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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:46 am 
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Well Guys,Most of you know that I'm a Deuce nut and this long story started about 15 years ago when I traded my friend Rick my 1939 Ford Convertible for a stone stock non running 1932 Ford sedan and a glass Gibbon 3 window body.

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I sold the coupe quick and started the sedan build,,at the time I was not going to build a restored car rather a resto rod so I sold the running gear and a Model A coupe body to finance a complete TCI chassis.

I used a 330 hp crate engine and turbo 350 transmission.

About 2 years into the project my moms health took a nose dive and between 65 hour work weeks and helping take care of her the sedan just collected dust,I just walked away from the shop for almost a year.

During this time I didn't have a drivable hot rod and almost lost interest in everything,,then one day a good friend of mine ask me if I might be interested in his roadster because he had found a 1940 Ford woody.

Roger called me that very same day and I quoted him a price,,he showed up the next day with cash in hand and as he drove away,,I knew I had made a mistake but the deal was done an I had a roadster.

My mom passed away a few months later.

Roger and I had become good friends over the years but him living in North Carolina we didn't see each other too often but every time I saw him I asked if he is ready to sell it back to me,,the reply was always "you will have to take that up with Bevery when I'm dead and gone" with a big grin on his face,it had become a running joke with us.

Sadly, last November Roger died suddenly,,I went to the memorial service in North Carolina and had a chance to talk to Beverly but never mentioned the car,,it was not the time for that.

Ralph,one of Rogers and my friends lives in the area and has kept close contact with Beverly and informed me recently that she had made the decision to part with the sedan and Roger had left instructions that he wanted me to have the first refusal.

I didn't have the cash to buy the car back and after Brenda & I talked about it,she encouraged me to sell the 4 door sedan,thankfully the car sold fast and is own it's way to
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Fathers Day we were able to drive to North Carolina and buy and drive my old 32 Tudor sedan back home.

It ain't shiny,it ain't pretty and interestingly enough it hasn't really changed,,Roger never re-painted the car 0r installed a interior other than the Mexican blanket seat covers,,but I'm about as happy as a kid on Christmas Morning! HRP

Brenda took this photo as I pulled out into the highway headed for home.

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these were taken in our drive way.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Danny....that is just the coolest thing. It's got to be nice to be working with such a solid body after basically reconstructing the 54.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:20 am 
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rustyfords wrote:
Danny. It's got to be nice to be working with such a solid body after basically reconstructing the 54.


You got that right Don!
This car has zero rot and has never had a patch panel.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:34 pm 
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Well,I'm at it again...I sold my Deuce 5 window several months ago,I went to look at the Gasser 53 today and the guy sold it Saturday.

But all is not lost,,I got a call from the guy that bought my Falcon and he just got re-married and has decided to sell the car and gave me first refusal.

I just might end up buying my old Falcon back. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:38 pm 
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Sweet.

We insist on a full report if it happens.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:51 pm 
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Don,I swear,I believe I am obsessed! :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:07 pm 
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hotrodprimer wrote:
Don,I swear,I believe I am obsessed! :roll:


Yes you are Danny...yes you are.

FWIW....those Falcons cry out for a hopped up 289.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:58 am 
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It ain't gonna happen,we agreed verbally on a price over the phone and when I went to get the car last week he upped the price,by almost a grand. :evil:

I told him thanks but no thanks,he called me this morning and said he will let me have it for the original agreed price..nope,I told him I'm over it.

Now,after going to the convention if I a nice '54 coupe like Jeff found popped up I just might be tempted to own two '54's. :D

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hotrodprimer wrote:
Now,after going to the convention if I a nice '54 coupe like Jeff found popped up I just might be tempted to own two '54's. :D


uh-oh....it looks like you've caught the bug too. Jim Still, Quentin Oakley and at least a dozen others in the club have more than one 54 Ford.

I think I may be coming down with it too though. I've been looking at a solid running Country Squire here locally.

This is some kind of illness I swear.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:59 am 
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I think you secretly have a thing for wagons,,I'm sure riding with us didn't help extinguish that spark. :lol:

Go for it!

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