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Hot Rods Favorite 33 or 34 and which body style?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 34Larry, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. LOWDUG37
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 1,001


    I like them both,as long as they look like this one. detroit 2012 044.jpg
  2. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 8,616


    this upload_2019-4-8_3-17-8.png or this upload_2019-4-8_3-18-2.png
    Both cars involve the whole family…


    Front ends attract most enthusiasts as we see it coming toward us at all angles. When stationary, it is certainly a lot easier to compare each vs the other. “What you see is what you get…” to show case the hot rod in various angles. The 32 is very popular in all shapes and builds. The 33-34 has a different style in its own. One looks like it will block the wind, while the other looks like it will slice the wind...There always be two camps or points of view as to the popularity of each version.

    upload_2019-4-8_3-19-10.png 32 vs 34?


    If I were to own a 34 ford 3 window for the street, it would look like the one above that I saw at the Price Transfer, Lions Museum Event in 2017. The coupe had the “look” and classy style of late 50s/early 60s street cruising hot rods. That would also look cool at any hot rod function and in my garage.

    But, if I was going to have a race car, it would look like the old, Jim Miles 34 coupe that I filmed at Riverside Raceway and Bakersfield Smokers events in 1959-60. (including the Moon Disc equipped trailer...)
    Jim Miles 34 coupe

    But, as far as a street cruising hot rod, the first street/strip hot rod I ever rode in was imprinted in my mind all of these years later. It was black, had black upholstery and a big Olds motor, with a LaSalle 3 speed. It was very fast and won many times in the A/Gas class at Lions Dragstrip.

    But, it truly was a dual purpose street/strip hot rod. The 5 window 1934 coupe was a daily driver to high school and to the after school job. The weekends demanded the coupe be at Lions in the day and the Bixby Knolls drive-ins at night. 3 window vs 5 window? Can I take both for my garage?
    upload_2019-4-8_3-25-8.png similar outward appearance from 1959

  3. I like both years, coupe or open car for me, but they also look great as a small wonder why they are so popular.
    Whichever body style, I prefer them as full fendered.
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  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 30,024


    The 1933 Victoria would be my pick. First one I ever saw was in a guys future stock car pile. A year later it was on the track and sadly died there. Bob
  5. Angry Frenchman
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
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    Angry Frenchman

  6. cheepsk8
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 639

    from west ky

    I like all 34s, all 33s, all brands makes and models. This thread has a good deal of great looking cars in it. To pick a fave, 34 5w unchopped, unchanneled, and fast. I like fenders, and I like no fenders. I cannot pick that one.
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  7. '33 is my favorite, I just love the swoopy grill and hood louvers.
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  8. rustymetal
    Joined: Feb 18, 2003
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    WP_20150308_302.jpg I have a few 33 and a few 34 I think 1933 do more for me
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  9. Fordnut40
    Joined: Jul 10, 2009
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    A picture from "back in the day" in Georgia. Tom Sapp's, Hank Young's, & Gene McKinney's '34 coupes. The 3 Amigos. The 3 Amigos.JPG
  10. guy1unico
    Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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  11. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,999


    '34 chopped highboy 3-Windows and '34 full fendered roadsters do it for me.
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  12. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
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    Plymouth, 1934, Model PF.
  13. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
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    Blake 27

    I like 33s best, 3 Window or 2 Door. 20180908_111303.jpg DSC06291.JPG
  14. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,936

    Member Emeritus
    from Iowa

    Was just telling the wife I needed to get started on a '33/34 build since my '32 build is winding down and I have some original unissued '33 Iowa license plates that need a home. She didn't smile....

    '33 - 3 window, chopped with full fenders would be my first choice. Elegant looking car. Would offset the 5 window 32 hiboy I already have nicely.

    2nd choice would be a '33 - 5 window hi boy. She likes full fenders so maybe I can use that to sway her to my way of thinking.

    Maybe if I start a '33 - 3 window with a mild chop and full fenders we can call it hers and she might get on board with it!

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  15. Fordnut40
    Joined: Jul 10, 2009
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    At the Frog Follies 2019. IMG_3369 (640x480).jpg IMG_3370 (640x480).jpg [ATTACH=
  16. coilover
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
    Posts: 694

    from Texas

    I favor Cabriolets as they are closer to an all weather car. We have done several and my least favorite is the 32, too much chunky Model A look. The two 34's have much more style whether bone stock (tan One) or hot rod (blue one). My love affair with 34's started in the late 1940's when the 5w coupes at the circle tracks caught my eye. I used other body styles for parts including two three windows and then dumped them in a wash gulley to cut down on erosion. My best 5w I paid $11 for and drove it home. When the west coast guys drove the price up to $50 I had to quit for 50 years till income increased.

    Jerry Bryant's cars 001.jpg two 34's outside 003.jpg two 34's outside 004.jpg
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  17. Besty34
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    34 for me

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  18. KevKo
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 839

    from Motown

    Here are some I like.
    The 32 grille shell shouldn't work, but it does on this one.
    The RPU is in the Duluth Trading store in Wixom, Mi.

    Attached Files:

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  19. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 737

    from so cal

    Now I know why my ‘33 2dr. has been in my garage since ‘72. Sold the ‘32 hiboy, 34 3w, 33 cabriolet ,34 4dr. and others.
    I’m enjoying my 29 rpu but the 33 is here to stay.
    I’m convinced that they look best with a mild chop as the top contour at the back is awkward. I haven’t been able to make myself do it.

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  20. 31aford
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 103

    from az

    20190609_180523.jpg 20180722_141820.jpg Here is my work in progress with a 3" chop and stretched roof. Only chopped the rear window 2".
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  21. boo
    Joined: Jul 6, 2005
    Posts: 576

    from stuart,fl.

    1955 a 34 cutdown, 1970 a 34 2dr, 1985 a 34 2dr, still have 1992 34 5wd, 2001 a 34 cabrolet and a 34 rdst. guess i like the 34 best
  22. Crayons
    Joined: May 31, 2019
    Posts: 122


    For me, it's the 5 window 34. Don't like the swoopy 33 grille. ...reminds me too much of a dan fink billet grille.
  23. INHO the 34 is the most beautiful car Henry ever made.........................just an ol farts opinion
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  24. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    Kelly Burns

    Man, I really like where this one is going!!

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  25. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    Kelly Burns

    C'mon, don't this thread die!
  26. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 3,866

    j hansen

    It is very difficult for me to choose between -33 or-34.
    So here is my pics from Sweden this year. Skärmavbild 2019-09-17 kl. 18.56.00.png Skärmavbild 2019-09-17 kl. 18.52.50.png Skärmavbild 2019-09-17 kl. 18.53.27.png Skärmavbild 2019-09-17 kl. 18.55.01.png Skärmavbild 2019-09-17 kl. 18.54.23.png Skärmavbild 2019-09-17 kl. 18.56.46.png Skärmavbild 2019-09-17 kl. 18.57.55.png Skärmavbild 2019-09-17 kl. 18.51.55.png
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  27. 33 Ford Sedan Delivery
    Joined: Jun 24, 2010
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    33 Ford Sedan Delivery
    from Fl

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