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Projects 46 Ford coupe UPDATE: NOW A TRADITIONAL CUSTOM

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatout51, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. 1951Streamliner
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    SO COOL to see you're building a late 40s taildragger!!

    These coupes seriously look best this way.

    Also cool to see you're keeping the drivetrain traditional too!

    What are some of your other plans? Skirts? Appletons? Sombreros??
     
  2. flatout51
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    The plan is to get the car up and running and slowly make it more of a custom. Taillights are going in the bumper guards, skirts, spot lights, chopped and a custom grill... I'm leaning towards 50 Plymouth but that seems to be a little too over done so im still up in the air there.... Should be a fun car!
     
  3. 1951Streamliner
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    Nice! Cant wait to see it come together.

    Sounds like a solid plan.
     
  4. flatout51
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    Decided to change my transmission out for a 5speed... Took my ford racing trans and swapped a s10 tailshaft out and got that in and mounted. Plan on using a hydraulic clutch with a wilwood master and external slave on the stock pedal. Oh and tried my edelbrock 3x2 manifold on just for fun!! Looks awesome!!!
     

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  5. zkilla396
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    Lookin good Flatout51! You have rejuvinated my excitement in my car - lowering springs for rear ordered!

    Keep up the good work!
     
  6. sambo
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    I've owned my 46 Tudor for 24 years and have never drivin it.But know people that have and they are sweet rides!:eek: Looks like it's going well for this build,did you take the motor out of that Mustang for the project?looks a little nose up.....lol
     
  7. flatout51
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    Haha!! Yeah my dad gave me his 302 out of his mustang and is putting a 390 in his fastback. Win/win if you ask me!
     
  8. Squablow
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    Great stance, good plan for a good looking car. The flathead was neat but the tri-carbed OHV Ford motor is cool too. Looking forward to seeing more.
     
  9. flatout51
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    Got my clutch stuff and I'm starting to get every thing together. I made a dual reservoir master adapter and clutch master bracket... I kinda copied the ones Brian Bass used on his and The Wade coupes. Should work great
     

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  10. flatout51
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    Motor and trans are in the car for good and i started to mount my front clip. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!! Driving shouldnt be too far off!!
     

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  11. T&A Flathead
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    Did you get your steering box fixed?

    Looking good.
     
  12. flatout51
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    No didnt... I havent had much money lately... But if you still have the steering box and parts car my parents are looking for Christmas presents for me!!:D
     
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  14. flatout51
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    Well shit... It's been a while... Got my Model A on the road so I can focus on the 46 completely. Things have changed to say the least. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1408803543.110687.jpg

    Drive train is now all 48 ford. My dad put a 302 c4 9in in his car and gave me everything.

    The chop is my main focus right now. It's a learning process for sure! Got a long way to go but my confidence is high.
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    That's where I am now... Got more plans but need to finish the chop first.



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  15. Ralphies54
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    That's looking less and less like a family car especially chopped. Hope there is still a wife and kid somewhere! FWIW,I brought my 1st daughter home from the AF hospital while we were stationed in FL in My 48 long door. Loved that car, installed a 58 283 in It in the auto hobby shop with a adapter from Honest Charlie in front of the original 3spd. worked well although there were no Interstates then so highway speeds were just short bursts.
     
  16. flatout51
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    We are a short family! Haha! The 46-48 fords are quickly becoming my favorite cars!! With a completely stock running gear it should be the perfect driver.


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  17. bigbore
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  18. flatout51
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    Just a shit ton of welding... Taking it slow so not to move anything too much. I'll post pics when I get a chance


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  19. If that is a permenent job you should consider moving closer to work or a different job closer to home..
     
  20. flatout51
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    I don't work there anymore. I now work at the Claycomo Ford plant. 7mile round trip... Way better!


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  21. 46fatford
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    The chop looks great. Terrific flow in the roof. Anymore ideas on what grill you are going to use?
     
  22. flatout51
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    Gah!! That's the million dollar question... I have a very VERY nice 48 plymouth grill... But I also have a couple other ideas I'm not quite ready to expose yet!!! Ha!!


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  23. flatout51
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    And thank you 46fatford!!! It's been rechopped 3 times.. I happy with it now!


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  24. bigbore
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    Your chop is very cool. Have you more pictures about the chop? Ihave a 41 ford long door coupe and i will start the buil in traditional style....
     
  25. flatout51
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    I am horrible about taking pictures. I have a few... But all I can tell you is don't try and cut corners or make compromises. I did and ended up doing way more work in the long run. Here are a couple of the rear section ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1410096190.264502.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1410096206.313893.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1410096217.332449.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1410096235.497385.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1410096252.164035.jpg


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  26. flatout51
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    I'm no metal man by any means... This will all need lead and a skim of bondo...


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  27. flatout51
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    Guess I already posted those pics! Ha!


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  28. bigbore
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    Thanks. Looking good and simple;)
     
  29. flatout51
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    View attachment 2709878

    Here it is with a quick prime job to get a better look at the flow. I really want to have this car as a driver next summer... Gonna be a long winter.


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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1410152340.022212.jpg


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