Master Welders' 1950 Ford

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Blackie's Ford as it appeared in Custom Cars August 1958. Photo by Bud Lang.
The Metalflake Aprico version of the Ford as it appeared in 1966. Photo courtesy of Donna Blouch.
Photo courtesy of Donna Blouch.
Photo courtesy of Donna Blouch.
A photo of the Ford taken in the early 1970s. Photo from The HAMB.
Photo courtesy of Donna Blouch.
The Ford as it sat when Donna Blouch bought it in 2011. Photo courtesy of Morrice & Heyse Motors.
Photo courtesy of Morrice & Heyse Motors.
Photo courtesy of Morrice & Heyse Motors.
Photo courtesy of Morrice & Heyse Motors.
Photo courtesy of Morrice & Heyse Motors.
Photo courtesy of Morrice & Heyse Motors.
Photo courtesy of Morrice & Heyse Motors.
Photo courtesy of Morrice & Heyse Motors.
A photo of Donna with her custom. Photo courtesy of Donna Blouch.
The Ford as it appeared in August of 2014. Photo courtesy of Donna Blouch.

1950 Ford Coupe restyled by Blackie Green of Master Welders in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada . The car was owned by Blackie's wife. In 1956 he sectioned the body 6 inches over the frame. It was nosed, decked, and fit with vertical nerf bars and a custom grille. The front and rear pans were rolled, and the front wheel wells were adjusted. Power came from a Cadillac engine.[1]


In 1958 a two of Blackie's customs appeared in Custom Cars August 1958, in an article about Canadian show customs.


The car passed through several owners until Ross Smith bought it in 1963. When Ron bought it, it was just a shell. It had no running gear, no interior, and many parts were missing. The body received a Apricot Fish Metalflake paint job in 1965, and it is said to be the second car in Canada to receive a Metalflake paint job. 24 gallons of clear lacquer and hundreds of hours of hand sanding completed the paint job. A Chevrolet 307 crate engine was installed along with a 400 transmission. To lower the car, the front spindles were reversed and the drag link was dropped. Inside, four custom made rolled and pleated bucket seats were installed. The dash was modified and fit with Stewart-Warner gauges. The back window was also tinted in 1966.


Roland Hanson bought the car from Ross and brought it to the United States. Roland had Tom Whittet pain it. In 1996 Renee and Steve Frensko of Chaska, Minnesota bought the old custom. By then the car had been named "Motivation".


Donna Blouch of Lake County, Illinois purchased the old custom in the fall of 2011. In 2014 Donna told Kustomrama that she was immediately impressed with the car and the amazing history. When Donna bought the car, it had supposedly won 60 plus awards from Orgeon to Alberta.


Magazine Features

Custom Cars August 1958


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