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Features 46-48 Ford Picture Thread!

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

  1. Thor1
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    That's too bad! How badly damaged is the roof on the car? Could you get under there with a hydraulic jack and some timbers and try to lift the building roof off the car even a little bit to prevent any further damage?

    Good luck with it and if you do decide to lift the roof please be careful. We don't need another HAMBer with the word "Emeritus" in their avatar!
     
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  2. That is a 41 Ford dash, but you are right, the instrument hole is way too big. Has it been altered?
     
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  3. Yep, '41 Ford/Mercury, but the gauge cluster hole is too big...
     
  4. Thanks for your consideration but i think that the roof of the Merc will be fixed and also the roof of the shed that i already have started the rebuilding of, its only the body out there, the frame is in the garage under construction. Sending some pictures of the project and a picture of a friends -39 Willys that is also under the snow, but the spring is coming☀️
     

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  5. The Instrument Cluster hole is as he found his car, I thought the same thing but it looks stock and unaltered to me.
     
  6. JimC
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    IMG_1508 - Copy.JPG IMG_1509 - Copy - Copy - Copy - Copy.JPG IMG_1508 - Copy.JPG IMG_1508 - Copy.JPG Will she ever get finished?
     
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  7. Well, given Ford's penchant for 'using up' older leftover parts, I wonder if this dash stamping was altered at the factory to use a '40 instrument cluster for export. The size of the hole looks about right, although the contour looks a bit different. Maybe Ford used the earlier cluster with a different surround to match the dash.

    Ford also had the habit of using no-longer-produced-domestically parts/tooling for export to Australia, sometime with slight mods once the tooling got there. I suspect that's probably the case here. You guys had the '55-56 Ford through '59 IIRC, and the Falcon lived on well beyond it's time here...
     
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  8. You could be right, we are used to building cars with left over parts !!!!
     
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  9. Crazy Steve said just what I was thinking. That hole looks right for the '40 gauge cluster (it even has a curved portion on the end of the bezel to match the contour of the '41 Ford (Mercury is quite different, at least over here) dashboard. Nifty find I'd say!

    Dave

    p.s. I flipped your pic so I could study it with the driver on the "wrong" side.. ;):D
    Mystery Ford Dash.jpg
     
  10. Hi Guys,
    This is my 47 Coupe, she has a 292 Y-block, C4, Dana 44 with parallel springs on the rear and gas shocks.
    Greetings from Brazil

    img_17900_4_81680960-2073-4a4d-af52-bafeb081c1db.jpg img_17904_4_81680960-2073-4a4d-af52-bafeb081c1db.jpg img_17908_4_81680960-2073-4a4d-af52-bafeb081c1db.jpg img_17912_4_81680960-2073-4a4d-af52-bafeb081c1db.jpg img_17916_4_81680960-2073-4a4d-af52-bafeb081c1db.jpg
     
  11. IMG_3712.JPG Hey guys, this is my new project, just bought it today.
     
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  12. Steves46
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    Looks great! I like the stance.
     
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  13. phat rat
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  14. Kelly Burns
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  16. Perfect


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  17. Stance is perfect...


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  18. Thanks
     
  19. Thanks
     
  20. Love the caps an white walls.
     
  21. Absolutely beautiful, great car.
     
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  22. Really like the skirt and taillights.
     
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  24. Kelly Burns
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    Its still a straight axle car!
     
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  25. Thanks
     
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  26. chrisman
    Joined: Jun 13, 2002
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    IMG_0498.jpg

    A shot from yesterday, this is its first time out in almost ten years.
     
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  27. Thank you! ..And congrats on your purchase!!

    Dave
     
  28. t_hook74
    Joined: May 14, 2011
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    IMG_1973.jpg IMG_1969.jpg IMG_1972.jpg
    Here's my 46 Short Door Coupe that I just picked up 2 weeks ago. 350/350, motor is painted to look like an Oldsmobile rocket. Just ordered my Coker wide whites and am planning to powder coat the wheels in Black and then drive the living sh#* out of it!
     
  29. Thor1
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    That's a NICE looking car! Enjoy it.
    [​IMG]
     
  30. Very nice! Post pictures with the whitewalls and black wheels.
     
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