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History Custom Tubs , mine from 1985 -Thanks Lynn & Rik Hoving for many of the custom tub pics featured

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by John Lee Williamson, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. ratrodrodder
    Joined: Feb 19, 2008
    Posts: 72

    ratrodrodder
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    from Baltimore

    Can anyone enlighten me on the choice (if it was a choice) between having the doors (esp. rears in 4-door phaetons) being suicide vs "traditional"? I think I'm seeing most '33 and newer cars with the rear doors hinged at the front of the door, and '32s and older w/suicide rear doors, but then some of the As seem to be traditional rear doors?

    Was it a choice when the car was ordered, or a result of the sub-model (Deluxe, Standard, etc.), or something else?

    It's been great seeing all the different tubs out there - thanks to all the various photographers and posters!
     
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  2. My son with his family in his 51 Merc 4 Dr Merc tub
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  3. 32 Ford tub with a ways to go.
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  4. It’ll be fine, a little spit and polish , clear coat, you’re good.


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  5. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,732

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    That body with a restored chassis went for $21000 at the last auction. I was surprised that a restored Australian right hand drive Phaeton went for $22K as did a Gibbon glass bodied street rod.
     
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  6. That's about right the dollar has dropped so much, 1980 $2200 is $22000 today.
     
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    Sid's Chopped Carson top custom 39 Ford Tub
     
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  8. Chopped 36 Ford tub, 41 bumpers ripple hubcaps, teaneau cover, pict from Rik Hoving
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  9. Lancia tub on test track.
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  10. Model "A" Ford tub from a sedan
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    32 Ford tub body parts sale here on HAMB
     
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  12. 1935 Ford tub Resto-mod.
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  13. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
    Posts: 672

    Blake 27

  14. This one was one I chopped and made the Carson Top for now owned by Kevin in Mo.
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  15. Another nice shot of my friend Bruce Cox's old tub, with the top off, now owned by Kevin in Mo.
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  16. 28 Chevy tub kit, well sorta'
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  17. A cool pict of D's tub, slick stance.

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  18. Last edited: Nov 12, 2020
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  19. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,322

    31Apickup
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    My first drivable vehicle was a OT 68 Jeepster Commando convertible, a fun vehicle for a teenager, closest I could get to a phaeton at that time.


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