1949 Ford Custom Sedan - Shoebox - Kustom - Chopped - Leadsled
Price: - Item location: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Tudor Custom
- Year: 1949
- Mileage: 500
- Engine size: YES
- Drive type: RWD
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1949 Ford Tudor Custom1949 Ford Custom Sedan - Shoebox - Kustom - Chopped - Leadsled
This is a fresh build, less than 2K miles.
I have spent the last four years (thousands of hours) building this car.It started as a solid Kansas car, last registered in 1981, and storedin the dry since then. Clear KY title. I looked at over a dozen choppedshoebox fords before I decided on how to chop this car. Most of themend up with a rear glass that lays too flat. Anyway, I think this carturned out nice with a moderate chop that looks like something Ford wouldhave made.This car is a pleasure to drive. The odometer shows 500 miles,but it actually has about 2,000 miles since being built (I justrecently found the correct length speedometer cable) All of thebugs are worked out, and it floats down the interstate at 70 mphlike a new car. I would not hesitate jumping in this car and runningcoast to coast. I've driven the car quite a bit this summer, butrecently changed the oil, and stored it.
Chopped four inches, back glass moved forward, leaned B pillarsStainless trim sectioned, tig welded, polished - only one seam - like factoryAll new glass (except back glass), fitted, windows work very smoothlyAll rust repaired, new rockers, quarter panel patchesShaved door handles, rebuilt door hinges, new bear claw latches, remote operatedShaved trunk, remote operatedShaved gas fillerFrenched headlightsRaised driveshaft tunnelWelded quarter panel/deck panel seamsFoxcraft fender skirts - Original rust-freeAll bare metal - no clear - no WD-40 - Just Gibbs
Rebuilt 305 Chevy, strong runner, great compression and oil pressureEngine dressed as 1956 Chevrolet 26556 Chevy engine red enamel paint56 Chevy air cleaner56 Chevy valve covers with hidden PCV
New Edelbrock 2703 intake with old style oil fillerNew Edelbrock 1406 carbNew Edelbrock fuel pumpNew Pertronix "Stock Look" distributorNew Pertronix flame thrower coilNew Power Steering PumpNew AlternatorNew StarterNew Radiator for 49 Ford/SBC/AutomaticNew 2 inch dual exhaustNew Brockman MellowTone steelpack mufflers
Rebuilt 700R4 Automatic TransmissionHeavy "K" case with cast aluminum dust coverInternal wiring for torque converter lockupTCI bracket for correct throttle valve geometryLimeWorks Retro Shifter Kit to connect to stock column shiftShifts very smoothly, and lockup works after OD engagement
S10 front suspension clipPower steeringPower disc brakeNew 2 inch drop spindlesNew 2 inch drop springsNew Nitro drop shocksNew brake calipers/pads
S10 rear axle, 3.42 ratioNew brake shoes3 inch drop leaf springs3 inch lowering blocksMonroe air shocks with onboard compressorRear can be raised and lowered from dashHidden trailer hitch behind license plate
Reversed 49 Chevy wheelsNew Firestone Deluxe Champion 6.70 15 Wide WhitewallsNew 48-52 Cadillac Sombrero stainless steel hubcapsNew 48-52 Cadillac hubcap medallions1991 Cadillac hubcap retainers (hubcaps are secured with retaining nut)
New 12 volt wiring harnessNew battery, trunk mountedAll stock gauges and clock refurbished, work perfectlyNOS radio, converted to 12 volt stereo with AUX inputTurn signal switch mounted under the dashOriginal dimmer switch in floorFront dual cone speaker, Rear four inch speakersStock courtesy lights with LED conversionRemote controlled doors and trunk
Adhesive rubber/foil insulation on cabin floor and trunkClosed cell/foil insulation on ceilingDouble pleated old school interiorChopped garnishFully finished trunkCustom headlinerCustom carpet
What it still needs:
I haven't had a chance to get the front end aligned.There isn't any weatherstripping on the doors or trunk.The heater has been rebuilt with a new 12V motor but is not plumbed.The wipers are not installed.Paint?
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