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A Fordor on 32 frame?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bull, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Bull
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    I took a long ride in the roadster yesterday and the idea of a family hauler came to mind. I'm an A guy -- got 3 of them currently. How about a fenderless A Fordor on 32 rails? 4-5" chop, 32 grille, 32 tank out back, 35 Ford wires & bias Firestones. Anyone done it? Got pics?
     
  2. brady1929
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    sounds good to me. anyone got pics?
     
  3. terry48435
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    Check this out.It's for a '29 on a '32 chassis, it's probably close to what you're looking for...
     

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  4. terry48435
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    Here's a '32 frame schematic...
     

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  5. OCTANE ORPHAN
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    Do it... If done right, wheels, tires, stance.. you would be on to some thing way cool!! Some people are scared of all the wood in the body, i say all the more reason to put on a stiffer frame. I have told a few guys I thought it would be cool to do an A more door... Like you said, 5 inch chop, i would do a full hood for sure, deuce shell and tank... badass!
     
  6. newjersm3
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    Herbert Gaski, Coolest I have seen..[​IMG]
     
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  7. Bull
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    My plan was for a ride the wife could drive. I was thinking small block Ford powered (under a full hood and hood sides) -- since I have one laying around, C4 auto tranny, Vega steering, So-Cal disc brake set-up with Buick finned drum covers, 9" rear, maybe even Coker/Excelsior radial bias tires. Something very easy to drive! If it were for me to drive I'd have no problems running 4 wheel drum brakes, side steering, 3 pedals and bias plys but I want the wife to fee comfy driving it on long hauls (with our future family) too.

    Pics? Or am I treading new waters here? The pic in my head looks pretty bitchin anyway!
     
  8. This is a 32 sedan,, HRP
     
  9. C. Montgomery
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    You're reading my mind.. I was thinking the same thing, except i wanted to do a fordor slant. Less wood in the body of these. I asked for pics at one time, not many around.
     
  10. C. Montgomery
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  11. i want to see this also, maybe a slant fordor with a 32 header, 32 rails, 32 grille, flathead, american racing mag 5 spokes all around with some slick in the back and some skinies in the front. makes me happy just thinking of it:D
     
  12. general gow
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    i am thinking of a car from an early issue of the Mark Morton Hop Up, i think. it's a deuce, but gets your idea across. it's brown. very cool car. i'll see if i can come up with a pic.
     
  13. 55chieftan
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    Now this is nice!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. 40 & 61 Fords
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    Try finding some pics of Big George Langs 30-31 Four door from the Twin Cities area from the late 50's. NEAT ride. Too bad it got turned into a resto rod like the one above and slipped into obscurity.....
    PM JJ Rodder here on the HAMB. He was a Torqers member with George, and may have some good shots/details of the car.
     
  15. Rusty
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    Starting one next week
     
  16. C. Montgomery
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    Rusty, be sure you post pictures..
     
  17. Bull
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    I dig this car. Saw it on an episode of My Classic Car too.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Pewsplace
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    Four door hiboys really look good. I would go for a deuce four door since they can be had for a lot less than a 2 door. Your build plan could stay the same. I have seen nice rust free bodies for under 10K. I am not familiar with the A four door bodies maybe they are less expensive but the Deuce is a bad boy for sure. Just my thoughts.
     

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  19. Bull
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    I'm thinking a solid, complete A Fordor could be had for well under half the cost of a Deuce Fordor in similar condition.
     
  20. C. Montgomery
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    Seems like there was a really solid slant window fordor body in the classifieds for like 2800 bucks or so. Someone else on here had a complete (fenders and all) one for sale too.
     
  21. 4 door hi boys are coming on strong. Better snatch up that 28 - 34 more door you've had your eye on because they're the next "it" car.

    You won't be able to touch them in a few years.
     
  22. bryan6902
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    Just what you need, another project! You trying to tell us there's a small Bull on the way? Seriously that would be a cool ride, and remember you can borrow our car seat to make sure it will fit. A Fordor would be way better than a Tudor for pulling kid seats in and out.
     
  23. Bull
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    Naw, no little Bulls yet. Just planning ahead. And no I really don't need another project, but I'm an addict, what can I say? ;)
     
  24. BenD
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    Kustm52 started one just as you described BUT his fender fetish got in the way. Still has the black paint body but the '32 chassis was sold off and A stuff took it's place. The slant windows look great as a hiboy.
     
  25. rosco gordy
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    Hey bull I dont know ya but we will meet one day, I love your attitude, go for it ,but one of my x wifes said back in 80, takin a roadster to ohio, goin through chi/town pregnant with my first born,( I dont care what you do but I,m not drivin home in this thing) oh well that was 3 roadsters ago and a wife and 2 more kids, keep up yur attitude, cause before ya know your kids will be havin kids and we do have to pass the torch go for it!!
     
  26. Bull
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    My wife is a saint and encourages my hot rod addiction. She's taken many cold, rainy, hot, sunny, etc. rides in the roadster with me. She saw an A Fordor at the BTT50's swap that caught her eye, so who am I to argue? ;)
     
  27. yup, and you can pick up the 32 frame and most of the goodies from the fidgiter....
    http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=508443
     
  28. sttucker
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    I hope to start a 29 blind back on 32 rails this summer. I will start a thread when I get going.
     

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