Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
Hotrodladycrusr
Senior Member
 
Hotrodladycrusr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 266
Cool My Early Ford Store Adventure

Imagine my surprise when I searched "Early Ford Store" on the Ford Barn and it didn't bring up any threads with photos of this amazing place. So I thought I'd share my visit from last Thursday with you guys. Truely an awesome place and I don't even own a Ford! lol Oh yeah, and the guys there are super friendly and knowledgable too.

I tell ya what if they don't have it you don't need it

They are located on a cute little main street in San Dimas, CA. If you blink you might miss the store front. Lots of free parking in the back.
























__________________
Your Topless Cruzn Pal, Denise
Hotrodladycrusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
Hotrodladycrusr
Senior Member
 
Hotrodladycrusr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 266
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure
















__________________
Your Topless Cruzn Pal, Denise
Hotrodladycrusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 02-02-2011, 12:22 PM   #3
Hotrodladycrusr
Senior Member
 
Hotrodladycrusr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 266
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure















All in all a wonderful visit to a great business. I would highly recommend a stop if you're in the area OR if you need a part give them a hollar.
__________________
Your Topless Cruzn Pal, Denise

Last edited by Hotrodladycrusr; 02-02-2011 at 12:29 PM.
Hotrodladycrusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 01:09 PM   #4
Mike in AZ
Senior Member
 
Mike in AZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Waddell, AZ
Posts: 2,538
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

great pics....looks like they changed the cars that were in there before and spiffed the place up.....from last time i was there, a couple years or so ago....thanks for posting.....it is a great place to look....lol.....Mike
Mike in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 01:17 PM   #5
av8paul
Senior Member
 
av8paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sagamore Beach, MA
Posts: 155
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

My wife and I toured the EFS on Friday. I couldn't carry on a coherent conversation for the rest of the day. My wife walked out and went antiquing in the village and I didn't even know she was gone! I did buy some ignition parts while there and a great T-shirt.

Thanks for the pictures, Denise, I took maybe three and then I just drooled.
__________________
If it's too loud,
you're too old.
av8paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 01:38 PM   #6
Hotrodladycrusr
Senior Member
 
Hotrodladycrusr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 266
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Quote:
Originally Posted by av8paul View Post
My wife and I toured the EFS on Friday. I couldn't carry on a coherent conversation for the rest of the day. My wife walked out and went antiquing in the village and I didn't even know she was gone! I did buy some ignition parts while there and a great T-shirt.

Thanks for the pictures, Denise, I took maybe three and then I just drooled.
I was there on Friday as well! LOL The guy I was with couldn't stop talking about these fog lights we'd seen on Thursday. Finally on Friday afternoon I said lets go back there so you can get those lights so I don't have to hear about them any longer. He got the lights and then we did browse the antique stores as well. Fun day.
__________________
Your Topless Cruzn Pal, Denise
Hotrodladycrusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 01:56 PM   #7
ken ct
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: stratford,ct
Posts: 5,971
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Thanks for the pics Denise,looks like a great place to shop. ken ct.
ken ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 01:59 PM   #8
NealinCA
Senior Member
 
NealinCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central Coast, Calif.
Posts: 769
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

That is a great place...just too much to see in one visit! Thanks for the pics.

Neal
NealinCA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 04:49 PM   #9
Charlie ny
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,587
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

HR Lady,
I ,I ,I ,I am speechless. Thank you sooooooo much for
sharing.
Charlie ny
Charlie ny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 05:02 PM   #10
Ken Crans
Senior Member
 
Ken Crans's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Highland,MI
Posts: 1,196
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

I second that Charlie! I am in awe! Ken
Ken Crans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 05:06 PM   #11
FL&WVMIKE
Senior Member
 
FL&WVMIKE's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Daytona Beach, Fl & Spencer, W. Va,
Posts: 4,428
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Hotrodladycrusr .......................
Your photos were great ! Thank you, so much, for posting those.
Don't we wish that today's FORD garages still looked like that !
MIKE
FL&WVMIKE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 05:30 PM   #12
zzlegend
Senior Member
 
zzlegend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Reseda, Calif.
Posts: 2,171
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

I stopped in there last week when i went to the Grand National Roadster Show. Great place, and man have they got the goods. Alot of patina in there.
zzlegend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 05:31 PM   #13
Tim
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Aptos, CA
Posts: 328
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

That's my most favorite Ford store ever. If I'm even close I'll stop by just to see the new finds. Great treatment of their customers as well, top notch all the way around.

