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Projects 40 Ford motorboat style

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Model-A-Bomb, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Yeah, that's a great sedan . Those generally don't do much for me, but that one is well done. Tasty.


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  2. I think that's one of Rik's photoshop customs.
     
  3. Yeah,it probably is but like Gallagher use to say."It's got style" :D HRP
     
  4. SteppinOut
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    Down just enough in back for motorboat stance.
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  5. frankieC
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    Mine's a 38 but the same sedan body
     

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  6. dirty old man
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    Just 2 days ago here in my town I met a '40 tudor standard, light gray metallic, with skirts and sombreros on the front with wide whites, he was driving down a local street, not a highway, so he was either local or visiting a local.
    Car looked really nice as I met and passed him, hope I get another, longer and closer look at it!
    Back in the day there were lots of 39/40s around town, sorta scarce now, but they've always been among my favorites. I like them as taildraggers with skirts also, tossup between bubble skirts and teardrops with flare at bottom.
     
  7. adam401
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    I'm hoping I'll be a motor boating son of a bitch by spring. Flat crossmember in rear and stock front spring reversed up front. Jackstand was holding the fender up before I repaired the mounting holes;)
     
  8. unkledaddy
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  9. Looking good Adam! My next project is a taildraggin' sombitch right now...it will have a nose up attitude in the next year or so..;)
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  10. adam401
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    Awesome, I wish I started with that much car
     
  11. Model-A-Bomb
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    you dirty motorboaters! Building some bitchin cars out there guys! Way to go!
     
  12. cleatus
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    That's gorgeous Rik!
     

  13. This is no motorboat stance. This is Titanic at full speed :).I absolutly love it and maybe for my next project I will look for a Merc sedan.Can´t stop getting back to this photo.
     
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  14. Model-A-Bomb
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    ^ she sure is purdy, clearly these cars dont exist in the frozen tundra of western New York
     
  15. Im with you Kenneth! Rick got this one perfect!
     
  16. Rik can you confirm pls this is a photoshop? If it's a real car I'd like to see more pics.
     
  17. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Motorboat stance, wonder where it came from. Someone probably saw this and said umm.
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    Good thread and some great photos.
     
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  18. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Never heard 'motorboat', but:
    Santa Clara, 1953: an older Mexican dude from the adjoining 'hood' ran it down to me. I was 11.

    It went: "Forty-one Cheevy, lowered in back, like a SPEEDBOAT; Dual spots, skirts an' mudflaps, twin pipes, split 2 an' 4. You'll see it, I'll drive it on this street..."
    ...And he did! Tony ("Smoky" to his friends) came by Grandma's house with pipes cracklin', 'DING-DONG', Bermuda bell and the vacuum operated wolf whistle.
    The little girls on the sidewalk were jumping rope, and chanting:

    "Motorboat, motorboat, go so slow...
    Motorboat, motorboat, go so fast;
    Motorboat, motorboat: STEP ON THE GAS!"

    I told 'em "Speedboat," but they didn't listen. Ah, Santa Clara.
     
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  19. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
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    Major bummer, just passed on an NOS set of '40 skirts a buddy told me about. What, who wants skirts? Well after these pics maybe ME! Replace wheels with red steel ones and whitewalls?
     
  20. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Red steel ones and whitewalls Natch! ...Only, cover most of the wheels with "bar Moons" (full Moons with flipper) Make sure you have 1/2" red wheel strip showing...Cad sombreros work, too.
    Also check to see the skirts are low enough to prevent anyone from seeing the rear wheels...no caps on the rear, just some white sidewall. (saved $$ on old Customs...only had to buy 2 hubcaps!)
     
  21. threewindow
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    Motorboat started way back in the fortys and fiftys . If you lowered it down in back everyone thought it looked like a motorboat. I saw my first shaved trunk lid on a 48 ford conv. from california back in 1948. I have been hooked ever since. To me the 48 to 52 customs (did'nt use the k back then) were the greatest. It would be hard to say , I like sam barris's merc but if it was mine I would have done it this way or that. They lose me if they get to radical. Perfection is hard to define. Same way with hot rods, we used what was available at the time. Some were great and some were clunkers. Craftsmanship made all the difference. Everyone wanted so and so's car because he had the talent, and dared to be different.
     
  22. neilswheels
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    Here's mine.It;s become a stalled project, i've not been able to do much for the last couple of years, so next month its off to a hotrod shop to get done! :)
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  23. I agree with HRP, I never heard the term motor boat style till this thread. They were lowered or raked where I grew up.
     
  24. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
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    I'm with a lot of others, altho being from the midwest we were always behinder. My 1939 Ford coupe hasn't been on the road forever but has a pair of steel bubble skirts I got at a swap meet. The 1941 2-door has a pair of fibreglass skirts. Right now niether car is a taildragger but I have been known to motorboat occasionally.
    To get this straight it was a couple of snotnosed little girls playing jump rope who came up with this motorboat thing! Makes sense because it was with girls I first heard and learned to motorboat!
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