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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
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    36 Penny Coupe
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    I found the bumper and the running boards buried in the barn. ! I put them on last weekend. Fender bolts were run back on the bumper. This guy obviously loved this coupe before he passed away


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  2. 36 Penny Coupe
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    I know !! It's like purple maroon Whatever. Lol.


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  3. 36 Penny Coupe
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    This burgundy purple is the top coat but I can see blue red and black but no green


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  4. 36 Penny Coupe
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    Since '78. Check my thread for the story.


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  5. 36 Penny Coupe
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    Thanks for the comments. Check my thread for the story


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  6. 36 Penny Coupe
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    Believe it or not. My wife washed it three times with simple green !!! Lol


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  7. 36 Penny Coupe
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    Believe it or not. My wife washed it three times with simple green !!! Lol


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  8. 36 Penny Coupe
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    Thanks so much check my thread for info and story.


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  9. 36 Penny Coupe
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    Thanks so much. Your car is very cool. Love the stance. Plz check my thread for pics.


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  10. 36 Penny Coupe
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    Thanks !! Check my thread for the story and more pics.


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  11. 36 Penny Coupe
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    Thanks! I put more pics on my thread.


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  12. 36 Penny Coupe
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    Lol. Yes. Bias ply tires at that !! I put a new. ( not used ) set on the old rims so I could roll it around I plan to drive it !!


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  13. 36 Penny Coupe
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    Thank you !!


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  14. waxhead
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    Sweet 36.
     
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  15. NashRodMan
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    Man that paint cleaned up real well. I wouldn't touch it one bit!!! Truly happy for you!!!
     
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  16. Maybe it's just me but, I would leave that paint alone for a while and concentrate on getting the car safe and driveable. It looks a lot better now that the wife cleaned it up.
     
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  17. I just want to find a barn find be for I kick off!!! Nice find and good luck with it.. I like it..
     
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  18. Perhaps Bud Crayne would, Haha. Cool '36. Good luck with it!
     
  19. lodaddyo
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    Nice find! I wouldnt touch the paint. Lower it a bit. Throw some white walls and cool wheel covers on it and roll it
     
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  20. B Bay Barn
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    I agree with you 36 Penny, the spare tire should disappear. That was my thought before I caught your comment.
     
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  21. Hamtown Al
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    Original transmissions had the vin number stamped at top of the trans bellhousing for a number of years.
    You might check the top of your trans for a number that you/your Dad could cross check for a year of manufacture and maybe whether Ford or Merc.
    Great find.
    Good luck!
    Al
     
  22. Listen to what Al says. He's the '36 Ford guru around here.;)
     
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  23. xpletiv
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    Heh, I think the spare in the back is a nice detail.
    More importantly, it's different.
    Damn Lemmings.

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  24. sololobo
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    holy von smolly, what a cool rig, love where you are headed with this sweet car. Best wishes on driving this baby with a wide smile!!
     
  25. gordspeed
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    Great find 36 Penny Coupe!
    In Post 28 & 30, I see only 2 pedals but what appears to be a Manual Transmission (??) Am I missing something? Good luck with the project! Looks like a Great start!!
     
  26. gordspeed
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    OOPS! I spotted the third pedal after further investigation! Sorry!...
     
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  27. sloppy jalopies
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    Don't think Mercury made top shifters for the 8BA- 8CM engines... An American Ford truck was floor shift and open driveshaft from ['41-'42] to '48...
    Canadian Mercury trucks ?
    Closed driveshaft stick Fords from '32 to '48 car...
    Mercury started in 1939 so there may be some Mercury closed sticks out there...?
     
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  28. Wow, great find. I gotta love that flathead, too.
     
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  29. 36 Penny Coupe
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    I couldn't agree more. Thanks for the kind words.


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  30. indyjps
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    That's a great car. Consider leaving as is getting it running, driving and safe, disassemble enough to clean it (interior).

    It's a cool old build, enjoy it for a while before making major changes. Please don't paint it flat black.
     

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