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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: Convertible Tops

I got my top for my 39 convertible coupe earlier this year from M&T manufacturing in RI.
1-800 - 999 - 2892
Quality and finish look excellent.
However I haven't tried to fit it yet.
Chris.NZ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: Doug Tutill

I bought that 39 standard coupe from Doug.
Told myself I'd never sell it.
Drove it locally around town for about a year.
Replaced the deluxe bumpers, over-riders and hubcaps with the correct...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By swoopNZ
Doug Tutill

I read today that Doug Tutill passed away.
He was a tower of strength in the Early Ford V8 club in New Zealand during it's formative and later years.
A good man taken too soon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: Any kiwi barners know who this is?

There is a guy here in Taranaki who is planning to make 37/39 ones.
I have seen a prototype - very nice.
his name is Larry Crow from Urenui.
Gary Webber or Ian Scott would have his contact no....
Forum: Early V8 10-14-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By swoopNZ
1939 coupe

1939 standard coupe for sale.
ex USA. Tidy condition.
Less motor and gearbox.
New correct style cloth Le Baron Bonney upholstery.
No major panel work required.
Chassis sandblasted and painted....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: 1940 "standard" Fordor dome lamp(s)

1939 RHD sedans had the switch on the left .
According to Gary Mallast there was a dome lamp on either side.
Forum: Early V8 10-13-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By swoopNZ
1940 pickup seat

Would any of you Ford Barners in New Zealand have a seat for a 1940 Pickup ?
I believe 37 to 47 pickup seats are pretty much the same.
Thanks,
Chris.NZ.
Also looking for a set of 40-48 16 inch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: 1939 Ford-Mercury door pillar

The swages on a 39 mercury floor are more straight forward than a 39 ford.
A good body shop should be able to fabricate a new floor for you keeping the original tunnel. It will still cost you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: 1941 ford pickup quest.

There is a difference in the curvature around the cowl area.
Also the number of attaching holes.
But I believe they can be made to fit.
Bob Drake has an illustration that shows the differences.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: 1939 Ford-Mercury door pillar

There was a running 39 mercury for sale in Corona CA the other day on the HAMB for $3500.
If you were nearby you could buy it and transfer a lot of the parts from your Grandfathers car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,156
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: Running without a torque tube center bearing ?

Skip Haney sells a replacement - at least he used to.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: 39 steering column cover plate

I don't believe 39's had them.
I stand corrected - According to Gary Mallast's 38/39 book they did have them.
None of the original 39's I have owned ever had them - they must have been discarded....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By swoopNZ
1940 1/2 ton pickup

I have some of the wood that goes between the cab and chassis.
Not sure what other pieces I need for the cab and wellside deck.
Anybody have some pictures they could post.
Thanks in advance....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: 40 ford wiring help

Oil pressure and dimmer switch ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: 40 Ford Pickup ID Numbers

One is - the other will have a 39 convertible chassis under it - basically the same as a 40 pickup. Barry Buckthought in Otorohanga is doing up a 40 pickup at present also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: 40 Ford Pickup ID Numbers

Eric,
I have a couple of imported 40 pickups from the USA.
I'm in New Plymouth.
You can call or email me anytime.
Regards,
Chris.NZ.


christompkins@xtra.co.nz
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,506
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: A Dennis Carpenter Complaint??

You could contact Tyree Harris and see if he would make up the correct cloth looms to your headlamp and park light fittings.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: 39 Deluxe dash

39 convertible ( and station wagon ) dashboards are quite different from the sedan/coupe ones. Mainly the ends are tapered and therefore narrower, and the top is flatter.
The glovebox lid is tapered...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,920
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: Anyone with experiences working with Gocat speed shop?

What about Kiwi Kev ?
Worth a try - if anybody can the Kiwis can.
Chris.NZ.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: Markings on Fire Wall 39 Coupe.

Probably just a stock item stamp from Murray or Ford to identify the firewall as a RHD export panel. Only real difference from the LHD firewalls were the holes for the handbrake bracket and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: Corndog - Indiana.

Found him - thanks to all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: Corndog - Indiana.

Great thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: Corndog - Indiana.

That's the guy but I don't know how to contact him on the HAMB.
Thanks,
Chris.NZ.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By swoopNZ
Corndog - Indiana.

Any body on the Ford Barn know Corndog from Indiana who advertises on the HAMB.
I would like to contact him regarding a purchase but I'm not a HAMB member.
He can contact me via email.
Thanks,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By swoopNZ
Re: 40 pickup seat

Thanks for that. Looks like mine is original.
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