I remember when I was 13 or so he was going to get rid of it, but I asked him to save it for me
Luckily my father had me under cars since I was little fixing stuff has been a major help. But as I get older it’s a bit harder to do the things I want to do with it. So few things are contracted to mechanics.
It was pulled out of the dirt and got running and driving at the farm he got it from.
The original paint still shines nicely, showing just a bit of patina in a couple places. The interior is still all original: door panels, seat upholstery, headliner, dash and paint all nicely preserved.
Hotels by day. Turning wrenches till I sleep.
Super cute wife and I build cars together.
I have enjoyed working on this pick up and changed my mind many times on how to build it.
When I bought the car, it was nothing but a shell. Body only. Original condition! Pretty good at that. I was actually a tad spooked to start cutting, and chopping. But, I heard my dad saying,, “Man, that’s going to be cool!” So, I dove in!
I purchased the car when I was 16 and have owned it for almost 47 years.
I saw one as a child and ever since, it has been my favorite car.
Alec McCracken grew up driving this 1936 Nash 400 around his large property. He always wanted to restore it, as he grew up with it and it had a history with the family.