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Features 33-34 Ford coupe bodies

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ss34coupe, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Runnin shine
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  2. Elvis100
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  3. Lets bring this to the top
     
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  4. 1934coupe
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    In that case, still looking for my cousins 34 5W coupe Richie Balsamo sold it around 1984 from LI. He moved to FL. It was a dark blue w/gray interior, American 200S wheels, dropped front axle w/4 link, 8" Mustang rear/ 4 link and coil springs. All steel body w/ filled roof and the firewall was a smooth piece of steel welded to the cowl all the way around. I had posted pictures in this thread but can't find them on the computer. Thanks

    Pat
     
  5. ss34coupe
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    This thread has been going for 13 years, so a lot of the 33-34 Ford coupe bodies that have been displayed must by now be built into finished hot rods. Here is a current pic of my 33 Ford coupe - compare it to the pic in post one of this thread. It was a beat up old race car body, and I was only able to use the back third of the body - the cowl, roof, doors and floor come from other sources. Don't think I would start with a race car body again, but it is what I had to work with if I wanted to build a channeled hot rod. Now the coupe is a running vehicle, with just a few little odds and ends to finish. So if you have posted on this thread and Untitled-2.jpg IMG_2860.jpg have pics that show the progress you have made, please go ahead and post them! We want to see what you have done.
     
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  6. flamedabone
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    I first posted this one in 2011 or so.
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    Here she is finished before she went to Germany.
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    This one was most of a car, not just a body.
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    Mocked up.
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    The downhill slide going back together.
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    This one is next.
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    -Abone.
     
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  7. ss34coupe
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    Yes, that is what I am talking about. Great work, flamedabone!
     
  8. Deadelvis2000
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    IMG_2796.JPG IMG_2213.jpg Ss34coupe is not kidding. Working with a race car body is a slog. It's a ton of work and just as much patience ....but how else does a guy on a budget get to own a model 40 coupe. Inching forward with clamps and cardboard to keep the excitement going.
     
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  9. Squablow
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    I am loving DeadElvis' build above. That's how it's done!
     
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  10. ss34coupe
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    Here is a pic that should go between the two photos of my 33 coupe build posted above. Deadelvis2000 is absolutely right describing the work it takes to build a coupe body out of bits and pieces - a lot of mig welding wire and tons of grinding. Keep at it though and you will get there. 33_Ford_Coupe_018.jpg
     
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  11. High test 63
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    Man, this thread is so damn humbling!
     
  12. panhead_pete
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    Your last black one was perfect. Wish I had seen it for sale at the time :) Best of luck with this one!
     
  13. Dago 88
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    Not Ford but very interesting. 1934-Hupmobile-417-W-630x354.jpg 1934-Hupmobile-630x409.jpg 1934 Hupmobile used 3 window Ford body's with Cabriolet doors,
     
  14. WHD
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    Although if you needed an old guy, they probably would have thrown him in the purchase (lot of them in these parts). I looked at that body when it was in Sarasota. Wondered where it ended up.
     
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  15. Look what I found today, and yes I bought them 00U0U_5oYec1LRdiB_0CI0qA_1200x900.jpg 00k0k_ezfrLTfqoe1_0CI0nl_1200x900.jpg 00e0e_hXk9affCtmR_0CI0rM_1200x900.jpg 01111_h7rzfQEdU36_0t20CI_1200x900.jpg 00O0O_co0SlT4zxXJ_0CI0pm_1200x900.jpg 00H0H_c2cOWufMgty_0zE0t2_1200x900.jpg
     
  16. Duke
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    If you build one of the two I see some parts I could use! Nice find.
     
  17. flamedabone
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    20 years ago, we might have kept on walking past those bodys, but by todays standards, they are pretty decent. Nice score.

    -Abone.
     
  18. 20 years ago they would have been a lot cheaper:)
     
  19. Corn Fed
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    Replace the bottom foot of that 33 and you'll have a decent body. With as straight as it is it musta never raced...or if it did it spent all of it's time leading the pack!
     
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