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ADMIN: WOW!
Sure is quite, guess I'll talk about my '36 for a bit....

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From: MBGNPI aol.com
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 12:40:04 EST
Subject: Sure is quite, guess I'll talk about my '36 for a bit....



Didn't anyone withstand the Y2k? I don't think I've notice any messages on
this list from any members, except for Admin.

Anyway....

My upcoming project is a '36 Ford PU, my Dad had two (this particular one
and aother) back in the '50's.

In the mid '60's he took a job at the ShipYards in San Leandro, Ca., and
stayed with a friend (who ended up building a home a few house down from him)
for about year and a half during the week.

Well, the guy didn't charge him any rent, and my Dad couldn't deal with the
"free ride" thing, so he asked the the guy "Sam, I gotta give you something
for letting me stay with you".

Sam replied, "well, I'll take those two old trucks you have for my son".

Dad, gave him the two '36's and (think one is a '35 though) and Sam paid
another guy to restoe one.

Well, the restoration went on for a bit, the restorer turned out to be a
thief, and swiped a lot of the parts off the other truck, took the guts out
of the Muncy 4speed, stole a bunch of the other parts.

Sam got frustarted and the trucks sat at his place for about 10 years. He
called me down on day in the mid-70's and said "Mike, come and get these
damned trucks".

So I did, one has been in a corner of my Dads shop for the last 25 years or
so, the other out u nder a walnut tree fighting the elements.

I just bought some rental property next to my Dads place, have both houses
rented out, and i took the barn as storage. Last weekend we cleared a bunch
of stuff out of my Dads place (two shops worth) and made room to start on the
'36.

Sam happened by too, he'd seen us rolling the '36 from one shop to the
other, and says "Mike, come one down here for a bit, got something for you".

So I head over to his place , he takes me into his shop and points up on
the rafters and there's all this wrapped pieces of stuff in newspaper. It
was all the chrome work done back in the '60's that the guy didn't know
about, apparently Sam never really tructed the guy from the start, and never
let him know he had all the chromeworks (Bumpers, latches, tailgate latches,
window frames, etc.) stored away.

He said he'd been hanging onto the stuff all these years after he'd given
me the truck "Until he knew I was going to use'em".

Pretty cool, huh?

Well, I'm off for the weekend, then a quick 5 day trip to Mexico with the
wife, look forward to hearing from you all (assuming I'm not just talking to
myself here).

Mike

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