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Sedan - Roof = Tub

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tim Rocheford, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Tim Rocheford
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
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    It looks like it's time to start planning the next project. After looking at my pile of stuff, I have just about everything I need to put car together, including a '29 2 door sedan with a bad roof. I'd like to cut the sedan at the belt line and build a tub. Anyone out there done this before? The biggest stumbling block seems to be not making it look like a sedan with the roof cut off. That means thinning out the doors and altering the windshield. Any advise or pictures would be a great help.
     
  2. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    [​IMG]

    Not mine but it's the best job that I remember seeing of a converted sedan. The doors are always the give-away.
     
  3. My sons 31 seems to work well
     

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  4. Joe Kress did a nice one in American Rodder. I have the issues if you need copies.
     
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  5. flynbrian48
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    The results will look like crap. Trust me. ;)
     

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  6. Tim Rocheford
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
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    The pictures are great guys, thanks. I'm thinking highboy style with a severely modified cowl / windshield. I'd like to figure out how to use a roadster windshield. The stock "A" pillar always looks too bulky for me when a closed care is opened up. Right now I'm cutting up 1:24th scale models trying to get the a look I'm happy with.

    TMan, I'd like to see that article, I'll drop you a message.
     
  7. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    from Burton, MI

    Damn, that cars tuff, Brian.
     
  8. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    Here's one Foose did on Overhaulin,

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  9. Uncle Bob
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
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    Don't know if you're still playin' with this idea, but here's another one. The windshield treatment looks very clean. A shot during construction and then finished. Not mine, just one I found crusin the net.
     

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