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Hot Rods The car I've been looking for my entire life! Well, 20+ years anyway. 1939 Deluxe Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mctim64, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. When I was in high school I fell in love with the 40 Ford pickup. There was one for sale in the next town over from mine for $2500 but try as I may I just couldn't raise the money in time and it was sold to someone other than me. Over the years my desire changed a bit to 40 Standard coupe and then settled in on 39 Deluxe. There's just somethings on the 39 I prefer to the 40. I've seen a few for sale over the years but just never found the right one for the right price or in the right condition.
    About two months ago Elwood came to my shop with a 8BA Flathead he wanted some work done on and as usual we started talking cars. He has a 53 Mercury like mine and a few other but when he started to tell me about his 39 Coupe I got all warm and fuzzy inside. I told him if he ever wanted to sell to give me a call. He told me "my wife won't ever let me sell the 39, it's her favorite." Flash forward a month and a half when I get a call from Elwood telling me his 39 has developed a bit of a knock. he talks about what needs to be done to it and I say "sell it to me and you don't have to worry about it." He says to his wife "honey, can we sell the 39 to Tim? She's nodding yes Tim"
    So I go south with a bunch of cash and now I finally after all these years have my 39 Deluxe Coupe. Better than a new car off the showroom floor. The knock? Engine sounds like most flatheads and runs fine. I will however be installing the 276ci Flatty that came out of my 27 T in the up comming months. Dreams do come true if you wait long enough.
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    The under side looks as good as the top too!
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    276 Flathead to power the car soon.
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  2. WOW, that car is gorgeous and in fantastic condition. Very nice.

    I do spy what looks like a Carter electric fuel pump. I have had a couple and I have always found them very loud. I am guessing/hoping it is just for priming and not constant use.
     
  3. Stooge
    Joined: Sep 9, 2015
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    Beautiful car and looks real tidy too! Not many better looking cars than '39/'40 fords, enjoy it!
     
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  4. Baumi
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    Tim, life could be way worse, right? Congrats, that is a beautiful 39! The build quality looks to be outstanding!
     
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  5. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    from Burton, MI

    OOOF! That's a nice one!
     
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  6. catdad49
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  7. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
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    That is a CLEAN car. I can see why you are happy to get it. Enjoy it!
     
  8. ronzmtrwrx
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
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    Man, that’s a good lookin car. Good on you!
     
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  9. 41 GMC K-18
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    Patience is indeed a virtue, and your patience has been rewarded!
    " Money has no value unless it's spent "
    As the magnificent photographs indicate, you have spent your money very well !
     
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  10. LOU WELLS
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    Well Worth The Wait Sir....Just Gorgeous.....
     
  11. Great story and beautiful '39. You did good..........Don.
     
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  12. deucetruck
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    Congrats!! Beautiful car. That underside is amazing - so clean.
     
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  13. 2935ford
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    Holy smokes! That thing is drop dead!
    Congrats! :)
     
  14. 1934coupe
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    That's a beautiful car! Good luck.

    Pat
     
  15. Weedburner 40
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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    That is a great looking 39. You have done well.
     
  16. 40ragtopdown
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    Good looking 39 enjoy.
     
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  17. i.rant
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    Congrats, beautiful coupe you have there proving dreams can come true. Enjoy!
     
  18. wicarnut
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    Congrats ! Enjoy ! Nice !
     
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  19. Moriarity
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    Man oh man... what a wonderful car!!!!
     
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  20. belair
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    Very nice. Is it black or dark green? What are those wheels? Sort of look like artillery wheels, never seen them chromed. Good for you.
     
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  21. Roothawg
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    What’s great car.
     
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  22. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    Congratulations..it's a beauty!
     
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  23. AVater
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    Stunning car and well with the wait. Enjoy!
     
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  24. 210superair
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    Beautiful. Flathead looks awesome.
     
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  25. arkiehotrods
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    Wow! That's a beaut for sure!
     
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  26. Blue One
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    Congratulations Tim, you’re going to have to build a big storage garage to park your fleet in soon. :cool:
     
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  27. Double wow!. That sucka is perfect. The 39 DeLuxe has always been my second favorite car.
     
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  28. olscrounger
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    Wow--that's a beauty!!
     
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  29. typo41
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
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    Great car, but for now Chick and I will stick with 40 trucks, cause that is all we can afford. Are you sure you don't have printing press in the back of the shop?? Lol
     
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  30. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    Wow, what a gorgeous car! Congratulations Tim. Good things come to those who wait.
     
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