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Old 04-19-2019, 08:15 PM   #61
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Roy Nacewicz 13 Oct 1942 - 18 April 2019.
Pictured at the V8 Grand Nationals - Dearborn - June 2018 with his 1932 Ford Sedan Delivery. Roy's passing is very sad news indeed. A huge loss to the Early Ford V8 restorers. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:35 PM   #62
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:49 PM   #63
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When I called his shop, he answered the phone. If you asked any old ford question he would chat. Was always kind.

Great to see the face to the man on other side of the line. Thanks for posting.




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Old 04-19-2019, 09:01 PM   #64
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Good photo of Roy and David. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:05 PM   #65
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How sad, Call him up to order hardware, answer every question, talk forever, to the point you wonder how he makes a living, call back two days later, same thing talk for ever. The only reason he got off the phone was because he had another call. Always a high point to visit him at Hershey.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:27 PM   #66
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Good photo of Roy and David. Thanks for sharing.

Yes and that young man in the middle is the current president of the Early Ford V-8 Club of America...Michael Driskell. I believe he started this thread.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:31 PM   #67
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Roy made things in my hobby life much more enjoyable. A decent and honorable man.
He is missed!!
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:05 PM   #68
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Oh, my G-d. I had to read the first post several times before I could even believe my eyes. Roy was a true gem. I often called him and we talked for hours when I was just asking advise. I will really miss his dry humor but mostly his friendship.
Rest in peace, my friend
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:50 PM   #69
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Sad news indeed. I've met Roy at Hershey, ordered parts from him numerous times. I even have a list on my desk waiting on me to call and place the order from him. I hope the business lives on.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:49 AM   #70
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So saddened to hear of Roy's Passing.
Always a high point of Hershey to visit his spaces and visit for a while.

RIP Roy....………….Thanks for all your help over the years...……..
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:34 AM   #71
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This is very sad news...….as Roy was a very close friend. He will be deeply missed!!
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:57 AM   #72
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Maybe Mike might take over Roy business? Just a though. The 3 of them very close. Never dream this happen's.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:42 AM   #73
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Sorry to hear, just looking at the picture, posted in #66 above, this is three of the most helpful men during my 32 restoration. David and Michael, I will say thank you, and I wish that I could have told Roy thanks again, as I did each time I talked with him.
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:26 AM   #74
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As everyone has mentioned, Roy was always very helpful. I was just about to place another order with him when this news broke. Very sad indeed. He will be missed by many.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:18 PM   #75
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very sad news, he has always been very helpful to us here in Europe, my condolences to his family
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:26 PM   #76
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I will miss seeing Roy at Hershey every year and our conversations when he would order parts. When Roy started a new project he became obsessed, learning all he could, thus becoming an expert on the subject and would gladly share this wealth of information with others. His expertise will be missed almost as much as his friendship. Mike McKennett
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Sure will miss calling him and having him solve all my problems in such a friendly way, often with the dog heard coming in and out the door. Roy's products were all the best. How satisfying to be able to assemble the old Fords correctly.Thanks to everyone for the great pictures! So long Roy!
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:01 PM   #78
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If he couldn't buy it he had it made even in small quantities that no one else would have bothered to reproduce because it wouldn't have been very profitable. I got the feeling he wasn't in it for the money..
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You are exactly correct with your feeling. Roy certainly did not do this for he money. He retired from Ford Motor Company and kept his Early Ford hardware business going. While he didn't do it just for the fun of it and certainly made profit to fund his hobby, he seemed to most enjoy the phone calls and conversations with all you guys. He enjoyed the friends met along the way and sharing his knowledge more than anything.

Just last week he was telling me how 80% of his items in which he sold had not incurred a price increase since 1988.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:28 PM   #79
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Sad indeed, don't get on line as often and its hard when you do to see news like this.

Well remembered and thankful we had him to help us all on our various V8 projects.

Thoughts with his family and close friends, over half of my 39 P/U is held together thanks to Roy.
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He was A Great Guy! Rest in Peace Roy!
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