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any one have or seen a 35 or 36 ford hiboy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Olustee Bus, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Olustee Bus
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 167

    Olustee Bus

    I saw the back of a roadster one time. Looked like it would look pretty cool. Don't know.

    Coupe or roadster.
  2. I remember seeing a 35 Ford highboy coupe back in the mid 80's,,I believe the guy was out of Ohio,he had done some metal massaging to enhance the look at the rear of the car where the fenders would have fit the body,sorry no photos. HRP
  3. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    Anything 35 and newer (ford) without fenders is hard to pull off successfully.
    The only ones that look right (to me) have the front axle moved forward so the grills not sticking out in front of the tires.
  4. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    Member Emeritus

    Fred Warren out of Ohio had a real nice 37 Ford Coupe.
  5. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,489

    from Burton, MI

    It has fenders but check out Flyinbrian's '36. It's super bitchin'!
  6. Don't think they look right without fenders, unless you want it to look like an old
    dirt track jalopy racer.
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  7. Reviving this thread to see if anyone knows of any pictures floating around or any builds / info etc.

    A certain 36 5 window hiboy happens to be one of my favorite hotrods.
  8. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,228


  9. The 36 above is clearly channeled so is not by any stretch a Hiboy. JW
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  10. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
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    I don’t think they look good fenderless. If doing it, the proportions would look much better by moving the front axle forward.
  11. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    Old thread, and my car was channeled, but, it did look pretty bitch'n fender-less. Well, ALMOST fender-less... F6111CB0-95B1-4AB6-AAB1-62F93EA4FE86_1_105_c.jpeg 05BEC628-9495-4976-BD5F-3567CCA85055_1_105_c.jpeg
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  12. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    Sebastian Rubio`s comes to mind.
  13. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 20,732


    Rubbo’s had rear fenders, and I think was channeled. So not a highboy.
  14. ratrod0
    Joined: Apr 15, 2005
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  15. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 3,071

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Not a roadster, but a 36 I'm thinking of buying.
    Even has a 392 Hemi in it.



  16. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    Fly out and look at it. You gonna de fender it? This is about Hi Boys.
  17. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,805

    from Ok

    One of the neatest rods I have seen was a 35 two door sedan on tall wire wheels. It was green and super cool. We have discusssed it on here before. Seems like someone found a picture.
  18. Nice 36 but it Needs a hood, (and good luck with finding one (I am told they are hard to find)).

    It seems to me, pulling off a good looking 36 5 window hiboy is rarity.

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