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1947 Ford Deluxe Convertible Hot Rod

Classics  /   /  By Neil J. Helfgot

eBay Listing: 1947 Ford Deluxe Convertible Hot Rod

World War II is often looked back upon as being a war that changed our nation. The automotive industry went from cranking out cars every day for civilians, to cranking out Jeeps, tanks, and planes, and bullets. And when the war ended, the G.I.’s came home with knowledge acquired during the war, and a renewed hunger, desire and passion to get on with their lives.

1947 ford deluxe convertible

Hot Rodding as we know it today was originally born from civilians stripping down or modifying existing cars into street rods, hot rods, and lead sleds. This was before the advent of Muscle cars in the mid 1960’s.

This 1947 Ford is an example of a post WWII hot rod. It is sort of a mixture of a classic Hot Rod and a more modern “Rat Rod” in terms of how the paint might appear at first glance, yet even so you can tell that the current or previous owners cherished the car. A “Rat Rod,” for those of you who might not know is a term for a car that might look a bit rusty or forlorn on the outside sometimes on purpose, but mechanically is usually top notch. Sometimes the cars have different engines than stock, and parts from different manufacturers.

1947 ford deluxe convertible hot rod

nicely detailed Chevy 350 motor

The best part about this car is that it is a well-equipped hot-rod, with a relatively modern Chevy 350 engine, and a more modern suspension setup that is adjustable. The paint job has a great patina that is a hard thing to duplicate. Would the original car be worth more money? Possibly, but we can’t help but admire the craftsmanship that went into this ‘47 Ford. It is cool in that classic 1940’s-1950’s style, but with a modern twist.

Watch or bid on this modern rat rod HERE

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  1. jsocha July 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm Reply

    Where is this listing?

    • Neil Helfgot July 3, 2013 at 4:35 pm Reply

      Dear jsocha, the listing was available by clicking the text above that is blue in color where it says, “Watch or bid on this modern rat rod HERE” If you click on the part that says “HERE” it will take you to the listing for this vehicle which has since expired. Or if you click on the text that says “1947 Ford Deluxe Convertible Hot Rod” that is also in blue it will also take you to the listing.

      -Neil J. Helfgot

  2. Larry Boxer Loy July 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm Reply

    hello my name is Larry Loy , you all did a nice job on the ford . I was hoping to get some information on were to get the parts for my 1941 Chevrolet Convertible. And what parts do I need for rear end and and suspension and Disc Brakes the whole underneath!!! Thank you for any and all help. yours truly Larry Boxer Loy Sr.

  3. Mike Taylor August 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm Reply

    I have a 40 sedan.We used a Mustang ll power rack with disc(Flaming River) has it in stock,very good folks to deal with.Rearend is Nova drum brake.had driveshaft made at machine shop.powered by stock 350 Edelbrock intake 600cfm carb,gets around good,my daily driver.275x60x15 rear tires look great,225x15x70 front.chevs of the 40sand e bay will have parts.

  4. Johnny Law Motors June 22, 2015 at 11:26 am Reply

    We love rides like this. That cool area between Hot Rod and Rat Rod. Not a bad place to be!

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