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Old 05-13-2021, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Custom 1939 Ford -- Really!

A friend passed this along to me, haven't seen it posted here? Pretty impressive!

https://silodrome.com/1939-ford-cust...r-mystery-car/
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:56 PM   #2
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That's pretty cool, different but I like it. Almost like a cousin to a 60"s ford cobra.
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The car looks more like this '57 MGA . The winshield and rear of the
car look very simular,,,Link below to '57 MGA.

https://autohunter.com/Listing/Detai...97/1957-MG-MGA




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Man Lanny, you beat me to it. '57 MG doors, windshield, trunk lid, rear fenders! And the bulbous '39 fenders glued-onto the front....that thing ain't nothin but plain, hurtin', UGLY! And that front I-beam is all bent to hell with the excessive negative camber on the passenger side. I AIN'T impressed! I gotta wonder how many gallons of Bondo might be schmoozin' those front fender fillets? DD


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It looks like an MG-A on steroids.
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A friend passed this along to me, haven't seen it posted here? Pretty impressive!

https://silodrome.com/1939-ford-cust...r-mystery-car/
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DD, the front fenders from the side shot, is the worst looking thing about it.
Even Stevie Wonder would say,,,WTF

The only comparison to a Cobra, is that they are both cars.

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I like it!
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You must just be going through a VERY LATE "mid-life crisis"!



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The only comparison to a Cobra, is that they are both cars.
I never mentioned "Cobra"! There's a whole lot of difference between AC Bristol and MG-A, at least to me! DD
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Old 05-13-2021, 11:59 PM   #12
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I never mentioned "Cobra"! There's a whole lot of difference between AC Bristol and MG-A, at least to me! DD


No DD, but post #2 mentioned a Cobra look a like.




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The car looks more like this '57 MGA . The winshield and rear of the
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Right you are Lanny, that looks very similar. The cobra looks totally different from all angles except for the angle front/side view.
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Old 05-14-2021, 04:13 AM   #14
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This is a custom '39 that I spent many hours working on (not mine) circa '52-'59 (not an ounce of Bondo)

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Not really any 39 Ford content other than the front fenders, lights and wheels.
"Normand started the build with an MGA body, a Ford flathead V8, and a Cobra replica chassis. The MGA body needed significant changes to fit the chassis as it was too narrow, so the rear fenders were modified to better fit the track width and the front end was considerably changed with new fenders and a new front end. This is why the car has such a distinct MGA look to it from the centre back, though admittedly I was way off base with my earlier Cobra windshield guess.

The chassis was fitted with Corvette independent suspension up front and a coilover-sprung Chevrolet S-10 rear axle. It has disc brakes up front and drums on the rear, although front disc brakes aren’t in keeping with the 1930s theme it does make the car safer and easier to drive, particularly in modern traffic.

Adapters were used to fit the period-correct 1939 Ford wheels and the car makes use of 1939 Ford headlights and taillights. Under the hood you’ll find that Flathead V8 which has been mated to a 3-speed manual transmission. Impressively it only took Normand two months to build the car from start to finish, he has years of experience building hot rods and custom cars, and this experience shines through on this build."

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I still like it.

I like it too!


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Old 05-14-2021, 07:16 AM   #17
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Anything you do to a stock 39 deluxe detracts from its beauty.
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Different but not pretty. I personally don’t like it !
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I like it also!
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Old 05-14-2021, 09:27 AM   #20
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I think that those who dislike this vehicle are viewing it more from an early Ford perspective. I can see how they could find fault coming from there. Those of us who like it are seeing it for what it actually is, a well-proportioned home-built special with a hint of something familiar and attractive in its own right.

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