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Old 04-05-19, 00:08
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Default Article by Rick Forys - "Armor-Zona", April/May 2019 issue of "History in Motion"

As a member of the Arizona Military Vehicle Collectors Club I was most pleased with the coverage given our Club on our January, 2019 show. I was further pleased to see the showcase page given to the Canadian Ford truck as I am the person who owned it just prior to Ed McCawley purchasing it.

However, I was chagrined to see that the restoration was attributed to "a group of individuals from Wisconsin" which is not true at all. I purchased the truck from an individual located in a suburb of Toronto, Canada and had it shipped to Arizona. My crew and I, who are all from the Phoenix area, spent a year doing a complete frame-up restoration which resulted in a steady trophy winner both for me and now, for Ed.

I spoke with Ed today who apologized for the inaccuracy saying that he had given my name to Mr. Forys as the person who restored the truck. Mr. Forys never contacted me. I would have asked that he at least write that the restoration was performed by the previous owner, a local Club member, without mentioning my name. Doing just that would have made all the time, effort and money spent on it even more worthwhile.

The pictures show what the F-8 looked like the day I received it and, secondly, the results of my restoration of it. I was sorry to have to sell it!
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