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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
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 175


    37 has always been one of my favorites...
  2. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,649


  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
    Joined: Oct 24, 2014
    Posts: 142

    dave plmley

  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
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,710

    from IRELAND

    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
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,405


    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
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,087

    from ohio

    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
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,326


    I have had both. In my garage there is no question the 38 fits better
  12. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,138

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    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
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
    Posts: 1,349

    427 sleeper

    37 for me. I think the grille and hood accents are extremely sleek. JMO
  15. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,852


    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
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,447

    lumpy 63

    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
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,922


    It's like trying to pick your favourite child, impossible:D
  18. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 7,838


    isn't it obvious?
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  19. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,570


    Another 37 fan here. One of my favorites.

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  20. chevrod
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 35

    from Finland

    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
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2020
  21. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
    Posts: 2,016

    Nicholas Coe

    37, 37, 37 all the way! My father's truck and my first ride in a Hotrod.

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  22. Both are great looking cars. There's no way to make a wrong decision here.
  23. Super/Stock Poncho
    Joined: May 11, 2009
    Posts: 93

    Super/Stock Poncho
    from Missouri

  24. chopped
    Joined: Dec 9, 2004
    Posts: 2,072


    I imagine the decision was made a couple years ago.
  25. chevrod
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 35

    from Finland

    I think so too but these 37/38 Chevys have so good looking bodys . 311.jpg
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  26. poco
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 545

    from oklahoma

    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
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
    Posts: 3,756

    uncleandy 65

    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
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,281


    '37 all day long. Iconic Chevy as there ever was.
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