1949 Ford Custom
1949 Ford Custom
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Can you imagine how great it must have felt in 49 to go for a summer evening drive in this Ford? Actually, Id feel pretty incredible going for a ride in it today! Dont get me wrong, back when it was new it would have been a wee bit nicer and cleaner. But it would not have the years of nostalgia attached to it along with the technology of the day to tinker with. A 49 Ford Custom ripe for the picking. Exterior Not unlike those old pairs of shoes you just cannot throw away because they still are comfortable to walk around in, this old Custom sedan is lightly worn but you just cannot put it down, and that is not a derogatory statement by far. Certainly, with its black exterior slab sided steel which has a wonderful patina, along with rounded fenders which become more integrated into the overall body with each passing version, big chrome and jet age front grille, it can run and drive just fine with all tight 1949 patina. The coming jet age front grille has the centrally located jet turbine smack dab in the center of the grille, and frames the bulbous hood, and side single headlight fenders. Chrome is nicely preserved and still shines brightly. On the steel slab sides is a trim spear which runs from just in front of the door rearward to the oval tail light rear. A split front windshield backs up from the rounded long and large hood. Brightly trimmed side glass and wide whites wrap deep edge trimmed dog dish styled shiny wheel coverings. As for extra chrome bling, have a gander at the A pillar mounted rear view mirrors, the bumper guards both front and back and the single left side mounted reverse lamp. Interior Silver painted sills frame the top of the black vinyl door panels with gray tuck and roll vinyl for the lowers. A gray padded armrest resides panel central and we see a sprinkling of chrome and bakelite for the actuators and cranks. This gray carries through to the seat tubs which are a split back bench for the front to allow access to the back, and these hold tan striped broadcloth seating surfaces and are in very good condition for the front and rear. A full metal jacket silver dash in its original spear configuration has some rounded instrumentation, plenty of shiny pulls, and a big creamy white bakelite steering wheel fronting it. Beautiful textured black rubber matting floods the floors and above is a faded and slightly water stained and torn cream cloth headliner. Drivetrain Surprisingly clean for the overall condition, a 225.8ci flathead inline 6 cylinder engine is under the hood. This has a single 1-barrel carburetor on top, a 3-speed manual transmission complete with overdrive, and a 4.10 rear axle. Hoses are like new, and the engine looks in good condition. The head and block are painted Ford blue which goes nicely with the remainder of the black engine bay. Of note are the rebuilt fuel pump, rebuilt oil filter housing, rebuilt generator and a recent fluid change and tune up all to keep things running like a top. Undercarriage Slight surface rust is noted in the framing but otherwise rust free floor pans and body hangers, even the rockers remain invasive rust free. A single stock replacement style exhaust is now on for the exhale and provides some music for the motorheads ears. Independent coil spring front suspension, and leaf springs provide the ride for the rear. Drum brakes are seen on all 4 corners. We note a new fuel tank and sending unit have been installed as well. Drive-Ability All was working just swimmingly for the test drive save for the clock and radio, and it took me back to 1949 where I felt like a million bucks! A nicely aged example, wonderful patina, a strong mill, and snappy interior along with some recently rebuilt and new parts like the fuel tank, generator and battery, now all good to go and in old school style. Bring on the trim spears! 98HA31540 9-1949 8HA-6 Cylinder 95hp 31540-Sequential Unit Number

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    98HA31540
  • Classic Car ID
    101807440
  • Stock Number
    4540
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    47,100 miles
  • Engine
    225.8ci Inline 6 Cylinder
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Manual W/ Overdrive
  • Exterior Color
    Black
  • Seat Color
    Tan

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