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Has anybody used an Essex?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by essexrat, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Gator
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    'HotrodA' just picked up a 30 - something Essex frame from my house (HAMB relay) and that sucker was HEAVY duty!!
     
  2. rustydeuce
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  3. Rodmania
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    from Norway

    This is my project... a '29 coach.
     

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  4. HotRodFreak
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    I had a late 20's sedan many years ago and loved it even though I didn't finish putting it on the road before having to move and leave it.
    The frames are highly desireable to use. They were used in early hot rod racing days.
     
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  5. thanks! that was a fun day

     
  6. HotRodChassis
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    Azreal is a 1929 Essex Coach. Glad to see someone who know's it's a Coach instead of a tudor. :)
     

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  7. heres a 23 begging to be chopped up[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  8. i found it at a car show in tennessee
     
  9. krylon32
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    We just finished a complete chassis for a 27-28 with Heidts IFS and IRS. Used the stock frame boxed. Engine was a EchoTech with 5 speed.
     
  10. Boyd Who
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    I'm picking up this '27 Essex truck in the New Year. The cab is Essex, everything else is '30 Chevy. I plan to modify the rad shell to look more like an Essex one once I get the truck home.

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  11. 29SX276
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    '29 RS Coupe on model A rails;wiring right now and we can see the light at the end of a very long tunnel.
     
  12. Damn!!! I sure do like that visor:D :D :D
     
  13. 1931S/X
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    what the hell. ive been thinking of putting an ecotech in my 31 essex. did they keep the efi or adapt a carb? got any pics?
     
  14. 29SX276
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    Hey Brian;So you haven't hunkered down for the winter after all? Hopefully I'll get this thing wired shortly;I want to get the headers and side pipes in before Xmas.We could have a runner by New Years and that would mean a beaker or two of some good navy rum;) .
     
  15. Hey 29 xs, have you got the Essex fairies working on your car. A little birdie told me you haven't been out in the garage for a few weeks??????? Is your car building itself now? Pat.
     
  16. 29SX276
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    Hey Fordnutz;no fairies in this shop ,but hopefully a gnome with magical powers will finish the Essex.Chip Foose reluctantly declined my offer to finish my car...what was he thinking;) .
     
  17. I'm hunkerd down with the engineering fairies. Have a headlight bar/fender bracket installation/change happening in the garage, but too busy doing real work to get to the garage!!!
     
  18. 29SX276
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    Real work!,what a bummer!That's why I love retirement and love being a burden on society;) .I got motivated again and back playing on the Essex;sometimes ya gotta walk away from them for a while!
     
  19. kustom_kreep
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    so inform me what is the diff between a tudor and a coach?????????
     
  20. HotRodChassis
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    A tudor is a car built by Ford (or other car company).) A Coach is the specification given to this model by Essex. Also, The Ford was built with quarter panels speficlly designed by Ford for a two door model. On the Essex, all of them were the same to the front door hinge pillar. From there back the car was modular. If you ordered a coupe, they installed the rear curtain and coupe quarters. If a Coach, you got a filler panel between the door and the rear apron and curtain panels. If a Sedan, a door was put in place of the filler panel. If you look inside any Coach, the rear door hinge pillar (or "C" pillar) is there, they just didn't install a door and the hardware for the latch in the "B" pillar.
     
  21. kustom_kreep
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    ok so all essex sedans are coaches then you could have a 2 dor coach or a 4 door coach?
    is this any were close to right?
     
  22. HotRodChassis
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    No, 2 door = Coach, 4 door = sedan.
     
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    View attachment 3760893
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    I realize this tread is a few yrs old now but. Here is my 1930 Essex coach.
    I built the frame, fully bagged, 4" chop, 3" section, 4"stretch, and a ton of other crap.
    neat little thing I found... the 1930 is the only year Hudson and Essex have oval back windows.
     
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  25. 28Hud
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    Well, here's my girl, 28 Hudson Essex sedan. The only thing better than one set of suicide doors is two! I just picked her up 2 months ago now . Drove her home , 13 hours . Loved every minute of it! Haven't changed anything. ....yet! 2018-01-21 15.59.13.jpg
     
  26. 28Hud
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  27. shop teacher
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    Just pulled a 2dr coupe Essex out of the woods . Need advise on year ID . Door has the piano hinge.Need a left door and trunk lid.
     

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