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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.

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  2. Runnin shine
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    I am usually very anti-fender but this thing looks great like this especially with the aero hinges. Definitely leave them(fenders) on if your going to leave the OG paint. Just put a ferocious drivetrain in it with a four speed of course.
    A total old chrome suspension at both ends would be righteous also.


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  3. jalopykid
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    Here is a chopped version if you decide to go that way... fiver3.jpg fiver2.jpg fiver.jpg
     
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    A little harder chop version fiver4.jpg
     
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  5. Brandon this looks fantastic!!!!!
     
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    I like that one too! Really diggin the fenders.
     
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  7. Runnin shine
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    Yeah I suspect your in love with that bad mamma bout right now.


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    Haha - looks like Chris already knows what to do with it :D

    In that thread you linked to about a very similar 3-window, he said "I'd leave that thing as-is. Just toss a nasty mill in there and GO!" (post #31)
     
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    I wouldn't chop it. Be original, run it stock height. ;) It has survived this long just fine as is. Put and engine in it and drive the shit out of it.

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  11. Chucky
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    Just balancing the comments. I'm sure the car is in the right hands. Hands that like fenders.;)
     
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    I sure like the fenders on with the Dago axle, looks sinister.
     
  13. I am not sure on the plan yet. Lots of ideas bouncing around

    I originally bought this car for the body. all the extra stuff was just a "bonus". I have a decent stock frame, I have a Cadillac engine and LZ trans. But after getting it, and putting all the pieces on it, I see it is an in tack old hotrod. So I started thinking in that direction.

    I wanted to build a "beater"- a cheap(er) hotrod that I could just prime and drive and fix up as I go. I already have one 34 Ford that I am trying to make as nice as I can. Along that same line, I don't really want a coupe version of my roadster. I want to do something different. But a fendered "drag" style car would fit the bill. I really, REALLY want to build a late 50's-early 60's era car. So a mean early Chev, 4 speed, maybe chopped, maybe not, fenders, mags (at least out back), chrome garnish, radio in package tray, the goofy gauges, the flaired hinges, split wishbone.... totally different then my roadster and a car I can beat on. This car was never a drag car, although I think it was headed in that direction. It is more stock then not...and as fuckin bitchin as I think they are- I don't want to build an all out drag car.

    So, it's all up in the air, but in reality all I really have a debate on in my head is what axle to run, and will I eventually chop it. It is not a historical car. I wish I could find a picture of what it looked like in it's hay day, but in the end, no matter what I do with it, it will be better then it was sitting and rotting.
     
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    I like the plan Chris. I vote this stance;[​IMG]
    The only downside, is you'll have to hear 'nice gasser' all the time, but you could buy earplugs....
     
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    I love this coupe, Chris. Great find.
    What makes it special to me, is it's stock roof height. These coupes are beautiful with a stock profile, and more uncommon today, as most hot rods are chopped or have a slammed top.
    Love 'em either way, but this little one is already gorgeous.
     
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    34 fiveryellow.jpg I unchopped this one alittle.
     
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  18. That car is perfect. And funny I never noticed the carbs sticking out of the hood until the other day
     
  19. A good mail day yesterday, got some cowl sides off eBay. I will use these unless I find a more complete cowl/firewall to graft in

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    Chris .... just follow your heart passion brother, make it a Hot Rod... just like our fathers and uncles and friends did in the late 50's .... No frills ... No fancy paints ... it has always really been about power and fun. I'm totally redesigning my old Coupe to exactly this style and look (within reason) and I've always built my cars to please me only. Just do it .... and you won't be able to sleep at night because your so excited ( I know, it's happened to me since I started).

    In your words ... "I really, REALLY want to build a late 50's-early 60's era car. So a mean early Chev, 4 speed, maybe chopped, maybe not, fenders, mags (at least out back), chrome garnish, radio in package tray, the goofy gauges, the flaired hinges, split wishbone...."

    Do it .... it's as close as we can be today. K.I.S.S. method = Fun and true happiness.

    OK, I'll stop now and go back to my shop and get to work.
     
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  21. Give it the stance of your roadster but leave the current finish.
     
  22. Runnin shine
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    Just finish it already


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  23. Some motivation. A little less drag, a little more show.

    The Northern Star 3 window even has the trimmed grill.
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    Some 5 window action
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  24. The current finish is pretty rough. I may leave it for a while but I would like to eventually paint it (like I keep saying about my roadster hahaha)
     
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    Black primer. Double bonus points if you apply it with a brush.

    --louis
     
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    Man, everyone has an idea of what you should do with your car and your money! ;) :D img082.jpg
     
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    Oh man...
     
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    wow, what a cool find
     

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