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Old 02-20-2007, 12:34 AM   #1
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Default 35 3W build off

Just wanted to share with you the pics of a 35 3W that I'm rebuilding for a customer


The car was in such a bad shape : rust, bad repairs and one of the worst chop I've ever seen, but it was a driver all the drivetrain had been restored, the owner drove the car to the shop which is pretty scary since there were only 2 bolts holding the body to the frame.

Most of the inner structure was gone. The more I was digging the scarier it was getting




So I found a '36 2 door sedan


Set it on the 35 frame and fired up the sawsall


More surprises


Since the top of the coupe was rusted through too I decided to use the sedan one.

The top is chopped 4" in front, 5-3/4" in the rear, the back window and B posts are laid foreward

I'm also rebuilding the inner structure of the car using the sedan parts and some fab'ed ones, the long brace is just there to check it's fit, I will fill the roof before welding it in in it's correct location..


Last mod for now is the rear that I'm extending 4-1/4"
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:40 AM   #2
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Man that is a lot of work. You are not fixing it you are building a new car!! Really great thinking using the sedan body parts. Great job!! How may hours do you have in it?

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Old 02-20-2007, 12:43 AM   #3
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I know that shop...Tell Troy he smells funny...
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:10 AM   #4
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I have around 150 h in the build that includes the subrails and the floor braces. There are some other stuff I did for this car that's not on the pics.
Evel I'd like to answer to that but he is probably reading and he is my boss
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:27 AM   #5
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I know that shop...Tell Troy he smells funny...
I was just going to say Hollywood Hotrods, in Burbank
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:56 AM   #6
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Man I got scared at first, thems some UGLY welds there!!
Your work looks superb, love the style!
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:57 AM   #7
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What a shame somebody butchered this car like this way back when. It looks like you're doing a really nice job of bringing her back, though. Nice work! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:08 AM   #8
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Love these cars. Always wondered what one´d look like with a `35 truck grille.

Great work, keep us updated.

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:08 AM   #9
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That's going to be neat piece especially using that 33 grille!! YEAH!
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:32 AM   #10
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Excellent job!!!! keep up the post with new pics!!!
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:07 PM   #11
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What a shame somebody butchered this car like this way back when.
Unfortunatly it was done around a year ago by a guy who never chopped a car before, I heard that he was proud of what he did, sad to see that there are still people fucking up cars like that.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:36 PM   #12
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Well it looks like you have got it going in the right direction. My welding abilities sux, but I not that bad unless I am drunk.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:37 PM   #13
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What the hell, those chop top welds look like grape clusters, what was he thinking?.......thanks for saving an awesome car my friend.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:55 PM   #14
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what a car to learn how to chop on. Gave me a start when I saw the first pic, glad I scrolled on down and saw you were savin and not doin'. Looks like your doing a good job savin the old girl. I'd hope you post pics when it's done.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:56 PM   #15
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I've got a couple of sections of roof for a car like this, if anyone in the NY area is in need of some material to stretch a chopped roof.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:41 AM   #16
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Looks like your doing a good job savin the old girl. I'd hope you post pics when it's done.
I'm not sure what he is doing is really called saving. He is building a nice coupe out of a sedan.....not much of the molested coupe is being saved.

Nice job on the fab work.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:10 AM   #17
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do u need a job? im hiring
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:18 PM   #18
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Nothing like getting some elses' headache huh?
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:49 PM   #19
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WOW!

That's quite an undertaking, but it does look good so far.

Keep us posted.

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Old 02-21-2007, 01:55 PM   #20
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Great looking job, I gotta say, I find your shop almost as fascinating as the build. Love the portholes.
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