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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by elmitcheristo, Feb 7, 2013.
Here's my dad's 38 Fordor in 1954. Big n littles and reversed eye springs...
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.
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!
Do as Rik and Slick A&T have said...study the pictures Slick posted and forget that "Hot Rod'Street Rod look of bigs and littles. That is the best look for any 36.
After 40's, 1936's are my favorite Henrys. You gotta sweetheart there, bud.
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).
PERFECT! This one is stunning
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~
Don't change a thing, not many stockers left and it's just to cool the way it is.
That thing is beautiful. I'd leave it alone.
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...
That is a damn fine example!
Hey Mitch, Makes ya' wanna paint it black don't it?
Current pics, maybe an update.
I think you owe it to all these guys Mitch....
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.
Mitch you hit the nail on the head love the look. if mine dident need a full paint and motor its looked like yours .
Wash it...drive it!!!.....................u.d.
It needs beltline pinstrip,nothing wrong with mech.brakes
Very nice.I like the addition of the fog lights best. Super clean and super cool.
I love it ! If I were fortunate enough to have a car that nice to start with I wouldnt mess with it too much either...drive the wheels off it !
Beautiful , love the fog lamps , have a set for mine as well. Sits well, enjoy it.
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