Ford 1942
Business Coupe

Towing find home
This is what I dragged home in the summer of 93. Isn't it great looking (my wife didn't think that !).

First mockup of car

I had to put it "together" when I got home. I did not start working on it direct because of the tractor that is lurking in the garage door, actually I built one more tractor after this one.
But today IV started working with the Ford Coupe again. But IV done some repairs during the year that have gone by, and that's the reason the parts is not sandblasted because I saved that part until now. Since I didn't want to store the car outside if it was sandblasted and primed only.

Rear floor before repair

As you can see there was a bit of rust to take care of.

Rear Floor ready!?
A bit on the way, I had to replace the complete floor.

Floor before repair.

See what I mean.

Rear fender repair part 1.

The rear fenders needed some work also.

Rear fender repair part 2.

A bit of Bondo on this and it will look like new. Its a good way to learn your metal shaping  skills by getting something as bad as this. I'm not a Ron Cowbell yet but I'm working on it, I now I will not bee half as good as Ron but its still very fun to achieve something that at least reassembles the original parts.

Door before repair.
The doors needed to be attended also.

Door during repair.

I have taken away the running boards so IV lengthens the door 4-cm, in the bottom.

Specification Ford 42 Coupe

Type..........Ford flathead 8 BA
Induction....Fenton Manifold 3 Stromberg 81
Camshaft....8BA Truck
Ignition........Original Nos
Exhaust....... Home Built headers.
Heads.......... Original today But I'm looking for some aluminum heads Not Edelbrock or Offenhauser, Got any ??

Frame..................Original C,ed in rear.
Front suspension..Super bell tube axle 4-inch drop axle Posie spring split wishbone.

Rear suspension...Original with With long shackles "Special "aircraft" shock kit tube type this was an old after market kit that i found at a swap meet.

Tires, Front/Rear... Firestone 5,60 by 15 8,20 by 15 Whitewalls.
Wheels.................. Volvo 810 15" rims They have the old Ford bolt pattern.

Drive train:
Transmission........3 speed original gear box.
Reared...............Original 46 Ford 3,54

Model..................Business Coupe
Modifications........Removed Running boards, mild custom.

Not yet but i think about flat black with flames, suggestions anyone?

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