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Hot Rods 1936 Ford Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ihaterust, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. ihaterust
    Joined: Nov 21, 2005
    Posts: 144

    from minnesota

    I am considering purchasing a 36 Coupe that has a crack in roof along the door pillar area. Has anyone seen this before and what cause it. Keep in mind that this is not the area of the original roof seam. Any help would be appreciated. IMG_3922.JPG
  2. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,354


    Do I see pink in there?
  3. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,072


    I does look like cracked bondo.
  4. johnold1938
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 371

    from indiana

    rule of thumb! CRACK KILLS
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  5. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,117

    from Wa.St.

    I have seen owners, (me included) that span a 2x4 2x6 across from door opening to other door opening to lift body off. Depending on how much weight was stripped off the body it could be a load lifting fracture.....................................
    That's a classic "filler" crack and if it's there hiding any rust instead of properly fixing it it will be even weaker..........................
  6. chop job
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
    Posts: 551

    chop job
    from Wisconsin

    A magnet will tell you how much area is filled with fiberglass.
  7. perrytudor32
    Joined: Sep 7, 2012
    Posts: 158

    from uk

    got a 36 5 widow in my shop,had to rear both sides in this spot,just rusted out.
  8. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 898


    I don't see a driprail. Was it removed & filled w/ bondo?
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  9. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,927

    from Iowa

    I agree, looks like a crappy drip rail trim. Cut and putty!
  10. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,806

    Jalopy Joker

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  11. Weedburner 40
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 692

    Weedburner 40

    36 Fords don't have drip rails. It does look like it has a load of mud in it though. Pretty hard to tell what's going on there without digging it out.
  12. Itchy-Pit
    Joined: May 7, 2008
    Posts: 459


    What does the jam look like? Below that area and inside if there is no headliner. I had a 66 Mustang coupe years ago, my first car. On the windshield frame the windshield post had a seam to the drip rail. As best as I tried to get all the rust out it just came back bubbling the paint and crack parallel to the length of the windshield which would fall into what Brigrat detailed. That is not an easy fix from my perspective.
  13. I think my 36 has a crack in the lead in the same spot.
  14. You certainly can see cracked paint and body filler.
    The guesses are endless what is underneath of it.
  15. take a pass on that one...
  16. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,863


    It find it amazing people are telling you to pass on a car based on that single picture. Yes look it over, but 36 ford coupe projects aren't growing on trees.
  17. No shit!
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