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Old 10-14-2010, 12:26 PM   #41
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Default Re: 37/38 Ford Cabriolets

38Coupe - Really nice fordor! I like it alot.

I've been considering buying this '38. Merc V8 & Juice Brakes


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Old 10-14-2010, 04:46 PM   #42
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Here's a couple of pics of my '38 Standard Coupe ...
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:16 PM   #43
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Here is my 38 Deluxe that I used to have.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:56 AM   #44
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I recall my weekly visits to Bel-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois in the '50s and early '60s. Many of these cars ended up on this little dirt "bullring" thrashing it out for a couple bucks or a cheap throphy. Now THAT was motor racing at it's best but unfortunately...many of these cars met their fate there.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:03 PM   #45
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this one is sitting beside my house and although initially I was going to put 37 sheetmetal on it the 38 style has actually grown on me .
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:26 PM   #46
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My favorite looking Ford is my 38 Standard Coupe. I think the standard grille is very Art Deco.

I also think my 37 Standard Tudor slant back looks nice as well.

Still don't get how to post pics or I would.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:12 AM   #47
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They all have that special look. I Lovem all
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:27 AM   #48
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my friends 38 on the "topless tour" to CA, flathead powered cruising the mountains.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:04 AM   #49
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A friend of mine has a 38 cabriolet for sale on e-bay right now. It has a camper trailer included. They are painted to match. The only thing wrong is the sbc. It is a nice car.

There where two 37 ford coupes running around town when I was in High School. I loved them. One was in primer and the other was brown. The primer one had the sides of the hood removed so you could see the flathead. The other one had red wheels with white walls.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:07 PM   #50
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I think that the guys, who chop the '37-9 models, MAKE them ugly. Even that black convertible has been "uglified".
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:23 AM   #51
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I think that the guys, who chop the '37-9 models, MAKE them ugly. Even that black convertible has been "uglified".
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Maybe so, but he beutified it by lowering the chassie, Even '37-9 models look nice close to mother earth
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #52
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No prettier Ford ever built than the 34 Roadster, Bar none.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:11 PM   #53
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Always loved the 1937s and 1938s.

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Old 09-02-2012, 04:00 PM   #54
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I have to confess to not liking the 1937-38 Fords, in the past. Now, I really like them. I don't know what changed about them.
Some of the ugliest hot rods are modified '37-'38 models. They do not lend themselves to be modified, in my opinion.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #55
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I wouldn't throw back any "Fat Fendered" Ford!
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:17 PM   #56
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I restored this one over 30 years ago. Lots of NOS parts, much easier to find then. Great driver.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:19 PM   #57
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I still have some 37-8 doodads left from that old restoration, canister-type oil filters, fuel pump stands, maybe a hood spear, doorhandles, headlight parts, 68-9350 fuel pumps (replaceable valves, high inlet-low outlet), an original convertible top boot, radiator winter shield, maybe other stuff too. If anyone is interested, email me at ssteers@comcast.net.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:34 AM   #58
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That is a beautiful car; I like the locking hood ornament, nice accessory!
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:17 PM   #59
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Ahhhh, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In my opinion the team that designed the 1938 Ford got as close to perfection in the Art Deco styling stakes as it is possible to get.

The modernist architect Mies Van de Rohe coined the term "Less is more" and this could be aptly applied to the '38' design. The coupe is more attractive than the sedan, the convertable also.

My understanding of the term "Ugly Duckling" was it refered to the Club Coupe. Once such a moniker is used to descibe something, those with little imagination, or who want to parrot the latest 'Buzz Words' latch onto the idea, and then begin to refer to anything in the same year or class regardless of it's style, as "The Ugly Duckling".
Time has proved the parrots wrong.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:49 AM   #60
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I had a 38 two door while in school. It was my first flathead. I loved that car. I now have a 39 Standard two door. It runs good. I think the mechanical brakes on the 38 were just as good as the hydraulic brakes on the 39. I wanted a 39 deluxe but now I like the standard better. The standard look has grown on me.
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