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Features The Menges Twins 1937 Ford

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Menges Twins 1937 Ford

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    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
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  2. GordonC
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    Nice looking ride!
     
  3. Sculptive Design Co.
    Joined: Jul 23, 2018
    Posts: 75

    Sculptive Design Co.
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    I'm surprised we don't see more 37's and 38's around. They have similar design DNA as the 36 and 39/40 mixed. Growing up with an uncle with a 37 Fordor slant-back always though of them being almost modern with simple grill lines and those peaked creases on the top of the fenders. OH YEAH!
     
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  4. flatford39
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    It needs a fog light right in the center of the grille down by the bumper....no??
     
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  5. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    from Zoar, Ohio

    I love the custom style these guy use.
    Definitely not a Facebook fan.
    But did find these shots.

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    Someone copied my 37 color here.
    I’ve seen quite a few 37’s that pissy yellow since I changed my color to that original 36 color many years ago.

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  6. Un Fu**ing Beautiful
     
  7. Actually, Scott & Peter Menges moved their shop ~266 miles south to Atascadero:

    Santa Rosa to Atascadero.JPG Menges Twins Speed Shop logo.jpg
     
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  8. BrerHair
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    Tail-draggin' Tough!

    Yea, if you want to know what's going on in the California hot rod/custom scene, just ask Todd!
     
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  9. With apologies to @Petejoe, here's the construction pics straight from Scott Menges' August 2018 Facebook timeline:

    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - Construction (1).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - Construction (2).jpg

    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - Construction (3).jpg

    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - Construction (9).jpg
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    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - Construction (11).jpg
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    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - Construction (13).jpg
     
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  10. Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    dirt tracks = not many left
     
  11. Jarek Thompson
    Joined: Oct 9, 2018
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    That’s Micah Hope’s car now. He traded his Merc to the twins
     
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  12. Sculptive Design Co.
    Joined: Jul 23, 2018
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    Ohhh, that makes sense. Wonder why just those years? (Not a dirt track follower.)
     
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  13. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    I come across and follow them on Instagram. They seem to build some very nice rides, in what seems like a short amount of time. They use @Mengestwinspeedshop on Instagram.
     
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  14. You guys should see the ‘41? Dodge coupe they built. Flawless.


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  15. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
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    Those guys really love building customs...
     
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  16. Deadender60
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    "With the loss of shows and most general social gatherings, that hyper speed of propagation is lost as well."

    Here in the West Coast the loss of shows has become the rise of cruising. Way more people are hitting the boulevard and backroads driving their customs, hot rods & lowriders (lowriding seems to have gone back to it's roots!) Which honestly I personally enjoy way more. We traveled and had a booth almost every weekend the last few years so it's a little nice to just hop in our classic cars and cruise (all while documenting it) instead of loading up the van from show to show.

    And like a couple have said the Menges Twins are located on the Central Coast not Norhtern California.
     
  17. Some more pics of the "Hope Family 1937 Ford Custom" at the @Mengestwinspeedshop in Atascadero, CA:

    Hope  Family 1937 Ford Custom (1).JPG
    Hope  Family 1937 Ford Custom (2).JPG
    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's June 20th 2019 Instagram feed

    Hope  Family 1937 Ford Custom (3).JPG
    image from the mengestwinspeedshop's June 28th 2019 Instagram feed

    Hope  Family 1937 Ford Custom (4).JPG
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    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's July 12th 2019 Instagram feed

    Loaded up & heading north for the "swap" with Micah Hope:

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    Hope  Family 1937 Ford Custom (10).JPG
    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's July 12th 2019 Instagram feed
     
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  18. a few years ago there was a thread about a kustom 38 standard https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...938-ford-coupe-henry-should-have-made.982877/ I fell in love with the lines and flow of that car. I have a sweet spot for all 37-40 fords but IMO the 37/38 standard coupe look the best kustomized, the strait horizontal lines of the grille and hood sides tie it all in for me. 39 and 40 was good the way they were. This is a beautiful car, definitely one of the bucket list rides...
     
  19. Here's what the @Mengestwinspeedshop started out with:

    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2018-07-03 (1).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2018-07-03 (2).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2018-07-03 (3).jpg
    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's July 3rd 2018 Instagram feed
     
  20. Some more pics of the @Mengestwinspeedshop '37 Ford:

    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-02-28 (1).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-02-28 (2).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-02-28 (3).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-02-28 (4).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-02-28 (5).jpg
    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's February 28th 2019 Instagram feed


    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-01 (1).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-01 (2).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-01 (3).jpg
    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's March 1st 2019 Instagram feed


    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-03 (1).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-03 (2).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-03 (3).jpg
    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's March 3rd 2019 Instagram feed


    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-04 (1).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-04 (3).jpg
    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's March 4th 2019 Instagram feed


    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-05 (1).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-05 (2).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-05 (3).jpg
    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's March 5th 2019 Instagram feed


    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-07 (1).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-07 (2).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-07 (3).jpg
    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's March 7th 2019 Instagram feed


    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-03-15.jpg
    image from the mengestwinspeedshop's March 15th 2019 Instagram feed


    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-04-06 (1).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-04-06 (2).jpg
    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's April 6th 2019 Instagram feed


    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-05-18 (1).jpg
    Menges Twins Speed Shop - '37 Ford - 2019-05-18 (2).jpg
    images from the mengestwinspeedshop's May 18th 2019 Instagram feed
     
  21. We don't see them because Danny Brent built all of them in the 80s and 90s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  22. Ryan
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    Interior is perfect.
     
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  23. choptop40
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    That shifter is the the best...remember a friend had one similar in a bench seat 4 speed 57 chevy
     
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  24. Stogy
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    Very nice Custom...that Hardtop style of Custom roofline favours many of the Fat Fendered crowd...Thanks to all for sharing the Pics and info...
     
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  25. Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    37/38 never seemed to be in fashion until the last 20 years and even then you don’t really see many. Lots of people still think they are un attractive, not me however.

    any how they tended to be regulars in the dirt for that reason is what I’ve gathered
     
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  26. Used Up Junk
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    We had the pleasure of meeting the Twins at the Sacramento Autorama a few years ago when they were still showing their Dodge in unfinished condition. They’re hardworking humble guys with a ton of talent. It still amazes me how fast they work while also keeping the quality really high.
     
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  27. v8flat44
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    Samoooooothe !!!
     
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  28. MUNDSTER
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