Some assembly required…after re-installing the fenders and a few more things I think I have decided to leave the patina as is. As solid as it is, I think it would be a shame to SANDBLAST and RESTORE this car. Then it would just be another shiny car.
Here is the story on it. It was used as a mail carrier in the Badlands, South Dakota. The engine gave up in 1958 and it was stored indoors until 1990 when the second owner found it. He also stored it indoors until two weeks ago when your truly became the custodian.
All of the interior is missing and the engine head is cracked so I have a clean canvas to work with.
I am thinking:
Vega box with cross steer, split 1936 .’bones, drobbed axle with reversed eye spring, Lincoln brake with Buick drums, 1957 Ford column and steering wheel…for starters.
Engine…I got some ideas..
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A 1931 license plate will license the car for life.
These ugly fender are in great condition in the areas where mine are weak. We will do some slicing and dicing.
This is a ’37 spare tire cover. I also have the surround part. Since this is going to be a driver, I think a spare tire will make sense. Who has time to call AAA when you are on the poker run, you just gotta go!
Let’s do some work!
This is the right side frame horn. The fender brace came off and this probably reflects multiple attempts to re-attach it using stick welders. Now it is just a big lump of “weld”
After removing what seemed to be a lbs of “weld”, the frame horn is ready to be reattached. If this was going to be a highboy I would probably replace this piece but the fenders will cover it.
Tacked for now so I can test fit the fenders.