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Old 01-12-2020, 10:33 AM   #1
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Have had this retired '40 Ford stock car for years, and hope one day to put it back together. It was run by the owners of Koopman Lumber at local MA tracks like Westboro back in the late '50s & early 60's before it got t-boned out of service. Koopman Lumber is still in business with 6-7 locations throughout Eastern Mass.

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Old 01-12-2020, 11:03 AM   #2
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Looks like the other side got the T bone, love to see it back to its racing glory.
Any pictures of it at the races back then?
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Bringing that back to life is a monumental and expensive task.
Would the owners of Koopman Lumber
help with the costs?
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:18 PM   #4
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This "Coopman" has had "Wood" a time or three. I don't guess that counts for ANYTHING, huh? DD
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Bringing that back to life is a monumental and expensive task.
Would the owners of Koopman Lumber
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Actually, restoring old race cars of this type and vintage is not that expensive if you restore them authentically. It gets expensive if you start "gilding the lily". Unfortunately, I "gilded the lily" on the engine in this one.
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Actually, restoring old race cars of this type and vintage is not that expensive if you restore them authentically. It gets expensive if you start "gilding the lily". Unfortunately, I "gilded the lily" on the engine in this one.
Sloops good ! I just stuck one together that was a lot worse than the op picture .
It took about 3 months and nothing fancy , just old parts laying around . 41 coupe was missing it's cowl so I had the front end of a 46 Tudor, married them together , yes I found out there is a difference! But it was hammered into place and now driving around the neighborhood. I've got pics but still can't get the hang of posting them .
I'm in lake worth, fla .
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This pair of restored 1937 Ford Stock Cars were on display at the Grand Nationals held in Dearborn back in 2018.
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Hi all; I just finished a '34 hardtop re- restoration. Those 'modern' wide five racing hubs and parts are expensive! If the car is to 'tech' and race today it is complicated. Mine is just for show and history. But, they are fun to build either way- use or show. Newc
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Have had this retired '40 Ford stock car for years, and hope one day to put it back together. It was run by the owners of Koopman Lumber at local MA tracks like Westboro back in the late '50s & early 60's before it got t-boned out of service. Koopman Lumber is still in business with 6-7 locations throughout Eastern Mass.
If you plan on racing it, stay in the "stock" class unless you have a very large racing budget. The modified class can be as expensive as a modern race car.
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If I get around to it, it will be a simple reconstruction to replicate the "state the art" at the time when darn near every gas station in town had something they cobbled together to run on Saturday nights
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Here is a picture of the late Roy Nacewicz 1937 Ford Coupe that was displayed at the Grand Nationals, Dearborn 2018. It has those "expensive" Hubs that are mentioned in this Thread.
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That's a fine looking dirt car.
Does the current owner run it?
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:50 PM   #13
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I don't know the current where-abouts of this car, as unfortunately, Roy passed away in April last year. He was a great man and a wealth of knowledge on Early Ford V8's. His passing was a huge loss, not only to his family, but to us Ford guys.
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