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    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] First off, I am not a purist by any means but this is sad. I found car being offered up as a streetrod project. Sheesh, save if for a Herald or something. Anyhoo, I'm just putting the word out there incase any of you are intrested. To see the details, go here https://www.gassermadness.com/ and then check in the "cars for sale" section under "parts, projects, and rollers".
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    Re: save me! english ford

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    First off, I am not a purist by any means but this is sad. I found car being offered up as a streetrod project.

    [/ QUOTE ]I have to agree; that is just too cute to butcher! I don't know these cars well enough to know if that front bumper is as per original, but it makes the car look like a miniature '36 (American) Ford Phaeton!
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    Sheesh, save if for a Herald or something.

    [/ QUOTE ]NOW WAIT JUST A DOGGONE MINUTE. THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Addendum: Just went and looked at the site. This little '37 is even cooler than I thought: a rare South African-built Ford at that. Surely someone would want to save it?
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    Re: save me! english ford

    That IS rare! Poor little thing, wish I could afford it. Don't think the convertibles ever made it to the UK.

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    Re: save me! english ford

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    NOW WAIT JUST A DOGGONE MINUTE. THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS!

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    And a rust free one at that! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] But it will be done with taste, no SBC's will go anywhere near it... Then again the car I'm starting with is a basket case and then some. Need to have it built for my 20yr HS reunion in '08. Yeah, the car is rare, and very complete.(the Ford) Too bad I dont have the $$$. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonod.gif[/img]
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    Re: save me! english ford

    It's Aussie, looks like a Prefect tourer, only built in Australia.

    I believe these are highly desireable cars, at least among Brit Ford fans... And, yes, I believe quite rare as well.

    Edit: Just saw Andrew's post above after I wrote mine, do not hot rod this! Also noticed the Austin A40 Pickup (in original condition) being offered as a great street rod project, I despise people who would even consider that...
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    Re: save me! english ford

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    ...Also noticed the Austin A40 Pickup (in original condition) being offered as a great street rod project, I despise people who would even consider that...

    [/ QUOTE ]Agreed! And while it's not quite pertinent to a British Car Forum, I have to wonder if there is a single '41 Willys Coupe that has NOT been turned into a dragster!? or, for that matter, Fiat Topolino? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img]
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    Re: save me! english ford

    GAD... my HS reunion is in '08 too. The 40-year one.

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    Re: save me! english ford

    Please don't let this be rodded! There's one here in Beaumont that has had the full "treatment." It started as a really nice original example, but the new owner turned it into a 500 hp monstrosity.
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    Re: save me! english ford

    Now really, don't be so staid, wouldn't it look lovely all candy-apple red with flourescent flames? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/pukeface.gif[/img]


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    Re: save me! english ford

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    I have to wonder if there is a single '41 Willys Coupe that has NOT been turned into a dragster!?

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    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]I don't think there is... I've heard rumors they done ran out of them years ago, that's why they make 'em outa fiberglass now. I really dig the Austin too. Like I said before, I'm not a purist, but I would not cut up either of these. Too rare and complete.
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    Re: save me! english ford

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    Now really, don't be so staid, wouldn't it look lovely all candy-apple red with flourescent flames? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/pukeface.gif[/img]

    [/ QUOTE ]Uh....no. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

    I guess I wouldn't object so much if it were little more than a stripped shell found in a field somewhere, but it seems to be almost complete.

    Case in point: I've got a Herald convertible that served for about 10 years as an advertising sign on the roof of a body shop. The car was completely stripped out except for the windshield glass and almost enough suspension to bolt on three of the four wheels. And the floors and trunk were mostly torched out to keep the car from filling up and retaining standing water.

    From a restoration standpoint, there's really not a lot to work with, but a car like that could easily be "tubbed" and hot-rodded ad infinitum, and it wouldn't even bother ME! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Mind you, I have no such plans for that car....
    -- Andrew (Andy) Mace, VTR's Triumph 10/Herald/Sports 6 vehicle consultant and keeper of the North American Triumph Sports 6 and Herald Database

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