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

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

  1. Pretty sure this car was sold at a classic car place near me a few years ago. I was told it was a George Poteet car. It was nice! Only picture I can find is blurry, but here it is.
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  2. Ohanesian/Bertolucci Merc tub before the steel lift off top from Kustomrama
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  3. 29 Ford tub at the lakes with a teaneau cover to make it a little faster.
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  4. I love 4 door tubs, always have, but, I also love 40 Fords and I know I will never afford a real one.
    But locally this four door popped up for sale, really inexpensive (for a 40).
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    I know it has been done and shown here, but did anyone cut a four door and take pictures and might have some guide lines to follow,,, like moving rear door hinges, door top fix, package tray cut, maybe a Carson top????
     
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  5. Here is the link to how I did my car it was originally a 4 dr sedan now a tub, the easiest route is build a seat back, reinforce the door pillars with tubing, weld all that together, make a paper pattern off a real tub for the rear quarter cut lines and move the rear door top hinge down to just above the reveal. Another big deal is making the "A" Pillars and front window into a convertible one, if you don't do that it'll look fake, not like a real tub.
    The link : https://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11...cars/john-williamson-cus/john-williamson-veg/
     
  6. What is all the reference to Lynn ? Who or what is Lynn ?
     
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  7. These would look a little better with more original style "A" Pillars

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  8. Lynn is a person who also likes tubs and takes lots of tub picts..
     
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  9. Yellow, 1936 Ford Custom with padded top
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  10. Restored 36 Ford Tub
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    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
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  11. Get the next 4Dr bring it home and cut it up, It's not too hard to do.
    Here is the link to how I did my car it was originally a 4 dr sedan now a tub, the easiest route is build a seat back, reinforce the door pillars with tubing, weld all that together, make a paper pattern off a real tub for the rear quarter cut lines and move the rear door top hinge down to just above the reveal. Another big deal is making the "A" Pillars and front window into a convertible one, if you don't do that it'll look fake, not like a real tub.
    The link : https://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11...cars/john-williamson-cus/john-williamson-veg/
     
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  12. 1935 Auburn 851 Tub, Top Up.

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  13. 32 Ford tub, a Brookville 2 Dr.
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    Last edited: Apr 30, 2019
  14. alchemy
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    That 32 is made by Brookville, not a converted Tudor sedan.
     
  15. I don't like that 32 Tub with the Brookville body. It's a nicely done car, with some great features, but as a whole it misses it.
     
  16. djfordmanjack
    Joined: Apr 10, 2010
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    from Austria

    this thread is pure gold for all open moredoor lovers!!! got addicted as well long time ago. here's the Australian, wood floored, RHD 34 phtn I have been restoring for more than 4 yrs now. getting built for a friend of mine, who also owns a RHD Australian built 26 Buick Six Touring!
    We are living in AUSTRIA, not Australia, hence the snow;)

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  17. Like or don't like that's fine, how you gona like everything? JW
     
  18. Dj in Austria, thanks for your support and picts. I just dig tubs, started in high school when the Ray Vega t

    [​IMG] ub showed up in our parking lot, knocked me out! Still does.
     
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  19. 'Mo
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    1947 Chrysler sedan/"convertible".

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  20. 'Mo
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    Rajo head 1925 Ford [​IMG] (from the Fifties)
    Now belongs to Joe Arietta...
     
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  21. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    The former oilers tub, sporting it's new baby Hemi. Looks right at home.
     

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  22. Tom is doing a great job on his tub, I owned it for about 12 years, love it and glad it has a great owner.
     
  23. I like this car, owned it for 12 years, Tom is taking real good care of it with new interior and engine.
     
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  24. Front shot from Lynn 39 Ford restomod
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  25. Gearhead Graphics
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    Yeah, I think its fast becoming one of his favorites, he drives the wheels off it. We build a hitch too so he can use it to pull his shasta camper

     
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