Brought to you in part by:

Great deals on auto restoration supplies!

.


JC Whitney clearance center!

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Old Fords and Mercurys
  What's your favorite old Ford?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   What's your favorite old Ford?
SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43792
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-15-2002 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love the '32-'34 Coupes and Sedans, myself.

I also have a thing for Anglias, I'd love to have one of those. {remember the Hot Rod project Anglia?}

------------------
'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

Be sure to remember our sponsors, Mustangs Plus, NPD, and Osborn Reproductions.

IP: Logged

Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 26513
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-15-2002 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
34 three window coupe with suicide doors.

Close second would be 36 three window coupe

------------------
Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 19583
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 11-15-2002 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whats old????

I like the 54-55 Vic,and for an older one.
The 32-34 coupes are always cool.

SCOOP

------------------
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43792
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-15-2002 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd say for the purposes of this forum, maybe '59 and older?

------------------
'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

Be sure to remember our sponsors, Mustangs Plus, NPD, and Osborn Reproductions.

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 19583
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 11-15-2002 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
59 and older That sounds about right.

SCOOP

------------------
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

Dad Vishus
Gearhead

Posts: 856
From: Moscow, Iowa, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 11-15-2002 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
32 Victorias were cool.

If you are counting 59 and older, then the neatest in my book is the 57 Thunderbird.

IP: Logged

BlueMule
Gearhead

Posts: 1494
From: Kent Island, MD USA
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 11-15-2002 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can it be anything Ford Powered? Say for instance:

41 Willys with a BDS blown 514? I'd love to try one when the Ranchero is finished.

------------------
-Paul

70 Mach1
79 Ranchero GT
97 Expedition XLT
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966
born on: 06/26/2000

IP: Logged

BlueMule
Gearhead

Posts: 1494
From: Kent Island, MD USA
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 11-15-2002 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Henry J or Fiats maybe?

------------------
-Paul

70 Mach1
79 Ranchero GT
97 Expedition XLT
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966
born on: 06/26/2000

[This message has been edited by BlueMule (edited 11-15-2002).]

IP: Logged

WARDF
Journeyman

Posts: 44
From: Cecilia, Ky. USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 11-17-2002 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WARDF   Click Here to Email WARDF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 32 3 window is my all time favorite, but there just isn't any room in them, plus the cost, so now I've changed to the 37 to 40 coupes, and the 53 t0 56 effies are pretty killer too.

[This message has been edited by WARDF (edited 11-17-2002).]

IP: Logged

Rory McNeil
Gearhead

Posts: 1572
From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 11-18-2002 02:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way too many cool early Fords to pick just one! I like the usual street rod choices:Model A,32`s, 33-34 Coupes,40`s etc. I`m more into the 50`s cars myself, having had 3 57`s, a 58 2dr. wagon, & now having my 59 Meteor 2 dr. post. One of the neatest 50`s Fords I`ve seen, is a 57 2dr. "business coupe" with a factory Paxton/McCoulugh supercharged 312. A local racer bought it as a NHRA "Junior" Stocker in the late 60`s or early 70`s. I remember seeing it race at the old Mission raceway in the early-mid 70`s, & haven`t seen it since. However, I`m told the guy who raced it still owns it, it`s just been stored for the past 25+ years. I`d sure like to see it again!
Another neat local car is a 56 Crown Victoria that a guy I knew years ago had. It looked all stock, with it`s pink, white& black 3 tone paint, original interior, with stock hubcaps, but packing a nice 429 CJ, 4 speed toploader powertrain.I remember he took it out to the strip once, it ran high 13`s, barking the skinny tires in all 4 gears. Quite the sleeper/cruiser!

------------------
78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43792
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-18-2002 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BlueMule:
Can it be anything Ford Powered? Say for instance:

41 Willys with a BDS blown 514? I'd love to try one when the Ranchero is finished.


I have a soft spot for Willys coupes too. Pop Ford drivetrains in them and they're perfect.

Here's one I saw this spring:

------------------
'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

Be sure to remember our sponsors, Mustangs Plus, NPD, and Osborn Reproductions.

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 19583
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 11-18-2002 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve if a Willy coupe dosen't give you WOOD they nothing could.

SCOOP

------------------
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

brockjoe
Gearhead

Posts: 961
From: Sioux City, Iowa
Registered: Oct 99

posted 11-18-2002 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brockjoe   Click Here to Email brockjoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
willy's coup straight axle front end would be the $hit to have! love the old gasser look big and bad

------------------
Joe
71 Coupe
302 w/2x4
73 Coupe parts car.
Boycott NASCAR

IP: Logged

BlueMule
Gearhead

Posts: 1494
From: Kent Island, MD USA
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 11-19-2002 04:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I have a soft spot for Willys coupes too. Pop Ford drivetrains in them and they're perfect.

Here's one I saw this spring:



...looks like a steel bodied Willys. no fiber glass there. fender joints. even has the old moniker on the side. real tough car.

------------------
-Paul

70 Mach1
79 Ranchero GT
97 Expedition XLT
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966
born on: 06/26/2000

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43792
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-19-2002 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, she was real.

It's surprising how small they really are. You don't notice until you are next them, but they're small cars.

------------------
'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

Be sure to remember our sponsors, Mustangs Plus, NPD, and Osborn Reproductions.

IP: Logged

[email protected]
Gearhead

Posts: 850
From: Lakewood, CO, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 11-19-2002 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, your comment about how small they are stirs a question that I have had for some time. These Willys are copies of the 30/40 Ford coupe (which is why they look so good) but how do the cars compare in size? I don't think I have ever seen a Willys except in pictures so I have no idea.

