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  1. I have located a vendor that has the side trim for my '50 coupe and a few other stock trim pieces I plan on adding but I haven't found a replacement hood ornament,Dennis Carpenter has the repop original style but I would prefer a bull nose.

    Anyone know where I might find one. HRP
     
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  2. Uncle Bob
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
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    Uncle Bob
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    from Salado, Tx
    1. Northwest HAMBers

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  4. Another question,is there any difference in a '49,'50 & '51 front bumper? HRP
     
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  5. 50 customcoupe
    Joined: May 8, 2011
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    50 customcoupe
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    Yes, the '51 has a raised ridge that runs the length of the bumper and the '49 and '50 don't. I have a friend that has a "50 Ford 4-door that may have some parts that you may want, but, all of the parts are in sad shape and would need to be restored. This car has been sitting for years out side.
     
  6. All 3 years are just a bit different. 49 and 50 will direct bolt up. 51 needs 51 splash aprons due to total different contour. 49's are Smooth face. 50 has a rib across. 51 Total change.
    The Wizzard
     
  7. Thanks for the information,for so many years I only build Deuces and being a one year car there wasn't too many differences in the parts,I got a lot to learn. :) HRP
     
  8. I am also wanting/ thinking about replacing or adding the side trim,is it available? HRP
     
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  9. If your going stock check out Dennis Carpenter. He has some repro moldings. I have not bought any so can't give first hand info.
    The Wizzard
     
  10. Yes sir, Moose did a photoshop for me adding the wheels & side trim and I really like the look. HRP

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  11. I like your photoshop version. I just happen to have a set of early 14" American Torque Thrust wheels. They just didn't quite work for me on my 51. I liked the hub caps better.
    The Wizzard
     
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  12. Thank you sir, I like the hub cap version also but I have had this vision in my mind for a long,long time. HRP

    I also have a set of 5 spokes that were on my 63 1/2 Falcon Sprint back in the late 60's and they too are 14",too small and wonth fit over the disc brakes on the front of the '50 coupe.
     
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  13. I understand how that Vision thing works. I knew what I wanted to do to the Grill and had the Chrysler hubcaps and a few other parts before I even owned the Vicky they would end up on. Krazzy stuff eh?
    The Wizzard
     
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  14. Try The Ford Barn forum for parts. They have an active classified section and I have found parts for my '59 on there, NOS side trim.
     
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  15. I discovered today the gas tank is shot,the metal is weak on the bottom do I plan on replacing it.

    I haven't started looking yet but if anyone knows of a original replacement type let me know. HRP
     
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  16. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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    okiedokie
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    from Ok

    You might look at Classic Auto Parts in OKC for side trim. Not sure if they do or not but they had the qtr trim for my 55 that no else has.
     
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  17. Blue One
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  18. Danny,

    Dennis Carpenter is in Concord, NC- had to make a run there for parts for a friend's F150- it's worth the trip (and if you like Cajun, take Mrs. HRP to Razzoo's at the Concord Mall :D) to see what they have (and look at the brightwork before you buy it)!
     
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  19. Not the worst price, do a search on the Ford part number. C & G Ford is the same $$. I find a lot of new and used Ford parts on eBay too. Spectra Tank probably makes them, look up 51F and you may do better.
    http://shoebox-central.com/1949-1950-1951-ford-fuel-gas-petrol-tank-steel-metal
     
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  20. When I was building the Wagon C & G had parts no one else did, I'll keep them in mind. HRP
     
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  21. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
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    Quite possible, the new gas tank guage opening is a different size than the original. You will need a new sender to match the new tank.
    '49 Ford rear bumpers are smooth, no bead.
    I'm in the process of putting a later '49, '50 rear bumper on my '51.
    The '50 bumper brackets had to be drilled to fit the '51.
    I know this does not apply to your situation but just for others that are doing these things.
     
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  22. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    flatheadpete
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    I used a Mustang tank in my '50. I'll have to check inventory on all my extra junk.
     
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  23. I'll add just a bit more First Hand info about my remarks on the Gas Tank. I have bought tons of parts from Dennis Carpenter for years. 99% of his stuff is right on, no issues. That covers 3 of my 57 Ford cars, 3 51 Ford car projects and 2 F-100 projects among others. The Fuel Tank I got with his Co. name imbosed in it just missed the mark. The Tank itself was just oversized enough that the stock straps couldn't do the Job. Once past that issue it also was necessary to adjust the opening in the Floor where the Fill Hose coupler enters the Trunk. That showed that the fill tube receiver was at a different angle than stock. Once that was done the fill tube had issues fitting back in the hole for the rubber seal below the fill cap. All 3 of these things were just off enough to not be a good deal and P----ss ya off. R & R of two straps and a Hose clamp shouldn't be a big deal. Then when I went to run the line nut into the fitting in the Tank it was going to take digging out what ever was in the threads so the nut would start. I pulled the plug and boxed it back up. My Vicky has a tank from Tanks, it was a direct drop in. I ordered another from them and had ZERO issues on the Vert. I just did another on the Sedan. I have no idea who actually builds the Tanks from Tanks but they fit as in Stock replacement. That's the way it should be.
    The Wizzard
     
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  24. P.S. The stock factory 51 sender fits correct in the Tanks tank.
     
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  25. Fat47
    Joined: Nov 10, 2007
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    Carpenter currently has a sale going on. 10% off. Yogi's now owns Tanks and has the best price on replacement tanks I have found. I am currently building a 50 but will not post until the 49 Buick Sedanette build (thread on here) is done. If you have questions, please feel free to PM me.
     
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  26. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    Looks a lot like some shoebox’s that @Rocky build years ago.
     
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  27. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
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    :D The great parts chase.Looks like fun.I`ll saddle up and go along for the ride.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  28. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
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    Kan Kustom
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    I am not where my catalog is but it seemed to me that Bob Drake had a bull nose for a 49-50 Ford. ?
     
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  29. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
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    325w
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    from texas

    Do you need the spear on the front fender that says custom?
     
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  30. HRP come to Hershey in Oct. . All the parts you could want and free beer at our spot.:p
     
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