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Trade dillema, 54 Chevy vs 50 Ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gasser52, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. gasser52
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 644


    my dad has offered me a trade. A 50 ford 2 door sedan he just bought, for my 54 chevy 2 door sedan,they are about the same condition, i cant decide. It would be cool for you to give me some strong/weak points about the two. your vote will determine which i shall have.:confused:
  2. Hell yeah, dump that Chevy and get your self a FORD!
  3. Aftermarket/repro market is about the same on both, suspension and ease of updating is about the same for both, even the book values are about the same. Personally I'd have the Chevy but then I'm not much of a Ford guy.
  4. Redneck Smooth
    Joined: Apr 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,344

    Redneck Smooth
    from Cincinnati

    I'm prolly more into Ford motors than chevy's, but I still vote for the Chevy. I know everyone's got one, but everyone's got a shoebox as well and I like the Chev body lines better. Then again, a flattie's prolly cooler than a stovebolt...

  5. RocketDaemon
    Joined: Jul 4, 2001
    Posts: 2,081

    from Sweden

  6. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,960


    My first car that I had licensed on the street was a one owner '54 Chevy back in '68, thought it was ugly compaired to the 55-57's in the lot at the time, but I want a two door now. I'm a Ford guy but just never warmed up to the 49-54 Ford looks.
  7. Keep the Chevy !
  8. Vinnie
    Joined: Aug 17, 2005
    Posts: 127


    It's not a dilemma....Keep the Chevy and borrow the shoebox
  9. reverb2000
    Joined: Apr 17, 2005
    Posts: 441

    from Houston TX

    well they are two totally different styles...just remember the Ford takes alot of styling aspects from the Merc.., and is smaller...motor wise they are all interchangeable, so its mostly down to style...youre the one that has to live with it. Parts are readily available for both...I just got rid of a chev for a 49 ford though
  10. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 4,824


    I'd dump that Chevy in a heartbeat.
  11. gahi
    Joined: Jun 29, 2005
    Posts: 731

    from Moab, UT

  12. chevychris5
    Joined: Nov 17, 2006
    Posts: 61


    :) Stick with what U got - Chev. Mind I am biased.
    why is the old man doing me a real favour anyway?
  13. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,834

    from Indy

    why does your dad want to trade? does he know something you don't?
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,200


    Pool your resources and build them both together. Then you can start a new post about how to figure out which one to drive to wherever:D
  15. 29AROD
    Joined: Jul 23, 2006
    Posts: 292


    i like them both. i think it also comes down to what you want to do to the cars. if the top is not coming down a few inches the ford is the better looking one, my opinion. but if you plan on choppin and dropping the chevy has some sick lines. also you cant get razzed by anyone for puttin a 350/350 combo in the 54.
  16. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197


    54 chevy way cooler car when done 50 ford are like belly buttons everone has or had one
  17. gasheat
    Joined: Nov 7, 2005
    Posts: 714

    from Dallas

    Bias vs radial----Ford vs Chevy. No solid answer. Boils down to what you want. What do you want?
  18. Fifty5C-Gas
    Joined: Sep 1, 2003
    Posts: 1,428


    I really hate 53-4 Chevys.
  19. chevsotolac
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,886


    Keep The Chevy!!!!!!!!
  20. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,632

    from Hypocrisy

    Chevy, no ifs ands or buts.
    Joined: Apr 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,486

    from TUCSON

    actually your wrong (A LIL),.... 54 chevy has way more aftermarket possibilities, a mustangII goes in easier to a 54 chevy,... and yes the book value is about the same.

    i have both,... dont care for either, cuz they are so overdone. but if i had to make a decision..... CHEVY
  22. gasser52
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 644


    it has always seemed the shoeboxes are way more popular, haha but i guess not.Nomatter which one i get the tops comin down. Personaly i like them both the same, but the shoeboxes seem more natural to be full customs, then again when i see a full custom 54 its jaw dropping.
  23. RoyalCrown32
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 237


    Chevy! I love 53-54 Chevy's
  24. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,036

    from California

    if the ford were a coupe I think I'd like that one. if they were both original drivers I'd take the ford if it were a flathead V8.

    I say sell them both and you and pops pool your resources and build a nice 49 chevy coupe.....
  25. Pretty sure you can get a kit to put that suspension in either of those cars, Chevy you have a kit to put a late rear in but only because the stock springs aren't meant to carry an open drive rearend.

    Ease of a changeover might be a factor, though - my entire expeirence with these Fords are two rotty parts cars, one woodie, one convertible. The Chevy is the one I actually have worked on.
  26. Junkyard Jan
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
    Posts: 739

    Junkyard Jan
    Member Emeritus

    The Ford.....EZ answer
  27. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,351


    I like 'em both, but Robert Mitchum didn't drive a Chevy in Thunder Road.
  28. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 5,125

    from PNW

    Ford. It's already open driveline.................
  29. I've always been a car guy,not a Chevy,or a Ford guy. Love the possiblities of both. Here's two examples. What I will say is,if you plan on chopping it,the Fords much easier. The Chevy window deal is a nightmare. Shoebox windows are a breeze. It's your coin to toss.

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  30. 29hotrod55kustom
    Joined: Dec 19, 2005
    Posts: 701


    duke, dont be a homo. keep the chevy... its gunna look way better when its done. chev's have better lines. PLUS... if the 50 was a biz coupe.. then yes... but its not... the chevs already got a motor... the ford doesnt.... the chev (from what i think you said) is running... the chop on the chev is going to look alot better... plus... i want a shoebee.. if you get one.. then i cant.. bitch.

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