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Just a girl with a 49 Ford...

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by RiotPirate, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. rockabillybus
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 227

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    Welcome fellow Floridian. I'm guessing your in the Tampa area? I can't be much help because I'm 4 hrs east.
     
  2. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
    Posts: 2,157

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    try to think of small things to do while the car sits. any interior parts you can strip down or exterior trim to get outta the way for the build ? anything small thatll make it easier when you get into the build full swing. itll also keep you excited about what youre doing and occupied for the time being :cool:
     
  3. Welcome from Texas........
     
  4. Bootlegger Taff
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 5

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    Welcome from Texas, super stoked to see the progress you make on your new ride !
     
  5. Doctor Detroit
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
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    Welcome to the Hamb from Chicago. When you're looking for all those '49 Ford parts you'll needs, check out the link below. It's for Mercury reproduction parts, but most of the companies that supply '49-'51 Merc stuff, also supply '49-'51 Ford parts. Dennis Carpenter, Mac's, C&G, Bob Drake, just to name a few... I'm by no means a Shoebox expert, but if you have trouble finding something, I might be able to point you in the right direction.

    1949 - 1951 Mercury Parts/ Reproduction Parts List
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=331564
     
  6. Pop-Rodder
    Joined: Oct 6, 2011
    Posts: 325

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    Any young lady with a '49 ford isn't " just a girl."...welcome and enjoy the forum
     
  7. Ghost of ElMirage
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 758

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    Welcome to the HAMB from HellHole, Massachusetts
     
  8. 54hotrodder
    Joined: Nov 20, 2011
    Posts: 666

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    WELCOME from wisconsin. Its rad that you got a shoebox. I drive a 1954 chevy chopped top.
     
  9. 60srailjob
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,216

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    from nowhere

    welcome to the HAMB
     
  10. jfreakofkorn
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
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    sry about the old ad pull ( some ppl just really dislike that )

    but did you ever get the car in the shop ....

    and have you located the part(s) that you needed ....??
     
  11. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
    Posts: 567

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    Car had major title issues and needless to say it is no longer in my possession...the good news is however is that I may be acquiring a 1959 Ford F100 that doesn't need too much work...which is awesome...I just moved to Nashville so I am currently unemployed at the moment but the minute I get a job that sucker is mine...
     
  12. jfreakofkorn
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 2,640

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    hope that it works out ...

    thats a big move from the beach to the heartland ....

    getting a customized to environment ...??
     
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  13. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
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    Yeah I love it here...the beach isn't all it's cracked up to be, plus when you live next to it you never visit it lol...plus I can always visit...
     
  14. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
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    No '49? I scrolled and read and scrolled and read and bammo, zip, zilch, anticlimatic.... Oh well. Welcome aboard...get us pics of the '59 if you get it.
     
  15. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
    Posts: 567

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    Buzznut I started a build thread for the truck...please no more reminders of that damn shoebox. It haunts me lol.

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  16. oldcarguygazok
    Joined: Jun 20, 2012
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    from AUSTRALIA.

    Hey stranger,i'm think'n your dog is gunna luv that truck as much as you,good luck with it, Gaz!
     
  17. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
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    Thanks Gaz! She's already become a shop dog.

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  18. Hemishovel
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
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    Welcome from wi
     
  19. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
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    aircoup

    welcome from norcal , hows that truck coming ? im buildin a 56
     
  20. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
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    Been busy as hell...new job as an ophthalmologic technician so that's been taking up all of my time...plus holidays etc. Sitting in the truck now waiting to trailer my cab into the shop...hooray she's finally going to be all in one place. Once the weather warms up I'll be tearing her down, figuring out what I'm missing...which sadly is a lot but at least I'll be able to spend my weekends at the shop...my goal is to have her ready for Billetproof 2015 in Florida... :)

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  21. elgringo71
    Joined: Oct 2, 2010
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    Welcome from South Carolina. If you can't work on the car now you can always gather parts and figure out build details like paint color, interior color, if you are going to chop the top how much are you going to go. PhotoShop is good to help you visualize things.
     
  22. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
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    Good luck on your '49 project!-------Here's mine in 1956, running a 3/4 race flathead.:D
     

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  23. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
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    Nope no 49 for me...that project fell through. Building a 59 ford f100 fleetside...

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  24. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 427

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    from J Town

    Hey sometimes our projects are put on the backburner for a while and "real life" gets in the way and takes top priority.
    It's great that you're getting back to work, keep it up.
     
  25. FF SIX ONE
    Joined: Jan 20, 2012
    Posts: 45

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    Working on an old truck is just as fun. Go at it, got any pics?
     
  26. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
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    Sooooo...I traded the truck for a gun...

    And bought a '56 Buick Special...

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  27. hotrod36
    Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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    The Buick looks very solid, and it has a Nail-head, can't beat that, all the best...
     
  28. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
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    from Midwest

    Wow!!


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  29. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
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    Thanks...it's about 98% there and the nailhead has about 48k original miles and runs. She just needs some tweeking. Already have new plugs and wires. Changed out some belts and working on some hoses. I need to check the gas tank and radiator for leaks and have them pressure tested. Brakes are good. Going to pull them here shortly and have the drums turned. Other then that she just needs a paint job, new glass, new shoes, interior, and some things need to be rechromed. All in due time. She's got good bones...hardly any rust and the floors just have 3-4 small holes to weld up.

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