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Old 02-07-2005, 07:15 PM
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Looking at project cars, 42 chevy, 55 desoto, 59 ford truck some pictures

Went to a lot that has some old cars not too far from home, about 15-20 miles. He had a couple of cars and a truck that interested me.

The 59 has had some mods done to set it up for an unknown engine/tranny combo. It currently has no drive train. Overall looks in fairly decent shape. Tank has been removed to the bed, kind of done half ***. Might work if I go for the rat rod look. Glass is good. Needs interior and only God knows about the electrical system. On the plus side it is only 495 dollars and I could fairly easy put together a drivetrain. It is the furthest from completion. But that means I could do things right somewhat easier.

The 42 chevy 4 door supposedly runs but I did not hear it run. The guy at the lot said he has an 8 volt battery and a new coil on order. Interior is there but rough. All the glass is good. It is an inline 6 with a one BBL carb. No major oil leaks at least on the drivers side. I forgot to check the other side. The car does need some rust repair on the front fenders and I am going to assume some floorboard rust repair. But it is the most road ready. They are asking 1,950 for the 42. They do have a good title on this one.

The desoto is the most intriguing car. It is a 55 4 door. And it does have a hemi. I was told it was an s-22 hemi. Intake is off but at the lot and will come with the car, he said it was a 4 bbl intake. Basically the engine externals need to be put back on. Windshield needs replaced. Interior is better than the 42. Does not seem to have a huge rust problem aside from the unknown floor board. They are only asking 900 for the desoto. I would have to get a mechanics/lost title on it.

They also had a 50 or 51 lincoln with a buick 350 under the hood. But they wanted too much for it. It was all there supposedly, but it was all there in the passenger compartment. That and the odd motor kinda discouraged me.

They also had a nice 58 tbird that even had the original ac. It wasn't quite what I wanted and was more than I wanted to spend at 3,950(I think).

They had a 66 or 67 fastback charger(don't know them well enough to say) for about 2-3000. Had a redneck console. It was plywood with some cheap carpet poorly applied. Did not really interest me, but I thought somebody might like it.

They also had the nicest looking ranchero I have ever seen. Of course that is not saying much. It was late 70s model with a 351W, but had a nice paint job with matching color bed treatment.

I also have pictures of another car I am trying to figure out who owns. It is a late 30s early 40s ford deluxe 4 door with a flat head 8. It has been sitting for years maybe 3 miles from where I live. I would like to figure out who owns it. It might even be that I could, once I get permission, just take it.

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Well there was supposed to be a picture here, but I screwed that up.
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Let's try this again, ok this is the early 40s late 30s ford of unknown ownership. I have more pics and close ups but I have not resized them yet.
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42 chevy

here a front view of the 42 chevy.
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Wmarden...If your county Auditor is online you can check to see who owns the property and go that route or just pay the Auditor a visit and they can tell you who owns the property. It might save some grief in tracking down who owns the car.
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The old Ford would be the easiest because of all the after-market parts availability. It is hard to tell for sure, but looks like a 38 Deluxe or a 39 Standard. The wheels appear to be the "open center" style which would be on either the above. The De Soto would be the most interesting, but the most difficult because of the expense and availability of the parts. If the motor is a Hemi and not destroyed, it may be worth more than the car.

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I vote for the '59 Ford truck "rat rod" with a Cadillac 472 or 500 slammed with a set of Moon discs........
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The old Ford would be the easiest because of all the after-market parts availability. It is hard to tell for sure, but looks like a 38 Deluxe or a 39 Standard. The wheels appear to be the "open center" style which would be on either the above. The De Soto would be the most interesting, but the most difficult because of the expense and availability of the parts. If the motor is a Hemi and not destroyed, it may be worth more than the car.

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I think the ford is a deluxe because I recall something inside on the dash says deluxe. And while the glass is mostly out, there is some glass sitting in the front seat that looks to me to be intact. The wheels have a fitting or nut right in the middle that sticks out I can post this one at the bottom

The desoto is a hemi. I think he got it as a parts car for the 56 that he also has. The 56 is nice, but more than I could possibly spend. Plus it is too ready to go, not much of a project in that.
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Ok, that dates the car as a 38 Deluxe. The center piece you refer to is the end of the rear axle that is thru the brake drum hub. There is a key way milled into the axle, which is also tapered and in the brake drum hub. The large nut is tightened down snug and a Cotter pin keeps it tight. Ford was still just one step ahead of the buggy days in their engineering dept. The front is similar except the hub is larger diameter and houses the front wheel bearings. Note the large diameter the wheel lug bolt pattern. The 39 Standard was the last year for this style wheel on the passenger car. First year was 36.

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