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Hot Rods My new '49 ford coupe.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by madkarl, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. madkarl
    Joined: May 17, 2017
    Posts: 2


    Hello! I just purchased (a month ago) this 49 ford coupe. It's my first Ford and I'm totally digging it! My plan is keeping the body as is and eventually it'll get some wide white walls and cast iron headers porter dual exhaust.

    What's the best way to keep the body as is? I heard I should clear coat it or use bar keepers friend (which i have no idea how that works).

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  2. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,311


    Looks to be in pretty good shape, and in my opinion deserving of a higher quality finish. Your car, your choice, though. If it were mine, I'd try to find some original side trim; it breaks up the "slab-sidedness" of these cars. (Is that even a word?)

    BTW, I have had cast iron Fenton headers on my '51 for 30 years and love 'em.
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  3. ...don't clear coat it, that looks bad, it looks fine as is, it ain't gonna fall apart , it took 68 years to look like it does....looks like a neat old car,...BTW,...barkeepers is about like Comet Cleanser, don't need that.
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  4. Brand new wide white's are going to look out of place with all that Patina. You need to get Yellow walls or just leave the Black walls. I also agree, no clear coat. Just let it keep going as it is.
    The Wizzard
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  5. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 7,713

    from Raytown Mo

    Yeah a lot of the stuff people put on wore out cars to keep them that way make impossible to paint it nice later. Just hose it off and cruise until it's time for bodywork it ain't gonna melt
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  6. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 7,713

    from Raytown Mo

    Not that you asked but I'd cut and buff the remaining paint and then lay a couple coats of wax on it
  7. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,168

    scrap metal 48

    Very cool as is...
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  8. nice www's don't look good with old paint?
    cokers 7-30-16 033.jpg
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