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Old 05-06-2019, 02:16 PM   #11
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Im glad for ya, im still in the thinkn stage on mine, I have it for sale $4500obo, but my chassis works been done, if ya like mustang II fronts.

I always think straight axle, and leave off the front clip minus grill and build a semi stock car style or jus leave the front off and the radiator in the rear trunk and make an altered look, got a big block and a blower and 2x4s to make that look happen. Mines a little tail pan rust, but not much.

Eva time i look at mine naked i think it needs twelve inches more frame extension in the front.

Thought about slicing the top off mine, or jus pulling the body and putting a shorty tri five on that chassis, hahaha, theres a hair puller, for those that hate shortys,

Half the floor needs to be done, maybe you can enthuse me to work on mine after i finish two bikes an a front end rebuild on my 55. Ugh, Texas heat is upon us and my new shop no ac yet, jus those lousy big fans, i hate. Best to ya an ur project young man.
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Old 05-06-2019, 02:58 PM   #12
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Definitely looking like a fun build , more I see the ole coupes the more I add to the want list which seems full at moment but we make room when we can

Seen this and thought you’d appreciate
https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/c...867213928.html
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:17 PM   #13
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39 coupe gasser the plan?
Well it wasn't when I first started scratching my head. I've owned a lot of gassers since the late 60's forward, so I thought street rod. But then I started looking around the internet at images of old late 30's Chevy coupes, and I keep getting drawn in by the look of the gasser style cars.
In high school I bought a '40 Chevy coupe with plans to make a SBC powered gasser. Then my neighbor rolled his Chrysler, and asked if I wanted the whole car for $50. It had a 413 with 727 trans, and the posi rear axle. I dropped it all into my '40 coupe over a two week period with a friend's help. I eventually sold it to another friend after I got out of the military, and always regretted that.
So I'm leaning towards another gasser build, but with a SBC, and not too high in the air. I also plan to put a nice 700R4 I pulled from a friend's '55 Chevy when he switched to a T56. The 700 has been rebuilt, and the whole case polished out. It will give me a nice low 1st gear launch, but the OD 4th will make it easy to cruise the highway at lower rpm's.
I already purchased the '59 Chev truck axle, and a Speedway disc brake kit for it. Have the 8.8" Ford limited slip 3.73 rear axle, and will pull the peg leg 9" Ford 3.08 axle out of it. I like the 8.8" Fords as they're the same as a 12 bolt Chevy axle. Not sure what the rear suspension will be yet. Might be simple leaf spring, or ladder bars with coilovers.
So a gasser look, but not street freak high, and cruiser OD trans.
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Congrats! The 39 is my 2nd favorite year of Chevy. An older kid in high school had a candy apple red 39 coupe, I loved that car.
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Congrats! The 39 is my 2nd favorite year of Chevy. An older kid in high school had a candy apple red 39 coupe, I loved that car.
Thanks. When I had my '40 Chev I always wanted to find a '39 nose to put on it. Just thought the '39 grille was the best looking grille of all the old Chevs.
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I think I'm in the same boat as the guy who sold you the car. I've got a 47 Chevy, torn down, in a million pieces. Frame's been blasted and primed. The 350/700R4 I had for it is in my 56. Took my 12 years to get the 56 on the road, and I don't think I've got another 12 years left to do the 47. May just slap it back together and take it to a swap meet.
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I think I'm in the same boat as the guy who sold you the car. I've got a 47 Chevy, torn down, in a million pieces. Frame's been blasted and primed. The 350/700R4 I had for it is in my 56. Took my 12 years to get the 56 on the road, and I don't think I've got another 12 years left to do the 47. May just slap it back together and take it to a swap meet.
At 69 yrs. old, this will probably be my last full build. I'm doing a '35 Plymouth coupe for a neighbor now, and I'm not sure how focused I can remain on his car with my '39 calling for my attention! But I just finished his chassis, and the body will be going back on it soon. So once that happens I can focus on this '39 more.
This is the chassis we put together for his coupe. It will be fenderless up front, so an open engine bay. I extended the frame rails 10" with '29 Ford frame horns to eliminate the ugly Plymouth stubby horns. It's coilovers all around, and 4 wheel disc brakes. 383 stroker, with super T10, and an 8.8 Ford with 4.10 gears. Just mockup tires/wheels now as it's getting 12" pie crust slicks, and skinny front tires.





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At 69 yrs. old, this will probably be my last full build. I'm doing a '35 Plymouth coupe for a neighbor now, and I'm not sure how focused I can remain on his car with my '39 calling for my attention! But I just finished his chassis, and the body will be going back on it soon. So once that happens I can focus on this '39 more.
This is the chassis we put together for his coupe. It will be fenderless up front, so an open engine bay. I extended the frame rails 10" with '29 Ford frame horns to eliminate the ugly Plymouth stubby horns. It's coilovers all around, and 4 wheel disc brakes. 383 stroker, with super T10, and an 8.8 Ford with 4.10 gears. Just mockup tires/wheels now as it's getting 12" pie crust slicks, and skinny front tires.





I'm about to turn 73. Started on the 47 before I got the 56. The 56 was my best friend's project. He sold it to me just before he died of cancer (Charlie, 12-7-47.5-5-07). I got it as a roller. It was further along than the 47, so it took priority (plus the sentiment factor). Then I got diagnosed with cancer in 09. Long story, but a big delay. I'm glad I got it road worthy, I'm sure Charlie is up there smiling. I still need to do new interior, all new glass, and maybe paint. When that gets done, maybe work on the 47, but will probably slap it back together and see if anyone needs a project..........we'll see.
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Still gathering up parts, and of course checking local ads every morning! So this morning I check Craigslist, and in my "SBC engine" search, up pops a new ad for a 350 Chevy short block!
Ad says it's been honed, and is stock bore with a new set of rings, and bearings installed. Also states it's a 1990 van engine, and comes with a set of roller lifters, and a cam of unknown spec? Plus Edelbrock Performer intake, and stock HEI distributor. $100 for everything!!!!!!
So I called the seller, and arranged to meet him at his workplace, which happens to be 10 blocks away! Checked it all out, and he even pulled a couple main caps to check the bearings. Of course I'll do a more thorough check before it ever gets assembled and installed, but it sure saved a bunch of money on the build, even if it needed work
I'll keep the roller lifters, but swap in a performance cam to use with them. And I'll see what I can locate for decent SBC heads to top it off.
Another item crossed off the list of needed parts!
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