INSPECTION REPORT

Year, Make & Model: 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection 6-19-14/8:30
With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment CHARLIE
Who was Present for the Inspection CHARLIE

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

45544

How far AND to what speed?

6 MILES

Does the vehicle drive straight? YES or NO

YES

Steering Performance? Tight or Sloppy

SLIGHTLY LOOSE

Brake Performance? Good or Needs Work

NORMAL FOR YEAR OF VEHICLE

Suspension Noise? Comment

NONE NOTED

Any significant wind noise?

WINDOWS WERE DOWN

Odometer Reading After Road Test

45550

Comments:

Engine


Engine Size:

292/312 CI

Designation: (HP)

Performance

GOOD

Start Up Easy or Hard

EASY

Any Hesitation on Start

NO

Oil Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Carburetor (Make/Model)

HOLLEY 4V

Engine Smoke

NONE NOTED

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Engine Noise

NONE NOTED

Fuel Injection System

NA

Injection System Operation

NA

Comments: OIL LEAKS NOTED AROUND THE OIL PUMP AND THE CRANKCASE BREATHER.

Transmission

Transmission Type:

AUTO

FWD / RWD

RWD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Clutch Operation

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Miss Shifts

NO

Overall Performance

GOOD

 

Comments: LEAKS NOTED AROUND THE DIPSTICK TUBE INTO TRANS PAN AND AT THE COOLER LINE UNION FITTING.

Steering

Steering Type

MANUAL GEAR

Performance

AVERAGE

Fluid Level / Quality

NA

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NA

Feel when Stationary

SLIGHTLY LOOSE GEAR

Comments: STEERING COMPONENTS APPEARED AS OLDER OR AS NEVER RESTORED WITH NEW PARTS.

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

DRUM/DRUM

Performance:

NORMAL FOR TYPE

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Noises

NONE NOTED

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE NOTED

Feel When Stationary

FIRM

Emergency/Parking Brake

OPERATED AS DESIGNED

 

Comments:

Rear End

U-Joints:

APPEAR TIGHT

Performance:

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE NOTED

Noises

NONE NOTED

Comments: U-JOINTS HAD GREASE FITTINGS AND APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN LUBED. NO NOTED LOOSENESS OR TIGHTNESS.

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

NA

Operation / Noises

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

 

Blow Cold / Cool / Warm

 

Temperature Control:

 

 

Comments: THE VEHICLE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AIR CONDITIONING.

Suspension

Suspension Type

A ARM/LEAF

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NA

Operation / Noise

AVERAGE

Any Loose Items

NONE NOTED

Drive Train Type

RWD

Any Deteriorated Items

YES

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE NOTED

Any Wandering on Road

MOSTLY STRAIGHT

Bounce Test? Comment

AVERAGE

 

Comments: SUSPENSION COMPONENTS APPEARED AS OLDER OR AS NEVER RESTORED WITH NEW PARTS.

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

NORMAL/FIXED

Performance / Noise:

GOOD/NONE NOTED

Coolant Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE NOTED

Engine Idle Length of Time

20 MINUTES

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NONE NOTED

Comments: VEHICLE HAD BELOW DASH GAUGES AND TEMP RAN IN THE NORMAL RANGE THE ENTIRE INSPECTION.

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels: OEM STEEL

Tires: BF Goodrich SILVERTOWN

Tire Size:

Front and Rear – 7.10-15

Spare Tire Size:6.70-15

Tread Depth:

6/32

Spare Tire Tread Depth:

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

NONE NOTED

Jack and Equipment?

