A new hobby for me, cruising and car shows

Mike

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This is a 1923 Ford T-Bucket kit from Total Performance that my dad built about 15 or so years ago for a local farmer back home. He kept it trailered and would trailer it to local car shows or parades and then bring it back home. It has a Chevy 350 with a TH350 auto transmission, and the car has less than 200 miles on it.

The farmer, being older now and having trouble getting in and out of the car was ready to sell it. Given the history and remembering going back home from time to time and seeing this car built I had to jump on it.

This photo was taken just about a week ago when we took the car out of the trailer at my parents' house. The air filter and air intake were taken off as the Edelbrock carb needed to be rebuilt from sitting for the last year or so (the rebuild is now done), but the car looks even more ridiculous with the intake on it. Now it needs a good bath, lots of waxing (so much chrome), and then I need to find a place to store it. haha

I think my kids might be more excited about the car than I am. :ROFLMAO:
 
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This is a 1923 Ford T-Bucket kit from Total Performance that my dad built about 15 or so years ago for a local farmer back home. He kept it trailered and would trailer it to local car shows or parades and then bring it back home. It has a Chevy 350 with a TH350 auto transmission, and the car has less than 200 miles on it.

The farmer, being older now and having trouble getting in and out of the car was ready to sell it. Given the history and remembering going back home from time to time and seeing this car built I had to jump on it.

This photo was taken just about a week ago when we took the car out of the trailer at my parents' house. The air filter and air intake were taken off as the Edelbrock carb needed to be rebuilt from sitting for the last year or so (the rebuild is now done), but the car looks even more ridiculous with the intake on it. Now it needs a good bath, lots of waxing (so much chrome), and then I need to find a place to store it. haha

I think my kids might be more excited about the car than I am. :ROFLMAO:
Mike,
Great toy, I like it!
 
That is one sweet ride. Car shows can be worlds of fun and a great source of memories for you and your kids.
Here is the 1956 Ford F-100 Big Window my FIL used to have. A few years before he died, he gave me the opportunity to buy it but my wallet was just not deep enough.
He bought it already built and after several years the novelty of it wore off and I helped him get it ready to sell. We took it to Barrett-Jackson. We were both nervous when it crossed the block as Barrett-Jackson is a no-reserve auction.
It hammered down at many, many thousands more than what he offered it to me for and I instantly regretted not being able to buy it. Of course, if I had been able to buy it, I would have never been able to realize a profit on it as we could not let it go since it was his and the memories would mean too much.
Hope you make lots of memories with your new-to-you ride.

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That is one sweet ride. Car shows can be worlds of fun and a great source of memories for you and your kids.
Here is the 1956 Ford F-100 Big Window my FIL used to have. A few years before he died, he gave me the opportunity to buy it but my wallet was just not deep enough.
He bought it already built and after several years the novelty of it wore off and I helped him get it ready to sell. We took it to Barrett-Jackson. We were both nervous when it crossed the block as Barrett-Jackson is a no-reserve auction.
It hammered down at many, many thousands more than what he offered it to me for and I instantly regretted not being able to buy it. Of course, if I had been able to buy it, I would have never been able to realize a profit on it as we could not let it go since it was his and the memories would mean too much.
Hope you make lots of memories with your new-to-you ride.

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What a stunning truck.

My first vehicle was a 1979 Ford pickup. It has an inline 6 with a 3 on the tree. I still have it sitting under the lean to off dads garage. If I ever get the opportunity to get a building, I'd love to bring it back and restore it.

It won't be nearly as fun as that t-bucket or that 1956 your FIL had, but it would be cool.
 
What a stunning truck.

My first vehicle was a 1979 Ford pickup. It has an inline 6 with a 3 on the tree. I still have it sitting under the lean to off dads garage. If I ever get the opportunity to get a building, I'd love to bring it back and restore it.

It won't be nearly as fun as that t-bucket or that 1956 your FIL had, but it would be cool.

Restoring your first vehicle would be amazing. I think it is amazing you still have it. My first was a 1973 Vega. Would not want it back, but my second was a 1974 Plymouth Duster "Twister" with the 360 engine. It was crazy fast. Dangerous fast for a teenager. Sold it more than 40 years ago.
I have been searching for it for years, but nobody remembers who bought it or where it might be. I would love to have it back as a restoration project.
 
Stunning vehicles, both! I wish I had photos of my red ‘40 Ford coupe with loaded flathead V8 or the yellow ‘41 Ford coupe with 322 ci Buick V8 shoehorned into it. The latter was especially fast but I had to be careful because under full throttle it would lift the front end to the point where I lost steering.

Those were the days. Sadly, I was not into photography at that time and no photos got taken.
 
Stunning vehicles, both! I wish I had photos of my red ‘40 Ford coupe with loaded flathead V8 or the yellow ‘41 Ford coupe with 322 ci Buick V8 shoehorned into it. The latter was especially fast but I had to be careful because under full throttle it would lift the front end to the point where I lost steering.

Those were the days. Sadly, I was not into photography at that time and no photos got taken.
I understand this, I built my first car 41 years ago at 15 and I have one lonely picture of my '62 chevy sb stepside. No pictures of the '64, '66 or '72 that followed. Nor the 2 chargers that preceded my current one. That's the issue with living before phones had cameras and when pictures were ruined by moisture.
 

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