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Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Sean Butler » Thu May 06, 2021 6:13 pm

We're Baaaaack...

Below is a link to a page of a flyer I made up to bring to local swap meets in the Southern California area, about 6 months before the whole Covid thing hit. Little interest was shown and, well, we all know what's happened since then. Couple it all with a dire family crisis I have had to deal with and I am now back at that same starting point. Please read at your pleasure and see if you may be able to help to pass the torch on.


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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Model T Matt » Thu May 06, 2021 10:52 pm

Matt Madison here there is a program up here in Brooks Oregon at the Northwest Vintage Car and Motorcycle Museum that teaches kids to build Model T speedsters -The speedster program- you might reach out to them ? could work a way to move it up the coast ?

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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by George House » Fri May 07, 2021 4:31 pm

Teach kids how to build speedsters ?
Why ?..Henry never built speedsters and there’s plenty of Model T bodies out there. Heck, I built a hot rod at age 14 - Chrysler hemi, fiberglass T bucket and J C Whitney frame. Nothin to it.
Sorry I saddled you with that nice roadster body and turtledeck Sean. You’ll find the right gaggle of kids who want to learn Model T engineering
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Post by FreighTer Jim » Fri May 07, 2021 4:47 pm

Model T Matt wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 10:52 pm
Matt Madison here there is a program up here in Brooks Oregon at the Northwest Vintage Car and Motorcycle Museum that teaches kids to build Model T speedsters -The speedster program- you might reach out to them ? could work a way to move it up the coast ?
Matt 👋

Anything you do to teach the younger generation
to appreciate The Model T is 💯 % OK in my book 📚

Count me in to move this at NC when I have
availability along that route.

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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Model T Matt » Fri May 07, 2021 6:42 pm

check out what they teach - they built speedsters because no one was nice enough to bring a body - they teach the kids the mechanics and upholstery working with a large group of Model T owners


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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by SurfCityGene » Sun May 09, 2021 4:02 pm

This is a super program that I hope someone can take advantage of!!
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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Sean Butler » Wed May 12, 2021 12:36 pm

George: Please don’t apologize for being generous. I just wish I had spun the crank on the project a few years earlier when it first came to mind.

Matt: Do you think If I contacted the museum, explained what I have, and asked that instead of a speedster they restore as a factory runabout they would be interested? And George, if they were to agree, would you be okay with this. I don't think any of us wants to see anything treacherous happen to a nice original body and keeping the project together would be a plus.

I would also ask whoever takes the project on to post updates here on the forum as there was a lot of interest a few years back when we were trying to make this happen. Other posts along this line such as Hank Lee’s “T-Tutoring” of those two young fellas a while back seem to have been of interest to all.
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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by George House » Wed May 12, 2021 4:11 pm

Sure !! I even have a friend up in Spokane that’ll come up with needed parts.
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Post by SurfCityGene » Thu May 13, 2021 12:31 am

I bet we can get room in trailers that will be going up to Spokane for the National tour. I know I'll have a bit of room in mine?

Sean, Let me know if I can help organize part of it down here. The tour will be coming up pretty quick.
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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Model T Matt » Thu May 13, 2021 12:51 am

I will get you numbers of the folks that work with the kids and also will help with finding parts needed if this can be put together by everyone that wants to make it happen

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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Sean Butler » Thu May 13, 2021 10:41 am

Matt: If you're able to get email addresses, that would be great. Then I can attach pictures and web links.
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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Model T Matt » Thu May 13, 2021 11:20 pm

talked to Don Blain who is in Charge of the Program says he will give you a call- He Can be reached at 503-871-8696 if you miss his call- refered him to your story you have posted to look over.

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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Sean Butler » Mon May 17, 2021 11:23 pm

So it looks like we have a taker and Black Jack will live to ride another day! I spoke with Don Blain this weekend and he and his group are very interested in taking the project on for their students at The Northwest Vintage Car and Motorcycle Museum and completing it as an authentic runabout. We now have to figure out getting the project from Southern California up to Oregon. My Malibu isn’t quite up to the task...
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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Model T Matt » Tue May 18, 2021 10:17 pm

Give Freighter Jim a call-


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Post by SurfCityGene » Wed May 19, 2021 12:06 am

Sean, I sent you a text. I will have some room in my trailer going to Spokane for the National tour. Give me holler and we'll find out how many others from here are going.

You might want to start another thread for a heads up to others in the SoCal area that might be going as well?
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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Sean Butler » Mon May 31, 2021 1:13 pm

I really need to move this out so a plan is now in place. Tomorrow, I will be renting a UHaul and loading the project in. Wednesday morning I’ll head north to Oregon. Sometime on Thursday I should be pulling into the Northwest Vintage Car and Motorcycle Museum and meeting Don Blain so we can Pay It Forward!
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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Sean Butler » Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:33 am

Project has been delivered. I was met by Don and several students who were courteous and helpful with unloading everything. This appears to be a great destination for Black Jack. I regret I didn't take any pics while we were unloading but I was pretty bushed after 25 straight hours in the U-Haul (except refueling stops). Sleeping across the seats at the rest stop at the base of Mt. Shasta was a bit fitful. :)

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A Sincere Thank You To:
George House
Matt Madison
Kim Dobbins, Don Skille, & Frank
Gene Carrothers
Ross Lilleker
Dennis Seth
Don Blain
And everyone here on the forum who supported us through offers, suggestions, encouragement, and insight.

I apologize if I left anyone out.
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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Model T Matt » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:45 am

GLAD YOU MADE THE TRIP SAFELY THE GROUP AT THE MUSEUM WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF JACK- WILL HAVE TO GO AND CHECK THE PROJECT OUT THANKS TO YOU AND ALL THE PAST STUDENTS THAT WORK ON JACK OVER THE YEARS


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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by SurfCityGene » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:06 pm

Sean, Glad you were able to get Jack to it's new home! I hope we will be seeing more pictures as the journey continues?
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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by Sean Butler » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:42 pm

Thanks, Gene. I, too, would like to see how the project progresses. I know the program starts back up in the Fall when school begins again. I'm not sure how familiar they are with The Forum but I will mention again how we would all take interest in what they're doing. When friends come to visit up here in Washington it'll be someplace we can go for a visit. Also, maybe when Matt pays them a visit he can make some postings?
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Re: Still Looking to Pay It Forward

Post by George House » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:33 pm

Good job Sean ! You’ve really overextended to continue your excellent idea of passing the torch to some young uns.
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