I am going to take a short break from my 52 Plymouth build to get get my grandfather's car back on the road. It will be a long build as I will continue to drive it as I am building it. My grandfather left me this car when he passed away. It was the last car we ever worked on together and I'm glad to have it to remember him. My grandfather was basically my father and he is the one who got me into cars in the first place. Growing up he would take us to cruises and car shows in his 56 Ford Crown Victoria. It was a pretty awesome thing to experience as a child gear head. Anyway his first car in 1958 was a 51 Ford that he customized the best a high school student could. He bought it from a iron worker and the paint was stained black from coal smoke. He repainted it two toned blue and white. Despite being a 4 door he added Crestline chrome to improve the look. He added the grille guard, lowered the back, added a visor, and a set of skirts. Years later when I was a teenager he wanted to remake his first car and he bought this 51 Ford 4 door. We got it running together and cruised it all the time. The plan was to customize it like the car he had as a teenager but sadly he past before it got that far. We had gathered the Crestline trim, visor, skirts, etc but never had the time to really start on it. The last time I drove it I took his ashes to the cemetery for his last ride. I parked it because I couldn't stand to look at it as it made me so sad. I know that it is a crappy excuse, but it is the truth. However recently I decided I was going to give it to my son who is seven and he loves it. It has made me look forward to getting it going as we work on it together. So I am rebuilding the brakes, changing master cylinder, and a new radiator. Before long it should be back on the road for us to enjoy as a family. I will then continue to customize it as we drive it doing one thing at a time. Eventually getting it like my grandfather always wanted. Here are a couple pictures of Old Blue and a black and white photo of my grandfather's first car.