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Technical Let me see 33 34 coupes turned into roadsters! Coupsters

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by el Roach, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. el Roach
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    I'm wondering if anyone has taken '33 or '34 Ford coupes and built a roadster. I believe CLARK did one. Anyone else? Let's see them pics.
     
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  2. Ronnie Robinson, ( R.I.P. ) built a nice one in Springfield, Massachusetts many years ago.
     
  3. Squablow
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    I'm also very interested in seeing pics, as I would like to build one and I've got coupe quarters, roadster door tops and 4 door sedan bottoms, and a sedan cowl.

    I hope I'm not hijacking but I would very much like to see how people handled the transition from door tops to cowl and also the rear cockpit opening, in-progress pics would be fantastic!

    I think I remember Clark's build having a really nice transition from doors to dash but the pictures aren't visible anymore, at least, they weren't when I last tried looking.
     
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  4. Circle City Hot Rods built a really nice one year ago
     
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  5. Cyclone Kevin
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    It was a few years ago, it’s a bitchen “roadster” 7EFAB2FC-FE99-47B8-B249-09352F1C8665.jpeg (Great shot in B&W).
     
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  6. el Roach
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    No problem bro. That's why I'm looking to see some of these cars and how guys handle the transitions and the doors.

    Was that one kinda green-ish color?
     
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  8. Cyclone Kevin
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    Yup, a very soft shade. Here’s a pic from R&C
    FB9B7C98-2AFC-48CC-A481-15CD826F9991.jpeg
    I hope this helps.
     
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  9. el Roach
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    Very cool! Thanks for that!

    Hey thanks Kev! Great pic there of the door-dash transition!
     
  10. Cyclone Kevin
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    You’re welcome ;).
    Here it is with it’s custom made removeable hardtop in paint now. A13426D5-92D4-46D7-A036-8A245E9E9B95.jpeg See the post with the link for that top build, it’s worth the read/view by Clark Gille Customs- Job well done!!!!!
     
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  11. Clark
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    Not sure if there's any good pics of the door /cowl transition in my build thread. But here' what I have in my phone.....can take more if you want them. No longer bare metal 20161210_105945.jpg 20170114_230055.jpg
     
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  12. el Roach
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    Man that real nice! Thanks Kev.

    Hey great Clark! Thanks for that! I'd take all the pics you can share :D. You've done a great job on that car !!!
     
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  13. Clark
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    My car has a set of roadster top bows. This is just a mock up with tape....but the top will fold down into the car.
    What kind of pics you want? 20170625_175337.jpg
     
  14. el Roach
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    Very very nice Clark! I'd like to see any pics that show what was involved in turning the coupe into a roadster. You did a STELLAR job (from what I can see) on converting the doors (actually the whole car!) Beltline and around the back of the cab area also.
    Thanks !!!
     
  15. Squablow
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    Pictures showing where cuts were made, like with new pieces tacked in or just as-cut, would be really helpful, showing how much of the original steel was used and how much was fabbed or replaced. Also pics of the back of the cockpit, either finished or in-progress, would be helpful (to me at least). Those seem to be the hang-up areas on other coupesters.
     
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  16. Clark
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    I'l see what I can come up with....might not be till weekend.
     
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  17. If I am not mistaken the roadster cowl is at least 1" longer is it not?
     
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  18. Clark
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    Yea....around an inch.
     
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  19. el Roach
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    Great! Thanks again!
     
  20. sloppy jalopies
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    Not a model 40, but I used that plastic decking that is infused with sawdust, I let gravity and the sun bow it for vertical contour and made paper templates of my horizontal surface... [3] pieces.
    cut the sections out, they sand ok, the sportie stock bolts pulled it down onto the quarters with ease...
    IMO... it makes sportie quarters look more like a roadster, should do the same on your hotrod... sportie - scoop3 015.JPG
     
  21. dumprat
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    I sure hope people jump on this idea, because I need a roof for a 33-34 coupe.....
     
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  22. el Roach
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    Haaa!
     
  23. el Roach
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    Let's keep this going!
     
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