This is built with effort and passion. Low budget build with mostly used parts
I was inspired by my grandpa to purchase this car as a “tribute” car to him. He passed on the one he had to me when I was about 10-11 years old and it became my first car. It was a bond we shared.
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.
It had never been wrecked and had most all original parts with original motor, so it is an all numbers matching car, not missing any major parts. It just needed lots of TLC.
It’s been a long road so far and I’m not sure when it will be done but I love every second of it. My son’s have learned a lot as will as myself. This project is about time with family the car is just a by product. It will probably never be 100% done and I’m OK with that.
It was stock, with 71k miles on it. Most of the paint was peeling, both motor mounts were shot, it had been sitting for 3-4 years so it needed a full tune up.
I wanted to build a 1934-36 Chevrolet “high-top” open wheel truck. I found that they were quite rare and usually too far away. High shipping costs and also wanted to see what I was buying were my concerns.