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Hot Rods What's it worth?? 1938 Ford standard sedan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scrap metal 48, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,357


    If it makes you feel any better, I bought an all original 37 v8 85hp and I paid a lot more than you did. Enjoy! 37GH.jpg
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  2. Congratulations,glad to hear you will be the new owner. HRP
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  3. alpo
    Joined: May 7, 2011
    Posts: 687

    1. 34 Fords
    2. Mississippi Hambers

    That's great. Definately a good buy. Congrats.
  4. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,873

    scrap metal 48

    38 sedan home 001.JPG 38 sedan home 003.JPG 38 sedan home 006.JPG Well it's finally home.. I wouldn't want to go it again.. Here are some pics of it's getting it out of it's 52 year resting place...
  5. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,873

    scrap metal 48

    38 sedan home 014.JPG 38 sedan home 030.JPG 38 sedan home 023.JPG Here are some more on it's way home and at home...--clic-- pic for larger image...
  6. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,873

    scrap metal 48

    I'll take some more pics after I clean it up a bit...
  7. She's a beaut Clark!

    The thing is, right now it doesn't matter what it cost, you've got a grin on your face, it's in your driveway, and it looks to be in great condition.
    Nice time capsule.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2015
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  8. rockfish
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 445


    It's been 5 minutes. Got it cleaned up yet? Looks like you did well on that with the price. I've always been a fan of the '37and '38 Fords. I came home from the hospital in my dad's '38 Deluxe coupe back in '65. I wish we still had that car.
  9. Thanks for posting the photo's,and again congratulations. HRP
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  10. Big Al
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,407

    Big Al

    Good find, cool old sedan.
  11. Uncle Bob
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,104

    Uncle Bob
    from Salado, Tx
    1. Northwest HAMBers

  12. It looks even better now that it's out of hibernation and sitting in front of your garage. It looks happy to have a new home.:D
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  13. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,798

    Jalopy Joker

    chop, channel, section, lower, add big block with blower or?
  14. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,873

    scrap metal 48

    It will have to just sit for awhile until I finish the coupe but it will eventually get the hot rod treatment.. Dropped, big and littles, new motivation and whatever...
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  15. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,060

    from Berry, AL

    Congrats! Looks like a great start to whatever you want it to be!
  16. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,296

    Gary Addcox

    Cool story. I came home from the horsepital in '47 in my Dad's '37 Humpback 4-dr. So I bought a '37 4-dr which I drove for 10 years. My wife is still pissed at me for selling it to a friend. I see it in the neighborhood, and still love it.
  17. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,296

    Gary Addcox

    Hey, Dayton. Love your latest acquisition. My '37 was built with a 350, turbo 350, and a 9" Ford rear. There is a radiator-lowering kit that allows you to keep the stock firewall, straighten out the radiator angle somewhat, and also allow the use of a waterpump fan with shroud. It ran really cool, and the best thing was NO FIREWALL SETBACK.
  18. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 3,885


    Congratulations on your new purchase - it looks like you'll have no buyer's remorse with it.
    I see it's already been rodded - I see it's got a 39 taillight!!! If you swap the flat rear tyre for one of the front ones, it'll even have some rake.
    Great looking basis of a hot rod sedan. I'm really looking forward to seeing this move forward (after you've finished your current project). I suggest a 2.5" chop.
    Thanks for sharing your quest and showing us your new toy.
  19. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,873

    scrap metal 48

    wax on 001.JPG wax on 004.JPG wax on 005.JPG It's not perfect but looks a little better with 52 years of filth and grit wash off...--clic on pic--
  20. It looks fantastic,love to old paint and blemishes,,,it's a honest survivor. HRP
  21. Blase
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 80


    Awesome! Get it running, put new tires, service the brakes and drive it. Love the way it looks. No amount of $$ can buy time.
  22. we go with the most commonly asked question on the HAMB.
    Does anyone think it out for themselves any more.?
  23. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,094


    No, it has a 38 taillight, that's what they came with.Very cool car.
  24. Very cool..........
  25. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,385

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Missed a spot................................:D..Looks real good...
  26. aerocolor
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,150

    from dayton

    I can`t believe you actually washed one of your cars...
    You sure it wasn`t the rain?
  27. jim galli
    Joined: Sep 28, 2009
    Posts: 381

    jim galli

    A V8-60 with a set of Red's Headers and Smithies makes a really REALLY pretty sound. They drive similar to other things that age . . until you get to 45 mph or so, and then it's pretty much finished. I drug a '38 standard coupe out of 51 year hibernation last year this time.
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  28. What a cool car, You should be proud. I wish I cleaned up that good. ;)
  29. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,437


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