Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: Documenting Ford Anglia "Before"

Our sons attend college in another state, but they wish they could be here to help John with the restoration of his Ford Anglia.  Oldest son asked me to please post photos of the car in its current condition. 

So, for all the men in my family, as well as anyone else who is interested, here's the project:


Remind me again what a "choke" is?

What car couldn't use a dash-mounted rear-view mirror?

I love the "eyelids" over the headlights.

Yes, this is the way the hood is supposed to open.

John is not too impressed with the attached round lights on top, and plans to remove them.

The mere presence of sun visors tells us this is a deluxe model. The standard version did not come with these.


Obviously, the battery will need to be moved.

One of the few pieces we are missing is the covering for the door.

We're not sure of the purpose of the shelf. John's previous Anglia did not have one.

The glove box doesn't exist.  This door just opens to empty space.

Notice the paper next to the oil gauge.  One of the previous owners meticulously labelled everything, which should make John's job easier.

Apparently the original interior was red.

This seat is not original, not bolted down, and doesn't really even fit. We are in the market for two front seats.  Tricky to find, since the inside of the car is only 49 inches across. 


The obligatory "under the hood" photo.

You can't tell from the photo, but the horn works.  It honks everytime the ignition is turned.

I have no idea when the car will be ready for its "after" photos.  Electrical and mechanical work takes precedence over cosmetic work.  Cosmetic work, of course, makes the best "after" photos.  Stay tuned, but don't hold your breath.  

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10 comments:

  1. LOVE your 'deluxe' model...she will be a beauty when finished!

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  2. Wow, a floor dimmer switch for the lights! I had forgotten about that feature.

    I thought of you and John when I saw an Anglia on a trailer in Casper, WY last week. I think it was for sale.

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  3. I don't know anything about cars, except how to drive one, but that looks like one heck of a big project. Good luck to you all! Can't wait to see how it turns out, although I guess waiting is exactly what I'll have to do.

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  4. Looks like quite the project!! Wish we lived closer now more than ever.... Would love to help get this beauty rolling again.

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  5. What a job you have before you but in the end it will sure be beautiful!

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  6. Amazing. My dad had one (or one close) and a tree fell on it during a tornado. I know he'll enjoy restoring it but it will be a lot of work, too.

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  7. What an awesome car -- or it will be again someday! What year is it? Very cool!

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  8. Maybe the horn honk is the warning feature! Lol.... lots of work that's for sure. Good luck!

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