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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ADVANCE1, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. ADVANCE1
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    ADVANCE1
    Member
    from Ohio

    We read story's of people finding cars stored away for decades wishing it could happen to us, but really what are the chances. I have injoyed reading on this site and in magazines all the story's of others finds and never thought it would happen to me, Well it has happened to me. I had been looking to buy a house and a friend told me about an old farmhouse with 7 acres so my wife and I made time to go see the place and while finally working out a deal (took 3 months of waiting because another buyer was ahead of us) for the place we started talking about what we do for a living and what we do as hobbies then we got on the subject of cars and the owner proceded to tell me they had a old car in a building on the property. So he takes me out to look at this car and I could not believe my eyes covered up with a heavy army tarp was a 1957 ford convertable with a panel paint job and a 390 ci 4 spd and 427 parts installed on the engine. So here are the only pics I took of it so far and come spring time I will have an unvailing with friends and totally uncover this great find, more later.
     

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  2. Perrorojo
    Joined: Feb 25, 2011
    Posts: 357

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    Let me be the first to say.. You suck. ;)

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  3. teejay99
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
    Posts: 356

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    Wow ... a 57 Ford would sure get my interest up . Looks like it's a doable project . Gawd those lace paint jobs were ugly ....then and now !

    T
     
  4. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,355

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    Awesome story. It's cool the car came with the farm.
     

  5. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

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    from South Indy

    So......the car is yours now? came with the house? All my houses only came with stupid swing sets that I had to cut up and haul away.:)
     
  6. Race City Rodz
    Joined: Nov 29, 2010
    Posts: 466

    Race City Rodz
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    Awesome! Looking forward to seeing the pictures out of the barn.
     
  7. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665

    lawman
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    Nice find. Somebody was smoking something when that was painted !!!! LOL
     
  8. Can't way to see how this plays out!!!
     
  9. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    I bet the owner watched Easy Rider more than a few times. :D Is it a convertible ? In that one picture it looks like a hardtop, but maybe the top is blue ?

    Don
     
  10. I'm thinkin retractable hardtop.... neat car but the paint would not stay.....TJ is right! Ugly then ugly now....
     
  11. uncle buck
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,615

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    yes, a convertible

    " I could not believe my eyes covered up with a heavy army tarp was a 1957 ford convertable with a panel paint job and a 390 ci 4 spd and 427 parts installed on the engine. "
     
  12. It's a retractable hard top
     
  13. Lucky Mike
    Joined: Dec 30, 2012
    Posts: 94

    Lucky Mike
    Member

    This is an awesome find. I love the wheels! Congrats!
     
  14. ADVANCE1
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    ADVANCE1
    Member
    from Ohio

    The paint may look cheesy but theres no way its going to be changed by me, how often do you see an original paint job like this, way to cool. TOMMYD, lol I also got one of those too (swing set). I told the owner I would not buy the house if I did not get the car, so we agreed on a price for the car you - ready for this, I paid his 2012 property taxes $702.36 man am I blessed. Yes its a convertible and yes the top is blue.
     
  15. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
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    looking at the photos, mainly the windshield one, it does not look like a hard top to me, soft top.

    Cool car
     
  16. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 1,095

    mastergun1980
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    from Alva OK

    I may be a dork, But I think the paint is bad ass.
     
  17. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    So it is a retractable hardtop ? While I am normally a fan of retaining the original paint jobs and patina, in this case I think I would make an exception. :D

    Don
     
  18. ADVANCE1
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    ADVANCE1
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    from Ohio

    NO its a convertible with a blue top
     
  19. Itchy-Pit
    Joined: May 7, 2008
    Posts: 484

    Itchy-Pit
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    It would seem the car gods think you're living right! Congrats.
     
  20. A 57 owned by a patriot! now that would be fun to get running and tear up the streets, or take to drag strip nostalgia days!
     
  21. i love it and wouldnt paint over it for the world

    i sure hope you got a title with it ...if you didnt its just a parts car or a race car (no street use) in ohio very very cool find i want to see it out in the sun all washed and cleaned

    good job
     
  22. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57
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    Didn't you say the guy and his brother street raced it back in the 70's?
     
  23. it is a convertable not a retractable you can see in the pic of the sideglass/door its ashame about the section of missing lace on the quarter youd NEVER be able to match that again
     
  24. this is fucking awesome, absolutely the best part of the paint job.
     

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  25. ADVANCE1
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
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    ADVANCE1
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    from Ohio

    Yep title in my name already
     
  26. Ester Eddie
    Joined: Feb 26, 2012
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    Ester Eddie
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    from Alaska

    Can't wait to see more pictures of this.looks Awesome so far.
     
  27. if it were me id would have to do something with the word stud i couldnt get over that
     
  28. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1
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    It's yours now but if it were mine I'd just clean it up the best I could and enjoy it. This is part of history.
    By the way is that a retractable hardtop?:confused:
    All I ever got in a garage was used lumber and some old parking meters.
    Like a dumb ass I scrapped the parking meters.
     
  29. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57
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    That thing might not look so bad after a good cleaning, I guess we'll have to wait until spring!
     
  30. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,328

    Okie Pete
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I would drive it as is. Get the brakes and engine in shape. Save the paint . It is only Old Kool paint once not that fake patina crap some guys try to pass off.
     

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