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Projects 36-taildragger.....Made in Sweden

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Kenneth31coupe, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Hi guys. Been around here for some time now enjoying your buildthreads and maybe it´s time for me to contribute with one my self.
    Bought me a 36 3 window coupe about two years ago and it has been sitting in the garage since then just waiting for some attention due to some other projects such house repair and other cars.Meanwhile I have collected some parts for the build and finally I caught up and its time to get it on. Thinking of a late 40`s early 50`s taildragger having the Calori and Jon Fisher coupes as a reference.No clone but I like these cars and want´s something similar.
    Some parts I have.
    `49-331" Caddy
    `40 LaSalle grill
    `37 Desoto bumpers
    `46 Chevy truck headlights
    `47 Lincoln steeringwheel

    It aint gonna be eracorrect in every part but I will try to go as close I can.
    Since I know you guys have a lot of knowledge I probably gonna ask for some advise down the road.I like you to have some patience with me since I often get lost in work when I´m building and forgett to take pictuers but I will try to
    get better in that part.
    Here´s where I am right now. The frame is in the jigg all straightened and square and the rear cross member is flattened. Will mock up engine and trans and start rebuild the x-member for the tranny.
    Hope I can contribute with something and that you will enjoy this tripp.
    Some pics of it so far

    Attached Files:

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  2. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,955

    from Finland

    Sounds like you have a great plan for the build.Subscribed!
  3. Blackroad
    Joined: May 18, 2007
    Posts: 288

    from Sydney

    Subscribed, looking forward to seeing this build. Love that style.

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  4. nifty
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 477

    from UK

    Ohh this is going to be sweet.
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  5. I'm liking what I see so far, looks like you've got it all thought out.
  6. This sounds interesting. Subscribed.
  7. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,007


    Subscribed! & looking forward to this!
  8. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,743

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Can't wait to see more build pics!
  9. I'm in................not that I'm biased!
  10. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,574

    j hansen
    from sweden

    Subscribed!This will be nice.
  11. slammedlead
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
    Posts: 67


  12. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,173


  13. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin

    This will be great,the rides coming out of sweden are top quality at the moment.The whole scene over there is exploding.
  14. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,122


    What a great start! I always admire guys starting projects like this outside the USA, the added cost of shipping the parts just has to add a lot to the built. Look forward to progress updates. Bob
  15. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,722

    from san diego

    I agree, the stuff in Sweden is being built top notch and with the recession, a lot of car have been bought and shipped over there, In the late eighties , a lot of late fifties cars were shipped over there and the fifties culture has survived and was not just some passing trend. For the past few years, things have evolved over there and many traditional hot rods and customs are being built and seem to be the new trend over there. For the most part, most european countrys are buying cars that are all ready finished, but sweden by far is the exception, the stuff is being built there and is period correct and has great quality work. I think the reason for this is their long winters, they enjoy building the cars as much as driving them.
  16. Last week was ridiculously busy, didn´t get a thing done in the garage.Hope I can get some time left tomorrow . Posting some parts I´ve scored for a teaser instead.
    Bob you´re right. You have to add at least 65% to the sales price for shipping and taxes and sometimes as much as 100%, but when you´re an addict there´s no other way. A doper must have his fix.

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  17. reefer
    Joined: Oct 17, 2001
    Posts: 739


    Have you got any pictures of the car when you bought it?I sold my three window to a guy in Sweden and I heard he sold it a couple of years ago...just wondering if its the same car.

    Biggest regret of my life, selling that coupe.
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  18. Mnhotrodbuilder
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,142

    from Afton, MN

    Sounds like you have a good plan of attack. I will be watching this one.
  19. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    Let me share what I remember most about my '36----I wish to hell I'd never sold it. There----I shared.
  20. It´s not your old car. This one comes from Mexico sold by fellow Sled. Sorry for your lost.
  21. FalconMan
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,316

    from Minnesota

    Nothing better than a 36... good luck and keep us posted !
  22. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 427

    Jersey Joe 67
    from J Town

    Awesome car, good luck with it!
    I'm heading to PA tomorrow to pick up my new project, a 36 5W.
  23. Uptown83
    Joined: Apr 23, 2007
    Posts: 722


    Looking forward to this. Where did you get the fender skirts?
  24. Fomocokid
    Joined: Aug 1, 2009
    Posts: 552

    from Rapid City

    Great start. Will be watching for sure.
  25. I bought them from a guy on Ford Barn. He claimed they were old Foxcraft skirts and I believe him. They looks old.

    Kellan. I´m subscribed to yours and got a whole lot of tip from you.Glad to see you´re back on it.
  26. Walle
    Joined: Jul 6, 2007
    Posts: 76


    Looks like a great start Kenneth!

    Looking forward to see how this build turns out with those great scores
  27. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,789

    from NJ

    Looks like you have the right parts for the making of an amazing car, subscribed !

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  28. hotrodmano
    Joined: May 3, 2011
    Posts: 367

    from Norway

    Now were talkin` A 3W taildragger from Skandinavia. Subscribed for sure.
  29. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,327

    rob lee
    from omaha,ne

    Killer steering wheel,this is going to be a really nice build!
  30. radio_king
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 396


    Looks like a nice start and love your plans for the build.Nothing better than a taildraggin -36 3W,subscribed!!

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