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  1. tinmann
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  4. 50Fraud
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    That ^^ '39 isn't my style, but it looks to be a nicely-built custom.
     
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    SOCAl34's post reminded me I had similar pictures.

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    Some that I run across while going through some old hot rod magazine's 20200223_000253.jpeg 20200223_004139.jpeg 20200223_004359.jpeg 20200223_004520.jpeg 20200222_171917-1.jpeg

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    The 39-40 has been my favorite automobile sense I built my first model in 1964. Had chance in HS to grab a 40 Deluxe coupe w/o engine-trans at the crazy high price of $75. My dad put a stop to it. Racing motorcycles kept my attention for 28 years and still had lots of 50’s-60’s cars. A few years ago I had the opportunity to get a 39 Deluxe from a friend. Never thought I’d get the chance to own a convertible version.
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    I believe someone asked about a 1940 Ford 3 window. Many have tried to make a '40 3 window and failed. I feel that whoever did this one created the best proportions I have seen. I believe it was featured in Street Rodder in October 2005.

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    ...and here are some renderings of a 1940 Ford 3 window as a custom.

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    Hot Rod Hoedown, 2010.
     
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    thank you so much for doing what I have thought about for yrs. I always thought the 40 top looked too bulky without 1/4 windows. I even bought some 46 1/4"s just in case I got crazy some day. thanks for bringing the vision to life.(beautiful car)….dan
     
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    I thank YOU for your kind words!
     
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    The 3 window looks outstanding, I might be getting a little picky here but it loses a few points with the one piece windshield IMHO.
     
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    I agree. It should have a 2-piece windshield with stainless trim.
     
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  23. It has been said that John Geraghty's car was on a custom built all tube chassis that was very light compared to stock, it made Johns' car a competitive racer. Anybody have pictures of the chassis?
    Geraghty’s car appears to be channeled and wearing a white Carson top, but the body is not sectioned. It appears that the front fenders are raised and the hood sectioned, but the rear fenders are stock.

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    I agree with what you've written about the body modifications, but I had never heard the tube chassis part. I believe the car was a very pretty metallic green, and here are some other pictures of it. I have no idea what became of the car; after an article in Hop Up circa 1953, I never saw it again.:

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  26. If you look at the door bottom you will see there is an addition to the body below the door itself covering the Frame. Hence, no channel but no frame showing and a flat floor. Good trick!
     
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    Where did you see pictures of Geraghty's interior and engine compartment? I don't think I've seen them.
     
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    Here's an early one not sure who it belonged to. FB_IMG_1582763139072.jpg
     
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  29. This is Earl Bruces' car at Valley Custom Shop on San Fernando rd in Burbank, their 2nd shop to get its' red paint job. There's a big lesson here, no one took their cars apart to paint them in the 50's
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