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  1. John, I tried to start the engine prior to disassembly, but it would not run. It is the same engine in all Crosley's and my plan is to remove the engine from my 1950 Crosley convertible and install it in the FOR. I had pulled the original engine(someone titled the car with the engine #) out of the convertible a few years ago because of bad compression and installed a spare engine so I could take it to the National meet. I don't think the engine that was in the FOR is that bad but the spare engine runs and will get me on the road quicker. As far as the driveline, nothing was tested prio
  2. Thank you Paul. Just working on it when I can, and as others have said, it is good to do at least one thing per day on it or you loose interest. A couple of pictures of some factory yellow paint on the passenger side of the front axle. What it means, I don't know?
  3. Today was spent knocking the front axle apart. Removed the springs, wheels and steering components and started cleaning it up. Hope to get the axle in paint soon. Lots of pictures for documentation and for your viewing pleasure.
  4. That's it, the battery box panels are gone. Let the filling begin... Note the very sloppy welds. If you were in a welding class, you would fail making welds like that.
  5. Got the bottom side and sides of the frame primed today. As small and light as the frame is I didn't want to flip it while painting it. Will do some filling and sanding on the bottom side before I flip it and prime the top side and sides again. Does anyone see what is missing on the frame from the previous pictures? Progress...
  6. As promised, all parts back from the blasters last evening. Looking good. Wheels and shock brackets will be powder coated and frame will be painted after some light filling is done.
  7. Loaded the frame, 6 wheels, hitch, and shock brackets in the truck and heading to the blaster. Should be done later this afternoon!
  8. Dave, I do need to know a few things as far as the frame goes. Were the shock mounts and other accessories mounted to the frame before or after it was painted. If it was before, then all the bolts should be black like the frame, if after they should be natural. Do you have the paint code for the FOR green? And can I have your hood? better yet, I'll trade you FOR for FOR, then you can have this one restored! Thanks
  9. No, it is not done already... This is my brother in laws 1950 FOR that I restored a few years ago. His FOR and mine are only 3 numbers apart on the serial number, mine being made earlier than his.
  10. More Pictures. Paul as of right now I do not have any attachments for mine. They are hard to come by but I hope to find some.
  11. The last couple days have been spent tearing down the chassis getting it ready to be sent out for media blasting. Transmission and transfer case removed, front and rear axles removed, steering column removed, shock mounts removed, spring blocks removed. Still only one bolt needed heat to remove it. There are two areas on the frame that need repair, one is the battery box and the other is where the steering box mounts to the frame, one bolt hole is enlarged and broken out. It is now ready to be sent out to blast, along with some loose parts and 7-8 wheels.
  12. Paul, Here is a link to some of the attachments for the FOR. http://crosleyautoclub.com/04Nationals/Saturday/index.html Feel free to look around the site as there is a lot of good information there.
  13. Spent some time pressure washing and dismantling the chassis to prep it for the blaster. It is really amazing that nuts and bolts come loose with out the aid of heat after 66 years. Even the brake lines turned loose from the fittings without twisting the lines off. Will get some pictures up tomorrow.
  14. Several months ago I removed the body from the chassis and then put the project aside. I tried to fire the engine but it just wouldn't start, so as with the basket case Crosley Hotshot that I just finished, I will not drive the FOR until it is done. The only thing that is bad on the frame is the battery box. Some parts that are missing are the hood, emergency brake handle and ratchet clip, tailgate and license plate bracket.
  15. John, It is a 1950, the FOR was made from 1950 to the end of Crosley production in 1952 with around 500 made. There were many implements available for the FOR, from a bottom plow, sickle bar, snow blade on the front, skis on the front tires, hay rake to a mower and more. The dump bed on the back is hydraulically operated. As far as 4WD, yes it is... It has dual rear wheels... LOL When you were doing farm work you would put the outer wheels on, usually lug tires and you had 4WD. As far as the popularity of the FOR, I think the sales speak to that as there were not very many made.
  16. Paul, Yes that is a PTO, for both a front and rear attachment. Not sure on the rear end, but the transmission is a t-92. Thanks for asking.
  17. Now that the 1950 Crosley Super Hotshot has found a new home, it is time to start on the 1950 Crosley Farm O Road (FOR). I purchased this vehicle about 2 years ago. It was located in South Carolina and I email the owner several times to get pictures and information, but my wife said the car was too far away and would cost too much to go to get it. Several weeks later a friend of mine was going to Pigeon Forge TN for a car show and I jokingly told him he could go pick up the FOR for me and put it in the bed of his pickup truck. He called me when he got down there and asked if I was serious
  18. It was in the flea market and it was sold this afternoon. The car is going to Iowa to a longtime Crosley collector. He actually took it for its maiden trip around the fairground
  19. At the Crosley club national meeting in Wauseon Oh. Nice and warm.
  20. I will be there with a lot of used parts! And a 1950 Crosley Super Hotshot for sale.
  21. Keiser, Keen eye there, Keiser... I think it was just the way they got put on, or back on after the restoration. Like you have noted they are installed both ways and it is not know which is correct. The front and the rear bumpers are the same.
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