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Old 09-11-2016, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Pops 36 Ford made the Parade!

About a year to date after the old truck was rescued from a fence row. I got it completed enough to make the 75th annual Labor Day parade in Rector. I've still got some interior stuff to finish and I have a guy working in the windshield, but otherwise it looks better than I could if ever imagined, considering I'm not a professional restorer. I did put a lot of love and honor in this project for my grandfather that wanted to retore this truck years ago and my great grandfather whom I never met, but heard many stories about him from my dad and grand parents. A piece of my families history in the farming business was restored and that means a lot to me. My cousin that initially inherited the truck is riding with me in the parade in this video, she was rather emotional when she first saw it that day. To put it into perspective, my son is there riding in the middle, in his great great grandfathers truck!! Now that's cool! Thanks again for the help I got from you all on here during my journey! I really appreciate it! My dad has a 1948 Williys jeep he drove as a kid in one of our barns. He says I need to tackle that next. I told him I wanted a break first. Ha ha. Thanks again Bret!

Edit: Forgot to mention I also put it in a local car show in town the Saturday before, and it won first place! I had a lot of facebook followers on this project that probably helped me..ha. Just a great weekend!

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Old 09-11-2016, 10:10 PM   #2
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Hi Everyone. Bret, great video. Your family truck looks awesome and it sounds like it is like you wanted it and that's what counts the most.

We need to work on your parade driving skills before next season though.

Jeep project? The way you tore through this one? Well, I'd contribute to the restoration fund!
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:20 PM   #3
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Hi Everyone. Bret, great video. Your family truck looks awesome and it sounds like it is like you wanted it and that's what counts the most.

We need to work on your parade driving skills before next season though.

Jeep project? The way you tore through this one? Well, I'd contribute to the restoration fund!
Ha ha, thanks!! Actually in that video, when I stopped again at the end, the folks that actually had the fencerow the truck had been in for years, drove from Missouri to see the old truck in the parade, I had to stop for them!
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:33 PM   #4
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Good on you farmboy the history and family attachment is fabulous no doubt your son may inherit the truck one day aren't parades fun cheers !!
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:08 AM   #5
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Cool congratulations !it was a big job in more ways than one ,
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:13 AM   #6
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Well done. It looks great and it's a credit to you and the hard work you put in.

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Old 09-12-2016, 03:56 AM   #7
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Wow, what a transformation. Congratulations on your First Place Win.
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:22 AM   #8
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Well done farm boy. I had one of these on the farm for a bit looked at it for a couple of years and got put off by the sheer size of the project. So started and finished a 34 pickup.
So congratulations on your efforts.
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Thanks Farmboy for preserving this old 1936 Ford Truck. Looking good.
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:51 AM   #10
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Great!!!!
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:03 AM   #11
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Great job, that's something you and your family can enjoy for years to come.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:25 AM   #12
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You may have set some sort of record for a transformation. Very impressive! Can't wait to see the Jeep project!
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:31 AM   #13
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Take a bow, you deserve it, congrats on a terrific truck.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:39 AM   #14
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I really like how your truck came out. I hope you & your family will enjoy it for many years.
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Thanks for sharing the video - have been following your project since inception . . . love it!

The memories you've created (and are creating) and the legacy that you can pass on - priceless by all measures.

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Old 09-12-2016, 04:02 PM   #16
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Glad you made the parade. Nice truck!


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Old 09-12-2016, 04:22 PM   #17
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Good job on bringing this truck back to life. Always good to hear these kinds of stories where long time family owned vehicles are put back in action by later born family members.
I love seeing these early Ford trucks at shows and EFV-8 C/A meets. Here are some pictures of some cool trucks that were at the Gettysburg Meet last month, and the previous Gettysburg meet in 2014.
The '37 coal truck was my favorite.
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:49 PM   #18
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Wow, from that to this is an amazing change. Congrats.
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Very nice! Please continue to post pictures of your truck "working".
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great job.....and congrats on the parade and award....have fun with the Willys....CJ2A??.....love 'em...Mike
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