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Old 09-02-2012, 12:03 AM   #21
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Default Re: 1934 Ford 5W Build ~The Apple City Coupe~

Love your coupe!! Thanks for sharing pictures!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:57 AM   #22
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Subscribed, Congrats and good luck!!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:51 AM   #23
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lotta rust...
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:02 AM   #24
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Neat project.

However, I need to brush up on my geography. I don't know where Apple, Sugar, or Silver Cities are.
You forgot Chemical City too ( just a stones throw away!)

Those sub rails look pretty nice? I had heard not so good things about the ones from McPhearsons. Please let us know how everything fits for people with model40s on the horizon.
Great project!
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:03 AM   #25
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Great job
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:32 AM   #26
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Neat project.

However, I need to brush up on my geography. I don't know where Apple, Sugar, or Silver Cities are.
Taylorsville NC is known as the Apple City, we are known for our Apple Orchards.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:34 AM   #27
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You forgot Chemical City too ( just a stones throw away!)

Those sub rails look pretty nice? I had heard not so good things about the ones from McPhearsons. Please let us know how everything fits for people with model40s on the horizon.
Great project!
They look really good, as far as fit...i havent heard from anyone else. But i'll be sure to let ya'll know.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #28
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Great save. A lot of rust replacement, but any 34 is worth saving!
I have to wonder how much better the body would have fared had it sat inside a shelter rather than out in the elements.

Cool that you have history photos. Was it bought from the back in the day owner? Can you share the story of finding the car and its history-and how long it sat?
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:29 AM   #29
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Long road ahead but it looks like you are doing it right! Keep up the good work!
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #30
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Thanks for the positive comments. We knew this project was gonna be long and basically involve replacing everything except for the top. But, with the resources and aftermarket parts available we thought that it was worth saving another '34 Ford. If it had not been for the availability of pretty much the entire whole bottom end we would never had tried this. Basically the story of this coupe goes like this. The guys name was Rhonda. Back in the '40s-'50s there wasnt many jobs around here. Although he had a 100 acre farm in our hometown, he got a job at a cotton mill in Kannapolis NC back in the '50s. He later bought a mill house down there since it was over an hr drive one way(Even my grandmother worked there for a short time bc jobs were scarce). While working at the mill he bought this V8 Ford. He drove this car until he parked it outside for 50+ years at his farm in Taylorsville. Rhonda was the kind of guy who did not sell anything, nor hire anyone to do work around his place. If something needed to be done he went out and purchased the tools and materials to build,fix,etc. And after it was used it wasnt sold or traded. The guy had tractors,farm equipment,barns....basically a treasure chest for pickers nowadays. Although he had tried restoring the car, filling in the top,placing a chevrolet motor in it, nothing much got accomplished so the car just sit outside. And with so many sheds and barns setting around don't ask me why this Ford wasn't in one of them.#poor judgement. The car did have all the windows in it so it helped save some of the doors.Beside of where the Ford coupe set was a shed. There was a nice '34 Plymouth 4 door with basically nothing harmed on it since it wasn't exposed to the elements of mother nature. But with that said he had many toys setting around, Broncos,trucks,couple 49-51 fords,flatheads, and parts and pieces. The guy would never sell anything, until the time of his death a few years ago. His wife needed some work around her house so their neighbor remodeled their home,(new roof,siding,etc) And when the payment came due, his widow asked what do i owe you? So the neighbor(who was a friend of my grandpa) said he would see if she'd trade even for the '34 Ford and Plymouth. So the deal was made and my grandpa's friend and co-worker sold my dad the coupe so he could concentrate on the Plymouth. The crazy thing was that the ol Ford remained down on his farm,far from the road, only a few people knew existed, and we got it.Goes to show you that the old Fords are still out there. Its just being at the right place at the right time.Plans on the coupe right now are to fix the sheet metal back to originality,with the exception of a chop. The Jim Farley '34 on the Cover of the #50 Rodders Journal really caught my dads eye so maybe expect something along the lines of it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:36 PM   #31
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Sweet ride! Looks like a helluva car to run moonshine in!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:02 PM   #32
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very cool. so many neat model 40s being built right now.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #33
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OK here's a small update. The doors are in DP90 and some more new skin showed up. I had to replace my computer and lost all of my old pics of the door progress.




























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Old 10-06-2012, 02:41 PM   #34
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Tell your Dad I said Hello ...

As a side interesting side note ... My 32 3W ... also came from Apple City NC ( Taylorsville ) and the previous owner ... is J.Wikes Dad's brother ... Kenny







Looking forward to seeing the 5W done ... and up and running around.

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Old 10-06-2012, 04:54 PM   #35
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In rust we trust. Like somebody said " long road ahead" I,m on the same road, good luck & keep us posted.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:34 PM   #36
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This is one to watch for sure.
Randy....I really like your 3 window. I have seen photos of it before and never get tired of looking at it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:55 PM   #37
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You forgot Chemical City too ( just a stones throw away!)

Those sub rails look pretty nice? I had heard not so good things about the ones from McPhearsons. Please let us know how everything fits for people with model40s on the horizon.
Great project!
Sugar City is where Unicorns, and Pat Swayze still lives on forever. Swayze is eternally remembered as Bohdi from Point in that magical place. Top that!

Looks like a great project! Love it!
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:05 PM   #38
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Tell your Dad I said Hello ...

As a side interesting side note ... My 32 3W ... also came from Apple City NC ( Taylorsville ) and the previous owner ... is J.Wikes Dad's brother ... Kenny







Looking forward to seeing the 5W done ... and up and running around.

Randy

Will do Randy....i'll tell dad and kenny you said hello.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:22 PM   #39
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As another side note, my uncle who sold deuce roadster his 32 coupe, is currently building this '33 three window. CustomCory worked on it as well.

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Old 10-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #40
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COol project, nice job on the doors, looks great!
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