The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oliver westlund, Dec 20, 2018.
Be quiet paw, now go get me my shotgun, I thought I saw a certain wascalley wabbit.
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thats him to a t! he just helped his papaw load the trailer full of firewood, one little stick at a time
much better thanks to a donated horn ring by a fellow hamber and a little paint! im thinking about trying to sand cast a horn ring out of aluminum...
gave polishing my stainless a try...it turned out pretty good. itll work for my "driver" till i can afford some repopped stuff, i did 600 grit sanding, 2k grit then 3k grit then i used the 3 stages of the buffing kit followed by a stainless polish
There is no repopped stainless side trim for the '47. Everything out there is for the '48 only. There's guys out there that can restore your OEM trim and it won't be all that expensive unless yours is really trashed. I was missing the cowl pieces on mine when I got it (it had those POS aftermarket mirrors that you can't see anything out of), I tracked down a set of OEM bits that were pretty beat up. Got them straightened/polished for $30.
i dont know that ive ever even noticed a difference between 47 and 48 side trim! mines pretty rough in a couple spots, I may just see about getting them fixed, thanks!
i know its not the slammed to the ground look a lot of guys aim for but i seriously dig the stance of this car!
The difference is the '47 trim is tear-dropped shape (looking at it from the end), the '48 is 'V' shaped with a peak down the center. It's only obvious when you have them side-by-side, it's really hard to tell from pics. The '48 trim will fit the '47, but you'll have to replace every piece...
I paid more the trim pieces than what it cost to straighten them, seems like the cowl trim is the first to go missing. There's also two different hood trims; the early '47 has two little 'scallops' at the forward end of the trim, the late '47 is plain.
mine is plain but the entire front end of my car has been replaced too. i sure am glad you said something, i wouldve gone out and dropped 160 bucks on two pieces of door trim that wouldve severely pissed me off haha
Yep, I almost did the same thing for my cowl trim until a guy set me straight.
id help? i think the ones on the top are the cowl trim for my car, whats on the bottom?
Bottom is '46 trim; different yet again.... Somebody will want those...
this dang car and the boxes of mismatched stuff that came with it sure is confusing haha, its been off the road since 79, it came with all 46 guages, some 46 trim, it looks like i have 48 side trim possibly, ford fairlane front seat, no fender trim, a handful of half assed work previously done, its obviously exchanged hands and left parts behind at least once...sure wish i knew the entire history on it
The upper cowl pieces in your pic are definitely '47 trim.
okay good, then i have all the 47 trim! i will just get them repaired
Early 47's had 46 trim and hood "bird". 46-48 Fords were a miss-match as it was Ford going back to making cars after the war production.
had no power for last 3 days, got a couple feet of snow, today it was back kn and i worked on a little traditional upholstery for the 47, dont judge too harshly, its my first time using a sewing machine haha
Those pleats look great for first time out....I considered it on my last build...but got cold feet...
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thanks! im going to practice a little on this 53 ford i picked up for 300 bucks, gonna paint it, new interior and drop a 460 in it and surprise gift it to dad for his birthday! then ill tackle my 47 interior
so plans on the 47 have changed surprise surprise.... i have a buddy who needed a y block to trade for a 46 ford business coupe. im giving the 292 to him and he is gonna buy my bellhousing and everything i need to put the 394 olds in the 47! i think if im beimg honest thats what ive always wanted anyway, thanks for bearing with me and my many engine changing ideas haha
The wheel looks great, and if you cast a ring do a thread for us to see.....
okay, i have a "period correct" question. i am definitely running my 394, probably gonna cam it a bit, 4 speed behind it, what period correct rear diff should i be looking for? on our local craigslist theres a 57 chev rear right now, should i be on the hunt for a 9 inch? 8 3/4 mopar? i feel like i need a list of decent options for a build thats pre 1964 that will hold up to that 394s power
Personally, I would go with the 9" Ford. Easy to work on, probably the easiest to find different used gears for, and strong enough for most uses. The popular Bronco version may be tough to find, but pickup and van versions shouldn't be, if you aren't afraid to narrow one.
narrowing one wouldnt be an issue, are there identifying styles that indicate date manufactured?
good info here
If 'period correct' is important, what you'd find 'back in the day' would be a late '50s Olds or Pontiac. Those are scarce these days, so a 9" would be a semi-correct choice. A '57 Chev rear axle won't cut it...
And just to throw this out there, another period correct choice that wasn't real common but wasn't uncommon either is a 3/4 or 1 ton truck rear axle. More than few guys ran these, as low ratios for racing were common, definitely heavy-duty enough, and most had full-floating axles so a broken axle didn't mean a wheel could come off. You had to run 6 or 8 lug wheels, but Halibrand and others offered wheels for them...
The 47 & 48 trim are identical and I know Bob Drake was selling them. I have also seen them from time to time on E-bay. The 46 side trim is not being reproduced.
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