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Old 04-17-2020, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default My new to me '39 Coupe

My wife and I have been looking for a '39 Ford Coupe "project car" for quite a few years now, but have never really found a "decent" car for a "decent" price.
Then about three or so months ago, we came across a completed car that we had looked at online last August that was originally out of our reach financially. The price had dropped significantly so we entered into and began the painful dance of negotiating with the seller. In this case it was a broker, which only seemed to make it that much more "interesting". After many weeks of phone calls, E-Mails, inspections, reports, contracts, purchase & sales agreements (3 to be exact)transporters, etc.... we finally came to an agreement.
In the end, we were able to purchase the car at a very reasonable price and able to get it delivered to us here in New England.
The car ended up getting delivered to us at around 10 pm one night in late February (it was actually 1 day late and then several phone calls and another 10 hours overdue) as you can imagine, I was extremely nervous about buying a car, sight unseen.... ( this is the third time I've done this and it still doesn't get any easier)
When the driver opened the door of the trailer in front of the house, I felt somewhat better. He then fired up the flathead and it sounded good, there was no smoke from the tailpipes as he backed it out of the enclosed trailer onto the main road. I live in a rural area so there is minimal street lighting, but the body looked descent in the dark. Feeling better about my purchase, I opened the door and drove it off the road into my lighted garage. Before paying the transporter and signing my paperwork, I crawled all over and under the car. I was ecstatic with what I saw as I got up off the ground, but hadn't realized my wife had come out into the garage. The look on her face was priceless and it let me know that I had made the right purchase. Her smile was ear to ear as I paid the transporter and she couldn't open the door and sit in the car fast enough.
Our driver ended up being a real, Henry Ford steel, complete chassis off restoration, with documentation and a photo album to to boot.

Anyways, here is our new to us, 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe with a few before and after pics:









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Old 04-17-2020, 06:26 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2020, 06:32 PM   #3
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Did you sell the car?

I noticed a "sold" sign on the windshield in one of the photos.

I hope to buy a bone stock 1939 Coupe some day.
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Old 04-17-2020, 06:41 PM   #4
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No @TonyM, the "Sold" sign was when I bought it.
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Old 04-17-2020, 06:43 PM   #5
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Looks good, but the picture size makes it hard to see. Maybe a picture guru can cut them down to size so we can get a good look see


Didn't know you could even post a pic here that size
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Old 04-17-2020, 06:43 PM   #6
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Just noticed that, working on it as we speak.
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Old 04-17-2020, 06:52 PM   #7
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Congratulations! Another classy classic to share shed space with the Fairlane. I love both models.
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Fixed them, I didn't realize that they wouldn't resize themselves, sorry.
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Thanks @Paul2748 and @Brian, much appreciated.
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Nice looking 39 Deluxe with a few custom touches.
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Congrats!

Very nice car.
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I think 39 was the pinnacle of the of all the Ford coups ,I know Gregory was responsible for the early styling but not sure about the later ones .they are all awesome .
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That paint color should help you get friendly with a bunch of nice policemen.
I had a candy red chopper in the early 1970's.
Beautiful car
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'39 DeLuxe coupes, in my opinion, are by far the best looking on all the'39-'40 cars. When I was a callow youth, I liked '40 DeLuxes, but quickly outgrew that.
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Old 04-17-2020, 10:05 PM   #15
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You and your wife did a great job. CONGRATULATIONS!
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Old 04-17-2020, 11:29 PM   #16
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Unless this is a trailer/garage queen, you might want to reinstall the bumpers. Much easier to replace a bumper that straighten crinkled fenders! After all, you will want to cruise around town showing off your wife as she shows off her new '39 coupe!
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Old 04-18-2020, 06:45 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone.
She's definitely not a trailer queen, she gets used every chance weather permits, I've managed to put a few hundred miles on her already.
As far as the bumpers go, it would probably cost just as much to go back as it would repairing it, definitely am careful with it.
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Great looking Coupe...
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You don't list your location. There are places where running without bumpers is illegal. The damage to te sheet metal would probably be more than just monetary. What about the second time; or the third? No matter how careful you are, you can't account for every other idiot out there.
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CONGRATULATIONS ! ! ! That's a very nice coupe.
Even though I went to see my 40 before purchasing iI can understand the feeling when it's in your garage.
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