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  1. #1
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    Default My new project car

    I have started a new project, building me a rod. Got me a 1947 Ford fordor super deluxe, it still has the original flathead V8, hopefully will make a cool rod. I am in the process now of putting new brakes and packing all the wheel bearings to get it back on the road. Have a lot of work to do to it but it should be fun!



    Thanks for looking
    Cheers, Mike
    Southern Style Cooker, 2-Hasty Bake's, Webber 22" one touch silver, UDS

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    Very nice. I hope you will update this thread as you go along. There are a few gearheads here that will like this.
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    Why didn't you stop by when you were in the neighborhood buying it?

    Sound like fun!

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    That will be a cool project. You gonna leave the body original or you gonna chop it? How bout that motor? Leaving the flathead in or bumping it up a few notches? Going back black or are ya thinking of a custom paint? Sooooo many questions ...

    Don't just throw out a teaser pic and not tell us your dreams. We all know that directions change as you go through the project, but I'd like to hear what you're thinking now.

    Keep the pics coming - even though these things do drag out.
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    That is sweet! Don't you dare f-up that body! Nice find!

    Mistakes - It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

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    Looks like it needs a star and a red light
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    Quote Originally Posted by PigCicles View Post
    That will be a cool project. You gonna leave the body original or you gonna chop it? How bout that motor? Leaving the flathead in or bumping it up a few notches? Going back black or are ya thinking of a custom paint? Sooooo many questions ...

    Don't just throw out a teaser pic and not tell us your dreams. We all know that directions change as you go through the project, but I'd like to hear what you're thinking now.

    Keep the pics coming - even though these things do drag out.
    It has a amazingly solid body so I am gonna keep it original, keeping the flathead for sure! I always wanted a flatty, think I am gonna just do the body work and shoot it hot rod primer for a while and drive and enjoy it then down the road I will put a nice paint job on it. I plan on doing everything except the headliner myself and who knows I may even attempt that.

    I have always wanted to build a car all myself, I have had several restored by others and it just isn't as rewarding, I sold every one of them because they never lived up to my expectations, this may not turn out "perfect" but I will have the satisfaction knowing that I built it.

    The guy who had it before me had all the wiring jacked up and it wasn't running when I got it, within a couple of hours I had it rewired and running, sounds real good, the brakes were locked up also so I imediatley pulled it all apart and started cleaning up the brake syatem and ordered all my brake parts, mechanical first then I will work on the pretty and cool stuff!

    The rest of my brake parts should be here tomorrow so hopefully next week I will have it on the road!

    As for the motor I plan on putting some offy heads and a twin stromberg carb set up on it, eventually I would like to put a Mercury crank in it to stroke it out a bit but I want to keep it driveable so I am not going to do anything extreme.

    I will post up some more pics as I go for sure!

    Thanks for everyones interest, I am pretty pumped about it!
    Cheers, Mike
    Southern Style Cooker, 2-Hasty Bake's, Webber 22" one touch silver, UDS

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    Quote Originally Posted by PigCicles View Post
    Looks like it needs a star and a red light
    Actually there is some speculation that this was a highway patrol car, there are two fire extinguishers mounted up under the dash that look circa 1947 and a guy told me that that was standard equipment on the hi po cars, there is also a hole in the roof where a light may have been mounted at one time, I actually have thought a little about making it look like a old time cop car, who knows, just have to see how it evolves.
    Cheers, Mike
    Southern Style Cooker, 2-Hasty Bake's, Webber 22" one touch silver, UDS

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    I was wondering where you had been the last few days.

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    Dummy spots! Last time I saw those on a car was, ummmmmmmm....................
    1968 maybe.
    Keep us up on your progress.
    "If you can't smell smoke it ain't a barbeque joint" peculiarmike

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