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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by chop32, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. That my friend is just cool!!
  2. I think you are one lucky guy! What a project!
    In 67 I was in college dodging the draft and just trying to survive!
    I remember a hand full of local cars in our small town that did the same for me. Mostly while I was in Jr. High and High School. My first car was a 31 sedan - wish I still had it!!!!
    And now it comes full circle....
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013
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  3. 54hotrodder
    Joined: Nov 20, 2011
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  4. wdglide
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 278


  5. That pic of it back in the day pointing up the drive is 'out of control'. That stance is killer.........little bit of rubber sticking out of the back. A total 'I am not fucking around' look!
    I even like the different wheel.
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 1,247


    Great Story. Great to hear that the ol' Coupe made it's way back Home.

    Very Cool,
  7. Good for you! Great story.
  8. greaser
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 862


    Cool car and cooool story! Your plan sounds like a good one.
    Thanks for sharing.
  9. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,965

    from Finland

    Really cool story!
    Good luck with the build.
  10. very cool story ..sorry about your brother is his wife still around maybe you could take her for a ride or two in it that would be cool
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  11. 64falconsix
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
    Posts: 128

    from Daphne Al.

  12. studematt
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 432


    Congats and good luck on the rebuild.
  13. What a great story, please keep us posted on this re-build.
  14. seret
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 539


    So cool!! come get the hydrostick, and I have most of an olds rearend. come and get it too, dont put an 8" in it
  15. ml_engr
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 121


    Thanks for a great story.
  16. That's a great story Gunar, look forward to seeing progress
  17. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,351

    from Napa, CA

    That's a great story and it's a good thing that car hasn't been hacked to death. The pic of you and your brother is priceless
  18. Nice A! Glad to see its back in the family. Great pics of you and your brother
  19. 50flathead
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,106

    from Iowa, USA

    That's the best news I've heard all day! Thanks for posting the story and I'm happy for you man. Now get busy and put that Ford back together and drive it.
  20. 911 steve
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
    Posts: 642

    911 steve
    from nebraska

    Similar story: in 1968 when I was 16, I spotted a 40 Ford sedan in grey primer sitting at a body shop "for sale". It had a 348-409 and they wanted $400 for it. My dad would nt let me buy it, but I never forgot it. 5 years later I had bought another 40 sedan and joined the local street rod club. At the 1st meeting, I found one of the other members had MY 40 THAT MY DAD WOULDNT BUY. It was beautiful, black with flames, pearl white diamond interior, chrome rear end housing, 409 with a powerglide. Lost track over the years and a year ago I heard it was back in the area after some time in Colorado. I tracked down the new owner and it looks just like it did in 72, but its rough and needs complete restoration. Negotiating with the owner for purchase (it was his dads car) but he doesnt seem too anxious to sell. In the meantime I am just finishing a 40 2dr sedan that will look very similar, but I would sell it in a heartbeat to get that 1st car I fell in love with.
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  21. Teej
    Joined: Apr 24, 2007
    Posts: 75


    Fantastic! Very sorry to hear that your brother won't be able to recreate the picture, but I'm sure he's smiling down on you! Maybe you can get another family member (grandson, nephew,etc) to sit in for the young 'you'. Might create another set of memories.

    Keep us posted, I'm sure she's going to turn out great!
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  22. amazing story! Love it!
  23. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
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    black 62
    from arkansas

    that story is the envy of many of us---i am happy for you
  24. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,245


    Holy smolly, that isn't going to happen often. Good things come to good people! Congrats man keep us posted on progress. ~sololobo~
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  25. porkchop4464
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 880


    That story put a chill up my spine. It must have been such an odd feeling to place your hands to that steel again, knowing the history and what not. Really cool story. All the luck to you in the build. bro!
  26. chop32
    Joined: Oct 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,077


    It is an odd (but good) feeling. Kind of like standing on hallowed ground.
    Just looking at the parts has brought back so many memories like the weekend my Mom and Brother upholstered the door panels it black button tufted naugahide with little antique brass buttons, or my Brother letting me help him crank out the windshield.
    I had forgotten all about the chrome interior garnish mouldings until I saw them that day.
    I'd always known that one of the rear fenders was fiberglass, but actually finding that the fender was still with the car was amazing.
    I spoke to the "uncle" , Gary Hoehn, today and he told me a bunch of stories about the car. Turns out that there was one short time owner between him and my Brother and that he paid $800 for the car.
    He also reminded me that his wife had once wanted to restore the car and when we met about 24 years ago, I had offered a stock '29 A Coupe in trade for the car. She didnt want to trade partially because Gary thought my A was missing a rear fender. I told him today that it was a complete car with one glass fender, just like his had...if there had been a little more communication, maybe I would have owned the car back then.
    I honestly think that I wouldnt have appreciated it quite as much then as I do now!
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
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  27. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 759


    Wow!!! Awesome, Congrats!
  28. Shoprag
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 724


    You trying to make grown men cry? Congrats! Looking forward to seeing it finished!
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  29. mow too much
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 906

    mow too much

    Sometimes things turn out right in life.:D
  30. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,580

    from tulsa, ok

    That is a cool story. You just made my day reading it through. Keep us updated.

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