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Old 05-14-2021, 09:28 AM   #21
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Old 05-14-2021, 02:42 PM   #22
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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)

Holy cow, that is one extravagant creation. Any thoughts on how much lead was used?
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Old 05-14-2021, 05:26 PM   #23
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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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I've seen that purple monstrosity somewhere in my mis-guided past. DD
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Old 05-14-2021, 06:37 PM   #24
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Initially I would be wondering if it had a 1939 Ford chassis. If so, was it a deluxe set up or a standard. Since it doesn't have either then it's not got much 39 Ford in it. The flathead is kind of heavy but some of the custom bodied sports cars had Ford Motors back in the day. The Allard cars had them and there were others too both before and after the war. The 1936 Jensen-Ford was a nice one.

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Old 05-14-2021, 06:49 PM   #25
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I can appreciate the work that went into it and I would love to take it to a V-8 Club meet.
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Old 05-14-2021, 09:30 PM   #26
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Old 05-14-2021, 10:34 PM   #27
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It is really awesome. Like if ford made a MG or Triumph. Maybe its a 39 ford, I guess.


Lot of talented builders lately.
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Old 05-14-2021, 10:35 PM   #28
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V8COOPMAN Quote '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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DD, here are a couple pictures of the right wheels/tires centered in the
wheel openings, and the left wheels/tires centered in the wheel openings.
There is quite a difference, wonder if it drives straight


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Old 05-14-2021, 10:41 PM   #29
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Well the last point I have about this thread is the guy followed through. Like it or hate it it's built and not some chopped up car destine to be scrape. Or a ratrod junk.

You would just need a few fenders really, not mess up a whole car. If you bought a nice 39 and just ripped the fenders and motor... well.




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Old 05-14-2021, 11:00 PM   #30
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DD, here are a couple pictures of the right wheels/tires centered in the
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Well the evidence is conclusive. A couple pictures off the web! It's a piece of sh!t clearly. hahaha


Not my thing, but interesting.
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Old 05-15-2021, 02:25 AM   #32
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DD, here are a couple pictures of the right wheels/tires centered in the
wheel openings, and the left wheels/tires centered in the wheel openings.
There is quite a difference, wonder if it drives straight.
WOW....what an obvious mess! I see now that it has some sort of Corvette IFS and a 'coil-over-mounted' S-10 rear axle. I'd bet a hunnert buck$ that it would scare the bejesus out of ya looking underneath that thing. Denny can try it out and let us know how it drives. He LIKES it! DD
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Spacemonkey. It's okay to have a little fear. I don't know how it was built. Do you
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I still like it. And I bet I can fix that, too.
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Old 05-15-2021, 09:08 AM   #35
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I don't mind it and have seen way worse like the two 51 Mercury-ct posted. However it doesn't look like the hood is closed on the car that is the subject of this thread.
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Old 05-15-2021, 11:19 AM   #36
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I've seen that purple monstrosity somewhere in my mis-guided past. DD
I'm sorry. How many hours of therapy were required after seeing this to get back to normal?

Just seeing a photo starts me pondering whether I should call a gastrologist.
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I'm sorry. How many hours of therapy were required after seeing this to get back to normal?

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Things like that can be burned into your mind, never to be erased. In the '60's, there was a guy from Kenosha, WI, that had a '36 5 window that was nicely done. It was featured in a couple of magazines, and since I was a '36 guy then, I took immediate notice. A couple of years later there was another feature article about the car, with all the "improvements" he had made. Said "improvements" included a garish scalloped paint job, a bunch of kitchen drawer pulls on the grille, and a big stuffed dog he used as a display at shows (along with spotlights, mirrors, and angel-hair). I was so appalled by the way he spoiled a decent car that I will never be able to forget it. I remember his name and the name of his car but will not post it here on the chance he may still be among us.
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Hey Denny, So I suppose you'll think this Ford is Over-Done, too ???

Try to get this one out of your dreams tonight,,,

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Please, don't anyone enlarge that picture!
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