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Hot Rods Why don't 37 Ford coupes get any love?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jrblack30, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. tub1
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    it dosnt look like that now pity I liked it old style
     
  2. sunbeam
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    I always liked a 37 a 38 not so much.
     
  3. Kerrynzl
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    Here's a 37 I had back in 1985.[when I was a younger]

    The car was all original ,including cable brakes. I added some wheel adaptors and put alloys on it.
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  4. mgtstumpy
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  5. elba
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    I always liked the 37 . Back in the 60's my Father had a Shell station in Kent, Ohio and one of the customers had an Olds powered 37 . The brakes went bad at the main downtown intersection and he t-boned the corner of a bank .
     
  6. My car is titled a 1938 but has a 37 front end with 38 rear fenders.
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  7. Chrisco
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    As stated, '37s were favored as stock car bodies, at least in the Northeast. First year with a solid roof.
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  8. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    ^^^^^^^ CQQL
     
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  9. They've gained in popularity over the years for sure. I've always appreciated the Art Deco cues in their styling. It's one of the years where I would prefer a flat-back Tudor over the Coupe, but both are pretty cool in my mind. I've always liked the '37 Fords.
     
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  10. Petejoe
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    Inspiration..

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  11. What's not to like!?:D
     
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  12. tiredford
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    My wife says the 37 sedan kinda looks like a PT Cruiser and a 40 sedan looks like a VW bug.
     
  13. LOL! One of my best friends has a 37 slant back and we sometimes give him crap about all the pt cruiser owners that have “a car just like his”. :D
     
  14. Petejoe
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    just something I like about this phaeton
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  15. Finn Jensen
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    LOL! One of my best friends has a 37 slant back and we sometimes give him crap about all the pt cruiser owners that have “a car just like his”. :D

    My wife's brother asked me some years back "how long have you had the PT Cruiser?" :mad:

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  16. tiredford
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    My wife says the 37 sedan kinda looks like a PT Cruiser and a 40 sedan looks like a VW bug.[/QUOTE]

    All I'm saying is, non car people look at our cars differently. Half of them probably thinking...poor bastard can only afford that pile of crap.
     
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  17. Nice! The part of the country you are from, you may know my buddy Clay Vance from St. Louis and his 37 too.

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  18. alanp561
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    1937 Ford coupe. It's a Ford, it's a coupe and it was built 7 years before I was born. It has all the required stuff to build a Hot Rod out of and it's cool. As @lothiandon1940 said, " What's not to like? ".
     
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  19. Ive got one in the corner of the shop collecting dust, it'll get finished eventually. I think they look as good as other examples from the time.
     
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  20. mgtstumpy
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    Deuce Days 2016 & 2019, love that copper bronze convertible sedan!
     
  21. andydodge
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    One of the guys in our club has this Oz 4dr sedan that's had a haircut.......andyd
     

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  23. My Ugly Duckling that I got over 59 years ago ! EFFECTS.jpg
     
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  24. realsteeler
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    Back in the 1960's, at school, I had a mate who was good at drawing pictures of stuff. He drew a picture of a 37 front on like it was heading straight at me.
    To me it was the finest looking thing I'd ever set eyes on.
    I've been a hot rodder ever since.
     
  25. As the other posters have stated, in the fifties, when I was first interested in old Fords, the only 37 coupes I remember seeing, had all been converted to stock cars.
    There was no interest in the 37 or 38 sedans either. I used a 38 2 dr slant back, that I would love to own now, as a parts car. It was in pristine condition.
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  26. deucendude
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    In the 60's the only early fords sitting around still in Socal were 37 Fords. Nobody wanted them.
     

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