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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Phil the French, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Phil the French
    Joined: Jan 20, 2016
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    Phil the French
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    Hello
    I am a hot rodder french.
    In June 2015, I ordered from Russ Nomore, a Ford 1933 salt flats.
    The rod arrived in France in July 2016.
    My English is not good enough to tell you all my adventure. To make it simpler, here are the photos of the construction and the finished rod.
    A big thank you to Carl and Donna Duke, I am a happy man!

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    I changed the rear tires too small, 600-650 / 17, by bigger ones 750/17. The look is much better.

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  2. Ric Dean
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
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    from Central NY

    Phil
    Congratulations! nice job I like an open wheeled, chopped and channeled 1933-34 3W myself.

    Ric
     
  3. spurgeonforge
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    That's nice! Congrats!
     
  4. 2935ford
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    Nice work.....now enjoy! :)
     

  5. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
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    Your English is fine Phil, and your selection of a builder for your hot rod was excellent. Is this your first hot rod? If so you are off to a good start for many years of fun, enjoy the car and maybe let us know about the car scene in France when you get time.
     
  6. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
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    Great build Phil!!!!!!
    Love them Model 40's!!!!!! IMG_5156.JPG
     
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  7. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
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    1. 1940 Ford

    cool sinister look, well done.
     
  8. Looks to be a great start into the hot rod world...Now go out and drive the wheels off of it.
     
  9. By the way Kevin, this is a great shot of your car...Any progress on the 3 window in the garage?
     
  10. Bandit Billy
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    Magnifique Phil!
     
  11. 32partsguy
    Joined: Jul 16, 2012
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    from DFW,Texas!

    Viva La France! Nice Car! I like it!
     
  12. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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  13. One fine " HOT ROD " my man. Happy Times.
     
  14. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    That is one nice looking hot rod coupe.
     
  15. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Pretty car. Looks to have the doors from a 1934 model.
     
  16. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
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    ;). Will have back out in the spring if Glenn's Model A coupe gets out if the drive way by then.
    Are you coming back then to help me??????
    It'll be fun I promise:).!!!!!!!!
    Thank you Dennis for keeping me inspired and you too Phil. I christen your Model 40 "PF FLYER 34".
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  17. ss34coupe
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  18. john dioli
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    Love it great looking be proud my friend
    John
     
  19. Xman
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    Nice job, really like the color.
     
  20. 28 Ford PU
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    Very nice super cool. Don't feel bad, I can't speak French.

    Perfect example of a pictures worth a 1000 words.

    Enjoy!!!




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  21. Jibs
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    Really nice coupe, love the color.
     
  22. A Boner
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    Very slick hot rod!
     
  23. Good eye. Not many that would see the difference. Beautiful little coupe and those 17 inch wheels look so nice. I wonder if 17 inch will become the new 16 inch ?
     
  24. Phil the French
    Joined: Jan 20, 2016
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    Thank you friends,
    thank you for your compliments. For me, they are particularly pleasant because you are the cradle of hot rodding!
    I also am very satisfied with the color. It is a color Chromatic "blue foxe" ref CH1 0832. On the other hand the whole lack a bit of brightness. I will add, this winter, numbers on the doors and one or two lettering. I also look for decal waterslide inspiration "salt flats". If you have addresses ..... Of course I will post pictures at the end of the works.
    The original Ford wheels are not in very good condition. I wanted to buy new rims but Wheel Vintique no longer manufactures a 17 "spoke rim (4x17 for the front and 4.5x17 for the rear). Is there in the US a company that can restore original rims ?
     
  25. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    17 inch Ford wire wheels are still pretty cheap here in the US, if you watch for them on eBay you should be able to buy a very clean original set to replace your rough older ones for a very reasonable price. That would be much cheaper and easier than restoring a rough set. Shipping them to France will be expensive but it may be worth it and I'm sure a local French hot rodder would love to have your old ones.
     
  26. Nice coupe.Your English is just fine.also nice hanger/garage.
     
  27. mogara
    Joined: Mar 10, 2006
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    Nice hot rod Phil. Where in France do you live? I have come to LeMans for the past several years for the 24 hour race.
     
  28. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    from Burton, MI

    Damn fine hot rod. Very clean build.
     
  29. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Nice job on the coupe and you have a great looking model 40.
     
  30. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Where are the SCTA approved roll cage, seat, fire system, and restraint system? Just sayin.......
     

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