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Projects My 36 ford project. Or how to ruin a perfectly good car

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by the man, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    Your work continues to amaze me. I dream of getting a 36 Ford roadster, but if a 5 window coupe or sedan is the basis, your project has taught me a lot about what will be involved in the conversion. Thanks for what you have shown us.
     

  2. Thank you. One of the great things the hamb is the technical aspect of it. Guys go out of their way to post what they're doing and how to. so we sort of teach each other collectively. really it's a beautiful thing. without sites like this most of us probably wouldn't do half of what we do.

    The definition of can't.
    Your not trying hard enough.
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    A little inspiration. Love the top on this one



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  3. Ulu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
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    from CenCal

    Wow...just started reading, but it's amazing what some guys can do with a handful of rusty tin.

    I've always loved this model year. One of the best styled ever. Flat radiator cars were never for me I guess...
     
  4. guitard
    Joined: May 16, 2012
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    Oh yeah "It's just metal"... that's what I tell my high-end guitar clients. "It's just wood." Right. That's some great metal in some really good hands - mastodon balls also help. Love this. Excellent so far!
     
  5. guitard
    Joined: May 16, 2012
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    Two Plymouth guys posting simultaneously... not everyone gets that!
     
  6. Im trying to do the same thing with a 38 plymouth sedan. No where near the skill level you have but its good to see how you have done this, give me a little more direction.

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    Been working on the rain gutters last few days. A little clean up and I'll start the deck lid. Still debating on how to go about it.


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  8. ph8ed4life
    Joined: Dec 27, 2010
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    from AZ

    Oh man. This is incredible!! Never would I consider it ruining a good car...you're creating a one-off masterpiece :)

    -Matt
     
  9. Hmm ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1401591347.201904.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1401591359.090881.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1401591370.122446.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1401591382.432331.jpg


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  10. bartmcneill
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
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    from Ada, OK

    DAY UM you do good work.
     
  11. Great work. 36 Roadsters are one of my favorite cars. I think that was a MInnesota car correct? I know the previous owner. Do you know if he's keeping up with your thread?
     

  12. Yep from bfe Minnesota . I lost his contact info. So he will need to find me.


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  13. I'll give Jason a heads up. I think he may lurk. Again, great work, keep up the good work.
     
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    Ben working on my inner skin for the deck lid. Hope to have it full welded this weekend. The I can start the outer skin hinges and latch. Kinda beginning to think this was a bad idea. But I guess if hotrodding was easy everyone would be doing it.


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    Inner deck lid skin is done. Still need hinges and latch built. Didn't finish sanding it. With the wonderful Texas humidity it's instorusting. I'Il have to wait till paint time.


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  16. 08racer
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
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    Thanks a lot! Now look what you have done.

    What gage of sheet metal did you use?


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  17. It's all 18 gauge. I see you have some potential hot rod material there. I would like to do a 36 four door to roadster pickup conversion for my shop truck.


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  18. 08racer
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    I'll trade you then lol.


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  19. julioortiz
    Joined: Dec 12, 2013
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    from Florida

    good job for everyone , rodder builders
     
  20. julioortiz
    Joined: Dec 12, 2013
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    from Florida

    awesome project , grand idea................
     
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    Been working on my deck lid last few days. I got the latch mounted and machined the receiver. I'm using BMW latches. They really perfect for hot rods.
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    Also machined the hinges. Still need to finish out the bases. Trying to make them not look so billity


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  23. heyitsnate
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    Man! Great work!!!!

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  24. Thanks for all of the kind words. It helps to keep. Me moving forward. I finally got my spool gun for the mig working. Turns out instructions are important. Now I can mig aluminum. I got my hinges for the deck lid done and mounted only to find out they won't work as designed. Back to the drawing board. I think I finally decided on a color. Still a few months from paint. But a brother can dream. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403135324.469176.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403135340.306366.jpg
    Debating if I want to take on a side project to convert a 5 window to a 3 window.


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  26. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
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    HOLY SMOKES! How in the world did I miss this. Great work. Subscribed.
     
  27. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
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    Don't forget to include drains from your beautifully done trunk gutter. I'm sure they will be works of art as well.

    Great work... keep it up!
     
  28. oztinbasher
    Joined: Aug 16, 2013
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    from oz

    Great Work,I had to make a 35 roadster back for a guy last year,it's interesting to see how different people tackle the same job, my inner deck lid was almost the same as yours. Here are some pictures of the one I did.
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  29. Wow. That's some nice work. Looks a lot nicer than mine. In hindsight I think it would have been easier for me to start without the tail panel all together. I also really should have borrowed somebody's car and had on-site to copy. Or made a better buck anyways. would've been a lot easier.


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