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Grandson Restore's 40-Year-Old Family Car. His Grandfather's Emotional Reaction Was Worth the Effort

The grandson surprises his grandpa by getting his family's keepsake, a pickup truck back to optimal conditions, with help from his father.
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Cover Image Source: YouTube/Blake Kincheloe
Cover Image Source: YouTube/Blake Kincheloe

From houses to cars and watches, all families have certain things that they hold on to as a legacy that is passed down generations. For the Kincheloes, it was their 1954 red pickup which Richard Kincheloe’s mother had bought for 50 dollars, and a hog. It has been four long decades since then, but the vehicle has been in the family even though it had stopped working a while back. One day, Richard's grandson Blake decided to surprise his grandfather by getting the truck up and running again. Initially, the plan was to get some preliminary repairs done, but after taking it to the mechanic, Blake and his father decided to restore it. They later captured Richard's emotional reaction to the pickup's makeover in a video that left social media users in awe.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Brett Sayles
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Brett Sayles

The video begins with Blake and his father on their way to bring back their "1954 International Pickup," and it was evident from the video that no change had been made to its appearance since the family did not want the vehicle to lose its essence. They also gave a shout-out to "C&J's Classic & Muscle Cars" who made the whole thing possible.  Blake's father even said, "If anybody needs some work done I promise this is the best place to come." They had taken care of equipment such as "signal lights," "brakes," "bumper," "bumpers,"  and many more to get the pickup running again. The car was then put to the test, and it passed with flying colors.



 

After that, Blake brought the car back to the family home and the plan was "to clean it out, vacuum whatever we got to vacuum in there and then we're going to be on our way." After cleaning it up properly, and performing all the required tests, Blake took the car to his Grandpa for the big surprise. The car meant a lot to Richard as it supported him through the best and worst of times. Other members of the family were in on it and brought Richard to the spot. The moment he laid his eyes on the pickup, he couldn't contain himself and said, "I'll be damned." It was clear from the expressions that the whole thing was emotional for him to witness. He was dumbfounded at how all of them managed to get the restoration done and all he could utter was, "That's crazy." Seeing his companion of so many years, alive and well in front of him was a surprise he will forever hold close to his heart.

Image Source: YouTube/@jayharper2252
Image Source: YouTube/@jayharper2252
Image Source: YouTube/@massboy11
Image Source: YouTube/@massboy11

Users in the comment section adored the joy on his face, and @theSword- wrote that this gesture meant that the children were raised right, "When your kids do stuff like this, it's your proof that you raised them right. They honor and respect their elders enough to do these things with their own time and money." @warbirdlover2766 found the entire thing wholesome and commented, "This is awesome!!! What a beautiful thing to do. Preserving family history while you're all still here to enjoy it! Hopefully, you guys have some fun doing some cruise-ins and shows together."

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