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Old 04-11-2005, 01:02   #1 (permalink)
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Shoot Me, Please

You know that guy Don, that keeps coming up with these Fords and
engines for dirt cheap? Tonight he left a message that he has a '55
Crown Victoria. Somebody kill me; the madness will never stop. I'm
hoping it's a rust bucket, but I know he never buys shit like that. I'm
gonna go cry now. In a manly way, of course.

CobraJet

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Old 04-11-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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CobraJet wrote:
> You know that guy Don, that keeps coming up with these Fords and
> engines for dirt cheap? Tonight he left a message that he has a '55
> Crown Victoria. Somebody kill me; the madness will never stop. I'm
> hoping it's a rust bucket, but I know he never buys shit like that.
> I'm gonna go cry now. In a manly way, of course.
>
> CobraJet


This could be a tough one. These are so fine. On the other hand, it's a
tight engine compartment.

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Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is
attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing
falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any
refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that
the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys
after this process of grotesque self-deception.- Mark Twain

"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to do the bidding
of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are
being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and
exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." -
Hermann Goering

"We don't go out and hire journalists and propagandize and lie and put
people on payroll so that they'll say what you want."--Donald Rumsfeld,
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Old 04-11-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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In article <n7F6e.604$J12.123@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com>, Whole Lotta
Tom <tomcrocker@poboxnospam.com> wrote:

> CobraJet wrote:
> > You know that guy Don, that keeps coming up with these Fords and
> > engines for dirt cheap? Tonight he left a message that he has a '55
> > Crown Victoria. Somebody kill me; the madness will never stop. I'm
> > hoping it's a rust bucket, but I know he never buys shit like that.
> > I'm gonna go cry now. In a manly way, of course.
> >
> > CobraJet

>
> This could be a tough one. These are so fine. On the other hand, it's a
> tight engine compartment.


Not as tight as you think. I put 30 pics in this folder for
reference (100k average).

http://members.dancris.com/~cobrajet/55CV

Look at 755 and 756 and tell me what engine that is. As you see,
otherwise there really is some rust issues with this car. There has
already been some work done, but it is without a doubt a project. Might
never be concours show, but definitely hot rod material. I need the
data plate decoded; I have no 50's info for this.

CobraJet

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Old 04-11-2005, 21:01   #4 (permalink)
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CobraJet wrote:
> In article <n7F6e.604$J12.123@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com>, Whole Lotta
> Tom <tomcrocker@poboxnospam.com> wrote:
>
>> CobraJet wrote:
>>> You know that guy Don, that keeps coming up with these Fords and
>>> engines for dirt cheap? Tonight he left a message that he has a '55
>>> Crown Victoria. Somebody kill me; the madness will never stop. I'm
>>> hoping it's a rust bucket, but I know he never buys shit like that.
>>> I'm gonna go cry now. In a manly way, of course.
>>>
>>> CobraJet

>>
>> This could be a tough one. These are so fine. On the other hand,
>> it's a tight engine compartment.

>
> Not as tight as you think. I put 30 pics in this folder for
> reference (100k average).
>
> http://members.dancris.com/~cobrajet/55CV
>
> Look at 755 and 756 and tell me what engine that is. As you see,
> otherwise there really is some rust issues with this car. There has
> already been some work done, but it is without a doubt a project.
> Might never be concours show, but definitely hot rod material. I need
> the
> data plate decoded; I have no 50's info for this.
>
> CobraJet


You will have to do an awful lot of work to turn that Customline into the
advertised Crown Vic. LOTS of rust. I'd pass.


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Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is
attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing
falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any
refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that
the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys
after this process of grotesque self-deception.- Mark Twain

"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to do the bidding
of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are
being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and
exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." -
Hermann Goering

"We don't go out and hire journalists and propagandize and lie and put
people on payroll so that they'll say what you want."--Donald Rumsfeld,
12/24/2004


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Old 04-11-2005, 22:01   #5 (permalink)
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> http://members.dancris.com/~cobrajet/55CV
>
> Look at 755 and 756 and tell me what engine that is. As you see,
> otherwise there really is some rust issues with this car. There has
> already been some work done, but it is without a doubt a project.
> Might never be concours show, but definitely hot rod material. I need
> the data plate decoded; I have no 50's info for this.


