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My "new" 39 Ford Standard

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MattStrube, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. MattStrube
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 1,073


    Picked up a new car...gave it some new tires, and drove it 200 miles to that it could ride back home to Austin. The original owner who was 87, had this car for 40+ years before I got ahold of it. Should be a fun driver.
    We got a littl side tracked on the way there, and saw this awesome Rudi Truck.
    Once we arrived, the car needed a little attitude before I drove it all the way to Modesto from Santa Rosa. These skinny whites had to go.
    Luckily Sam brought some proper wheels and tires...
    I thought the tire wrench was sam's, and Bob made me give it back.
    Made the transaction
    And we were off...
    Took Grandma for a ride...this thing is 20 years younger than her. :)
    In the truck, on the road to Austin
  2. NICE! I love 39 standards, have a coupe myself! Congrats!!
  3. Green49Ford
    Joined: Jun 30, 2004
    Posts: 792


    Great car ... Fed-ex ships cars???
  4. KooDaddy
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 753

    from Wis.

    Wow, what a sweet ride. What other changes are in the future?
    Not many I hope its almost perfect. Enjoy

  5. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

    Another one of our treasures movin' to Tejas...the humanity!:rolleyes: (That's a really nice car, have fun.)
  6. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 3,015

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    Very nice. Great find, looks like it will be a lot of fun. Gary
  7. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
    Posts: 1,346

    Chuck R

  8. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,063


    WAY the hell cool.. wow
  9. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,393


    Its not just the cars,
    businesses and people are leaving California by the thousands
  10. mow too much
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 906

    mow too much

  11. That 39's a real beauty! Now I want to see the truck running around out on the lake!!
  12. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Great car!

    Californina has to make room for more illegals some how, hope they send some more cars and folks our way, maybe be we can shift our illegal immigration a little more westerly in their favor.
  13. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,315


    awesome car-lovin the black walls.
  14. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,698


    Don't do another thing to it. You are done. What a beautiful coupe. I just love the picture of the banjo peeking out of the rear as you are going down the road. Just perfect.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  15. Yes... Fed-Ex ships cars.

    A number of years ago (10?) they bought "Passport Transport" one of the best classic auto shipping companies, based out of Missouri.

    I've shipped a number of cars with them before/after they became Fed-Ex and I highly recommend them.

    Pretty much the same cost as the cheap guys (my company just moved me and their open carier quote was higher than Fed-Ex!) and you get enclosed shipping by people who specialize in a lot of valuable collector cars.

  16. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,461


    Hope you don't mind, but that's my new desktop!
  17. Rozzi
    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
    Posts: 157


    X2. Perfect choice of rim/tire combo. Well done!!
  18. Gorgeous car.

    Good choice on the wheels & tires.

  19. j ripper
    Joined: Aug 2, 2006
    Posts: 719

    j ripper
    from napa ca.

    thank you for not putting whites on it.. neat car.
  20. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,431

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    The quotes around "new" in your thread title threw me, man. That thing is new "quotes" needed. Beautiful car.

    Nice to see the smiles on both buyer and seller. Nice documentation of the adventure. Grandma remembers when all the rides were like this....I know this Grandpa does!
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 1,527


    i love those 39's
  22. michael_cini
    Joined: Jun 5, 2008
    Posts: 105


    wow, congrats. beautiful ride!
  23. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Love your new car. I just got the '38 Deluxe that Harrison here on the HAMB once had. As you probably know a '38 Deluxe and a '39 Standard are virtually the same. It went from Harrison to Fuelppump and then to me. I had to part with a '32 5w to get it but since finding a "no run" problem and fixing it I'm having a ball driving it around.

  24. I love Harrison's old car. Thats pretty much how I want my 39 standard coupe to sit.
    Congrats on your purchase, too!
  25. Alienbaby17
    Joined: Sep 13, 2005
    Posts: 918


    That is one freaking beautiful car! Wow! I would love to find a nice coupe like that someday. For now I'll be content with my sedan though.
    Congratulations- enjoy it!

    PS- be ready to have to try to convince a lot of people that it's a '39 not a '38. I get people telling me, "Nice '38" all the time. Some absolutely refuse to believe it's a '39.:rolleyes:

  26. MattStrube
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 1,073


    Thanks for all the kind words, I have pleny of work to do fellas.

    1. Add a carb or convert to a 4 bbl
    2. New front reverssed eye spring (it sits just right because the spring is essentially flat) dropped axle. and steering arms.
    3. rebuild the shifter.
    4. interior refresh. the seat is a bit worn out, and I'd like to have the dash and window moldings done in woodgrain.
    5. better cooling system; either replace the crappy electric with a better one, or go mechanical, and flush out the system.
    6. find out why it only puts 12v to the battery, and 14v to the battery when you rev it up. I think a new alternator is in order...and a rewire. it's like a rat's nest under the dash
    7. drive it.
  27. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Really Beautiful car. Love it just like it is but the plans sound like a step up if that possible.
  28. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 20,939


    Wow, great car.
  29. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,269


    That's a beauty!!!!
    '38's and 9's have been "growing" on me lately........
  30. LUX BLUE
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 4,407

    Alliance Vendor
    from AUSTIN,TX

    -on the alternator- if it is a 1 wire, some of them do that intentionally. keeps You from theory, anyway.

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