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Please Grampa ?

Post by Dallas Landers » Sat May 23, 2020 5:57 pm

Today is my youngest grand daughters birthday. I had many chores to get done today as she had a small party last weekend. So I went about getting things done and had a meeting after noon with a customer. My grand daughter called from dads phone and wanted me to take them for icecream in the big green truck for her birthday. I told here I hadn't got it out of the barn or even started it this year. PLEASE GRAMPA ! Well that was settled, the chores were just going to have to wait. I came home from my meeting emptied the stuff stored in the bed, checked all fluids, oiled her up and turned on the fuel. She turned about 3 times and was ready to please. I did not have time to give her a bath as Grandma has to work tonight, so she went with bird droppings ,dust, straw and all.
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Parked in the shade enjoying the Icecream.
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We dont need no stinking spoon!
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The trip home
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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by Jim_PTC_GA » Sat May 23, 2020 6:01 pm

Looks like a great day. Wonderful photos. I have to say that the seat design for your truck is the best I've ever seen. Thank you for showing us the day.
Just give me time to Rust and I'll be good as new. :) Wabi-Sabi


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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by Original Smith » Sat May 23, 2020 6:20 pm

Great to see someone with a nice TT truck. I really like them, but have no room! You did a wonderful thing for those kids.


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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by Scott_Conger » Sat May 23, 2020 6:21 pm

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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by Dallas Landers » Sat May 23, 2020 6:27 pm

I even had to tighten the bolts on the rear fender I made this winter. Glad I checked tire pressure or I may have missed that detail. Geez, I need to get those finished to.

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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by Rich Eagle » Sat May 23, 2020 6:51 pm

It's good to see you have your priorities in the right place. They will remember those rides as very special occasions. I know I have some of those kinds of memories.
Thanks for reminding me.
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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by MWalker » Sat May 23, 2020 9:31 pm

That fold-out seating on the truck bed is really swell!


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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by Dallas Landers » Sat May 23, 2020 9:50 pm

Thanks guys. The grandkids are in love with it. That makes grampa happy. You see 3 kids in the photo but mom is due any day with number 4. I think she was hoping that bumpy ride in the TT would speed things up a bit. :D


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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by DHort » Sat May 23, 2020 10:37 pm

If you ever get a chance to go thru northern Indiana you need to stop and see what a super duper job Dallas did on that truck. Probably better than the manuf did. He might even bring it to OCF again and you can see all kinds of cars and trucks.


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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by OilyBill » Sun May 24, 2020 12:37 am

That is about the BEST way I have ever seen to move a passel of little kids around! I can see why they want to go for rides! That's like a truck full of bunnies!


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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by OilyBill » Sun May 24, 2020 5:52 pm

Also, believe me, those kids will carry that memory with them for years.
One day, when one of them is sitting in the state senate, looking at a bill to ban these "hazardous old cars" from the road, they will just crumple it up, and toss it in the wastebasket.
Rides like this are what ensures the future of our hobby. Even if none of those kids winds up with a Model T (not likely, I would think) if and when their spouse or significant other mentions buying a Model T, that spouse will be surprised to get agreement, instead of an argument.
I give as many rides as I can.
Teenagers are often very shy around adults, but if they extend themselves to asking questions, I take that as a sign they are REALLY interested. A ride only takes 10 minutes, but it lasts a lifetime!


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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by Dallas Landers » Sun May 24, 2020 6:14 pm

I guess my secret is out now Bill! You are right on the money. Those kids are growing up with old cars as I did. When they ask for rides and really enjoy it, that tells me its working. It doesnt matter if its icecream or a ride around the block or down the farm lane. We have fun. A couple years ago on Christmas we were going to take a ride in the pickup. It was cold and snowing and got late so it was dark. The older girl backed out but Chloe the youngest was going to go no matter what.
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We didnt go but a 1/2 mile and it was totally dark but she was waving out the window the entire way as if it was a parade. They all like sledding in the pasture.
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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by bud delong » Wed May 27, 2020 11:33 am

You look good!! Bud.


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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by Dallas Landers » Wed May 27, 2020 11:45 am

I look good? Bud clean you screen ! Great to hear from you. We need to hear more from you. I miss that.


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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by KeithG » Wed May 27, 2020 2:40 pm

I second that: Good to see you on the Forum, Bud! How're you doing?

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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by bud delong » Wed May 27, 2020 2:56 pm

The oldest grandson got the model A out before he went back to Mich Tech but the T is still waiting.The dam troubles are/were about 25 miles north of us but our water goes a nother direction.C scan on Friday and chemo on Monday.Still sucking in air!! Bud.

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Re: Please Grampa ?

Post by Duey_C » Fri May 29, 2020 9:33 pm

Super fun, Grampa. Love that truck. Thanks Dallas!
Good to hear Bud!
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