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1937 Zephyr 3-window coupe for sale on e-bay with such a roof and i was wondering if anybody had any knowledge of such a FACTORY mod or is this something somebody did in their driveway over the course of a couple of days.diz <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

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Diz,

I saw it too. Guess the next question is, "What the car worth?" I can't buy it, not enough room or money, but it could be a really nice project for someone and is there a better body style than the 3-Window, and this from a man who has a 4door.

Ace

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Hey -

I guess that if I was the buyer, I'd want a little more providence than "It is thought that this car may have been built for an executive of Ford Motor Company..." as the ad states <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />. It may indeed be real, but a little more homework would be needed to sort it all out.

Anyway, back from Florida after picking up the Columbia assembly. Karel (the car owner who is parting out the 38) also told me to go ahead and take the Front axle assembly as well, including shocks, springs, brakes, etc., so I have a nice selection of backup parts now. She was also getting rid of the original radiator so I took that too. It has an interesting shutter mechanism on the front, and the radiator cap is chained to the inside.

When I get a chance, I'll post some pics of everything.

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Hey Ace -

The radiator is a completely different shape -- flat, like a more modern radiator. But either I took it or it might have been thrown out, and if I can trade it for parts I need, even better. Tomorrow, I plan to check out how different the front and rear suspensions are. I know the '38 differential is a hypoid design (shaft hits below the center line of the differential) so I can't just put in the '38 rear axle and keep the car original looking. There are also some subtle differences between the '38 Columbia setup and the '37 which I'll have to think about.

I agree that the coupe of ebay looks pretty good and should be worth something (I hope!).

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