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1936 Roadster build (from a 4 door, and 5 window)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Salt Flats Speed Shop, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Salt Flats Speed Shop
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,472

    Salt Flats Speed Shop
    from Utah

    This build is for Brigrat here on the hamb. He has always wanted a 36' roadster and so we got talking about it and I mentioned that I could make him one out of a 4 door and the back section of a 5 window. He had a 4 door, and my buddy had the 5 window back section so this ought to be fun :)

    I will be using my buddies original 36' roadster for all my patters to convert the cowl top of the doors and above the trunk.

    Hope you guys enjoy! And Lon I hope you are as excited to do this as I am.



    Last edited: Mar 22, 2010
  2. Kreepea_1
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 448


  3. hellonwheels
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
    Posts: 668


    Straight axle up front? Wide-fives? Flatty?

    Excited to see what you do with this one.
  4. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,700


    Is the flatty going into this one Lon? It would be a perfect fit with a set of Navarro heads and a Thickstun intake...
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  5. moparforlife
    Joined: Feb 21, 2009
    Posts: 351

    from Rolla, MO

    I love Salt Flats Speed Shop threads.
  6. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,533

    from Reno,nv

    sit back and enjoy this is going to be good, subscribed
  7. Ambitious but frickin killer! Can't wait to watch this come together!

  8. eberhama
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 619


    I think you should make multiple copies of the door tops, cowl tops, and rear passenger opening plus whatever it takes to make a closed car dash an open car one.. I think a guy could make a small fortune selling "5 window to roadster" conversion kits. I wonder how hard it would be to get top bows made?
  9. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,596

    from Calgary

    I am sure it will be an awesome build, just like all the others, but I am somewhat disappointed in the fact your not going to completely morph it from the 4-door. 5 window rears ends aren't that plentifull or cheap so the thought of building the roadster completely from the 4 door was giving me false hope....
    Can't wait to see the build anyway though!
  10. Hot Turkey
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,236

    Hot Turkey

    This is guna be good.
  11. X2

    This will be great...subscribed!
  12. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 3,821


    Alright! I'm going to follow this one!
  13. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,003


    Subscribed cant wait to watch this come together!!
  14. ponchopowerd
    Joined: Feb 20, 2010
    Posts: 172


    sounds like a plan! cant wait to see how it falls togeather, keep us updated
  15. FalconMan
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,206

    from Minnesota

    You can buy new bows from Superior Auto Parts. The tough part will be to get the correct dash.

  16. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 1,742


    A really stupid question here. I want to follow this build along with others but I do not know how to subsribe to them.

    If you can help me it would be appreciated.

  17. FalconMan
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,206

    from Minnesota

    You just did by replying to this thread. Otherwise you can go to the top of the posting and pull down the thread tools.

  18. 58Lincoln
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 278

    from Chico, CA

    I will be watching this one closely.

    With your outstanding fabrication skills it should turn out great.
  19. X3

    This is better than porn!

    Wicked chop on the ventilated tudor behind it.
  20. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,973


    Good for Ron. This will be cool!
  21. tinmann
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,579


    Go Chris. I wish I had your energy.
  22. garagerods
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 453

    from Omaha

    Are we there yet...Are we there yet....Are we :)
  23. Swedeshoebox
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from Sweden

    Are you going to build it with wood or will it have reinforcments in steel?
  24. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 3,888

    from Wa.St.

    Open to any mild custom rear tail pan & fender idea's, post pic's if ya gotem!
    Motor combo? Looking for a blown flatty, multy carb Caddy, Buick nailhead or a baby Hemi that I do have.
    Front suspension may not be hamb friendly, kicking around many idea's though.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2010
  25. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    Wow!!! What an undertaking but I am sure it will be spot on seeing your previous work.
  26. DaveC28
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
    Posts: 23

    from England UK

    Looking forward to this one , as I am doing a 37 2 door Pheaton out of a slantback, if I can figure out to post Pictures I will..

  27. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 5,448


    I am totally opposed to cutting up ANY '36 Ford. Creating an amorphadite bastard from an old sedan that someone could restore, and ruining a 5W coupe in the process. Save them for someone who appreciates them and will preserve them.

    I have subscribed to this thread if only to hope to save another Ford from Hot Rod Butchery. ;) And hoping I can get some ideas for the next one I find. All I need is a cowl, a pair of doors, and an old hood...
  28. gasheat
    Joined: Nov 7, 2005
    Posts: 713

    from Dallas

    Sounds lilke you need more than that.
  29. Is the plan for 100% accuracy, exactly as per Henry, or just a good looking rod body?
  30. carbuilder
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 982


    There are lots of differences between the Roadster & coup/sedan bodys. The doors inner steel structure is shaped totally different not including the wood, the front door jams are shaped different plus the roadster has wood uprights, the rear door jams are shaped different & has wood uprights plus the lower casting support, door latch mechanism are different & in a different location , door hinges are in different location, of coarse the door tops are totally different, cowl top is different & has wood underneath , the dash is different. The rear body wrap around that the top anchors to is 10 gage plus more. I do have a original 70k mile 36 roadster here plus a 2/3 roadster 1/3 coupe & a coupe that is being converted to a accurate roadster & my avatar under construction. Doing an accurate roadster conversion is time consuming but building a coupster is a lot less time consuming. Hey Boyd did it in 14 days or less it must be tru they showed it on TV & the TV shows never lie Danny.

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