Restored from the original ashes

Hi everyone!

A year or so ago, my wife and I attended an auction about 30 miles from our house.  It was the first time my wife went with me.  There was lots of stuff.  It looked like the good will to me if I am to be honest.   With that said, there was one piece I came for.  It was a 1920’s American National Marmon.  It was in horrible shape.  The wood frame was broken, the rear axel was broken and the seat missing.  The laundry list of things wrong is too much to list.

The good thing was, all the good stuff was still there.  The windshield,fenders, lights steering wheel, beautiful rare wheels and hubcaps…..etc…

I bought it and brought it home.  My wife loved it just as it sat, but is was so fragile is was only a matter of time before it broke in two.   It sat on the shelf for about 4 months.  I was not sure what to do with it.  It was a plain jane model. that  would not have alot of value even if Ibrought  back to its orignal state.  The cost would be far more than the value.

Then it hit me, it could be a donor car for something much cooler.  AND, it would be 80 percent original metal and parts.   Here is what I decided on , a 1923 American National boiler truck.

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