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Old 05-25-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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I love these old promotional videos. How many times has your kid jumped up and down on the bench of your '51? How many times have you opened and shut your doors? How many hours... To read the rest of this blog entry from The Ford Barn, click here.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:39 PM   #2
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Ya, good stuff. And how many times have you put your 'king size brakes' to the test? And how many times have you admired the 'lustrous baked on enamel finish'?
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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I love those old ads. The only negative thing I remember about the '51 Fords was that the chrome wasn't as good as previous years. I understand that this was because of the Korean War and some of the materials were denied Detroit.
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I want one, I want one, I want one.........
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:26 PM   #5
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Excellent, Thanks Ryan.
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thanks Ryan! i like those videos that you find
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:02 AM   #7
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thankyou ryan....a little before my time but I can remember jumpin on the seat of my mom"s 57 fairlane!!
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:09 AM   #8
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How many of you noticed that the 51 that Ford was driving over the hills, potholes, desert, etc had wide whites? And the one that the family actual drove had the standard black walls.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:04 PM   #9
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Hi Fordbarners, As a 'new' owner of a sweet '51 Fordor, I'm grateful for any info pertaining to the Fords of that time. I'm enjoying the new V-8 challenge after years of messing with Model As. Ready to hit the road this weekend,armed with the shop manual and the toolbox of course. Thanks for a fun return to my youth on video, Phil B.
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thanks ryan
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:05 AM   #11
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They sold me.....I'll take one! Cool video!
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:08 PM   #12
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You can't beat those B&W promo movies. I recall in 1967 I toured the New Process Gear Co. in Syracuse, NY and saw them "shift testing" their 4-speed transmissions for days on end until they broke. Amazing.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:21 PM   #13
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Hi Fordbarners, As a 'new' owner of a sweet '51 Fordor, I'm grateful for any info pertaining to the Fords of that time. I'm enjoying the new V-8 challenge after years of messing with Model As. Ready to hit the road this weekend,armed with the shop manual and the toolbox of course. Thanks for a fun return to my youth on video, Phil B.
Take good care of that baby Phil. Take the long route so you can hear those duals. I remember driving it from Southbridge to Orleans on the cape 17 years ago. She's a sweet runner. Regards, Barry
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Cool video, love the old car commercials!
40 years from now our kids will reminisce the "classic Kia mice" commercials.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:06 PM   #15
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Good one I never owned a 51 my little brother had one while I had 2 49s , a 50 & a 52 in the late 50s
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:59 AM   #16
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Thank's Ryan, I have a 51 Vickie, my father had a 49 then a 51 ford Vickie new. drove it coast to coast. and you still could do that today. Harold central coast Ca.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:19 PM   #17
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If they had taught them not to rust the import market never would have gained a foothold in the US. We'd still all be driving 51 Fords.

Seatbelts took the fun right out of bouncing up and down on the seats though.
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Are not the late '40's early '50's Fords still considered the toughest cars ever made?

I recall that they are much sought after for grueling races (Peking to Paris on one set of tires) and the Mexican road races.

Seems they have the most overbuilt frames, strongest metallurgy, and simplicity of design.
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My 1951 Four door purchased in Dec 2012
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Love that Automatic Ride Control...
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