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Projects My 34 is finally starting to look like a.........well, a 34 five window Ford coupe.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BrandonB, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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    BrandonB
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    from nor cal

    Took some pics of the 34 today and it is finally coming together. I bought the car a couple of years ago from a welder I met on a job site. We were talking about hot rods and he said he had an old Ford. His Dad bought it for a father/son project when he was 13, he is now 49. They put a sbc in it with a pg and he drove it through high school. Started tearing it apart in the early 80's and put a Pinto front end under it, it had the original, and a 12 bolt posi, and the rear end that was taken out was also the original. He has put a new firewall in it:( When I got it the body was setting on the frame with the rearend and front end.
    It now has an early 50's Olds rearend with the Olds trailing arms, an old chrome dropped front axel with chrome backing plates and chrome drums with split wishbones, that came out of a 34 hot rod. The guy wanted a Mustang II front end so I got this front end on the cheap. I picked up a 331 hemi with 2x4's and a C4 that came out of a T-bucket that got rearended and totaled. Keeping the same SW gauges and dash that Welder Bob used when he had it. Picked up a third seat out of a mini van. It's got the original glass and the back window still rolls down and the front still swings out. Pretty much an unmolested body, no chop with door handles and it's all steel. Yea, I'm pretty happy with it.
     

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  2. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Damn that looks real cool! Love the engine and rear end choice. Can't help but to get excited since the exterior reminds me of my '35!1 Keep it up!
     
  3. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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    BrandonB
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    from nor cal

    I took down the original bumpers that Welder Bob had re-chromed. They are still wrapped in early 80's newspapers from the chrome shop. He had the grill re-chromed when he was in high school. He saved the money from a job he had washing dishes at a restaurant. Couldn't imagine a dish washing job now days that paid enough to pay for a re-chrome job on a 34 grill.
     
  4. Damn, that's nice! Very neat car.
     

  5. NealinCA
    Joined: Dec 12, 2001
    Posts: 2,882

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    Wow, neat car. Glad you were able to "save" it. That old chrome frontend was a great score. Keep us posted with the progress.

    Neal
     
  6. DD COOPMAN
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    DD COOPMAN
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    I really like that thing! DD
     
  7. brady1929
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    brady1929
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  8. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    ss34coupe
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    very nice car. I like what you are doing with it. Great work!
     
  9. BlueOvalCertified
    Joined: Aug 6, 2009
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    BlueOvalCertified
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Another story of being a REAL person, and treating people decent pays off. Great Car!
     
  10. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

    Looks great!! Glad you were able to re-hotrod it properly. Wow.
     
  11. I SMELL SMOKE
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 1,527

    I SMELL SMOKE
    Member

    that car is coming together very nice!!!
     
  12. Why can't I find stuff like that?
     
  13. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,066

    titus
    Member

    looks like fun!

    JEFF
     
  14. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
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    bonesy
    Member

    You should be happy - it looks great!
     
  15. speedyb
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    speedyb
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    from socal

    What a cool car, Hope you enjoy driving the wheels off it!
     
  16. dmw56
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
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    dmw56
    Member

    Great looking car. Keep us updated.
     
  17. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
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    krooser
    Member

    How much did you recess the firewall for the engine?
     
  18. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    bubba67
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    from NJ

    The car is looking awsome !
     
  19. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    fab32
    Member Emeritus

    Great project. Glad our building a trtadtional style hot rod out of it.

    Frank
     
  20. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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    BrandonB
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    from nor cal

    Thanks everyone for the positive comments. Really looking forward to the first fire up and the first drive and getting the bugs worked out of it.
     
  21. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
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    hvychvy
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    Man,thats gonna be SWEET.Well,it already is:D
     
  22. M.Edell
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
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    M.Edell
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