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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by aarestor, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. aarestor
    Joined: Feb 22, 2011
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    A little over a year ago a friend came to me wanting a 33-4 Ford 3W. Not being in the position to purchase a 30K body/project I suggested he look for some thing that fit his wallet. We found what was left of an old stock car and with what I had we began constructing a car out of multiple pieces.
     

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  2. aarestor
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    Now that you see what we began with I will show you where we are today.
     

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  3. town sedan
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    Too cool!
    -Dave
     
  4. aarestor
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    The build on this car is going to be a 8BA Flathead with original drive train, 40 wheels and we are NOT going to chop it. I will post more build pics as soon as I get them on this computer.
     
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  5. mike bowling
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    Saved another one! ( and from pieces too)
    Good job-looking forward to updates.
     
  6. Big effort! Love the plan for it too.
     
  7. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Wow great job on a puzzle coupe! I've been slowly accumulating coupe sheetmetal with the plans to eventually piece together another coupe. Do you have any pics of the body being pieced together during construction?
     
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  9. aarestor
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    Here are some assembly pics.
     

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  10. 5window
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    Absolutely great job, but I wonder if your friend won't have more in metal/body work than if had purchased something in better shape to start with?
     
  11. aarestor
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    He might if I didn't treat him nice on the labor. Sometimes I do this just because I want to.
     
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  12. Bugguts
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    Wow! He definitely started with a small billfold!
    The results are amazing!
    Nice save. Look forward to seeing it finished.
     
  13. 5window
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    Good for you. It is far to rare to have a job you enjoy. Friends like you guys are pretty rare,too.
     
  14. Jalopy Joker
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    great transformation
     
  15. Fantastic! I've been collecting scraps for YEARS to do this with a 5W. Now all I need is the skill to put it together! Well done!
     
  16. He's traveling the exact same path I did with my 34, changed to a 33 because 33s are prettier. I haven't counted up the number of states I sourced parts from yet but they go from Florida [4 door doors] to Oregon for quarters and decklid...
    I also started with an old stock car racer for a cheap buy-in but the only part usable from that purchase is the top!
    It looks like you've done a great job piecing that thing together
     
  17. aarestor
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    Thanks everyone, we are still in need of a few things. We could use some garnish moldings, the pan behind the grill, a rear window regulator and a seat.
     
  18. Nubs
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    Thanks for all the comments on our 3w
     
  19. Nubs
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    Thanks for the compliments on our 3w build. I didn't think a 33-34 would ever be a reality for me, and when my friend gene showed me the "car" we started with , I have to admit I had my doubts. Originally I envisioned a chopped , fender less car , I figured less parts , less work , but was open to anything as I like any style 33-34. As the car started coming together it kinda took on a path of its own and when gene dug up some workable fenders , that sealed the deal. It would be an unchopped full fendered car. The plan is an original looking car that was mildly"hot rodded" in the 50's. Genes skill and passion for these cars is amazing and I can't thank him enough. I'll post some more pics as soon as I figure out how.
     
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  20. Looking good.
     
  21. KoolKat-57
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    from Dublin, OH

    Simply amazing!
    KK
     
  22. 66gmc
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    Wow great save on that body! Thanks for bringing another one back from the dead.
    Nice to see one with fenders as well, and with the unchopped roof it should be a real stand out.
     
  23. RODIST
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    Hi ,.. Well Done,.!!..
    I don't have any of the parts
    Your looking for,..
    I browse around H.A.M.B. Classifieds & other parts ads,..& it appears what your



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  24. RODIST
    Joined: Dec 29, 2016
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    Looking for is available.
    I'm gathering parts for a similar rough 5wc project,..&would be very interested in seeing & reading about all the metalwork you've accomplished!
    Thanks


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  25. WOW....what a great save. Not too many folks would tackle that.
     
  26. aarestor
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    I search the inter web daily for parts and pieces. I am currently gathering parts for a chopped, channeled 5W for another friend.
     
  27. Nubs
    Joined: Sep 21, 2012
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    Some build pics
     

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  28. Nubs
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    Sorry about the crappy /repeat pics. I'm not very good at this
     

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