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Old 05-14-2021, 11:38 AM   #21
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I will give you credit for picking up the car - it has a lot of rust, but you have the right attitude about getting it back on the road. Welcome on board - we'll help you any way we can!
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Old 05-14-2021, 11:47 AM   #22
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Here are some pics from yesterday. I bought the car last November. Finally getting some time to work on her. Started stripping her down to the chassis so I can begin restoration. Thanks!

Welcome to the Fordbarn. I hope you are restoring this car for the "thrill of the hunt" because it will be a costly and long effort to return this one to be a usable vehicle. A much better car like this can be bought for 2 or 3 K$ and you will be enjoying it years and many $ less. I am not saying this to discourage you but only to get you to reconsider what you are undertaking. Good luck with your Ford journey which ever way you go..........


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Old 05-14-2021, 12:30 PM   #23
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Wow! that appears to be an ambitious project. The way it usually goes in situations like this is that after you get into it fairly deeply, you will realize exactly where you are and the current car will become a parts car for the better one you buy.

I had a friend who always said, "The more you spend on the front end, the less you will have to spend on the back end".
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Old 05-14-2021, 02:26 PM   #24
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Here are some pics from yesterday. I bought the car last November. Finally getting some time to work on her. Started stripping her down to the chassis so I can begin restoration. Thanks!






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Old 05-14-2021, 02:26 PM   #25
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Sitting out for 40 years in NY cannot have done the frame any favors. I would crawl around underneath to determine whether the frame is worth saving and using as the foundation for a functional automobile.
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Old 05-14-2021, 03:50 PM   #26
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Now you have to decide weather to restore it to original or make improvements' as you go. For me I like the original look with improved suspension and brakes. You may want to consider the drive train as well. I'd keep the flathead and upgrade the trans and rear axle, building a road car. for todays hiways. Either way good luck. Remember, it's the journey, not the destination.
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Old 05-14-2021, 04:50 PM   #27
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Thanks everyone! She is quite rough but believe it or not the frame and chassis is quite good. Has surface rust but no thin or rot spots. Most of the damage came from water intrusion through the back window and sides. I have had and fixed much worse cars, not saying this won't be a challenge but I enjoy the work. One thing I have learned is not to rush.
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Old 05-14-2021, 08:25 PM   #28
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Welcome to the Barn, looks like a fun project.
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Old 05-16-2021, 08:41 AM   #29
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Got the body off the chassis and now beginning to strip the chassis down. Frame looks to be good overall. Will know better once I start to clean her up. Motor has gotten water in her it looks like for quite some time. The block appears to be sleeved. If possible can I resleeve the block and put new valve seats, guides, ect? I know granted as long as there are no cracks. Would like to switch to aluminum heads and a mild cam afterwards. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-16-2021, 01:21 PM   #30
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Got the body off the chassis and now beginning to strip the chassis down. Frame looks to be good overall
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Old 05-16-2021, 02:25 PM   #31
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I hope I was wrong. Good luck with the project; I have always liked '41 Fords; they are the perfect transition from the early models to the "Fat-Fendered" post war vehicles.
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Old 05-16-2021, 11:00 PM   #32
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I want to say welcome from Eastern Montana.
I'm fairly new myself.
Great bunch here.
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Old 05-16-2021, 11:11 PM   #33
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The fat fender coupes are neat cars. We forget they made coupes after 1940. Great project.


Started this a while back for venders. Lot has changed and a lot has not. good list of folks. Anyone can pick it up and keep it current.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269580


Lot of guys here that will help you and know everything about them.


Best of luck! Nice coupe! One of the coolest coupes on here is a fatfender coupe. Hasn't been on a lot lately. Real nice 41 coupe.
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Old 05-17-2021, 05:17 AM   #34
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Old 05-17-2021, 12:54 PM   #35
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Good work done already!
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