I acquired the 1947 Custom Hot Rod out of Duncan on a cold wet day in March of 2013 from Jim Carroll Jr. it use to be owned by his Dad Jim Carroll Sr. He has since passed away.
Jim Sr. brought the car up from the states, and rebuilt her here on Vancouver Island. Jim was an original Hot Rodder in Southern California back in the day.
The car had been sitting a while in Duncan, though under cover, it was parked on a dirt floor and she was tired and in much need of some TLC. She was a true hot rod. I fell in love with the car and purchased her on the spot.
We drove down to Victoria in the pouring rain, with no windshield wipers, windows or heat, she still doesn’t have any of that, she will always be fair weather sailor, lol!
We took her into the garage for mechanical, got her on the hoist, to take a good look. We strengthened her frame did a lot of work to her, complemented with new tires. Then she went in for paint and body work and new mirrors.
At the end of 2014 I fell out of the car having a heart attack after that event, she was parked for two years, I refused to sell her, and both of us are just fine today. I was going to change the paint job, the blue line represents the heart line and everything is for a reason.
Over the last 5-6 years we have kept working on her sometimes around the clock, we have just about rebuilt the whole engine, rewired it. To many things to list, along with polishing it making her the show car she is today. She is all Ford, I like that.
I do have T-Shirts for sale with the 47 on the back “Cruising Vancouver Island” and the car has her own website www.1947Ford.com
Some of the 47's features are..
• Red Neon Inside & Under-glow
• Leather Interior (front seat 78 Lincoln)
• 9" Independent Rear End
• Original Carson Top
• Back Up Camera & LED Screen
• Automatic Transmission
• 302 Ford Engine
• Walker Radiator
• C4 Transmission
• 2013 Sound System
• Power Steering & Brakes
• Cragar Spoke Wheels
• BF Goodrich Radial TA's
• A Really Good Time ;)