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Old 04-15-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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Whether it be a turn-key runner or a project,there is just something so damned exciting about getting a new car. In this day and age of the internet, most of us "see" our new ca... To read the rest of this blog entry from The Ford Barn, click here.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:53 AM   #2
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This was the photo that got me hooked on cabriolets!

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #3
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the first picture of mine I saw

drove to texas to get it the next day
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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Absolutely! Good thread. I fell in love with this one recently and was lucky enough to drive it home:

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Old 04-15-2011, 01:35 PM   #5
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Ryan, thank you so much for the feature! Also absolutely a good thread idea. I have been driving the heck out of this poor car these past few days!
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:00 PM   #6
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This is the first I saw of my PU. It was mine 3-days later.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:55 PM   #7
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when i first saw this '29 blind back, i fell in love. I didn't even have a job at the time. I spent all the money i had, and also had to work some odd jobs to scrounge up the money to buy it and ship it home. I've been working on it non-stop since. I lack paint and upholstery to be finished. I wouldn't take anything for it. (p.s. I hope the picture shows up. My first time trying to post a photo.)
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:08 PM   #8
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This was the photo that got me hooked on cabriolets!



nice pic !! i know where a TWIN to this one sits in an ole ladies garage,under boxes! gathering dust for 20 yrs
not for sale...
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:15 PM   #9
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Jason,

I am now a Cabriolet owner, and what got me hooked on Cabriolets was also a specific picture, namely the one on the golf course in "the Model A as Henry built it". By the way, really like the black / apple green color scheme of your car. - Very Stylish. Good that you chose this even though your inspirational picture has the yellow/brown scheme which for some reason 99% of cabriolet owners seem to choose.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:25 PM   #10
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Here's the picture
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:34 PM   #11
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I love that golf picture also! The yellow car was mine for a few years and I drove it just like you see it in the picture on about 5 3 day tours and all over town. It was a great car. I found the black and green car and decided to switch. The yellow car is now owned by a Ford Barn member who visits this site regularly.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:04 PM   #12
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I think that black makes the brightwork on the car come out very well, so it is really well suited for the Cabriolet, with its chrome windshield frame and standard cowl lights. I guess also that the way the brightwork comes out is one of many reasons why the golf course photo is one of my favorite A photos. (The ladies help as well )
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:07 PM   #13
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First picture of the 30 coupe 1-1/2 yrs ago, having fun ever since
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:30 PM   #14
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Here was mine in 07 it was not the 1st time seeing it. When I was 15 I picked apples at the farm and it was just sitting in the barn then. I was young and didn't give to shits about some old junk car. I just wonted a truck with big ass tires.
The car was Dave's high school better after school it got parked in 1957

1st time out side in over 20 years
in less then 2hrs we had it running up in down the farm road
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After searching off and on (mostly off since I knew I couldn't afford one) for 45 years for a match to my Dad's '31 Deluxe Roadster (first picture, 1935), I finally found one in Younker's, New York that I felt would fill the bill. My heart was out of control when I drove up to the woman's house after a 800 mile drive dragging my trailer from the Chicago area. The second picture is what I saw in 1997 --- and I was able to buy it and drag it home. It even had Red wheels like my Dad's. He didn't like the Apple Green and changed his to Red. After a winter of clean-up and an engine overhaul, it became the answer to a dream! Gar Williams
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:38 PM   #16
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I have two great moments... the first pic is of the first time I saw what I bought (almost 4 years ago), my vision to be. The second is with my brother and uncle as we tear down the flathead (my uncle, a 30+ year vet at GM plant in Oklahoma who died 3 months after the pic - and while i didnt see him often, I had never seen him so happy). Like you said, burned in our memories. (Last pic is of our progress to date, probably taken 6 months ago)

Thanks as always to all you ford barners who continue to give advice and guidance to us amateur builders. Greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #17
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Here's my first glimpse. It turned out even better than I thought.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #18
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First time I saw my latest 27. I can't get enough of these.

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:31 PM   #19
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Here's the pic from craigslist of my Huckster. I talked the prevoius owner into putting the 19" wheels back on before i brought her home.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:59 PM   #20
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I bought my 29 roadster body on Ebay so heres a couple pics from the listing, and another from the guy who picked iy up and brought it to Boise for me!





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