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Hot Rods 34 ford 3w made entirely from junk!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimSibley, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. brg404
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    I had a Chevy-Healey a long time ago, but it was a 100-6, not a 100-4. Since the 4-cylinder cars are pretty rare, curious if you found just the body as a project?

    And yes, please start a thread, that chassis looks AWESOME! We miss your posts...
     
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  2. Magfiend
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    I've been looking for a 100-4 adjustable windshield setup for years...
     
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  3. ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    If you do find one you will have to get a mortgage
    on your house to pay for it!
    In the early '70s a local junkyard sold out.
    I saw a flatbed tractor trailer leave with 6 Healeys
    from the '50s on it. I'm not trying to give you any hope,
    but maybe an older-timer than me might know where that load went.
    Good luck!
    You too rodi!
     
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  4. rod1
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    You and me both ,my friend..
     
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  5. JimSibley
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    It has been a v8 healey since the early 60s. When i first heard of it ,it had a 260 ford in it, when i first saw it there was a 289, and when i bought it there was a 427 side oiler. I didnt get the side oiler and im kinda fond of sbc motors so i went with the dz 302. I have been told that it ran at the deer park drag strip in the late 60s , but i am yet to find any proof.
     
  6. JimSibley
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    Well, i have driven the healey, and its back to the 34 made out of junk. I have managed to cobble together the quarters good enough for now, and i am settling in for a long stint of welding together the quilt of a body. CEFEE2B5-2904-4BB4-B7D7-A2CC8E16445B.jpeg 6DDE970C-4FC6-4FE4-A841-73CB27341C09.jpeg
     
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  7. rod1
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    You're a Nut! In a good way.The Sibley Adventures..
     
  8. exterminator
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    You need to tackle the 200 hundred dollar nomad next after seeing what you did with the coupe.
     
  9. coupe33
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    The 34 3 window looks really nice. All the work you do is perfect. I have a 5 window that was all scrap parts but it is nowhere the same quality build. I had a single question about the windshield you posted that it is 6 1/2 inches. Is that the glass or the frame? maybe a second question about the angle of the a pillars how many degrees back? Thanks and Love what you have done!
     
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  10. A Boner
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    What is the frame under the Healey...looks like a Cobra frame???
     
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  11. JimSibley
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    The windshield is 6.5 inches in glass. As for the angle, i dont know, it just looked right.
    The frame under the healey is made from 4 inch chromoly, and i modeled it after a cobra. I figure if its good enough for shelby, its good enough for me.
     
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  12. coupe33
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    Thanks! Just looking at a piece of junk that may need the same treatment. State law says 6" minimum for street rod windshield. The only option here in Maine.
     
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  13. AmishMike
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    Beware: in Pennsylvania they measure window vertically - not just the length of the glass that may be angled
     
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  14. coupe33
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    Same here in Maine. It is kind of a pain but at least we don't need a title.
     
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  15. rotten ron
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    I could build a coupe just like yours if I was not so dam lazy and had talent.
     
  16. JimSibley
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    The hardest part was finding so much disguarded junk parts from real 33-34 fords. Every piece on this thing was a bent chunk taken from a car so that car could replace it with a usable piece.
     
  17. JimSibley
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    726F3040-89B7-4C85-A568-A1CB8017112F.jpeg Just a little update. Holes, holes and more holes.
     
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  18. Stogy
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    Holey Schmoly...Your updates are very inspiring Hotrodder...awesome work Jim...;)
     
  19. Atwater Mike
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    Jim, have you a wall thickness on that wavy Plymouth axle? Mine sounds (and weighs) thinner than my wallet!
     
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  20. JimSibley
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    Not mine. It weighs a ton! And , when I altered it I was welding on my highest setting and it penetrated like crazy with no blow through.
     
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  21. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Sounds like a wild and crazy party! Or a... never mind lol.. the car looks mean Jim ;)
     
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  22. JimSibley
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    5BE799FF-2FE8-4F4D-B8CA-24F87524B4D8.jpeg E855F22E-3A3D-4402-B92F-293DA34EF459.jpeg 896936EE-42A2-4447-84CD-BB2467FFC76D.jpeg Ok, so this car is 100% made from discarded crap. I have said from the beginning that it needed to be wilder than my Chevy and built entirely from
    Scraps. I have no door frames, no door structures and no hinges or latches. What I do have in my pile of crap is a set of slides for a hearse, to push the casket in and out, so naturally I’m thinking I need a sliding roof like a fighter plane! I know some of you are going to hate this idea, but remember, I started with junk, so I’m not ruining anything. After looking through hundreds of vintage salt flats and drag racing photos, I am convinced that this I period correct for the era of early racing, in the spirit of innovation and “use what you got” attitudes that these pioneers had and , what the hell, I like it!, not to mention, with the roof open it looks a little like a Vicky, and who doesn’t like a Vicky?
     
  23. Stogy
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    Holy Casket rollers Batman...neato...like a cockpit on a plane...aka WW11
     
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  24. Wow, that's some nice thinking outside the box shit there Jim.
    Keen to see how this idea turns out.
     
  25. Turns
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    Just WOW :cool:

    What an awesome build...........

    Cheers Turns
     
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  26. catdad49
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    Now, That’s Interesting!
     
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  27. Your coo coo bananas Jim !!!!

    this thing is turning out fantastic for a pile of “junk”

    I like the sliding roof deal Go man Go !!
     
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  28. atch
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    I like it. A lot.

    If the slider deal turns out to be impractical you could hinge the top; sort of like the hinged body of a funny car.

    However, with your skills I have no doubt that you'll make the sliders work. I've been watching this since you started it a year and a half ago. I'm continually amazed at your ideas and execution and at the same time humbled by my own.
     
  29. blowby
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    Too cool!
     
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  30. Man I love seeing the stuff you build Jim.
     
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