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Projects Trying to un-ugly a 1946 Ford coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, May 23, 2016.

  1. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    Looks really good
  2. Cedar Dale Upholstery in Mount Vernon, WA. Paul, the owner, is a good friend of mine and an excellent upholsterer.
  3. I had some extra wheels done up in red for when the car gets back


    And here is another update from upholstery shop. Should be done in the next few weeks I would imagine

  4. hotrodyankee
    Joined: Jun 27, 2016
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  5. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,720

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Looking good Chris!!
  6. You RatRodder you!!! ;):D

    Those look nice!!
  7. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,529


    All that I know how my wife feels when she walks by the jewelry stores at the mall
  8. NewGuyOldFord
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
    Posts: 596


    Chris is a great guy. I bought some stuff off of him and he helped me out tremendously. And, his car looks great by the pictures.
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  9. hotrodyankee
    Joined: Jun 27, 2016
    Posts: 304


    Now on to the 283! I really like mine, big difference from the flatty, more of a pleasure to drive. It goes down the road good and rides like a caddy.
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  10. ol-nobull
    Joined: Oct 16, 2013
    Posts: 1,653


    Hi. That is great. Way too many come here wanting to do just the opposite - Take a great body and really screw it up "modernizing" everything thinking it is an improvement.
  11. Picking car up from upholsterers in the next couple days. It was nearly a year ago to the day that I bought it.

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  12. hotrodyankee
    Joined: Jun 27, 2016
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    Looks nice chris, I bet you cant wait to get it back!
  13. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    Wow, it looks terrific.
  14. Picked the car up last night, and got home this afternoon. It's exactly what I wanted, they did a fantastic job on a timeless design. I have a floor mat for the trunk on order for it

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  15. Looks great Chris ! Paul does great work.
  16. Yes, one of the best. He did the top on my roadster and 53 convertible...this is the first time I have had interior work done and I had no doubt they would do a fantastic job
  17. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,440


    He does nice stuffing. All the rolls look full, no wrinkles. Classic colors and pattern. Perfect.
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  18. LBCD
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,036


  19. Well, I got the red wheels and caps on, took a drive to make sure the front end felt ok. I have not really driven it since sliding the dropped axle under it as we had snow on the road. Seemed good. So it's pretty much done until I get the 283 in it.

    I've owned it nearly a year exactly

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  20. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    Remarkable transformation Chris. really well done.
  21. 51box
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,024

    from MA

    Man that interior with the chromed dash & column damn!
  22. Ritzy1
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 273


    You nailed it! So nice.
  23. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,401

    rusty rocket

    Nice little hot rod! Or should I say nice big hot rod? I just sold my 47 coupe that I owned since 1988, Sure is a nice big area in the shop now.
  24. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,515


    This car just keeps getting better and better.

    Drop that skull off at your painter and have him hit it with some clear for UV protection, that vintage plastic may turn to dust in the sun.
  25. hotrodyankee
    Joined: Jun 27, 2016
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  26. tevintage
    Joined: Mar 12, 2014
    Posts: 262


    Great job in making your coupe a classic understated beauty. Thanks Chris for sharing. TEB

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  27. Thanks guys, I am really proud of this car. It's a very nice solid driving car, and I still feel I'm in it for decent money even with the chrome, interior, tires, caps... it is just a fun car to drive. I am going to start working on the 283 soon and maybe late summer/fall do that conversion. It will get rewired at that time, 12V conversion and I will clean up the frame and firewall and probably rebuild the transmission. I also have a very nice 3.54 rear end that I will go through and put under it. So it will be somewhat of a small project.
  28. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 3,151

    The 39 guy

    NICE! Looks like it is right out of the Rod and Custom little book of old! You have recreated a piece of history that so many of us on this site enjoy!
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