new home. Now the thought process begins. I'm envisioning a pickup bed which leads me to this question........will an actual T pick up bed be an easy install & I presume the body tubs are the same as the turtle decks? We live in pickup country and a truck bed just seems appropriate. Hope you liked the pics! Flux :)
     
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  2. orangeamcs
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    It looks like two old friends being split up. They look sad.
     
  3. Nice score,the other one was nice too.They did a good job on the cedar bed.
     
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  4. Congratulations on pickup up a cool old T, as for the truck bed I'm not sure but i don't think it would be hard to get one to fit. HRP
     
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  5. Smokey2
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    I'd leave it "like found" except for the bed.......You can't go back to original.
    Enjoy ! Nice find .
     
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  6. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
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    Looks good, they did a very good job building the cedar pickup box, almost a shame to take it off. :cool:
     
  7. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Neat score. Deserves to be saved.
    I agree with Orangeamc; looks like a Brother watching his sib go off to a different foster home. Sad
    Why the "no sale" on the Roadster? Didn't meet reserve?
     

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  8. flux capacitor
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    Had a high reserve no bidders I was told, it is sad I'd like to have kept them together too.
     
  9. flux capacitor
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    I agree , just think how the turtle deck feels. :( But it'll get better for the 20! :)
     
  10. flux capacitor
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    I'm enjoying the dust & dirt dobbers houses. It's going to be hard for me to leave it as is, "original" , my wife's pushing for that & i will have a hard time doing that. More than likely I'll get it up & rolling as. Is until I finish our 53 car build. We stopped to get a some food on the way home & had a load of folks stop to see it. There truly is something magnetic that draws people to these historical Henry steel gems. Flux
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    Original key? Looks so
     
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