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Customs The Mini Pre-War Ford?

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  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    The Mini Pre-War Ford?


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  2. shmoozo
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 662

    from Media, PA

    Cool little cars.

    I wonder if enough of them survived for the survivors to be affordable enough to use some as the basis for some little hot rods. Some of those little roadster bodies were hot looking.
  3. hansboomer
    Joined: Nov 15, 2008
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    from new york

    Any one of those would make a cool Topolino or Anglia kind of gasser.
  4. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    from Tampa, FL

    I like the notched doors on the roadsters. Gives you some welcome elbow room! Gary
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  5. Rocky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,061

    Classified Editor

    It's interesting the '35 and '37 style bodies had top inserts. U.S. Fords saw their last top inserts in 1934.
    I wonder how wide those European wheels are. Great front runners for a hot rod. I once bought a Ford prefect with wide five wheels on it....16X3s.
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  6. During our trip to Australia, we came across a Ute Version in a tip.
    It was way cool, but no way to remove it.
  7. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 39,670


    Here 's some Ausies that someone sent me a while back, they are like 3/4 scale Fords and came that way. I do wish I could land one just for grins.

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  8. Didn't US Fords have an insert through '36? 1937 being the first year without....
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  9. trifives
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Here is a 1934 Ford Model Y that I owned for 6 years. It was originally built by John Pappert in Ontario, Canada and was the 1st Ridler winner from outside the U.S.
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  11. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    42˚18'N 83˚09'W

    I wonder if that is one of the Toyota hemi's in that little yellow '34 sedan ???
  12. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,521


    Miniature Customs from the factory. They are all pretty swell. Let start a picture thread. Anybody?!
  13. This is a Matford, pretty much a full size Euro Ford. Well maybe 7/8th. Certainly bigger than what the OP describes.
  14. How about a mini 1940s style Ford. This is the German Taunus.
    TAUNUS.jpg TAUNUS2.jpg TAUNUS3.jpg TAUNUS4.jpg TAUNUS6.jpg
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  15. blownhemi48
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
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    from Bergen NY

    That yellow sedan has a British Daimler Hemi.
  16. Been fond of the "little" Fords since I first found out about them. Being a British Sports Car fan as well as old Fords one would fit right in my stable. :)
  17. 34Phil
    Joined: Sep 12, 2016
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    Gibbon has his Model Y coupe and sedan molds for sale. Someone was making him bumpers (that also work on Mullins trailers) and I think Rootlieb had hoods and SAC frames. Don't know about hood badge, w/s frame or grille rods. Window cranks were Datsun 510 so something else would need to be found. Might be a deal for a 'glass company if molds still good.
  18. Rocky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Classified Editor

    Jus checking to see if you're paying attention.;)
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  19. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Those ones Beaner are all UK cars going by license plates and shitty weather. Sunny down here and not those constant dreary overcast skies. You see the occassional Y-model Ford every now and again but can say that they weren't that common down here to my knowledge. However we had a few English cars and think that NZ had more than us.
  20. This was our Portuguese Ford dealership. Opened to the public on January the 11th, 1932 (from
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  21. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
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    Those are some great pictures, Thanks!
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  22. Very welcome.
  23. Blade58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2012
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    from apopka ,Fl

  24. Blade58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2012
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    from apopka ,Fl

    Cool insight Jive ! explains why they looked weird when I first saw one.
  25. V8 Bob
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
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    V8 Bob

    1936 was the last year for top inserts in the US.
  26. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
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    Ya know I never really looked that close, it was one of the members from Australia that sent them and I just figured that they were from down that way. Its funny when I first saw them I thought that it was like something that Smokey Yunic would do to a chevy. :)
  27. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,105


    Less is more and this couldn't be a truer statement with these beauties.I'll probably never see one,but a guy can dream.
  28. junkyardgenius
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    from Kernow

  29. Gamlebilrokker
    Joined: May 22, 2011
    Posts: 202

    from Denmark

    There is three of these in Denmark that I know of that been hot rodded. Two I’ve seen live, the other one (1934) was for sale for a while.

    They are affordable, but they are also not considered “real”, so not many people do anything with them but keep ‘em original.

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