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I wasn't an "old car" owner until I bought this Studebaker back in 2009 from a friend that had it stored in a garage for 30 + years.  It had been repainted green over the original black and that paint was starting to flake off .  This along with having to do some disassembly to fix a stuck valve, clogged fuel system, repairing parts with disintegrating pot metal, etc. drove me down a path to do a nut and bolt restoration on it (labor of love).  Dressed for the era at the Old Car Festival.

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Although I owned a 1967 GTO in high school, I was into a different style of engine in my younger days

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13 hours ago, Laughing Coyote said:

This is a Model F Agricat. I have one with a loader attachment that is awaiting restoration. These have two rollers in the frame and are longer than the Model C. This one sports a Model 24 Briggs and Stratton at 9 H.P. like my Model C. A Wisconsin engine was also available from the factory. Dandy Dave! 

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Talk about a small Bulldozer, this one is 1 HP Briggs & Stratton.  A converted Pedal Tractor.   Not me pictured.but two young guys

at a AACA Show who loved it because they were allow to touch and feel the power.  I took it to the show in the Boo Bros. truck.

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Me, July 4th 1967.  The car was my 1929 Chevrolet 2-door Coach.  We had just come back from an antique car show in Deltona, FL.  Where it had won 2nd place in its category.   Lost the car in an accident a couple of years later

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Lots of old pictures surfacing around here since my wife's retirement.  1982 picture of a genuine redneck with a 350 Buick powered 1960 Ford half ton here. WOT would kind of take your breath away.

 

I hit the gas on the way to work one day. A guy behind me on a Harley got off his bike to see why the engine quit running. That was messy.

 

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13 minutes ago, 60FlatTop said:

Lots of old pictures surfacing around here since my wife's retirement.  1982 picture of a genuine redneck with a 350 Buick powered 1960 Ford half ton here. WOT would kind of take your breath away.

 

I hit the gas on the way to work one day. A guy behind me on a Harley got off his bike to see why the engine quit running. That was messy.

 

 

 

That reminds me of the story my mom told about the day it was so cold that the motorcycle rider turned his leather jacket backward so the collar would keep the wind off his neck and chest. After his wreck, the ambulance workers saw that his neck was twisted around, so they "fixed" it 😎

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15 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

Lots of old pictures surfacing around here since my wife's retirement.  1982 picture of a genuine redneck with a 350 Buick powered 1960 Ford half ton here. WOT would kind of take your breath away.

 

I hit the gas on the way to work one day. A guy behind me on a Harley got off his bike to see why the engine quit running. That was messy.

 

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 Damn, Bernie.  You are one of the main reasons I log in every day.  

 

  Ben

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What a great idea, this is a wonderful thread! Afterall, what would old cars be without people?  

 

My contribution here involves a 1949 plymouth that my dad bought back in 73, then restored.

The first pic is as found. I got to help when I was a 14-15 year old kid. I wish I had a pic of my dad with it at the time. 0.jpg.99b9746c8128d9dbd2a5aa438c866b0e.jpg

 

The second pic is me standing by it at my grandparents home just when it was finished. I was 15.

 

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My Dad drove it ALOT, about 70,000 miles, including trips from MInnesota to the southwest, and into Mexico.

 

The 3rd pic is in 1992. In 1980, my dad had retired in Arizona. The miles had taken a toll on the old Plymouth, and by '92 car had sat for a while with a burned valve and dry rotted tires and top. He offered it to me, and I flew down to AZ, did a bunch of repairs, new tires and battery, and drove it home to MN with the burnt valve. (50 mph) Back at home, I ground the valves, repainted it, rewired it, new top and  eventually replaced the still original interior. 

 

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The 4th pic is me doing some work on it in 2007. It has been driven regularly and maintained since I got it. 

 

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In 2018, my son asked me if he could drive it on his honeymoon, after his upcoming wedding. He and I went thru the brakes, replaced the exhaust and the 1992 tires, and got it all ready for the trip. We decided he would end up with it eventually. 

 

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In 2019, right around my 60th birthday, we drove it back to my grandparents old place, (no longer in the family) and snapped the last pic in the same spot as the 1975 picture. 

 

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Obviously, there's much more to this 47 year story, and I hope it continues for many more generations.

 

Joel

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12 minutes ago, gossp said:

Near the end of a day wrenching at a friends last Saturday... and yes, it tasted like irony. 
 

 

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A man who gets that dirty put in a good day's work.

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Me loading up my 1929 Hupmobile that I bought from my dad in April of 2018.  It has been n the family since 1968.

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5 hours ago, Hemi Joel said:

That half track is awesome!  What is it?

 

Its a 1928 Lombard dump truck made in Waterville, Maine. In 1900 Alvin Lombard developed

the first commercially successful crawler track. Their last machine was built in 1936.

 

Here is a "walkaround  of the dump truck"

 

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At the museum we also have its big brother  - a 1932 10 ton Lombard. This one was purchased new

in 1934 by the city of Waterville, Maine for plowing.

 

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On ‎3‎/‎4‎/‎2020 at 2:36 PM, 60FlatTop said:

I hit the gas on the way to work one day. A guy behind me on a Harley got off his bike to see why the engine quit running. That was messy.

 

 

AMF-era Harleys are like a St. Bernard.

 

They piss all over the driveway, and their favorite place to ride is in the back of a truck!!

 

Craig

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Great thread, nice to put faces to names!

 

Day one with “Snowflake” our 1963 Buick Riviera back on 15th December 2015. Just collecting from John Cooper who arranged the shipping and import paperwork, ready for the drive home!

 

A recent run in 2019 with “Black Beauty”, our 1938 Buick Special 2 door ‘sloper’ coupe on the day I replaced the manifold gasket. 
 

Rodney 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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Have been taking a few "sentimental journeys" this evening. Perhaps the most sentimental of all for me is this "self portrait" with my late friend Larry Lucas. He was very tall, maybe six and a half feet, so towered over me. Unmistakably Larry, people say my shadow is also recognizably me. Yeah, I can certainly see that, but that is easier for me, since that is how I normally see myself other than as a reflection. For those of you who never had the pleasure of knowing Larry, he was my age, mid '70s, a rather well known blacksmith and nailhead specialist in Southern California circles. Cadillac guy that I am, I met Larry through his '37 LaSalle. His '38 nailheaded Buick roadster is peeking out at us. Did any of you know native Southern Californian Larry ? I think here on his estate near Ventura, the difficult was made routine     -    Carl 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, kgreen said:

@countrytravler The Cameo is definitely cool, but so is the convertible T'bird.  Surprise me and tell me that you still have them!

Sold the truck and bought this 67 Coupe that was a basket case. 427-390-PG. we restored the car in 6 months. A frame off being my 1st. The bird was the girls ex boy friend that was shipped for overseas duty. That's the NAVY. LOL.

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Here is a not so Dodgy pic of me, however looking very dodgy in a dodgy part of town again.

 

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So after a trip to the “black hole” or the basement as it’s other name, my wife found a box of photos that were put there when we moved eight years ago and got lost in the mix of stuff down there.  The date is 1992.  It’s not a Hershey competition vehicle, just was a cool truck to own and take to local car show events.  1937 Dodge MC 1/2 ton.

 

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Gossp, 

your correct, no prom this year, I put the date in.   We have two senior grand daughters for 2020.  They are missing all senior activities except prom dress & accessories.

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