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Old 07-04-12, 07:33 AM   #1
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I picked up some really cool antiques

My dad sold his farm in North Carolina and moved back to Massachusetts. He gave me some antiques that are very cool and I thought I would share. There are many other family treasures that I have that are yet to be seen that I have stored that go back several generations. They are in a semi trailer that I am taking care of for him. I don't really know what's in there but I have a pretty good idea of some things.

This is a 1929 Model T my Grandfarther restored 50 years ago and then died not long after it was done. It has been stored for the last 43 years in his garage. The cool thing about this is I am the oldest grand child and every child in the family for the last 40 years has played in this car.

This is as I got it before I washed it







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Old 07-04-12, 07:40 AM   #2
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Here are a couple pictures after it was washed









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Old 07-04-12, 07:51 AM   #3
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Nice looking old iron - great to keep the family memories too! Here's a site that you may be interested in:
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/ Sign up and do a search on the message board for the '29 - lots of good stories/projects here.

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What a great legacy!

How's the frame timber? No termites?
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Old 07-04-12, 08:11 AM   #5
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This is an 1890 Dr's Buggy that has been in the family since it was new. I didn't even know my Dad had it. I will assemble it today, it is 90% restored.







This is my niece and my Dad in the buggy before the un assembled it for transport. She is adorable





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What a great legacy!

How's the frame timber? No termites?
Its in great shape no rot, the only real damage was done by me when I was 8 years old. Couple of dents in the trunk and hood. After my dad warmed my ass for it he told me I would pay for it some day LOL. The engine has great compression but I'll take the body off and reprint it up again. It is a very simple car to restore especially in the condition it is in

My dad was a collector, he had many model A's mostly sedans and coupes. His prize possession was a1929 Aburn Sedan. My mom took them years ago in the devorce, sad but people do mean stuff to each other. I was never that interested in old cars but this one is different because it was my grandfarthers. I'll restore it again.
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Timber - these are EXCELLENT!!!!! Enjoy!!
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Timber - these are EXCELLENT!!!!! Enjoy!!
Thank you, I thought they were worth sharing, I have some other things toothat I have not taken pictures of yet. I going to reassemble the carriage in a little while so I'll take pictures as I do that. They might be interesting for some.
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Well 1 more piece before I head out. I have no idea how old this desk is. I have quite a nice office as it is but I think I have a great spot for this. It is very large but it is such a beutiful piece







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One of my regrets is that I couldn't keep my grandfather's 1935 Rolls Royce. He bought it in 1965 on what was supposed to be a second honeymoon but turned into an old car shopping trip. Gorgeous car. It looked like what the King of the World would ride in.

Love the T. I expect to see Laurel & Hardy lurking in the background. My dream is to drive one someday.
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One of my regrets is that I couldn't keep my grandfather's 1935 Rolls Royce. He bought it in 1965 on what was supposed to be a second honeymoon but turned into an old car shopping trip. Gorgeous car. It looked like what the King of the World would ride in.

Love the T. I expect to see Laurel & Hardy lurking in the background. My dream is to drive one someday.
Oh that would have been a nice keeper.
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nice antiques.....and FTR, I have the same husqvarna lawnmower
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Thanks to you, MV, I had to go back through all the pictures again to find the lawnmower then wipe up all the slobber again. Nice stuff, Timber.
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Wonderful T Coupe, both before and after. My favorite body style of one of my favorite cars ever.

However, it can't be a 1929, as Ford ceased production in 1927. As I recall, that particular body style was introduced late in the T's life. Presuming that the wire wheels are original and that it has a generator and electric starter in addition to the hand crank (and be careful with that if you use it. There are good tutorials online on how to safely operate the hand crank), it's probably a 1925-27 or so.

[edit: Oh, hmm. Now that I think about it, I think the brass radiator surround and headlight bezels had turned black by the end. Of course, all of these cars are so old, so who knows what's been changed along the way. Even looking up the serial number is really only going to get you the year of the engine, which may or may not be original either. ]
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Thanks to you, MV, I had to go back through all the pictures again to find the lawnmower then wipe up all the slobber again. Nice stuff, Timber.
You are correct it is a 1927 and the last year of the T. The model A 1st year is 1928 and was produced at the end of 1927. I had my dad Aburn on my mind the last few days. Being around dad and all the talk about old cars I had 1929 on my mind. He had mor 31 As than anything at 1 time.
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Ok Guys I got the buggy all put together and took pictures along the way. So here goes, these are the main components not including the top.









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I had my neighbor help me put the body on the frame 1st and then I put the rest together by my self









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Ok here it is all put together. It needs a new to and apolstery but the bows are mint and there is plenty of leather to make the patterns. I have 2 wheels to finish and the body to do and have a new top made. Not bad for 1890. 122 years old and mostly wood and leather. I have to keep my eyes pealed for the 2 storm lamps that are missing.









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I also have the clock that was on the front do the Dedham Transcript in Boston since the 20s some time.
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I have to admit I'm not much of a car or buggy enthusiast, however I do appreciate their beauty. For me though, I'd love a desk like that. Would make a nice statement in a home office.
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I have to admit I'm not much of a car or buggy enthusiast, however I do appreciate their beauty. For me though, I'd love a desk like that. Would make a nice statement in a home office.
I have to admit that I have never had a real desire for antique cars and the carriage was a pleasant suprize. Their was also a touring car that went to auction that belonged to my Grandfarther but I never saw it. These were my Grandfarthers hobbies. My dad was also an antique car collector but I never caught the bug. Don't get me wrong, I loved them and they were beutiful but it was just not something I was going to invest time and money into. Now that I am older the value of things that belong to my past and my family has changed. Though I have always wanted this car I never actually thought I would ever poses it. And the wheel goes round.
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