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Old 06-23-2013, 04:57 PM
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my 48 ford coupe

Hi y'all

just got myself a 48 ford super deluxe coupe.

what should i do? make it into a rod or a "street machine"....?

It already got a chevy 350/350 and a ford 9" rearend setup.










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first get rid of that streetrod emblem on the fenders. Clean off them stickers .maybe update the rims. And drive it looks like a nice car. Why fix what is not broken!!

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Yup. its already a rod!
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Guess you guys are right but i will give the engine a tuneup
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Already look's like a Rod.... Fix the small things,,Drive it and have fun... Just changing the wheels will change the look of the car..
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Any tips for wheels?
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Well that is something you will have to pick out.. The wheels I like you might not like...Heres a site of some cars like yours... Look them over and it will give you some better ideas from there..Ford 1940 Car Pics
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We can sit here all day and give you suggestions but it really should come down to what YOU like not what we like.
Google image Fords from 46-48 and see what makes your pulse rate go up, then you'll get a clearer picture of what you want.

First thing I'd do is just drive it and see what NEEDS it has as opposed to cosmetic stuff.

The only thing I'd have to get rid of immediately would be those damn fugly rims.
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Is a nice car. I would loose the chrome flames, the one in the grill and definitely the ford badge with flames on the inside door kick panel. Actually the ford emblem in Front of the radiator doesn't need to be there either. You know it's a ford. As for wheels skinny front and fat rear. Old school rims and hubcaps always look good but too many out there. Just do stuff to make it yours. Nice air intake would look good.
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Nice car. You probably won't be able to remove the streetrod emblem on the fender. The one's I've seen have to have holes drilled for mounting. You'll have holes left in your fenders. Same for the hood badging.

I would also lose the Ford script on the radiator air dam. You have a Chevy engine, so you're not going to fool anyone. The air dams are available reproduction, so you can get rid of the mounting holes.

The chrome fender welting looks cheap also. Welting is available pretty cheap in lots of colors. Not to difficult to replace either.

If you remove the flamed chrome door sills, you may find rust under them. These cars are bad about rusting in that area. I would just leave them unless you intend to repaint the car.

American Racing Torque Thrust 2 wheels look nice on these cars. I've seen a couple and like them. If I was going to replace the wheels on my 46, I would consider them myself.

As others have said, tune it up and drive it. Fix any driving problems before you dive into any other changes. Make it safe and dependable.

BTW - I've been driving this car for 18 years. Those are steel wheels from Early Wheel Co. The rings and caps are 41 Ford repros. I'll probably be changing them sometime in the future.



They make great cruisers. They're heavy, though. Great for a good ride, but they take a bunch of power to get them to move out quick.
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