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Bought a 34 5 window at estate auction

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by milner3268, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    I was the high bidder on this cool 34 at a local flat head, but all around rare ford performance guru's estate auction.Its a Florida car steel body,hood,and deck lid,glass fenders + boards.Its un chopped with a filled roof[which I will change]un filled cowl vent ,opening windshield ,mostly orig floors,and all I can see is 2 SMALL patches on each lower quarter at the reveal.Doors open and shut unbelievably .Super nice chassis,4 link rear ,9",orig x member ,I does have a mustang II ft that Im not crazy about but it is nicely done and steers great.[I plan to put an axle under it down the road.As for the drivetrain its a fresh 350/350,W/air. chrome is nice body is nicer.Im going to tear it down this winter for repaint ,un fill the roof and a fresh interior.Heres some pics the day I brought it home and a few after a MINOR cleaning ,removing the ft bumper,and adding my old chrome reverse.Hope you like as I Sure Do.

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  2. 32ford5
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,100

    from Australia

  3. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,507


    very nice - thanks for showing us.

  4. B Bay Barn
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 453

    B Bay Barn

    If you are running out of garage space I'll take the '55 off your hands. Heck, throw the Pan into the deal!!!! I'm not fussy. :)
  5. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    Ha Ha ,not out of space yet but the shoebox ford is the only one Im least attached to
  6. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,674


    Very nice man, love full fended cars.
  7. Shaun1162
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 865


    Wow, looks like a sharp '34! But it sound like you're going to make it even better!
  8. Texas57
    Joined: Oct 21, 2012
    Posts: 3,397

    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

    Great looking car. When you said you were going to change the filled-in, but unchopped roof, I thought, oh shit. Glad to hear your only opening it back up. It's got a great roof line.
  9. I'd leave the mustang II stuff in there if it's working right. You could powder coat the A arms black if you wanted to make them less visible or something but on a fendered car, who cares.

    That car is too nice to fix what ain't broken.

    Good score!
  10. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,200


    Great buy! Pays to be in the right place at the right time!
  11. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,091

    from Oregon

    Wow! My favorite model and year!
  12. looks good. i'm not a big fan of mustang II either , but if it is done right i'd leave it in. maybe add some 2" dropped spindles to get it down in front

    i'd also get rid of those painted running boards and put on some rubber covered ones
  13. alpo
    Joined: May 7, 2011
    Posts: 692

    1. 34 Fords
    2. Mississippi Hambers

  14. Yeah, who doesn't like a 33-34, 5 window? Congrats.
  15. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    Im actually leaving for syracuse nats in a few hours and I am picking up some dropped spindles hoping for a show special HAHAHAHA!!!
  16. hotrodderhaag
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,129


    nice buy! damn nice car
  17. Great find and I agree on 36-3window's comment (not my favorite as well) on leaving it as is if it's done right .... thunderbirdesq (sp?) is pretty close to you and has a 34 now for some pointers ....
  18. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    Tough to beat a '34!
  19. Good on you man!
  20. Awesome! Beings it was at an auction, did you get it for a good deal?
  21. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    Well I DIDNT go there to buy a car but when the bidding was stuck at 17000 I jumped in and started bidding .
  22. BigAl1961
    Joined: Dec 22, 2010
    Posts: 116


  23. lomofo1949
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 125

    from Georgia

    Wow now thats a good buy,Congrats!

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  24. Congrats! Who doesn't love a '34 5-window, especially one with it's "original" body features? Another vote for putting the insert back in the top. Keep us advised of your progress.

  25. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    That's awesome!!!!! Congrats!!! Gotta love them Model 40 5 windows.
  26. Fedcospeed
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 2,011


    He got those spindles,i watched him pay for em.The vendor was the only one there with a set.
  27. clubcoupe37
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 504


    awesome find! love those '34s
  28. bluesman
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 315

    from spring tx

    Model 40 can't go wrong!!!!
  29. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    Got back from Syracuse yesterday afternoon got everything unloaded ,snapped a beer went in the shop and installed the spindals and spyder caps Ill post pics later as the drivers side lower ball joint was bad.Ill grab one today the put it in then on the ground with pics . And THANKS for all the good comments

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