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Old 06-15-2015, 06:18 AM   #121
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We removed the spot welds along the cowl/firewall edge and unpicked the rest.
Got stuck into a few small rust repairs @ top door hinge, dash tabs and top cowl along seam edge.
Nothing like a floppy body here, hey Wayne!!
Now ready for a new panel or two.
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:14 PM   #122
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A few small rust repairs done on the top hinge and cowl stiffener areas which takes the hood bracket.
Now!!!!!!, time for a dress rehearsal.
The new panels look real good.

These will be only clecoed in until the floor and body are stage fitted up together, as I want to ensure all alignment issues are sorted out first and foremost as I dont want any surprises down the line.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:37 PM   #123
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Great work Tom.
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:44 AM   #124
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Just a couple of small repairs done to both the top cowl sides on Wayne's 39.
Still needing a little fine tuning to get the lower turned edges right and then I'll re-tack them, prep them and oxy weld in, before I set the lower cowl sides into postion.
Wayne had one big grin from ear to ear, just then.
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Old 07-01-2015, 02:53 AM   #125
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Hi, just to keep you enthused! saw this at ''Cooley Rocks'' last month. A hot Rod tho! ,they do have a nice shape to them. Cheers
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Old 07-01-2015, 03:49 AM   #126
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These ''Slopers'' look great, sleeker lines than a Tudor.
I looked up Ford Aust. references & see they were officially termed '' Sedan Coupe''.
Made to replace the Club Coupe body of '37 & '38 in Australia.
What do they look like from the back, with the much lower rear roof section ?
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:26 AM   #127
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Hi fordlvr,
nice to see a pic of this 39 standard.
Very nice car. Great to see it on the road.
You would not believe it, but many a year back this car used to live in Australia's national capital (Canberra) and I at that time did some metal work on this old girl then.


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Old 07-01-2015, 06:34 AM   #128
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This is a about the best pic I could find near enough to almost straight on, of a Sloper, that I could download.
Yes, I also think the Sloper roof is sleeker.

The rear window on the Slopers, being more angled, Ford Australia moved the window up into the roofline about 4 to 5 inches.

Because of the placement of the rear window, neither the Aussie sedans or US sedan parcel trays inter-change with the Sloper version.


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These ''Slopers'' look great, sleeker lines than a Tudor.
I looked up Ford Aust. references & see they were officially termed '' Sedan Coupe''.
Made to replace the Club Coupe body of '37 & '38 in Australia.
What do they look like from the back, with the much lower rear roof section ?
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:36 AM   #129
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Look on Pages 2 & 3 for more photos of these Slopers from all angles, including the rear.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:42 AM   #130
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Hey, Mercman
That was too easy a solution, do at the time.
Must be a public servant thing, that I get these flasbacks


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Old 07-07-2015, 05:35 AM   #131
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One hell of a nice badge and its on our very own aussie 39 Fords.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:25 AM   #132
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OZ40 posted pictures of the Body Badge that was affixed to the 1939 and 1940 Australian Fords (top photo) but have you seen the similar Badge that was worn on clothing? Both Badges are similar in shape but they have different wording. There are two Pins with circles on the back that fir through clothing, and a Split Pin gets threaded through these 2 Holes to retain it. It was made in Australia by Millers Sydney. Can anyone enlighten me to the identity or origin of the Clothing Badge? (bottom photo)
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:32 PM   #133
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Where were those Slopers produced? In Australia by Ford?
I really like the looks of them
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Mercman, personally I haven't seen the clothing one, but I would love to get a hold of either one of them.......

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oz40 posted pictures of the body badge that was affixed to the 1939 and 1940 australian fords (top photo) but have you seen the similar badge that was worn on clothing? Both badges are similar in shape but they have different wording. There are two pins with circles on the back that fir through clothing, and a split pin gets threaded through these 2 holes to retain it. It was made in australia by millers sydney. Can anyone enlighten me to the identity or origin of the clothing badge? (bottom photo)[/quote]
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:35 PM   #135
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Hi Kahuna, only produced by Ford Australia for the years 1939 and 1940 only.

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Old 10-26-2015, 06:56 PM   #136
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Got one at last, and a BIG thanks to Andrew Levine without him I would still be looking..



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oz40 posted pictures of the body badge that was affixed to the 1939 and 1940 australian fords (top photo) but have you seen the similar badge that was worn on clothing? Both badges are similar in shape but they have different wording. There are two pins with circles on the back that fir through clothing, and a split pin gets threaded through these 2 holes to retain it. It was made in australia by millers sydney. Can anyone enlighten me to the identity or origin of the clothing badge? (bottom photo)
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:02 PM   #137
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Its been a while since the last posts. Spent about 3 months over in Perth and working on the 2 x Slopers for a good while, in between a few clients cars. Lots of progress and plenty of pics. Will start posting later tonight.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:16 PM   #138
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The rusted out areas on the top sections of the cowl have been replaced and oxy welded up.. All the support brackets under the cowl section, were then sand blasted and have been repaired, as they were either cracked, rusted or needed holes filled because of wear out from the hood hinges.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:22 PM   #139
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Next stage on the 39 was the fit-up of the new sides. We had to modify the lower cowl to chassis bracket slightly just so we had correct 39 style fit-up
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:27 PM   #140
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Ready to go , nice fit, got the gaps spot on.
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