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Old 09-30-2015, 08:08 AM   #41
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I also agree with 37 Coop. There comes a point in some vehicles lives where ya just gotta step in and do something. Civil War homes...some have weathered the years fairly well and some not so much. Some we need to step in to preserve and restore. On the other side of the coin, there's also something beautiful about these old cars that have been made new again (I had no choice to repaint mine). I regularly get jealous on this site when I read how a lot of the members are racking up the miles on their old Fords. I'm "white knuckling" just driving down to the stop sign. The old original paint cars are beautiful and tell the history of the car but there's a point where a person needs to bring a car back from the "jaws of death"
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I think most owners of original cars who wish to use them will keep the mechanicals in tip top condition. New king pins/suspension bushes/wheel bearings/brake linings etc dont detract from an original finish car.

Ive got Teds brake improvers on my Tudor, and the steering is slop free. My next job is to re-bush the springs as it wanders a bit. It is vital to keep on top of these things, otherwise we are endangering other road users as well as ourselves!
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:08 AM   #42
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I am looking at an original paint car. It makes me nervous, though. I would truly be a steward and how good a steward could I be of this car? Not the same as a repaint, which can always be redone. Maybe I should not worry so much about it, but it is something else to think about.
True..If you original paint car had an almost perfect finish. I once looked at a car like this but the interior was a mess so I passed. In searching for a car I was interested in an original interior/not redone. But even if my paint finish was near perfect, I would put a good layer of wax or would that take away from it?. Many original paint cars have some life scars which would allow you to not worry too much about an additional new mark.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:22 AM   #43
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I had my doubts about this one, but I can't find a lick of overspray, not a single tape line, nothing. Good ol Henry Ford black:

Dang! Love it!
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:37 AM   #44
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My '37 Fordor has original paint and interior. If you look carefully you can see remnants of the pin striping. Car has 61k miles on it and I'm the fourth owner.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:38 AM   #45
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my '37 fordor has original paint and interior. If you look carefully you can see remnants of the pin striping. Car has 61k miles on it and i'm the fourth owner.
wow!!
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:06 PM   #46
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Some times you just gotta repaint them. Here's a pic of my current project, btw, original color was black and that is the color I'm painting it. Ford Black
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:46 PM   #47
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My "original paint" 32 Fordor.

The car had been drag raced in the 50's and was hacked up to a point that most would have called it a good parts car. I brought it back to life and think it has a story to tell as is. Some opinions may differ.






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Old 09-30-2015, 02:11 PM   #48
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@Neal - I can't stop looking at it! What a great car you have in this '32 Fordor. Don't ever paint it! It's got such 'character'....
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:28 PM   #49
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NeilinCA ...............................
That is a great looking car !
If you would paint it, it would just look like every other car at a show.
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:38 PM   #50
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Some years back at a show , a open raggedy Packard sat next to a fully restored version. You can guess where the crowd was
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:47 PM   #51
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Some years back at a show , a open raggedy Packard sat next to a fully restored version. You can guess where the crowd was
Same thing here. The "patina" Fordor gets way more attention than the shiny black one in my avatar...
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:55 PM   #52
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I had my doubts about this one, but I can't find a lick of overspray, not a single tape line, nothing. Good ol Henry Ford black:
Surely though if it was repainted properly, there wouldn't be any over spray or tape lines?
They ain't on the cars we repaint at work.
I'm not saying it ain't original, but lack of what you mention isn't proof of that.
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:08 AM   #53
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Here's my untouched 35,still has the green pinstripe on it.

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Old 10-03-2015, 11:22 AM   #54
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FORDS 010.jpg

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My all original paint un-restored 37
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Old 10-03-2015, 11:42 AM   #55
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My 33 standard phaeton (fairly rare car) still even has the original (rock hard) top!
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:08 PM   #56
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My 33 standard phaeton (fairly rare car) still even has the original (rock hard) top!
Man, that car is beautiful.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:47 PM   #57
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Tim, it was built in Edgewater NJ!
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:14 PM   #58
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My original paint 1937 Ford. There are some areas that were touched up, but it is mostly original and the Tacoma Cream stripe is still visible in many spots.
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:20 PM   #59
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Mine. I bought it in '72.

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Old 10-04-2015, 03:51 PM   #60
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All these original cars are so beautiful, I would love to go to a car show with all and only originals. Such great looking cars!
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