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I have finally bought the car that I dreamed of more than 50 years now, my friends older brother use to take us to ball practice and to school in a 1950 Ford coupe and at 12 years of age I fell in love with that style car.

I purchased this car from a good friend who bought it at the L.A. Roadster show about 8 years ago and it was built in Arizona, my friend,Rene' had a stroke several years ago and can no longer drive and the car just sat and as we all know sitting outside in the weather and not being cranked or driven they go down hill.

I'll post a photo whenever I figure out this format.

I keep getting this The uploaded file is too large.
 
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HRP, can't wait to see your new project..... to resize pictures to post here: right click on the picture: open with: Paint...look on the top left :Resize tab

then use the "pixel tab" make the bigger number 1000 and click ok.....then save a copy.....
hope this helps
 
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Or alternatively, download irfanview, it’s a really handy, easy to use free photo editing program. I especially like the scanner interface. I use it all the time.looking forward to seeing your new toy!
 
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The coupe has a 351 Cleveland & C-4 transmission, there is a Maverick rear axle and disc brakes on the front.

Before we started trying to get it running the gas line was removed from the carburetor and a gas can was substituted, I was surprised how quick the car was running, the alternator was not charging and it has been replaced with a one wire Chevy and I was able to do away with the Ford alternator and voltage regulator,

Another thing I plan on changing is the remote oil filter, there is room to use a short oil filter in the stock location and it will sure clean up some of the extra hoses under the hood.

The gas tank is from a mustang and the bottom is weak and has been leaking so I ordered a new tank specifically for a '50 Ford, I also plan on replacing all the metal and rubber gas lines.

Hopefully I can test drive the can in the next couple of weeks,if all goes well I will replace the wheels & tires and wash some of the dirt & grime off the car.
 
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Tom

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Cool project, Danny! We all have our dream car and I’m glad you found yours. It also looks to be in great shape.

I’m glad the pic upload issue is resolved.
 
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Cool project, Danny! We all have our dream car and I’m glad you found yours. It also looks to be in great shape.

I’m glad the pic upload issue is resolved.
Tom, I bought my first car when I was 12 years old and it was a 1932 Ford 5 window coupe, it didn't go over well with my dad & was gone almost as fast as I got it.

I have had a long obsession with 32's and have owned quiet a few but after I sold my coupe I decided I need to fulfill that desire to own a '50 coupe, I don't intend for it to be a show piece just a good fun driver.

In the future I want to repair the rusty rockers & patch the bottom of the passenger door, replace the original body trim and then paint the car, white doesn't do anything for the car and later the interior.

Some re-chrome work is also in the future.
 
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