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Distraction!!


 I'm never going to get anything done. Found this 36 the other day. I really don't need/can't afford another project but I've been wanting a 30s Ford V8 coupe for a looong time.



-- Edited by willowbilly3 on Tuesday 18th of April 2017 02:11:58 AM

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Nice find! Flathead V8 ?

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You certainly have the ability to find these projects!!!...lol...That's a beautiful car!

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I like it, my dad had one I thought I could get it from him but he traded it for a school bus. His plan was to turn it into a mobile saddle shop. He could take to rodeos and make repairs and things. He was a welder fabricator but after he retired he liked making leather stuff. I just wanted the chevy

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It's missing the engine and radiator. Here's a couple pics after I got good tires on it. Sorry, photobucket isn't playing nice today.



-- Edited by willowbilly3 on Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:35:41 PM

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It's missing the engine and radiator. Here's a couple pics after I got good tires on it. Fixed the big hole in the back with a Nehi sign. Sorry, photobucket isn't playing nice today.



-- Edited by willowbilly3 on Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:35:41 PM


 



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The body looks to be in pretty good shape! So what are your plans????

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 Well, for the next couple months it will be at the towing yard while they do the title legwork. My thoughts change with the wind but right now I'm going to stay the course on getting the panel more done and put the coupe in the parts gathering status. No plans do do much with the body. Get the suspension, steering and brakes roadworthy and see what comes along for an engine. Maybe just go back with a flatty. I want to keep it old school and no sbc. I would love to find a 50s Olds or Caddy engine, hemi, maybe a Y block. I'm supposed to be getting a nice running 54 239 Y block with 3 speed/overdrive when the guy gets it pulled. But if I change the tranny, that means open driveline (hence more work). I would like to keep the wide 5s, not sure I want to put much torque through the old keyed axles though.



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Definitely a lot to think about that's for sure.

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WB, You definitely have a full plate!...lol...good luck and keep the posts and pics coming!

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If I remember right, didn't you have a Chrysler with a 331 in it that you weren't sure what you were going to do with? That with some homemade headers sticking out the side and a straight axle would look good.



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Yeah, sold that Chrysler last fall. I learned a little about Hemis and the early ones are not that desirable.

 The coupe is like winning a lottery, people won't leave me alone on it. I have an offer on the table right now that's 5 grand more than I have into it. The money would be great to finish a couple other projects.



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some guys have all the luck cant find much of that stuff here in Vegas bummer do you adopt just wondering to find metal like that just to look at and dream some folks want to charge space rent..............BEAR

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BEARS TOYS wrote:

some guys have all the luck cant find much of that stuff here in Vegas bummer do you adopt just wondering to find metal like that just to look at and dream some folks want to charge space rent..............BEAR


  I've been looking for a Ford coupe for a long time. I can find Model T's, A's and 41 or newer. 32-40s are non existent in barnyard, as found setting.



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willowbilly3 wrote:
BEARS TOYS wrote:

some guys have all the luck cant find much of that stuff here in Vegas bummer do you adopt just wondering to find metal like that just to look at and dream some folks want to charge space rent..............BEAR


  I've been looking for a Ford coupe for a long time. I can find Model T's, A's and 41 or newer. 32-40s are non existent in barnyard, as found setting.


 WB, You certainly are a "Tin Magnet!"...lol



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 It's a lifestyle for me CR. I don't have the distractions most people have like any kind of payments, wife ect. So I dedicate a lot more of my life to my passions than most people have the luxury of. I don't even pay rent or utilities because I trade out being the handyman for those necessitys. I also don't have much money so most of my cars are kind of what I call bottom feeder cars.



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But you're having fun and that's an important part of life! Not having the most money and "things"..!

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But you're having fun and that's an important part of life! Not having the most money and "things"..!


 Lots of fun, very little stress.



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That's the way to live!

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Nothing wrong with your way of living WB. No payment no worries no problem. Everyone has some kind of worry or problem but its nice not having to sweat the small things.



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 I went to a farm auction today to look at another 36 coupe. I was hoping it would be just a shell with a good back end. It was a decent body, about like mine, nothing forward of the firewall and on a messed up frame. Plus an antique car dealer from Rapid City showed up and he always makes things expensive. He got it for $500 but probably would have made me pay $1000.

 On a different note, been driving the 59 Ford pickup everyday and people are starting to recognize it. The cute girl at the coffee drive up said "I saw you in Spearfish this morning"



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