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Hot Rods 32 Ford 3 windows ex hypotetical deuce

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adventurer, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006


    Its looking better already! Keep at it !
  2. Don't stop now. Keep us posted please.
  3. Ronald66
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
    Posts: 40


    Wow!!! I missed this one...
    At this point after following alot of your projects and seeing the final results...
    I'm sure your the Best Italian Hot Rodder..
    Keep up the good work..
    See you soon,
  4. Flipping awesome!!!
  5. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,795


    Great work in saving this body. Based on the as found photos I'm guessing the doors are from another 3Window correct?
  6. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,294


    It will take some serious BALLS to save that one. It appears you have them...
  7. adventurer
    Joined: Aug 1, 2006
    Posts: 385


    No, the doors are the original. We cut the inner structure off and got everything straight. Now only the upper part of the door needs to be fixed, but will be able to do this when roof is ok. Need to adapt one to the other.
    Work has been stopped now as we were waiting for some supports from Brookville and the drip rails that were completely out of shape and rusted. In september we'll work on her again. We are putting some finishing touches on my 32 chopped full fendered sedan with 3.71 blown 283
  8. Wow - how´d I miss this? Unbeleivable.
  9. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,616


    And restorers criticize us for ruining good cars, I bet this is one that they'd avoid like the plague and not bother with, too far gone to salvage. I think they'll be proved wrong.:D And I thought I was ambitious with mine.:rolleyes:
  10. adventurer
    Joined: Aug 1, 2006
    Posts: 385


    Ok time for some updates. Have received some stuff from Brookville, and am working on the inner structure. We have assembled the drip rails, so that the trunk lid can fit straight and even. Now we are doing the door hinge frames. When new this part was made with wood, but in my car all wood is missing. So welded the doors to the door poening giving the correct gap and then created a framework for attaching the hinges. We used L shaped steel and will use flat steel to complete the frame work. For the first time, today I have been able to open and close a door. Here are some pics of the work in progress.






  11. billylo
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 542


    Making progress. I was wondering if you have been working on this one....
  12. adventurer
    Joined: Aug 1, 2006
    Posts: 385

    Member are expensive....
  13. slepe67
    Joined: Jan 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,146


    Wow, I only have a few cannon-ball size dents that I'm crying rivers over. You sir, are THE MAN!!!!!

    Thanks for taking the time to post detailed photos of your progress. Believe it or not I'm learning a lot just by looking at your photos, things that really stand out are the main differences between a 3W and a 5W.

    I'm subscribed. GO MAN GO!
  14. Nuvolari
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 74

    from Italy

  15. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,728


    looking good, keep at it ...
  16. Emperor Chris
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 469

    Emperor Chris
    from Nor Cal
    1. Upholstery

    Incredible. I love to see cars come back to life. Subscribed.
  17. Doc Squat
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,375

    Doc Squat
    from tulsa, ok

    So much love and talent. You are the man. Deuces forever.
  18. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,937


    You're a brave man!
  19. I love watching these kind of builds. It will be very rewarding for you to see it finished!
  20. adventurer
    Joined: Aug 1, 2006
    Posts: 385


    small update: both doors have been fitted to the door opening, the trunk lid fits in its opening and upper door fit in their openings....body structure seems to be square now. Will update tomorrow with some pics.
    Thank you everybody for the support....greatly appreciated
  21. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,326


    Wow great progress - when the doors and the trunk fit, that's a big step forward.

  22. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
    Posts: 814


    Looking good already!
  23. cheesegrater
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 114

    from california

    How many people like myself have thrown away a LOT better 3Ws than that one in the early 60s you have a very BIG set & I commend you for your tenacity I hope your time is free
  24. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,511

    from WA

    Damn I thought we did a lot of metal work.........Kudos to you for doing this....the "Million Man Hour Coupe"............outstanding! Appropriate that I found this thread on "LABOR" Day!
  25. skwurl
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,620


    Now that's determination
  26. jipp
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,112


    you do great work, and i hope you got that piece of tin for a good price. i think 32;s are over priced anyhow. but im not real picky so id be happy with anything older than 57.. choose 57 chev cut off date for no other reason other than i like it like a billion other guys.chris.
  27. adventurer
    Joined: Aug 1, 2006
    Posts: 385


    some pics





    more tomorrow
  28. Acey_Deucey
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 744


    It really makes me happy to see it coming together so nicely. Good job Antonello.
  29. HotRodHighley
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 395

    from cincy, oh

    Subscribed. Keep the updates coming. Thanks

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