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KGBnut 11-16-2019 05:55 PM

The truck that started it all for me...
 

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I have been searching for this photo for years. This is the truck that made me want a Model A as a kid. It was my father's truck. I never saw it for myself, but I fell in love with this photo when I was about eight years old.

This truck started life as a '31 Tudor that he bought for $25.00 in 1953. Pop cut it, shortened the body and put it back together with sheet metal screws. He also covered the roof with a piece of sheet metal. The bed was given to him by a friend and the front bumper was a heavy plank given to him by his grandfather. He used this truck at the Texaco station that he owned with his father, and the plank made it perfect for pushing disabled cars.

He drove my mother to the hospital in this truck when she delivered my eldest sister. When he built his house he hauled all the cement and concrete blocks for the basement in it. After using this truck for nearly ten years he sold it for $60.00, so he better than doubled his money.

This photo hung on the wall in my bedroom for years, but was misplaced while I was in the Air Force. I just recently found it in a box that my sister discovered in my parents' house.

Mike Peters 11-16-2019 06:05 PM

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Great family story!

Chuck Dempsey 11-16-2019 06:39 PM

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Thanks for sharing! ...and it's something you could do yourself, now. As many Tudors as there are in pitiful shape, I bet you could find one to fit the bill...

History 11-16-2019 08:15 PM

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Awesome you found it. Congratulations!!!!!

I have to ask,,,, what is the meaning of your id KGBnut?

KGBnut 11-16-2019 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by History (Post 1821975)
Awesome you found it. Congratulations!!!!!

I have to ask,,,, what is the meaning of your id KGBnut?

KGB just happens to be my initials. Years ago, when I first got a cell phone, I found that six of the digits spelled "KGBNUT." It got to be a running joke with my friends, so now I use it as a screen name.

Nothing more sinister... No, I don't have a GAZ.

Ken

aford193031 11-17-2019 10:15 AM

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Congratulations on finding the picture. And thanks for sharing your story. Always love hearing/reading about them, especially with a model A involved.


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