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Scored my first Flatty!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by F91, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. F91
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
    Posts: 126

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    50 Fordor Custom. Flatty with a 3spd OD. Super cool, purrs like a kitten.

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  2. Congrats,and engine bay looks real clean.
     
  3. F91
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
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    Thanks Buddy. PO told me that these backup lights are factory...?

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  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Cool project - what are plans?
     

  5. Nice car. Those ribbed fender skirts are worth quite a few bucks. I would say, not being a Ford expert, those backup lights either came from the factory or were installed by the original selling dealer. May be original wheel covers too. Others will know more.

    That overdrive should allow you to cruise faster and with less strain on the motor.
     
  6. F91
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
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    Thanks 47PLY, the OD isn't hooked up electrically at the moment. Not sure if the car will ever see much over 50, but I will rewire the OD anyway.

    Plans are for a slight lowering, freshen up the interior, detail the engine and maybe, maybe...a midnight blue paint job. Love the patina...just not sure.
     
  7. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Cool project.
     
  8. Very nice car.

    Those backup lights are still available: http://tinyurl.com/oyxtkx6

    Don't know if they were an Original Ford accessory or an aftermarket product.
     
  9. I had a '49 Tudor years ago with the same drivetrain. Take my advice and get the overdrive working, you'll love it. Oh yeah, and add dual exhaust with glasspacks if it doesn't already have them.
     
  10. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    from Kansas

    That's a damn, nice score!! You are going to have fun with it! I still kick myself for selling my '49!!
     
  11. ginuine555
    Joined: Jun 17, 2006
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    from louisiana

    Your car is in great shape. I like it. get the 49-51 ford shop manual. they are not expensive and well worth it when working on your car Chris may have them in stock he just opened his new shop . Give him a call. He can let you know about any other questions concerning your car. I believe your back up lights are original not the hub caps though

    shoebox Central 49-53 Ford & Merc Parts
    2201 N. Westminster Rd.
    Nicoma Park, OK 73141
    405-259-9222 Shop
     
  12. pumpman
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    2X on the patina. Great car, go and have fun!
     
  13. F91
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
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    Thanks everybody! I'm friends with Chris on facebook. I already have a green bible, got it when I started on my 51. I really do plan on hooking up the OD. I don't know if I mentioned it, but that Flathead is a damn sweet running little kitten. Gonna get some Aerostar coils and some Monroes ASAP.
     
  14. LuckyFordGuy
    Joined: Jun 13, 2008
    Posts: 272

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    Looks great nice fine good luck I love them 49 51 fords Rog
     

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