Thanks for the pictures,

Tim
Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 05:36 PM   #14
flatjack9
Senior Member
 
flatjack9's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oshkosh, Wi
Posts: 3,852
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

All I can say is WOW. Whenever I get out to that left coast, will have to stop for sure. Thanks for the pictures.
flatjack9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 05:52 PM   #15
Grandadeo
Senior Member
 
Grandadeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Posts: 563
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Bill & Mike (father & son) are great folks. I get underfoot there everytime I go out for the Roadster (June) show. Thanks for posting. And yes, Mike in AZ, looks like they rotated the rolling stock.

Lee
__________________
Salt Is Good... Mk 9:50
Grandadeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 06:48 PM   #16
Vic Piano
Senior Member
 
Vic Piano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Odessa, FL
Posts: 7,553
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Denise, Wow, what a candy store! Thanks for posting the photos. Another stop to add to the bucket list.
__________________
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Vic Piano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 06:52 PM   #17
1931 flamingo
Senior Member
 
1931 flamingo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: new britain,ct 06052
Posts: 8,833
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

WOW! All you'd need would be deep pockets and a shopping list. Thanks for sharing.
Paul in CT
1931 flamingo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 07:41 PM   #18
deuce lover
Senior Member
 
deuce lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern France
Posts: 3,484
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

I go there all the time.So fortunate its close to home.My motto *You can always somehow find the money but you can't always find the parts"
deuce lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 08:09 PM   #19
Frank The Plumber
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 693
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Nice thread great pics thanks.
Frank The Plumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 09:55 PM   #20
Strick
Senior Member
 
Strick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 934
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

I was there Friday too before the GNRS show opened up. Didn't see ya Denise but did see AV8 Pauls roadster in the parking lot behind the store. Pure EFV8 bliss here fellas and gals. My buddy's had to pry me away. Even heard the police are close to catching the guy that stole the Frenzel supercharger, but no word on the Frenzel itself. So I wanted to meet the owner but he was up in Turlock attending the swap meet. No doubt to add more Flathead stuff to his store!
Strick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 10:06 PM   #21
1oldtimer
Senior Member
 
1oldtimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Orange County, Ca.
Posts: 621
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

now your letting out the hidden jems around here.............

glad to see you made it home ok........how's the snow?
1oldtimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 10:09 PM   #22
~~Walts37~~
Senior Member
 
~~Walts37~~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Shell Knob Missouri
Posts: 397
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

WoW
~~Walts37~~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 02-02-2011, 10:15 PM   #23
Tim Ayers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,014
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

My goodness, seems like a little bit of heaven right here in earth. Dang, that looks awesome.
Tim Ayers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 01:14 AM   #24
Model A Fan
Senior Member
 
Model A Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Posts: 357
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Wow, I would love to go there sometime. How are their prices?
Model A Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 08:56 AM   #25
Hotrodladycrusr
Senior Member
 
Hotrodladycrusr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 266
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

I glad you guys are enjoying the thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Strick View Post
I was there Friday too before the GNRS show opened up. Didn't see ya Denise
We hit the EFS late afternoon cuz I had a participants pass so we got into the show early on Friday which is what I like to do that way I can take some photos before the crowd arrives.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1oldtimer View Post
now your letting out the hidden jems around here.............
You know me, I like to spill all the secrets

glad to see you made it home ok........how's the snow?
Deep, cold and wet

Quote:
Originally Posted by Model A Fan View Post
How are their prices?
They didn't seem that bad but then again I don't make it a habit of buying FORD parts. The guy I was with didn't complain about the prices of the stuff he bought if that is any indication.
__________________
Your Topless Cruzn Pal, Denise
Hotrodladycrusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 10:33 AM   #26
fourtydlx
Senior Member
 
fourtydlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: bloomington,ca 92316
Posts: 775
Send a message via Yahoo to fourtydlx
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Mike,and bill are the best,been going there for years,if they don't have it, check back in a month they will,Bill is on the road most of the time looking for parts. Ilive close.

