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Projects *HELLONWHEELS 36 Ford 3W build* finally!!!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by hellonwheels, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. sinks88
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
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  2. hellonwheels
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
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    Thanks, haven't seen you in a while. How's the coupe coming along?
     
  3. 54BOMB
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    Good , thanks, lately Ive been working on collecting all my engine parts. Ill have to swing by your shop and see all this progress in person.
     
  4. 60'shotrod
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    Fucking Hell Man, thats is some bloody beautiful work! I can't wait to see how this comes out, outstanding I'm sure!

    Nick.
     
  5. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    michael, , ,glad to see you finally start this post, , , ,
    i've seen this car in person, and it's gonna rule,,,
    you are a perfectionist and just seeing your work up close and personal has inspired me to strive to reach that next level of workmanship...
    great work!!!
     
  6. hellonwheels
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
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    Thanks Jim, but what you're doing is the definition of inspiration. I guess we're both crazy!! Haha! We both have so much to do, we gotta make the most of this spring and summer.

    Get to work!!
     
  7. Pinstriper40
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    Very nice. I'll be looking forward to the updates! Subscribed...
     
  8. I like all the detailed shots. Sometimes it seems to slow the work down because you always stop to take a pic, but then you can show your buddies what it takes to build a car like that. Looking forward to the updates.
     
  9. BEAR
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    Man thats great work
     
  10. Pat Pryor
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  11. koolkemp
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    I have been waiting for you to start this thread, thanks and beautiful work! I have a way worse tudor body and salvageable frame , havent found any coupe tin yet but come hell or high water I will have a chopped 40,s style taildragger someday ! Subscribed, and cant wait for more updates.
     
  12. Great work on a very challenging project, in fact most rodders would have given up by now, but it's obvious that you have a plan and will stick to it.
    If your work up until this point is any indication of the final product, this '36 will be a winner!
    Keep us posted with lots of build pics!
     
  13. hellonwheels
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    I really appreciate all you guys posting, it means alot. I'll try to keep it mildly entertaining!

    Removed the rusty-crusty rear subrails next:

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    I have aftermarket subrails that I had to drastically alter but I'll show that later. Now it was time to make temporary b-pillar brackets that would be strong and could be bolted down but wouldn't get in the way of trying to glue these two cars together!! Looks like it's gonna work out fine:

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    Then built the frickin' jungle gym inside to keep the b-pillars where they need to be when I cut it. Already racked myself twice!

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    Originally, the plan was to do like Norwegian Blacksmith did and use the sedan roof, which means it had to be split and spread, since the sedan roof is narrower in the rear than the coupe. Started stripping paint and like I said before, really nice sheet metal underneath:

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    But I'm not crazy about the extra work, and since I have a 5w roof laying around...

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    .. a new plan! A little boogered here and there, but between the two roofs, a 3-window is not far away!

    I almost felt bad for what I was about to do, but it was for the greater hotrod good. First up was the rear side windows:

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    Then the rear:

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    The side window pieces will become the skins for the 3w door tops, see the shapes?

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    Removed the lead from the front rooftop before cutting and made reference lines around the rear. These probably won't get used in the end, but just in case:

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    Start choppin'!!! I put Slayer on the stereo at this point! Haha!

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    Off with their heads!!

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    I left the b-pillars tall because I'll pie cut them, bend them in, and they will become the curved door jamb for the coupe roof:

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    Your typical Marcel DeLey chop is 3 inches. I tend to lean more toward the dark side. Foster, Chrisp and Jeb Scolman all did 4 inch chops and I love all those cars so that' s the direction I headed, with a 3 3/4" chop as a compromise.

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    Pretty bitchn'!

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    Not time to weld it up yet though. More to come...
     
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  14. PeteFromTexas
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    This is amazing! Great work.
     
  15. beater32
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    Awesome stuff,i'll be watching this.I'm on a mission to own one as well...out of a 4dr...
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  16. paco
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    Oh ....... you have the patients of Jobe ... I want to see this to the end.

    Nice start.

    PACO
     
  17. MUNCIE
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    Pretty amazing work going on here.Love the attention to details and preparation for the job.Would love to see it at the roundup one day,going to be a bad mofo I bet when you get it done.Thanks for posting up your shots of the build.
     
  18. resqd37Zep
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    Wow! You go man!
     
  19. klazurfer
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    EXCELLENT Project :) Most entertaining thread :)
    Can hardly wait 4 updates ..

    Klaz
     
  20. What an impressive project! Thanks for taking the time to post all this... and yes, very entertaining read! Might make for a nice "how to" book. :cool:
     
  21. joee
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    Dam nice work....people wonder how a "hot rod" could cost a 100k !!!!
     
  22. Very Interresting, keep going and posting!
     
  23. eberhama
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    I think we need to start a sub-group of '35/'36 ford owners group titled "'35/'36 ford three windows that didn't start out as three windows" group. There's getting to be quite a few of us.
     
  24. Hot Turkey
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  25. Pinstriper40
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    hellonwheels, beater32... eberhama... you guys are awesome! Those sorts of undertakings take a good pair of eyeballs!
     
  26. coolstuff
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
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    wow
    still more amazing stuff

    what about the 35/36 owners that are just too chicken to cut into their rides?
     
  27. B Lawrence
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
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    Amazing build,...Great pic"s,.....Talent Plus, Plus. Thanks.

    ( You just gave me the motivation I needed for a long long Time )
     
  28. boydwho?
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    Impressive work! I can't wait to watch this unfold...

    Eric
     
  29. Duke
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  30. Well now... interesting. Thanks for posting keep up the good work.
     

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