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Username Post: My '39 Master Deluxe Coupe        (Topic#357502)
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
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11-03-20 08:51 AM - Post#2806926    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

  • Bad56Sedan Said:
Your '39 grabs attention even in primer and the stance,
But I'm thinking orange.
Just a thought!



Thanks! I should probably buy my paint so I wont change my mind again!



1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 


19Chevy50 
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19Chevy50
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Loc: Wichita, KS
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11-04-20 11:55 AM - Post#2806983    
    In response to 1971BB427

This is a local Kansas car in Orange. Its a beautiful color.

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1971BB427 
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12-08-20 02:10 PM - Post#2809631    
    In response to 19Chevy50

Wow! That's a gorgeous car, in a great shade of orange!! Makes me want orange even more now!


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
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12-08-20 02:12 PM - Post#2809632    
    In response to 1971BB427

After installing the longer shackles the other day, I noticed my shocks were actually almost topped out. Didn't want rebound to damage them internally, so I planned to raise the lower mounting points on the axle end. Got to looking at my brackets I built and discovered I could get about 1.5" extra by flipping them side to side, which turned them upside down also. Just a small relief cut on a non structural area allowed it to lay flat on the opposite side and gain the extra length needed.
My new trans dipstick tube came to eliminate the ugly van dipstick tube I had. So installed that also. Easy to install, but wrestling the old one out was a chore.





Got my new valve covers on also. Had to drill holes for PCV and breather, and open them up slightly after trying my largest unibit that was still slightly small. These Brodix valve covers really seal nice!


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
19Chevy50 
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19Chevy50
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12-09-20 10:18 AM - Post#2809676    
    In response to 1971BB427

Those look great. You do amazing work and I enjoy reading all of your updates.



 
Keith_Knox 
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12-09-20 05:55 PM - Post#2809703    
    In response to 1971BB427

Always glad to see your posts.

29-41, 42-48, 49-54 Moderator
1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17. Sold 9/16/20
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crew


 
1971BB427 
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12-11-20 09:26 AM - Post#2809795    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Thanks guys!
I am proceeding with final bodywork, and prep for paint. I welded up the front bumper openings the other day with fillers I bent up. Have to do some minor finish filler over the hammered welds, and then start going over the whole body carefully to find imperfections.
I've got all winter to do this, but since it's cold, and I dislike this type of work, it might take all winter to finish!


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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12-21-20 02:54 PM - Post#2810497    
    In response to 1971BB427

Weatherman blew it today, and instead of cold, heavy rains, we got 60 degrees, windy, and warm, with almost no rain until a few minutes ago. So decided it was warm enough to spread some filler, and got my bumper fillers mudded in and sanded.



With the nice weather I also got some work done on my '37 British Austin sedan. Changing out seats on that car, and Pick N Pull had a sale this weekend. I got two CRV buckets for $30 a pair!
So pulled them out and gave them a good scrubbing too. I'll be dying the leather black before they go in my Austin, and not using the headrests as they don't go with the era of the car.



Built this old '37 Austin a decade ago.








1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
Keith_Knox 
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Keith_Knox
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12-21-20 07:24 PM - Post#2810514    
    In response to 1971BB427

Good looking Austin. The grill looks a lot like a 38 Chevy. Except it has straight sides.

29-41, 42-48, 49-54 Moderator
1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17. Sold 9/16/20
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crew


 
1971BB427 
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12-21-20 08:02 PM - Post#2810519    
    In response to Keith_Knox

  • Keith_Knox Said:
Good looking Austin. The grill looks a lot like a 38 Chevy. Except it has straight sides.



Thanks Keith! The Austins are said to be what Ford copied when they brought out their English Ford models in the 1930's. Austin and Ford started their businesses the same year, 1903.
I had wanted an Anglia or Austin most of my adult life. When I found this one locally it was a rust free survivor, and I grabbed it immediately.
This was the day in 2010 when I bought it.




1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
Keith_Knox 
Member #189 Moderator and "19th Year" Platinum Supporting Member
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Keith_Knox
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12-21-20 11:49 PM - Post#2810525    
    In response to 1971BB427

Changed quite a bit.


29-41, 42-48, 49-54 Moderator
1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17. Sold 9/16/20
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crew


 
1971BB427 
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Loc: Portland,Or
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12-22-20 08:34 AM - Post#2810546    
    In response to Keith_Knox

When I bought the old Austin my oldest son told me it looked like a London cab! He couldn't see any way it could ever look like a 60's hotrod.
Once it was on the road 6 months later he told me he was very wrong in his thinking. This image was when first on the road. It got stripped down and painted a year later.




1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
19Chevy50 
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19Chevy50
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12-23-20 11:53 AM - Post#2810623    
    In response to 1971BB427

That car is so cool!!! One of my co-workers had an Anglia. He raced it and it was light and fast.



 
1971BB427 
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12-24-20 08:25 AM - Post#2810665    
    In response to 19Chevy50

  • 19Chevy50 Said:
That car is so cool!!! One of my co-workers had an Anglia. He raced it and it was light and fast.



Thanks! It's tough to not have a fast car when you put almost any V8 in a car this small and light. It took a bit, but eventually I figured out how to also make it go straight and fast too. At first it was a handful, but changing rear coilovers to adjustable QA1's and getting rid of the MT Sportsman tires resulted in a car that's extremely easy to handle, and goes as straight as any much larger car.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/HfE6A3Cl.jpg?1[/img]


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


Edited by 1971BB427 on 12-24-20 08:28 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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