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Chuck Lombardo's Sedan Delivery
eBay item number: 183835296480
This Ford 32 Sedan Delivery belonged to Chuck Lombardo in the early 80's (Owner of California Street Rods in Huntington Beach, CA.) It is still titled in his name. In the photos, I have included the article written about this car in Hot Rod Magazine. This car is pretty much in the same condition as it was then, as you can see by the photos. It was only driven occasionally.
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Tom

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The Flower car was sold new to a funeral home in Port Townsend, Washington. I purchased it 3-27-1981. I have traced it's ownership back through five owners, to 1942. The black and white picture was taken in 1971 by the second owner back. Ford did not offer a Flower car, (a Sedan Delivery with rear quarter windows) in 32. It was a special order. Since the distance between the inner and outer body skin is approximately 1 3/4" through the quarter panels, standard Tudor window frames are too narrow and would not work. So the Briggs Manufacturing Co., who did the conversions, made the window frames out of steam bent hard wood, the same way that they made the rear door window frames. 002.jpg Flower car in drive 1.JPG Flower car in drive 3.JPG Flower car  taken with Summerfield pics  ---  9-26-19 resized.jpg Flower car in basement with rear door opened.jpg
 

Tom

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The Flower car was sold new to a funeral home in Port Townsend, Washington. I purchased it 3-27-1981. I have traced it's ownership back through five owners, to 1942. The black and white picture was taken in 1971 by the second owner back. Ford did not offer a Flower car, (a Sedan Delivery with rear quarter windows) in 32. It was a special order. Since the distance between the inner and outer body skin is approximately 1 3/4" through the quarter panels, standard Tudor window frames are too narrow and would not work. So the Briggs Manufacturing Co., who did the conversions, made the window frames out of steam bent hard wood, the same way that they made the rear door window frames. View attachment 91152 View attachment 91153 View attachment 91154 View attachment 91155 View attachment 91156
This is very interesting ! Thanks for the great story & pics.
 
#36
The Flower car was sold new to a funeral home in Port Townsend, Washington. I purchased it 3-27-1981. I have traced it's ownership back through five owners, to 1942. The black and white picture was taken in 1971 by the second owner back. Ford did not offer a Flower car, (a Sedan Delivery with rear quarter windows) in 32. It was a special order. Since the distance between the inner and outer body skin is approximately 1 3/4" through the quarter panels, standard Tudor window frames are too narrow and would not work. So the Briggs Manufacturing Co., who did the conversions, made the window frames out of steam bent hard wood, the same way that they made the rear door window frames. View attachment 91152 View attachment 91153 View attachment 91154 View attachment 91155 View attachment 91156
Thanks for the info Doug
 
#37
Neither of those are “correct” for the car. The straight one is a sedan bumper and someone has bent the other up to mimic a delivery bumper. The correct one has a gentle curve to assist with loading and unloading from the rear door.

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Fordor is correct. If you were loading heavy parcels into the back of a Sedan Delivery that had a straight bumper you would soon end up with a hernia. This old photo which was previously posted of an original Sedan Delivery shows the proper curved bumper. The bloke who tried to bend his own didn't make a very good job of copying an original

 
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The Flower car was sold new to a funeral home in Port Townsend, Washington. I purchased it 3-27-1981. I have traced it's ownership back through five owners, to 1942. The black and white picture was taken in 1971 by the second owner back. Ford did not offer a Flower car, (a Sedan Delivery with rear quarter windows) in 32. It was a special order. Since the distance between the inner and outer body skin is approximately 1 3/4" through the quarter panels, standard Tudor window frames are too narrow and would not work. So the Briggs Manufacturing Co., who did the conversions, made the window frames out of steam bent hard wood, the same way that they made the rear door window frames. View attachment 91152 View attachment 91153 View attachment 91154 View attachment 91155 View attachment 91156
Did you purchase the flower car from Coy Thomas? Do you remember or know what funeral home in Port Townsend?
 
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