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Old 08-01-2019, 07:15 AM
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Default 1940 Ford Jalopy rebuild

I picked this up from a craigslist ad a couple of months ago, I thought you guys might like it...was going to try and put it back on the road but it is pretty rough old heap...want to put it back to the way it was when it raced...

from the craigslist ad...

as it arrived at my place....

I started looking at it and accessing exactly what I had and I did not have much....so for the last 2 months, I have been tearing it apart and repairing all the crunchy parts...

After the first weekend, it looked like this...so we are now fixing all the rot and rust...have a fellow who after the racing season is going to try and replicate the old hodge-podge roll cage in it...

I was going to street drive it but now I am thinking of getting so it runs and drives and the let someone else enjoy it...
I have always wanted one of these...one less thing to do for the bucket list now...
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:26 AM
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more pics

standard issue beer keg

standard issue truck rear end

standard issue jacking bolts

standard issue door chain

I think the guy felt bad for me so he through in fenders for it...pretty rough but so it the whole car...

down to the bones...sorta...

down a little farther here...
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:32 AM
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Many here have started with less. Looks like a fun project. It can only get better.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:27 AM
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Very cool start!!! That cage is scary!!
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:02 AM
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Sure like it. Bring'n that beast back to life. Awesome.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:16 AM
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Very cool start!!! That cage is scary!!
That's the way they were back in the day.
No one had tubing benders and they used what they had
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:24 AM
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What a great project!
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:18 PM
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:26 PM
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I like the gantry you have to pull the body off. Looks like it could lift a Mack Truck.

Funny how cars could pass tech back then with things like chained together parts. Cool car, though.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:49 PM
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My kind of project, where you can be messing around and knock something off and it's an improvement....
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