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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Ford Discussion / '36 spare tire cover assembly

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09-11-2010 @ 6:43 PM
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Time to mention Edsel Ford... This guy had the eye for style and looks. All these beautiful Fords of the '30's proove that beyond any doubt, and a Chevy of the same (any) year is a DOG alongside any Ford in that era. Edsel knew what looked good and all of us are so very lucky to have what he created. Every time I look at my '36, I marvel at the lines and the blend of everything. The whole thing just seems to flow.
Everywhere we go, people stop and look, and some come running just to see it up close and look inside at the original upholstery and dash. I was very lucky some years ago to have gotten a pair of original front seats, and for free. These are very rare now.
Yep... Edsel knew his business and a disgrace that his dad treated him the way he did sometimes. Edsel died a young man and far before his time. Imagine what Fords might have looked like in later years, had he lived on.

09-11-2010 @ 6:53 PM
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Gary,... Yea, it seems Ford did some odd things sometimes. I have a '49 Ford in my pole building that has a '50 hood ornament on it. NO holes for the F O R D, and NO two holes for the '50 crest. This hood is original. No holes for anything except that hood ornament! Made in St. Paul plant late, and I suppose they ran out of the letters,...had no crests yet, but did get the '50 ornaments... who knows, but anyway it IS a real morph' and probably a rare bird. I will restore the car just as it is. It'll be a real conversation piece!!! I might post a picture of this later ... we'll see...

09-12-2010 @ 10:32 AM
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The attached picture shows a trip down memory lane of what a "proper" '36 Ford dash of the '50's looked like.
The dash/interior is in my '36 Ford. All of the interior is original '36 Ford with the exception of the chrome dash, steering column, steering wheel and bud vase.

Of course none of the above has anything to do with tire covers... I just could not resist the opportunity to show an "old school" modification to the '36 Ford.

36 5 win delx cpe

09-12-2010 @ 10:44 AM
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Ouch! Bill, your chrome dash reminds me of my gloss white dash on my '39 when I was a kid. While making our dashboards go faster, we never had a thought about the reflection from the sun, did we?


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