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What's your flavor: The '39 or the '40 DeLuxe?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. DirtyJoe
    Joined: Dec 1, 2011
    Posts: 257


    I gotta go with the '39.
  2. jimbob
    Joined: Jun 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,221


    Always thought the '39 looked cleaner around the front and rear, and then I found this....

  3. OHV DeLuxe
    Joined: May 27, 2005
    Posts: 352

    OHV DeLuxe
    from Norway

    The 39 Deluxe for me, had one for many years and loved the wheels, shifter, the genaral body style and the front is killer, especially the very early one.
    To me the 39 has a nicer deco style to it. But both are absolutely wonderful cars made by Ford in our favorite era.

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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012
  4. hotrod-steve
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 28

    from canada

    I can see by the response that both are well liked, It would be the 40 deluxe for me.I probabley built 20 or 30 AMT 40 coupe models when I was a kid.
  5. This is a cool thread, I was reading one earlier in the week that was about the differences between 1931 fords and 1932's, and I was hoping someone would do something with the 39's and the 40's. For me it's the 39 I feel the styling is simplistic, clean, and flows together nicely. Not to say I would turn my nose up at a 40 it's a great car, but the 39 always catches my eye. I also like the fact that a rumble seat was still available in 39.
  6. Love the 1939s. The floor mounted shifter, the cool head lights and tail lights. I'll get one some day. TM
  7. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    When I get my second million I am gonna buy a 31-32 and 40 Ford coupe. Already have a 39 Ford.;) Then I'll sit in my lawn chair, drink beer, and try to decide which I like best !:D

    Gimme another beer, I'm still thinkin!
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  8. Larry W
    Joined: Oct 12, 2009
    Posts: 729

    Larry W
    from kansas

    1939 Deluxe !!

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  9. neilswheels
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 773

    from England

    I've got a 40 deluxe, went to a lot of trouble to get it...but I prefer the front end on a 39, the sloping headlights, the way the front of the hood lays back, it all just flows a bit nicer, and the very cool tho leaky pop out windshield...but I'm very happy with my 40 deluxe sedan.

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  10. hotcoupe
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
    Posts: 480


    i own a rust free unrestored`40 standard coupe, with that said, i think the `39 deluxe coupe is a much better looking car. i would describe the front end styling as elegant and the convertable coupe - to die for.
  11. My Dad and Mom brought me home from the hospital in a '40 Ford Deluxe Club Coupe in black lacquer with a rake, Navarro Heads, and an Edelbrock intake with three 97s.

    Then my Dad had to trade the '40 (for a '52 Ford Fordor) because there wasn't enough room for my sister and me and our baby stuff. He still says I wrecked his life. He's just kidding...right?

    MCG Spotter’s Guide to the 1937-40 Ford and Mercury | Mac's Motor City Garage

  12. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    NO ! Dad's never kid their kids !:D
  13. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,707


    I posted a thread on this car - 'Mystery 1939 Ford De Luxe Rumble Seat Coupe'. I 'borrowed' the photos from UK Russ 60 olds - thanks Russ. As I have always liked the oddball stuff, this one really spins my crank....


  14. 38standard
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 322

    from il.

    39 Deluxe coupe is my favorite car.
  15. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    I forgot the question. That maroon 39 Ford is so beautiful. Tough. Kool. Whatever, it really is!:D
  16. gkgeiger
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 767


    A no brainer for me, although I like em both.

  17. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    Yes, 1939 Ford deluxe coupes are ugly!
  18. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,721

    from Nor Cal

    39 for me! but I dig them both.
  19. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 2,016

    from Tacoma, WA

    '39 Deluxe all the way for me...
  20. Hugh in NC
    Joined: Jan 14, 2012
    Posts: 11

    Hugh in NC

  21. hot rod pro
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,706

    hot rod pro
    from spring tx.

    You ought to know what I would say. You bought a '39 from me.

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  22. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 18,627

    Staff Member

    Im a 40 guy myself


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  23. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    40 gets it for me.
  24. timewr
    Joined: Jul 5, 2012
    Posts: 24

    from Australia

    39 Deluxe for me

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  25. Joe/Ct
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
    Posts: 23


    I'm a bit biased but I happen to REALLY like our rig....a combination of the '39 and '40. We have a '39 deluxe body and drive train (shift on floor) with '40 front and rear fenders (wide headlight cowl with chevron tail lights). Of course, it still has a flathead.
  26. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 1,596


    I like the 39 Standard & the DeLuxe .. I also like the 40 standard & the DeLuxe ... :)

    My absolute favorite is the 39 Deluxe convertible ... :)
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  27. Oh I love them all!!! Hahahaa.
    A friend of mine just decided to sell off his collection of 39, and 40's. He has a lot of them, very nice stockers, etc. Pm me if anyone is looking, I just bought a few things and can't indulge.
  28. 40fairlane
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 51


    1940 deluxe is my favorite
  29. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,567

    Big Mac
    1. Utah HAMBers

  30. Good thread.
    Nothing appeals to me more than a '40 Deluxe. I don't even notice a '39 unless it was about to run me over.

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