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Old 10-19-2019, 08:46 AM   #1
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Cool Patina makes this too good to restore?

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Old 10-19-2019, 08:53 AM   #2
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Sorry, looks like plain ole rust to me!
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:10 AM   #3
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I'd drive the heck out of that monster. I'd try to figure out a way to keep the tire stickers intact. [smiley face]
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:20 AM   #4
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Unless you have been offered a part in the remake of "The Grapes of Wrath", a factory fresh rebuild would be awesome.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:23 AM   #5
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Jethro, you need to rub some more coal oil on there.

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Old 10-19-2019, 09:34 AM   #6
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MANY "barn finds" come into this category - "seasoned veterans."

Rather than a complete do-over, "original" is prized above all else . Do the minimum necessary to make it safe and inspectable for the road, replace with new only after proper "aging" to make it harmonious with the rest, and KEEP IT FOREVER. Or at least pretend you are.

Comes to mind a roadster mentioned on this board. Someone replaced the doors with new Brookville doors, but painted the exterior of the doors to look like the rest of the car, including the spots of rust which were "simulated." Even put on the originally found door trim after doing some inconspicuous repair work and possibly an "alternate attachment."

The object is to "keep it functional" - and as original as possible.

Someone said - "They're only original once." Well - we can "help it along" a little can't we?

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Old 10-19-2019, 09:37 AM   #7
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Not something I would enjoy driving.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:39 AM   #8
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It's amazing that after all these years...and being a big truck...that the body isn't all dented and torn

I wouldn't have the guts to restore it. I'd leave it cosmetically as is and go through the mechanical systems so that it runs, drives, and stops like it should and that everything works properly.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:42 AM   #9
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that aint be no patina, but it be soon rot!
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:44 AM   #10
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Note the Gas Cap. This is one of those "transitional" trucks with the Borg Warner 4 speed, a BW rear end, and made between Jan '30 and June '30.

VERY desirable if it has a high speed rear end. It may have an aluminum tag on the BW rear end 7-36?

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MANY "barn finds" come into this category - "seasoned veterans."

Rather than a complete do-over, "original" is prized above all else . Do the minimum necessary to make it safe and inspectable for the road, . . .

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What’s “inspectable” mean?
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:32 AM   #12
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Note the Gas Cap. This is one of those "transitional" trucks with the Borg Warner 4 speed, a BW rear end, and made between Jan '30 and June '30.

VERY desirable if it has a high speed rear end. It may have an aluminum tag on the BW rear end 7-36?

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1929 headlight buckets w/strange mounting. Buckets possibly original, knowing Henry's practices.

Rust itself is a good rust preventer, provided it's not submerged (e.g., inside door). Give it a good wax job and preserve history, I say.
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:35 AM   #13
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Interestingly....what's with the new tires?
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:12 AM   #14
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Headlights are aftermarket, makes no difference to me, I wouldn't drive that piece of crap anywhere!
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:55 AM   #15
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I sure hope whoever drives it can see through the “patina” on the windshield.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:00 PM   #16
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Looks to be modern in at least one respect it appears to have a nice sun roof.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:01 PM   #17
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I for one like it! It has character.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:28 PM   #18
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Clear coat it, make it drivable, enjoy.
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:41 PM   #19
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Love the patina. They are only original once. Good rubber and restored mechanics and electrical with a nice seat, backrest, and windshield and off you go.
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:44 PM   #20
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For me it is already 100 % restored with that front left tire! Fill it up with gas and just drive into the sunset.
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