Last edited by fourtydlx; 02-03-2011 at 10:33 AM. Reason: to finish
fourtydlx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 12:08 PM   #27
Django
Senior Member
 
Django's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Forest Park, IL
Posts: 587
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Pics of their place never get old. Thanks Denise!
__________________
Obsessed with all things 1936 Ford since birth... thanks Dad.
Django is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 12:19 PM   #28
JM 35 Sedan
Senior Member
 
JM 35 Sedan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Near Rising Sun, Maryland
Posts: 10,226
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Thanks for the post Denise. I wish I had stopped in there during my wild west trip last October.
__________________
John

"Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts". Albert Einstein
JM 35 Sedan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 12:37 PM   #29
Brent
Senior Member
 
Brent's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 132
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Denise, is there an early Ford in your future? This site would benefit from you getting a Ford, for sure.
Brent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 01:16 PM   #30
FlatheadTed
Senior Member
 
FlatheadTed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Auckland
Posts: 4,314
Send a message via AIM to FlatheadTed
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Great stuff
__________________
http://www.flatheadted.com
FlatheadTed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 01:59 PM   #31
Hotrodladycrusr
Senior Member
 
Hotrodladycrusr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 266
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Quote:
Originally Posted by JM 35 Sedan View Post
Thanks for the post Denise. I wish I had stopped in there during my wild west trip last October.
There's always next time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent View Post
Denise, is there an early Ford in your future? This site would benefit from you getting a Ford, for sure.
Thanks for the compliment bud!
I really would like a '32 Oldsmobile roadster built in a traditional hot rod style but alas unless I want to give up all the traveling I do with my disposable income it's not going to happen and I can't see myself not traveling for a few years just to save money for another car.

Perhaps a boyfriend with an old Ford might be the ticket huh??
__________________
Your Topless Cruzn Pal, Denise
Hotrodladycrusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 02:40 PM   #32
Brent
Senior Member
 
Brent's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 132
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hotrodladycrusr View Post


Thanks for the compliment bud!
I really would like a '32 Oldsmobile roadster built in a traditional hot rod style but alas unless I want to give up all the traveling I do with my disposable income it's not going to happen and I can't see myself not traveling for a few years just to save money for another car.

Perhaps a boyfriend with an old Ford might be the ticket huh??
Denise, You may be on to something! I think it'd be a pretty major feat to match the style/quality of Big Olds. I checked it out a bunch one afternoon at the Nugget... it's gorgeous.

Anyway... this place could use a little bit of your touch.
Brent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 03:59 PM   #33
Bruce Lancaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Madison, NJ
Posts: 5,230
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

While in California...totally different, but same knock-your-eyes-out impact:

The Modern Flathead — Engine parts
9103 East Garvey Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 572-0938

Ignore the name...they run/ran multiple early Ford product lines out of there with a lot of different names. Phone # may or may not still be right (check Elmo Rodge/search HAMB if enlightenment needed), and they are still waiting to see if the computer fad is worth checking out.
Half museum, half unusual speeed equipment/parts store, nothing you'll see elsewhere and far better than Disneyland.
I have dealt with the place since the early '60s...they were an enigma even then. When I finally got to visit, I chose them over the Petersen in my limited time in LA, and have NO regrets.

(PS...if you have Megan along, they sell everything she has ever imagined for her Model A)
Bruce Lancaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 05:41 PM   #34
Bill in Al
Senior Member
 
Bill in Al's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pell City (New London) Al
Posts: 317
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Holy cow! Thank you Ma'am !!
Bill in Al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 05:58 PM   #35
Django
Senior Member
 
Django's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Forest Park, IL
Posts: 587
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Haha, your goose will be cooked when she sees that you called her "Ma'am". hahaha!
__________________
Obsessed with all things 1936 Ford since birth... thanks Dad.
Django is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 01:24 AM   #36
1oldtimer
Senior Member
 
1oldtimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Orange County, Ca.
Posts: 621
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

ok now i REALLY have to go there, wanye told me too awhile ago too........

