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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris Rijnbeek, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Chris Rijnbeek
    Joined: Jan 6, 2019
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    Chris Rijnbeek

    Hi Guys,

    Maybe a dumb question.
    And I could not find any info about it in the forum, but could anybody tell me if I could swap a ford 1933 Fordor body with a 1933 Tudor body without to many modifications?

    So I could still use the frame, fenders, hood etc from the Fordor.

    Thx,

    Chris



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  2. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    Same frame, front fenders, running boards and not sure but I think rear fenders are same for sedans. Coupe and roadster are different.
     
  3. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Yes, same rear fenders as well.
     
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  4. Also put your general location in your profile. You can never tell when it will help.

    Be sure to start by visiting your local DMV to find out what you need to do to make them happy. Probably not much. In California (again, where are you?) you used to fill out a "Statement of Facts" telling what you did and they would revise the registration accordingly.

    Charlie Stephens
     
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  5. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
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    You could swap that 2 door body on then convert it to a 3 window coupe. Woohaha evil thoughts.
     
  6. Be sure to sell the 4 door body before you take everything apart. Just a thought, what is wrong with a Fordor (I must be getting old).

    Charlie Stephens
     
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  7. Chris Rijnbeek
    Joined: Jan 6, 2019
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    Chris Rijnbeek

    Thx Guys for taken the time to reply.

    I am keeping the Fordor body!
    I like the cleaner look of the Tudor at this moment, but a perspective can change over time...

    I could not find any dimension drawings about the Tudor/Fordor, does anyone have these?

    Thx, Chris


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  8. alchemy
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    Other than the middle of the body where the door openings are, the outside profile of a '33 fordor is the exact same as a '33 tudor.
     
  9. patmanta
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    Personally, I would drive the wheels off of a 33 fordor before I went to the expense and effort to locate, purchase, and swap a tudor body on or at least while I was looking for and cleaning one up.
     
  10. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    "I could not find any dimension drawings about the Tudor/Fordor, does anyone have these?"
    The dimensional drawings come from the Ford Salesman's manual, very hard to find and ridiculously valuable.
    I believe they are reprinted in a pamphlet titled something like "1933 Ford Restorer's Guide"
    It seems to be out of print but there are some on Ebay
     
  11. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    34 fordors make cool hot rods! Glad you are keeping it.
     
  12. Deuce Lover
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
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    The dimensional drawings and measurements are in the 33-34 Restoration Book available on The Early Ford V-8 Club of America Website.Very useful publication.Here is a link:
    https://shop.efv8.org/collections/ford-books/products/1933-1934-ford-book-softbound
     
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