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Features Coupe or Tudor ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by oldcarnut47, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. oldcarnut47
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    What would you rather own a 1940 Ford Tudor hot rod or 1936 Plymouth coupe hot rod ? Flat head V8 or flathead 6 if you had speed equipment for both .
     
  2. alchemy
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    '40 Ford all day, every day.
     
  3. chop&drop
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    For me the Tudor would be the obvious choice.
     
  4. 19Fordy
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    40 Ford is far superior to a 36 Plymouth. Much more desirable.
     

  5. The Plymouth is snazzy
    But c’mon!

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  6. scotts52
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    Plymouth coupe. Been wanting one for years
     
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  7. sloppy jalopies
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    henry tin every time... mopars made great taxi-cabs in the movies... sorry walter.
     
  8. stanlow69
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    Ya, Scan0565.jpg Coupes are for chickens.
     
  9. rockable
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    I vote for the Plymouth, especially if the 40 is a Deluxe..
     
  10. oldcarnut47
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    Hi, see you in Washington to, what part ?
     
  11. oldcarnut47
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  12. Neither. I'll have a '40 Ford coupe please.
     
  13. chevyfordman
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    I must admit that I'm a die hard 40 Ford guy too.
     
  14. oldcarnut47
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    No the 40 is s Tudor standard
     
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  15. stanlow69
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    Scan0349.jpg But tudors are for people who can`t find a good coupe.
     
  16. rockable
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    I'd still take the Plymouth, all things being equal, which they never are. Buy the one in the best shape.
     
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  17. Jax2A
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    40 Ford Tudor for me.
     
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  18. Stu D Baker
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    I would choose the 40 Ford Tudor.
     
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  19. Latigo
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    I’m happy with the ‘36 Plymouth. It was pretty far advanced mechanically for the time. Good styling and a roof line that looks like a mild chop if you squint your eyes a little. I still run the flat 6. Just can’t give it up. Sometime wish there was more room for the grandkids.
     
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  20. newredporch
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    Smart dollars are spent on a ford but the 36 plymouth is a good second choice. Coupes are always cool
     
  21. Other than personal taste or resale, think about parts. People always moan about parts availability, or lack of, for non-Fords.
    I'm sure that's at least partially valid.
     
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  22. lostone
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    Plymouth for me but I never did follow the crowd either......

    I prefer uniqueness to popularity.
     
  23. choptop40
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  24. oldcarnut47
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    Thank you all , great mixture of opinions, appreciate all of them . I have my 40 but am considering a trade for a 36 Plymouth coupe just cant decide to pull the trigger
     
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  25. vtx1800
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    Here's dad's 40 in about 1948 and yeah I'd like to have a 40 but I like coupes better:) Dad said it had too much power for the chassis:)
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  26. TagMan
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    Coupe over a sedan any day of the week!
     
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  27. partsdawg
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    Lostone nailed it as far as I’m concerned.
     
  28. Crocodile
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    I am biased, for sure, but I would step on a 36 Plymouth to get to the 40 Ford
     
  29. I’ll throw this wrench in the works. I have a project that is the worst of both these worlds, 1935 plymouth slant back two door coach. It has a great profile, looks naturally chopped, and nice swoopy 30s lines, nice headlights, looks good full fendered. The 40 ford looks great from the back, need to be convinced about the grille and headlights.
     
  30. gene-koning
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    By 1940, maybe Ford caught up with the better built and better engineered mid 30s Plymouths, maybe...
    The 40 Fords sure were not on par with the 40 Plymouths.

    Hands down, I'd prefer to take the Plymouth coupe, but at this point in my life, the condition of each car could play into it.

    Second thought:
    Nope, I'll take the Plymouth coupe. Gene
     
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