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05-26-2008 11:50 AM
cope if i do decide i want it after i look at it i would be getting such a good deal that it wouldent be right to sell it out from under my dads bestfriend.

he could just sell it himself but he is offering it to use cause he know's we will work on it and he can see it come together.

he himself was going to make it into a hot rod too so he wont be angy about that and he told my dad that your going to need a welder if i rember right he said it was all in pieces probley the way he got it.
05-26-2008 06:31 AM
cboy Hope this doesn't sound like we're piling on Cope, but if the car is in decent shape and as Stovebolter says, all the parts are there, restoration seems to be the most appropriate avenue. Or as suggested, sell it to a collector and use the proceeds to buy some good hot rod material...either something not so rare or something that has already been partially rodded.

While I'm a die hard hot rodder, I believe in the sanctity of rare vintage tin and preserving it for future generations to see and admire. Obviously this car is yours to do with as you please...but give the restoration route some consideration before cutting into it.
05-25-2008 10:54 PM
Stovebolter If its all there....and in fair shape. I would say definitely restore, or sell it to someone that will, and buy something pre 40 thats missing its drivetrain. That's why I bought mine in the shape it was in.....without the drive train among other things. That way I wouldnt feel bad later for cutting it up. Just my thoughts though.

Dave
05-25-2008 10:44 PM
techinspector1 Bull Hockey, drag out the Sawzall and fire up the cuttin' torch....no, just kidding. I agree with restoration of this rare piece of automotive history. There's plenty of other tin out there to alter.
05-25-2008 05:46 PM
Notorious
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Originally Posted by Henry Highrise
A very rare car such as that should be restored to its original splendor not rodded. Go get a A model Ford and rod it.
I have to agree. If I were going to modify it at all, I'd make a dual intake for it, custom engine pipes and perhaps make it look like a prewar hill climb racer or something like that. (It'd be a fun car and would get more attention than 100 generic SBC hot rods) In other words, no cutting or anything else that couldn't be undone easily. Did I mention no cutting?! Keep all of the stock parts to pass on to the next caretaker. There are many thousands of Model As and the like left. That is not the case with this. It's a rare piece of American automotive history.
05-25-2008 03:53 PM
Henry Highrise A very rare car such as that should be restored to its original splendor not rodded. Go get a A model Ford and rod it.



05-25-2008 12:54 PM
cope im thinking stock body with chevy drivetrain i would really like mopar but i allready have a badas* sbc/th350/posi 10bolt but its one of thoes time will tell things.soon as my dad and his friend have time where going to go take a look and i will post some pics.

there both vary busy people so who knows when we will get up there but i will keep buging him.

and thanks for all the info and links guys
05-25-2008 10:58 AM
Notorious I'd heard of them but knew little beyond that. Extremely attractive as well as modern styling for it's time. I think we'll all want to be kept posted as your story progresses. Congrats on you and your dad's impending good fortune.
05-25-2008 10:29 AM
73oldsman Here's some pix I found on Google...
05-25-2008 10:02 AM
CrashFarmer2
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Originally Posted by F&J
No.....but The real old cars have gotten "lost" in these days of muscle cars, rods and whatever.



Then it IS a lifetime deal for you. The OLD stuff IS really cool if you can deal with their shortcomings when you try to go for a sunday drive and NOT have angry people behing you. That's the main reason I don't have any early cars anymore. I even had a 1912 and a 1913 car at one time.
I have angry people behind me every day.

I did find a little info on the Jewett.

JewettSix.com

His family name is on his car
05-25-2008 09:32 AM
old fords I've never heard of a Jewett but it sure is a cool car
05-25-2008 08:26 AM
Henry Highrise A Google search found this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewett_(automobile)



05-25-2008 08:25 AM
cgates
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Here is a good link to the car
http://info.detnews.com/joyrides/story/index.cfm?id=207
05-25-2008 07:20 AM
F&J
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is this car one of thoes once in a lifetime deals something u read about in mags rare?
No.....but The real old cars have gotten "lost" in these days of muscle cars, rods and whatever.

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my head is just spinnin with excitement i have allways dreamed about having someting this old
Then it IS a lifetime deal for you. The OLD stuff IS really cool if you can deal with their shortcomings when you try to go for a sunday drive and NOT have angry people behing you. That's the main reason I don't have any early cars anymore. I even had a 1912 and a 1913 car at one time.
05-25-2008 06:59 AM
poncho62 So....are we going big block or HEMI in that?..............................
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