This past week we had a bit of a tragedy in the yard. A storm brought down a large pine which grazed the 1963 Ford/ALF. It was a freak thing; 2 feet one way would have been a complete miss, 2 feet the other would have crushed the cab.

The body isn't totalled, but it needs serious repair. I won't show it here as it's heartbreaking. It needed some serious work beforehand. We mourned, and then we began to think of options and possibilities.

The chassis is still in good shape. Flatbed? Mobile hot tub? The ultimate tailgating machine? Hay truck? Then Mrs. Mack505 found this:


I want one!