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  • #73713
    Rik Hoving
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    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.

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    #73714
    Rik Hoving
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    #73715
    Rik Hoving
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    #73716
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    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.

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    Here is also a picture of the old house he lived in.

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    #73717
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    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.

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    #73718
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    For $15 dollars more you could get custom window frames and glass at Gaylords Top shop.

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    #73719
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Joe…
    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.
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    #73720
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Joe…
    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.

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    #73721
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Joe is missing one taillight. Who has a black/monochrome 39 Ford tail light?

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    #73722
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Joe…

    The ancient masking tape is coming off and the paint is amazing!

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    Pass side masking tape is finally gone!! That took a while! I use aluminum polish for lacquer paint. It does some amazing things.

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    Look at that!

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    #73732
    Torchie
    Participant

    Beautiful!!!

    Amazing photos and details.

    I am still looking at how heavy the frame work for the top is.

    Please keep posting more.

    Torchie

    #73741
    Quentin Hall
    Participant

    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….?????

    #73742
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Looks like Chevrolet shocks in the rear.

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    Wolf Whistle equipped!

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    Another really cool novelty! A bell! This is located directly under the floor at driver side.

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    This is definitely a horn mount. I wonder what the bell crank is for?
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    Nice and carefully rubbing by hand…
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    Now time for stainless, rubber and glass…

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    #73761
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

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    From Joe…
    “It just keeps getting better!!! I found the chrome plated irrigation tail pipes!”
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    #73777
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Slow and easy. No machines.

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    Here’s a better look at the rear shocks on the #maimone37

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