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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 50Fraud, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. 40ragtopdown
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    Here's a 39 from last year's Chopper's show. 20190413_091519.jpg 20190413_091556.jpg 20190413_091536.jpg
     
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  3. 50Fraud
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    I think this car is very reminiscent of the red car in post #45, except without the skirts. I think this is a really good looking '39!

    I think the color suits the car particularly well. I'd rather see it with earlier-style hubcaps, though.
     
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  4. 50Fraud
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    A few days ago, I saw a picture of this '39 that showed its grille more clearly. It looks to be a very interesting car, with some very un-typical body modifications, and I'd like to post that other picture. It's also a front 3/4, but showing a bit more of the front than this picture does. Can anybody help?
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    Thank you very much!
     
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  6. Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

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  8. goldmountain
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    Here it is again. I know nothing about this car, just took a picture. IMG_1309.JPG
     
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  10. Do you think it safe to say there isn't a Flat Head under that hood. I'm thinking lack of air flow and in stock form they had heat issues.
     
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  11. 50Fraud
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    I think you're right. Notice that behind the bumper, there are some slats that look like the remains of a stock '39 or '40 grille. So the radiator isn't quite as blocked off as it appears at first glance.
     
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  12. goldmountain
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    Think that it's a flathead because there is a 1952 safety sticker on that chopped windshield. This car was built a long time ago.

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  13. Are there photos of it back in 52 with that front end treatment? I almost said Grill treatment but actually there is no Grill treatment. One could convince himself there is an of all things Electric Fan mounted on front of the Rad. I could understand that. It's still missing 2/3rds of it's incoming air flow.
     
  14. goldmountain
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    If there was a cooling problem, they have had about 66 years to fix it with a bigger grille opening. When I was leaving Victoria to get on the ferry, so was this car, and it wasn't on a trailer.

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  15. Chopt 34
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    image.jpeg image-18.jpeg image-17.jpeg image-19.jpeg image-16.jpeg Here are some photos of my 40 and build photos from 49-50. The last one is a screen capture of the 40 from Rebel Without a Cause. The original builder Larry Nicklin, attended Art Center after finishing this custom.
    Over 60 years after Larry sold this car, I was able to track him down and gave him a ride in the car that influenced his career as a car designer, it was a thrill for both of us. Before I left, he presented me with a photo album of build photos. That is how I am able to share these images.

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  16. Chopt 34
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    I think a couple inch section on the Ford and Mercury hood make a big difference in the front and side proportions. 2020-02-15-00-50-55.jpg
     
  17. goldmountain
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    Here is another good looking skinny hood convertible. Scan-200216-0001.jpg
     
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  20. Chopt 34
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  21. ohhh soo many beautiful custom 40s!
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  22. In the 50's the 46/48 Bumpers made the cars bigger, heavier and lower, more "Custom" looking, De Soto, 41 Ford and 46/48 Ford, and 47 Olds bumpers all did the trick. It was a trend like shortening bumper brackets to "Tuck in" bumpers is now 37 De Soto bumpers and gravel pans I made for my 1st "Custom" tub
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    I dislike tucked in bumpers, I prefer stock brackets with gravel pans
     
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    Continued....
    Eddie Duhon's '39 Ford 4-door convert
    Chopped '39 convert with blanked out grill.
    The chopped and channeled '40 Merc.convert belonged to Bob Davenport. 20200216_212403.jpeg 20200216_212435.jpeg

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  26. 40ragtopdown
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  28. Chopt 34
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    Those two old weathered customs are not mine, wouldn't they be great! I understand the convertible is at Rob Ida's shop now.
     
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  29. Marty Mores 40 home built by him, chopped, perfect stance and black a really great 40 from Rik Hoving. [​IMG]
     
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