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1937 through 1939 Fords

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BeatnikPirate, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. BeatnikPirate
    Joined: May 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,416

    from Media, Pa.

    Sometimes overlooked, sometimes unloved, often unrecognized, I think the styling is very interesting and I'm appreciating them more and more. Cool to see how the iconic 40 evolved. What do you think?

    Pictured in order:
    38 Standard
    38 Deluxe
    39 Standard
    39 Deluxe

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  2. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,515


    IMHO, '39 DeLuxes are the best looking of the bunch.:eek: Your pictures prove it. (BTW, including '40's).
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  3. I'll take one of each,,:D,I have owned a 38 & 39 Deluxe in the past. HRP
  4. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,666

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    I’m a fan of the 38 standard
    I wish I could find a complete front end to put on my 39 pickup

  5. cvstl
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,462

    from StL MO
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I like 'em.... Partial to the '37 and '39 deluxe.
  6. I'm really digging my '39 sedan. I think they have a great look. I do hate that most you see are more of the '90s street rod variety but I guess that's when they become popular.
  7. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,752


    I agree that it's a very interesting evolution to study.

    I read that both Edsel Ford and Bob Gregorie were boat guys, and I think they were going for a boat-like prow as those several year models were designed. I think that they really got it right on the '39 Deluxe -- the grille rolls under, very much like the prow of a boat.

    The '40 Standard was, of course, just a re-trimming of the '39. The '40 Deluxe, I suspect, was an attempt to visually lengthen the '39 front end as much as possible. To many people, the sharper/pointier front end of the Deluxe isn't as attractive as the '39 on which it was based.
  8. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,895


    I'd really like to have a '39 Deluxe Coupe. Most of these Coupes died on the Stock Car tracks all across America. I can remeber Saturday nights at the Danbury, Ct. Racearena were they would total a lot of 1932-40 Fords. Sad, but that is why they are worth what they are today. Bob
  9. fryguy
    Joined: Nov 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,234


    '37's seem to be the bastard year, sometimes they are considered the ugliest car Ford ever made. I think they are too squat in the rear and would benefit better if the rear was carried over from the '36. In '38 they got a little longer rear. Not sure if I would have bought this car if it wasn't my Uncle's old ride - Fryguy

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  10. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,164


    I drove a 38 Standard tu-door for a few years and loved the style. I appreciate this under seen car a bunch. `sololobo~
  11. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,895


    Did they make two models in '37? The '36 three passenger convertible is much nicer that the one with the stretched top with jump seats. Bob [​IMG]
  12. 34toddster
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,481

    from Missouri

    I love the 37 cars, this is one I built in the early 90's bad picture from a scan.

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  13. fryguy
    Joined: Nov 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,234


    Actually Yes, they made 4 convertibles in '37 they made a Coupe Convertible(3 window) with a rumble seat. The Club Coupe convertible which is what is below. It has a full backseat, not really jumpseats and a large trunk. They made a Convertible Sedean ( 4 dr convertible) and they also made a roadster which was the same as the convertible but with no side windows.

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  14. As far as i'm concerned ford never made an ugly car back then. I like them all.
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  15. George/Maine
    Joined: Jan 6, 2011
    Posts: 949


    I alwayed liked the 37 Sedan when i was a kid,but settled for a 39 Standard.
  16. 38standard
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 322

    from il.

    This is my 38 project

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  17. 38 Ford Guy
    Joined: May 18, 2008
    Posts: 76

    38 Ford Guy

    38 DeLuxe for me. have a coupe, cabriolet, cabover, & sedan.
  18. willys_truck
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 778


    38 deluxe/39 standards are my favorites.
  19. Mine has a 1938 title but has a 37 front end !!

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  20. I think a lot of cars got the 39 deluxe,or 1940 front end swapped on by Hot Rodders .The cars may still be around....just disguised as 40"s.
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 2,014

    from IDAHO

    I Always Enjoyed My 39 Deluxe Coupe And It Was The Last Of The "Olde Fords DSCN1690.JPG "...

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