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Hot Rods If you had your choice 37 or 38 Chevy Coupe?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tracer55, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Karrera
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    37 has always been one of my favorites...
     
  2. 34Larry
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  3. I own a 38, so I choose 37, because I always want what I don't have...
     
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  4. dave plmley
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  5. No kidding, that looked like a decent body from the photos. I was looking for a 37, 38 coupe before I settled on my 41 p/u 25 years ago, but couldn't find one.
     
  6. nunattax
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    im in the 38 truck camp but I like both
     
  7. I love both years........but if I had to choose one...........nineteen thirty seven!
     
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  8. The37Kid
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    The 37 in my ID is for the Harley I was building when I joined the HAMB, but a '37 Chevy Coupe could find garage space here. Bob
     
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  9. dorf
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    37 is much better looking . and 38 was my first car ,20 bucks
     
  10. ...I've had several of both 37's & 38's,...had these two at one time...
    38 cpe 5-18-12 081.jpg 38 cpe 5-18-12 080.jpg 38 cpe 5-18-12 077.jpg
     
  11. 6inarow
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    I have had both. In my garage there is no question the 38 fits better
     
  12. 40FORDPU
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    No losers here, but I prefer the '37 because of the grille.
    '37-'38 Chevy's have been a favorite of mine for some time, never have owned one..yet.
     
  13. 37. Reason, family connection. My mother's first car in 1946, also a coupe. Still have the photos of it.
     
  14. 427 sleeper
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    37 for me. I think the grille and hood accents are extremely sleek. JMO
     
  15. tubman
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    I think the '38 is better because it is a regular "car grill". The hood covers the top of the grill, which is the way a late '30's car should look. The '37 grill that goes all the way up looks more like a radiator shell, which clashes with the late '30's theme of the car.

    I see someone made a reference to '35/'36 Fords. To me, the same logic applies here. The '35/'36 Fords are definitely "Art Deco" designs. The '36 grill fits the overall theme very well, while the '35 is a "throwback" to earlier radiator shells. I know a lot of folks like the older stuff better, but you really have to consider the overall theme of the styling of the automobile.
     
  16. lumpy 63
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    My 37 is back in the garage , front clip off awaiting its new 377 tunnel rammed sbc with metal sprayed fenderwells:cool:
     
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  17. mgtstumpy
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    It's like trying to pick your favourite child, impossible:D
     
  18. mr.chevrolet
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    isn't it obvious?
     
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  19. Baron
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    Another 37 fan here. One of my favorites.

    14724607_177775561917 x.jpg
     
  20. chevrod
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    37, this is my third one. Tried to get one of my old 37 back but the current owner didnt want to sell it so got this. 309.jpg
     
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  21. Nicholas Coe
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    37, 37, 37 all the way! My father's truck and my first ride in a Hotrod.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  22. Both are great looking cars. There's no way to make a wrong decision here.
     
  23. Super/Stock Poncho
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  24. chopped
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    I imagine the decision was made a couple years ago.
     
  25. chevrod
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    I think so too but these 37/38 Chevys have so good looking bodys . 311.jpg
     
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  26. poco
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    1938, grill and hood sides are better looking.
     
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  27. Mine now and 40 years ago. Like them both, '37 or '38.
     

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  28. uncleandy 65
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    Back in the early 80's I build a 38 Chevy coupe. During that time I had to buy up several other 37-38's for parts that were missing on mine. Nobody was repoping anything for that car. I ended up with a lot of extra parts so I started selling them at swap meets. So for me I still like the front end on the 38 over the 37
     
  29. slowmotion
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    '37 all day long. Iconic Chevy as there ever was.
     
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