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Hot Rods I bought an old 1934 Ford hotrod out of OK...anyone have any history on it??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. i found this car on eBay and had to have it. Marcy hauled it up to the Hillclimb for me in CO, and I just got home from picking it up. It came from the SW area of Oklahoma, and it has enough uniqueness that I am hopping someone has some history or even better: pictures.

    First thing- the door hinges. Beautiful job done in lead. Cowl vent is also leaded shut. Hood has some short runs of Louvers. The dash has been filled and has a hole for a SW panel (which I had). Car is un-chopped and roof not filled. Has a hole cut out in lower drivers cowl and fender for (assuming) steering. Garnish moldings and front end chromed. Front axle is a 37-41, split 33/34 wishbones. Rear end is Tri Five Chev. Has a small block sitting in it. Grill has had an odd trim job done on the top but it does not fit the hood. Talight holes appear a little larger then the 50 Pontiacs I set in there.

    So, let's see if anyone has anything on this car. It was last licencened in OK in 1977. I think that's the era the gas tank cover was modified, I think all the lead work was done earlier then that. It was originally Tan, has been painted black, then metallic blue and finally yellow

    Anyone have anything? Some pretty unique things done to this ok drag coupe

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  2. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,353


    Dear god, that is some of the best patina I have ever seen. Bitchin' car! Love those model 40's. Congrats man, what a score!
  3. TAF brother! #FOSFTW!
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  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,594

    Jalopy Joker

    Congrats - have fun
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  5. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,866


    Chris your my new hero! :D You come up with more cool Ford cars and parts than any man I know!
  6. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,398


    No wonder you had to have it. The door uh, pieces are confusing. Sorry no help with the history. Just drooling on my keyboard, like everyone else.
  7. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,171


    One of my all time favorite cars, such a nice one to start with. Don't remember ever seeing this one, Sorry....
  8. 35cab
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 248


    And again Chris strikes gold !
    You deserve this, Chris you work damn hard, congratulations.
    Sorry but living on the other side of the planet I will of course be of no use in helping identifying the car, other than I know cool when I see it.
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  9. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,753


    Nice find! I have no history on this one. The door hinges are interesting to say the least! Lots of work but worth it! Here is one from SO-CAL that has the hinge treatment. This was yesterday at the Outrider's Picnic.
  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,479


    Those door hinges look familiar. I lived in Texas from 1969 to 1977 and hit a lot of rod run in that time frame.
  11. Terrible80
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 741


    Hey! We saw you on the road. We were up in Colorado camping and gambling. Ran into the hill climb.

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  12. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,937

    Atwater Mike

    Great score, Chris...Maybe 'shorten' the fairings on the hinges? Just a suggestion.
    Exactly the condition I'd like to find a Model 40 in. Glad for you!

    Chevy rear? Those semi-elliptics are for the fat fenders, not the rods. Nice that they left you the '34 rear cross member! Those were usually discarded in favor of an Oklahoma Tube. (3" black pipe) No offense to the Okies, I was one in the '60s.:cool:
    Those deep-'dumped wheels' on rear remind me of most of the guys' cars at Santa Clara H.S. in 1958.
    I remember...I was the one 'dumping' them! (reversing, not 'shit-canning'!)
  13. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,223


    Man, that is an awesome old hunk of history! Great score.
  14. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 1,609


    Roachy! But cool as hell! I think you gonna have to patch the floor before you drive it though....
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  15. Those hinge flairs are the tits! I've never seen that done before. Aerodynamic advantage?:confused:
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  16. You have some nice clues.....I bet something turns up pretty quick from some little mag drag coverage. Will be a cool car to bring back for sure!
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  17. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,256


    Neat car, what I wouldn't give to start with something that nice. The hinges remind me of this car.

  18. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,767


    Is the prefix on that license plate CL? If so, that is Cleveland County, which includes southern part of Oklahoma City, Norman, Moore, Noble. I know you bought the car out of Cache, which is near Lawton, south and west of OKC, but the tag would indicate an OKC area car so maybe some oldtimers from central Oklahoma would remember the car.
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  19. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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  20. arkiehotrods
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  21. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,093


    Chris - another good score, nice work!
  22. nice score ! is there a 56 still on the doors under all that nice patina ? to bad you can't see the hood clearly in the picture.... congrats !
  23. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,213


    Congrats. Great hot rod.
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  24. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,286


    There's going to be some fun in your garage for awhile!
    Nice score!
  25. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,990


    The car has some interesting clues,kept posting pics! Looks tuff the way you have her mocked up. I can see why you grabbed her.
  26. Here are so more pictures. Most of the firewall is gone. The entire floor has been cut out but luckily the subframe was not damaged. The X member is also gone, and there is a transmission mount welded in. There are two sets of motor mounts...some older ones up front and a mount for side mounts moving the engine back a little.
    My guess is this is an old hot rod, and they were modifying it further or making a drag car out of it, but stopped. I don't think it ever saw the road once the floor, firewall were cut out.

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  27. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Neat Coupe but I don't think it's the Yellow Rose. Though the pic is real grainy, it doesn't appear to have door hinge flairs as the #56 would certainly fall within the flairs and be visibly jagged in the 1958 photo (where I assume the car is painted yellow). Also, Chris mentioned the car was tan, black, blue, then yellow. Chris' photos show blue paint on the hinge flairs so the car had hinge flairs prior to wearing yellow.

    Chris, It's a really solid start. What are your plans for it?
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  28. I am not sure. I bought it because it's a really nice body, very little rust to repair and I do not think there is a dent in it. Deck lid is mint, doors click shut, it has a title....In my mind, I would love to build a late 50's style hotrod. I have a 1958 365 Cad, Lincoln trans, Dago axle. Chop it, full interior...Even the grill got me thinking about a one piece hood top with a T bird hood scoop much like the "Blue Bird". Kind of a street/strip car with some goofy 50's flair. The dash is something I would never do, but it's there and I kind of like it. I like stuff that's outside the safe zone.

    But getting it home and mocking it together- it is a neat old car. Little rough around the edges paint wise but it is definitely a hot rod. I LOVE drag coupe. But I did not buy it to make a drag car out of. So I thought about seeing if it has any history. One way or another, it will continue to be a hot rod.
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  29. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,538


    Oh who cares about the history of the car Chris, I think you should strip the fenders (hotrods don't have 'em), hammer chop it to within an inch of it's life and make a salt flats car outta it.

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