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Old 07-13-2004, 04:44 PM
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Finally got the car home.

Like Gilligan what was supposed to be a three hour tour turned into something much longer. Sit right down and let me tell you a tale.

Originally I was to leave work with a friend and his truck/trailer to pick up the car. Well things did not work out the way they planned and so I had nothing to bring the car home on. First round of luck was that the person who I bought the car from has a truck/trailer and he would help me get the car home (1hr 45 min drive).

So I drove the hour from work and got to the guy's house. Got the trailer loaded but discovered that he was giving me alot of other odds and ends in boxes (took awhile to go through and load up). In one of the boxes was an old, bent rusty four way. Was going to toss it but thought I may just need it some day.

Pulled out and started heading home. About an hour into the drive home the truck blew a left rear tire and I saw my '41 on the trailer just about flip over. Somehow he held on to the truck and got it to the side of the road. The tire was missing all of its tread, just peeled right off. Great !!

He tells me that he had just used his truck and had taken out his jack, spare tire and lug nut wrench. I just wanted to beat my head into the guardrail.

Remember that old rusty four way a few paragraphs up? Just happens that one side fit his lug nuts.

So now we can get the lugs nut off. Grabbed the little jack out of my car and somehow it lifted the much heavier truck up after putting the trailer stand down.

Now all we needed was a tire. Looking at the '41 it occured to us that the wheels would be close to the same (5on5) bolt pattern that the truck had. Put the truck back down and jacked the '41 on the trailer up. Switched one of its wheels with the truck and off we went. Stopped and got a new tire for the truck and switched them back. Many hours later arrived home and drove the car off the trailer.

I don't think I have been that lucky so many times in one day (kept rusty, bent four way-blowout did not hurt/kill anyone-car wheel fit the truck).

Sorry for the long post and no new pictures but will get some up soon.

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Old 07-13-2004, 04:53 PM

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Thats pretty good.

Actually kind of beats my WOW! post.

Seems like several of us might have had an "interesting" day.

I wouldn't worry about the pics after that run!

I've always liked the 38-41 fords. Sounds like a great project.
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:35 PM
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Mine was a ordeal getting it home too.
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Old 07-13-2004, 09:39 PM
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A good luck story! Cool, now it goes to show: Don't ever throw away a tool. Dan
"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not." - Mark Twain
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Quite and adventure!!

Now its home safe and sound anad you can tear it aspart and really have some fun!!


Rat Rods Rule!
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:13 AM
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sounds like some of my days
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