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Got another old ford today...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mastergun1980, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
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    mastergun1980
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    from Alva OK

    I have know about this car for a long time. I got the chance to buy it so today I dropped the bills and Bought this 1942 Ford Super Deluxe 2 door sedan, one of 37,189 built before ford production stopped on feb 10th 1942. This car is far from perfect but it's nearly complete. It's missing all of it's windows except for the back one , all the hub caps, the air cleaner and 2 of the orignal rims. It's missing some dash trim to. The grill is dented but not to bad. I needed this car like another hole in my head but couldn't say no. I don't know if I should put it in the barn for nor or find it a home, I guess I'll figure that out soon enough, for now I figured I would share the pictures with you all.
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    I know they are the ugly duckling on the 40's Fords , but It's kinda cool. I don't know if the engine is seized up or not ( probablly is ) but I can but a 59ab for it. ( The one I Know of is on a stand with the heads removed and it looks pretty good )
    I can't remember seeing a 42 as a hot rod, does anyone have pics of one?
     
  2. Nice score too bad it's been left for so long like that. Another saved!:cool:
     
  3. mastergun1980
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    mastergun1980
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    from Alva OK

    Is this a " black out " car? none of the trim is chrome. The door trim is stainless but that's all that's shiny.
     
  4. Bud Reynolds
    Joined: Oct 12, 2011
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    Bud Reynolds
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    Another one saved...

    Bud
     

  5. noboD
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    That would be a prime piece in PA., good score.
     
  6. 46mercury
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
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    from livonia MI

  7. There's so little known really about the blackout cars. The Early Ford V8 Club book says that none were known to be produced. There have been a few turn up in the past few years though. A guy in Illinois just found one recently and another one, a Mercury, is down in New Mexico. I drug mine home just about two years ago. The only shiny on it is the bumpers, guards, and rocker trim. It still pretty much sits the same way today as in this picture. The plans are to lower it and warm over the flathead eventually.
     

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  8. mastergun1980
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    from Alva OK

    The trim is what has me kinda stumped, some is stainless and some is plain steel , and it's different from side to side... Is you car like that?
     
  9. mastergun1980
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    from Alva OK

    Not different styles just differsnt matterials. . . .
     
  10. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
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    VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    Keep it. I've seen much worse brought back to life.

    Store it, make up a plan, and build it.

    Enjoy,
    VR&C.
     
  11. All of the upper trim on mine is the same but the fenders are different. The only steel piece is the right front and the others are stainless. I imagine they were all steel at one point, can't know for sure though.

    One thing that is consistent on the blackout models that I know about is that they are Super Delux models but do not have the trim or trim holes around the outside windows.
     
  12. mastergun1980
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    from Alva OK

    Hmmm... Sounds just like mine.
     
  13. There's another few things about your 42 that share the same thing with mine. The grille, windshield surround and vent window frame all appear to be zinc coated on yours; and mine is similar.

    What about the tail light trim on yours? Steel or stainless? Trunk handle on mine is squashed but cast nickel also the interior door and window handles are nickel. Dash trim is steel.

    I've got some photos I could e-mail if your interested.
     
  14. scotts52
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    I bought 41 coupe sight unseen last year. I had the guy deliver it. To my surprise and delight, it was a 42. In real rough shape but I'm gonna try to bring it back from the dead. There's not alot of the 42's around good for you for saving it.
     
  15. 3kross
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    Sweet score!
     
  16. mastergun1980
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    from Alva OK

    taillights are steel.
     
  17. Fleetside
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    I dont think it is a ugly duckling at all I think it's got great lines. I'd love to have it. Get it indoors and go from there. Great score.
     
  18. greazy john
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    42's are just not seen , store it properly make a plan ,or sell coool save
     
  19. mastergun1980
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    from Alva OK

    I am gonna decide what to do with it soon enough. Gotta get it home first! Its paid for but It's to muddy to get my car trailer out from behind my barn! Probablly be Monday or Tuesday ....
     
  20. captainjunk#2
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    good save , that would make a to cool daily driver
     
  21. ytt49
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    ytt49
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    from socal

    nice score looking forward to watching this build unfold.
    good luck
     
  22. pasadenahotrod
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    pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    Nothing unusual about mixed metals trim. Early production 42s had stainless trim as was traditional in Fords. Later had stamped painted steel trim but during the transition period cars had painted steel trim and painted stainless trim mixed as the stainless trim ran out.
    It's always a surprise when you find an all "black-out" or all stainless trimmed 1942 model car but a mixed one? SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!
     
  23. tjmercury
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    Nice score, I love the 42 grill, looks kinda menacing
     
  24. 40Standard
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    from Indy

    nice score. you should be driving that this summer
     
  25. mastergun1980
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    from Alva OK

    Probablly not. I have several other projects ahead of it
     
  26. rcoffey
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    x2 I love the grill
     
  27. That's really cool! Sounds like you scored a black out 42.
     
  28. 60 ford
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    Man, I'd love to find a car like that around here. Great score.
     
  29. Deuces
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Looks like an old U.S. ARMY Staff car.... :D
    I'd paint it green... :rolleyes::D
     
  30. Bilt
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    How long has that been sitting next to storage units? I can't believe no one has snatched that up before now. Very cool score and congrats.
     

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