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Projects 1931 Ford 3W Build "Marilyn"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DylanHill1931, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. DylanHill1931
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    Great information thank you very much I really like this stance! And was really wondering how much of a difference the 40 spring would make glad to hear the ride is smoother, and sorry bout the head trauma glad you’re doing well now


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  2. DylanHill1931
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    Hello everyone sorry for the absence for anyone following this build not much done to the coupe as funds got pretty tight and I actually started another project to flip for some money, I’m throwing out the name of my new build with caution as well because there are many types of these built mine is built solely around parts that I have leftover from the coupe and whatever I can make. I am building a ratrod.... here are a few pics of beginning to where it’s at now. [​IMG]
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    [​IMG] My father sitting in it
    [​IMG] myself in the drivers seat and my father next to me, this is pretty much where it’s at now with the exception of a few small things but onto The Coupe!
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] collected a few things for the coupe like a nice original seat, few more patch panels, a aftermarket Aristocrat instrument panel a very nice original hood and got it rolling! I did give the original front to a friend who is building a rat as well, am not using mech. Brakes anyways so I didn’t much care. But there’s a small update for everyone.


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  3. spurgeonforge
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    Thanks for the update, keep at it.
     
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  4. DylanHill1931
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    Definitely will, the coupe isn’t going anywhere, and I won’t sell it, using the money from this “ratrod” to use to build the coupe


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  5. loudbang
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    Oh NO another gone to the dark side.
     
  6. The37Kid
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    Labor must be worth zero, just sell the parts. Bob
     
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  7. DylanHill1931
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    Hahaha no, this is my one and only “ratrod” the coupe is next


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  8. DylanHill1931
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    I thought about it and had parts listed for a while with no hits, I figured all the cutting I did on the first cowl deterred a lot of people from buying it, everything is leftover parts or like the body, handmade, just having fun doing a friendly “build off” with 4 other guys, don’t loose hope in me, it’s all for fun....as this hobby/lifestyle should be


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  9. nunattax
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    great projects im envious
     
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  10. DylanHill1931
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    No need to be envious brother, just gotta build whatever you vision! I love traditional hotrods, but I have to say that it is nice to build a car without guidelines and people saying what’s right and wrong.


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  11. thirtytwo
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    Some might call it education ,or gaining better skills , I wouldn’t nessesarily call it a rat , some of them out of the box cars can be a fun deviation , to me a rat rod these days is sawblade steeringwheels chainlink frame rails totally undrivable
     
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  12. nunattax
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    if I was starting from here id love to build a 2 door woody trad custom.!![​IMG]
     
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  13. DylanHill1931
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    All you need is a Cowl bud! I’m not much of a carpenter so making a Roadster body seemed more achievable


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  14. Stogy
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    It unusual but not...your methods so far don't talk Rat to me so why call it that, I rather you said a non typical Hotrod. Those side body panels are pretty cool...I think you have been around here and the Traditional bug has bitten you a bit...have fun you two...hey your still doing a 3 window right? You have so many projects going on I'm not sure which path I'm on :confused:...by the way heres a video the music's kinda Hokey but that should clarify what I'm trying to say...remember the images are in the period of say 50-60ish...remember they built super low Model As in the early 50s.
    And remember we do suggest this and that but salt is always to be considered...many Hotrods were unusual...I like to refer to many as trendsetters...

    Many of these were posted in this thread over the years and here they are posted together in a slide show...raw n' wild



    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...genized-hotrods.1002926/page-90#post-12934583

    Theres some pretty crude stuff here but the R Reference is not what it's about...

    Now your not done yet so perhaps things may change but all I see now is a cool Father and son in a Hotrod...;)

     
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  15. DylanHill1931
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    I like the “non typical Hotrod” name a lot better than rat rod, have been told a few times than this is more of a Hotrod that would have been built back then, everything I am doing on the car is done with some sort of quality level in mind, all welds have been done correctly nothing has been “X or stitch” welded that shouldn’t be. I called it a rat as the body was homemade and I was literally using leftover or free parts to build this car, motor is a 3.8l v6 and trans is a turbo 350, rear is an s10 but everything is built low styled with traditional roots. I want the car to look like a Hotrod when I’m done but it has prison bus seats, boat steering wheel and instrument panel etc. just having some fun. And YES!!! I am definitely still building the 3 Window! Didn’t mean to turn this thread into the Roadster just wanted to let everyone know what I got going on! And thank you for the kindness! Very much appreciated and it’s fun building a car along side my pops. That’s his RPU he’s making in the background.


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  17. Lost track of this thread a long time ago. Glad it resurfaced. I’m subscribed now so I don’t miss any more updates. I have to agree with @thirtytwo and @Stogy that the roadster doesn’t deserve the RR classification when it is built with attention to quality. I’d just call it “scratch-built” or “home-built”.

    Really like the 3 window build, too! Carry on!
     
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  18. DylanHill1931
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    Well thanks man I appreciate that! It has been a fun little build so far and will be nice to sell seeing as I only have about 1500$ in it at the moment!


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  19. DylanHill1931
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    Well thanks brother! Definitely nice to hear that is acceptable into the scene! And yes building this car as solid as it can be with as little money as possible!

    And thank you! The coupe is the main objective, the Roadster is just a fun build off we got going on that started after we went to a ratrod even and we all realized we had enough parts laying around to build and sell a car for our nice cars! The coupe will be finished!!


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  20. The three window coupe has got two more Windows now?
     
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  21. DylanHill1931
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    Oh no, never cut the body back the 6”. I cut the old body that was beyond toast but then found this body had it blasted and is now awaiting me to work on it


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  22. Stogy
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    Happy Birthday...Hows it going? It's Cake and Metal Sandwich Day...:D

    Hope all is well and less 2 windows...;)...Have a Grand Day indeed...
     
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    Here's a 3W that was at this year's Yokohama show. Some of this works well for me, some not so much. Thought the pics might be of use to the OP and the rest of us subscribed to the thread. 78494515_2587229077979492_8488284415594594304_n.jpg 78720481_2499809176904904_2237528290195668992_n.jpg 78600038_720528398353468_2144277072661446656_n.jpg 78846706_2539335392848980_1747754327411261440_n.jpg
     
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  25. panhead_pete
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    Does anyone have copies of the original slant window 3W built by Ford? All the previous posts with them have died the photobucket death. :(
     
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  26. Stogy
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    I hope this gets @DylanHill1931 back on the 3W kick...

    The 2 threads below about 'A' Era Prototypes including the 3 Window are on a Fordbarn Thread and a MAFC site below...

    Copyof1930ModelAFord3-WindowCoupePr.jpg


    images (7).jpeg
    :rolleyes:...this is the Slant Posted Prototype that I believe is Dylan's base for his Project minus mods of course and only he knows what those may be...;)
    Sorry this pic is at a very poor resolution unfortunately...

    https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=81264&showall=1


    3windowcoupe.jpg

    31swCoupeJavier.jpg

    :rolleyes:...https://mafca.com/gallery_strange.html

    Credit to Photographer's, Owner's
     
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