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Projects Barn Find! - 1949 Ford with 129,000 miles! (edit) :-)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tuck, May 13, 2014.

  1. GeezersP15
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    GeezersP15
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    from N.E. PA

    Congratulations...great find
     
  2. Buddy Palumbo
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    Awesome score ... I'm certainly jealous !
     
  3. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

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    update: we pulled her out of the barn today... Loaded her up and brought her home!

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  4. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

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    Brought it to the local car wash and pressure washed the 40 years of dust off- it was like mud...


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  5. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

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    Then I went to town on it... Started to buff the paint- which is pretty thin- and most of the high level paint is paint/primer showing through which made Danielle comment that it looked like fake patina-


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  6. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

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    I have a couple sets of 49 ford 16" rims- this set with chrome sides and new firestones-

    I'm nowhere near done cleaning it up but it's looking pretty good!

    It runs awesome! I posted a vid on my IG-

    Needs a fuel pump and I need to rip into the brakes-

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  7. Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

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    One turn signal is burnt out- and I need to fix the wire in the pass spot- otherwise so far everything works!


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  8. KRB52
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    Nice find. Any time I go in a barn, all I find is what the animals left behind...and some hay.
     
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  9. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    Pic of the pArts car- picking this up another day- after Memorial Day-

    There was plenty of hay... Just no animals...

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  10. LordoftheDance
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    Excellent find, Tuck!

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  11. skoh73
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    Holy macaroons! You must be doing something right. Fantastic score!
     
  12. KFC
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    More pictures please!
     
  13. Chrisbcritter
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    Second that - rear angle and inside the trunk shots pleeeeze! Bet it has the original spare...
     
  14. Great car! Nice score on this one! I These are great little cars.
     
  15. harleyddad
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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    Love the car, wish mine had some of those options.
     
  16. fat141
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    Pics look better when you hold your camera straight.
    Good score anyway
    Rod
     
  17. alpo
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    1. 34 Fords
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    Very nice find. Post some pics of the motor.
     
  18. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    I'm pretty sure from the visual signs of wear its just a very well cared for 129k car- (-: cleaning it up really shows it has a history- hoods been swapped at one point- some mild abrasions and repairs- but overall clean!

    I'm totally in love with it-

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    I'll get some more pics of the back and trunk etc- the spare was on the car- there were 3 matching tires- but 5 rims all together-

    I worked on it pretty much non stop since it arrived.

    I swapped the fuel pump, bat, cables,
    fixed the brakes-
    DROVE IT TO TOWN!
    and filled it up with fresh gas after I drained out a tank of varnish-
    it runs AWESOME.

    I'm going to drive it to work tomorrow- hasn't been on the road since 77... thats pretty much my entire life time...


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  19. Stoked for you guys, great car, great buy, and hopefully a new lease of life for both the car and your old spinner aspirations.
    Cheers,

    Drewfus
     
  20. Man Those Options!! Sunvisor, Spotlights, Skirts!! Are those Appleton's? My first car was a '50 2dr sadan and the second was a '49, man I would have loved for either car to have come with those goodies already on.
    Thats the main reason why I bought my current '51. I just want to do to this one what I could not afforded and wanted to do back in 1960.
    The added wide whites and the caps really did her good.
    If I send you a mason jar full of moonshine, could you bottle up that interior smell and send the empty back to me so I could breath some of that great old smell!!
    I will be watching for more updates.
     
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  21. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    @Drewfus thanks man- feels good to have another shoe I can drive... speaking of which... I was going to drive it to work today but It decided it wanted to stay home. Stranded me- haha. I don't know how many time this type of thing would happen to me when I was 16 years old- made me smile big! It was running so good- but something must have clogged up the fuel delivery somewhere...

    When we got home I popped the clutch down the drive and she fired up and acted like I was the one with the problem... time to drop the tank and back flush the lines...
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  22. Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    @ol-skool-51 - that old car smell rules! We were talking about it last night- the seventies cars had a different smell... all that vinyl- fifties cars smell better- maybe its the mohair...
     
  23. MAD 034
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    from Washington

    Looks pretty damn straight in your pics!
     
  24. janbuick
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    thay is a great looking survivor


    jan
     
  25. edwardlloyd
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    from Germany

    Well if that car was so easy to re-commission, maybe the parts car has a chance?
     
  26. Did you get the fuel issue sorted out?
     
  27. dan c
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    that looks like what one publication calls a "driveable dream." does the overdrive still work?
     
  28. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
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    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    @Dan_C Overdrive has some rewiring I need to do- otherwise its legit.

    @Flowmeister I just need to drop the tank- I'm going to do it this weekend- I might replace all the fuel line up to the pump having some issues with the fuel draining back into the tank- can't remember if there is a check valve. If not I'll add one.

    @edwardlloyd that parts car is going to good use! I'm taking the flathead out and putting it in my jalopy racer 34 ford so I can whip donuts in the field :) and the rest of it is going to save my 50 ford business coupe that got rear ended.
     
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  29. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Fixed the overdrive!
    Fixed the brakes!
    Fixed the slight miss it had at idle! New plugs wires etc- ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1407797090.993652.jpg
    New gas tank on the way- flushed this one with a chain and pressure washer-

    Spotted in the roof/trunk with some fresh black paint-

    Planning on driving it to the hamb drags this weekend!

    Put a seatbelt in for the car seat- went for a picnic in Wisconsin and a swap/show in north St. Paul yesterday- ran out flawlessly- (-;

    Maple didn't seem to notice- floats down the road! (-:

    I love this car!

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  30. scrap metal 48
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    Nice story and very cool Ford.. Enjoy it...
     

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