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I got a new 34 Coupe, some say its perfect some say its not, what do you say ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Legendary Lars, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Legendary Lars
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 534

    Legendary Lars

    ********UPDATE: This Thread has tuned into a Build thread********

    Make sure to look through the pages and see what we have done to this car !

    I been wanting a 34 for a long time and scooped up this one this week, Love it but going to make a few changes to it, Love to hear peoples thoughts on wht they would do with it.




    Last edited: Sep 9, 2011
  2. Irish
    Joined: Dec 14, 2006
    Posts: 199


    First I'd get rid of the motorcycle fishtails and fix the grille and get rid of that piece of angle iron hanging under it. Other than that it looks pretty cool. Nice score.

    Oh and lose the electric fan and tidy up those plug wires and fuel lines.
  3. <FANG>
    Joined: Feb 7, 2008
    Posts: 532

    from W.L.A.

    Get Rid of the fishtails
    and drive it like you stole it
  4. Legendary Lars
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 534

    Legendary Lars

    Exactly what my car club members all said :)
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  5. Loose the ugly fishtail exhaust, put it out back like normal and replace the clear plastic fuel lines with something more durable then........


  6. RamblerClassic
    Joined: Dec 5, 2009
    Posts: 140


    Lose the fishtails, and paint the wheels and grille black, Red wheels remind me of rat rods.
  7. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,999


    I love it.

    I would ram horn it, kill the cycle pipes, full hood it, replace wear items --- then drive it.
  8. Congrats man!

    Do what the others have said, just tidy it and go cat go!!

  9. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,680


    Same as everyone else- clean up the front end, loose the fishtails, do burnouts. Maybe a chrome grille..
  10. choppwatchagot
    Joined: Apr 18, 2010
    Posts: 166


    shit i love that thing id leave it like it is and drive tha shit out of it
  11. you know what to do, just do it
  12. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 679


    i'd enjoy it the way it is for now....
  13. I actually don't mind the that weird?

    I don't care for the generic lakes headers, the F-150 rims on the front or the electric fan.

    And it does need some tidying it up and detailing.

    But other than that, I'm jealous haha it's a wicked cool car!!
  14. Legendary Lars
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 534

    Legendary Lars

    Yeah I need to get the article from the ol skool rods issue would be great to hear the story. Know what issue it was in ?
  15. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,282


    No that is definatly NOT the car for you...............sell it to me :D

    nice score......tidy it up and Drive it (is that a fuel filter on the chasiss rail??)


  16. Legendary Lars
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 534

    Legendary Lars

    yes there is an inline filter there.
  17. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,282


    Are you re-working the fuel system ??


  18. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Got a lot of promise and not too bad at all as is really! Hmm, I know the pipes are goofy looking and kind of rat roddy, but I have to admit they don't bother me that much. I'd probably still get rid of them eventually and go more hot rod and less rat rod on that. But, yes, axe the electric fan and fix other details as others have noted. I agree, chrome grill would look sweet. How's the interior?

    Personally, I'd love to have a '34 coupe like that myself.
  19. * tidy up - this incudes re-doing all of the fuel lines & mounting, similar with the wiring, the radiator support needs refinement/redoing, either cut the paint or redo same red (but without the tacky flames or names), re-do exhaust. Check/repair all brakes/steering components, don't take them for granted. Loose the 'gimmick' leave them for fitting to christmas tree's, less is more.

    * Full stock bonnet (adjuusted to suit the channel & repositioning of the radiator/grill)

    * Wheel combination - loose the 15's, 16" rims were the common mans 'flavour', with 4.75/16's up front, and 7.50/16's down back, blackwall. this combination on either 35 wires, or solids (painted gloss black;):)), and I think you will be suprised how these simple details will enhace what I believe is Henry's best body shape ever...look at JustPlainJ's build, classic example

    Congrats, with some love that car can RoCk,


    Last edited: Apr 22, 2010
  20. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,230


    Loose the Gary Fishtails you Moonlighting Son of a Bitch. Hurry up or I'm coming to do it myself! Otherwise drive it like you stole it.

  21. HeyyCharger
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 939


    I've got two points:

    1. If your looking at the coupe from the point of view that it look's like it was a built a fair way back and it's got all the period stuff on it then yes, I think it's very cool and you could call it perfect. (BTW, Perfect in the world of Traditional Hot Rodding can be many things, including not perfect. This is because a Hot Rod is built by one person, for one reason-to fulfill this person's idea/dream. In the world of new cars, there is only one perfect because it's a business and you have to compete with state of the art technological advances and you have to please vehicle owners who have no idea which way to hold a wrench.)

    2. If your looking at it from my point of view, I do not think it's perfect. For example, the fish tail pipes. Not keen on them.

    My 2 cents Lars.

    Enjoy the car for what it is, it's different and it's cool!

    That's what it's all about.

    Your never going to be able to keep everyone happy..... unfortunately!:D

  22. Legendary Lars
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 534

    Legendary Lars

    Thanks Tim sun is out tomorrow if your around swing by and check it out
  23. moparmonkey
    Joined: Aug 14, 2009
    Posts: 565

    from NorCal

    Another vote for lose the fishtails.

    Rims need to be something other than red, same with the grille. Stance is wrong, needs more rake. Lower it 2" in the front, or maybe an 1" down in the front and 1" up in the rear. Put the top of the hood back on, louver the crap out of it, leave the sides off. And the same agreement with some re-routing and re-organizing.

    Awesome ride! :D
  24. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,493

    from Slow lane

    Must agree!
    And i think the cycle exhaust is kool! Not rat roddish by any means!
    In the 1st pics it looks like the two pipes are slatcut...might be an idea if you really hate the fishtails, after all i see it as a sin to totally erase the look.
    Ive seen that thing for many years and its a shame to totally lose it.
    just my 2 eurocents!
  25. mortecai
    Joined: Mar 10, 2001
    Posts: 263


    Ditto on losing the tails and redo the grill shell
  26. lucky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 583


    lose the fishtails,add rams horn headers, raise the rear a couple of inches, lose the the sh** out of it!
  27. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,960

    from Finland

    Sell the fishtails for some bobber builder and ride it like you can fix it
  28. EXACTLY what he said !!

  29. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,766


    I agree with the first guy and most of the other the fishtails gotta go!
    What changes did you have in mind?
  30. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,259

    general gow
    Staff Member

    i don't mind the fishtails either. but i don't think i'd have them on MY car.

    the rad support should be more elegant. then there are a ton of little details, like everyone else has mentioned. but the car sits really nice. and there's nothing quite like a '34 3 window...

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