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce Lancaster View Post
While in California...totally different, but same knock-your-eyes-out impact:

The Modern Flathead Engine parts
9103 East Garvey Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 572-0938

Ignore the name...they run/ran multiple early Ford product lines out of there with a lot of different names. Phone # may or may not still be right (check Elmo Rodge/search HAMB if enlightenment needed), and they are still waiting to see if the computer fad is worth checking out.
Half museum, half unusual speeed equipment/parts store, nothing you'll see elsewhere and far better than Disneyland.
I have dealt with the place since the early '60s...they were an enigma even then. When I finally got to visit, I chose them over the Petersen in my limited time in LA, and have NO regrets.

(PS...if you have Megan along, they sell everything she has ever imagined for her Model A)
1oldtimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 01:58 AM   #37
Fairlane500
Senior Member
 
Fairlane500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand "The Shaky City"
Posts: 238
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hotrodladycrusr View Post
There's always next time.



Thanks for the compliment bud!
I really would like a '32 Oldsmobile roadster built in a traditional hot rod style but alas unless I want to give up all the traveling I do with my disposable income it's not going to happen and I can't see myself not traveling for a few years just to save money for another car.

Perhaps a boyfriend with an old Ford might be the ticket huh??
Yeah I can see a Flathead Ford V8 powered car in your future Denise, a true Hot Rod Lady Cruiser, great coverage of a really cool shop, thanks for posting.
__________________
Life is not a dress rehearsal...
Fairlane500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 07:30 AM   #38
amodel25
Senior Member
 
amodel25's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Crowley, TX
Posts: 323
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Great pictures........except...........your smilin' face is not in any of them!!
amodel25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 08:20 AM   #39
Hotrodladycrusr
Senior Member
 
Hotrodladycrusr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 266
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Quote:
Originally Posted by Django View Post
Haha, your goose will be cooked when she sees that you called her "Ma'am". hahaha!
He's south of the Mason-Dixon line so I'm going to let it slide and chalk it up to good manners as opposed to thinking I'm old.

Quote:
Originally Posted by amodel25 View Post
Great pictures........except...........your smilin' face is not in any of them!!
Well aren't you sweet
__________________
Your Topless Cruzn Pal, Denise
Hotrodladycrusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 08:33 AM   #40
TomT/Williamsburg
Senior Member
 
TomT/Williamsburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Posts: 2,444
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

That is unreal - thanks for the pics, Denise - sure wish I lived a little closer to the place - I'd be there every weekend!!
TomT/Williamsburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 08:42 AM   #41
39coupe
Senior Member
 
39coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Weeki Wachee, Florida
Posts: 133
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Wow, what a place. Thanks for the great pictures Denise.
39coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 03:53 PM   #42
slobroy
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Rockvale Tn.
Posts: 60
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Gonna add that place to my bucket list.
slobroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 02-04-2011, 11:39 PM   #43
Mike in AZ
Senior Member
 
Mike in AZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Waddell, AZ
Posts: 2,538
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

yeah, it's all shiny compared to the old rods they had....flatheads with 3 deuces....coupe with the zephyr trans(i think)....definitely old time rods.....Mike
Mike in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 12:03 AM   #44
RMR&C
Senior Member
 
RMR&C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 131
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

I bought some hubcaps from them a while back. Excellent service and fast shipping. I highly recommend them. Would love to see the store in person.
RMR&C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 11:37 AM   #45
ChevyGirlRox
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 15
Default Re: My Early Ford Store Adventure

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce Lancaster View Post
While in California...totally different, but same knock-your-eyes-out impact:

The Modern Flathead Engine parts
9103 East Garvey Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 572-0938

Ignore the name...they run/ran multiple early Ford product lines out of there with a lot of different names. Phone # may or may not still be right (check Elmo Rodge/search HAMB if enlightenment needed), and they are still waiting to see if the computer fad is worth checking out.
Half museum, half unusual speeed equipment/parts store, nothing you'll see elsewhere and far better than Disneyland.
I have dealt with the place since the early '60s...they were an enigma even then. When I finally got to visit, I chose them over the Petersen in my limited time in LA, and have NO regrets.

(PS...if you have Megan along, they sell everything she has ever imagined for her Model A)
Thanks for the tip Bruce! I haven't been there before.

As far as the Early Ford Store, Denise knows it is one of my all time favorite places! I got a picture texted to me upon her arrival there
ChevyGirlRox is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 AM.