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Old 05-02-2018, 08:42 AM   #41
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Nice car.
I agree with skidmarks, perfect as a nice driver..a full quality restoration along with acquisition costs would exceed its worth.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:47 AM   #42
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That 36 posted in reply #31, looks to be a steal at listed price, not original, but with improvements...Columbia OD? newer engine(more HP), etc. Here is wishing my piggy bank were fuller and not spent on builders.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:52 AM   #43
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That 36 posted in reply #31, looks to be a steal at listed price, not original, but with improvements...Columbia OD? newer engine(more HP), etc. Here is wishing my piggy bank were fuller and not spent on builders.
My thoughts exactly. It's making me look at my '38 coupe that I've nickeled and dimed up to that same money and say, wish I could trade Wonder if it has a floor?
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:36 PM   #44
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Looks like a very good car indeed, should be well north of 20K. It is the sort of thing a buyer who wants that particular 39 model will jump for.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:11 PM   #45
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I hope my neighbor gets what they want for the 39, I had asked her about another of their cars many yrs. ago. They have now decided to sell just two. The 39 and a 67 convertible caddy. I really like 35 coupes, if it had been a 35 I would have been hard pressed to pass on it.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:41 PM   #46
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How much did they tell you they wanted for it?
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:16 PM   #47
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Theres a great looking '36 drophead on evilbay today for 19,600 We all think our stuff is worth more than it is. me included. But that '39 is a very sweet car. Even better when the sealed beams are gone.
If it actually sold for that - somebody got a really good deal is all I have to say. I'd pay that in a heartbeat . . . today, tomorrow, next week, next month . . .
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:29 PM   #48
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Looks good. Get it running right and cleaned up and enjoy.

Yes, the sealed beams have to go. Good luck.
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:52 AM   #49
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Have had more 39 convertibles than I think anyone else. I have 3 cabriolets
and a convertible sedan. I wouldn't guess at a price unless I inspected the car.
A number of years ago I sold one at Hershey for $100,000.00 I have owned
8 39 cabriolets. KGS has a pretty good handle on 39 prices. G.M.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:54 AM   #50
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Have had more 39 convertibles than I think anyone else. I have 3 cabriolets
and a convertible sedan. I wouldn't guess at a price unless I inspected the car.
A number of years ago I sold one at Hershey for $100,000.00 I have owned
8 39 cabriolets. KGS has a pretty good handle on 39 prices. G.M.

But whats the $100,000 car worth today? With every sunset there are less people interested in early fords and the cost to restore one keeps going up.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:49 AM   #51
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Without looking at the car in person, it's almost impossible to see what
the bottom side is like. But from the pictures shown, it looks like a pretty
decent body.

'39 converts have the short top, which I think looks the best.
$20,000 would be a real bargain, especially if it runs & drives.







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So does anyone make complete replacement floor panels for 39ís like this? Iíve looked at a few over the past 5-6 months and 90% seem to be pretty bad where the owner has just ďstuckď (mostly with dirt dauber welding!) a replacement panel over a very rusted out floor. And they all seem to want north of 23-25K for them. Also, it looks like this one has a black dash, is that indicative of a woodgrain paintover in a deluxe? And as long as Iím asking, 2-3 of the cars Iíve looked at had severe door fitment issues to the point that current or previous owners have actually moved the latch on the frame so far inward that it was welded there and the door STILL didnít match up with the body line when closed. Are doors/hinges a problem with adjustment and fitment or are the examples Iím seeing the exception rather than the rule....

Sorry if this/these questions should be in their own thread....looking for some answers before I buy a 39 Deluxe convertible and start a restoration, Iím currently a T guy whoís completed 2, a 39 Plymouth P8 and a 66 Chevy pickup. So patch panels donít really bother me....
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:35 PM   #53
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So does anyone make complete replacement floor panels for 39ís like this? Iíve looked at a few over the past 5-6 months and 90% seem to be pretty bad where the owner has just ďstuckď (mostly with dirt dauber welding!) a replacement panel over a very rusted out floor. And they all seem to want north of 23-25K for them. Also, it looks like this one has a black dash, is that indicative of a woodgrain paintover in a deluxe? And as long as Iím asking, 2-3 of the cars Iíve looked at had severe door fitment issues to the point that current or previous owners have actually moved the latch on the frame so far inward that it was welded there and the door STILL didnít match up with the body line when closed. Are doors/hinges a problem with adjustment and fitment or are the examples Iím seeing the exception rather than the rule....

Sorry if this/these questions should be in their own thread....looking for some answers before I buy a 39 Deluxe convertible and start a restoration, Iím currently a T guy whoís completed 2, a 39 Plymouth P8 and a 66 Chevy pickup. So patch panels donít really bother me....
Well now, looks like there is another nut-case like me out there that has a '39 Plym P8 and a 66 Chevy C10, I also have a '36 Ford coupe. My '39 Plym P8 conv cpe is very similar to the 39 Ford conv's, both of which were built by Briggs Body Corp.
Throughout the years I have found that the workmanship on most old cars leaves much to be desired, following a budget, which is a nice way to say "cheap".. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any help to you...
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