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Old 08-02-2020, 10:02 PM   #1
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My friend in Canada, Grant Fleming owns this neat 1936 Ford Roadster. The crop behind his rural home was harvested last week. This photo was taken Saturday morning August 1st after the big round bales of straw had been rolled up.
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Here is a close up picture of Grant's well travelled 1936 Ford Deluxe Roadster in the wheat field.
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Great photo.
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:48 AM   #4
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I have been for a 10 mile drive in that gem at the Grand National at Dearborn two yeas ago.. It's just as smooth as the greyhound ornament on the hood. Picture suitable for framing or a V8 Times cover. I love it!!Kudos to Trevor for posting it.. Bill
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Be still, my heart; (even if its not a wheat field).
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That hay bale makes the 36 look beautiful. Wonderful photo.
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I've always wanted a '36 Roadster or conv cpe, had a chance to trade my '36 coupe for a Roadster in 1953. It was November in Idaho, winter was on the horizon and my coupe had warm air (39 heater) and sweet music, passed on the deal.
Had a chance in 1956 to get a 36 conv coupe, that was going to the wrecking yard, engine was out of the car, could have had the '36 conv for $150. I had just received my draft notice so I passed on the that deal.
In 1963 I had a chance to buy a beautiful '36 Roadster, black with wine colored interior, car was near perfect, dead stock, owner needed money, $950. would have bought the car, My wife was against the deal, no room for our five kids, and I was not to keen on selling my '36 coupe.
My last chance to get an afordibily priced roadster came in '65/66. I came upon a '35 roadster, a complete running car that had been altered into an orchard truck with a pickup box in the trunk. All of the paint was scrubbed off of the fenders from tree contact. I offered the owner $125. for the car, he wanted $150. The owner would not come down, I would not come up, I walked... Have regretted walking away from the '35 every since.
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blucar, Yes, but it was the right, rational decision at the the time. Plus, you got to keep your coupe. Lots of stories like that, to be sure. When I was young and still at home, I owned a 40 convertible, a 40 Standard coupe and the car in my avatar. Father said, "You're not turning my yard into a junk yard,even if they all run. That ended that! Still have the DeLuxe.
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Grant Fleming's 1936 Ford Deluxe Roadster on display at the Early Ford V8 Grand Nationals in Dearborn, 2018.
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blucar, Yes, but it was the right, rational decision at the the time. Plus, you got to keep your coupe. Lots of stories like that, to be sure. When I was young and still at home, I owned a 40 convertible, a 40 Standard coupe and the car in my avatar. Father said, "You're not turning my yard into a junk yard,even if they all run. That ended that! Still have the DeLuxe.

Yes, I know that ultimately I made the right choices when I opted to keep my coupe in lieu of an open car.
When I got drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956 I told my wife that I wanted to put the '36 in storage for the duration, thinking that I would need a work car when I got out and money would be tight after two years on army pay. My wife agreed with my thinking so the Ford survived the two year slumber in storage in Hollywood, CA, returning to the light of day in October 1958.
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i cant see the photo
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I PM'd two of them to you. Can you see those? Can you see THIS one? DD


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This is one well travelled early Ford V8. Grant Fleming's 1936 Ford Deluxe Roadster on display in the Early Ford V8 Grand Nationals Concourse at Lake Tahoe back in 2013. It is a long way from home. He is not shy in adding the miles to this gem.
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Hmmmm, Looking at the pictures it would appear that the '36 acquired spider hub caps between 2013 & 2018..
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Gorgeous car !My dream car !Would love to have a 35/36 roadster !! Thanks for sharing but you awakened old desires !!lol !
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a big hello to Grant, from the other side of Canada.
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I said that this old Ford is well travelled. Here she is on the old alignment of Route 66 in Cool Springs, Arizona ..........
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Here is a close up shot of the 1936 Ford Roadster outside that period Mobil Service Station at Cool Springs, AZ. Very cool.
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This photograph was taken on Oakwood Boulevard at The Dearborn Inn during the Early Ford V8 Club Of America's June 2018 Grand National Meet. It was subsequently published on the cover of V8 Times magazine.
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