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07-19-2012 11:35 AM
Corporal Lane
Chevy vs. Ford

Ok Rodders,

Here's more photos of my green 49 Ford vs. Chevy. The earlier photo of red truck may have been Ford. But this one is for sure Chevy. As you can see, the Chevy looks more streamlined, more for your city slickers. The Ford is a working man's truck. Chevy is cool, but Ford is tough.
07-19-2012 11:27 AM
Corporal Lane
Red is Chevy!

Rodders,

Red is Chevy. I've attached another photo of the Chevy from the tailgate.
As you can see, it says 'Chevrolet'. I've read from Ford archives that Henry
Ford used better steel to fabricate his vehicles. Don't know if this is true
but it'd be worthwhile to see if Ford trucks have withstood time better than Chevy or Dodge.
07-19-2012 09:31 AM
richlin2 Yea, that red chevy looks exactly like my 48 F1
07-19-2012 09:16 AM
Stick895 Says Ford on the hood
07-19-2012 08:36 AM
johnnyg I think the red truck is a ford also.
07-19-2012 08:25 AM
C-cab dreamer Good heavens, not being much of a truck guy I never realized how close the two pickups were in design. There really isn't much difference, is there?

Sort of like all this modern day Japanese iron - or is it plastic now - that's floating around. You can hardly tell one from the other.
07-19-2012 01:53 AM
Corporal Lane
Ford pickup or Chevy?

Hi Rodders,

I own a 49 Ford with a 351 Windsor under the hood. I never considered a Chevy of same year but I saw one at a car show and it looked real good. I like the way Chevy streamlines their fenders and front hood.

I'm not a mechanic so I look at things from a design perspective. I have tremendous respect for Henry Ford. I liked what he did with making the automobile available for the common folk.

I think Ford set the standard for other car-makers to follow. Consequently, Chevy sometimes made a better vehicle because they simply improved from the Ford pattern and provided better styling accoutrement.

Perhaps we could look at which vehicle, Ford or Chevy has held up better over the decades. Just my two cents worth. BTW, I attached two photos. The Red truck is Chevy. The Green truck is my 49 Ford.

Thanks for the discussion.
01-16-2012 11:45 PM
richlin2
1948 ford, I have one of these checkout my listing at richlin2

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamieson
I just bought a '48 Ford about 30minutes ago (pic of it attached). I even paid the $100 quit-nagging-me-about-my-old-truck fee to the fiance so all is well!

I fell in love with the truck the second I saw it in person.
...and Deuce was absolutely right, there is way more room inside the Ford, I am pretty sure I can fit in there comfortably if I just get a skinnier bench seat. I almost fit as it is and it has a huge puffy bench in it.

Thanks so much for everyone's advice (even you damn dirty Chevy lovers! (practicing my Ford-guy routine)).

I am off to the search feature to figure out what to do about the suspension in this thing.
Chec out my listing @ richlin2
01-15-2012 10:12 PM
C-cab dreamer Collin...we're stealing jamieson's thread here. How about starting another thread and we can get your brake problem sorted out.
01-15-2012 07:59 PM
collin2 C cab dreamer

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01-15-2012 06:36 PM
C-cab dreamer
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Originally Posted by collin2
Have a 46 1/2 ton with a sbc 400 mill. Have bucket seats on custom rails topping the gas tank, am 5'11" and it is still a tight fit. Thank God for my tilt wheel coming and going.

Not much room in the engine area either, with a 1/2" spacer and flex fan there is less than an inch between the radiator and fan.

BUT, I wouldn't trade my Art Deco Stove Bolt Chevy for any plain ole "Ford".

Just can't beat the style and looks. Now if I could get it to stop the way I want I'll have my bucket list complete.
Have you looked into disc brakes for it? At least for the front.
01-15-2012 03:30 PM
collin2 Have a 46 1/2 ton with a sbc 400 mill. Have bucket seats on custom rails topping the gas tank, am 5'11" and it is still a tight fit. Thank God for my tilt wheel coming and going.

Not much room in the engine area either, with a 1/2" spacer and flex fan there is less than an inch between the radiator and fan.

BUT, I wouldn't trade my Art Deco Stove Bolt Chevy for any plain ole "Ford".

Just can't beat the style and looks. Now if I could get it to stop the way I want I'll have my bucket list complete.
01-15-2012 02:20 PM
C-cab dreamer
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamieson
It is okay, I have dealt with 426 Hemi envy before.
Well, if I ever needed to choose second best, I think the 426 Hemi might fill the bill admirably!

Some of those factory 426's were good for 600 h.p. That'll clear the cobwebs out of your mufflers!
01-15-2012 01:36 PM
jamieson It is okay, I have dealt with 426 Hemi envy before.
01-15-2012 01:09 PM
matts37chev
Quote:
Originally Posted by C-cab dreamer
Now that is funny!

Jeez, but some of us Chevy guys have a mean sense of humour, don't we? Hehehehehe!

Actually, I wish him well with his build...even if he does use a boat mooring for a motor!
I think he knows its all in good fun
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