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Features 41-48 Ford and Merc Picture Thread!

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

  1. PeterG
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
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    from Sweden

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  2. PeterG
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
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    [​IMG]. CSB 283 with power pack heads and Edelbrock Tri power with S97.


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  3. There were a few at the Custom Car Revival in Indianapolis..
    This absolutely gorgeous '42 Ford coupe (wasn't smart enough to get the owner's name!):
    42Coupe_CCR2017_DSpic.jpg
    A really tasteful two door (sorry, no name here either..):
    OhioSedan_CCR2017_DSpic.jpg
    A knock-out restored '41 Merc convertible (etc..):
    41MercConv_CCR2017_DSpic.jpg
    Rick Marvin's spectacular '41 custom:
    RickMarvin_CCR2017_DSpic.jpg
    And, one of the all-time great Barris customs in this body style - Snooky Yanich's short door coupe restored by Steve & George Mallory:
    Snooky_GeoMallory_CCR2017_DSpic.jpg

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  4. I believe Ben Blevins owns the 42. He's a Hamber. My 41 Chevy used to be his.
     
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  5. Where is the best place to buy steel skirts from?


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  6. Barn Hunter
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    Found this yesterday 20170622_121906 (2).jpg
     
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  7. ravedodger
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    Here's the 48 Merc I picked last weekend. It need lots of work.

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    Threw on some wheels.

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    Last tagged in 1960

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  8. Decent starting point there ravedodger.. Did you get front sheet metal with it? I have to tell you that if that car had been sitting where I am for nearly 60 years you might have found a piece of stainless - and maybe the engine block.. Heh, heh.

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  9. ravedodger
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    I'm on the search for the sheet
    metal. I have replacement parts for just about everything else, so provided that I have time and a little money, it should be a driver somewhat soon.



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  10. 2bubbas
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    Kathy and 1946 Ford at Mackinaw Bridge- 100_0832.JPG
     
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  11. The Tackman
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    Is the spot light a rare option? I just bought a '47 Coupe with the long doors and the original drivetrain that also has a spot light on the drivers side.
     
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  12. Steves46
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    To the best of my knowledge, the spotlight was not a rare option rather a dealer installed accessory which was pretty common when these cars were new. I have seen many 46 thru 48 Fords with them.
     
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  13. The Tackman
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    Thanks. I was just curious it looks really cool.
     
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  14. eric54chevy
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    I bought my long skirts from Agape Auto Parts for my old 41. They have a few different options, you have to specifically ask for the long skirts if that's what your looking for. They are very flat and have very little curve. I had Garlands Sacramento reshape the skirts to what you see here[​IMG]


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  15. 28rp
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    Here,s mine-in a barn since 1974-one family until it was given to me in May this year-54000 miles-needs a few rust repairs but runs along fine-except for the brakes
     

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  16. Judging by what I can see, you have a 48 Sedan with a 46 Style Trunk Lid with the stainless strips and a 46 rear bumper with the Ford emblem in the center, the one part I am chasing.
    Even though you are in Australia you are still overseas !!!!(grin)
     
  17. trailer-Ed
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    Here is my next project. Possibly the only one left on existence? 1946 Ford Siebert Ambulance. Based off of a sedan delivery. I plan to do a drive line and suspension upgrade. Then run the patina. Screenshot_2017-06-24-21-59-49.png IMG950539.jpg IMG950543.jpg IMG950540.jpg IMG950542.jpg
     
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  19. jamcoupe
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    Heres my 47 Mercury I pieced together. I can't stop driving it long enough to make any more progress :)[​IMG]
     
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  20. topher5150
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    Don't get to mad if mine ends up looking a lot like yours
     
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  21. 28rp
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    Hi Willysbill - I questioned the family about the oddball 46 strips on the trunk lid and they assured me that this was how the car was when Dad bought her brand new in Dec 48. The only accident damage on the car was when she got hit -lightly- by a truck on the right hand rear fender sometime in the 60,s. The trunk lid and rear bumper have never been changed. I am guessing Ford Australia must have been using up old stock before the model change in 49.

    Cheers

    Ash
     
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  22. Steves46
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    That wouldn't surprise me for that from what I understand, this was a common practice. Even the early U.S. manufactured 47s had some (if not all) the 46 trim until the inventory was depleted. Pretty resourceful.
     
  23. Well that is something I should have said last night, Australian car builders had a habit of using up leftover parts, below is another 48 Sedan that had the 46 Style Strips on the Trunk lid, they are not there anymore (grin) Using leftover parts from different years was not restricted to Fords either
     

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  24. LBCD
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    Taking my cousin Jenifer jen in 41.jpg for a ride.
     
  25. That is such an nice looking car! What'd she think? Had to be a thrill I'm sure!

    Dave
     
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  26. LBCD
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    Thanks Dave....She was on vacation from Ireland...first time in a car pre 60's for her...she loved it.
     
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  27. 50Fraud
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    Cousin Jennifer looks very cute!
     
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  28. tobafa
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    My 48. :cool:
     

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  29. Rick & Jan
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    Striping by Ron Myer, Tulsa,Ok IMG_0707[2035].JPG
     

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  30. lodaddyo
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    I got the packard caps on mine too! Your car looks great.
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