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CRAZY IRON is Done...2005

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gpw-13.jpg (25842 bytes) My Son's $250 cold cash purchase gpw-03.jpg (55689 bytes) gpw-11.jpg (91030 bytes)
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OH Yah!  This "F" script GPW is a long way from its former self. 

 

We are "In It To Win It"! gpw-15.jpg (148964 bytes)
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GPW-Sandblast-001.JPG (133876 bytes) GPW-Frame-002.JPG (56282 bytes) Sandblasting and Welding.  There is more of that to be done!

 

Look what Santa left, 2 rusty axles ready for rebuilding!

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GPW- Ford's fall from the sky here in Rochester, MA! gpw-frontquarter.JPG (161861 bytes) gpw-backquarter.JPG (268381 bytes) Below:  After much heating, beating, bending, and painting Hammered Metal is starting to re-emerge.  Maybe a new name is in order?
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Can you believe what the sandblaster revealed?

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD SHIELD!

GPW-001-USCG.jpg (64115 bytes) The letters USCG followed by a "T".  Okay trivia fans, any idea what the "T" stands for?

Treasury...Because the Coast Guard was under the thumb of the Treasury Department during peace time...
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Jacob-CGJeep-2002.jpg (95720 bytes) Okay voters, what shall it be?  

Painted and marked as its heritage has shown?

RhodeIsland2003-mb_small.JPG (8914 bytes) Or not? 
New body?  No way, Hammered Metal has been beaten back into shape! Norwood-P6190091.jpg (58608 bytes)  

Brian Cook...

Amazing!

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Heading to the forward

assembly area

GPW-P6190107.jpg (297017 bytes) WOW!
 

IT RUNS....

Typical-

3 guys watching & 1 working

IGPW-P7310172.jpg (184287 bytes) Engine, mmmm good GPW-P7310180.jpg (212814 bytes)
GPW-P7310185.jpg (301713 bytes) Smell the paint burn in! GPW-P7310184.jpg (249590 bytes) Make my front wheels go
DONE! 2003 - 2005

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