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Old 07-29-2020, 04:05 PM   #41
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Wow, ya'll are a fantastic group. I really appreciate all of the feedback and questions. I've been learning about old cars for about 10 years now (1968 Mustang), but know very little about flatheads and old Fords, so this thread has been very valuable. Thanks a million!
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:26 PM   #42
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If the radiator hoses aare all that bother you?????? Don't buy it! It's a beautiful truck, but there's gota be something else wrong with it.
I went to a care show last saterday/ There was a nice 34 PU with a mini Hemi in it, I asked the owner if it was a 240 or 270? he didn't know, said he bought it.
Nice 40 coupe with a flathead in it, Heads and carbs. I asked whats in it and he didn't know he baught it.
Not many people know much about old cars, dying breed I guess.
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:42 PM   #43
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Take the lowering blocks off the rear and whatever made the front end low, paint the running boards black, fix the hoses and drive the p....s out of it. There are some big dollars there in body work. When you can see the body line on those doors lining up with the body body line, you know it has been taken care of or carefully fixed.
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:28 PM   #44
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I know what you guys are saying, but I've bought cars before that ended being a lot more of a project than I was bargaining for. I just don't want to spend more time fixing it than driving it. That's what happened with my last project and after 10 years of working on it i couldn't wait to sell it.

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Old 07-29-2020, 06:46 PM   #45
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Thanks for answering my questions
I,d still want to look at it in person and get it on a lift so you can really check out the undercarriage.
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I flew from Co to Ct 2 months ago to look at a 32.
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:44 PM   #46
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It look like the hoses could be shortened at the thermostat housing to cure that supposed "problem"
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Old 07-29-2020, 08:58 PM   #47
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I like it. Most of the changes being discussed are fairly simple ones.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:32 PM   #48
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I like it. Most of the changes being discussed are fairly simple ones.
Agreed. I've already setup a meeting date and time with the owner and setup a trailer to haul it back. Hopefully, I'll be able to post pics of it in my driveway soon.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:54 PM   #49
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Agreed. I've already setup a meeting date and time with the owner and setup a trailer to haul it back. Hopefully, I'll be able to post pics of it in my driveway soon.
Nice! Please do.
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Old 07-30-2020, 02:25 PM   #50
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Agreed. I've already setup a meeting date and time with the owner and setup a trailer to haul it back. Hopefully, I'll be able to post pics of it in my driveway soon.
Applaud your setting up the trailer!! Learned a very painful lesson by thinking I could drive my '39 home 90 miles down I-5 north of Seattle. Wound up having to rent a U-Haul truck and trailer on Labor Day. Worked out, but was a lot more stressful than necessary!!
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Old 07-30-2020, 03:14 PM   #51
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The headliner and kick panels should be available. Two possible sources:

https://www.macsautoparts.com/early_...our-color.html

https://cgfordparts.com/ufolder/cgca...&searchnumber=

I used C&G to source most of the common 40-47 cab parts on the tonner.
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:30 PM   #52
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looks good. the hoses not a problem personally i would have bent up some 316 stainless tube for the top but thats me. if it drives rite stops rite and your safe and happy [ENJOY]
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:38 PM   #53
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Well, here's an update. I bought it yesterday and brought it home. I paid $26,000 for it. It was a deal both the seller and I were happy with. I cant wait to get it tagged and start driving it.

Thanks for all the help, you guys are great.
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:48 PM   #54
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>>> I took the family around the neighborhood last night.>>>


Did some of them have to ride around in the pickup bed? Jack E/NJ
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:00 PM   #55
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The F designation originated in the 1948 model year.
Thank you!! I own a 41 pickup, no F1 nomenclature on it, period.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:40 PM   #56
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Well, here's an update. I bought it yesterday and brought it home. I paid $26,000 for it. It was a deal both the seller and I were happy with. I cant wait to get it tagged and start driving it.

Thanks for all the help, you guys are great.
Great! As someone said, no way you could build it for that and seems fair for all that was done to it. Drive it and enjoy it.
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