YES

Condition of Jack Equipment: AVERAGE

Comments:

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

DUAL

Mufflers:

SMITHYS

Headers:

OEM MANIFOLDS

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

TIPS

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

MELLOW

Comments:

(OP–Operational     INOP–Inoperable or N/A)

Exterior Lighting

INOP

Interior Lighting

OP

Horn

OP

Turn Signals

OP

Power Windows

NA

Power Locks

NA

Power Seats

NA

Gauges

OP

Power Mirrors

NA

Clock

INOP

Trunk Release

NA

Wipers

OP

Security System

NA

Fuel Door

NA

Hood Release

NA

Power Antenna

NA

Radio

OP

Front Defrost

OP

Rear Defrost

NA

Heater

OP

Cruise Control

NA

Cigarette Lighter

INOP

Steering Tilt/tele

NA

Teak Steering Wheel

NA

Odometer

OP

Speedometer

OP

Radio Manufacturer

AM

CD or Other Audio

NA

Comments: HI BEAM OF THE HEADLIGHTS WAS INOP. GUAGES WERE AFTERMARKET UNDER DASH AND WERE OPERATIONAL. OWNER STATED FUEL GAUGE WORKED. RADIO WAS AFTERMARKET WITH AM/FM/CASSETTE.

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BENCH

Seat Color:

BLUE/WHITE

Seat Material

VINYL

Seat Material Condition

GOOD

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

VINYL/GOOD

Headliner Condition

GOOD

Sun Visors Material and Condition

VINYL/GOOD

Dash Condition

GOOD

Carpet Condition

GOOD

Shifter and Console Condition

SHIFTER AVERAGE

Ashtray(s) Condition

NA

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

AVERAGE

Condition of Steering Wheel

A FEW CRACKS NOTED AND PAINT PEELING.

Condition of Trim

AVERAGE

Comments: SUN VISORS WERE LOOSE AND NOT ADJUSTED WELL ON STEMS. INTERIOR TRIM SHOWED PITTING AND COULD USE POLISHING AND/OR RECHROME.

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

2 DOOR HARDTOP

Quality of Paint

FAIR/ AVERAGE

Body Steel?

YES

Body Fiberglass?

NO

Body Straight OR Waves?

SLIGHTLY WAVY

Any scratches, orange peel?

YES

Color

BLUE/WHITE

Collision Damage –

NONE AT PRESENT

Sports Options

VICTORIA

Glass Condition –

AVERAGE

Hood Ornament Material

METAL

Hood Ornament Condition

AVERAGE

Fender Skirts Material

STEEL

Fender Skirts Condition

GOOD

Any gaps when windows closed?

AGE GAPS

Condition of Seals / Weather-strips

FAIR

Doors/Hinges Condition

GOOD

Doors/Hinges Operation

AVERAGE

Any Signs of Bondo?

YES

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

YES

Rust anywhere?

YES

Condition of Chrome

FAIR/ AVERAGE

Any Rust-Through on Body?

SEE BELOW

Any Structural Issues on Body?

SEE BELOW

Comments: ROCKER PANELS APPEARED TO HAVE HAD NEW SKINS WITH FILLER. THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF FILLER ALONG BOTTOM OF DOORS AND IN BOTH QUARTER PANELS.FILLER AND RUST THRU NOTED AT THE REAR OF THE DRIVER DOOR SILL AT QTR PANEL JUNCTION. THE RIGHT FLOOR FRONT PAN HAD RUST THRU AND APPEARED TO HAVE A NEW PANEL OF SORTS ON THE INSIDE. THE LEFT FENDER HAD FILLER WORK IN THE LOWER REAR PORTION AND THE FRONT AT THE HOOD AND GRILLE JUNCTION.  THE BOTTOM OF BOTH DOORS AND LOWER DOOR CORNERS SHOWED RUST SCALE. RUST UNDER PAINT POPS WAS NOTED IN VARIOUS PLACES ALL OVER BODY. THE GAPS, ON THE MAJORITY OF THE PANELS, SHOWED POOR ALIGNMENT. THE EXTERIOR TRIM CONDITION WAS FAIR WITH DENTS IN SIDE TRIM ON FENDERS AND PITTING ON POT METAL PARTS. THE PASSENGER REAR GLASS HAD A CHIP FROM IMPACT. NO OTHER BREAKS NOTED IN GLASS BUT SAND AND OTHER SCRATCHES WERE NOTED.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

A ARM

Condition?

AVG

Floor Pan: Hard or soft?

MOSTLY HARD

Any rust?

YES

Trunk Pan: Hard or soft?

