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Craig From Alaska

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  1. Thanks again for all the great advice and recommendations. I did get a quote to move the truck last week. At $6,200 just to get it to Alaska, I suspect I'll move it myself. At least it is presently resting in a fenced backyard. Still, frustrating while I wait.
  2. Is there a "bible" for antique auto restoration that would be recommended reading, just to get a better feel for the whole process?
  3. Wow! Thanks for all the terrific advice! Since I’m starting with no real knowledge about antique auto restoration, it’s all greatly appreciated. I did take the advice and called the auto museum in Fairbanks, and spoke with the guy there who has done their restorations and also has a flock of 38 antique cars at home. He made several excellent recommendations that were particularly helpful with his Alaska perspective. The consensus that I am getting is that the best thing to do is to get the truck to Alaska and into my garage. Once there, I can get any remaining mech
  4. Thank you for the replies. I'm about 500 miles from Fairbanks, but I like the idea contacting the director at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum there. Our population in the state is small enough that the director would likely have good ideas about places even in this part of the state. Regular auto body work in Alaska tends to be a lot more expensive than the Lower 48, and I'm guessing the same would be true (or even more so) with antique autos. However, as you say, it sure would be nice to be able to check in on the progress of the truck. Right now, with the Canadian border clo
  5. I inherited my grandfather's 1950 Ford F1 this past year. It's in Texas and I live in Alaska. And the Canadian border remains closed because of Covid-19. As you can see from the photos, it needs some body work. I'm thinking that it would be a lot cheaper to get the work done in El paso, where the truck is, than here in Alaska. The truck doesn't need to be "like new", but it would be nice to clean it up enough so that it would be in good shape and could remain in the family in the future. I was thinking about getting the body work done in El Paso while waiting to be able to bri
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