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Old 03-15-2017, 05:32 PM   #1
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Finally after two and a half years after our accident in Texas, I'm ready to start rebuilding my car! We've gotten word that our case will be settled soon, so at this point I am ready to start crackin at this project and getting the ol' girl back on the road. I have a good lead on a running chassis, I just need to hope it doesn't sell before I pick it up. I'll be posting pictures to document the tear-down and rebuild process, so stay tuned!
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:40 PM   #2
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Two years, and still not settled? Wow!

Can't wait to follow the restoration process!
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:44 PM   #3
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Wow. I'll tune in to follow this one for sure. Glad to hear it will be resurrected.

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Old 03-15-2017, 05:49 PM   #4
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Over two years!!!
Who was your A insured with??
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:06 PM   #5
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I had basic liability (I know, big mistake...) with AAA so we had to get a lawyer to fight the case. Took a while but it's finally panning out.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:25 PM   #7
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I remember you reporting on Ford Barn about your trip and 'mishap'.

Glad to hear you will be getting your car back on the road. Will you be (finally) continuing your adventures driving across the Country?
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:40 PM   #8
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Glad to hear you are doing well. I followed your postings in the past, and envied your spirit of adventure. The motor bikes look cool. Did you fix the fiddle? How's Lane's nose? Keep us posted with the progress of your A. Jeff
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:30 PM   #9
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Looks like yesterday we read about your very sad situation; however, as we age, appears Christmas comes every six months, then every three months, then .......

We all can commend you for taking the time to return and to post pictures of your resurrecting your coupe.

Thanks for continuing to share your courageous Model A undertaking with everyone.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:32 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone, very excited to get back in the Model A world, the kind feedback on here also helps me chug along.

Jeff, the fiddle is still broken, but Lanes nose was set back and healed pretty well!

Y-blockhead, I will probably drive from Tennessee to California once I get it all fixed up, I sold my truck recently so it will once again be my only 4-wheeled vehicle!
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:04 AM   #11
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Alright, back in Tennessee as of last night. I haven't been around much so my shop space if fairly cluttered, first step is to uncover this poor wrecked car after sitting since October 2014!
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:19 AM   #12
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I feel your pain. I have been here and done this after a very similar accident with similar damage. Is the frame bent really bad? Mine was out 12 inches to the driver side.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:53 PM   #13
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Glad to see you're back. I'm looking forward to watching you bring the old girl back.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:59 PM   #14
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Yes the frame is bent pretty bad past the cross member, definitely in need of a full frame transplant. As of now I am scheduled to pick up a running chassis tomorrow with a newer distributor, bigger carb, and a "C" head.
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Check it out! Running chassis with a "C" head! Time to get to work!!!
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Hmmm... I suppose my frame is a liiiiiiittle bent...
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Wishing you the best of luck in this journey!!!
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:32 AM   #18
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Brought the cars into the yard for body swap once I got a few buds to show up! Everything swapped over nicely, just had to have my friends push here and there to get the body bolts to line up correctly. Check out the picture of my original frame with the body off, pretty twisty!

Going to run without fenders for a little bit while I hunt down replacements, I kind of like the classic highboy look anyhow...
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Pate swap meet in DFW is coming up so perfect timing to look for some fenders.
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:01 PM   #20
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So, did you get a new TITLE with the new chassis/engine? DD
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