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Old 01-03-2021, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Did I finally find a GEM?

Hi guys,
I picked up a '49 coupe recently and was told I was the third owner. So a few questions from those of you that know please,
Are these floor mats and the trunk mat original?
the floor under the mat is clean and black as is under the trunk mat...is that original. The door panel seems original? The underbody is red oxide color every where...is that original? I can't find any indication of metal repair or repainting underneath. The engine runs like a swiss watch. Instant starts, quiet, smooth &
25lbs oil pressure idling warmed up, 50lbs going down the road. (had to have been rebuilt at some point.
Your input is appreciated!
Thanks
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:29 PM   #2
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Nice looker!
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:30 PM   #3
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I love to see a laser-straight shoebox!
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:42 PM   #4
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Great find, 1949 Ford Business Coupe - Congratulations.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:14 PM   #5
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A shoebox coupe! Great find.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:35 PM   #6
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Your black '49 does look like a real Gem.

Now, below is a real Shoebox

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Old 01-03-2021, 10:38 PM   #7
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Your black '49 does look like a real Gem.

Now, below is a real Shoebox

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Not a "Shoebox", but rather, a shoe....
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Old 01-03-2021, 11:13 PM   #8
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Nice coupe! My 51 has original interior and everything you mentioned about yours looks original to me
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Old 01-03-2021, 11:29 PM   #9
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I have a fairly original 51 coupe as well, and your pictures look very good. If I had to say anything without actually inspecting it in person, I'd say it looks almost too good.

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Old 01-04-2021, 02:58 AM   #10
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Great looking car!!.... Congrats!!!...I have a 50 Fordor and a 51 Tudor....I’ve always thought a 49 Coupe would make the barn complete..... Mark
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I have a 49 Club Coupe. Everything looks the same as mine except mine did not have the floor or trunk mats. I noticed your stop light switch was not hooked up. are you using another type of switch ? Have fun with it.
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:25 AM   #12
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I think the mats are original type. Need to bp close to see if they look 70 years old or not.
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:21 AM   #13
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SWEET..my 1st car was a 49 conv. new and mats as I remember looked like yours. Enjoy.
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Old 01-04-2021, 10:20 AM   #14
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She's real fine, that 49. I'd be happy if it were mine. Good luck with it......
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It's a lovely car. I think you did find a gem.
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:30 AM   #16
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Take care of that trunk mat. As I understand it, they are not reproduced.
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:53 AM   #17
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The only thing I see that's repo is the inside floor mat. The original was closer to a dark brown in color, with strips like the one in the trunk.
Beautiful car. Hard to find good early '49s. What's the build date?
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Beautiful car! How hard and brittle is the mat? That is one test, genuine or not time takes it's toll.
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Old 01-04-2021, 01:03 PM   #19
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who cares!..... a bloody nice looking car regardless. I'd give my left "tenticle" for it! You lucky dog. I'd love to see some more pics.

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Dream car; Take care of the one yr door latches- common problem. Newc
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