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'49-'51 Ford Convertible Customs
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    '50 Ford hard-topped sedan

    This custom was built by Rick Abona and his dad. The chop was done by Frank DeRosa.

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    49 Ford Coupe Sectioned and Chopped

    What we have here is a very customized 1949 ford. This car is currently under construction but is a ...more

    fully functioning running, driving, vehicle that I can attest to as being very reliable. The motor and tranny are 93 Mustang 5.0 with the AOD. They were pulled from a car with 33,000 miles on it. It utilizes the engine wiring harness from the Mustang as well as a new painless wiring system for the rest. The car is also equipped with a Hot Rod Air air conditioning system that blows cold. This car has so many different custom touches that I will outline them beolw in detail. This car is fun and cool just the way it is as a rat rod and maybe you do nothing with but enjoy it the way it is. My plan was to make into a finished custom car but I'm not going to be able to make that happen and I need the room so it must go. This car is sectioned, chopped, nosed, decked, bagged,shaved, frenched, peaked, etc. This is a one of a kind car! On to the details:

    Body: The body is sectioned like a pizza slice to 51/2 " in the rear, it is also chopped 6" in front and 7" out back. It utlizes 41 Dodge C pillars as the B pillars, comprende? It utilizes the original rear window just layed forward a bit. The car was chopped by local legend Eric Limones of Gilroy Chop Shop. The hood has been rounded and peaked, the doors have been rounded but still need some final work to be completed, (see pics) Headlights are frenched, the grill is a custom made piece starting with a 56 Chevy bumper overrider accessory, the bumpers are originals just turned upside down, the rear has been heavily worked over featuring a special made pcket for the license plate and uses a severly modified 53 Chevy over rider and light assembly. The trunk and doors all have poppers to them all though the doors are not currently hooked up. The car comes with Power windows that were installed in the car prior to the chop. You will have to have some glass cut to make them work but all of the wiring and switches are in place and hooked up.

    Chasis: utilizing an original 49 Ford chasis, we added the Fatman Mustang 2 frame stub up front complete with chromoly tubular A arms and firestone Air Bags, in the rear we C Notched the frame and went with a triangulated four bar again with Firestone bags. The chasis features power disc front brakes with 11" rotors and Maverick drums in the rear. Plenty of stopping power for this car. We set the suspension up so that the car does not lay frame for safety reasons but as you can see this thing lays pretty close.

    Interior: features a smoothed dash and a completely rebuily restored original speedo that has been re worked to work with the modern running gear. The steering column is an Flaming River tilt model that has been painted and pinstripped by Lucky B himself. The wheel is a restored 51 Merc but is showing some cracks, the shifter 28: Lokar with 8 Ball, the center console is a custom made piece that houses two A/C vents and the shifter boot, additionally there is a trick door that houses the bag gauges, the A/C controls and the power window switches, The front seats are early Ford Galaxie buckets and the rear seat is a sectioned t Bird seat. The fronts are fine just the way they are but the rear needs to be covered, I just use a mexican blanket. The car is equipped with four seatbelts. One thing that should be pointed out with this car is that there is a bunch of sheetmetal that has been removed from this car and therefor there is much less interior room than original. If you are 5 11" or taller this car is not going to work for you as it will be very uncomfortable to drive, additionally the back seat really only works for little ones.

    Drivetrain and electrical: 93 Mustang 5.0 302 motor with the AOD transmission mated to a Maverick rear end. All modern running gear, very smooth, reliable, and powerful! New wiper motor from RB's installed, new modern fuse block, new painless wiring system, new fuel pump.

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    49-51 Ford customs
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    Andreas Aberg Buster Litton Clone
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    CHOPMERC 1951 Victoria
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    Dave York 1949 Shoebox

    The car was chopped but he took another 3 ½” out of the B pillar for a total of 6”, and laid the bac ...more

    k window down to make it flow. He extended the front head lights by about 3 ½” and frenched the stock 49 Ford bezels. Dave also used an English wheel on the sheet metal along the fender back to the gravel pan. He removed the factory wind spears and grafted in 51 Olds tail light sections. The rear bumper is a front 53 Ford bumper cut into 4 pieces and contoured to fit. The door vent windows are leftovers from the rear doors off of a '51 Merc 4 door he chopped. Dave put the passenger rear on the driver’s door and vise-versa so they pivot outwards

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    Garcia 51 Ford
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    geemann's 1951 Ford Coupe
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    Green '51 Ford chopped sedan
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    Jim Wilkens '51 sectioned Victoria
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    John St. Germains 1949 Ford coupe
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    Junior Conway's 49 Ford - CLONE Jerry Daman

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    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=406588

    Album was created 4 years 8 months ago and modified 3 years 9 months ago
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    Kevin Gallagher 1951 Ford Vicky Mild Custom

    Gallagher's Oil Farm built this car last year to show its custom side.
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    at paso in 2006. There are lots of modifications to the car,here are some of them.
    The dash is a 46-48 that was lengthened to fit
    Original guages with custom color and font
    leather interior
    house of color candy paint
    smoothed bumpers w/bead around exhaust
    TEM machine shop in napa built the motor
    Altissimo paint shop in napa shot the car
    and Rene's custom upholstery in napa did the interior.

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    Kieth Weesner '49 Ford sedan
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    Lee Pratt's 49 Ford Coupe
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    Mike Woodley 1950 Ford turned Hard-Top
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    Sectioned 49-51 Fords
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    Sectioned-Chopped 1950 Ford Coupe

    Madwagon

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    Tomohiro Aoki 1950 Ford HT Coupe - Japan
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    Tony Miller '51 Ford Victoria

    - All '51 trim details replaced with corresponding parts from 1950:
    Grille, hood, bumpers & guards, headlight rings, side trim, taillights, deck handle, dash.
    - '49 hood ornament and dash knobs.
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    - '51-only trim and door handles removed (50 holes filled)
    - Front wheel wells raised 2"
    - Seams filled at tops of quarter panels and below headlights
    - Back sides of bumper guards filled solid
    - 55 Buick hubcaps with '63 Galaxie centers
    - Polo Green paint

    Interior:
    - '49 dash with '50 trim
    - Custom steel valance below dash for A/C vents & controls
    - GM tilt column, Nardi wheel
    - Leather upholstery patterned loosely on 3.8 Jag interior (except bench seat)
    - Tach mounted at lower left corner of windshield
    - Hidden CD player

    Chassis & Drivetrain:
    - Mid-'70s Camaro front clip, narrowed 3" & stepped 4" at firewall; disc brakes
    - ZZ3 crate motor
    - 700R4 trans
    - 15 x 6 steel wheels, 215R75-15 Diamondback WWs
    - Lowered ~ 4" at rear with lowering springs & blocks

    Body & paint were completed in 1997; interior was '98.

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    Wayne Jones 1951 Ford "Little Darlin"

    Wayne has owned this 1951 Ford since 1956.
    It was his first car. He was 16 then and he is still driving it.
    Wayne customized it in the 50s and then in 1980 he chopped the top.

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    Yaril Quintana 1950 Ford Convertible

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    More info on the HAMB thread here:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=458747

    Album was created 4 years 2 months ago and modified 3 years 10 months ago
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