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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. JimSibley
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    B1BD8A52-C66F-422C-AFC8-2B65C249EC93.jpeg O D153BEEF-4B43-4EA3-9CF8-66B9AF7B2538.jpeg A little floor work. This thing won’t be roomy, that’s for sure.
     
  2. I am a little late to the party, but WOW! Jim , you always inspire me and many others here. This is going to be one wicked ride. This is hotrodding at its best.;):)
     
  3. JimSibley
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    Thanks Mikey, I’m a fan of your posts as well. I’m hoping that this thing cures my want for a front engine digger, a bonneville style car and a wilder version of my orange car all in one swoop. Right now I’m just glad to not be dead and to be building junk!
     
  4. RJP
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    If you fit, isn't that all that counts. Quality build, quality thinking, quality execution equals quality results. You've got those bases covered.
     
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  5. JimSibley
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    B60ED860-0BCB-42EF-8977-B804949EC65E.jpeg 5CF8E5E2-966A-4BA9-9298-22289D99CEE3.jpeg 9D9DAFDE-A32D-48F2-B793-3881461326BF.jpeg Well, I started feeling like I was building a sand rail, so I had to put the body on and remember it is a steel, 34 ford 3w. Coupe. With the body on and it sitting at ride height I am very happy with my pile of junk. For scale, my son is standing next to it, he is just under 6 ft tall. This thing is low.
     
  6. Low and mean. Jim, what does the wheel base come in at?
     
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  7. JimSibley
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    116” , a little longer than stock but should help it go straight.
     
  8. Yes that should help her stay on track. Short wheel base can be a handful, LOL.
     
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  9. JimSibley
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    Just a little update. Made the channels that the trunk sits in. Got the car sitting where I want it, and did a little inner trunk work. The engine set back looks dramatic, but there is still a lot of room in the car, for one guy. 995D0FA6-E888-4CEE-AE7F-1A370C2512E9.jpeg 9C0E47D0-9F4C-4457-8F6E-1D63E9B36FE3.jpeg 2E76928B-DECD-453C-88F4-D6ABBEB127F3.jpeg
     
  10. razoo lew
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    The importance and benefits of not being dead cannot be emphasized enough.
     
  11. JimSibley
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    This just gets better and better! That Engine set back is rad!
     
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  13. The engine set back looks just right. Are you making the body removable ?
     
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  14. ***Area-51***
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    Looking Good!
    This thing is a BIG hit already...
     
  15. Nice !!!!!
     
  16. Wow! Looks really good.
     
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  17. loudbang
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    Don't grind the welds and call it FRANKENSTEIN :)
     
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  18. That's Fronkensteen!
     
  19. coupe33
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    It think it looks great! One question about the hood what did it off of? Hopefully a Ford.
     
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  20. 34Larry
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    Almost unbelievable. So...... :cool:
     
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  21. 33Doll
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    Cool!
    You should call this thing “Frankenville”
    And run it at Bonneville!
    Leave the welds! Paint it some sort of see through Green!
     
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  22. JimSibley
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    A709D3F9-C135-4E5F-B498-C80A9B32BF42.jpeg The body is removable. It will only have 4 bolts.. the rear trunk is not welded to the chassis.I split tubing and layed it on top of the chassis,
     
  23. 392
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    Great job.
     
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  24. JimSibley
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    E036695F-17D5-4690-9A7A-DC793B2C1639.jpeg 6FDA9E56-7F0D-405F-B53C-395355B04454.jpeg I robbed the wheels from
    My 32 3w project. Now it rolled around.
     
  25. JimSibley
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    The hood is from a 40s international pickup, shoot, half of the roof is from a 57 Buick, this car is as mutt as they get, and I love it.
     
  26. doyle miller
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    Jim looks killer! I like your metal work. Keep up the good work.


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  27. JimSibley
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    So, I had a 40 deluxe grill that was broke in 6 places. I cut the broken part off of it and wala!! Not a bad fit for a mock up.
     
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  29. rd martin
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    wow jim killer piece! glad to see your kickin ass again!
     
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  30. JimSibley
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    So, now I’m thinking about hood sides. Should I do solid ones, or should I cut up the 35 truck sides that I have laying in the back yard and try to make a set so 34ish sides? I’m leaning towards the 34ish ones, but I really hate sanding louvers.
     

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