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Hot Rods 1934 Ford sedan into a coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by irondoctor, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. irondoctor
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
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    20170928_161338.jpg Here is my go at it.
    I decided I wanted to build a 34 3 window. After searching around I could not see paying the going rate for a body that needed the lower half replaced. A new body sounds great but at this time l have only seen one avalible and the cost kinda takes the fun out of it for me. I have been thinking about this option since the thread were the cheater club guy did the 5w from a 4dr.
    So after stareing at pictures, related threads, and receiving a cardboard pattern I decided to go for it. 20170928_161326.jpg Here is what I started with. WAY cheaper than any 3 window I have looked at and I got a frame, axle, wishbone, etc.
     
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  2. irondoctor
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    After scribling and marking all over it I cut it. To be honest I did think about just building a sedan. However the subrails were bad so I was going to have to cut it up to fix that. I decided to stay on track. 20170928_191445.jpg
     
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  3. irondoctor
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    20171111_184334.jpg 20171111_184319.jpg View attachment 3773287 I should have taken more pictures of the subrail replacment. But as I get going I forget about taking pictures.
    Here I have the subrails buttoned up and the quarters mocked up. These are SAR roadster quarters and will need some work to be used on a coupe. View attachment 3773287
     
  4. irondoctor
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    20171201_172639.jpg I attach the cowl back on and line the door posts up so the door gaps are good. I braced the post until i can get the doors bolted shut.
    That is another thing I like about using a sedan is it will have steel door posts. I have had some 32 3windows and hate wood door posts.
    20171203_180328.jpg 20171203_180401.jpg I had to cut about 9" of excess off the front of the quarter. All of the tailpan metal and subrails came from Tom Bay in Ark City, Kansas. Tom is a great guy and makes very nice parts.
     
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  5. Looking very good......
     
  6. irondoctor
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    20171212_204244.jpg 20171213_205311.jpg I had to move the cab opening back 3" as the roadster has a longer tulip panel than a 3 window.
     
  7. irondoctor
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    20171223_161355.jpg 20171223_161525.jpg At this point I cut the top of the door post and rear portion of the door off. I set the roof on it to see just how bad it fits. This is going to be the fun part.
     
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  8. irondoctor
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    20171224_143843.jpg 20171224_143929.jpg With some measurements from a helpful internet friend I was able to get the correct dimensions for the roof opening.
     
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  9. irondoctor
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    20171226_140915.jpg 20171226_140933.jpg 20171226_142301_001.jpg 20171226_142321.jpg I whipped up a set of door post/ headers out of some 16ga. You can see my cardboard pattern that made all of this possible.
     
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  10. Hot Rod Nut
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    All I can say is ....WOW. I have to watch this.
     
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  11. irondoctor
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    20171228_125519.jpg 20171228_144640.jpg 20171228_163132.jpg I was lucky enough to score a set of top hinges from a 33 that have a portiom of the door. I made new inner door tops and part of the outer. I used the window detail from the sedan to supply the lines. Still needs some work and I will add the part that makes it a 34.
     
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  12. irondoctor
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    20171229_153247.jpg 20171229_153302.jpg Got to have a roll down rear window.
     
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  13. that's some nice work
     
  14. Damn. I "heart" sh#t like this.
     
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  15. trey32
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    You're my hero
     
  16. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Wow, fantastic! And stock height too! Every Coupe conversion I've seen is chopped..
    Your work will be in the roof, leaning the rear window forward and getting rid of the Sedan rear roof "bustle" in making it all Coupe like. Also, 3/w Coupe door frames are slightly rounded at the top, not as flat as all the other body style doors.
    You've done a great job. I'll have fun following along! I've been collecting 34 scraps for years with a goal to do a puzzle Coupe.
     
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  17. qzjrd5
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    Nice job! Really coming along!
     
  18. MAD 034
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    Very nice stuff there.
     
  19. esrbuilders
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  20. greg37
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    Very nice work, thanks for sharing.
     
  21. The37Kid
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    There are a lot of these being built on the HAMB, always good to see another, looking good! Bob
     
  22. brady1929
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    Wow, nice work!
     
  23. Bugguts
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    Looks like you've done this before. Your work is really nice. Looking forward to see it finished!
     
  24. That's awesome !!
    Very nice work
     
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  25. Pete
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    Me like this build.
     
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  26. choptop40
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  27. Squablow
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    Love this, love everything about it. This is the future of hot rodding right here, this is what will keep it affordable for years to come.
     
  28. big duece
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    Subscribed for sure, do you still have your '32 3w?
     
  29. Mikel50
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    Mikel50

    Always impressed with builds like this, I wouldn’t know where to begin !
    Looks amazing already !


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  30. ss34coupe
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    Just fantastic work! You make it look so easy, but it is really the result of your skilled effort. Going to follow your build with great interest!
     

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