One of the best articles about the 1949 Ford – perhaps the best according to Hemmings – appeared in Popular Science magazine for july 1948. It spanned 15 pages and constituted a major scoop over that magazine’s competition.
Unfortunately, on the internet (Google published all POPSCI issues) I could only find the pages below. There are four pages missing of 3 with relevant material to understand the importance and development of the New Ford for 1949. If you have those pages, please email them to me!