516 E. Bristol St
$38,500 , best offers considered
Item Location: ELKHART, IN
SAVE THOUSANDS NEW LOWER REDUCED PRICE ON 7 27 16 SO HURRY 38,500.00 OBO NO TRADES
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Explanation of Build and Parts Used in 2014-2016
Body, sheet metal & glass
The body is very straight, gaps are good, doors open and close with a solid thunk. There is no rust, no rust repair and may be the case that there never was any rust. No patch panels. No body filler. All OEM steel and OEM glass. No sheet parts have been replacedthis is all original. Cowl vent perfect operational. Windows go up and down as they should. Rubber parts are good. Running boards are good with now tears.
The front end of the body was removed for the mechanical work done under my watch.
Paint Only the right front (passenger side) fender has been repainted. As noted in the Inspection Report, there was a deep scratch in the fender that I am told was the result of a garage mishap. I couldn''''''''t ignore and so it was painted. That paint is not the same quality as the 32-year-old black lacquer that covers the rest of the car. There are little flaws, some starring, and a few little cracks. But the paint is so thick, deep, smooth and lustrous that I did not have the courage to touch it. I have clayed and waxed it but nothing more.
The right front fender was removed and sprayed by a local paint shop. It is presentable but not up to standard.
Rubber trim molding
We replaced a few items but Mr. Skoog replaced most of the rubber bits and probably because the car saw no use after his untimely passing, and was stored dry indoors, where it remained completely dry.
I am uncertain as to origin as they came to me with the car. They are correct 1938 Ford but because the chrome was old and had a few scratches, I sent them to Ogden Chrome for show quality chrome plating.
Mr. Skoog cleaned the frame, sand blasted and painted it black (not sure of the paint) in his 1985 restoration. It looked so good to us in 2014 that we didn''''''''t do a thing to it other than degrease and wash it. We saw zero structural damage nor were there welds or structural reinforcements. Very little modification to the frame was done under my rebuilding.
I bought the engine on eBay ($4,000). I have had many people look at. I can''''''''t guarantee anything but so far no one seems to dispute that it is exactly as advertiseda small block Chevy 283 with double camel hump heads. Camel hump (double hump) heads were GM''''''''s high flow heads in the 60''''''''s. Aftermarket heads would have would have been better but this engine was advertised as restored not rebuilt and I pretty much kept it that way. We examined the engine thoroughly and have no reason to doubt the claim that this was a restored engine, meant as claimed, to go into a 1957 Chevy project. But, when the engine''''''''s owner decided to go a different direction, the engine builder sold it on eBay. We took the camshaft out, lubed it, pre-lubed everything, turned it by hand and then by electric motor. We put zinc additive in. The engine is great--just what you would expect and nothing more. The only parts not stock are: (1) distributor which has a Petronix kit in it and special high temperature resistant wires with ceramic boots to protect plugs ; (2) Edelbrock dual plane performer series intake manifold, (3) Holley 500 cfm Carburetor; (4) Speedway Motors Tru-Ram cast iron exhaust manifolds. The engine is painted Chevrolet hi-temp orange and the Corvette valve covers and intake manifold are powder coated Chevrolet orange.
Engine intake accessories
Holley (PN: 0-80350) four barrel carburetor, Hildebrandt oil filter cover; titanium exhaust wrap; Jones SS exhaust tips; Mr. Gasket remote oil filter kit; Wilcap Chevy to early Ford engine to transmission adaptor kit ($900).
Exhaust system and accessories
From the manifolds to the tips, the entire system is new suing 2.25 pipe and Flowmaster 40 series mufflers. Sounds wonderful. I required them to build them system not just hang it under the frame. So there are many artful bends and some welds. But it is tucked up tight and sounds wonderful.
Custom built by Six States of Orem, Utah. Fully balanced and painted.
This was a big dealbigger than I bargained for but once I decided on the Winters Quick change center unit, many other changes were required. From Pete and Jakes came the open driveline kit and three Winters gear sets. The whole rear end was custom built for me by Hot Rod Works in Caldwell, Idaho, a shop dedicated to hot rod rear ends.
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