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Technical Anyone built 34 ford garnish moldings from other cars?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dodored, May 19, 2017.

  1. dodored
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
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    Have heard that if you chop a 5W you can use '36 or '48 garnish moldings as a base rather than cut up an original pair. Has anyone tried this, and do you have some photos?
     

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  2. I couldn't find a decent back window garnish for my chopped 34, five window. I had one but the bottom of it was trash so I used the bottom piece from a 36 sedan garnish to complete the molding. Worked out ok.
    I used 34, deluxe four door quarter moldings and cut them down for my coupe. I also found using 34 tudor sedan door garnish moldings meant I didn't have to splice in a piece when chopping it. Using a coupe/four door garnish [shorter than a tudor] means you'll need to add in a piece....makes more welding. 34garnishquarter.JPG
     
  3. Corn Fed
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    For the quarters and I suppose rear if you aren't scared of doing some slicing and dicing you can use 35-40 moldings and nobody would notice. My brother did it 25 years ago for a guys chopped 34 5W.
    For the doors, you could probably use the 35-40's too, but they would not have the special 33-34 bottoms so they would be noticable to some guys.
     
  4. dodored
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    The curves on the 35-36 cars looks substantially different from the 34s. Did you have to adjust for this or did it matter after they were chopped?
     

  5. dodored
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    Plus the rear window garnish is flat on the bottom like a 34 coupe, so you wouldn't have that curve like a lot of guys have when they try to use '34 2 door sedan rear garnish in a coupe.
     

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  6. Corn Fed
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    You'll have to find the closest arcs to use from the moldings plus probably do some pie/slice cuts to tighten or flatten the curves. Thats why I said you need to do slicing and dicing.
     
  7. flamedabone
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    I don't have any pics, but I built my 1/4 and rear window garnish moldings for my 5 window from random moldings I found on Ebay. An unchopped car would be a much bigger pain in the ass, but for a chopped car, it is pretty simple, cause you were going to cut them anyway...

    -Abone.
     
  8. Firecat7
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    think I have some quarter moldings here somewhere, built from 35-6 stuff.
     
  9. Bearing Burner
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
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    I had a similar problem on a '34 Series 40 three window coupe. A friend had garnish mouldings from a '34 Chevy four door sedan. The windshield molding fit perfectly. Screw holes even lined up. The front and lower rear fit with the inclusion of 2'' of molding from a rwar window. However the radius of the top right corner was much to small. Fortunately I found a very rusted 33 Chevy three window coupe that the right corner were salvageable , So with a little brazing I had a set of garnish moldings.
     

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