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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ralph Moore, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Ralph Moore
    Joined: May 1, 2007
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    Got a line on this from a friend, got lucky and was able to pick it up. I have always loved the styling of the 35 Ford. It's a dream come true.
    Old hot rod, last titled in 57. Filled roof, 40-41 motor and tranny, column shift, 49 Merc gauges, hydraulic 39 brakes and wheels.
    Plans for now, get it running and fix brakes, drive it!
    Ralph
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  2. Katuna
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    from Clovis,Ca.

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  3. toml24
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    That looks like a fantastic car! Get it cleaned up and buffed into a real shiny glow and drive the heck out of it.
     
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  4. Ralph Moore
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    Thanks! I need to find a grille as this one was hit hard, and I thought about switching back to wire wheels, but I would have to change drums.
    Not sure which drums will work with the wires.
     
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  5. mrquickwhip
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
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    WOW......well done....enjoy!
     
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  6. brady1929
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    from Mesa, Az

  7. WOW!! I don't know what magic dust you stepped in, but I want some. Great find. Thank your friend again...........and again.:D
     
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  8. Lucky you congrats.
     
  9. Sporty45
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    from NH Boonies

    Nice find! Congrats :cool:
     
  10. alphabet soup
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    Very cool to find a car of your dreams. Let alone, one that looks in that good of shape and was a hot rod. Good job!
     
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  11. RainierHooker
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    Looks great. I love the very subtle modifications to the dash.
     
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  12. Denns1989
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    Very nice find ! I like your plans for it - Drive It !!
     
  13. Brom
    Joined: Jul 7, 2016
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    Thats so cool.
     
  14. waxhead
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    Nice find, I love 35s.
     
  15. Congrats! That looks like a nice car. It just amazes me at the progression from model A's, to your car, in only a few years time.
     
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  16. alpo
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    Nice find Congrats.
     
  17. Smiffy
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
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    Congratulations great find
     
  18. fnjunk
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    from Australia

    Nice find bet you can't wait to roll down the road in that old girl.
    Keep us posted on your progress.
    Congratulations.
    Fnjunk
     
  19. deathrowdave
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  20. Hamtown Al
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    GREAT!

    keep workin'
    Al
     
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  21. F-head
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
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    what a cool car
    you would need new/different drums to work with 35 wires, as those are 36 to 39 style
    but its really cool the way it is . Dont change a thing its a perfect time capsule as it is
    the 36/9 wheels are really cool on that
    also the column shift is really cool, as it was a very popular upgrade back in the day
    B
     
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  22. 41 coupe
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    They are still out there.Make sure you follow up on any lead you might get,you never know.GREAT FIND by the way.
     
  23. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Nice find! Has it lived in Alaska all through its Hot Rod life? Bob
     
  24. I can hardly wait to see more!!!!
     
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  25. duncan
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    Very Nice, Congratulations..
     
  26. dumprat
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    from b.c.

    To me that looks like a blank canvas for a Westergard custom! Lowered, wide whites, skirts and a smooth sexy chop!
     
  27. Always like the 35's, such a cool car, great find!!
     
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  28. Ralph Moore
    Joined: May 1, 2007
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    Yes, I'm still in shock about the find too!
    She might still run, I'll have to pry the radiator away from the fan first
    I know this car was driven up the alcan highway and that was built during the war, opened to the public in 48.
    So the car arrived in AK some time between 48-57.
    Here's a neat AK mod done on it, hood sides, and the entire engine compartment was insulated. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1468078876.958651.jpg
     
  29. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    your friend sure gave you a good lead - have fun
     
  30. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Wow, what a terrific find! It would be really cool if you can track down the history/owner(s) (or photos!) within the 1948-1957 timeline. Car would have really stood out as there couldn't have been many Hot Rods in Alaska.
     
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