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1939 Ford 5 Window Coupe All Steel Street Rod For Sale

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1939 Ford 5 Window Coupe Street Rod
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 185101981
Frame Off Restoration
350 Turbo Automatic Transmission
Custom LeatherIinterior
Ford 8-inch Rear End
Air Conditioning
350 V8 Est. 400HP
Power Steering
Power Brakes
When it comes to building a show-quality street rod,
priorities tend to get split between looks
and power.
Sure, chopped and channeled bodies look great.
Having 400+ hp in a small car is usually a good thing too.
The problem shows itself though
when you actually try to drive one of them.
Most of these cars just aren't built for more
than a quick romp down Main Street.
This 1939 Ford coupe does its part to change that
by offering a driver-focused car with a
responsive 350 Chevy engine,
a 350 turbo trans, and
a nicely laid out interior with
plenty of leg and head room.
The best part is, all of that is practically wrapped
in a show-ready shell complete with a detailed
and painted undercarriage.
If you're in the market for an attention-grabbing
show piece that can be enjoyed at any speed,
your Ford has arrived.
To get the biggest question out of the way – yes,
The shell has been smoothed but
for the most part it remains in stock proportions.
The most radical change is probably the
custom one piece fiberglass hood and
all the work on the front hood side panels
and front grill panel,
along with the custom frenched in tail lights.
The car has also been fitted with smooth
slick fitting fiberglass running boards and
fenders to help give it a sleeker profile.
With all the time invested in metal work,
this car was destined for some serious paintwork.
It received a slick custom flamed two-tone paint job
that sets the car apart without resorting to gimmicks.
The two main colors are divided by
that wild flame job, and
are outlined by a slick metallic fine gray pinstripe
that finishes it off with class.
The work presents well overall and
comes to life in sunlight thanks
to the generous amount of flake mixed
into this beautiful paint job.
Step in for a closer look and
you'll find plenty more to appreciate
on this street rod.
The front view is surprisingly familiar,
with most of the '39 character left in place.
The front and rear bumper's have been deleted
while the factory grille looks great in its
new context.
A pair of upgraded headlights cap
the fenders with traditional style.
The side view follows the same formula
with most of the key pieces still in place.
The running boards sport a coat of
glossy black paint to tie in better with
the body while round chrome rear view mirrors
hang on both sides.
At the front of this beautiful street rod
the windshield is wiped clean by a
pair of bright wipers.
The rest of the glass has been treated
to a tint for a more modern look.
Follow the roofline down to a sloping rear view
that consists of a flawless decklid
that sits between two recessed LED tail lights
that we mentioned earlier.
An LED third brake light has also been incorporated
in the rear plate frame to finish
off the back of the car.
In 1939, the best you could hope for
under the hood was the Flat-head 221ci V8,
but not any more.
In place of the flathead, you'll find a 350
that's been bored .30 over,
with a polished intake manifold,
Edelbrock Carburator,
MSD HEI distributor,
a great looking polished billet air cleaner
that dresses up the engine bay.
The Claimed output is around the 400hp mark,
making this a fully dressed street rod,
ready for whatever road trip you have in mind.
At the front of the compact bay
you'll find that the engine manages to turn
a painted air conditioning compressor,
rack & pinion steering, and
alternator all opposite of a Walker radiator
and an electric fan,
both fitted within a smoothed and painted cover.
At the sides of the engine,
ceramic coated headers carry spent gases
to the exhaust system below.
Behind the detailed engine,
a smoothed firewall offers a perfect backdrop
for this hot little V8.
Take a look underneath this coupe
to find a fully painted and detailed undercarriage.
The foundation is a stock chassis
that has been boxed in and mated
to a Fatmans Mustang II-style front suspension.
The front cross member wears the same shade
of gloss black as the rest of the chassis.
The rear half has a Chassis Engineering
rear suspension with a Ford 8" rearend mated to it,
aided by fresh shocks and a rear sway bar.
In the center of all that hardware,
a Turbo 350 Automatic Transmission offers
full control of the 350.
Like the rest of the car,
the transmission has been detailed
for a show-ready look.
A true dual exhaust system with
V Force mufflers runs nearly the length
of the undercarriage,
exiting directly behind the painted rear body panel.
At the front a power disc brake setup
was borrowed from the GM parts bucket
with a set of 15-inch Billet Specialties
spoke wheels wrapped in Kumho tires in the rear
and Master Craft MC400's Radials in the front.
Inside the car a comfortable interior balances
the best of new and old.
The dashboard is the obvious starting point
with its original configuration.
The builder used Classic Instrument gages
that light up the dash, and keep you informed
on what's going on under the hood,
accompanied by a classic looking
new steering wheel which ties it all together nicely.
A tilt-column for some modern form and function,
and the Vintage Air HVAC system to keep you cool
on these hot summer days.
The rest of the interior is filled with a blend
of soft tan leather like upholstery and
black carpet for a comfortable modern look.
The seats are adjustable buckets,
both attractive and comfortable enough
for all-day driving.
Behind those seats, a custom panel centers
on a Sony head unit that powers the sound system.
Open the trunk to find an equally well finished space
with more black carpet and
nicely finished off panels.
Included in the sale of this '39 coupe is an assortment
of framed pictures of the restoration
that provide plenty of insight into how
this Ford was bolted together.
The transition from an aged frame
to a complete cruiser is impressive
to say the least
Also included is a file folder of receipts.
From what we can tell this project took
the builder 3 years to complete, and
was finished in mid 2003.
PRICE: NOW $52,500
AT 574-849-5323
Stock Number: 2078KKK
My Location: Elkhart, IN United States
Information Call Ray at Toll Free 800-852-1911
Or Cell 574-849-5323
Second phone: 574-970-0645 (24 hrs) Or

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