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Pictures of 46 and 48 Ford

I asked the question last week, "What are they worth?" but didn't get but one or two answers. I thought maybe the pictures would help. Looks like a lot of work and money to do anything with them. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:57 AM
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The convertable could be a nice rod, worth some decent money when finished. The sedan looks like nothing more than parts mostly, to finish the convert, like supplying the missing trim. The convert is too good to be setting outside like that, makes me sad .

Can't help you on the value now, not my style of car and not something I follow the value of, maybe $2000-3500 for both?? Hopefully some rod guys will help you there.
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I have owned eight of these cars. Including a 41 Merc coupe, 42 Ford cp. several 46-48 sedan coupes and business coupes. Generally speaking they are the least popular of the pre-48 Fords.

Granted, these cars were purchased 10-20 years ago. But, I never paid more than $650.00 for complete decent looking running cars. Bodies like these were $250.00 or less.. Got a fair looking, running 4dr. sedan for $50.00. Most came from barns torn down in the Howell/Fowlerville area. When the yuppies started clearing farmland, moving to suburbia. Just remembered.. three years ago, I found a 2-dr. sedan. Running, rough but usable interior, owner drove it to a swap on the east side of the big "D" asking $900.00

All have the same lower cowl, running board/floor rust problems. Hoods don't fit well. I still have three b-coupes in the barn..waiting for my health to get better.

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Here in the Carolinas ... the convertible will bring $2,500 to $3,500 pretty easy. The old 4 door ... is just a parts car to most folks. $750 or so unless it is complete. Then a grand or so if complete ... because of the flathead engine and transmission.



The convertible could be a real GOOD looking ride with just a little work IMHO
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I asked the question last week, "What are they worth?" but didn't get but one or two answers. I thought maybe the pictures would help. Looks like a lot of work and money to do anything with them. Thanks for your thoughts.
Jerry
We built a convertible a few years ago like that 46. Chopped it and had a working top. $2000.00 to $3000.00 would be what it would go for around here, I guess it depends on the guy that owns it. How much of a car guy is he? You have to see how bad it is on the other side. There are some things you have to make sure are there, the 46 had some parts that were stand alone, also the early 47s, that one could be either. One thing you have to make sure is there are the transmission arms for the wipers, 46 and the first month or so of the 47, were shorter than the rest of them. also the wiper with the wiper motor, there was two different ones, one is held on with 10/32 bolts, while the other is 1/4 - 20, which have the nuts right up in the mount. with those the wiper motor hangs down farther, you can't put a radio in the dash. I have the one with the 1/4-20, I had to make my own bracket when I changed it to a electric wiper motor. I sent all the diagrams I had to Bob at Newport ENG., they have them in case someone needs that bracket, there's a pretty slim chance, but you never know. But make sure the arms from motor are there. 42s, late 47s, or 48s will not work.

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Oh God save that convertible someone! It deserves so much more! This is why I don't understand building a repro body. When there is stuff like this out there!

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If those are in IL. in the snow belt I would bet that the ragtop is basically bottomless and frameless. I know nothing of building these so I have no idea of parts sources or prices. I don't think I would shell out a whole lot of cash for them. $1200 to $1500 tops for the pair. Being he oddball stuff guy I am the 4 dr. would be my choice anyway.

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If those are in IL. in the snow belt I would bet that the ragtop is basically bottomless and frameless. I know nothing of building these so I have no idea of parts sources or prices. I don't think I would shell out a whole lot of cash for them. $1200 to $1500 tops for the pair. Being he oddball stuff guy I am the 4 dr. would be my choice anyway.

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These are easy to get parts for. I don't think the vert has been out that long. I have a 46 coupe, I built a 48 vert and it was a little rusty, but we had no trouble getting parts.

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I was thinking the same thing on the rust, but what you can see looks damn good. It just looks like what is out of sight isn't going to be that bad.

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I was thinking the same thing on the rust, but what you can see looks damn good. It just looks like what is out of sight isn't going to be that bad.

Brian
Brian I agree, Like I said above I don't think that car has been out that long, look how rusty the 4dr is. Those cars are the last group of cars that people are taking to build, so there is a lot of parts for them.


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The rag top is worth the time to rebuild. Wish it was in mn I'd buy it myself. I've got a 4 dr in the shop that I work on when I have the time. If you get the cars e-mail me and I 'll show you how to put a 80's elcomino frame under it.
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The rag top is worth the time to rebuild. Wish it was in mn I'd buy it myself. I've got a 4 dr in the shop that I work on when I have the time. If you get the cars e-mail me and I 'll show you how to put a 80's elcomino frame under it.
I built a 48 rag top with a torsion bar front end.

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