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  1. HotRod33
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    Dad always wanted to build a speedster. He had all sorts of pictures an articles of different speedsters . He had an old t frame he gathered up a bunch of parts he had a piece of a body and he stacked them all up in a pile they sat there for 20 years unfortunately dad passed away in2008 and he never got to build that speedster
    I never got rid of those parts they just stayed over in the corner of the barn. I was talking to a friend of mine and he had a model A chassis and he said he was thinking about building a speedster.... I told him I've got everything for it ....he laughed..... I said I'll come down and see you. So I loaded the parts up and went down to Clyde's house...
    It took a couple of months but here's the speedster that dad never built but always wanted to.... It's been a blast it's fun to drive just an old model A chassis. But Dad would have loved it. IMG_20200813_170403.jpg IMG_20200813_170414.jpg IMG_20200813_170422.jpg
     

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  2. HotRod33
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    IMG_20200726_135936.jpg . Just wanted to say thanks Clyde.
     
  3. ClarkH
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    Very cool!
     
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  4. Stogy
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    That's the Moving Spirit...This Story Seriously tugs a bit at the Heartstrings @HotRod33...Now enjoy Driving that Awesome Primitive Freedom, Thanks for sharing...What's under the Hood?...;)
     
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    A big thumbs up!

    Bob
     
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  6. HotRod33
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    IMG_20200813_094711.jpg Its a stock model a drivetrain
     
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    A flivver, Love it! Dad would be proud.
     
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    That's cool, but you might want a bigger trunk, for traveling. Ira's "T" gow job 1924.jpg
     
  9. Mr48chev
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    Cool, Those parts finally got to go out and play.
     
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  10. 2NDCHANCE
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    LOVE IT !!!! I just acquired a 1930 Model A chassis and cowl with hopes of doing exactly the same. A battery and some love and it should be a runner. Bet your dad had fun planning all those years. Gary
     
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  11. Stogy
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    So long ago...it almost looks modern but I know it's not...priceless shot thanks for sharing.
     
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  12. HotRod33
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    IMG_20200509_170220.jpg . Dad never met his great grandson's but they like the speedster... It's really cool seeing a younger generation embrace an old car.... They like riding in my other hotrods and ask which one am I going to get....lol
     
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  13. HotRod33
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    Sometimes we let life get in the way of doing something or make excuses and say I'll do that next.. my dad did....... Don't let that chassis sit to long ... Get it going and have some fun
     
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    Sometimes it does get emotional.... But I see and talk to my Dad almost everyday over in the barn .... through The tools that he left..... The things he taught me or the hotrods we still have that where once his... life's to short.... Drive an old car and have some fun with it and your family.....
     
  15. Jacob Borshard
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    ‘Mr. Ford, how about we do one with a carousel bench, a keg of rum, and then a pirate’s chest?’

    ‘Is that cheap for us to build?’

    ‘Exceedingly cheap, sir.’

    ‘Build it.’


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  16. Stogy
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    Priceless...totally get it...I have a Hammer my Dad used in Aviation Assembly...still going strong and yes it does unite in Spirit...always...
     
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    Priceless Moments, for sure.
     
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  18. Atwater Mike
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    That tribute is above & beyond. Excellent work, fair to the era.

    My Dad was an awning man, former Navy Frog Man, WW II...He used a Blue Point 3/8" drive ratchet, and a 1/2" deep socket for awning frames assy.
    I have it, have kept it in a top drawer of my large toolbox since his demise in 1954.
    When my tools were stolen, all the socket sets and hand wrenches were taken...but the ratchet and socket from Dad were left untouched.
    Like you say, @Stogy: 'Priceless'.
     
  19. HotRod33
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    The spare tire has Ford on it.... Anyone know anything about this IMG_20200815_141244.jpg
     
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    This tire is old and hard....lol... Could be from coker I guess..
     
  22. The37Kid
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    That Speedster turned out GREAT! The seat is one feature that looks so much better than most. So many Speedster parts piles are collected, nice to see one assembled and on the road. Bob
     
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  23. HotRod33
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    I don't know what the seat was from .... It has a steel shell and the bottom flips up


     
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  24. Stogy
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    And a Note that we must remember they are Tyres...Thats the across the Pond reference...I just nipped this pic off the net and thought it was Coker...and perhaps Coker is the Supplier regardless of Catalog...

    That all said they may still be available by request...but I'm thinking no...they certainly don't list it...
     
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  25. HotRod33
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    Thanks stogy.....
     
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  26. WB69
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    Sounds familiar, couldn't have said it better.
     
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