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Projects 1937 Ford Cabriolet Custom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 2tall2beahotrodder, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
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    I wouldn't mold the rear fenders, or the fronts either for that matter, to the body. You start limiting your options when you take that step. If I was buying it, it would be worth less with fenders welded on.
    JMHO... your car, build it to suit you.
    Keep workin'
    Al
     
  2. To me welded fenders say " fully committed Custom". Do what you like. That being said mine will be detachable.


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  3. I knew you were on here somewhere. Much more detailed than Instagram
     
  4. thecrazed(k)666
    Joined: Feb 7, 2010
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    any updates....nice work ....
     
  5. hooliganshotrods
    Joined: Dec 2, 2010
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    from Calgary

    Really cool project, I'm building a 37 coupe so have a soft spot for 37's. Your metal work is really nice.
    An off topic question, how did you mount that beam in your shop? I've been wanting to hang one in my garage, was thinking of mounting it off the header from my bonus room.
    Cool build, following along for sure![​IMG]
     
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  6. Sorry fellas, no real progress in the past month or so. I have been block sanding the altered and prepping it for paint in a few weeks. Trying to finish one before I jump on the 37 full steam..

    Did pick up a 54 olds rocket though, still trying to hunt down a transmission... Any leads on a hydromatic would be great!
     
  7. Its mounted from the header with 5 or 6 notched 2x6's on each side.. not sure if it was installed correctly but it does the trick ( was already installed when I bought the house)
     
  8. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
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    Amazing work.
     
  9. Wow it's been awhile... Built a TROG car between the last update. Luckily I'm back on the 37.
    I bought a great donor which had a perfect frame and a lot of parts. Started patching the cowl, posts and did some more fender work on the driver side rear fender. I graphed two different dashes as well...
     

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  10. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    I'm glad you sectioned it. I think the proportions are much nicer than a stock '37.
    Since you haven't done the door tops yet, have you considered doing it as a roadster rather than a cab? '37 roadsters are hen's teeth, and you wouldn't have to mess with rollup windows!
     
  11. Go man go.....where's kid Campbell 71 to give me an amen!!!!
     
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  12. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
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    I just found this thread, and I like where this is headed. Nice work.
     
  13. fryguy
    Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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    Steve, how are you making out on this? Everything looks great up to here so far!
     
  14. I need to stop building silly single seaters!! After im finished with my ladys racer, ill get back on it..
     
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  15. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Never saw this build before but really beautiful work. I agree that the sectioning really brings the proportions together and the metalwork is impressive. Plus it's always fun to see extremely rough cars get saved, and this one certainly qualifies! Looking forward to seeing more of this in the future.
     
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  16. IMG_0012.jpg IMG_0101.jpg I built these since then..
     
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  17. mrquickwhip
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg These pics are for you 2Tall....hope they load on here. Hood is 47in across at rear points. From front of hood to v at rear of hood is 41in from front of hood to rear of dip at side is 20in and its 1in deep. I hope that makes sense.
    Bob in Scotland image.jpeg
     
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