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Old 02-20-2012, 08:34 PM   #21
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Very nice,

I had one like it in high school, sold it for a motorcycle. Found out it was gutted and turned into a rod that year. Wish I had it back.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:55 PM   #22
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Nice car Tony! I'm glad it went to a owner that it is going to keep it original. Enclosed is a photo of my all original '37 fordor.

Thanks to all for the great comments.

Don, that sedan is sweet. Thanks for the photo.

I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of questions this summer.


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Old 02-20-2012, 11:31 PM   #23
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Fine Fordoor
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:40 PM   #24
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Here is my 1937 Ford in my friend Tom's boat garage waiting for some attention.

Need to drop the fuel tank and clean it out good.

Need to purchase a new battery and new tires.

My club president suggested that it might fire right up.

We'll try and I hope it will run, but will it stop?

Not afraid to spend the money to get it going (and stopping).

And those sealed beams got to go--I can't wait to get the correct 1937 headlights on this car.

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #25
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Nice!!
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #26
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Very nice 1937 Fordor. The English Ford Pilots have the firing order cast on their 21 stud heads.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #27
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I will admit that I do prefer hotrods but finding a gem like this, there's no way in heck I would rod it, survivor cars like this are just plain cool and ought to be left as is period! Good score
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:43 PM   #28
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Nice find! Good luck on getting it on the road.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #29
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I recently changed the headlights on my 1937 Ford Fordor, replacing the sealed beam gear with original style teardrop lense. The stainless rings are original FoMoCo purchased from a FordBarner in Tennessee. These appear to be the original buckets but altered for the sealed beam convert. I have decided that I will restore these original buckets and re-install them on the car some day (plus keep my eyes open for some original lenses). For now, I'll use the repro.

Here is the threaded sleeve that holds the fuel tank neck to the tank. I will be attempting to get this off without damage. I will try to get it off--if I can not, I will cut it off and put on a new one when I am done restoring the tank.

This windshield needs attention. I purchased a replacement from a FordBarner in Indiana. It is not FoMoCo glass but it will do.

I have a lot of work ahead of me to get this car going. No big deal because that is what I signed up for--to get this old car running and back on the road. I have been accumulating boxes of parts and look forward to learning about Ford Flatheads and solving the problems.

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #30
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Beautiful car and a great find ! Dave
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #31
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NICE! I love 37 slant backs, treat it well
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:36 PM   #32
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Thanks All.

After cleaning away the grime, I was able to get down to the original paint on the inner front fenders and engine shields.


This 1937 engine will eventually be restored with correct 1937 parts.


This 1937 aluminum intake manifold was purchased from a guy on Fordbarn.



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Old 07-14-2012, 01:05 PM   #33
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that is a great find! I've always loved these Fordors. i can never get enough of them! haha!
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:53 PM   #34
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Tony: Thank you for keeping it original. Sounds like you and the car deserve each other.....

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Old 07-14-2012, 06:25 PM   #35
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As a kid in 1950 my farmer boss had a car like yours. All his other power had 4 hooves. It sat outside and the blue paint was very oxidized. If we were good workers he would take us down to the hiway for a soda (tonic). That car probably was the reason for my lifelong love of Ford V8s of which I've owned many but never a 37. Good luck with your beauty. .
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:07 PM   #36
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It is a cutie .
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:47 AM   #37
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Well done to both you and the seller for preserving this car.

Couldn't help but think while looking at the photos...Frosted glass, radio, heater, heck all you need is the girl.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:34 AM   #38
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Nice ! always liked the flat back
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:05 PM   #39
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A couple Fridays ago I was able to get the 1937 Ford Fuel Filler Neck to break loose from the fuel tank with a spanner. Took six months of Liquid Wrench and PB Blaster and cleaning the void between neck and tank. Could not get the the threaded sleeve to break loose of the fuel filler neck. So I cut it off.

I disconnected the exhaust brackets and I moved the tail pipe out of the way. Took the fuel tank bolts off--which were still safety wired to the frame-- then I slid the tank a few inches to the passenger side and it came out of the frame rails easy. The tank is in excellent shape on the inside. Couldn't believe it. Probably could have been used it as is. But how was I to know until I took a look? The sender looks to be in very good shape. I put it back on for now.

I am going to restore the tank with the POR15 kit. Should I treat the sender mechanism with anything? Or just leave it alone? How should I cover the sender hole when I use the solutions and sealer? I was thinking of making something. Any ideas?

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:23 PM   #40
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looks like you are haveing fun!
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