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History Inherited vehicles

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jeffd1988, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. jeffd1988
    Joined: Apr 12, 2016
    Posts: 537


    Who has inherited there grandparents vehicle? or family old vehicle? Lets see some pics. I myself inherited my grandfathers old 59 apache 1460617879333.jpg

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  2. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,097

    Kiwi 4d

    So is there a story here and what are your plans?
  3. I WISH. lol.Bruce.
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  4. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,635

    Atwater Mike

    I inherited my Mom's '56 Ford convertible in '60. 292 stick/O.D. Ran 92 in the quarter, low 14s.
    Good friends have given me cars, my son gifted me a '54 Ford Coupe for Father's Day in '91, then a whole 'kit' he made up of 406 engine parts. Tranny is a close ratio heavy 3 speed top loader. (on hold for now)
    Pal Jeff gave me a '52 F1 pickup, no rust or dents. 283 SBC, '50 P/U 3 speed floorshift.
    Lifelong friend Marc gave me a '47 Ford 4 dr., with Chassis Eng. rear/Posies Dago axle, flat spring. Flattening front cross member now, have different engines to choose from.
    (Fat car needs big cubes)
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  5. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,696


    in 2012 I inherited my aunt and uncle's 64 Caddy with less than 40,000 miles on it. It had sat behind the couch in their family room from about 1971 until my uncle passed ( my aunt passed several years earlier )in 2011. Since it was in a climate controlled environment, all the trim and chrome are perfect.........the interior is pretty nice too. caddy 1.jpg

    BTW, that is the factory paint on the car

    service sticker from the drivers door and mileage as delivered
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  6. The story of the Ranch Wagon is well documented here on the hamb as is the images of bringing it back from the grave.

    The wagon was purchased new from Blue Ridge Motors in 1954 by Brenda's grandmother Jessie to deliver flowers for her shop.HRP


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  7. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 2,018

    from Tacoma, WA

    After my Dad passed, I collected his '58 Chevy...

    ...I plan on finally restoring it, something that Dad always wanted, but never could, do because it was his primary work truck for the last two decades. Unfortunately, it has to wait in the line of projects.

    And, while looking for parts for it, I came across this...

    ...which used to look like this:

    It was Dad's '59 Studebaker that he owned from high school until I was three. I bought it back after twenty something years, and should have it looking like the latter pic in fairly short order.
  8. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,955

    from east , tn.

    The last thing my dad gave me before Cancer took him was his 66 Corvette. He bought it in 76.
    We are currently trying to get it back on the road.
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  10. My dad bought an OT 67 Fairlane 2 door hardtop new which I inherited. I helped him pick it out. When I got it I had to rebuild the engine which only had 50k miles on it because he only drove it a mile or two at a time and it never warmed up. Other than that, it looks like new. I am saving it for my kids to inherit.
  11. cb186
    Joined: Jul 5, 2013
    Posts: 262


    My dad gave me his 52 Ford Crestline that he bought in 1980, 2 years ago. He didn't have the motivation or ability to work on it any more. I had put it back together ~1993 after it had sat since the early 80's with no front clip, interior and freshly painted NOS fenders that had never been on the car. Now that I have it and have been working on it, it's revitalized his interest in it.
  12. Paint
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 303


    gds.jpg Picture 017.jpg I inherited this from my parents, they bought it new. 283 powerglide with 70000 original miles.
    I repainted the gold in 1985 in lacquer, roof is original paint.
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  13. Bent Wrench
    Joined: Jun 18, 2009
    Posts: 19

    Bent Wrench


    53 Commander - Morrison frame - Willwood - PS - 9" Posi - LS3/4L60 & more
    All new floors - Power window kits - Painless - Ididit - Autometer - Budnick
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  14. I had to fix this picture. It was driving me nuts. Good looking truck. I also inherited my Dads '58 Chevy truck.
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  15. Big difference in a side shot and laying on it's side shot,thanks Mike. HRP
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  16. From my Uncle, it was only on the road for 2 years. Not a spot of rust but a big hole in the side or the block with a rod sticking through it.