The engine is a 385 but I gotta call bullshit on the tag in pic 762. It
looks spanking new while the rest of the car needs major corrosion
attention. Otherwise it's a cool car that could easily be done up right in
the current "rust-o-mod" fad.


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Old 04-11-2005, 23:01   #6 (permalink)
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"CobraJet" <slither@fang.ford> wrote in message
news:110420051928265749%slither@fang.ford...
> In article <n7F6e.604$J12.123@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com>, Whole Lotta
> Tom <tomcrocker@poboxnospam.com> wrote:
>
> > CobraJet wrote:
> > > You know that guy Don, that keeps coming up with these Fords and
> > > engines for dirt cheap? Tonight he left a message that he has a '55
> > > Crown Victoria. Somebody kill me; the madness will never stop. I'm
> > > hoping it's a rust bucket, but I know he never buys shit like that.
> > > I'm gonna go cry now. In a manly way, of course.
> > >
> > > CobraJet

> >
> > This could be a tough one. These are so fine. On the other hand, it's

a
> > tight engine compartment.

>
> Not as tight as you think. I put 30 pics in this folder for
> reference (100k average).
>
> http://members.dancris.com/~cobrajet/55CV
>
> Look at 755 and 756 and tell me what engine that is. As you see,
> otherwise there really is some rust issues with this car. There has
> already been some work done, but it is without a doubt a project. Might
> never be concours show, but definitely hot rod material. I need the
> data plate decoded; I have no 50's info for this.
>



Does the cowl in the bed of the truck come with the car or is that just a
bumper shot? If so, run. Looks real rough, nothing you should waste your
time picking up. But who's to say if the price is right snatch it up and
ebay it to a Midwestern, Eastern or Canuck good ole boy who would be stoked
to see that little rust. They pay shipping is the key.

> CobraJet
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Old 04-11-2005, 23:01   #7 (permalink)
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In article <c3H6e.1167$t85.682@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>, Whole Lotta
Tom <tomcrocker@poboxnospam.com> wrote:

> CobraJet wrote:
> > In article <n7F6e.604$J12.123@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com>, Whole Lotta
> > Tom <tomcrocker@poboxnospam.com> wrote:
> >
> >> CobraJet wrote:
> >>> You know that guy Don, that keeps coming up with these Fords and
> >>> engines for dirt cheap? Tonight he left a message that he has a '55
> >>> Crown Victoria. Somebody kill me; the madness will never stop. I'm
> >>> hoping it's a rust bucket, but I know he never buys shit like that.
> >>> I'm gonna go cry now. In a manly way, of course.
> >>>
> >>> CobraJet
> >>
> >> This could be a tough one. These are so fine. On the other hand,
> >> it's a tight engine compartment.

> >
> > Not as tight as you think. I put 30 pics in this folder for
> > reference (100k average).
> >
> > http://members.dancris.com/~cobrajet/55CV
> >
> > Look at 755 and 756 and tell me what engine that is. As you see,
> > otherwise there really is some rust issues with this car. There has
> > already been some work done, but it is without a doubt a project.
> > Might never be concours show, but definitely hot rod material. I need
> > the
> > data plate decoded; I have no 50's info for this.
> >
> > CobraJet

>
> You will have to do an awful lot of work to turn that Customline into the
> advertised Crown Vic. LOTS of rust. I'd pass.


Well, it is hard to tell which are the original parts. I was told
the left fender and quarter were replacements. I don't know enough
about this particular model detailwise to spot a phony. I need a URl
for this.

The one clue I have to go on is the presence of the holes punched in
the middle of the roof for the wide CV stainless band. I'm thinking
there should be a clue perhaps in the dash trim or something small.
See my other posts to Nosey and Jason.

CobraJet

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Old 04-11-2005, 23:01   #8 (permalink)
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In article <5xH6e.580$zq4.164@newssvr11.news.prodigy.com>, Nosey
<kfrei43@removethis.hotmail.com> wrote:

> > http://members.dancris.com/~cobrajet/55CV
> >
> > Look at 755 and 756 and tell me what engine that is. As you see,
> > otherwise there really is some rust issues with this car. There has
> > already been some work done, but it is without a doubt a project.
> > Might never be concours show, but definitely hot rod material. I need
> > the data plate decoded; I have no 50's info for this.