The old Fords that I lust after start with a 34 coupe and include 39/40 coupe, and 55/56/57 Fairlanes. Of course there are several pickups in the lust category, just about any prior to the 57.

But I wouldn't kick any old Ford out of the Garage.

John

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43792
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-19-2002 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd bet the Willys is at least a foot narrower and a foot shorter. They sure do look a lot alike.

------------------
'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

Be sure to remember our sponsors, Mustangs Plus, NPD, and Osborn Reproductions.

IP: Logged

chevy enemy
Gearhead

Posts: 395
From: Milton-Freewater, Oregon
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 12-04-2002 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chevy enemy   Click Here to Email chevy enemy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
`32 ford highboy

------------------
Tyler Shaffer
M&M`s youngest member
`64 falcon futura soon will be and in the process of being a 5.0 powered falcon
`51 willys jeep
`73 plymouth duster 318 5.33 suregrip

IP: Logged

MLariviere
Moderator

Posts: 4008
From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 12-04-2002 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the 32 coupes,Willys coupes,and early trucks. I'd like to find an early Ford truck body,and build a rod from there. I like the stock rooflines better than chops. I'm not into the open engined rods,though.

IP: Logged

64FalconF-16
Gearhead

Posts: 216
From: Republic Of Texas!! Temporarily living in KY
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 12-18-2002 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine changes every year we go the the NSRA Nationals.

I like the 35 Willy's Coupe. Little bitty 5 window.

My consistent one to like is the 39 Ford Coupe.

Of course our Deuce is nice too!!

Look at the 39 Ford Coupe then look at the 39 Willys coupe. Looks familiar? Fenders are the same!!!

[This message has been edited by 64FalconF-16 (edited 12-18-2002).]

IP: Logged

mellowyellow
Gearhead

Posts: 6805
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 12-21-2002 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that you guys are done whipping your willys LOL! Back to FORDS!
50/1 Merc cvs and cpes Didn' like dash on 49's.
41-48 Ford/Merc cvs. nosed, decked, lowered in rear, skirts, smittys, appletons.
51 Ford cv. Kinda wish I had the one I f****d up.
Early Fords I didn't like-37's, 38's, 35's,
41 Lincoln Continental-upgraded to modern.

An ol' Model A Poem;

Model A Ford,
Tank full of gas!
Handful of p*ssy
and a piece of A**! Those oldies were great with the cramped quarters and your girl next to you. The shift from 2nd to high put your hand in it's "natural", hopefully warm, spot!

IP: Logged

cracing
Gearhead

Posts: 370
From: Saltillo Miss. USA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 12-21-2002 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cracing   Click Here to Email cracing     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From early to late,33 or 34 4 dr sedan, 36 coupe, 37 coupe, 38 coupe, 41 coupe, 48 Merc coupe,50 Ford Crestline, the one that came with vinyl top, any 50 Merc.,51 Ford, 54 Ford Sunliner or maybe it was Skyliner with Plexiglass roof, any & all 55, 56, 57, 58 or 59 Ford, 56 Montclair 2dr hdt Merc,57, 8 or 9 Merc Turnpike Cruiser, Oh yes the 57, 58, 59 Ford pickups.

------------------
BAD COMPANY TILL THE DAY I DIE!!!!!

IP: Logged

mellowyellow
Gearhead

Posts: 6805
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 12-27-2002 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Forgot about T-Birds 55 and 57. 56 had the sh'tty Continental kit which f****d *p the handling! A nice wagon was the 56 Parklane 2 dr wagon. Ford's answer to Nomad. A nice feature that you could do on 49-51 Ford. was to move gearshift over to the left. Ist was up, second was forward and down and third was up. Great with a girlfriend next to you. You could shift without taking your hand out .. ... ......!

IP: Logged

fastford34
Gearhead

Posts: 876
From: penna
Registered: May 2002

posted 12-28-2002 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34   Click Here to Email fastford34     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
34 3 window is the best looking car (imho).
then i like the 36,39,40`s coupes or 2 door sedans. i think the 40 has the best looking dash ever. back to the early 30`s & model A`s.next would be the 49 to 56 models and the 55 to 57 t- birds. and of course the 66 stang and any other FORD!!!!!!!!!!!!

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43792
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 12-29-2002 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by [email protected]:
Steve, your comment about how small they are stirs a question that I have had for some time. These Willys are copies of the 30/40 Ford coupe (which is why they look so good) but how do the cars compare in size? I don't think I have ever seen a Willys except in pictures so I have no idea.

The old Fords that I lust after start with a 34 coupe and include 39/40 coupe, and 55/56/57 Fairlanes. Of course there are several pickups in the lust category, just about any prior to the 57.

But I wouldn't kick any old Ford out of the Garage.

John


Here's a pic of a '40 I took this summer:


Pretty close, huh?

------------------
'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

Be sure to remember our sponsors, Mustangs Plus, NPD, and Osborn Reproductions.

[This message has been edited by SteveLaRiviere (edited 12-29-2002).]

IP: Logged

Bob Hopkins
Gearhead

Posts: 362
From: BRIDGEPORT NJ USA
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 01-08-2003 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MY FAVORITE ARE cause I own couple a 1957 Custom 427" and a1956 Fairlane next one would like is a 1941 coupe ,a 32 5 window,and a 1928 abone 5/window, with my 1968 Falcon and 1975 F-100 I'd have all the decades covered

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2005, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[Posting Pictures]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics]

[M&M Conventions] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [ Smokin' Fords] [Tech Articles]