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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
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,544


    its always the weird ugly customs that survive
  2. wheeler.t
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 282


    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 ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    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
    Joined: Jun 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,274

    George G

  7. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    let it tumble down a river bank,let someone else find it..........:)
  8. Yeh, cmon..
  9. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,293


    Which part of that front end is the full-custom part?

    I only see the mis-matched and oddly proportioned part.
  10. burnin53
    Joined: Mar 22, 2009
    Posts: 596

    from cuba,n.y.

    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
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,000

    40 & 61 Fords

    Come on guys, even some as lucky as Chris can't score a winner ALL the time!!! :)
  13. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,660


    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
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 560

    Topless Ford

  16. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    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


  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
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 176


    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
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,308


    It's cool. Get rid of the upper grille opening and it will be WAY cool.
  21. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    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
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
    Posts: 408


    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!
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,744


    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
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
    Posts: 408


    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
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    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
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 427

    B Bay Barn

    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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