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Technical Length of Cabriolet doors versus the front doors of a Phaeton

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 47streetrodder, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. 47streetrodder
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    I really love the 1935-1936 Cabriolets and have been tempted to try my hand at piecing one together. I'm curious if the front doors of a Phaeton are the came length as the Cabriolets.
     
  2. alchemy
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    I don't know specifics, but I'd bet the cabriolet doors are about 6 inches longer than roadster and phaeton doors.
     
  3. Were there 2 cabriolets in 35-36? regular and club?
     
  4. 47streetrodder
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    I think the difference between the two styles is in the rear quarter panels. Looks like the extra space behind the front seat of a club is achieved by extending the tub opening.
     
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  5. chev34ute
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    I don’t own any 35 stuff, but plenty of Model A stuff including a 28 Pheaton and 29 Cabriolet. And the Cabriolet definitely has longer doors. Cabriolets normal have the same length as five window coupes. The 35 pictured has even longer doors.


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  6. 47streetrodder
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    Hey "chev34ute", Don't think I've ever seen a '35 Cabriolet with suicide doors. Was that something Ford built just for the Australian market or it a one of kind?
     
  7. chev34ute
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    Ford set up assembly plants in Germany which is where this one was built.
     
  8. sloppy jalopies
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    That car has '34 style fenders, door handles and the horns look like '34s too... w/s to cowl top treatment... hmmmm.
     

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