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My New 1936 Ford Fordor (looking for some suggestions/opinions)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by elmitcheristo, Feb 7, 2013.

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


    Here's my dad's 38 Fordor in 1954. Big n littles and reversed eye springs...


  2. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I'd pass on the appletons and skirts, other than that, what he said. I'd go with Fiestas. Either that, hyd. brakes and leave it alone.
  3. 36Delux
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 58


    What a great car! I've been working on my 36 Fordor for three years now and still a long way from finished. I'd give my left lug nut to find one that nice to start with. I think I would update the brakes and drive it!
  4. U-235
    Joined: Dec 18, 2010
    Posts: 452


    Do as Rik and Slick A&T have the pictures Slick posted and forget that "Hot Rod'Street Rod look of bigs and littles. That is the best look for any 36.
  5. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    After 40's, 1936's are my favorite Henrys. You gotta sweetheart there, bud.
  6. Why in the world would you replace the '36 axle with a 3 inch wider one? I leaves skinny 6.00 tires really close to '36 fenders. Also, '42 - '48 spring and axle bells in a '36 require a panhard rod (vertical shackles), so it would need a narrower '36 spring to maintain the proper 45 degree shackle angles.

    I'm now replacing the '46 axle in my '36 with the proper 1936 axle to gain back tire clearance (with neg offset wheels).

  7. PERFECT! This one is stunning
  8. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,155


    What a super awesome beauty, love the conservative gorgeous color. I say drive it and just work on mechanicals, such as brakes, drivetrain, etc. Congrats on a uber cool ride. ~sololobo~
  9. Closenough
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 12


    Don't change a thing, not many stockers left and it's just to cool the way it is.
  10. DadsBlueFord
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
    Posts: 472

    from Hayden, ID

    That thing is beautiful. I'd leave it alone.
  11. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006


    Heres a few pics of the black 4 door ,slightly reworked by JamesD and Russian for me when I went and looked at a 4 door the was way too rusty for the money asked for it...




  12. GARY?
    Joined: Aug 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,626


    That is a damn fine example!

    Hey Mitch, Makes ya' wanna paint it black don't it? :)
  13. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder

    Current pics, maybe an update.
    I think you owe it to all these guys Mitch....
  14. elmitcheristo
    Joined: Nov 10, 2007
    Posts: 351


    Well, here's an update. First off, I appreciate all of the suggestions. I have had the car for a month and here's where I am at so far:

    -added a pair of fog lights
    -reworked the front spring and lowered it.
    -reworked the rear spring and added longer shackles
    -changed the rear tires to 700-16's
    -fixed a few odds and ends with wiring, window seals etc.
    -added approx 700 miles to the odometer

    I do like the custom versions that people have posted. Especially the black one above. I am pretty happy with the way it looks now. Gary is right, I am a sucker for black early Fords. But, the tan is growing on me and the paint is way to nice to think of changing. As for the next changes/additions, I am thinking it needs some speed parts on the flathead. Sorry for the rambling, here's the pics from today.





    I apologize in advance for the picture quality. I was having a hard time working with the large glowing ball in the sky. Haven't seen that thing for a few months.
  15. richbud
    Joined: Nov 29, 2011
    Posts: 91

    from east tenn

    Mitch you hit the nail on the head love the look. if mine dident need a full paint and motor its looked like yours .
  16. uncle Dave
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
    Posts: 115

    uncle Dave

    Wash it!!!.....................u.d.
  17. GARY?
    Joined: Aug 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,626


    Looks good.
  18. O.Hove
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 771

    Member Emeritus
    from S.D.

    It needs beltline pinstrip,nothing wrong with mech.brakes
  19. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,319

    from MB, SC

    Very nice.I like the addition of the fog lights best. Super clean and super cool.
  20. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006


    I love it ! If I were fortunate enough to have a car that nice to start with I wouldnt mess with it too much the wheels off it !
  21. Blackroad
    Joined: May 18, 2007
    Posts: 290

    from Sydney

    Beautiful , love the fog lamps , have a set for mine as well. Sits well, enjoy it.

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