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Diggin' a 36 Humpback...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,258

    Staff Member

    Excuse the hiccup: This post is actually from jive-bomber, but due to some technical issues this morning my user account is getting the credit.


    I'm not usually one to talk about cars on our classifieds page, but I couldn't help but take notice of a certain body style that I never would have considered: Thee Inland Emperor Chris listed Len's 1936 Ford Humpback sedan. For closed 36's, I... <BR><BR>To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
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  2. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,972


    I don't think you could go wrong with any 36!!!! That's a nice car!
  3. Crankhole
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,626


    I agree. Any '36 would work for me. Rad car!
  4. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    Works for me,tastefully done.

  5. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Ford called these Tudor Touring Sedans to go with their brothers the Fordor Touring Sedans.
  6. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,271


    I get that dizzy sensation from this ride at first glance, the unusual, "bustle back" is very charming and unique to me. Everything about this car is surely a lesson in tasty restraint, not an easy task for builds, people try to do to much sometimes and miss the boat. Thanx for highlighting this sweet 36 fFord. ~sololobo~
  7. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    I almost offer him a '33 3window for it I liked it so much!!! Those back seats are looking better and better now that I have a boy! Those Inland Emperor fellers have impeccable taste (in cars, other wise they're kind of gross :D) and this car is a perfect example. That engine bay is all types of rad.
  8. I've been diggin' on that car since it first appeared in the classifieds.

    If I wasn't about to get started on the deuce, I'd be all over that car!
  9. yule16met
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 623


    Have you ever known him to have anything that wasnt really cool?
  10. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

    Beautiful car, very nicely done.
  11. I looked at it several times. The car has a regal and sophisticated air to it. Very nice, very nice. And a 21-stud to boot. :cool:
  12. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,818


    Having seen it in person, that is one sweet ride.
    Taken at the East-West No overheads run last fall.
  13. 51farmtruck
    Joined: Jul 23, 2007
    Posts: 884


    I know my dad and I drooled over it anytime we saw it. Its an incredible car in person. We were sad to see len put it up for sale. It was worth every penny he got for it. Sam
  14. Like you I am more of a coupe type of a guy, but there has always been something about a bustle trunk that does it for me. I always makes me thing I should own a tommy gun and one of those hats.

    That is a real nice sedan hope it went to a good home.
  15. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    36 Touring sedan. I had one 30 years ago with a 55 265 and an adapter.

    Believe it or not there is a hell of a lot of room under that trunk lid. We could get a good sized cooler in there and everything for a weekend rod run for 2 adults and a toddler. We used a crib mattress on the rear seat to give my son a comfy place for a nap and no danger of a mishap. It fit snuggly from the rear seat back rest to the rear of the front seats. He could flop all over the place and not get hurt. He had his own padded room.:D

    Lots of good memories in that car.
  16. 36tbird
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,107


    The trunks are indeed deceptively big. I put 16 plow discs in mine once. Why you ask? Well, we used them as bases for the signs that showed the different classes for the Texas Early Ford V-8 Tour we hosted a couple of years back. Add the benefits of the leg room in the back seat and that was one comfortable car.
  17. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,261

    from nor cal

    Well, I'm going to have to take the other side on this. It's a nice car, but the hump/bustle back have never interested me.
  18. WOW! Thanks for the responce guys! Len took a nice older resto on a less then common body style and made it a super nice looking car that really goes down the road! He is selling it to get a car he has always wanted...more on that later :D

    Car sold a few days ago, going to Austalia!
  19. LEMMING249
    Joined: Sep 2, 2008
    Posts: 140


    Personal's a great little Humpy!
  20. I want to see what he is buying!
  21. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Maybe he's buying one of Chris' projects (RR) that he doesn't need anymore.:D
  22. This Len character sounds to tasteful for that.

  23. Lenny can't afford my shit

  24. ...And yes, most eveyone is
  25. flathead A
    Joined: Mar 11, 2006
    Posts: 197

    flathead A
    from michigan

    I think it's a great looking car.I've had my eye on a 38 that looks a lot like it,a few differences( trunk lid, head lights ,hood but same body lines)all I need to do is come up with the right amount of money.
  26. lazyv8
    Joined: May 24, 2004
    Posts: 577


    always loved 36 tudor trunkbacks!! and loved this one since the first time i saw a picture of it.. and jay..those are not chromed artillery wheels they are fords ascesory "spider hubcaps" they are actually stainless,unlike the stock caps that stop shy of the webbed part of the wide five wheel the spiders cover the whole web and all.. then you run a trim produced them from 36-39 .
  27. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,221


    in 1975 I flipped a rusty complete 36 humpback conv sedan to earn the last $500 I needed for my first house down payment. I thought it was very cool as it had the Pines trim on the nose and a smooth hood ornament. Never owned a 36 since then...

    I can still recall a rod magazine calling any 36 Ford an "ugly duckling" back then. WTH
  28. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,196

    from Chicago

    I've been eyeing it as well. Super nice car. I wish we had kept our tudor slantback.
  29. muddman355
    Joined: Nov 7, 2010
    Posts: 14

    from sydney

    Hi guys,
    Just like to say what a great article,makes me feel priveledged to say the car is coming down under to Oz, as I'm the new owner of this fine car. Len has done well with this car, hope I can continue to keep up it's fine appearance! Plenty of miles will be done with the car and my family, always been a 32 man but I too fell in love with this car. Anyhow thanks again chris and Len. Glad I became a member of H.A.M.B.
    Cheers from down under
  30. Dago 88
    Joined: Mar 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,197

    Dago 88

    Congrats on the '36, looks like a great car. Where in Sydney are you ?
    Cheers Dago.

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