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Hot Rods Finished our 39 Standard

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by metalman, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,280


    Warning, this car is a little street roddy! Been building this 39 Ford for the last couple years, kinda proud how it turned out so thought I'd show it off a little. Story is we built this car to flip, I've learned even though I like a lot of us on here like traditional cars buyers at the price point we need expect a few things that lean more to the street rod side of the hobby. So, we tried to keep it as old school as we could style wise even though it has a Mustang II front, auto, PS, A/C, ect, you know, all the creature comfort a lot of folks like.
    A couple years ago Rodder's Journal featured a bronze with white interior 41 Pickup that I fell in love with. I was building my 40 pickup at the time, didn't want to copy the one in the magazine on my truck but I did use it for inspiration on this car. Took the magazine to the painter, he came up with this custom mixed bronze, has enough pearl/ metallic to really show off the curves (cleavage?) as the light hits it. Same with the interior, took the magazine to the upholster, told him to match the truck interior. Body and interior are all pretty much as Henry built it other then a shaved hood latch, extra tail light. No shaved handles, frenched license, all that B/S that seems to be normal on "street rods" these days. I personally love 39 Standards (actually, I perfer them to Deluxes), can't really improve on what Henry did with it IMHO!
    FWIW, it does have some hot rod in it. I had Doug Anderson (he built the motor for Bombshell Betty's Bonneville records) build me a stought 351 Windsor for it. Doug is amazing, in his 70's, still working every day, been drag racing Fords since the 50's, still races his 427 Comet. He's been our local Ford motor guru forever and didn't dissappoint me on this one. Let's just say it has no problem keeping up with traffic!
    So, there you go. What do you guys think. Did I build a street rod that would appeal to this tough traditional crowd?
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  3. Personally I like the car,the steering wheel is a little toward the street rod style but other than that it's a knock out IMHO. HRP
  4. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,538

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Looks nice to me!
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  5. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,511

    from KCMO

    I can dig it
  6. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,280


    Yeah, I hate the steering wheel. I thought it would be ok but after it was done I hate it, particularly while driving, I'm use to original wheels and this one feels like a toy in my hands. I have a nice Limeworks 39 style column and repop 39 banjo sitting here that's for a 32 I'm building, I almost stole it and put it in here. I'd have to if I was keeping it.
    This car might be headed out to your part of the country. I sold my 40 pickup to a gentleman in Bluffton(?) SC, he's made us a nice offer on this one to park next to the truck.
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  7. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,244


    Very nice work--looks great! Having seen your pickup, I'm sure that is a very well built car.
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  8. Yeah,Bluffton is in the low country of the state,good luck on the sale. HRP
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  9. real nice , i'd have a hard time selling that
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  10. Looks real good!
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  11. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 3,021

    The 39 guy

    Nice looking Sedan! I did a lot of work on my biddies 38 deluxe sedan a few years ago. I hated to give it back to him when it was finished.
  12. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,901

    dirty old man

    I like it, nice car. And I wouldn't call it street roddy in an overall appearance at all.
  13. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,722

    from Nebraska

    Good looking sedan -- turned out great!
  14. patterg2003
    Joined: Sep 21, 2014
    Posts: 690


    The car looks outstanding. Congratulations on getting it finished.
  15. That's a great looking car- drive the wheels off it and have some fun!

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  16. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,280


    I'll take that as a complement from you seeing as how I thought you would think I missed the boat by a year!;)
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  17. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,664


    Good lookn' ride. That color fits it just right.
  18. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,916


    Looks good to me.
  19. 3340
    Joined: Jun 4, 2010
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  20. gonzo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,796


    Perfect stance.

  21. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

  22. teejay99
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
    Posts: 356


    Nicely done , like the colour and the Ford motor rather than that other one . Nice interior too .
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  23. I have a soft spot for 38 deluxe,39 standard,that is one beautiful car,job well done.
  24. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,206

    1. 1940 Ford

    Very nice, love the subtle approach.
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  25. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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  26. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I really like the colour.
  27. SuperD-47
    Joined: Dec 11, 2016
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  28. rust&patina
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 499


    Very nice job . . .
  29. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,434

    Barn Hunter

    Great job. Beautiful car.

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