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Old 09-27-2020, 02:05 PM   #1
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I have been monitoring the site on & off for many years, this my first post.
I am the. proud owner of a 1953 Customline Fordor. The car is a one owner originally purchased by my Great Grandmother & the first car I drove when I was 16. Shortly after that I wrecked it & my father made me park in the garage & took my Drivers License. He gave me my license 30 days later. 33 years later he called & offered the car back to me.
The car have been in various states of restoration for the last 12 years. The last 18 months I have been fairly active on it's revival.
The following are completed/rebuilt.
Engine 239 V8 rebuilt
Carb, Fuel Pump, generator, starter all rebuilt
Rear end rebuilt
Radiator recored, New Gas Tank, frame stripped to bare metal & repainted (frame on).
I managed to find NOS all 7 damaged parts from my collision years ago, including a NOS hood.
End of the day I have a lot of parts ready install.
Currently working on the firewall & just about stripped to bare metal.
Hope this gives a fair & not too lengthy history.

Now a couple questions

The foot pedal for the windshield washer pump is likely shot, however even if it does not function my desire is to remove & reinstall. I cannot get it removed. Does anyone know the threads on the interior shaft? I want to get two nuts to tighten & create a stop to remove the nut holding it on.

Also looking for a dual exhaust manifold & block off plate. This so far is my only planned modification & was a factory option.

Thanks

Randy
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Old 09-27-2020, 02:57 PM   #2
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Great story. Welcome to the barn fellow North Carolinian. Enjoy your awesome Ford.
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Old 09-27-2020, 03:02 PM   #3
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Welcome!....you’ve scored points by posting pics of your car on your first post. Looks like your doing a great job on your car. Your father took it for 33 yrs huh? I think you’ve served your punishment!!....I bet you won’t crash it again. Bob Drake has the left side manifold and block off plate but you need to find a talented pipe bender for your left side pipe.....keep up the good work....Mark
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Old 09-27-2020, 03:03 PM   #4
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Not really a welcome to the Barn (you've already been here reading!), so welcome to the posting side.
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Old 09-27-2020, 05:31 PM   #5
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Congratulations on your new project. Unfortunately, Fordor Sedans are often a body style that is mostly forgotten. In Australia, the Fordor Sedan was the only body style offered and is much appreciated. Above is a picture of two of them that were on a Club Run back in 2018. Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:04 PM   #6
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53 Customline.....I just happened to think, mine was for ‘49-‘51....I’m a shoebox guy....not sure of the difference or availability for a ‘53......Mark
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:34 PM   #7
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Welcome, I have a 1952 Crestline that I am not restoring like yours but fixing what is broke. Mine has the washer foot pump and I haven't even tried to remove it. It doesn't have a bracket or bottle. Someone on Ebay had an NOS foot pump for sale but it was gone before I had a chance to look at mine to be sure it was correct. They also have a NOS bottle and bracket but as I recall says for 49-51. Kindly post what your end result is on the washer stuff
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Old 09-27-2020, 10:11 PM   #8
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Nice story and Welcome from Williamsburg, VA ....
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