1951 Ford Restoration Project: Phase 1

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The first step is removal of the Barton-American front-mount pump.

Then the pump-mounting platform comes off, as does the fenders, doors, hood, headlights and other miscellaneous pieces.

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At this point all the fire-pump accessories (Primer, Aux engine cooler , Pump heater , etc are also removed..

The exhaust manifold was found to be in much worse condition than anticipated, and will have to be replaced.

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Once all the front end sheetmetal is removed, a good steam-cleaning for the engine, body, and chassis is in order.


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