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"Build" My 1935 Ford 5 Window Coupe... Chopped & Channeled!

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  1. TWO9FORD
    Joined: Apr 16, 2017
    Posts: 66

    TWO9FORD

    So I picked up a complete 1935 Ford 5 window coupe in East L.A. at the end of last year to teach myself how to build a Traditional Hot Rod.... Car was in decent shape minus the floors and frame being rotted and the motor was shot....

    Here's how I got her out of a closed down shop...
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  2. TWO9FORD
    Joined: Apr 16, 2017
    Posts: 66

    TWO9FORD

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    Removed the glass, floors, and fenders...
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    Working on the chop lines...
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    Went for it and chopped it!!
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    Playing with the heights and angle...
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    Probably not the "correct" way to chop it... didn't want to chop the pillars...
     
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  3. TWO9FORD
    Joined: Apr 16, 2017
    Posts: 66

    TWO9FORD

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    Frame was shot!
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    Picked up a 1940 Ford Frame in way better condition minus the front crossmember, which I was able to salvage off the original frame...
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    Working on the roller.... new drop axle, lowering spring front n rear....
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    Picked up a 1950 Ford 239ci 8BA motor..... dropped it in...
     
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  4. TWO9FORD
    Joined: Apr 16, 2017
    Posts: 66

    TWO9FORD

    Body is Chopped and about ready to be removed from the frame...
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    Body is on the new frame...
     
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  5. TWO9FORD
    Joined: Apr 16, 2017
    Posts: 66

    TWO9FORD

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    Louvered deck lid...
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    Starting to take shape... Body is Channelled and has a slight lean forward.
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    Working on the front end... lights, shocks, hood, grille...
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    New short radiator mounted...
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    Making some wild zoomie headers....
     
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  6. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    41rodderz
    Member
    from Oregon

    WOW !!! Was not sure I would like a 26 chopped but man that has a Bonneville salt flat look. I am impressed . Nice work.:cool::cool:
     
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  7. chop job
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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    chop job
    Member
    from Wisconsin
    1. WISCONSON HAMBERS

    Wow you learn fast that is one sweet ride. Very nice work!
     
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  8. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    brady1929
    Member

    Nice chop
     
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  9. hfh
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    hfh
    Member
    from Western MA

    Looks great. Are you putting the fenders back on?
     
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  10. Wow, you got yourself a "hot rod" there fella! Nice work, takes a bit of guts to start a project like that.....you did real good!
     
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  11. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    Petejoe
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    from Zoar, Ohio

    Good work.
    Looks like a fun project.
     
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  12. For a home project, couldn't ask for better workmanship. Keep up the great work!!!
     
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  13. TWO9FORD
    Joined: Apr 16, 2017
    Posts: 66

    TWO9FORD

    No. Going to keep it like it is. I do have the fenders but there not in the best condition.

    Thank you! Its been a learning experience....

    Thank you I appreciate that!! Not sure if I just threw caution the the wind or was ignorant to what all was involved.... but im glad I did and even more glad to start seeing the end to it.... if there is an end. lol!

    Thank you! Hoping to learn with what I have and start getting some better quality tools.... I figured the stuff I have is better then what hot rodders had back in the 40's/50's....
     
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  14. deuce1932
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 107

    deuce1932
    Member
    from Australia

    excellent work. !:)
     
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  15. TWO9FORD
    Joined: Apr 16, 2017
    Posts: 66

    TWO9FORD

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    Ordered some 750-16 tires for the rear, should be here any day....
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    Next step is to finish wiring it and fire it up!.... then the floors, windows, steering box, and a ton of loose ends!
     
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  16. I think that will look great without fenders ! I have a 36 that I want to do fenderless.
     
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  17. TWO9FORD
    Joined: Apr 16, 2017
    Posts: 66

    TWO9FORD

    Yeah I am a big fan of the fenderless hot rods.... they just look mean.... I thought about trying to run the fenders but wanted that salt flat racer look..... I like the look of the 36 slammed, chopped, with fenders....
     
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  18. Any more on this build?
     

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