DEAR SUN SPOTS: My son is restoring a 1924 Ford Model T and is looking for parts including four 21-inch split rims that fit Fort Model T wooden wheels, body panels, a cowling, doors, a hood, a reel axle and brake parts. He is also looking for any other parts that anyone is willing to sell him for a reasonable price.

He has already restored a 1929 Model A Ford pickup and is now looking to restore the Model T. He is just 22 and I’m hoping some people will help this young man accomplish his goal to build this. Our contact number is 743-5077. — Penny, Oxford

ANSWER: I’m sure you’re proud of your son’s accomplishment and the fact that he is working on such a fun project. It would be great to find what your son needs locally, but if he can’t, try looking at eBay and other online sites such as Lang’s Old Car Parts at modelt.com or Eckler’s at https://www.ecklers.com/history/ford_model_t. By visiting these sites, your son could at least get an idea of what these parts are going for on the market.

Please keep us posted on how this all goes, and good luck!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m in desperate need of help getting a book published on Lulu.com.  My PDF’s are ready, but I can’t figure out the templates. Would any Sun Spots readers be able to walk me through the process? I can be reached at 783-9358. — Jan, no town

ANSWER: Your request is now out in Sun Spots Land. I hope just the right person comes your way.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: When people write into your column about good Samaritans and how helpful they are, it makes me smile and gives me such a good feeling. Well, it happened to my husband and me. We have a favorite restaurant and went there to celebrate Father’s Day on a day other than the Sunday because my husband had to work.

We were almost done with our meal when the young lady who had seated us came by to ask how everything was. Of course, we said everything was good as usual. She saw that our tab was on the table and asked if she could take it. I said no, but she said “Please. Someone here wants to pay your tab.” I was shocked and just looked at my husband as she picked up the bill.

As we were leaving, I asked the young lady to tell me who did this for us. She pointed to a man and his companion in a booth. My husband and I went over to them and thanked them for their kindness. We also promised to pay it forward.

Seeing the letters in your column about good Samaritans warms my heart and reaffirms my hope for the future. Thank you for sharing these with everyone. — No name, no town

ANSWER: Your letter brought tears of happiness to my eyes. It is always my pleasure to share these feel-good letters that spread hope and kindness throughout Sun Spots Land and beyond. When I get a letter like this, I am always inspired to be generous and to be more aware of others when I’m out and about. Keep those letters coming, dear readers!

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