since i was young, younder than i already am i should say, i wanted a 33-34 3 window coupe... the 32 is well liked car but it never caught my eye like the 34's.. ive been to many of car show and cruise ins. always drewling over the super cool 33-34 ford that some guy brought out of the wood work..... once i was old enough to afford a project, i couldnt ever find the car i wanted. so i built other things, such as my blown flathead model a coupe... i finally got the ends tied up on it and its completed. so i decided to set out to look for a 33-34. steel or fiberglass, 3 window or even a 5 window. i jsut wanted that long swooping grill and that roof line to kill for. i have talked to alot of guys about fixing steel 33-34 cars.. and i have asked for alot of opinions of a glass car and its purpose as to a steel car... after talking with a friend and telling him i wanted a steel 3 window 34, he laughed and said good luck, you wont find one and when you do you want be able to afford even the body shell. and damn was he right. i spent alot of time shopping around for several years, keeping my eye out for one that may pop up for sale.. no luck. i always had in my mind what i wanted. a hellacious lakes chop, slight channel. open wheel, big and little black walls on solid wheels, long bullet head and tail lights, louvered deck lid and hood, smooth side panels with fender aprons.. just the basic lakes style car with a splash of the good ol rolling bones... now hear me out before everyone jumps my ass...... i told a friend what i wanted. he said i know where there is one sitting, but its glass. i was ok with that for several reasons.. 1- i want a driver. i want to drive this car till the wheels fall off, slap em back on and keep driving... 2 me and my wife want to drive a car to the saltflats...... im not waiting 20 years to find, afford, and repair a steel car. im impatient as it gets. 3 when some jack ass pulls out in front of me and i cant stop in time, im out alot of cash, but i have insurance... im not out a rare vintage piece of ford automotive history.. i am out a mint factory chassis and drivetrain, but a shell that several companies make every single day... i wont be sick for ten years about my old coupe that got totaled and can never be replaced...4 i dont care what the car is worth, its mine. im building it for me. its not for sale, and it never will be. its for me to enjoy and drive. have fun with. not to get all bent out of shape when someone slams the door or i hit a racoon.. i want to be able to take it places and crawl in and out of it, let a lil kid climb all over it like i did when i was little... if someone wants to drive it, toss em the keys.. thats what has been done to me and i am for ever greatfull.. anyways. here is what i bought. its a mint, restored 34 ford drivetrain ( someone yanked the body for a street rod) with 40 ford brakes, original trans and rear with 3:78 gears. updated steerng arms and such... and a nicely hand laid 34 ford lakes style chop body. it came with everything to complete the entire car minus and engine. it was a project of a friend of a friend, he just didnt have time to get to it.. he is a hard core hotrodder. and he even love the idea behind building a glass car.... thats why he purchased it. he was very hesitant to sell it, but i wanted it, bad, it was perfect. and it was less than a third of what i would of had in just getting a new glass shell. we got it home last night. i was so damn excited to finally have a 33-34 ford in my garage real or fake or what ever you want to call it.. im proud of it and its exactly what i wanted. i owe a thanks to the guy who sold it to me... it wasnt something he wanted to let go.