August 14, 2022 at 08:29 #73713
Hudson Joe recently brought this magnificent early Custom home.
The car is a 1937 Ford Club Cabriolet, which has been Chopped about 3 inches, it had spotlights installed and looks a padded top that looks to be created by Bill Gaylord. At least it has the looks and feel of what Bill Gaylord was doing in the late 1940’s. The car was further modified with 1939 Ford rear apron and 1939 rear fenders fitted with teardrop skirts and a set-in licence plate in the rear. WOW!
Joe has been sharing a lot of detail photos of the car on his Instagram. so I figured its best to start a new thread for this car alone. The car is such an amazing trip back in time.
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 14, 2022 at 08:30 #73714
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 14, 2022 at 08:36 #73715
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 14, 2022 at 08:39 #73716
The 1937 Ford Custom sat in an Auto Body Shop since the mid 50’s. It had been taken to the Body Shop for a repainted in a gorgeous Iridescent Cobalt Blue, but after paint it was never reassembled.
It’s a very straight and solid car. No rust !
Here is the 1947 Title with Los Angeles address.
Here is also a picture of the old house he lived in.
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 14, 2022 at 08:43 #73717
These photos show how the set in license plate was done.
Here you can see how they made the license plate holding bracket assembly.
They used a Hollywood type accessory plate light. Made a plate pan and cut a hole through the bottom. Look closely and you can see some aviation zinc chromate.
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 14, 2022 at 08:44 #73718
For $15 dollars more you could get custom window frames and glass at Gaylords Top shop.
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 14, 2022 at 08:47 #73719
Research can answer a lot of questions. The foil like sticker on this accessory switch panel is called Mylar. Mylar was introduced in the 50s. They used it for many things. Mylar, a type of stretched polyester film, is used in applications such as space blanket material, emergency blanket material, foil balloons, and Mylar tags and equipment labels. Then the custom shops and custom paint shops used it on a roof of a car or accent trim inside stainless trim. This also answers one of my questions. Was this car still roaming the streets of Los Angeles in the 50s? Yes!!
Home made dash panel.
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 14, 2022 at 08:49 #73720
The top on my new 37 looks and feels like a Gaylord top. Solid gas welded square stock bows. Gaylord Lunney started in the upholstery business by installing replacement convertible tops, initially working out of his home, which was located in Lynwood, just off of Long Beach Blvd. – his listing in the 1949 Compton, Calif. directory:
“Wm. G. Lunney, upholsterer, r. 1817 Diane. The redline from East Los to Diane dr is where the 37 lived in 47. the Diane address is the first Gaylord shop.
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 14, 2022 at 08:50 #73721
Joe is missing one taillight. Who has a black/monochrome 39 Ford tail light?
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 14, 2022 at 08:54 #73722
The ancient masking tape is coming off and the paint is amazing!
Pass side masking tape is finally gone!! That took a while! I use aluminum polish for lacquer paint. It does some amazing things.
Look at that!
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 15, 2022 at 22:12 #73732TorchieParticipant
Amazing photos and details.
I am still looking at how heavy the frame work for the top is.
Please keep posting more.
TorchieAugust 17, 2022 at 07:36 #73741Quentin HallParticipant
I’m with Torchie, just need 7 of your mates a Boom crane and jib and that Gaylord top will come on and off like a bought one.
Good news is that Joe won’t have time to do the Cadillac so he might sell it to me….?????August 17, 2022 at 07:44 #73742
Looks like Chevrolet shocks in the rear.
Wolf Whistle equipped!
Another really cool novelty! A bell! This is located directly under the floor at driver side.
This is definitely a horn mount. I wonder what the bell crank is for?
Nice and carefully rubbing by hand…
Now time for stainless, rubber and glass…
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 18, 2022 at 09:33 #73761
“It just keeps getting better!!! I found the chrome plated irrigation tail pipes!”
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingAugust 21, 2022 at 09:06 #73777
Slow and easy. No machines.
Here’s a better look at the rear shocks on the #maimone37
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