Alright, so I’ve been lurking around here for years, hoping to one day start my own project, and I’ve now finally pulled the trigger. This car has a bit of personal history that I thought I would share. The story goes like this: Back in the mid-to-late ‘60s, my grandfather bought a few old Fords, including this 1930 Coupe, with the idea that when his grandkids got older, we would fix them up for our first cars. He had an old warehouse he used for storing materials for his construction business and just pulled the cars in the back and parked them. Although I didn’t show up until 1970, at the time he had 3 grandkids all still in diapers - the man thought ahead! Unfortunately, he was killed in a plane crash in 1973, and the cars were just kind of forgotten about. The old wooden warehouse, for the most part, just sat locked up and neglected until the mid-80’s (and to a degree, falling down around the cars). It was about that time the city notified my grandmother that she was going to have to clean up the property or they were going to tear the warehouse down. The cars were then ultimately moved after someone tried to break in and steal one of them. Well, we didn’t fix them up to be our first cars. Don’t get me wrong, my cousins and I had heard the stories about the cars and had even seen them, but at the time, they weren’t at the top of our radar. Remember, this was the mid-‘80s - we were more enamored with the pony car and muscle car era of the ‘60s. My first car was a hopped up ’65 Mustang and my two other cousins that actually cared about cars had ’68 and ’69 Camaros. So again, there the cars sat, mostly forgotten about. Over the years I shuffled them around between places to store them, always with the hope and dream that someday I would fix them up. As can happen in life, other projects (and life in general) have occupied my time until now. I’ve still got some other projects, but I’ve finally got some time to start tackling this project. As this is my first ‘30s rod, I’m sure I’ll need plenty of help along the way, and for anybody out there in the Tulsa area, I’d be happy to meet up when this pandemic blows over!