1956 Ford Crown Victoria Restore Or Hot Rod on 2040-cars
Litchfield, Ohio, United States
hello! last of my project type cars.kind of a cool old do want you want with car. restore all the way or do a budget car. i bought this 56 crown as the original color combo was great sunset coral and raven black with black and white interior. plus the body, even a little battered and bruised, is pretty solid structurally for a start. the was built in california, made its way to florida and ended up in new jersey. it seemed that it was going to be or was a drag car, dont know if it ever made many trips. the frame had some modifications and the crossmember was bad,so i lifted the body off and rolled a mint cleaned and painted arizona frame under it. i cut the areas of the old frame with the matching serial numbers from the 56. they go with car to show it was a legitment frame change. it has an excelent running 272 with a 57 distributor, intake and 2bbl carb. it has a good 3 speed stick,shifts great. it has a freshly cleaned and tested radiator, a new gas tank and lines, new wheel cylinders and excellent working emergency brake.it yard drives great with very good braking. it is not charging correctly but lasts quite a while disconnecting the battery. i start it regularly and has no valve noise and runs strong. it was missing many parts that i knew i had to improve the car, specifically the crown parts. it has the correct 56 front seat backs with trim, sunvisor brackets, window flippers, and very nice inside tiara pieces.the original front and rear door panels with armrests and trim are still in very nice shape. i dont want to make it seem like its ready to go down the road, just that there is a very good basis on the mechanics.
as with most cars the work will be at the body. what is really good is all the body mounts are extremely solid, including the long trunk rail.the trunk floor is very decent. there are a few extra holes where a fuel cell was mounted. the rear trunk panel was very rusted. i trimmed it out, removed one from another car and have fitted in but not welded in. it needs some repair underneath but the outer skin is very nice. it will need lower inner and outer quarters on both sides. it has damage below the trim line on the left side. both side wheel wells a pretty decent. the left side rocker has rust at the lead joint seam that needs work. the left rocker is going underneath but the tops and face are fairly solid. inner rockers are very savable. the right side rocker is very solid. the cowl mounts arte very good. the left front floor is very savable. i had some old style floor pans for the right front and left rear,need welded in. it will need the full floor pan for the right rear.the need some rust outer rust repair but have very solid bottoms and seams.there is damage on the left side door and fender where the were jammed together at some point. the fenders are very solid, with minor typical rust at bottoms. very decent inner fenders, air tubes and panels behind headlights.there is some rust out in the roof at the back behind the mouldings,about 8 inches each side. it is an easy repair that will be hidden by the moulding. the gutters are not really affected. the chrome and stainless is all fair to good. the glass should be replaced all the way around.
the car is at the point where you need to make a decision on what level of a car you want. i have most bof the body bolts back in the car but it would be easier to pull it back off and do the sheetmetal repairs and body work it needs. there are very few loose pieces as i have most parts at least rough attached. as they say think the worst ad be happy when its not. the pictures should give a good idea and i have more and will take more of your concerns.just ask. i dont use phrases like, it looks ok, or, seems to be. if you ask, i will tell you. it is priced very fairly as i have 2 crowns painted and ready to put together. i do have storage for the car for 30 days but the car absolutely must be paid for in full within 7 days and deposit in 24 hours or i will move right along. overseas buyers fine, i will work with you. 0 and negatives contact me first. but it now maybe but not after 48 hours into auction and will be more than the reserve. thanks!
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