1948 Ford Super Deluxe
Custom Dark Cherry Metallic Base/Clearcoat Finish
Custom Dark Red Cloth Interior
Updated 350 cubic inch V8 - Edelbrock EPS Aluminunm Intake & Edelbrock 4bbl. Carbuertor
Updated Automatic Transmissino
Updated Air Conditioning
Updated Power Rack & Pinion Steering
Updated Front Disc Brakes
Updated Vintage Type Classic Instruments Gauges - 140 Speedometer - Clock - Oil Press - Voltage - Water Temp
Updated Kenwood KDC-X396 AM/FM CD Stereo & Updated Speakers - Frenched Antenna
Billet Third Brake Light Assembly
Sunpro Mini Tachometer
Grant Woograin 3-Spoke Steering Wheel
Tilt Steering Column
Emergency Brake Assembly
American Racing Torque Thrust polished aluminum wheels - 205/70R15s & 225/70R15 Cooper Cobra Radials
Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to showcase this specially built 1948 Ford Deluxe Two Door Sedan. This custom street rod has been built to drive and be reliable doing so. It features driver comfort and safety updates such as front disc brakes and air conditioning. As always, we would like to thank the Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum for their unique background used in many of our photos. Be sure to visit our friends at the Flight Museum if you find yourself in Dallas, Texas.
Ford's production for the 1948 model year dropped to 248,000 units, the cause was anticipation of the upcoming "new" 1949 design, the first of the post-war era for FoMoCo. Fast forward another 58 years and this '48 model is equipped with even more updates in design and function. The paint and body are in great shape as is the chromework throughout this Deluxe Ford. Great time, effort, and expense was spent on this '48 to see that it meets high standards both cosmetically and mechanically. The stance is on point thanks to the professionally lowered front end, updated brakes & power rack & pinion steering. The wheels of choice are the timeless polished aluminum 15-inch Torque Thrust wheels front to back, fitted with Cooper Cobra Radial G/Ts. The tires are offset sizes with 205/70R15s out back and 225/70R15s up front.
The interior showcases a custom dash with chromed brightwork along with special Classic Instrument gauges designed for this vehicle. These gauges have an antique look and modern function. A subtle custom console has been installed along with a Kenwood AM/FM CD Stereo system & speakers. The upholstery was carefully assembled and shows well. The cloth seating is clean and detailed front to back as is the headliner and the door panels. Another subtle touch is the billet third brake light assembly.
Under the hood is the transplanted Chevrolet 350 cubic inch V8. This robust powerplant features mild performance additions such as an aluminum Edelbrock EPS intake & Edelbrock carburetor. Exhaust gasses are expelled through chromed dual manifolds to a dual exhaust system. Accessories include power steering, updated front disc brakes, and air conditioning. The firewall, inner fenders and core support sheetmetal is in excellent condition. The identification plate is intact and legible as well. This Ford Deluxe was born with a V8 engine.
The undercarriage is photographed above, displaying the custom rack & pinion steering, converted front disc brakes, rebuilt front end, and factory frame. The flooring appears solid front to back. The engine and transmission undersides are clean. The driveshaft is custom installed as is the engine & transmission. The dual exhaust system sounds excellent. Be sure to play the video.
VIDEO LINK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNAHgtUh5WM