1942 Ford Coupe Deluxe | Ardell Brown Classic Carswww.ardellscars.com/1942-ford-coupe-deluxe/This1942 Ford Coupe Deluxe has: V8 Flat Head Totally Rebuilt 3 Stromburg Carburetors Polished Heads Bras Radiator Rebuilt 3 Speed Manual Stock Transmission Rebuilt 3.54 Rear End Converted 12 Volt Electrical System Shaved Fire Wall Shaved Fender Wells All Wires are Hidden Door Handles Shaved Rain Gutter Shaved Black PPG Paint Red Pin Striping Original Dash with Upgraded Gauges Reupholstered Interior Black and GrayThe Ford carwas thoroughly updated in1941, in preparation for a time of unpredictability surrounding World War II. The 1941 design would continue in an aborted 1942 model year and would be restarted in 1946 and produced until the more modern 1949 Fords were ready.Ford halted its car and truck lines on February 10, 1942, to begin war production, but not before a short run of 1942 cars was built. Changes were made to the car besides a three-part "electric shaver" grille and the parking lights were moved from the top of the fenders to between the grill and headlights. Tail lights were enlarged and moved from vertical to horizontal. The frame was lowered and softer springs were used to improve the ride. The dashboard was changed, moving the radio from the top of the dash to low down, and the linear speedometer and clock were replaced with round ones. The radio had an optional floor button so the driver could change preselected stations without using hands. War rationing required auto makers to black out their chrome trim, and a special four-door model was produced with no chrome at all for military use. The pickup received new styling, as well, with heavy vertical bars, and truck production lasted through March 3.
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