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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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    4393BF8C-F161-4E5F-892D-1681732E8359.jpeg I’m thinking of an oval opening, sunk in and smoothed out kind of like an old airplane cowling only oblong.
     
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  3. JimSibley
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    Yes, only without the wire mesh grill.
     
  4. Nailhead A-V8
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    Wow ever since you posted a 1/2 done pic of it on a thread of mine awhile back I've been dyin' to know what happened it looks wicked!...that spring hanger is genius:D and that steering is an out of the "box" idea ;)...but I have seen the 3 pce. style cranks with the alloy arms get wallered out and loose many many times as they are a friction fit (alloy to steel) :eek: and have a lot more components to go wrong upload_2020-2-7_20-37-19.jpeg ...the good news is the older style bikes used to have a cast 1 pce crank you will need the outer races but because bike parts are usually universal you can probably keep the bottom bracket you've already welded on, it should be the same size upload_2020-2-7_20-27-35.jpeg
     
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  5. JimSibley
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    CF83C9B9-747E-44DD-9AE1-BE0B8075242D.jpeg i Made the actual hood sides tonight. I am hoping to weld up the hood and nose this weekend
     
  6. I like how you are building it with what you have available. It's going to be unique and not a cookie-cutter 34 coupe!
     
  7. Clarktm
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    Looking great Jim. From the other side of the mountains in Washington state.
     
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    2F24C276-1F55-4929-B143-B305333CCFA0.jpeg 2F24C276-1F55-4929-B143-B305333CCFA0.jpeg 2F24C276-1F55-4929-B143-B305333CCFA0.jpeg Other side. I’m not sure about a scoop. I kinda like it the way it is.
     
  10. esrbuilders
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    I really like this build, keep it up
     
  11. JimSibley
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    98F4E917-6377-4B4B-A0A1-C0C41CE76E24.jpeg F2A7A44F-046F-46A8-9724-48602C980650.jpeg Another piece to the puzzle. This time it’s a 33 coupe deck lid skin that was removed from a friends car in favor of a straighter piece. Fits pretty good for a set of quarters made from a Tudor, and a pair of bent up fenders.
     
  12. wrenchbender
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    Nice work Jim this right here is the definition of a hot rod I really dig the style it will be amazing once it is all one color things will blend together and flow well together


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    9A66BC43-FB0D-42DF-BB5E-EE1EF85A08FE.jpeg I’m not sure what I’m going to do there yet. It’s hard to see in the pic, but that step is made into the hood.there is supposed to be a hood emblem there as well.
     
  15. loudbang
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    Ok I see what you mean in that photo, tough call.
     
  16. JimSibley
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    Yea, I think I’ll get the emblem and make the nose all one color before I decide.
     
  17. Yeah , what he said!!
     
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  18. ccain
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    Holy cow. This build is killer! Amazing work!

    I'm not one that chimes in on this sort of thing usually, and maybe I missed it earlier in the thread, but I was just wondering. Are you thinking of bringing that beltline down to meet that step in the hood?

    Down and dirty photshop:
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  19. JimSibley
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    Wow, that is cool. I could do that.
     
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    This car is badass, man.
     
  21. wheeltramp brian
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    That Photoshop beltline is perfect
     
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    That thing just looks pissed off! Sinister. You know it's gonna scare old ladies and make little kids cry lol :D
     
  23. JimSibley
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    AC3846A1-88D0-4A0A-967F-16004D3CE4F5.jpeg Well, as the saying goes, “nobody puts baby in the corner”. Well I had to put it in the corner, I need to do some side work so I can buy car parts, so I’m putting it away for a couple of weeks to chop a model a coupe, box a frame and build a chassis for another a coupe and get some money together for the big 3 swap meet.
     
  24. Peanut 1959
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    I have to say, I really liked the partial '40 grille. Gave the front end some great texture and allowed time airflow to the engine. Just my two cents.
     
  25. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    You pay shipping and I'll store it for you while you chop that coupe ;)
     
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  26. JimSibley
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    I liked it too. I’m just mocking things up. It might make its way back, and it might not. We will see.
     
  27. Aaron D.
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    Big 3 swap meet? Where and when?
     
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  28. JimSibley
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    The big 3 is in San Diego. It’s the last one and I grew up there, so I am making the trip to
    See old friends and walk the swap one last time. Its more about the trip than it is the swap.
     
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  29. Thor1
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    Jim,

    I know you didn't ask for it, and I know you sure don't need it, but here are my 2 cents on the the nose design on your coupe. I am really struggling with the "underbite" on the grill and having it extend further than the leading edge of the nose on the hood.

    The car a has a great proportion - it's low and the length really works with that. To that end, I would recommend that you extend the nose of the hood to bring it flush with the grill, and then smooth the two together...

    Thanks for bringing us all along for the ride.

    Steve
     
  30. brigrat
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    X2 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     

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