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Complete Build of a 47 Ford Tudor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by pont463, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. pont463
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    I started a thread on this before, but figured I would start from scratch to show the whole thing as I go. It may Take a while, but I will post Pics along the way.
     

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    First thing was to get it inside and start on the roof.. I removed 4 1/2 inches and set it back down. I had to section the back and narrow it up, but it came back together nicely.
     

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    I had to cut the rear windows and move them forward about 3 inches and patch them up. Then the rear window had to be shortened to fit without it turning into one of those moon roof rear windows..
     

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    More window pics..
     

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    Now is where it gets interesting.. I was looking for a engine and trans combo that would be easy to use but reliable with decent mpg. I settled on a 5.0 and automatic trans out of a 93 mustang. I wanted to use as much of the wiring harness as possible so i just bought the entire car. After much debate, I decided to cut up the car and use the suspension as well. The frame that came with my 47 wasn't in the greatest shape, and there was no rearend at all. Soooo.. I cut the mustang in half and welded the entire rear suspension and floorpan into the 47.
     

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  6. What do you plan on using for back glass? Wasn't the original tempered, so it can't be cut?
     
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    This is where I am tonight. I know this isn't the preferred HAMB method by no means, but so far it has worked out great. The 47 inner wheel wells fit directly on the outside of the rear subframe of the mustang.. perfect fit. I did raise the trunk floor 3 inches to drop the body down a bit, but the inside floor matches up correctly. And when I split the rockers on the mustang floor pans they met up directly to the body channel of the 47.. I do have to replace those, so my plan is to install new 2x4 tubing where the chanels go and weld that directly to the rear sub. Then just stub it out the front and install front end on them. We will see how it all goes, but it is coming together real easy right now..
     
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    I have 2 different friends that have had the original rear glass cut, so I am going to do that as well.
     
  9. 41 Dave
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    Man, That is one aggressive build you will have on your hands. Sedans are the hardest to chop. Like chopping a football. Just get creative on how the pieces match up. Don't agree with welding the floorpan from the Mustang to the '47 frame. Looking forward to seeing progress on this one.
     
  10. pont463
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    Actually the 47 frame isnt there at all.. I guess you could say it will be a unibody 47..
     
  11. pont463
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    To somewhat justify what I am doing here.. The original frame was.. in bad shape. It neede boxed in and patched everywhere.. the original floor pans were in alot worse shape than originally thought. So in a way I am replacing them, but taking it to the next level I guess.
     

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