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Old 08-25-2013, 11:25 AM
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Looking for a car? You need to come out to California!

I really think the cost of shipping a car back to the other side of the country is worth it guys, take a look at what you see here.











This car was SOLID I looked it over and saw one spot of rust thru in the floor about four or five inches in size, that was it. What a sweet car and there are plenty more like this!

This little car was $5K It think, yeah it seams a little high with that stock 250 six but it was very well fabbed with all the basic body done all reinforced in tubing, very well done.



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Old 08-25-2013, 11:36 AM
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That is incredible Brian. The prices really aren't that bad, a friend of mine just bought a 41 Ford 2 door sedan, not bad body wise...needed some rust repair but wasn't running and well used (lots of dents) he paid $3,500...and it wasn't a coupe. I'd sooner pay the extra 5K and get a more desirable car...running.

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Actually right around here in Arkansas and Missouri I found 2 1950 buicks on craigslist. Of course I have no money for another project right now even if it is my dream car. The cars are out if you look hard enough. Of course might not be as nice/rust free as your California cars. The 41 ford does look like a sweet starting point.
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The only way you could find an all original 41 around here that nice would be if it had been in storage since 1942

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Be absolutly sure they have clean titles or your in big trouble in california, these blood sucking tax hounds here make it impossible to register anything with clear titles
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Be absolutly sure they have clean titles or your in big trouble in california, these blood sucking tax hounds here make it impossible to register anything with clear titles
Where have you been...your Hot August Night's thread is still alive and well. John and I have been fed a generous helping of crow...but I haven't given up yet. LOL.

I was worried, especially when your bacon came back in the mail marked "are you serious" and "return to sender"...LOL

Sorry to hi jack your thread Brian.

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Old 08-25-2013, 10:54 PM
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How about another that I saw today. There was no price, I assume the signs were down because it told. But check out this treasure!

How about a 40 coupe with a nailhead hooked up to the stock tranny and a diamond tuck interior! It didn't look like it had been touched since the sixties!





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the east coasters must hate being on the other side of the country when it comes to finding a project. Man, I see some of the cars they're working on and I'm going, "you guys are gonna restore that?" With that said, much respect to them. They see rust we'd run from.
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MUCH respect! Hell yes!

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When Edna moved here from San Fran; It cost me $1400 approx to ship her Rav-4 to Syracuse NY on an open car hauler. I did it through U-Ship. Car has to run, steer and stop. I THINK you also needed insurance on it, but I cant remember. Id gladly pay an extra 1400 to not have to cut out floorpans, inner and outer rockers, trunk floors...as part of a "normal" resto LOL
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You are very right, much respect.

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When Edna moved here from San Fran; It cost me $1400 approx to ship her Rav-4 to Syracuse NY on an open car hauler. I did it through U-Ship. Car has to run, steer and stop. I THINK you also needed insurance on it, but I cant remember. Id gladly pay an extra 1400 to not have to cut out floorpans, inner and outer rockers, trunk floors...as part of a "normal" resto LOL
Exactly, my 65 Skylark with original shiny black paint still on the frame and zinc still on the body bolts went to New York, it cost him about a grand. I forgot what I got for the car but the entire cost with shipping would be cheaper than fixing a rusty car!

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The only way you could find an all original 41 around here that nice would be if it had been in storage since 1942
Not quite. Prior to the mid-70s the state didn't use salt on the roads in NC and rust was rare unless it was caused by areas of the body that trapped dirt and then stayed wet, like the headlight brows on 55-56 chevys.

I had several 40 Fords in the late 60s and early 70s, couple drivers and some parts cars, with zero rust other than floors where old jute sound deadening material had stayed wet. And this was the case even with 10 buck parts cars.

But now, particularly with the liquid salt pretreatment junk they spray on the roads everytime there's a forecast of 2 flakes, a car is going to have serious rust by the time its 10-12 yrs old at most. My dad has an '01 Dodge Dakota pickup and I noticed a while back its got a hole rusted thru the front bumper which looks to be probably 11 ga steel. OTOH, he's got a 60 T bird sitting in his basement that hasn't been driven since the mid-70's and its as rust free as it was the day it was made.

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Perhaps Kelly was referring to the fact that a lot of "stock" 40 Fords in that part of the country were modified for running 'shine?
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