Monday, March 31, 2008
My beginnings in the Hot Rod and Antique car culture
Well, this is my first post on this thing so i figured i would tell a little about me and how i came to obtain my wonderful Model A. Ever since i was a kid i would go with my dad to car shows and look at all the hot rods and custom cars. So i have always been into cars. When i was 14 we bought a truck for my first vehicle and my dad and I tore it down to bare frame and rebuilt the whole truck... it was basically a new show truck when we were done with a few custom modifications.... one big one being Air Ride suspension.... well i loved my truck and still do and it was a great daily driver but i really wanted a classic... i was pretty much set on a 1957 chevy stepside pickup. So for my high school graduation my parents surprised me by pulling an all original and running 1957 chevy stepside pickup out of the garage!!!! with a rebuilt and fully dressed 454 ready to drop in sitting in the bed of the truck!!!... well a couple years went by while i was getting some parts and money to start rebuilding it. loooong story short it ended up being stolen and had gone through 4 or 5 hands before we had bought it and the original owner was driving by our house one day and recognized it.... and he took it home that day with some assistance from the police proving to us that it was his... needless to say i was bummed. Well we got the money back from the guy we bought it from and put it aside until i found something else i wanted.... i thought about alot and i really wanted to get a Model A sedan and Hot Rod it.... you know... pull the fenders off put a flathead v8 in it... lower it... the usual stuff.... well i found one for a good price and it was in pretty good shape aaand it was drivable. We went to southern Indiana were it was in a guys barn/shop, bought it, and brought it home.