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NORTH BAY, ONT

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Well here lies the shell of a former beauty. It's not what I would call a solid car to work with, but just as long as the world doesn't end I have time.



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NORTH BAY, ONT

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Just a shell. No engine no interior. Just a shell. So really the possibilities are endles. I've started stripping it down and I know one thing I will be running a roll pan in the rear and bumperless front end. I'm going lowering the car to a nice ride height and I've found a nice Caprice Classic donor car that will give me a nice TB injected 305 and a 200R4 Trans (nothing too outragious, just for drivin') my 50 with 51 updates.JPG This depics that the original owner had did some 51 upgrades and some other custom touches. I have the v center and if I can find the grill teeth that seemed to have disappeared before I bought it, then I will be utilizing the that front end, if not, it's open for thoughts.50side1.jpg310849_10150294313875870_692440869_8279543_208856744_n.jpg311539_10150294314185870_692440869_8279545_1115755464_n.jpg311309_10150294313560870_692440869_8279540_1309521277_n.jpg

Thanks for lookin' David

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That's going to be a cool project! I'd try to find the grill teeth... that front end looks awesome. Keep us posted eh!

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Dave: Gettin' 'er low and full of 'tude . looks like you are off to a good start.

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Thought I would Check in and bring everyone up to date on my slow go project.

Since my last post I have acquired a second 1950 ford, this time a fordor sedan. I bought it from a guy who had recently sold is farm and had moved it out of his barn where is was stored since the mid 1970's


Yup stored since the 70's


You'll see it's not in bad shape, but it's not purdy either. The story goes that he had got it all put together with a 302/c6, Mustang rearend, converted to 12 volts, and installed some 70's Mustang buckets.

Great so what the hell happened? Well he continues; I was driving drunk coming out of Toronto on a winter night lost control of the car and rolled it in a snow bank, I flipped it over and drove home.

He tried to fix it, he replaced a bunch of steering components and king pins and greesed the hell out of everything,  but he gave up on it, oiled it up, pulled the motor, and stored it away.

Lucky for me I troll Kijiji like it's naked woman and picked it up for the price of scrap. I intended it to be a parts car for my Coupe, but after I trailered it home and had a good look at it I came to the conclusion that it was too good to cut up.

My wife was a little unhappy of course, as I told her that I would be stripping the car and selling whatever I didn't need to make up for the 4 bills that I gave for it, but she forgave me...

 

So the big plan now is to slap it together, make it less ugly, and get it certified. When My coupe comes out of the body shop it will be treated to the running chasis of the fordor and be put together using the front sheet metal and other needed componets

 

We also have decided to move back to the south from the near north and so I thought that I would get started on putting it together so it doesn't look to ****ty on the back of the trailer. I'm going give it a shot of flat black and swap the tires out and just get it cleaned up. 

The coupe is going to stay with the doctor to get the shell all fixed up then I will bring it home next summer

 

Cheers



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NORTH BAY, ONT

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What are you doing with the caprice chassis?

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NORTH BAY, ONT

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Do you mean the coupe chassis?

 

I guess I will be welding up the weak spots and setting the fordor on it.  I will basicly take what I need from the fordor and sell it. I was thinking about keeping it, but I will have my hands full with the coupe.



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He means the Caprice chassis that you found for a donar car

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NORTH BAY, ONT

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It's been a long while since I've done any updates I haven't really done much with my coupe as it's sitting 6 hours away, but I have been playing with the fordor and coming up with ideas for my coupe. I don't plan I keeping the fordor, but it's keeping me sane for now.



I started off by grinding off the 2 inches of bondo to reveal the 70's bodywork there are a number of patches through out the car all braze welded in.


This was just the start and my garage was a mess already




All the bondo was striped from both sides what a job that was.



Got the trunk back to metal and primed



I took care of that nasty dent in the roof

A little spit and polish





I came up with this idea for the coupe since I won't be running bumpers. I am going to build a lower fascia and use '49 marker lights

some really bad photoshoping but it gives you a better idea how it will look



-- Edited by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday 30th of January 2013 10:42:30 AM

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Looking good, cant wait to see how this ones going to turn out. Chopping the top on the 2 dr?

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Hey thanks. I am going to leave the stock roof on the car I don't really like most chops I see. I think Eric Clapton's shoebox is about the only chop that I liked on these cars.

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I was Tinkering on the ford tonight to see if I could come up with a front signal light bezel and this is what I came up with.



I cut down a stock bezel and found that the Interior door badge lent itself to the thin narrow look of the trimmed bezel.

I am going to make these out of fiberglass and inset the lens. Making a housing for the signal light bulbs will be the most challenging part of this build

I need to remove the paint from most of the lens and repaint the car

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ok came up with the final design I cut down the light bezels and installed them on the car and I have decided that a cleaner look would be using combination headlight/signal lights





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