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History Lost Custom ???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gregg Pellicer, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 5,156

    from red oak

    So @Squablow What year did your old shop teacher look at the car and where was it located then. I`m guessing it`s in Florida now.
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  2. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,423


    Well the good thing might be that as far as we know it isn't some famous car built by some famous shop and if a guy were to buy it and make some changes to clean it up few people would get pissy about it as long as you kept to a mid/late 50's I'm going to build my own cool sports car theme.
    It might be scary as hell after it is stripped to bare metal though. You kind of have to wonder how much of that custom front end came out of gallon cans.
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  3. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,823


    Just recently, like in the last couple of months. He said the owner had those pictures with him and he was able to take snapshots of them with his phone.
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  4. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,333


    Interesting, The camper in the background is probably 80's.. When it was painted last
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  5. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,778


    Obviously the guy selling the car is just making up stories to try to sell the car, as each story is different, and doesn't match the car. (Corvette rear fenders that rust)
  6. RidgeRunner
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 886

    from Western MA

    I'm thinking '52 or '53 Ford dash, not a '54. All the '54's I remember had the Plexi "skylight" over the gauge cluster with the turn indicators on the outside bottom corners.

    Can't remember the US Merc dashes from that era and no idea about the Canadian Ford or Merc dashesfrom the same time frame.

  7. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,201

    Ned Ludd

    There's a thick layer of Spohnliness on that ...
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  8. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,543

    1. a veteran died today

    1942 Ford steering wheel : not the same, But close to subjects wheel.[​IMG]
  9. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,434

    Atwater Mike

    Count from the top: SECOND ONE DOWN (with the engine turned dash plates) and the sun-lit speedo is the '54 Ford dash! The last two are '53 Fords.
    Ask me how many I've had of each...still have a '54 Coupe. Er...with an extra dash... LOL
  10. ring gap
    Joined: Dec 29, 2017
    Posts: 45

    ring gap

    If they didn't put that shield on the trunk ...I think a spare tire goes there...???? would help it out looking better...but you can't put lipstick on a pig ...can you???;)

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