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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by HHFester, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. HHFester
    Joined: Nov 8, 2011
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    Just picked this up a few weeks ago been searching for a few years now. This is my first early Ford build so I'm going to be asking a lot of questions, it has some rust in the subrails that is my main concern right now, still debating on model A or 32 rails. Here's a few pics ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394519492.933990.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394519501.765657.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394519511.211193.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394519522.680189.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394519529.164840.jpg


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  2. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
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    What are you planning on with regards to engine/gearbox??
     
  3. brokenspoke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
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    I would use 32 rails....Dirtys shop in Combine does excellent work if you need to farm out the frame build or any part....Rusty is first class.....have fun
     
  4. hotrodderhaag
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    everyone does deuce rails. use an A frame. make it rgiht. model A's look great on 32 rails but its overdone.

    that body looks like a great start. are we going to see flathead power? hopefully..?

    nice car!
     

  5. gordspeed
    Joined: Jul 9, 2013
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    MEAT MARKET next to Planned Parenthood!...... that's funny!!! Doesn't attending the meat market result in a trip to PP?

    "A" coupe is cool, I forget how big the back window is. I see and like the heavily chopped and forget the stock rear window dimension. I would say A-frame if channeling and Deuce if highboy! Just my op! I have an "A" frame for my 34' pickup. It is missing lower firewall and bottom 7" of back of cab so it kind of screams, "channel me!"

    Have fun! :)
     
  6. 56shoebox
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    LOL! That is funny.
     
  7. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Overdone?, possibly. But 32 rails look way better than an A frame...which is why its done so often. I switched half way through and still have the A frame up against the wall in my shop. One thing to note is that you'll have a fair amount of work in fitting the subrails to a 32 frame, but it looks as though you'd need to replace a good portion of those anyway. Great looking body to start with.
     
  8. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    MEAT MARKET next to Planned Parenthood!...... that's funny!!! Doesn't attending the meat market result in a trip to PP?

    No, it usually results in Unplanned parenthood.:D
     
  9. nailheadroadster
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    ha!!!!!!
     
  10. scrap metal 48
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    Replace the sub rails first, bolt to your "A" frame and then install patch panels and then start building.. Have fun...
     
  11. panheadguy
    Joined: Jan 8, 2005
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    What he said. And it looks like you have the frame......
     
  12. HHFester
    Joined: Nov 8, 2011
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    I'm thinking nailhead


    Fester.
     
  13. HHFester
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    I can get my hands on a 51 Lincoln flatly or maybe nailhead


    Fester.
     
  14. Par34
    Joined: Oct 2, 2014
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    Par34

  15. Another vote for A frame.
     
  16. Par34
    Joined: Oct 2, 2014
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    Par34

    Go with the nail head and A frame.
     

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