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Old 06-25-2009, 02:17 PM
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Joe - that was too easy for most of us old Fordnatics!!

This is a double ended item to do with Fords as well.

A - How can you tell if it's a '49, a '50 or a '51 Ford

B - How can you tell if it's a '52, 53 or a '54 Ford.

These are external (skin deep ) items only - there are some internal/inside differences, but that's for later

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I'll give one for someone who knows the others. The 51 had the deck lid hinges moved to the inside. Other than that, and that the 54 doesn't have a flathead, I have no idea.

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I'll give one for someone who knows the others. The 51 had the deck lid hinges moved to the inside. Other than that, and that the 54 doesn't have a flathead, I have no idea.

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Brian - looks like your knowledge of Fords is like my knowlege of Buicks

The first is one way but not as obvious as some other, but the second is not an exterior guideline, tho is correct as long as you open the hood

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Ok, 49 and 50, the 49 has the word FORD over the grille. The 51 has the totally different grille that goes straight across.

The 52 has round park lamps on the sides of the grille where the 53 has smaller rectanglular ones with the grille bar wrapping around the corners under the head lamps.

The 54 has the round park lamps again but WITH the wrap around grille bar too!

If you didn't notice I had to google this answer.

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Ok, 49 and 50, the 49 has the word FORD over the grille. The 51 has the totally different grille that goes straight across.

The 52 has round park lamps on the sides of the grille where the 53 has smaller rectangular ones with the grille bar wrapping around the corners under the head lamps.

The 54 has the round park lamps again but WITH the wrap around grille bar too!

If you didn't notice I had to google this answer.

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Brian,
Even with Google, that's close enough for me to say "YOU"RE IT!!!

Also the '49 had a fender mounted gas tank filler while the '50 was behind a flap. There were other little things to do with trim, too.

The '52, '53 and '54 = the grilles were all different with the '52 having the side bars with an opening and flattened areas in the 'bullet', the '53 had closed grille side bars and a conical 'bullet' with the '54 similar in appearance to the '52. The side trim was different for each year as well as the tail lights. Again, other little things too. Then if it was a Skyliner model with the half glass roof (rare!!) it was a '54.

Go for it now!!

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Ok guys, here is one for you that I have been waiting to use.

What car from the mid sixties requires TWO DMV registrations?

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Two DMV registrations?

Not sure if this is the one - but from the 70's there was all the Renault products that had different wheelbases on the left & right sides due to the "gonzo" rear suspensions they used. Not sure if those models were around in the 60's.

And by the way - pursuant to the previous threads, I believe that it was only in the US of A that Ford went to an overhead engine for '54, and elsewhere they were still flatties until '55 (altho I have been wrong before - like once when I thought I had a mistake on something! )
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Amphicar? I know they were made in the sixties and could be registered as a boat and as a car.
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Not sure if this is the one - but from the 70's there was all the Renault products that had different wheelbases on the left & right sides due to the "gonzo" rear suspensions they used. Not sure if those models were around in the 60's.

And by the way - pursuant to the previous threads, I believe that it was only in the US of A that Ford went to an overhead engine for '54, and elsewhere they were still flatties until '55 (altho I have been wrong before - like once when I thought I had a mistake on something! )

Dave - you are correct that the Meteor(Ford) and Monarch (Mercury)carried on one more year with a flathead - and I think it was the 254 cid version, but since I'm in the US, tho within a 100 mile of Canada that's only maybe.

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Amphicar? I know they were made in the sixties and could be registered as a boat and as a car.
You go it Rodder! If you are going to put it in the water it needs the boat registration as well as the car for driving it on the street.

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It's your floor Rodder!

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Movie car question...In the first Vanishing Point what kind of car hits the bulldozers? Its not a Challenger.
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Movie car question...In the first Vanishing Point what kind of car hits the bulldozers? Its not a Challenger.
1967 Camaro.

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What truck engine was popular in GMC pickup trucks in the 60's but never in any Chevy?

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What truck engine was popular in GMC pickup trucks in the 60's but never in any Chevy?
The only person that can ask a question is the one who correctly answered the previous question. You can leave an answer for the previous question if you think the correct one hasn't been given. However, you can't leave a new question until you have have been given the floor by the last question asker after you have answered his question correctly.

The answer to your question is the GMC V6 though.

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Brian, You nailed it. Its all yours.
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I remember seeing that movie in the theater first run! And my buddy and I noticed that Camaro then, it wasn't very well done.

The other one was the 55 when it rolls over at the end of American Graffitti. I remember my brother saying Miler was really pissed when he pulled Falfa out of the 55 and sees that it was a 265 with a powerglide. In real life we know of course the 55 used was from Two lane black top and had a 427 capible of something like low twelves.

Ok, here is one for you....

What vehicle is painted BEFORE it exists?

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