Grandpa Wipes Away Tears When Grandson Restores Beloved 1954 Truck To Working Order

A grandpa fought back tears of joy when his grandson surprised him by restoring his beloved 1954 pickup truck, which had not been in working order for decades. Richard Kincheloe, from Lebanon, Missouri, initially purchased the 1954 International Harvester pickup with his mother for $50 and a hog when Richard was just 15. For more than 45 years, the truck, nicknamed Cannonball, remained on Richard's land – and one day, it even caught the eye of his grandson, Blake Kincheloe, 20. When Blake was about three or four years old, Richard, 68, took him to see Cannonball, which resulted in Blake pointing at the vehicle and saying, "That's my truck." Richard agreed with his grandson, saying, "Okay, that's your truck," but Cannonball sat on the farm for years, not in a drivable condition. When Blake was old enough to start working and save a little money, he took Cannonball from the farm hoping to add new brakes to the vehicle. Over time, however, Blake's plans changed, and he decided to restore the truck to working order. Richard had no idea the truck was gone, and for months, Blake worked on Cannonball with the help of a local company, C&J’s Classic and Muscle Cars. Then, on December 9, it was time for the big surprise, with Blake driving the truck down the road to his family's home, where Richard was standing outside. Richard proclaimed, "I never thought I'd live to see this," before fighting back tears as his grandson showed him around the working vehicle.
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Location: Lebanon, Missouri, USA
  • Date Acquired12-18-2023
  • Date Filmed12-09-2024
  • OrientationHorizontal
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Grandpa Wipes Away Tears When Grandson Restores Beloved 1954 Truck To Working Order

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