alex
alex Dork
10/6/10 3:08 p.m.

I might be doing a little horsetrading for a '53 Ford that's kinda sorta almost close to being a driver more or less. I'm expecting that it will need basically all the suspension/steering stuff gone through - all that roadworthiness type stuff - and I've been told it needs the brakes done and the fuel tank likely cleaned (more likely replaced), along with some interior bits.

Any ideas for parts sources for these bits?

RossD
RossD Dork
10/6/10 3:28 p.m.

LMC truck catalogs? wait, you didnt say what type of ford...

stuart in mn
stuart in mn SuperDork
10/6/10 3:40 p.m.

Ford car, truck, tractor?

ClemSparks
ClemSparks SuperDork
10/6/10 3:55 p.m.

Speedway (www.speedwaymotors.com) has some stuff...for trucks anyway.

Flathead... straight 6 or V8?

COOL!

alex
alex Dork
10/6/10 4:01 p.m.

Oh right, sorry. Car. Custom Sedan.

And it's a Y-block V8, though I didn't think those came about 'til '54.

JFX001
JFX001 SuperDork
10/6/10 5:04 p.m.

Scroll down bottom left:

http://www.midwestearlyford.com/

My favorite y-block site:

www.ford-y-block.com

alex
alex Dork
10/6/10 5:21 p.m.

At least I think it's a Y-block...

EDIT: Yeah, it probably is. After comparing pictures, he's got a '54, not a '53.

patgizz
patgizz SuperDork
10/6/10 9:20 p.m.

rebuild and resto parts...

kanter.com is hard to beat in that they have damn near everything. some stuff could probably be found on rockauto.com

Appleseed
Appleseed SuperDork
10/6/10 10:38 p.m.

The H.A.M.B.

ddavidv
ddavidv SuperDork
10/7/10 5:38 a.m.

Dennis Carpenter for everything like rubber parts, trim doodads, etc. They bought the original tooling for most of the stuff they make and their door seals are the only ones we truck guys will buy. LMC's don't fit worth a damn.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
10/7/10 5:48 a.m.
alex wrote: I might be doing a little horsetrading for a '53 Ford that's kinda sorta almost close to being a driver more or less.

Bwahahahahahhhaaaaa !!!! That's why I love this place?

Brakes & stuff like that can be had at NAPA.

Powar
Powar Dork
10/7/10 8:22 a.m.

For our '49, we got brakes and whatnot from local sources. NAPA, etc will be able to get a surprising amount of bits for it. I'll also second checking the HAMB if you need something odd and can't find it at swap meets/here/etc.

JamesMcD
JamesMcD New Reader
10/10/10 9:26 p.m.

Get on The HAMB, but don't say "rat rod". It's a hot rod site, not a rat rod site. There's a difference and they are sensitive to it.

ClemSparks
ClemSparks SuperDork
10/13/10 11:26 a.m.

Alex,

There's a really cool looking '53 2 door on the COMO craigslist right now (no engine, I think) for $800.

Just in case it helps

[edit: I WANT it after seeing it. No good reason...I just want it, but don't need it and can't afford it...let alone the getting-it-running part of the equation]

Clem

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