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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by bugnbox, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. bugnbox
    Joined: Nov 20, 2012
    Posts: 28

    bugnbox
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    from So Cal

    FCEA7D83-19FE-46D6-BDD5-7AA7219DBA93.jpeg D1E89D20-4D61-4FCD-8982-24934EDBBCDD.jpeg 986B8045-4F78-44DA-89B7-FC392E48AA8C.jpeg 936362AB-CEAB-4B52-A8BF-941DB8E841F7.jpeg 4037BEC1-4DE0-4B93-B08D-D5A862D64317.jpeg 3BE4D702-CA19-42E2-94FC-36CD607233B1.jpeg FCEA7D83-19FE-46D6-BDD5-7AA7219DBA93.jpeg D1E89D20-4D61-4FCD-8982-24934EDBBCDD.jpeg Hey there!
    Just wanted to share a good story of a car I just found.

    It’s a 1930 Model A Coupe that was in the same family here in So Cal since new. After WW2, twin brothers Frank and Fred took the stock Ford and gave it the works. 21 stud flathead, 39 trans, 32 grille, juice brakes, etc. Frank kept the car until his passing a few years back and his wife Mary, now in her late 80’s shared the story with me and dug up some great old pics.

    The car is still pretty complete, the engine is out and there was a live raccoon in the trunk (which has now been evicted) It’s pretty untouched but looking crusty from cooking in the sun since it was parked out back well over 40 years ago.

    Frank was a car guy until his final day. He had a 40 Ford coupe in the 50’s that was pretty slick and in his later years had other early Fords. I wish I could have met him , but I’m thrilled to be the lucky new owner of his “hot rod”.
     
  2. bugnbox
    Joined: Nov 20, 2012
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    from So Cal

    I wish his 40 was still out back! 1AA7CFC4-98AB-487D-B938-637066405133.jpeg
     
  3. Awesome! What's the plan???
    I have one of those Chevy tag lights I was thinking about using on my roadster. Love it!
     
  4. 40ragtopdown
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
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    Great find another old hot rod lives on.
     
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  5. chop job
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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    chop job
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    from Wisconsin
    1. WISCONSON HAMBERS

    Going to watch this one for sure.
     
  6. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Totally awesome,thats a nice capsule you got there...please share the road back to recovery.
     
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  7. Been watching on insta. Love it. Wish it was mine
     
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  8. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
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    That's awesome.
     
  9. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
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    from kansas

    The '32 grill looks so, right at home on that A. Put some tires on it, and drive it.
     
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  10. bugnbox
    Joined: Nov 20, 2012
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    bugnbox
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    from So Cal

    D8C1399C-0D10-403B-A1A8-B20317C253BD.jpeg Thanks guys! It was a thrill to stumble on to it, took my freakin breath away when I saw it sitting there in the weeds. When all the parts came out of the shed it just got better and better.

    The front end was all off of it as found, but it was all there stashed away... when I got it home to my yard I couldn’t wait to hang it together real quick and just sit in a lawn chair and stare at it for a while.
     
  11. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    Congrats on a great find!
     
  12. Airborne34
    Joined: Dec 4, 2007
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  13. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    Great find!

    Dave
     
  14. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Awesome find, subscribed. It can't get more original than that!
     
  15. Stoked for you man...............great Xmas gift!
     
  16. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
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    Very cool, subscribed.
     
  17. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Congrats, very cool.
     
  18. Denns1989
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    Subscribed - Fantastic Find !! Keep us posted !
     
  19. sloppy jalopies
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    hot rod Santa sure had you on his good list... congrats , keep those project pix coming...
     
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  20. Fedcospeed
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
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    You suck:):) Outstanding find.Most can only dream about something this cool!!!
     
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  21. hotrodmano
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    from Norway

    Great find. They are still out there :cool:
     
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  22. knuckle50
    Joined: Aug 26, 2014
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    from Pueblo Co

    What a find!!!!! And great story with picture's..... Keep us posted on your progress.
     
  23. woodz
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    This is so cool.
    Nicely done. I will be following along


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  24. alpo
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    1. 34 Fords
    2. Mississippi Hambers

    very nice find.
     
  25. keywestjack
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    from Pittsburgh

    Nice!!! (Subscribed)
     
  26. scrap metal 48
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    Model A's are cool and a great story makes it even better...
     
  27. GASSERBOB
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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    from USA

    Your so lucky . Cool find . Please keep us updated and pictures ! I will be following. Merry Christmas. Bob......
     
  28. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Your not kidding...those guys could've traded positions and no one would have known...bet they had a few funny stories about that

    So @bugnbox seconding @cactus1's question what's the plan...running it as
    the twin Frank and Fred photo above, full fendered as you found it or maybe you got other cool period photos with other looks it had?

    Another question...did you have a thorough look around the place and ask his wife for anything car related as maybe there were other cool things to be had. What become of the other brother...perhaps he may have some things to release to the new cargiver...I mean caregiver...:D...ya know pics stories parts leads...
    You stumbled onto a great project there...

     
  29. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
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    That's a great find. Cars with known history have so much soul. Stoked for you.
     
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  30. spurgeonforge
    Joined: Oct 18, 2013
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    Wow! Great score you lucky bastard!
     
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