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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by speedway, Nov 19, 2007.
anybody got any pictures of 37 desoto bumpers on a 39 or 40 ford?? thanks
do a search for 40LUV on here,,he's got a nice yellow 40 ford with 37 desoto bumpers,,,and 41 stude taillights...
Not sure if it is a '37 but it certainly was ribbed for my pleasure.
49 Plymouth samething
If you're looking for the 1949 Plymouth ribbed bumpers that look nice on a 40 Ford there's some on epay right now. They are steel and not the aluminum Brizio bumper.
Not even close.
Here ya go: 1937 Desoto bumpers on a coupe.
Never saw a 40 coupe with the chrome trim around the windshield. It's usually rubber from the factory. Wonder if that's off a convertible and it will fit the coupe? Any thoughts? Bumper looks like an alum. Brizio.
The aluminum bumpers are Briz, not Brizio. Totally different places.
On the '40, I think Roadstar made his own center bar to mimic a convert windshield. Definitely not a "bolt in".
The more I look at it I think he may have have somehow cut and welded in the entire windshield sheetmetal from a 40 convertible including the center bar.That would allow for the use of the stainless all around.
No it's not, not even close.
Yes, and I believe woodies are the same as well but it's been a few years and I'm foggy on the details. He did alot of neat stuff to that car.
Ironic thing is "doing that" makes the windshield and roof look taller.
I thought I'd post some more photos for those that might not have ever seen the car
That is one nice looking 40. Straight door handles and very nice striping.
Thanks for posting more pix.
The 49 Plymouth bumpers are 3 ribbed and huge compared to the 37 DeSoto bumpers. They also have been used on custom cars for decades and draw big money these days when found at swap meets, eBay, etc.
When Denise posted pictures of Roadstar's Coupe a few years back, that motivated my to get DeSoto bumpers for mine.
Here's a '40 with '49 Plymouth bumpers. Other than having ribs, they're very different from '37 DeSotos. An older guy once told me that they started using the Plymouth bumpers because they were easier to find than the DeSotos.
Does anyone have a rear picture of this '36? '37 DeSoto front & rear bumpers are different. The rear ones have a much more pronounced curve and most hot rodders would use the flatter front bumpers on both front & rear. This '36 used a rear DeSoto bumper on the back, but I don't have a picture. More trivia, it's very easy to spot a real DeSoto compared to a Briz (besides the aluminum finish). The real ones are also ribbed on the back side while the Briz ones are flat on the inside.
they sell them on www.thenightprowlers.com
how did he do the rear window trim?? no woodie or convert work there. would love to see a tech article on this.
Ah yes, the car that the folks at Rod and Custom must have lost the pics they took and wasted my time
The windshield was fabbed by adding metal to the center to mimic a convertable. It was peaked and flowed nicely into the roof and the cowl.
I then used chromed door edge guard that was almost idenical to the stainess used on the ragops to go around the pinchweld, and then set the windshield in from behind as the converts were done.
Thanks for posting the pics Denise.
My pleasure. I knew R&C wasn't gonna do it.
Your 40 still takes my breath away when I see it. I wish it never left the family. I think my Dad regrets selling it as well. His '48 is a pile of dog do-do compared to the '40. Oh well, live and learn.
Happy Thanksgiving bud!
Here are pictures of 1937 Desoto bumpers front and rear (in thier natural habitat) for you to compare!
You will also note that the bumper guards mounted behind the bumper unlike most other cars
That is one sweet 40 Great car
Anybody have a full set of 37 DeSoto bumper guards that they want to sell to me ?
Have a pair of guards if still interested??
I have a front 37 Desoto bumper for sale...
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