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Projects 36 Ford barn find. Need to get mercury flathead running. Just bought it last week

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 36 Penny Coupe, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. 36 Penny Coupe
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
    Posts: 169

    36 Penny Coupe
    from VA

  2. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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  3. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,080

    from Wa.St.

    Wow is rite, what kind of person would paint a '36 that color?
  4. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Nice! Looks like a hot rodded '36 for a change. What are your plans?
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  5. Arominus
    Joined: Feb 2, 2011
    Posts: 379


    That's a hell of a find, it already has the merc in it? How long has it been sitting?
  6. mrquickwhip
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 465


    What a find. What's the back story?
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  7. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,225


  8. VTjunk
    Joined: Jul 5, 2013
    Posts: 286


    Wow! Nice find! Not keen on the color, but maybe it'll look better cleaned up and out in the sun light.

    So what's the story?
  9. tennesseecouchpotato
    Joined: Dec 9, 2010
    Posts: 195


    Do you know if that coupe was ever painted dark green?
  10. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,068

    from nor cal

    Awww hell , all the tires are flat.
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  11. They're only flat on the bottom.

    Got any more info or photos? What's the story?
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  12. NICE FIND!!!! Bruce.
  13. Watching this as progress is made.:)
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  14. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,578


    Wow, that's a hell of a start to a cool hotrod! What are the plans for it? Good luck.
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  15. RICK R 44
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 455

    RICK R 44

    Lots of barns around here, but nothing like that in any of them. Who cares what color someone painted it!!!!
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  16. Nice find, Congrats!
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  17. khead47
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,612


    How Ya gonna wash it ?
  18. Awesome score indeed. I see by your avatar that it has been cleaned up. Pulled this pic from your intro thread.

    Do you have other photos, underhood? interior?
    Were the bumpers/running boards with it too?
  19. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,758

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    Good for you! More photos please.
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  20. lewk
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
    Posts: 754

    from Mt

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  21. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,330


    Wow. The 1936 Ford-the car than can do it all. Hot rod, custom, or anything in between. Great find.
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  22. 45_70Sharps
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 331


    Amazing find.
    That would be my new daily driver!
    The color isn't my favorite either, but it's not bad. At least it's not the blue, yellow or black that 90 percent of the cars like this would be. Besides, the paint is part of the story!

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  23. He's a one hit wonder!!!
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  24. hotrodyankee
    Joined: Jun 27, 2016
    Posts: 304


    Nice find! We need more pics.
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  25. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,359

    from Mayberry

  26. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
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    Barn Find
    from Missouri

    Pretty! Here's blowing the dust off and keeping it off.
  27. 36 Penny Coupe
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
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    36 Penny Coupe
    from VA

    Thanks so much for the compliments. Honestly I just can't get over how solid this car is. Very little rust and no filler. I have been hoping to buy this Car since first seeing it five years ago. It has been sitting since 1978. Kept in dry storage in a garage. It's spent most of it's life beside a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible that was sold shortly after the owner passed away in 2013. I went with a friend of mine to look at a 36 Ford pick up that he eventually bought and first saw this coupe. After falling on some hard financial times The man's son agreed to sell the car to me last week. I have been into hot rods all my life. My dad and I have a 32 Ford real coupe and I really didn't need another project at this time But who could pass this up.! This car is a Time Machine. the interior as you can see in the photos is from early 60's and I have absolutely no plans to change it, other than just cleaning it up. It has an awesome steering wheel that I think might be 1957 Ford (my Dad remembered this because he learned to drive on a 57 ford) maybe someone out there could tell more by the pictures. The brake pedal and master cylinders as well as the power brake booster appear to be from the same donor car. My father looked up the numbers on the intake and said that it is from 1952 - 1953 mercury flathead. It has a single carburetor, and a generator. I am currently trying to figure out if it is a six or 12 V system. anyone out there with info about some of the items in the photo please reply. I am still investigating the car for what it is. I really love the Rumble seat. Not sure about the spare tire on the back. that might be leaving? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]My plans right now or to just get it running. But I would eventually like to paint satin black get a new master cylinder and brake system, and Lower it.
  28. 36 Penny Coupe
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
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    36 Penny Coupe
    from VA

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  29. 36 Penny Coupe
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
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    36 Penny Coupe
    from VA

    I would also like info in the 3 speed trans. It shifts great but is it ford or maybe merc ??

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