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Features 41-48 Ford and Merc Picture Thread!

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by nitrobrother, May 1, 2013.

  1. thegreek
    Joined: Jan 24, 2014
    Posts: 98

    from San Diego

    I'm running 6.70x15 bias ply's on mine and couldn't be happier. 7.10x15 might also be a good fit. Depending on the rake and stance you're after, you can also go with an offset combo of bigs in the back and littles up front. I admit that I'm at a loss for knowledge in that department, but am sure that someone here can sort it out if that's the direction yours looking to go.
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    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
    Posts: 641


    Im running 6.00-16 on the front and 7.50-16 on the rear w/ 16x4 and 16x4.5 wheels. I think it looks pretty good on the car.
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  3. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    from TEXAS!

    Nice car....Mine are 6.50 x 16 4 in white wall

  4. thegreek
    Joined: Jan 24, 2014
    Posts: 98

    from San Diego

    I like the proportion of those big 'ol wheels. They fit in the wheel wells nicely.

    You've got a lot of options, redzula.
    PS - I teach ESL and my students were having quite the time trying to pronounce "Des Moines."
  5. redzula
    Joined: Jul 6, 2011
    Posts: 1,227


    Haha yeah it's an odd one damn French
  6. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,604

    steel rebel
    Member Emeritus

  7. cgc1958
    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
    Posts: 302

    Member Emeritus
    1. 1957-59 Ranchero's

    Very Nice!
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  9. PeterG
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
    Posts: 40

    from Sweden

    Here is mine 41. Its all stock right now but in this winter im going to lowered it 4-5 inch and maybe do some other stuff on it.
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  10. dAVE vAN
    Joined: Sep 28, 2009
    Posts: 3

    dAVE vAN

    Hi all!
    I recently bought a 1946 Ford coupe. It looks like a late 1980's build that has been updated a few times. No real beauty queen but a nice driver that is good enough to be re-worked again into something a little better. I got ZERO info with the car.....bought from a dealer that deals more in muscle cars of the 60's and 70's. It has a stock frame with Mustang II front, Ford 9" rear and the often done transplant of a Chevy 350/350. It drives much nicer than it looks and she seems like a solid base to build on. I will more than likely be asking for help as the oldest car I ever owned is a 1966!! So there is plenty of things to learn. Thanks
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  11. Drove home 12-23-15 after 18 months at a shop for bodywork and paint- interior being done March of 2016-
  12. Well done 2bubbas post some pics when you can?
  13. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,697

    from Denton

    Here Is mine .Trans out don't know what I am going to do with it. May just sell it PM me if interested. IMG_1273.JPG
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  14. I had a 41 Ford Business Coupe that was redone, it it seemed like such a shame to cut it up because it looked nice, it had issues, the subframe was too wide. The builder uses a 72 Torino drivetrain.

    I found another 41 a Merc this time. And it is going to be a taildragger. I like both the stock top and the chopped top. I decided I will get it done a little at a time, different things as I can afford them like frenched headlights or the seam filled and smoothed on the fenders. The last being the grill purchase and the top chop because they are both the most expensive. I've had it a little over a year and have never really gotten to drive it yet as I've been working on it bit by bit steering front suspension dash rebuild/replace gauges steering wheel H4's and now working on the wiring Harness. Hopefully in the spring I will have it on the road. I also hope to find a good flatty for it and have it rebuilt over the year, making sure those water jackets are clear. So I will drive it over this year and will pull the 355 out of it that is built to the gills and drop the flathead in it. Not worried about HP. I want it to be nostalgic of what a late 40s early 50s build. Instead of worrying what others will think about what I'm doing, I'm going to steam ahead and make myself happy as to what turns me on.

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  15. that is absolutely wicked I love it.Makes it look three driveways long!!!
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  16. I found this on

    Item # CC 5603
    Car Craft
    March 1956
    NM Condition - Magazine is complete with no cover wear or creasing. The spine looks fresh from the printer and the pages are just lightly yellowed due to age.
    This Issue Includes: Engine Swap: Chevy V-8 into a 1952 Ford pickup; Ken Caputi's custom 1947 Ford feature; A look at commercial fiberglass bodies; Norton Beilson's Ford custom feature; Adapting late-Buick side trim; Chuck Porter's shop restyles the late-Chevy pickup; How to install a cam; Fiberglass patching kit; Style Report - Chevy's 1953 center grille bar; Restyle your 1955 Ford and T-bird taillights in thirty minutes; Front and rear styling for the fiberglass body; Eugene Sadoian's 1934 Ford sedan feature; plus more cool, editorial, tech articles, and features.
    A fantastic issue that will make a nice addition to most any mini Car Craft collection.
    $24.50 + Shipping

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  17. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    from TEXAS!

    Couple restyled photos Rik Hoving did of my 41 Merc. She's finally home and getting enjoyed.

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  18. fibben
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
    Posts: 10

    from sweden

    Mine chopped -47

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  19. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 4,247

    pecker head

    He still is a trend setter .
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  20. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,250


    Dont know if this 46 vert was posted but i saw it at the bayou roundup. Beautiful car
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  21. themodernartist
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 155


    My first attempt at building a car. It only took me 23 years to get it on the road.
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  22. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 31,220

    Jalopy Joker

  23. Oh boy.. Yell at me if I've shown any of these already!

    Taken around town:

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  24. Annndddd... Just to prove that I am making progress - here's the coupe arriving home with it's new coat (custom mix - trying for an effect similar to what Geo. & Sam got by adding gold powder to a dark base using newer products).

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  25. layedout49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 483


    Is there a reason I didn't see any hard topped chop ones in this thread ? Just curious to see if it's been done before
  26. tagolf2000
    Joined: Apr 28, 2013
    Posts: 7


    Here is a few of when I got it running when I was 19-20.
    It's under re-construction again lol
    P.S if u guys know a good way I could redo these original gauges to use mainly speedo n clock that would be awesome.

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