1942 Ford Station Wagon partially Restored Woodie Woody

Price: - Item location: Orange, California, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Other
  • Year: 1942
  • Mileage: 0
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1942 Ford Other

1942 Ford Station Wagon V8 Stock. I No longer have the time to Finnish to restore it It's partially restored and near completion. It comes with many of the new parts it needs to Finnish the restoration (not pictured, but inquire).Call or text me Hannah for more photos and/info 805-440-5629Reasonable Offers/Trades will be accepted.

I can answer any questions you have and send you more pics of any area you need! Many parts ready to install, including interior door hardware, tail lights, seats (need upholstering, but can arrange), and heater. Car engine running smoothly. Manual transmission shifts smoothly. Drum brakes installed and functioning well. Suspension installed and checked. All gauges installed. There are other parts ordered not yet installed. New paint, most of the wood installed and newly made. Some interior wood yet to be installed, but can be done at the shop prior to delivery. The '42 Ford is one of the rarest of woodies to find and is the "holy graill" of ford woodies. Don't let a rare woody get away! Model 21A, 85 hp,221 cu in. FlatheadV8, three speed manual transmission. Columbia rear end, solid front axle and live rear axle with leaf sprins. Four wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Will consider as well any reasonable trades. Would prefer ANY completed US woody, years '38-'51, C1 or C2 corvettes, '55-'57 ford t-birds, 1960s muscle cars, or pre - 1960s convertibles. Hood is present and is sitting on top of the roof in one picture. All chrome has been redone and there is fresh black paint. This will be a rare, fantastic care when done and is very near completion!

Model 21 A. 85 hp, 221 cu. in. Flathead V 8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114"
Probably few people were surprised when United States automobile production was halted on February 10, 1942. War preparations had been in the air for months, indirectly boosting the sales of 1941 cars, as the public sensed that it might be their last chance for a new car.
In May 1940, President Roosevelt chose William Knudsen of General Motors to head a new National Defense Council. Already automakers were searching for substitutes for metals likely to become scarce: zinc, nickel, and chromium. On May 24, 1941, the President declared a state of national emergency. Shortly thereafter the nine auto manufacturers made an agreement with Knudsen to reduce 1942 production by 20 percent from projected schedules. Later, the reduction rose to 50 percent, and GM announced there would be no new models for 1943.
The customary new model introductions began in August 1941. Willys announced that molybdenum-iron pistons had replaced aluminum ones; Chrysler's had become cast iron. Chevrolet substituted steel stampings for zinc castings, and whitewall tires became extinct, partly because zinc was used in their sidewalls. Ford devoted a full page in Ford News to such changes as plastics for metal-plated interior trim and a 98.7 percent reduction in the use of magnesium.
On October 24th, the War Production Board issued Passenger Car Limitation Order L-2b, which decreed that from December 16th bright trim could be used only on bumpers and bumper guards. This order was modified so that materials already in stock could be used if painted, resulting in the so-called "blackout trim" on some models. Finally, the new quotas for February 1942 were revoked, and manufacturers were given until February 11th to fill their January allotments. Ford and Pontiac were the last to do so, on the tenth.
This 1942 Ford Super Deluxe station wagon predates the "blackout" period, its body number dating from November 1941. It is painted in rich Deep Midnight Black, the paint having a deep shine, and the body no contour flaws.

1. The "New" original Maple body shows a classic honey-colored glow that can only be achieved with much hand labor. This wood has automotive clear coat on it with "aged varnish" look and has be color sanded and buffed.

2. The doors are perfectly aligned and close like a vault. The roof material is included in the sale price. The chrome is re-done or new and bright work is excellent. The running board rubber is included and will be installed.

3. The car was completely disassembled and every nut bolt and piece of hard ward on the car was replaced or restored. Over $500 was spent on original, nuts, bolts and fasteners.


4. All chassis metal parts were media blasted and inspected. Any worn, broken or defective parts were replaced or repaired.

5. The engine, front end, rear end, transmission, brake system and all other chassis parts were taken apart and restored, replaced or repaired as needed.

6. All chassis parts were coated with etzing primer and then gloss black paint as at the factory.

7. The frame was Media Blasted. Inspected and trued up and repaired as needed. EtzPrimer was applied and then two coats of BlackPoly Primersprayed on. Frame was then sanded with 80-150 and 220 sandpaper. Two wet coats of black chassis paint was then applied.

8. Engine was disassembled and inspected andany parts needing to be repaired or replaced. Bare block was cleaned andpainted the original engine color. All engine bolt on parts were replaced as needed and a full factory gasket set was used to reassemble the motor. The engine has New water pumps, a rebuilt distributor, new fuel pump, new carburetor, new fan belts, new water hoses, new exhaust cross-over pipe. New motor mounts, Rebuilt factory coil and new spark plugs and spark plugs.

9. The brakes were rebuilt using new or rebuilt parts. new brake lines were installed along with almost all other brake parts.

10. Chassis was put back together as from the factory and test driven on the street.