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Old 05-13-2021, 11:27 AM   #1
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Hi I just wanted to introduce myself. Just joined and starting on my, rough, 41 super deluxe coupe. Car is all original and I plucked it out of a field in upstate NY were she has sat for the better part of 40 years. Hoping to restore her back to a driver. I have quite a challenge on my hands but I have had plenty of rusty cars in the past. Any part information would be greatly appreciated. Finding that 41 seems to be an odd year for finding parts. Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2021, 11:31 AM   #2
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Welcome Sir, from rainy Florida, Glad to have you aboard. If you will notice on the top of the page there is a dash board for the "SWAP MEET" area and parts are posted there everyday AND Parts are listed in the "Wanted" section everyday so that would be your best friend. Here in the Forum section you will find plenty of solid, helpful and expert advice for all you will most likely ever need!! Enjoy the car, the journey and share some photo's when you can......We all like looking at V8 Fords!!!!!
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Old 05-13-2021, 12:04 PM   #3
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Old 05-13-2021, 12:05 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard. Great help on here. Enjoy your venture.
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Old 05-13-2021, 12:19 PM   #5
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Gotta see what your starting with!
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Old 05-13-2021, 12:39 PM   #6
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I like 41's I had a short door Deluxe coupe that went to Denmark.
Send me a personal message for needed parts.
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Old 05-13-2021, 01:02 PM   #7
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Most of the quirks are in the front suspension. The engine and radiator arrangement is common with '39 - '40. Most of the rest is common with '42 - '48.

Is yours the wide door "Sedan Coupe" (with back seat), or the far prettier (in my opinion) narrow door "Business Coupe" (with package tray)? Mine is the Business Coupe but has a Camero back seat for grand kids. Is yours the late-model-year with the added chrome mustache, or the far prettier (in my opinion) early model with out the extra trim?

I have tinkered with pretty much every piece and part of a '41 Coupe, so I will look out for your questions and problems.

#1 piece of advice is to replace all brake lines and hoses, and put Lincoln/MT self-energizing brakes on the front. Rebuild wheel cylinders if possible, versus replace.

#2 Replace all of the wiring harnesses, and when you do, get one designed for turn signals.

#3 Ride with a flashlight handy, because in a '41 you can not read the gauges except when they are in direct sunlight. I wish I had painted the stock red gauge needles white when I had the panel apart to replace the deteriorated markings on the glass.
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Old 05-13-2021, 01:22 PM   #8
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Welcome from another 41 super deluxe tudor. Ive had 3-4 41s thru the years . This one is mostly original . Ive got some mechanical stuff but no sheet metal . Best thing I did was get the book . Can’t remember the name but will get it for you .
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Old 05-13-2021, 02:39 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the info so far and the welcome! I have a bunch of pics I can share just not sure how to on here. Any advice? Thanks
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Old 05-13-2021, 03:02 PM   #10
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IF you look at the top middle of the box you are posting in there is a paper clip. Click on the down arrow of the paper clip and you can upload pictures off of your computer. Make sure they are of a "reasonable" size IF they are too big of a pixel size the site will not let you up load them!!!


So click the down arrow, a box will appear with 6 or so lines to "browse" or choose where you want to upload pictures from. Click the "browse" box and choose the file for which your pictures are located!!! Highlight the pictures you want and click the "upload" button at the bottom right!!!
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Old 05-13-2021, 03:36 PM   #11
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Welcome to the barn, we are here to help if you need.

Here are some pic's of my '41 Business Coupe after about 40 years resting in a barn in Oklahoma, now at home and being used in New Zealand and with only 40 000 original miles on the clock.
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:16 PM   #12
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Welcome from a 41 Coupe owner! This site will find you an answer to any question you may have !!!!!
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Old 05-13-2021, 09:36 PM   #13
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Welcome! Best of luck with the 41. You are in good company here.
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Old 05-13-2021, 10:41 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the info so far and the welcome! I have a bunch of pics I can share just not sure how to on here. Any advice? Thanks

Hey Smitty......Welcome aboard! If you'll e-mail four or five of those pics to me, I'll post 'em here for you. DD

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Old 05-14-2021, 05:56 AM   #15
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https://shop.efv8.org/collections/fo...book-softbound
Welcome to the barn.
Get the above book, it’s one of the first things I bought when I got my ‘41.
Feel free to private message me with any specific questions.

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Old 05-14-2021, 07:36 AM   #16
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Welcome to the best Ford site ever. Post some photos and ask away !
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Old 05-14-2021, 07:48 AM   #17
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Welcome aboard -now lets see some pics!
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Old 05-14-2021, 08:25 AM   #18
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Welcome, Your in the right place.
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Old 05-14-2021, 09:30 AM   #19
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Welcome! My 41 'vert says howdy as well.
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Old 05-14-2021, 10:14 AM   #20
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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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