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Old 04-06-2021, 08:42 PM   #1
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I've been working on a special truck. My Great Grandfather bought this truck new in 1940. He took my Grandmother to the hospital in it when my Dad was born.
Today my Dad's health is fading fast. I started doing a full restoration but feared I was running out of time to give my Dad a ride in it so the mission became "Just get it running again.".
Easter weekend I drove it 75 miles to my Dad's house and gave him a ride in his Grandfather's old truck. He hasn't left the house in a long time but this made his day.

Thank you all for the help and advise/parts I've gotten from the good people here.
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:49 PM   #2
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I've been working on a special truck. My Great Grandfather bought this truck new in 1940. He took my Grandmother to the hospital in it when my Dad was born.
Today my Dad's health is fading fast. I started doing a full restoration but feared I was running out of time to give my Dad a ride in it so the mission became "Just get it running again.".
Easter weekend I drove it 75 miles to my Dad's house and gave him a ride in his Grandfather's old truck. He hasn't left the house in a long time but this made his day.

Thank you all for the help and advise/parts I've gotten from the good people here.
That's great!
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:57 PM   #3
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I am glad that your Dad enjoyed the ride in the 1940 Ford Pick-up again, 80 years since his first ride.
I am sure that he appreciated the effort that you put in to arrange for this ride.
Your 1940 Ford Pick-Up Looks great.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:11 PM   #4
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You will cherish that ride forever!
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:23 PM   #5
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I learned to drive when I was about 12 yrs old in my grand father's '40 Ford pick up. You have a nice story and a nice truck!!
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:53 PM   #6
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VERY FEW will ever get the opportunity you did to share that ride with your dad with that exceptional vehicle with all that family history. Congratulations on achieving your objective!
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:15 PM   #7
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Amazing story- you will remember that day forever.


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Old 04-06-2021, 11:24 PM   #8
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Very Nice Truck! Happy Easter to you!
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:32 PM   #9
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You had a MUCH better Easter than these poor guys, for sure! DD


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Old 04-07-2021, 12:12 AM   #11
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That's fantastic !!
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Old 04-07-2021, 12:18 AM   #12
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Awesome... !
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:22 AM   #13
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:24 AM   #14
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Well done. The old fella looks chuffed to see the old truck again. Respect for you for what you did and best wishes to the Old Man.
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:32 AM   #15
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Great story, great hard work to have it running for him, but the memories are priceless. Great job!
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:28 AM   #16
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You did good!
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:23 AM   #17
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Wonderful story and wonderful act. Good show. Glad you shared it with Dad and us.

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Old 04-07-2021, 06:48 AM   #18
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HD, this is a great story....and it would also make a great contribution to the V8 Times magazine! Not sure if you get the bi-monthly publication from the Early Ford V8 Club, but I'm thinking Jerry Windle, the editor would really be interested in your Easter story!!
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:18 AM   #19
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Thank You, I needed hear a GOOD story , with all the other that is going on. Wish I could give my Dad a ride in anything. God Bless
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:46 AM   #20
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what a wonderful thing you did for your grandpa, and you have that truck looking dam good to me be proud of yourself you have done a fine job , I'm sure the old boy had a wonderful ride in the old truck
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