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Old 02-18-2018, 02:43 PM   #21
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What if a person started out with a single part (a luggage rack) and spent 30 years collecting only parts (from 23 states and lost track) that are to the best of his knowledge correct for a 65 year old 3 month production window, then rebuilt and refinished every part, then assembled a complete numbers matching finished car from those parts, (luggage rack not used) what would you call the end product. A recreation or a pleasant preoccupation?
Does this official definition help?

Restore: to repair or renovate (a building, work of art, vehicle, etc.) so as to return it to its original condition.
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:36 PM   #22
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The Rotisserie Refreshed on an auto twirler is interesting. I've seen sellers call it Rotisserie Restored that's possible for everything except what was between the chassis & floors.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:02 AM   #23
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In my eyes the term "restored" means it's just like it rolled out of the Rouge plant. There are damn few "restored " Fords out there. I know there are lots of them that I call redone or refurbished , me included ,that have these cars and enjoy them but when the term " restored " is used it means a whole nother ball game for me.
Agreed. Very, very few are restored to match how they would have rolled out of the factories.

Many are over-restored. Many are under-restored.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:04 AM   #24
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Does anyone know how what should be known as a 'body-off restoration' became the term 'frame-off restoration'?
What if the car is down-under? "Off-Frame" is a bit more awkward to say.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:19 AM   #25
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I am in awe of those who "restore" something like a 1910 Rolls when they start with maybe a small piece of the grille shell and fabricate everything else.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:34 AM   #26
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The one that gets me is RARE. Overused & abused.
The guy that sold me the 34 roadster said he restored the chassis wow that was funny as it was just painted over the dirt and grease. Shackles & brake shoes were worn out but freshly painted.
They are original only once.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:10 PM   #27
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But, "body-off" isn't (more awkward to say) and from that standpoint, slightly less awkward to say.

I have yet to see a restoration commence with turning the car upside down and removing the frame from the body in that position, hence my original question.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:38 PM   #28
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Hucksters and sales people in general use every advantageous term in the book to sell stuff whether it is correct terminology or not. They sometimes make stuff up as they go too. A person has to laugh about it and be sceptical of anything that can't be easily verified. If folks were honest and followed a complete path to originality, the only description needed would be "restored to original condition". Unfortunately, we all know that you can't change a half wit into a whole wit.
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:18 PM   #29
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"Frame Off" was originally "Off-Frame" and makes more sense.

(By the way, I'm of the same mindset as Petehoovie. Preservation tops restoration.)
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:55 PM   #30
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I have a question for David or Mike. I once read that NORS, New Old Replacement Stock, did not mean the stock was good. The article went on to say that, if a part didn't fit correctly on the assembly line or there was some other reason for it to be rejected, it was put into NORS status. Such as a dented fender or untapped hole. It went on to say that Ford wanted nothing thrown away or scrapped, so NORS it was. Any truth to the story?
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:09 PM   #31
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Hoop,

Yes, "off-frame" makes perfectly perfectly good sense.


woodiewagon46,

There's some truth to that in the case of NOS parts, but I've not encountered it with NORS parts from well known period suppliers such as Thompson Products, Toledo Valve, etc.

In the case of "genuine" Ford NOS parts, miss-builds are sometimes encountered, but then they are also sometimes encountered in the parts used to assemble the car such as missing holes in stampings or hood panels that are longer or shorter than they should be. Even if a NOS part requires some rework, that extra effort is usually worth when it comes to fit, finish, and function compared to the alternatives.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:03 PM   #32
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I call my project a "pieced together restoration" having started with an original frame and collecting parts over a period of 50+ years. Is it 100% correct? It is close, due to the expertise of David Rehor and others who willingly share their knowledge. The help of others is appreciated and vital when you don''t know the answers.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:22 PM   #33
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va t,

Sounds like a net project; have a photo or two to share?

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What if the car is down-under? "Off-Frame" is a bit more awkward to say.
It’s easier “Down Under” because the car is upside down!
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:41 AM   #35
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Fixed up junk fits a lot of stuff, anymore i just like something that's roadworthy and i dont have to worry about it. Both of these fits most cars i see that are called restored.

I remember seeing a car that was suppose to to have nice solid floors. After a closer look most of the the floor was cut out.
The seller was a shister and his patsy stuck up for him by saying YOU HAVE TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES when i asked about the nice solid floors.
Reminds me of a car I saw at Charotte one time had rusty floors and on the windshield a big sign said Rust free! We never charge for rust!
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:08 AM   #36
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A close second in the misnomer race is "barn find".
And third for me is "Rare"
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:24 AM   #37
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And third for me is "Rare"
Tongue in cheek again... "Rare" is the opposite of "Well Done"
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:40 PM   #38
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Here are the before and after pictures of my, purchased in 1957 pickup. It now has lots of mods, but it is still flat and still reliable. The renewed picture is the day it came out of the garage in 2009.
What do I call the repairs I made? Refreshed?
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Old 02-23-2018, 01:54 PM   #40
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And third for me is "Rare"
I've actually written sellers on eBay that have advertised "rare this, rare that" and then within the description, admit they have no clue what it is for. I ask them how they know it is rare if they have no clue what it is or what it is for.
Because they only have one?
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