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1954 Ford Newbie!

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Jent54ford, May 16, 2012.

  1. Jent54ford
    Joined: May 15, 2012
    Posts: 9

    from Buda TX

    My wife and I inherited :D a 1954 Ford. My father in law purchased the car in 1982 at which time it was in great condition. About 12 years ago the car was undergoing the process of an engine mod and new paint when it became abandoned in the backyard. As of last night the car is now in our possession and ready for new life! We have so many ideas of what we would like to do but do not know where to begin. PLEASE HELP! I am excited to find and join this forum to have a resource of experience to help us through this process. I look forward to meeting some of you on the road and at local events. I do have a couple of questions though, can anyone tell me what model this is? I think it is a Customline but cannot find any badges to confirm. Also, where do we begin with bringing this car to life? I am starting today with a vacuum to the interior.

    Thanks for the help!

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  2. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 2,376

    from Indiana

    Very cool car, Congrats and...
    Welcome to the H.A.M.B.
  3. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,417

    from South Indy

    Welcome from Indy. Dig the Ford!
  4. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
    Posts: 1,316


    Welcome from Tennessee .

  5. guitard
    Joined: May 16, 2012
    Posts: 198


    Head out to Cabela's on 35 every Saturday night, that'll get YOU fired up, which is the best place to start. The Gearheads run a great little gathering. ~Scott in San Marcos
  6. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,431


    Welcome from New York.
  7. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,580

    from tulsa, ok

    Welcome from Oklahoma. Great old Ford. I had a '56 Ford with a 272 that I later changed out for a 312. Get it running, clean it up, make sure everything is working correctly; i.e. brakes, cooling, steering etc. and drive it. Make the changes you want after that. Good luck and have fun.
  8. 54 Furd Kustomline
    Joined: May 17, 2012
    Posts: 6

    54 Furd Kustomline
    from Wisconsin

    Sweet Ride. Looks like a Customline to me.
  9. sinister32
    Joined: Nov 6, 2009
    Posts: 15

    from buffalo ny

    sweet ride looks like a custom line
  10. Jent54ford
    Joined: May 15, 2012
    Posts: 9

    from Buda TX

    Thanks to all for the feedback. I know have tons of info to get started. I will keep everyone posted on the progress.
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 243


    Welcome to the HAMB, glad you could make it. Looks like you and your wife have a bitchin little 54. I agree w/rustednutz; get it mechanically sound, brakes, cooling, steering and enjoy cruising it over the summer till you figure out what you want to and make it a winter project. Cheers
  12. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,930


    Welcome from Oregon!
  13. forty7ford
    Joined: May 6, 2012
    Posts: 204

    from Iowa

    Welcome from Iowa.
  14. lonestar54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 13


    Welcome. Good looking start to a fun project!

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