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Need your opinions here : 39 for a 29

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by olskool34, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. O.Hove
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 771

    Member Emeritus
    from S.D.

    In 1929 coupes of this type ,178,982 were made
    In 1939 38,197 standard coupes were made.The 39 comes with a v-8,duel wipers and
    hydrulic brakes, and spare tire in the trunk
  2. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    A drive in the '39 will convince you that you will be a fool if you don't trade. Nice lookng A but no way a comparible car to the '39. More room, better ride, v8, hydraulic brakes..............I'll stop but for goodness sakes...........TRADE!!!!:cool::D

  3. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,458


    The car was originally a v-8 60, the 60 is still around just swapped for the bigger v-8 because the guy wanted more power. I drove the car and it drove very well, had lots of power and the brakes were spot on. It does have a little putty in it but it is very mininal. Basically the back tail pan. Doors were clean, lined up perfect and shut perfect. I have to decide by tomorrow morning so I got a long night ahead of me.
  4. edljames
    Joined: May 2, 2008
    Posts: 232

    from OK

    39 - and I like them both - sounds like a good swap for both of you.
  5. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,946


    Both cars look GREAT, I think this is a great swap. The '39 is a standard, don't know what is involved cost wise is swapping out for a Deluxe grille, hood and fenders, if in fact you like the Deluxe look. That '29 sits real nice.
  6. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,458


    I actually like the standards better than the deluxe so that is no issue. This car has a radio and heater which is weird for being a standard v8-60. What to do, what to do...........................
  7. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,558

    39 Ford

    Trade you will be very happy with the results.
  8. Do what makes you happy. Good fair trade, if anything I would say the 39 is worth more.
  9. Heck what a position to be in, I want both thanks, but the '39 seems to be an excellent choice,so go with the '39.
  10. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


    I'd keep the A but I'm a big fan of those.
    This thread does make your signature kinda ironic though.:D
  11. I like the 39, but you're the guy behind the wheel.
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,121


    I'd love to own THAT A-Bone just the way it sits. I couldn't do that swap. DD
  13. 39 All Ford
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 1,531

    39 All Ford
    from Benton AR

    Let me think......

    ummm, I say the 39, but I have some bias.... :D
  14. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,681


    I'd be guessing your A is worth maybe about $7500 to maybe $10K depending on how good it really is.

    I would have thought the 39 would bring more then that but arent up to speed with their values.

    Perhaps that helps, perhaps not. :)
    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,215


    take the 39, its a nice car and a good trade
  16. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,553


    I like your A, but the 39 would be my choice. Good luck with your decision. :)
  17. Got the wife a 39 Standard Coupe a few years ago because she wanted a "round red car". I prefer driving it with SBC, auto trans, power steering, brakes and A/C to my 32 Hot Rod with a blower motor. Buuuuuuut the 32 gets more looks on the road. A real dilema. I'd recommend you take the 39 for all the reasons cited previously.

    Last edited: Sep 4, 2010
  18. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 2,040


    Seems a pretty straight trade to me. With them both in such the same condition, Id think to myself......what is my dream car and why. then Id pick the one that is closest to that thought.

    Its obivisouly neither of them are your dream car or you wouldnt even be asking us our opnions, so pick which is closest to you what you really want out of a car for this life. They both look good and Id personally go with the Model A, but thats just me..... you gotta pick for YOU.
  19. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,237

    Jeff Norwell
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  20. mx6262
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 375


    You know how hard it will be to replace the "A"

    I would keep that in mind on the trade.....:cool:

    The 39 is a great car.....where do you want to end up???;)

    have FUN!!!!
  21. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,340


    I've owned a Model A coupe and a '39 Standard coupe. I wish I still had the '39 Standard. So I'd say "trade!"
  22. 41woodie
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,091


    I've had a 29 Model A Sedan Delivery and a '39 Standard Coupe. It ain't even a contest, take the 39 and say "thank you very much".
  23. seventhirteen
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 721

    from dago, ca

  24. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 856


    The back tailpan .. a.k.a. "tool compartment".. is a common problem on these cars but is a relatively easy fix. Drake sells a good one. I've built two '39's, a Deluxe coupe and a Standard 2-dr. sedan so you know what my choice would be! ;)

    The Deluxe and Standard cowls are different - the Deluxe sheet metal will not bolt on to a Standard. That's not to say it can't be done - I saw a primered '39 Ford pickup at Goodguys a few years ago that had a '39 Standard passenger car front end grafted onto it. It looked like something the factory should have done.
  25. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,946


    THANK YOU! That is a great piece of info, was this the first year Ford used different cowl sections for Standard vs Deluxe models? :)
  26. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    Another vote for the 39---I'm biased.
  27. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,040

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Only because you asked..'39 would be my choice. Whichever way you decide, make the decision for your reasons.
  28. TREE
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 439

    from Piqua,OH

    Exactly...both cars are very cool, but for different reasons.
    Which one do you like better?

    If it were me, I'd keep the A and try to buy the '39..:)
  29. grapp
    Joined: Aug 16, 2008
    Posts: 457


    Well, being I'm 6'2, and had a bone stock 29 roadster that I restored and was really uncomfortable in I'd say go for the 39 driveabilty wise its a no brainer. But I gotta tell you I do miss my roadster, it was a fun car to drive if no one else was on the road to aggravate me! lol
  30. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,417

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Do the swap.

    That looks like a great deal and if you like the 39 there is no real question is there.

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