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Old 10-26-2020, 11:35 AM   #1
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Hereís the 50 fordor Iíve been working on, It came from a farm in Saskatchewan and the plates that were on it are from 64í, odometer stopped at 25000miles, I donít think it could have rolled over being a farm car that was on the road for 14 years, interior is in good shape (other than mice and sun/water damage), it was sitting with no engine in it and the story was that the engine went out in the grain truck one year so they pulled it out of the car, itís been a fun project car for my dad and I and itís awesome to drive, so far plan on keeping it original/unrestored, the engine it came with had crooked valve seats so ended up finding (supposed) good engine for 200 but it turns out that the rob bearings are pretty worn out and it goes through a lot of oil so Iím looking at getting the first one rebuilt
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:27 PM   #2
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Make sure you pressure test the block for cracks before starting the rebuild. Not doing so can be an expensive mistake.

I had a '51 Fordor in high school; it got me hooked on "shoeboxes". Yours is in a lot better shape than mine was.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:35 PM   #3
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My Fordor was my first Flathead Ford powered vehicle and I fell right in love with that little motor. I agree, thereíre a great driving car!
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:36 PM   #4
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Hereís the 50 fordor Iíve been working on, It came from a farm in Saskatchewan and the plates that were on it are from 64í, odometer stopped at 25000miles
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My Fordor was my first Flathead Ford powered vehicle and I fell right in love with that little motor. I agree, thereíre a great driving car!
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:27 PM   #6
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Very nice!!! Compare my avatar picture with your pic #5............
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Old 10-26-2020, 03:52 PM   #7
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nice to have a car with a family history. you can't buy that.
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:03 PM   #8
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Nice find, very comfortable cars to ride and drive. I'm always shocked at how easy they are to get in and out of, and so much room.
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:49 PM   #9
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I had a '51 Deluxe Fordor in '78. It had the optional rocker arm stainless trim. Rockers and rear quarters had bad rustholes, but the flathead ran good. Drove it to work from '78 - '81 and left it sit in the backyard for three years when I left town to go to work in Texas. When I came back, I had it hauled off to a junkyard, but some guy who had a '49 bought it straight out from them. Mine had an all black exterior with mohair interior (but interior upholstery was badly torn up. I had a '55 (and still have the same '55) that I was driving, so I didn't need the '51 anymore.
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:26 AM   #10
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I also had a 51 Fordor in high school, and drove it through college. Stiil have it and nearly have it roadworthy again
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:45 AM   #11
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Brings back memories my fist car was a ‘50 two door sedan paid $5. for it in 1964, purchased from Dads co-worker (hence the low price). I’m sure you’ll make good memories once it’s on the road.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:19 PM   #12
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I see it has overdrive, does it operate?
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Old 10-27-2020, 07:32 PM   #13
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my friend has a 51 fordor, painted Greenbrier Green, is that the color of your car ?
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Make sure you pressure test the block for cracks before starting the rebuild. Not doing so can be an expensive mistake.

I had a '51 Fordor in high school; it got me hooked on "shoeboxes". Yours is in a lot better shape than mine was.
Il keep that in mind thanks, I hopefully found a guy that knows flatheads fairly well to go through another block I have

Yeah, for being an old farm car this ones in decent shape
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Very nice!!! Compare my avatar picture with your pic #5............
Yeah lol, I plan on driving it when I can in the winter
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nice to have a car with a family history. you can't buy that.
Definitely, they all have their own story to tell, the back window was replaced at one point and the fuse for the brake lights was missing.... might have been in a chase at one point
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Nice find, very comfortable cars to ride and drive. I'm always shocked at how easy they are to get in and out of, and so much room.
For sure, Iíve been contemplating replacing my focus with this one...
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I had a '51 Deluxe Fordor in '78. It had the optional rocker arm stainless trim. Rockers and rear quarters had bad rustholes, but the flathead ran good. Drove it to work from '78 - '81 and left it sit in the backyard for three years when I left town to go to work in Texas. When I came back, I had it hauled off to a junkyard, but some guy who had a '49 bought it straight out from them. Mine had an all black exterior with mohair interior (but interior upholstery was badly torn up. I had a '55 (and still have the same '55) that I was driving, so I didn't need the '51 anymore.
Iíve got the rock guards for the front fenders, been thinking Of ordering the rocker guards from speedway
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Brings back memories my fist car was a Ď50 two door sedan paid $5. for it in 1964, purchased from Dads co-worker (hence the low price). Iím sure youíll make good memories once itís on the road.
Absolutely, I drove it all the time in the spring and summer, went to a drive in movie and got lots of attention
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I see it has overdrive, does it operate?
Yep, all original and works great, sometimes after I kick it down out of overdrive it doesnít re-engage and I have to hit the lockdown switch again
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