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Old 11-12-2011, 07:08 AM   #101
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I had always loved Model T's and Model A's. When I was a kid in the early 50's there were still quite a few daily drivers out there. and I was determined to get one. I threw newspapers at night for years and I saved my money. In 1966 when I was 16 years old,I found a 1929 Model A for $150. It ran good and looked pretty good to. I put down a $15 deposit and went and got the money. When I came back it was gone. The old guy had sold it out from under me,even though I had given him a deposit. On my way home, while I was cursing my bad luck and him, I saw a 1941 Ford coupe for sale,$150. I had seen several 39's and 40's,but never a 41. It was the most beautiful car I had ever seen. I bought it right then and there. I couldn't believe my luck. It may not be the fastest or the best car ever made but its mine and I still drive it almost every day. 45 years of service,not bad for a $150 car.

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Old 11-27-2011, 11:59 PM   #102
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From years of experience of selling parts and running a service center. We see less Fords than any other major brand. The current (as in the generation we see, from mid-90s on up) have problems that are not catastrophic. When it comes to Chrysler, and especially GM, the problems they continually have will leave you stranded. The fact they didn't take the bailout confirmed it all.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:20 AM   #103
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A ride in my dads' 38 Tudor when I was 3/4 years old.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:04 PM   #104
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Hi, new here. Just bought my first Ford, although I own other Ford products.

My father doesn't know which end of a screwdriver, so I didn't get it there. Mom had a '54 Vicky with see-through doors and floor pans. When they stepped up my father bought Lincolns in the early '70s. He had a '70 Town coupe with a naked roof in double black. Put Red Lines on it. It looked like Darth Vader's car.

I started collecting things with the Continental name when a '77 Town Car in triple black, 25 years old with under 13,000 miles, stalled in front of my home. Then came the Mark II, then the Chris Craft Continental, '55 Porsche Continental and several other Lincoln Continentals including a limo and a Mark III convertible.

The Continental tie in with the Ford truck is the beautiful "Continental" style grill on the '41.

Hey, can I come by your garage and drive all your cars while you are away; to you know, just keep the batteries charged up? That's not a collection, that's a dream!
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:12 PM   #105
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MUSTANGS, as a pre teen I was obsessed with the 1969 Boss 302 and 1969 Mach 1.
My avatar photo is of me (on the right), my buddy and my first car, a 1966 Sprint 200 Mustang.
We were like 16, good times.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:39 PM   #106
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While Dad had his share of early Fords, he favored the C word, until 52 then 56 were new Fords. The '56 was my favorite, then came my own cars:

My first "car" was a '31 AA 280A. After that:
'30 A Fordor
52 Merc 4-Door
53 Merc 4-Door
54 Ford 6 4-door
58 Ford F100
71 Ford F100
75 Ford E250
82 Ford Escort
83 Ford Escort
92 Ford Explorer
93 Ford Explorer
04 Ford Explorer
31 Ford CCPU (in my avitar)

There were a smattering of others along the way, like a couple of VW's, and 4 Honda's and even a Nash Metropolitan. I still have the last 4 on the list above. Think I have the 93 sold but I have to dig it out of the snow.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:44 PM   #107
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What does a guy do with three Ford Explorers?
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:38 PM   #108
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I guess my dad had fords when I was young, he used to take my brother and I to the dirt track races. I was hooked, we had a guy who raced 57 custom 300's, 406. His cars were simple, nothing flashy. His name was Frank Smith, he won 7 straight area titles, 23 consecutive track titles. So when I turned18, I bought a former champs 58 ford, found a 427, and went racing. I finally got around to making my brothers 57 ranchero streetable, but it was rotten. So I found another 57, and since then a 58. I'm back! Mark
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:16 AM   #109
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Well "My Dad" worked for GM and drove Dodges. He would always tell us kids that he wanted us to do better than him so I drive Fords!
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:55 AM   #110
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Dad took my Mother to the hospital and picked Mom and I up in a 32 roadster. (1933) What else can I say!!!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #111
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When i was 8 or 9 my dadhad a 53 f100 lowered with a big block (ford) Hate chevy in a ford, Ever sence that truck i have been into fords. Im 38 and have had up words to 100 cars and trucks thrue the years, Traded, crashed sold what ever thats not saying they all were road worthy. I have had two chevys both garbage im just a all around FORD guy i even have FORD tattoo'ed on my fore arm. Oh i threw my back tat in too
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