APPEARED FIRM

Any rust?

NONE NOTED

Any Rust-Through on Underside?

YES

Any Structural Issues?

NONE NOTED

Comments:

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

RADIO, EXHAUST, CARBURETOR, ELEC WIPERS.
 

Comments:

IS THE TITLE AVAILABLE AS REQUESTED? NO

WHAT IS THE VIN RECORDED ON THE TITLE? N/A

WHAT IS THE VIN RECORDED ON THE VEHICLE? (Information provided in official report)

DECODED VIN Information included in official report

 

WHAT IS THE BLOCK NUMBER ON THE ENGINE (IF ACCESSIBLE)? N/A –

WHAT IS CASTING NUMBER ON THE ENGINE (IF ACCESSIBLE)? ECZ 6015 A

DATA PLATE WITH CODES INFO (these codes, for style, body, trim, paint, etc):

RESEARCH Information provided in official report

ARE THE ODOMETER TUMBLERS ALIGNED? YES

IS THERE MUCH BRAKE PEDAL WEAR? RIGHT LOWER CORNER

CONDITION: AVERAGE CLASS THREE (See attached breakdown of Classes)

FAIR MARKET VALUE: $15,380.00

** PUBLIC AND SUBSCRIBED OUTLETS WERE USED TO DETERMINE THE FAIR MARKET VALUE. DUE TO THE OVERALL CONDITION, GOOD AND AVERAGE VALUES WERE CONSIDERED.

OVERALL COMMENTS:

  1. VEHICLE APPEARED TO RUN OUT GOOD ON ROAD TEST.
  2. OWNER AND WIFE SEEMED TO ENJOY TRAVELING TO CAR SHOWS AND CRUISE INS.
  3. VEHICLE COULD BE CONSIDERED A GOOD DRIVER.
  4. VARIOUS AREAS WOULD REQUIRE ATTENTION TO POTENTIALLY IMPROVE THE OVERALL CONDITION.

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CONDITION CLASSES

Class One (Excellent):

Almost always a “body off” restoration, or an untouched, factory-perfect, piece that is very close to perfect. All components are either original or appear as new and are fully operational. This car is a top show winner and is not driven, but transported to shows by trailer. This car is almost “one of a kind”. This particular class of vehicle is very rare. The vehicle is completely detailed, including the engine compartment, interior trim, wiring, suspension, paint, and frame. Ideally, this vehicle has been judged with other vehicles in its class and achieved the highest point ratings.

Class Two (Very Good):

This car is well restored with an eye for detail. The interior and exterior show minimal wear, and it runs and rides smoothly. The car is driven very little (maybe 800 to 1,000 miles per year). This class is a slight grade below Class One. A Class Two has not been detailed to the extent that a Class One has been. This class (Class Two) has some evidence of use and wear, although not very much. It is considered “cherry” or “mint”. This vehicle might appear as a Class One until judged against one. It would not qualify as a 95, or better, “point” vehicle. (This class should have no rust on the undercarriage, not even surface rust.)

Class Three (Good):

This is a functional, drivable vehicle in good overall condition needing no, or only minor work. Most vehicles at car shows reflect this condition. This car is what is termed a “20 footer”. From 20 feet, it may look very good. Close inspection, however, would reveal some worn interior trim, and less than perfect paint (worn, and perhaps faded). You may even see some early evidence that surface rust is beginning in the body panels. This car is completely operational and is an “older restoration”. It is driven fairly often, runs great, and is enjoyed by its owner. It is probably a candidate for a full restoration. The undercarriage may display surface rust, and may be in need of detailing. Chrome and trim may exhibit limited pitting

Class Four (Fair):

This type of car is a fun “driver” with a solid frame and is structurally sound. This car is in need of considerable work. It needs work in and out. Cosmetics, body, and mechanical components all need work, to some degree. It is not a serious collector candidate. Soft floors, isolated areas where rust has eaten through (but not structural), excessive use of Bondo, lots of pitted chrome, glass repairs are symptoms of this condition. Badly soiled headliners, badly soiled and ripped upholstery, rusted out trunks are also signs.

