Almost Finished: 1937 Ford Coupe

1937 Ford Coupe

This 1937 Ford Coupe can truly be a great rolling project because most everything is already prepared, it just needs some finishing. It still has original paint and originally came from Nevada, but the car is currently located in Gallipolis, Ohio, and is being sold for a BIN price of $25,000. The ability to make an offer is also possible. A VIN is listed and a clear title is in hand of the seller. You can find it here on eBay.

1937 Ford Coupe

Upon purchasing this coupe a few years ago, the seller fitted the car with a rebuilt Flathead V8. They mated that to a 3-speed open driveshaft transmission, which is connected to a Plymouth rear end that the car came with. Another important mechanical upgrade the seller has performed is changing the original front brakes to discs. They have also installed a host of other items on the car.

1937 Ford Coupe

Some of those include a new grille, wheels and tires, and dual exhaust, as well as a new gas tank and running board covers. Inside, they have installed a new glove box, re-upholstered the original seat, and have put new leather on the iconic banjo steering wheel. They also say that new glass has been put in as well. There are some undercarriage photos of the car and it is rust free. Nevada has served this car well.

1937 Ford Coupe

Because all the paint and panels are original, if you buy this car, you will have the tough choice of deciding whether or not to paint it or not. And if you do, will you lean more stock or head in a more vibrant direction. Since there is still work to be done, it can at least be driven and shown as you work. I’m sure others would appreciate seeing the progress of this lovely coupe as it goes from its current condition into something even more amazing.

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Comments

  1. geomechs geomechs Member

    Mostly a nice unit. I can’t say that I’m all that enthusiastic about sticking a Plymouth rear end underneath. I’d have gone after a Ford 9-inch. I would have to see the brakes before I made a final judgement. The paint is another part. I’d paint it! I’m getting very tired of hearing the P-word. You get a car this far, finish the project!

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    • speedy d

      The rear end under the car is the venerable Mopar 8 3/4″ — arguably as strong/stronger than the Ford 9″. Either of these would easily handle anything a flathead Ford V8 could produce.

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    • canadainmarkseh Member

      I’m inclined to agree on that Plymouth axle only because the brake setup sucks. Not to effective, he should have converted them to disc like the front. I too would also paint it I’m not a fan of rust no matter what you want to call it. You can thank Mike And Frank of pickers fame for the over use of the P word.

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  2. 86_Vette_Convertible

    I could see it painted, but not yellow like the example shown. If the Plymouth rear end is up to the drivetrain, that could be decided later. I would like to see the rear lowered a little to even out the wheel well openings.
    Looks like the holes above the windshield are for wipers, which don’t appear to be present. Overall IMO it looks pretty good physically, unsure if the price is reasonable or not. It will take a lot to get this one done so need to figure that into anyone’s purchase decision.

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  3. Rj

    To paint or not to paint the debate goes on. Absolutely not the yellow above !! I’m to worn out to start another project but this Ford and the 55 listed are perfect for body off frame only restorations. Update, upgrade everything to modern specs on both cars. Rust removal is a must on the body and floors and once done do a nice mild updated interior and drop the body back on to the fresh chassis after you clean preserve the body with as little repair as possible. It would be sweet to hear the Ford coming or going with 450 horse Wile E sitting between the frame rails.
    Same story for the 55 but maybe with a 383 flat plane stroker only because the noise they make is so damn good. That look, combined with that sound is 100% pure.

  4. Rj

    To paint or not to paint the debate goes on. Absolutely not the yellow above !! I’m to worn out to start another project but this Ford and the 55 listed are perfect for body off frame only restorations. Update, upgrade everything to modern specs on both cars. Rust removal is a must on the body and floors and once done do a nice mild updated interior and drop the body back on to the fresh chassis after you clean preserve the body with as little repair as possible. It would be sweet to hear the Ford coming or going with a 450 horse Wile E Coyote sitting between the frame rails.
    Same story for the 55 but with a 383 flat plane stroker only because the noise they make is so damn good. That look, combined with that sound is 100% pure.

  5. Tort Member

    Nice to see a flathead under the hood and myself really like the stance of the car. Do not mind the brand of the rearend just so it isn’t a stock 37 and disc brakes are a plus. I would paint it but a black or dark blue would be my choice. The yellow one in the comments is nice but a little too yellow for me but that’s why you can choose from a zillion colors.

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    • Brakeservo

      Price is la la land.

  6. moosie moosie

    Nice car, it sounds as if the seller didnt want to use that “P” word so instead touted the cars “original” paint status ? I’d finish the interior, get some wheels on the back to match the fronts a paint job and drive it

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  7. TimM

    Geomech is right paint the car!! The price is to steep for me but a great car nevertheless!!!

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  8. Phil Bedard

    Is the plymouth for sale and watt prices tanks PB

  9. don

    Definitely paint it ; of course now that its partially built, you will have to take it all apart again to do the job right , IMHO . I’d go with the factory gray as you don’t see that color often on these cars

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  10. DonC

    For some cars here, if it’s not numbers matching, forget it. For others you hear, “it’s only original once”. I’m not arguing either. But this car isn’t either and we’re discussing whether to paint it? Based on all the changes (upgrades) the owner has already made, I say do whatever the hell you want with it. Chop it and make it a ragtop!

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