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This shot is from the late 80's, back in the car's drag racing days. The car is realy my wifes. Her aunt bought it brand new, back in April of 1970.
 

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Now for MY baby. It is a 1972 Ford LTD convertible. One of just over 4000 made, and the last of the full size convertibles from Ford.
 

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Well, you can see that also needs a little work. It will also see a resto soon. Only problem? Well, this summer a tornado came through town. Knocked down a lot of trees on my land. Guess where one fell?????
 

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Now we have my 1974 Dodge Powerwagon. It was my dad's. but when he passed away I got it. It has been used only for plowing, and hauling wood. It has only 20k on it.
 

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That old Stang going to look good when your finsh i always like that body.:cool: I hadnt seen an old ltd like that in years how bad did the tree hurt it.:(
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how bad did the tree hurt it.:(
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I don't know. I have not had the time, or guts to cut it off yet. From what I can see, the only real problem is the frong grill/rad suport area. The nose of the hood is pushed down about two, to three inches. Also the top is ripped, but that needed replacing anyway, and I all ready have a new top frame. My big fear is the windsheld. All the reat of the stuff is the same for all the LTD body styles, but the windsheld fits ONLY the convertible. Oh well, lets hope for the best.
 

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That old Stang going to look good when your finsh i always like that body.:cool: I hadnt seen an old ltd like that in years how bad did the tree hurt it.:(
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Finly got a few minits to do some tree cutting yesterday, so I cut the tree off the LTD. Good news!! Only damange I can see it the front edge of the hood is bent down. The underside of the hood had some rust, and that is were it bent. Also a few of the convertible top bows were bent, but that top frame was bad any way, and I have a replacement.

So realy the car has more damange from sitting out there the two years that those dam builders were building my house, then the trees falling on it. So when I have a bit more time, I will bring it up the the driveway, where it will be a little safer.
 

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So realy the car has more damange from sitting out there the two years that those dam builders were building my house, then the trees falling on it. So when I have a bit more time, I will bring it up the the driveway, where it will be a little safer.
Guess I was right. I tryed to move it this weekend, and it seems like something was munch munching on some under dash wires. :eek:mg: :furious:

Looks like I will have to hot wire it to get it up to the house. Did get it to fire, but it stalled, then the battery was dead. Can't complane, it has been sitting almost 2 years. So I got the battery charging, and will try agean today. looks like I have more work to do now.
 

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ell, got it moved today. Out of the field, and into the drive. Fuel pump is not pumping, so I have to fill up the flote bowl on the carb to move it. I tell you once I had power to the coil, and fuel in the carb, the old girl fired RIGHT up.


Here is a shot of the damange. MUCH better then I was expecting.
 

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Don't look bad

That should be no problem to fix to bad about the wiring that going to be harder to fix then the hood.
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Well the under frame of the hood was no good anyway, I do have anouther hood, but the skin is bad. I was going to cut out the rusted part, and weld in the good frame from the other. Well, now I just need a new one. Not a biggy.


BOY all you people down south have it SO good. No rust.
 

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BOY all you people down south have it SO good. No rust.
We have lots of rust it rains alot down here you have to go to New Mexico. Things don't rust over there they don't get much rain and the humidity is low so the air is much dryer.
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We have lots of rust it rains alot down here you have to go to New Mexico. Things don't rust over there they don't get much rain and the humidity is low so the air is much dryer.
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With us it's the road salt that does it. Real tough to like old cars in the northeast. All the good parts are down in the south west
 

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I feel your pain. My cars don't see the light of day after the first snowfall. That salt and moisture wil tear an undercarraige up in no time (especially Model T's and A's as they have wooden floor parts often as well as running boards)
 

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Well my project cars have not seen a winter road in many years. Probably why there are not worse then they are. When they are done, they will NOT see snow.
 

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Hey Paul you done any work on the LTD:D
 

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Hey Paul you done any work on the LTD:D
MAN, your tough!!!:eek: :eek:


Nope, that girl has to just wait it out. Did pick up some parts for it though a month of so ago. Also still have some feelers out for needed parts.

Right now, the best I can hope for, is for it to wind up in the gerage this winter. Not looking to do a full rebuild, but have to get it rinning good, and maybe start ripping apart my parts car, to get all the parts off, and get rid of the rest.

Still deciding if I sould swap to the 429 thats in my parts car, or stick with the 351 in it now. I got the 351 running good, but it will need some lowerend work becouse the oil PSI gets real low when hot. No noise, but shes getting sloppy.

So mostly it is not being worked on, but the project is not dead. Still a lot of thought going into it, just not any work.
 

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my baby (rust bucket) it has a inline 6 l'm going to put a 350 in it but need to do the body work first and get a floor in it and see if that 6 can come to life it's been sitting for 6-7 years
 

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