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1947 Ford Convertible - Dick Graese

We have figured out alot of the history of the car but we are hoping to fill in some of the mystery ...more

history of this car. The car is a 47 ford that was originally a convertible. It has been chopped, channeled, has a carson top, 47 olds grille, 58 ford quad headlights, plymouth bumpers, buick taillights, currently a 327 chev, but in the cars original custom glory it once had an olds V8 with 6 strombergs, has dummy lake pipes, real spots, cadillac tilt and telescopic, and frenched double antenna. I am sure there are more details I have left out.

This car when first customized spent it's early custom life in Colorado, and we have contacted and know the second and third owners of the car during it's customized state. We know the name of the first owner/(builder??) I believe the name is Jim Teighton (spelling?) I do not have the info in front of me at this time so I am going off of memory. The car supposedly spent some time on the west coast and we do not have any info on that part of this cars life. we would like to fill in those blanks of west coast ownership and who did the paint change etc.

The car first made an appearance in Hot Rod Magazine in July of 1963.
the car was then burgundy with gold scallops, and at this point had the olds V8 with the 6 strombergs, chrome reverse and 8 inch slicks in back.

next magazine appearance was Street Rodder April, 1976 the car still resided in Colorado but was changed to a 1974 VW green and then received the 327 chev small block, and a gold diamond tuck velour interior. the inside of the car looked like a coffin. even the inside of the carson was diamond tuck. the car now had 4-bar flipper caps with the wide whites.

Fast forward to 1982. Hot Rod put out a special "Custom Cars" issue, and the car wa on the cover and now has fender skirts, and the name "Gangreen" lettered on the skirts. if memory serves me correctly the car at this point is now in California. the car was also pictured in the December 1984 issue of Hot Rod.

If anybody can fill in some of the blanks and history that would be great.
The car has been in Minnesota for quite some time and we still know the previous Minnesota owner. We do not know who had done the color change to the copper brown color that exists on the car now. My step father Bill had the upholstery redone in an off white Leather tuck and pleat. The car still had the Gold velour interior when he purchased the car. the only other updates have been for safety, the car now has a mustang II front end and disc brakes. We have tried to maintain the original 50's custom with out detracting from the cars custom roots. Some other neat details are the Dagger handle dipstick, and a silver dollar brazed as the gas pedal.

If anybody knows the car or history please help us out, it would be appreciated. Would also like to find any old photos of this car if they exist.
There were a ton of car show trophies that belong to this car that have dissappeared over the years as well.

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    1947 Ford Coupe - Ayala Tribute
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    1947 Ford Coupe - East Coast built

    The car was originally built on the East coast, then went to California. It is now in Germany.

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    1947 Ford Coupe - Eric Reichevn
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    1947 Ford with 51 Vickie Chopped Top

    It was built in Buffalo, NY from ’56 to ’58 and was named “The Goonie Bird.

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    mation on this car and who built it please contact the current owner who want to restore it back to its original condition.

    scottwaltersemail@yahoo.com

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    1948 Ford Coupe - Tony "Flash"
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    Artic Gold Clone of ClarKaiser custom
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    Bill Ross 1946 Ford Fadeaway Fenders
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    Bob Tindale 1947 Ford Coupe

    Formerly owned and built by Kirk Jones.

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    Cal-Paul's 1947 Ford Coupe
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    Chad Sapiro's 1947 Coupe
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    Dice Kobayashi 1947 Ford Coupe
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    Dutch 46 Ford coupe
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    James H. Garnsey 1946 Ford coupe
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    Steve Hager 1946 Convert with Plymouth grille

    1946 Ford Custom Convertible
    Steven Hager

    This gorgious custom car is FOR SALE by the owner/builder.

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    Contact info:
    Steven Hager
    email: steveh1956@aol.com
    cell: 262-391-7769

    Engine
    350 Chevy Stock with Holley 4 bbl and HEI. Engine is dressed with custom made Cadillac value covers and air cleaner.

    Transmission
    Turbo 400

    Rear End
    Leaf sprung 1980 Chevy Malibu with air ride

    Frame
    Stock 1946 with 1990 Chevy S-10 front clip. Two inch dropped spindles installed power steering and disc brakes.

    Interior
    3 inch narrowed 1950 Oldsmobile dash, column and steering wheel with fitted with aftermarket gauges.
    Hand made door garnish moldings.
    1947 Chevy front seat and custom made rear seat. Covered with white and gold vinyl.

    Top
    Reworked bows to lower back of top.
    Custom top made of white vinyl with mail slot back window.

    Wheels
    15x7 steel wheels with 7.10 bias ply white walls and early Cadillac hub caps

    Body
    Clean 1946 Ford 4-door sedan body with some convertible parts grafted on.
    Modifications include shaved door handles, locks, hood, trunk, gas door, and running boards.
    Molded rear fenders.
    Body extended down 2 inches.
    Rounded door and trunk corners.
    Custom made tail lamp stands.
    Flush fit rear body panel.
    Hand made skirts and splash aprons.
    Front fender wheel openings changed in the front.
    1950 Chevy headlamp fender sections grafted on.
    Top fender extensions welded on.
    1949 Plymouth grille shortened 2 inches.
    Hood lengthened 3 inches, widened 1.5 inches in the front, and peaked.
    Extended down 3 inches to meet the grille.
    Paint base coat clear, coat black.

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    To be sorted 46-48 Ford customs
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    VooDoo Larry 1947 Ford Coupe
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