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Customs Sectioned '39-'48 Fords

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 50Fraud, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. 50Fraud
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    I'm pleased to see this thread come back up. While there are really no new revelations in it, I'd like to add a couple of things that have appeared elsewhere on the HAMB that relate to this topic. So, just to have all this stuff in the same place...

    There's a nice thread here:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=232506
    ...that covers a nice, early, sectioned '40 convert that's very similar to the Jilek car. It has recently been shown as it nears the completion of a very good restoration:

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    I hope we'll get to see that car in completed form soon.

    Next, my own car hasn't appeared in this thread in its latest form. No surprises here, but I'm very happy that it's turning out according to plan:

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    ...and finally, a little digression: I saw this car elsewhere on the web, and it's really outside the scope of this thread because it's neither sectioned nor channeled. But, DAMN, it's a good looking '40 convert:

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    Why include it here? Maybe just to show that there are many ways to skin a cat. This one, with only a chopped top and some surface customizing, has overcome all the faults of the stock '40 convert (except outward visibility, of course).
     
  2. 32 hudson
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    This a picture of one done in this style in the early sixty's in Maine. The present location is unknown or if it even still exists. My buddy and myself have been looking for information on it.
     

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  3. Royalshifter
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    Looking really good Tony. I like the 47 Fords with slightly raised fenders?
     
  4. Austinrod
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    Here’s my 39 built in 57
    Chopped 4” sectioned 5”
    E57AF638-ED56-4D6F-B6AC-F4C6317B079C.jpeg
     
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  5. 50Fraud
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    Wow, I had totally forgotten about this thread until Austinrod brought it back up today. It's been more than seven years since the last previous entry, and I never posted my car in finished form (never mind that it's been relentlessly exposed in numerous other threads). To correct this oversight, here's how the car looked by early spring 2017:
    !IMG_1566.jpeg 40-0400Hi.jpg PaulToler, 2017C.jpg
    That's how it's looking today, although it's back at Don Dillard's for an A/C install (BIG oversight on my part) and some cosmetic attention.
     
  6. goldmountain
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    How about something a bit older? Scan-200609-0002.jpg
     
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  7. Rand Man
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    These things are growing on me.
     
  8. Rand Man
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    Here’s one that should be in this thread. Maybe it was. So many images are missing. I think it is well known, but I can’t remember the details. Any more photos?[​IMG]
     
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  9. The 39 guy
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    Sadly this car was destroyed in one of California's many wild fires a couple of years ago.
     
  10. Rand Man
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    Dang, maybe that’s one more reason to buy this one I have my eye on. I would like to see the front of that car, or any other photo. [​IMG]
     
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  11. Asphalt Demon
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  12. The37Kid
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    Took a little time to realize why this '40 looks so good. That butt ugly circus tent rear quarter of the top isn't there and it has quarter windows. Nicely done!

    Bob
     
  13. And it started as a coupe!
     
  14. COCONUTS
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    Their was a 40 Ford that pretty much like the one in the picture except that it was painted blue, sitting next to a barn/garage (could see it from the road) on the road that runs from Portsmouth to Exeter in NH. Bad news is that was in the 70s, and the last time I took that road, several years ago, it was gone.
     
  15. The37Kid
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    I didn't know that, makes the whole deal even better. Bob
     
  16. 34Larry
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    Not meaning to put anybody or any sectioned subject car down, but for me sectioned Fords of this vintage are out of proportion if not chopped also, at least a little.
    As a retired metal smith of 35 years I really appreciate the massive amount of engineering, cutting, welding, grinding and so on that it takes to section these works of art. I'd not even attempt to accomplish what a lot of you have built. Those that have need to be recognized for the massive amount of sweat equity, money and patience it takes to do this.
     
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  17. 19Fordy
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    Does anyone know of a custom build where the stock body and hood were both cut and a strip of metal was added all around to make the body and hood appear taller than stock AND then the top was also chopped to get the proportion "just right"?

    I guess you would call this the reverse of sectioning.
     
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  18. redo32
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  19. 19Fordy
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    Why the ?????. This could be done to create a very nice looking custom.
    I know it seems strange but, it would work if tastefully done.
    I am sure.
     
  20. redo32
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    How about posting a picture on the photoshop thread and ask for your modifications. I sure can't see it in my imagination.
     
  21. 50Fraud
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    Fixing the awkward-looking stock '40 top was the inspiration for this whole project. Thanks for the nice words!
     
  22. COCONUTS
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    Having only chopped and channel one car and that was all flat glass, I am thinking of performing a section cut and weld on a 53 Chrysler sometime in the future. I would almost want to cut, form, and weld metal rather than cutting a curve windshield.
     

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