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Old 10-08-2010, 02:47 PM   #21
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They're not ugly unless they're street-rodded too far. Beautiful cars, especially when you leave all the trim on!
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:42 PM   #22
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my dad had a 37 Phaeton..maybe I can find some pics..I had a 5w..wish I had'nt sold it...still love 37's...d32
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:04 PM   #23
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A friend of mine sold this one a while back, pretty cool.

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:19 PM   #24
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37 coupes are the bees knees
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:47 AM   #25
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Is there anyone else who considers the '37 Slantback Tudor a really neat car?
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:29 AM   #26
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His Royal Highness,, Prince of the Netherlands survived this crash with his new fast Ford V8.
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:06 PM   #27
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This is my 37 Club Cabriolet. Original paint.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:05 PM   #28
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This is my 37 Club Cabriolet. Original paint.
Oh wow! Stunning.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:11 PM   #29
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I think the '37 Ford Cabriolet/Roadster is one of the most beautiful Ford body styles of all time. Here's a couple photos of my favorite recently built '37 Cabriolet/Roadster of all time. It's a real '37 Roadster built by crew at Roy Brizio Shop and debuted back in 2008.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:12 PM   #30
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Donít forget the last roadster
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:04 PM   #31
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A friend had this for several years before selling it to someone in the PNW...

Was a super-nice car (with a '40 dash) but was a little too "street roddy" for me.



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Old 10-12-2010, 03:17 PM   #32
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I remember seeing the car on Ebay where I think it was where it sold, as I think I remember it was all Ford mayby a Y block or later like a 351? Notice the rare Genuine Ford locking hood ornament, he also had his own idea for a gas fill door that I prefer original over,but man I would have loved to have owned it.
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:29 PM   #33
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I am pretty sure the "ugly" comments started in the early street rod days, as back then no one (street rodders) wanted a '37/38 ford anything.

For me, it's kinda come full circle. The '37s are all so over-street rodded that they are boring. Bleh. But whenever I see a stock one or a nice traditional hot rod, I always stop to check it out. The '38s have always been the lowest of the low on the desirability level of the pre-war Fords. I don't know why... I think they are a great design.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:14 PM   #34
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My personal favorite is the '38 standard coupe. I'm lucky, I own one!


I also like '37s a bit too. My sedan
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:49 PM   #35
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Nice Oliver too.

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Old 10-13-2010, 12:39 AM   #36
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I can remember when I bought a 37 coupe back in the late 50's, early 60's ($75 !), thought it was an ugly duckling. Never really liked them, and now in the past 6-10 yrs they're everywhere and not as ugly as they used to be. Maybe because there are so many of them now, or so it seems. JMO
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:54 AM   #37
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38 Coupe,could you post more pics of your standard business coupe, interior shots as well.

your right hand rear fender is getting fairly rare !!!

I have a 38 Club Coupe

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Old 10-13-2010, 11:41 AM   #38
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Unfortunately I don't have any more pictures at hand. The one I posted makes the car look better than it really is. The car really needs a full restoration. It is currently housed in the back of my father's garage and not driveable. Most of the glass is original and completely fogged by now. I took this picture to put into a local car club calendar several years ago and pushed the car out of and back into the building in the background of the picture. The interior is a mess. Someone recovered the seat, door panels, and headliner in black vinyl. The original woodgrain is pretty much worn off. The rear package tray area is completely missing allowing a spare set of running boards to be stored in the truck! The car is pretty solid though and should restore nicely. The only big rust I currently know about is the tool tray in the trunk is gone.

The best place I know of to get good interior shots of a '38 is the Early Ford V8 Club '38-'39 book. I think it is very well written.

Manual, the Oliver is a 1951 model 77 with the diesel engine. Thanks.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:55 AM   #39
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thanks for that, I do have the 38-39 book.
In Australia we had locally assembled 37 & 38 Club Coupes in both standard and Deluxe, as well as 37-40 Roadsters and Club Convertibles, the 39 & 40 Roadsters and Convertibles used 38 bodies with the 39 cowl section. Coupes for 39 & 40 were a tudor type sedan with a swoopier roof line, affectionately known as "slopers", because of the sloping roof.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:19 PM   #40
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My personal favorite is the '38 standard coupe. I'm lucky, I own one!


I also like '37s a bit too. My sedan

Those are beautiful! Do you have a frontal picture of the coupe?
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