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About SteveWlf

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  • Birthday 08/06/1937
  1. I picked up a '42 For convert as a HS Jr in spring of '56 for $75 since the kid and thrown a rod in the OEM engine. Since I didn't have the money, my kid sister put it up on the condition it would be her car if I didn't pay her back. I had never rebuilt and engine before and wanted to get it going for summer driving. Found a '39 Ford wreck being parted out and paid about $25 for the engine. Swapped them out and had it running, albeit with the wrong/smaller engine. Don't remember any major problems or fit issues. Come fall, my sister insisted on her money back or the keys to the car. I had my
  2. Just quick follow up to my original post. Went back to check some details on this "find" and as I had already notice all of the trim/moldings had been removed and major portion of the body sanded to bare metal (now flash rust). I now notice that the interior dash trim has been removed, the speedo, clock and instruments are all still intact and in the dash, thre radio is removed and sitting on the floor board. A lot if not all of the trim/moldings are in the back and in the trunk so I fell fortunate there. One door panel is missing. Trunk handle is missing but could be inside, out of site. Any
  3. Just found this car, a 95% complete solid, original and running condition. Not sure yet if it is the original engine, been researching the items to check (head stud count, casting numbers, etc..). I'm short on the cash so I'm trying to trade my '86 F250 diesel for it. It has been 55 years since I have even put a wrench on a Flat Head Ford ('42 Ford Convert. That's right '42, very limited production.). Always regreted giving it to my sister when I joined the navy. Not my favorite engine to work on but would like to preserve it for show if it is in solid running condition. Not like I need this
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