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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Drag'n 59, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Drag'n 59
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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    Drag'n 59
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    from DALLAS, TX

    So I recently traded my 1959 Chevy Fleetside for this 1936 Ford 5 window. I have limited info on the history of the car(working on getting more). From what I was told it was purchased new by a woman here in Texas. She drove it up until the early 70's and had some body repairs in the late 60's. She also named it the "Blue Echo". It is super solid with only very minor rust in the tail pan area. Previous owner installed a 350/350 combo, Walker radiator, 4" super bell axle, 2" drop posies spring, 9" ford rear w/ coils. Runs and drives great, but I plan on getting the electrical reliable and updated. Eventually I plan on flush mounting the skirts and getting the body back to a glossy factory Washington blue.
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    I had the passenger skirt fall off on I35 a couple of weeks ago. The ruts and pot holes shook it loose. Had Edwin Robinson roll it back out and fix it up. Turned out great!
     
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  2. NICE!!!! We all wish we could start with a ride that clean.
     
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  3. TonyVan
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    from Vancouver

    The truck was nice, but that's a good trade.
     
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  4. Blue One
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    Love the 36, I would however prefer it without the skirts and with less of a tail dragger stance.
    Probably with a different set of wheels and tires and NO whitewalls.
    More along the lines of a classic hot rod coupe.
    Very hard to beat the lines of a 36 Coupe.
     
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  5. VNTGE41
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    Nice trade!! I Like it as is!!
     
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  6. brady1929
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    Love your 36
     
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  7. Bam.inc
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    I love the skirts. It has "alter ego" look taking them on/off.
    Royboy shot this 3w at Starbird-Devlin.
    I really like survivor-driveable look yours has right now. You could go full custom or tune & drive the wheels off
     

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  8. olcurmdgeon
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    Great car, you got a deal! And I like the skirts too.
     
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  9. pitman
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    There are a number of Ford blue historic colors.
    Check them out, you might find another that works too.
    Think I ended up going w/Sheridan Blue, a bit darker than Washington.
     
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  10. Drag'n 59
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    Love your car. Been watching your progress. Killer work man!
     
  11. Drag'n 59
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    That's the dilemma, leave it alone or fix it up? I can't do anything without money, so it will be like this for a long time. I will just concentrate on getting parts and re-chroming stuff.
     
  12. hooliganshotrods
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    from Calgary

    Your truck was awesome but that coupe is crazy cool! I saw it in the classifieds, glad to see it went to a good home! Congrats
     
  13. Kenneth31coupe
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    Love it.Really nice score.
     
  14. DirtyNapkin
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    Go with the skirts and ww's. Great trade.


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  15. telekenfun
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    I want to say you had a damn nice truck, but as difficult as it might have been to give up, I think it was a great trade. If the previous work was done well, the tough stuff is already done. The survivor look and stance are perfect for now. Whatever you decide to do to it from here on out shouldn't keep it off the road for more than a few days. So get out and enjoy it. Keep us 36 lovers posted with the changes you make.
    Best Regards and good luck with all your endeavors, KB.
     
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  16. Drag'n 59
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    Thanks! That's about right. Just a bit at a time so I don't have too much down time. Will definitely keep posted with any and all progress.
     
  17. Caddy-O
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    Excellent car !
    You going to make it to Roundup this year ?
     
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  18. Drag'n 59
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    Make it? Who knows? HA! I am planning on making it. Should be fine though.
     
  19. Caddy-O
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    Our cars should meet then...
    I think they would like each other
     
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  20. englands54
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    Nice trade, killer ride..Keep at it..
     
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  21. Drag'n 59
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    Drag'n 59
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    Found some NOS 50-53 olds caps, still in boxes. Slapped them on to see. I like them, will put the skirts back on at some point...
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  22. scrap metal 48
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    Great trade and lucky you I might add.. I'd like to have a 35/36 some day...
     
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  23. DaveH_RRTX
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    You nade a great trade. The '36 has great lines, real style, and unlimited potential. Hope to see it at LSRU.
     
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  24. Drag'n 59
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    It will be at Roundup this year.
     
  25. Mr48chev
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    I'm liking that one. I've had a soft spot for tail dragging 36's for years.
     
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  26. Blue One
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    That looks so sweet just the way it is. Sell the skirts and don't look back :)
     
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  27. porknbeaner
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    You made a good trade, if it were mine I would be working on loosing the coil overs for a buggy spring before I worked on the body but I am just not a fan of coil overs I guess. Could be because I had an all expense paid trip to Stale Sandwich, OK once to "help a brutha out" a buggy spring could have been fixed with junkyard parts and had him back on the road. ;)

    Anyway you done good on your swap. Nice old heap and should be fun to play with for you.
     
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  28. Drag'n 59
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    I finally got some history on the '36 today. Found out it was bought new and lived it's whole life here in Dallas. It was repainted in 1961 for $121 dollars. I will be getting old receipts and paperwork dating back to 1939 on the car. Previous owner still has the original flathead motor, also the original radio which he is going to give me along with all the paperwork at Lonestar Roundup this year.
     
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  29. Look like a great car! Keep the skirts though!
     
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  30. Awesome 36. I would trade my 50 in a heart beat!
     

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