How to Build Shoebox Fords/Mercurys: 1949-1954

How to Build Shoebox Fords/Mercurys: 1949-1954

by Rich Johnson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781878772152
Publisher: Hot Rod Library, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 8.43(w) x 10.91(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword6
Shoeboxes Are Where You Find 'Em8
ID Guide12
Accessories20
Custom Ideas22
Chassis
Frames38
Chassis Swap46
Subframing50
Mail Order Mere56
Lowering Front Suspension58
Lowering Rear Suspension61
Make Your Own Lowering Blocks64
Hydraulics66
Late Rears For Fifties Fords68
Steering U-Joints70
Alignment74
Ackerman/Scrub Line75
Brakes76
Powertrain
Flathead Performance Rebuild84
Engine Swaps92
Ford Tuned Port Injection98
Flathead Cooling System104
Overdrive Transmission108
Body
6-Volt to 12-Volt Conversion114
Floor Pan Replacement118
Carson Tops120
A Dash Of Modernization126
Saving A Grille130
More Headroom In A Chopped Merc132
Rounding Corners134
Reupholstery136
Air Conditioning140
Power Windows148
Custom Taillights150
Flush Door Handles152
Examples
1949 Tudor--Pro Street154
1949 Tudor Sedan--High School Hauler158
1950 Tudor Sedan--Hugo The Ugh!160
1949 Club Coupe--Smooth '49164
1949 Business Coupe--The Kid166
1950 Tudor Sedan--Passion Pit168
1950 Convertible--Dream '50170
1951 Crestliner--Mony Pit172
1951 Club Coupe--Elvis '51174
1951 Victoria--Miss Vicky176
1953 Convertible--Frame-Off Fifty Three178
1953 Convertible--Wild Cherry182
1949 4-Door Convertible--Green Flamingo186
1950 Coupe--Low Rider188
1950 Coupe--Pro Sled190
1950 Coupe--Magic Valley Merc192
1951 Coupe--The Snake194
1951 Coupe--Low & Lovely196
1949 & '51 Mercs--Family Tradition198
1953 2-Door--Phifty 3200
Sources202

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