Class Five (Poor):

This type of car is in need of complete restoration and may, or may not, be able to be driven. The exterior body panels have significant areas of rust-through. The floor and structural components may, or may not, be intact. This car is usually the first project for layman’s attempt at restoration.

Class Six (Parts Car):

This type of car is good for parts only.

DISCLAIMER

This inspection and the opinions expressed are exactly that, opinions. Many parts perform perfectly until the moment of failure. Failure may occur suddenly and without warning. The inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report cannot accept liability for failures, which may occur after the inspection is completed. By accepting this report, the consumer acknowledges that the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report, cannot be held responsible for any and all alleged vehicle defects, and further, the consumer releases and holds harmless the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report from any and all further claims on this vehicle. No warranty for this vehicle is implied or given by the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report. In each case, the consumer has the opportunity to see the car in person before he or she buys the car. Buying this car based on this report alone is completely at the consumers’ own risk.

JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections does not do the inspection for you. JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections is a company that facilitates the completion of your inspection through its affiliates, inspectors, or their contractors. The inspections are placed with an independent inspection service or contractor in the area where the vehicle is located.

The Independent Inspector provides a visual inspection of the vehicle. That statement is not meant to imply that we warranty the vehicle. The inspector does not move, remove or reposition anything during the inspection process. Due to potential liability, the inspector does not drive the vehicle but will be in the passenger seat with the owner, or a person authorized by the owner, to do the actual driving. We simply give you a good visual report on the vehicle. No warranty is implied or given. It is up to the buyer and/or seller to provide a lift to inspect the underside. A jack and jack stands are NOT acceptable. The seller and/or buyer must also provide a well-lit area for the inspection to take place with ample room for the inspector to perform his/her job.

We like to say that the Independent Inspector is like having your best friend look at a vehicle for you when you can't physically look at the vehicle yourself. It's the next best thing to being there. The Independent Inspector is working for the buyer in this instance.

We are dealing with vehicles that are 40 years old or older in many cases. If you contract for an inspection you must understand that the Independent Inspector will NOT find everything wrong on a particular vehicle. If a vehicle has a leak that is not constant (often called seeping,) the Independent Inspector might not detect it. He will not find every problem on a vehicle. Often these vehicles have far more Bondo in them than can be detected in a visual inspection. What this service should be used for is to make sure that a vehicle that is advertised as being in No. 2 condition is not in fact a No. 4 condition vehicle. In other words, the Independent Inspector will help to determine if you are buying a vehicle that was grossly misrepresented based on its condition class and purchase price. (See the definition of condition classes at the end of your report). The appraisal fee is based on the inspectors’ written/typed report and digital pictures. JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections, and Quality Control are determining the appraisal based the inspectors’ report and pictures. Neither JJ nor Quality Control has seen the vehicle first hand.

The Independent Inspector simply inspects the vehicle. We do not counsel the buyer. We do not make recommendations on whether to buy a vehicle. As in all cases, the buyer makes his or her own decision on whether to buy a vehicle. We suggest that the best way to use the Inspection Service is to have us look at a vehicle and issue the report. Then if the vehicle seems to be what was represented to you by the seller, make a final inspection of the vehicle yourself, prior to purchasing the vehicle. Because we are dealing with 30- to 50-year-old vehicles, we do not warrant the condition of any vehicle. That means we will be happy to look at the vehicle to see if there are any visible problems, but we are not providing any guarantees or warranties on the vehicle.

Understand in advance that if you buy a vehicle and you find something wrong with the vehicle after your purchase, we will NOT reimburse any expenses that you are charged to fix the vehicle. This is not a mechanical warranty. JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections, or its affiliates, inspectors, or their contractors related to the inspection, will NOT reimburse you for any repairs, mechanical failures or bodywork you have done after the purchase of a vehicle.

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The contents of this report will tell you what the Inspector finds at the time of the inspection. Please understand that after the Inspector leaves the vehicle we are not in control of what might occur to the vehicle, nor do we have control of parts that may be on the vehicle at the time of the inspection, but taken off or switched later.