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Sunday, April 22, 2018 6:56:02 PM

New Guy With Dumb Questions

one month ago
#3931 Quote
I have been bitten and smitten by the Shoebox bug, and can't seem to shake it.  Can someone tell me the difference between a 1951 Custom and 1951 Crestliner?  Also, about 3 months ago, I was watching a 1951 Custom on Ebay that sold before I could bid.  This car was chopped and had a later model V8.  Is it possible that someone on this forum bought that car?  Thanks,
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one month ago
#3932 Quote
Marshall  #1 there are no dumb questions. As far as the crestliner goes
it was the high end model vinyl roof special trim and paint. there is
a great article about it in the Hemmings Motor News Book of Postwar
Fords. I think you can order it directly from Hemmings Motor News
1-800-227-4373 or www.hemmings.com.
Hope this helps wrs50ford Southern Wisconsin
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one month ago
#3933 Quote
Thanks Wayne - Is there one good, definitive book on the market that an upstart like myself might benefit from?  I looked at the Hemmings book on postwar fords.  I am leaning towards a 1951 Custom model, with a newer or more modern V8 engine, chopped top, etc.
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one month ago
#3935 Quote
Marshall The two books that are a must in my eyes are 1st the
1949-1951 shop manual aka the green bible and the 1949-1952 passenger car
car Chassis Parts and Accessories catalog. Keep looking an E-bay and
also craigslist foor a 51 good luck on you search. Where are you lacated ?
wrs50ford Southern Wisconsin

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one month ago
#3938 Quote
Madison, WI

I attend a few car shows during the summer, and I currently have a 1970 Buick Skylark convertible.  Prior to that, I had a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback.

Are you familiar with a book by Timothy Remus, "Custom Cars and Lead Sleds"?
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one month ago
#3947 Quote
Marshall  just was looking in the Janesville Wisconsin craigslist
entered 1951 ford under for sale saw a nice 51 full custom
chopped ford listed march 2 take a look wrs50ford Southern Wisconsin
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one month ago
#3948 Quote
Thanks Wayne.
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