I've been working on this '47 Ford for a couple of months now, but it's time to start a thread on it, because the fun is almost over. Let's start at the beginning. This is the second '47 Ford club coupe that I have chopped, the first being one that I took via trailer to Pennsylvania this spring for a chop class that I was instructing, hosted by Iron Trap Garage. A bunch of the Hooligans C.C. guys showed up and we thrashed on that '47 Ford and after the weekend was over, I GAVE IT AWAY. This is my way of spreading the gospel of traditional customs, ya see... forcing a pretty bitchin' project car on a guy so he's gotta go home and 'splain things to his wife. Anyway, after that long weekend of fun and excitement, I get a call from a HAMB member. " Hey Joel, can you find another solid Colorado coupe and chop it for me?" The guy is from New Jersey. I understand his dilemma. I assure him that there's more old Fords to be found and I'll keep him updated. A month or two later, my grandmother passed away in Minnesota, and on my drive up there, I decide to take a bunch of back roads... The one time that if I'm late, Grandma won't notice. Up in the Northeastern corner of Colorado I come across a whole row of old Fords... and, as I'm making the trip to Minnesota a dual purpose one, (I had an empty trailer with me so I could haul back a load of Flatheads) I pull up to the guy's place and he steps outside and says, "Are you here to buy an old Ford?" I knew I was in the right place. I looked around at the cars in the yard, and asked about this '47. The car was super solid, with a Columbia rear end and great running flathead with a set of Evans heads on it. It was perfect! I thought about keeping this jewel for myself, but I've got enough on my plate, so I called Jersey John and a week later a deal was made.