  17. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
    Posts: 1,427


    I inherited my dad's 56' GMC pickup, with hydra-matic and 326 Pontiac engine. He drove like a wild-man all thru' the late 60's & 70's, was so fast!!! 008.jpg I had good memories in it with my dad (both of us in pic: 1971). Took my 1st driving test in it! 001.jpg I have it safely at my mother's house in storage currently;) 002.jpg
  18. dmarv
    Joined: Oct 10, 2005
    Posts: 968

    Alliance Vendor
    from Exeter, CA

    I inherited my grandfather's rear engine dragster he built in 1954 and raced until 1957. The picture is of my grandfather in the car. The car, as it sits today, is in my avatar.

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  19. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,189

    from Burton, MI

    Not exactly a 'car' but I have my grandfather's old Wheel Horse garden tractor. Engine never been apart. Smokes like hell but I still use it.
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  20. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,247


    What is it, Isetta? How's the drivetrain set up, if you put a 50hp engine back in it, it would probably be a hot rod. Interested to see what else can be adapted.

  21. Seems like quite a few of us inherited Task Force era Chevy/GMC trucks.
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  22. deucemac
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,138


    On April 4th 1968, my father strolled into Courtesy Chevrolet in San Diego and said to a truck salesman, while looking at El Caminos, "what do you have with a V8 and a stick?". After being shown several SS396 4 speed cars, he said they were too much. The salesman said all he had left was a Custom 300 307 3 speed. My Dad bought it and that was his pride and joy. After he wore out the 307 (flat cam imagine that) I put a 350 in it and he was as happy as a 10 year old with a new pony. He then suffered a massive stroke and never drove again. After his death, I inherited it and drove the wheels off it adding a 4 speed, p/s and disc brakes. After 16 years of driving it daily, I parked it for a time and then my youngest son asked for it. He now has it and plans are to pass it along to one of my grandsons when the time comes. Only 500k and counting , with a major rebuild on the horizon, with 48 years and 10 days in the family so far. I believe we have a keeper!
  23. my dad with is new 1929 Model A cabriolet convertible
    after a year he passed it to my grandmother, who drove it until she died in 1954. My cousin had it as his first car until he went into the Navy in 1958. It came to me then and was my first car in 1958-59. For the last five years I have been rebuilding it, and it is nearly done and ready to go back on the road.

    still painted the original Andalusite Blue (minus a little of the black), and still a four banger motor.
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  24. lucas doolin
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 439

    lucas doolin

    Post # 6 - Blue Ridge Motors looks like the place Robert Mitchum acquired his cars for Thunder Road.
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  25. All I have inherited car wise is tools and that's because no one else wanted to use them.

    Some nice cars inherited here though, can't say that I am jealous but if I was the jealous type it would be easy to be jealous. ;)
  26. My dad ordered this 67 Bonneville convertible new. I got my drivers license in it. That's my Mother in the picture, we were at Williamsburg Va. I was 16 at the time. 002.jpg Its a Keeper. Ron...
  27. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,483


    I have a 1909 telephone my grandfather quit using in 1931. I have his 1937 Ford truck, his1940 Farmall, his 1954 Ford tudor, my other grandfathers 1930 something windmill and his Farmall. I have my fathers license plates from 1955 to 1974 when they begin issuing stickers. and many ol cars :) including the 66 Chrysler convertible thats been in our family for 45 years
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  28. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,317

    Barn Find
    from Missouri

    I can't resist stating the obvious. This thread is a reminder to appreciate those around us while they are here. It's great to have a vehicle to remember them by, but there's no substitute for time spent with loved ones.

    It's also inspiration to stay healthy and buy good life insurance. If I was to kick off today, I would leave behind more junk than anyone knows what to do with.

    Let's hope we live long enough to finish those projects, but let's plan on making people the priority.
  29. jeffd1988
    Joined: Apr 12, 2016
    Posts: 537



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