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Old 09-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #61
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Tinker.Yours 36 is a beauty.What type of skirts do You use?
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:35 AM   #62
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Castiron, that is a photoshop (computer photo manipulation ) version of my car. Skirts were added on the computer. Nice way to play around with a lot of different colors and stances to visualize what you plan to do, before you spend the money to do so. And thanks castiron. Agree a slight chop at the most, but just another ford that doesnt need it to flow right and i prefer the 36 without a chop.

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Old 09-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #63
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Ok,its still a beauty in its current version.I think 2"chop is absolutly the limit on any 36,looks great.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:47 AM   #64
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The 35's have always been my favorite. Although I have 47's I would trade for a 35 in a heartbeat.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:33 PM   #65
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Very few cars of any make improve on the styling in the second or third year of a model. Look at the clean lines of the 49-50, and the cluttered update for the 51. The major exception is the really clean update for 53, after the homely left-over look of the 52, but then 54 reverted to the cobbled up left-over look again. What were they thinking?

Look at the sweep of the 38 teardrop rear fenders. Then look at the stubby 39 rear fenders. Sorry, not an improvement.

Sharp angled 37 grille and arrow straight hood doesn't go well with soft round body lines. Check the contour of the 38 heart shape grille and hood line, a nice compliment to the body lines.

33 swooping grille and unique matching louvers sadly lost on the 34.

41 grille improved the 40. I know, minority opinion.

46 upper grille bar with the red accent lines... The perfect touch. Those red accent lines have been described as a tribute to lives lost in WWII. 47-48 cleaned up very well without the accent.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:37 PM   #66
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33 five window and 39 deluxe coupe.......flawless..both spoilt with tinkering...in my opinion.

The 41 is the runt of of the family.....must have the ugliest front end FoMoCo made.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #67
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A '40 Ford now that's a thing of beauty !
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #68
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Alan ,what about the smooth lines of the 1939 Ford Deluxe,the rounded front fenders with the headlamps flowing within. The next year the sealed beams and the same fender style required the use of the humoungus pot metal adapter rings. I know the 40 has always seemed more popular than the 39 Deluxe but I sure do not know why.The 39 was form over function the 40 was function over form,another example the beautiful 39 rumble seat convertible top over the better funtioning but unstylish baby buggy carriage top heavy on the 40 convertibles rear seat.My opinion.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #69
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For the most part, I agree with 37 Coupe, except for the Convertible Top on the '40 Ford Convertible Club Coupe. The '39 Ford Convertible Coupe was a two passenger, with the external "rumble seat". Not sure if the '35 Ford had a Convertible Club Coupe (CRS) but the '36, '37 & '38 Ford all offered a Convertible Club Coupe (top similar to the '40 Convertible Club Coupe). The '38 & '39 Lincoln Zephyr also had a Convertible Club Coupe with the large Convertible top with no quarter windows. I think the rarest Convertible of all would be the '38 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Coupe (no rumble seat). The '40 - '48 Lincoln Continental also used the large convertible top with no quarter windows... in my opinion, the best looking Convertibles with the top up or down.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:05 PM   #70
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The `36 thru `40 Lincoln 3 window coupes are in a class of their own. I didn't even consider these when I made my choices. You so rarely see them. The ultimate coupe!
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:47 PM   #71
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Oh man thats not fair to add zephyrs in the mix!
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:02 PM   #72
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the 37 Lincoln zephyr coupe ,it just doesn't get better than that ...and I am lucky enough to have one
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #73
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While my personal favorite is a '39 Deluxe Coupe, look at the picture of the '34 Phaeton on the cover of the book "The V8 Affair" by Ray Miller. Impossible to beat. It's as elegant as a Duesenburg! That's styling!!
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You guys pay attention to what DD931 says. He is the smartest man on Fordbarn !
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:30 PM   #75
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Hey Mikey , Now that isn't a bias opinion by any chance is it !!!!!!
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #76
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Very few cars of any make improve on the styling in the second or third year of a model. Look at the clean lines of the 49-50, and the cluttered update for the 51. The major exception is the really clean update for 53, after the homely left-over look of the 52, but then 54 reverted to the cobbled up left-over look again. What were they thinking?

Look at the sweep of the 38 teardrop rear fenders. Then look at the stubby 39 rear fenders. Sorry, not an improvement.

Sharp angled 37 grille and arrow straight hood doesn't go well with soft round body lines. Check the contour of the 38 heart shape grille and hood line, a nice compliment to the body lines.

33 swooping grille and unique matching louvers sadly lost on the 34.

41 grille improved the 40. I know, minority opinion.

46 upper grille bar with the red accent lines... The perfect touch. Those red accent lines have been described as a tribute to lives lost in WWII. 47-48 cleaned up very well without the accent.
Alan, you've hit the nail right on the head.
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Alan, you've hit the nail right on the head.
We do agree on the important stuff, don't we?
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:32 PM   #78
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #79
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Best,
'39 Deluxe
'40 Standard

Ugliest,
No point in it
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Yes
34 cabriolet
34 coupe 3w
36 coupe 3w
39 coupe de luxe ( because of the windshield, dash and the toploader gearbox over this items in the 40, if the interior matters)
40 coupe std ( I donīt like the deluxe grill)
39 coupe standard ( Sorry, baby, donīt feel bad, I love you anyway)


No
40/ 41 and up Mercury coupes
41 and up Ford coupes ( Not ugly, but some steps back in style comparing with the early years, IMHO)
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