« Last post by mikemon22 on March 10, 2014, 09:09:03 AM »
Thank you Fid and Corsairdeluxe. The information was very informative and greatly appreciated. I have learned over the years to take my time, do my research, and not let my emotions control my actions. This is my third time to join KFOCI and having this forum will be invaluable. The last time I was a member, all there was for communication was the paper bulletin. I will certainly seek everyone's comments for any car I consider as there are many members with much more knowledge than I'll ever acquire. What I left out of my original post was that in 1980, just before my retirement from the Air Force, I acquired two Henry J's in fairly rough condition. One was a driver and the other strictly sheet metal parts. Also, someone had given me extra some extra sheet metal. All of this was stored in and around my house. I was single then and having fun driving the Henry J. In 1984 I remarried. My wife was adamant that she did not want all of that junk sitting around the house and promised that if I got rid of it, I could buy a fully restored Henry J at some time in the future. I sold everything except for a couple of pieces of chrome which are displayed on the wall of my small workshop. In 2005 I found a beautiful, fully restored, 1951 Henry J without a trunk lid. When I mentioned buying it (we could afford it), I was met with all kinds of grief as to why we did not need to spend the money for the car. I gave in and have regretted it ever since, even though it did not have a truck lid. Well, in January of this year we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and look forward to many more. Much has change and I would really like to help my wife keep her original promise (and make me a happy camper). As to condition, I would like to have a correctly restored or original Henry J. Later, I think I would enjoy a professionally built gasser. I don't think I could bring myself to ever destroy an original, but if someone else has already done so, I could enjoy the fruits of their labor. Thanks to all who may have a part in fulfilling my dream.