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Technical Help ID bones and flatheads

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Barn Hunter, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,148

    Barn Hunter

    20170629_152501 (2).jpg 20170629_153259 (2).jpg 20170629_153027 (2).jpg 20170629_153037 (2).jpg 20170629_153014 (2).jpg 20170629_154323 (2).jpg I went back to look at a couple of garage finds today and these bone and blocks were sitting around. Anything you can identify and anything worth pursuing? The first 2 pics are of the same piece. The second 2 pics are of a pair of bones.
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  2. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 4,886

    from CO & WA

    It has got to be worth having in your shop but may depend on the price.
    All that stuff is useable as a whole or for parts.
    Grab it...
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  3. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,919


    The first one is 46-48, the second looks like 32 heavy axle which is very desirable

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  4. if you are ok with the price, get it all. All good stuff to use either as is or to repair other early ford parts. The 32 heavy axle is very desirable, and it looks like it is attached to a 32 wishbone which is also desirable. If I had access to that pile I would bring everything home with me....but I tend to hoard early ford parts.
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  5. The rusty bones with axle attached , as everyone else stated is all 32. Worth quite a bit, axle, bones, spindles, drag ling etc, about $500-700 . The black bones without the axle attached are 33,34, about $200
  6. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,101


    On the engines, the 1st one is a'49-'53 with truck water pumps . The 2nd one is pre '48. You probably ought to get the whole pile if price is right. I'd also grab the two 3 spoke steering wheels hanging on the wall, as there are guys looking for those.
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  7. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,148

    Barn Hunter

    Antiques dealer.....I've never studied axles so thought the good people on here who specialize in early parts could help. I don't have any idea how you guys know what a 32 axle is and then a heavy one at that? What's the telltale sign? I've had 2 early Fords with flatheads and original 37 pickup that I now own and a 39 Deluxe when I was in high school.
  8. lamaison
    Joined: Oct 21, 2006
    Posts: 80

    from Canada

    The compound curve of the 1932 axle between the spindle and the wishbone (shown in your 3rd picture) is unique to stock early Ford axles.. All 32's have a thicker cross-section than 33-36 ones which are otherwise the same dimensionally, thus the "Heavy" connotation. 1932 axles and wishbones are worth a good buck as others have suggested.

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  9. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,716


    The black wishbone is a Model A and is not worth $200, only about $75. But that 32 assembly if not too rust pitted can be worth more than $800 if you have time to advertise it in the proper places.
  10. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,148

    Barn Hunter

    Thanks a lot for the chart. I'm sure it has been shown before, but it can't hurt to show it again.

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