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Projects Phaeton build any pics or ideas??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 29 bones, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. 29 bones
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    Well got this last year and now its time for the family cruiser.
    All ideas,photos,suggestions welcome.
    Direction I would like to go... hydraulic brakes(got them)40 rear, 40 front, and some 35 wires???,change the stance. It has no engine or transmission need to get something..(ideas)
    here are some pics not great but you get the idea thanks Brian

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  2. 29 bones
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  3. Hotrod95
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    loose the exta wheel, and fenders, and hood.... Keep the tail lights lower it and keep the paint, it doesnt look in to bad of coondition, for the moter I would go 327, 350, or Flatty
     
  4. Weedburner 40
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    Dropped axle and rubber rake for the stance. Flatty or banger, whether early or late model. Keep the fenders but show the motor wit half hood or no hood. Leave the paint and the rest as is.
     
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  5. gearheadbill
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    Some to ponder
     

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  6. triplexkustoms
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    stick a model a motor in it and drive it. they are cheap and fun to play with.
     
  7. BenD
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    Sell it to me please. That's my dream car.
     
  8. Old-Soul
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    Phaeton's are so damn cool...

    I guess it depends on what style you may be into. Do you like lakes inspired cars? Show rods?

    I know this is a '32, but I really dig lakes style phaetons:
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  9. Old-Soul
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    As for a powering it down the road, I dig bangers and flatty's like everyone else (my coupe is banger powered) but you said it was going to be a family hauler? Perhaps something like a mild 283 would be in order. Reliable, parts everywhere, no problem pulling that little A about.

    I guess it depends on the 'period' of your car's build. If you build a lakes-style car, then I say go with a flatty/banger and if your building something a little more showy, go with the dreaded SBC.

    my .02
     
  10. bonesy
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    That's exacty how a Phaeton should look - a '32 or an A fits this bill.
     
  11. FritzTownFord
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    Tubs are great family cruisers! Here a few I saved for reference.
    You have great start - looks like a nice car.
     

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  13. thinkfink
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    hope this helps...
     

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  14. thinkfink
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    more
     

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  18. thinkfink
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    more than welcome.
     
  19. Does this one use a commercial roadster cowl? Looks like the transition into the doors is not as smooth as a phaeton/roadster would have and the bead on the cowl looks like it may have been modified as it doesn't smoothly meet the beads on either the hood or the doors - Maybe it's just me but . . .

    Steve
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  20. 29 bones
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    thanks to all, for the pics and input,got me thinking pretty hard.I will keep the fenders,as my other model a does not have any,Someone out there know how to bring the top down (lower)after putting a chopped windshield on it.....
    anyone else.....info please
    brian
     
  21. The37Kid
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    I'd replace the front welled fender with a plain one, 28-29 fenders look great IMO. Model B engine with an OHV conversion would make for a nice ride with the parts you have on hand.
     
  22. 32csr
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    Steve....That's my old #4 tub I built and sold it to a guy in SoCal. It is a glass Wescott body. The belt line was a bit off b/c that side had heavy damage and I'm not a world class bodyman....
     
  23. Cool none the less - just thought it might be one of the rare RPU cowls repurposed.

    Steve
     
  24. 32csr
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    thanks man....
     
  25. Just wondering - are any of the two door Phaetons factory cars, or just owner built from sedans?
     

  26. very few factory 2 doors were made in 31
    rare and cool
    did i mention they are rare
    tk
     
  27. gnichols
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    ??? Isn't a Phaeton essentially a FOUR door roadster? Some two doors sneakng in here, me thinks! Gary
     
  28. Great find. I vote keep the fenders, no but no hood sides. A trustworthy 283 or 327 would keep family hauling worry free. Dropped axle.
     
  29. thinkfink
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    There are 30/31 Ford Tudor Phaetons (Model 180A Deluxe Phaeton).
    ca. 6.100 were produced

    But they were the most rare and the heaviest models of that year with the most "model only" parts. This is why they are pretty expensive to start with as collectors want them

    http://www.ahooga.com/info/product.shtml
     
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  30. gnichols
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    I see. What about later year cars that looked like Phaetons but had roll up windows? I hear folks calling them 4-door convertibles instead of Phaetons. Just wondering... Gary
     

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