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Check out this old custom 1939 Ford pickup front clip!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. merc-o-madness
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    its always the weird ugly customs that survive
     
  2. wheeler.t
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    For some reason I thought Volvo when I first looked at it
     
  3. thanks i think it's pretty cool and well done.
    full disclosure; '39 pickups aren't my favorite.
     
  4. need louvers ?
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    My thoughts exactly! It kinda reminds me of my taxidermied Grouper head over my garage doors...
     
  5. I like it, I could really see it on a 1950s style sports custom or road racer.
     
  6. George G
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  7. GaryB
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    let it tumble down a river bank,let someone else find it..........:)
     
  8. Yeh, cmon..
     
  9. badshifter
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    Which part of that front end is the full-custom part?

    I only see the mis-matched and oddly proportioned part.
     
  10. burnin53
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    Why would someone ruin a gorgeous '39 grille to build that?:confused:
    At least you have the hood and maybe part of the original grille to fix one that's wrecked or something.
     
  11. I somehow feel a Morris -Minor kinda vibe outta it. Cool is in the eye of the beholder I guess.
     
  12. 40 & 61 Fords
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    Come on guys, even some as lucky as Chris can't score a winner ALL the time!!! :)
     
  13. seatex
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    Kinda like a real ugly chick with BLT's, you wanna' play with 'em, just not in the daylight!
     
  14. Chris i looked at that when i was over in twisp getting some 38' parts and that front end had me scratching my head. did you guys buy the truck?
     
  15. Topless Ford
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  16. Don's Hot Rods
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    I think it would make a cool little trailer to tow behind the 41. Maybe turn it around backwards and make up a little trailer frame for it. The Coke coolers and all the other stuff is overdone, but you would NEVER see one like this again ! :eek::D

    Don
     


  17. That's what I was thinking too: Forrdari F1.

    I think it's salvigable, maybe lose the truck grille and hood and
    Use it on a coupe or convertible...
     
  18. calvinh
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    I want to hate it. I'm really trying but for some reason something about it makes me smile.
     
  19. "it's a greased lightning!"
     
  20. Phillips
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    It's cool. Get rid of the upper grille opening and it will be WAY cool.
     
  21. pasadenahotrod
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    If a 41 or something hood section was welded in place of that pickup grille area matching the hood line it would become a silk purse rather than the sow's ear it currently resembles.
     
  22. kidzintha34fodor
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    Chris,
    I'm glad you picked that up! This is great entertainment seeing what all these guys think of it! I thought it was too ugly to run, but too "original" to toss it! As far as where it came from, I picked up about 3-4 years ago as a complete truck and used for parts for the 39 that Chris' little brother just picked up from me. I was built by a guy somwhere around Tacoma maybe in the 60's, Thats the only info I got from the guy I got it from. I'll see if I can round up a pic of it before I took it apart.
     
  23. Ummmm, interesting. Not on my truck, you don't.
     


  24. A pic would be awesome! Thanks again!
     
  25. DRUGASM
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    I wonder if it whistles at speed? There was a louvered Beetle in town you could hear whistling or humming and changing pitch as it drove by.
     
  26. kidzintha34fodor
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    Here it is in all its glory! The cab was pretty much rusted out, the bed rails had been crushed by a tree and the original rear fenders were replaced with dodge pick up fenders of the same era. Oh and who knows where the running boards went? But I did get a good frame, dash, tranny and a good running 59 Ab.

    Na and Eli added Sept 2005 1022.JPG
     
  27. Shaggy
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    I think its cool in old style custom kinda way, The thing that blows me away is that it actually looks like some quality workmanship
     
  28. B Bay Barn
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    Possibly it was the alternate nose for that white 36 three window that nobody wanted cuz it was so ugly??????
     


  29. See, I kinnda dig that. Ugly or not, someone went through a lot of trouble and the work is very decent!
     
  30. Looks better on the truck, than on the trailer.
     

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