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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ned Ludd, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. MrFire
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    Here is a new '32 Ford, from France. Check the fenders, bumper, wheels, and grill shell. Leave it to the French to screw up an already good thing!
     

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    Apart from the grille shell that is extremely cool. It's exactly the sort of thing I was looking for in this thread. I think it'd be brilliant with a stock Deuce shell.
     
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    unknown(?), probably German delivery van coachwork on a Model A chassis
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    interstingly CF Haux in Ulm still exists ...
     
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    Yeah, I'd roll out in that just the way it is. They don't all have to look like the iconic duece. Nice!

    Later, Kinky6 :cool:
     
  9. Regarding Spohn coach building, American service men in occupation after WWII brought American cars to Spohn and basically went through a portfolio of styling tricks choosing what they wanted done to their cars. Don't blame Spohn for the front end of the red car back a few posts; that is what the owner of the car wanted done.

    I own a '52 Spohn on 1940 Ford chassis meaning it was constructed by Spohn in 1952. The chassis is '40 Ford. I think the owner's front end choice was much more tasteful than the "red". Mine is 272" Y-block Ford powered installed soon after the build. If you are thinking you recognize the finned rear, Spohn paid their compliment to Harley Earl's '51 GM Le Sabre here.

    Spohn was a first-class builder of bodies since 1920 on chassis such as Maybach, Horch, BMW /Veritas and postwar did the Valkyrie cars for Brooks Stevens and many other chassis. They closed in 1957.
     

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    back before WW II:
    a German 1937 V8 bodied by the "Reichsfachschule für Karosseriebau", pictured at the Grossglockner road in the Alps
     

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    love it...looks like family to the 1939 Porsche Typ 64
     
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    yeah - I guess that's because both were build up for the Berlin - Rome race on the new Autobahn/Autostrada which never happened in the end?
    also shares some styling cues with the Buhne build Adler "Autobahn" Coupés
     
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    As far as I know, the J.B.Judkins Coachbuilding Co. of Massachusetts didn't make any Ford bodies but they did make them for Lincoln, (which was owned by Ford) from 1922 till the late thirties.
    Here's a 1938 Lincoln touring coupe they did. Notice the pillarless hardtop, suicide doors, no vent windows, one piece windshield, and dipping side window.
     

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  19. Ned Ludd
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    That is beautiful. I saw it on coachbuilt.com quite recently. I think it'd be nicer on an earlier Lincoln, though.
     
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    French Chapron body on a Model-T advert
    similar to the Montier Special Ford campaigned at the Le Mans 24h race
     

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    The Official Harley Earl Website has a trove of info on what once made the American auto industry shine so bright:

    www.carofthecentury.com
     
  22. '40 Ford ambulance /police van conversion. Coach builder unknown. Photos taken during 2004 HRM Power Tour on one of the stops.
     

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  23. This '40 Ford ambulance is by Siebert body company
     

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  24. Absolutely am in love with this '40 flower car conversion. First saw this exact vehicle on the Northwest side of Chicago around 1970 when it was for sale. Believe it is currently in Wisconsin.
     

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    I love this thread!
    Here's a 32 I just ran across in a mag. It was shown at Pebble Beach this year.
    Built in Canada, shipped to London and re-bodied by Carlton Carriage Co., a company known for Talbot & Bently custom bodies.
    I like the rear fender and trunk.
     

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  26. Ned Ludd
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  27. Ned,

    The second one is Bob Gregorie's last design for Edsel, who wanted to market a 2+2 style body. It's based on a '35 chassis (which eliminated the need to flip the rear half of the chassis like Gregorie did on the Model 40 speedster).

    All in all the car didn't go over that well, but it's still a handsome build!
     
  28. Ned Ludd
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    I actually like it more than the other two.
     
  29. Ran across this recently. Don't know if it has been previously posted or one like it.

    '37 Ford with body by Dutch Darrin ! The Darrin Dip is obvious. Wonder when Darrin did this car???
     

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    I just found this one, advertised for sale in Russia!
    Can it be a Gläser body?
    The listing price is high, 990.000 Rubel, but is a very rare car.
     

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