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Old 10-23-2002, 11:47 AM
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Hey,

First post so I'd like to say hi to everyone. I am looking at getting a '42-48 Ford coupe/sedan and neadless to say it's pretty overwehelming coming from the world of imports (where everything is simplified ). Anyway here is the question :

1. My goal is to have an extremely strong/sturdy suspension and frame for the Ford. Chances are the 60-year-old stock setup isn't going to be descibed as that. Is there a complete suspension/frame (bracing, brake system, front and rear bars) system I can buy for a 42-48 Ford? What products might I need to get a sturdy suspension/frame for the car?

Much much much thanx.

Beau

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Old 10-24-2002, 06:37 AM
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OK Beau, I'm going to take this as a serious question. There are a number of ways you can go, You can buy a new frame with susp from numerous mfgs, you can use a frame from a newer vehicle maybe an S10, you can use a front clip from a newer vehicle, you can use Must11 with either a stock crossmember or an after mkt. crossmember, you can use a dropped axle with split wishbones, you can use a 4-bar. In other words, its up to you. My advice would be, do research. Buy Mags, read articles, look at other cars and talk to the owners. Then decide whats best for you. Once you decide, there will be plenty of advice and answers here. Good luck
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Old 10-24-2002, 08:13 AM
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Welcome and this is a great place to start. Jack covered most of the bases. Do some basic reasearch in the way of magazines or look for clubs on the web that specialize in this ride. Hope you find what you are after and happy motoring.
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I'm pretty darn sure that Ford didn't make vehicles from 1941 - 1945. They were busy making military vehicles and weapons for the government since World War II was going on. 1947 might have been the first post war vehicle.
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Ford didn't make cars from '42-'45.
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Ford did make some for the public in 42, then made cars for the military. Also made Jeeps from 43 to 45. Started making cars to sell again in 46. So, he could find a 42, 46, 47, or 48.
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your right i'm looking at my 1942 ford deluxe coupe at this very second , she's s-brindle brown but thats her only real fault.
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I'm also looking at a '42 sedan and my '45 pickup. Don't get discouraged by old farts argueing over years, you'll do it someday too! Make yourself a budget and a plan and stick to it. Croozer, show car or something to get out on the road and just have fun.
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