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Old 08-27-2010, 02:30 PM   #1
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For close to a year now, I've used my 1939 Ford Sedan as my daily driver. Other than my wife's family truckster, the '39 is my newest car and I use it for going to work every mor... To read the rest of this blog entry from The Ford Barn, click here.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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Ryan,
I can't say I dive em everyday in my climate, but sure like too when I can! Love that ol 39!!
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:48 PM   #3
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I don't drive my old Fords every day, but I do drive old cars every day. My '25 Model T is basically stock and performs weekly duties as a lumber hauler, grocery getter, etc. It's just too slow to commute to work with! When I finish getting my '39 pickup on the road, it will see near daily use between my wife and I. It will be mostly stock like yours. The newest car I own is a '69, and all my cars are period correct if not bone stock. I have no interest in new cars.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:20 PM   #4
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Would love to see more pics of your sedan Ryan. That's a beautiful Ford.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:22 PM   #5
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In the eighties I had a totally stock beautifully restored 49 Chevrolet "Styleline Deluxe." One day my modern car had to go to the dealer so I drove the Chevy to work. I liked driving it so much that I parked my new car and drove the 49 every day for over a year.

On one of my jaunts back from lunch I was amazed to pass a young woman driving a 49 Chevy Fleetline.

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Old 08-27-2010, 05:52 PM   #6
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thats what they are for . ryan you got the right idea . i drive my '31 literally every where . it is my only car ! love it .............. steve
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:22 PM   #7
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My 39 std. is my daily driver also. It a great car and I enjoy driving it.It only has 20,000 miles on it. Not ssure if that actual. Sure a nice driving car anyway,
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:24 PM   #8
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Been thinking about it...how far is your commute? It'd be the 39 too.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:48 PM   #9
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Seen one exactly like that this morning at Kruzin the Park. I've never seen your car before and i walked by this one and said " I got to have that"! Nice car Ryan, i love the stance. Ken
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:26 PM   #10
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Your car brings back lots of memories.My dad purchased a maroon 2 door sedan just like yours just before World War II and drove it throughout the war. It was a nice car and some relatives were jealous.He rebuilt the engine once himself and tires were main problem. Tires just were not good back then and a trip involved lots of tire repairs.The jack was seldom used, he usually found fence posts to use as lever and one us kids would put blocks under axle.After the war he traded it for a 41 Ford and I learned to drive in that one and owned a 41 for a number of years till about 10 years ago.Thanks. Lloyd
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:47 PM   #11
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My 39 std. is my daily driver also. It a great car and I enjoy driving it.It only has 20,000 miles on it. Not ssure if that actual. Sure a nice driving car anyway,

MAGNIFICENT... I love it.. I am looking for a Daily Driver also, something EXACTLY like this...i am not into the modern cars and this is waht i am looking for...Thanks for showing

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Old 08-27-2010, 11:07 PM   #12
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Oh man, I've known about Ryan's driver since he got it, through the other msg. board.

My daily driver (modern VW) just puked its automatic transmission, and MY '39 Tudor is waiting in the wings, just needing a new gas tank and rewire to be roadworthy.

I showed the picture and title of this blog to my wife, "See, Honey, the Universe (and Ryan) is telling me something."

She just said, "You've been looking for it, that's all."
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:27 AM   #13
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Hi Ryan, A day at work surely must start better driving a 39 to the office?
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Old 08-28-2010, 03:00 AM   #14
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This is my everyday driver....been using it for 20 years. Very reliable, and enjoy every time I drive it. Fortunately I live in a fairly small town....
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:37 AM   #15
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My daily driver is my 47 fordor, but we have had this 39 since the early seventies and it's our favorite of all the early fords. I don't think they ever made a better looking car. This 39 has the oringinal engine and trany, it was restored in the seventies but still looks pretty good, Chuck.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:11 AM   #16
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i drive my truck about 4 days a weak, to work and to the grocery store, and some times to side jobs. i do electrical work and it is actually a good truck to work out of. you can reach in the bed to get stuff out !
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:56 AM   #17
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I have finally got mine back on the road after 4 years of changes.
Been having troubles with the c4,think its ok now.
This was a long rebuild for me.Found a good 35 frame,went with Heights ft end,Mercury engine,c4,and 8inch granada rear.I had 4.44 gears before.Now with 2.78 gears,I cruise at 2000 rpm at 55 mph.I must have put about 400 miles last week.I hope to go to burrington vt next month.

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Old 08-29-2010, 12:29 AM   #18
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Here is our 39 . Lots of fun !!! We drive it everywhere . My Wife and I actually just got back from having a Burger & fries . She is all stock except for the obvious and I put a set of gears in the rear to be able to get down the freeway . All original interior , car has 90K on it . Motor has never been apart ! She runs really well . A few weeks ago we went on a 4 day 700 mile trip . Fun Fun !!
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:09 AM   #19
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1932 V8, my car wants to be just like yours when it grows up!

Beautiful, perfect, and very inspirational.

Thank you!
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This thread is making me sick! I'm going out to clean the garage right now to build this...
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