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Old 10-22-2019, 07:00 AM   #21
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I'm sure he didn't take a perfect original condition car and make this, maybe he did but,,,,, I bet that thing is like a magnet during game season and I'd love to have one painted up for Appalachian State. On the hood I'd do like the fighter pilots did and have a Michigan wolverine and University of North Carolina sticker to represent the "kills". .


This car and any like it can be repainted and restored back to like original condition and you know it makes people look at the car who never would.
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:08 AM   #22
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The white walls are from the Firestone plant in Rocky Mount NC. Better priced if you buy two at a time. So I've been told.
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:14 AM   #23
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You are correct Bob. The Ramblin' Wreck (Georgia Tech car) is owned by the Univ. This car (Ramblin' Rebel) is still privately owned and not part of the school (except to promote team spirit by the car's owner Tad Provence)
Note: Tad passed away in 2017 and left instructions that I (or someone) continue his quest of attending every home game at Ole Miss. I and his family will honor his wish as long as the car will survive.
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:17 AM   #24
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Mr Rebel, you didn't happen to know a fellow by the name of Jack Lucas, North Carolina native who also lived in Mississippi before his death a few years back did you? He was a WW2 Medal of Honor recipient, super nice guy that was hell on wheels when he was young.
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:04 PM   #25
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That panel under the radiator can you get those, sorry I don't know what it's called.
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:54 PM   #26
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It's a tool box – I think they've been discontinued. I couldn't find a vendor still selling them.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:22 PM   #27
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Look's parade ready!
Is that a picture of Donald T.in the windshield??
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:26 PM   #28
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I believe it's the man who restored the car and who passed away a couple of years ago.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:31 PM   #29
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I think, that is this one: https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_m...82616/image/0/

Very, very nice; must have it.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:32 PM   #30
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I am not sure if I knew Mr. Lucas. I've been in Mississippi since 1990 but am from NC. (1956 to 1988) and spent a few years traveling with different jobs.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:33 PM   #31
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That photo in the windshield is the deceased owner Tad Provence. He comes with the car (dead or not).
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It's a tool box – I think they've been discontinued. I couldn't find a vendor still selling them.

I ordered just 1 box by Don Snyder III. .
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Old 10-22-2019, 05:04 PM   #33
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Not my choice of colours but it's not my car either. Never the less, I'd watch (and listen to) it go by.
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:28 PM   #34
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That panel under the radiator can you get those, sorry I don't know what it's called.
That is a tool box that was sold buy Mike's A-ford-able. I don't think they sell them anymore. You might contact them and see.

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Old 10-22-2019, 07:33 PM   #35
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I believe I chatted with you when you had it at Natchez in the Natchez trace tour. I like the car as it is something different and there’s nothing wrong with the ole miss theme .
Folks can do their cars to their liking .... it’s what makes things interesting . Imagine if they were all exactly the same color .
I really enjoyed the trace tour.
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:56 PM   #36
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Any one can restore or have an original restored, but it takes talent to make an original out of an original. Great job and well done - whom ever did it.

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Changed my mind on another post. Carry on.

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Old 10-24-2019, 07:25 AM   #38
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They built 5 million of them,enough to cross the country coast to coast...5 wide!!!. There was an estimated million of them still around by 1950,when the 'holocaust' for the A ended and people started hanging on to them.There are enough restored cars to fill every museum that wants one,with plenty left over.Paint it red and blue with a white top and festoon it with school decals?If that's what you want,go for it...hell fill it with concrete and used it as a door stop..
Well put. I love it!! I am neutral to 'ole miss' (dont follow any college) but I love the team spirit with this car. Looks great!!
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:34 PM   #39
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A friend restored a 42 Chev convertible and did a great job. Someone pointed out the car had a very fine metallic in the burgundy paint and that was not a stock color. My friend then replied, with a bit of red showing on his bald head, "by God if I'm paying for it, I'll paint it any color I want!"

Every Model A only has to satisfy one person, the one paying the bills.
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A friend restored a 42 Chev convertible and did a great job. Someone pointed out the car had a very fine metallic in the burgundy paint and that was not a stock color. My friend then replied, with a bit of red showing on his bald head, "by God if I'm paying for it, I'll paint it any color I want!"

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