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History '41-48 Fords as HOT RODS

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Crazy Steve, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. I'm liking where this is going.................
  2. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 3,918

    Automotive Stud

    What the heck I haven't posted a picture of my '47 in a while. 59a with 2x2, Edmunds heads and manifold, Isky Max 1 cam, Red's headers, Mitchell overdrive.

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  3. jamesd1502
    Joined: Jul 8, 2013
    Posts: 282

    from san diego

    Here's my 46 business coupe with a Canadian flattie. Front drop axle and reverse eye rear spring with custom made extended shackles to lower rear a bit more. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400103455.038158.jpg

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  4. 33sporttruck
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
    Posts: 532


    Mike, That is a Sharp Looking Tudor. The first car I ever wrenched on was my Cousins 48 Tudor. I was just a Dumb Ass 13 year old helper and had the pleasure of busting my knuckles while helping replace a busted drive shaft. That was quite a job for a first timer.
    When the original flattie went, a 53 Merc rebuilt was ordered from Sears Roebuck & Co. It was amazing to me as a Kid that you could buy a rebuilt long block. Even more amazing that the Merc Power could really eat drive shafts and axles........... Jeff
  5. partssaloon
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 378


    Mine is one of the best rides of all different models I've had.
  6. Have a 41 FORD Super Deluxe Club Coupe that is returned to its late 40's hopped up spec. The color is the rare, original Florentine Blue, a 1941 FORD spring / Easter offer.

    This car belonged to my Grandpa from 1941 - 49 - I purchased this 41 in May 2012 and began returning the Coupe to the spec my Grandpa outfitted the old girl in after the war. A few of its original soup up parts include Hexagon twin Stromberg 97 set-up, Pre War block letter Edelbtock flatheads, Zephyr gearbox, original Appleton 141 spot, Autolamp fog lamps, and fender skirts.

    Not really a hot rod , but period hop up.

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  7. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,604

    steel rebel
    Member Emeritus

    Not your fathers four door!

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  8. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 3,712

    from Ok

    I sold my 46 last year since I had my 40 on the road. Sure miss it. 46 at Ottawa 09.jpg
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    My old 46 w/400/350
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  10. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,336

    from Maine

    My 48 weighed in at 3240 on certified truck scales
  11. 34coupesweden
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 1

    from sweden

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    My 47 with blown 383 Chevy. ford 9" 4,11 Detroit locker= FUN CAR!!!
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  12. ricklove
    Joined: Mar 30, 2014
    Posts: 15


    My avatar is my 1st car; 1947 2 dr sedan, purchased in Apr (??) 1964. The pic below is my 1948 (year I was born) 2 dr sedan street rod, purchased Apr 2014.

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  13. Huh, my first on the street hot rod was a 47 Ford sedan dechromed, raised in the rear 3/4 cam painted red and white like a stock car. My friends had a 41 sedan, a 52 Ford lower and in primer, a 40 convertible, and there were many and varied cars at the time (Mid 1950s). We considered them hot rods. Not every where was southern Cal.
  14. gotit
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 360


    This is my 48. It now has a 296, ported, stainless undercut valves, 400jr, two 97's edelbrock heads and an edelbrock regular manifold. I never liked 4 drs till I got this one and now I like how easy it is to take people with you. I take this car if more than two people are going with me

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  15. 1941coupe
    Joined: Jul 4, 2010
    Posts: 390


    my 41 business coupe w/ 50 merc flathead head

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    I always considered my '47 coupe more of a "street rod" by definition.
    Smoothie looking, shaved, sbc, a car with fat fenders, not chopped, non-traditional wheels, A/C too (real hot rods dont have that).

    Am I wrong to call it that? What's your take on that term?
    Last edited: May 15, 2014
  17. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,060

    from Germany

  18. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    Every one of these cars represent "saving" something that reminds us of a better time.
  19. I really really want one of these.
  20. Dave Downs
    Joined: Oct 25, 2005
    Posts: 849

    Dave Downs
    from S.E. Penna

    No pictures but my first car was '47 Ford Coupe with a 56 or 57 Lincoln mated to a '39 Ford transmission. It had the 4-barrel 'teapot' carb on it which would tend to catch fire since I couldn't get the timing right.....turned out to have a bad vac advance on it. Was still 6 volts...and did you know that if you break an axle on a banjo rear and your buddy tows you home there is nothing to keep the wheel attached???

    Learned a lot from that car.....the hard way
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  21. fortynut
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 814


    While I don't have a picture to post, yet; I do have a long door coupe, a second rust free frame to build and put under it, 9" rear, 350 small block, 400 trans, stang2 cross member, and a parts car to aid a B'ville correct 3" chop. I liked the Fat Jack Coupe, and studied it for ideas, though its demise might be a lesson that there are boundaries. I want a beater with a heater that is neater because it will be a road eater, to paraphrase an old flip flop hot rod journalist of yore. I've owned a whole bunch of these cars, and other flavors of hot rods, and from one who knows, they are the undiscovered gold of hot rods. Built for comfort by Ford, big and roomy, with strong frames, some of the late ones had lots of aluminum parts on them. And, like old shoes when put in service, they wear well. The dash imposes problems from a hot rod point of view, even though dressed in chrome it is art deco quality eye candy. To me, the most important part of making it look 'right', as per the orange screamer, is getting it low, because otherwise the top is in the clouds. I do go on, sorry. More later. Carl
  22. 2002p51
    Joined: Oct 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,354


    I saw these today in Rogersville, TN.


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  23. WOW!! These are some really sweet cars. Makes me want to go cruzn Right now! LOL!
  24. fatkoop
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 711


    I built my '47 Tudor in 1965-67. 331 Hemi, 10:1 Jahns pistons, 2-4's on a Edmunds intake, Mallory Mag-spark, fenderwell headers, aluminum flywheel, Muncie 4-speed, '56 Chevy rear w/4:11 gears. Black outside, black VW bucket seats inside. Pretty neat Hot Rod for it's day. In 1967 I drove it from Cape Cod, Mass to Pueblo Colo. No pics left but I really miss that car even today.
  25. gas & guns
    Joined: Feb 6, 2014
    Posts: 370

    gas & guns

  26. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,999


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