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Old 04-30-2015, 01:37 PM   #1
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As a teenager I always wanted a Model A. We had a family friend that traveled the local area selling insurance and she discovered a 1930 Coupe under a shed on one of her routes. My grandfather tried to buy the car from the young man whose grandfather had purchased it new but the young guy wouldn't sell. After a few months the guy called and had decided to sell the car in order to buy Christmas gifts for his kids. He had just made my Christmas!!! This was in 1971. My grandfather said that he had bought the car for me but actually he was enjoying it more than anyone.

Together we did a frame up restoration. in April 1973 my grandfather had all new glass installed, came home and took a nap, and after his nap died of a massive heart attack. The car sat for many years but a few years ago I got really interested in it again. I went back through the car and also gave it a new paint job that I did myself and a new interior. I have been reading this forum and enjoying it very much. I have learned some things I would never have known otherwise.

I feel fortunate to have this car and will never part with it.
I will post pictures when I figure out how to do it.
Sorry for the long post.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:04 PM   #2
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Welcome and looking forward to pictures!
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Welcome to the board. Thank you for being the new guy here there are alot of helpful people here. I am still getting to know people as well.
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Welcome aboard and hopefully we will soon see a picture of the treasured car. Whether you know it of not grandpa will be in the car every time you go for a ride. He would indeed be very proud of you. Wayne
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Wonderful story, except for your grandfather's death. Congrats and best of luck.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:44 PM   #7
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This place has a lot of good folks and a lot of good answers to questions you will enjoy it.

Sorry about your grandad but by YOU keeping the car going and keeping it in the family, your grandfather lives on.

Post a few pics sounds like a nice Coupe AND neat story that goes with it!!
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:07 PM   #8
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I really enjoyed your story and I'm looking forward to your photos.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:33 PM   #9
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Welcome I hope you have many happy times with your A
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:24 PM   #10
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WELCOME ! ! ! !

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Welcome! Glad you kept it in the family all these years. Enjoy it in good health!
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"I will post pictures when I figure out how to do it,"

I think there are a number of posts on here as to how to do this. But I will give you my idea of how to do it.

On a new post, go to the bottom left side and you will see "Manage Attachments". Click on this and it will give you the ability to select your pictures. Make sure they are not to big. After selecting your pictures, click on where it says "update". Wait until it shows the ones you have posted. Then go ahead with your post.

If you add a picture to a post that is already going (like this one) then click below where it says "Go Advanced" and you will see the same thing I mentioned above where you can select your pictures.

Hope this helps and welcome to the Barn.
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Drive it often and enjoy!!!
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:56 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone. I will post the pictures tomorrow.
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As a teenager I always wanted a Model A. We had a family friend that traveled the local area selling insurance and she discovered a 1930 Coupe under a shed on one of her routes. My grandfather tried to buy the car from the young man whose grandfather had purchased it new but the young guy wouldn't sell. After a few months the guy called and had decided to sell the car in order to buy Christmas gifts for his kids. He had just made my Christmas!!! This was in 1971. My grandfather said that he had bought the car for me but actually he was enjoying it more than anyone.

Together we did a frame up restoration. in April 1973 my grandfather had all new glass installed, came home and took a nap, and after his nap died of a massive heart attack. The car sat for many years but a few years ago I got really interested in it again. I went back through the car and also gave it a new paint job that I did myself and a new interior. I have been reading this forum and enjoying it very much. I have learned some things I would never have known otherwise.

I feel fortunate to have this car and will never part with it.
I will post pictures when I figure out how to do it.
Sorry for the long post.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:33 AM   #16
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Welcome, this is a great hobby. Hope you find a local chapter to get involved with and get out on the road and enjoy the experience.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:49 PM   #18
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That one will turn a few heads ! Get ready for the thumbs up !
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Very nice Henry. You did good. And so did Grandpa.
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