>
> The engine is a 385 but I gotta call bullshit on the tag in pic 762. It
> looks spanking new while the rest of the car needs major corrosion
> attention. Otherwise it's a cool car that could easily be done up right in
> the current "rust-o-mod" fad.
>
>


It is a 460 with a C6 behind it. The driveshaft is hooked up at both
ends. The alternator is close to the frame rail, but otherwise it
clears fine.

The data tag is a repro from a Ford licensed outfit in NC. There is
supposed to be verification paperwork concerning this.

The deal is this. If this is a real CV, then someone out there who's
good at metalwork is going to want it. I have first dibs and a day or
two tops to make up my mind. The next guy in line to buy is going to
part it out immediately; he was slobbering big time over all the trim
pieces that I shot on the grass plus all the stuff inside the trunk.
So, my decision determines the fate of this car. As you said, even if
it isn't a CV it's still cool, but I'm not personally going to mess
with the body. I need to verify the car.

CobraJet

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Old 04-11-2005, 23:01   #9 (permalink)
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In article <rBI6e.6729$EX4.2025@fed1read01>, Jason
<Jason@NoOneHome.net> wrote:

> "CobraJet" <slither@fang.ford> wrote in message
> news:110420051928265749%slither@fang.ford...
> > In article <n7F6e.604$J12.123@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com>, Whole Lotta
> > Tom <tomcrocker@poboxnospam.com> wrote:
> >
> > > CobraJet wrote:
> > > > You know that guy Don, that keeps coming up with these Fords and
> > > > engines for dirt cheap? Tonight he left a message that he has a '55
> > > > Crown Victoria. Somebody kill me; the madness will never stop. I'm
> > > > hoping it's a rust bucket, but I know he never buys shit like that.
> > > > I'm gonna go cry now. In a manly way, of course.
> > > >
> > > > CobraJet
> > >
> > > This could be a tough one. These are so fine. On the other hand, it's

> a
> > > tight engine compartment.

> >
> > Not as tight as you think. I put 30 pics in this folder for
> > reference (100k average).
> >
> > http://members.dancris.com/~cobrajet/55CV
> >
> > Look at 755 and 756 and tell me what engine that is. As you see,
> > otherwise there really is some rust issues with this car. There has
> > already been some work done, but it is without a doubt a project. Might
> > never be concours show, but definitely hot rod material. I need the
> > data plate decoded; I have no 50's info for this.
> >

>
>
> Does the cowl in the bed of the truck come with the car or is that just a
> bumper shot? If so, run. Looks real rough, nothing you should waste your
> time picking up. But who's to say if the price is right snatch it up and
> ebay it to a Midwestern, Eastern or Canuck good ole boy who would be stoked
> to see that little rust. They pay shipping is the key.


The cowl is a spare for the one in the car. The entire floor has
already been replaced, and it looks pretty good. The rockers have been
replaced but not finished off. The lower quarters need finishing. The
seller has access to another complete roof for a hundred bucks that can
be sectioned for that corner piece in the first shot.

Basically, we are looking at a project that was having its ducks
lined in a row, and then was aborted. The 460 was installed and rigged
to start in the car, but the trans linkage is not hooked up. The
polished Holley is brand spankin' new, and the Performer intake doesn't
look too far behind. The exterior trim pieces on the grass were
purchased from a vendor for 1500 bucks, and are CV-specific. There are
solid replacement lower doors in the trunk along with most or all of
the interior trim pieces. No glass, seats, door panels.

I've seen lots of El Rustos on Ebay, and this isn't nearly as bad as
a lot of them. I think us Western States guys tend to freak out more
over this stuff. I think you're right about reselling it on Ebay,
though. I have to decide.

CobraJet

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Old 04-12-2005, 00:01   #10 (permalink)
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> The deal is this. If this is a real CV, then someone out there who's
> good at metalwork is going to want it. I have first dibs and a day or
> two tops to make up my mind. The next guy in line to buy is going to
> part it out immediately; he was slobbering big time over all the trim
> pieces that I shot on the grass plus all the stuff inside the trunk.
> So, my decision determines the fate of this car. As you said, even if
> it isn't a CV it's still cool, but I'm not personally going to mess
> with the body. I need to verify the car.


If you can get the whole shebang for less than $2,000 grab it. It's worth
that much for the cool factor. Get it mechanically sound and don't sweat the
rust holes. Shoot the body with some rattle-can grey primer, stick some
cherry bombs on it, and bop around town with "For Sale" signs in the windows
and you will double your money within a week. What's the bottom line on this
one anyway?
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