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So Cal Plating inspired 1936 Ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nostalgia59, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. I've wanted to build this car for a long time and finally got around to it. The way I did it is definately the hard way but the results are encouraging. I started with a fordor humpback that came with a ton of extra parts, then found a tudor back half and doors. Mated it all together and modified it to resemble a Touring. I'm trying to keep it period built 1940's by using '39 ford suspension/brakes/trans and a 59A engine. I will be using ripple disk caps on '36 wheels, homemade skirts, '41 ford gas door, '37 Desoto bumpers, lowered spare, smooth hood sides and running boards and of course a Duvall windshield and custom made top.

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  2. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
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    Chris Casny
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    from Jamaica

    Finally you are sharing pictures, I love that car.
     
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  3. Looking good so far.........
     
  4. HELLVIS
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 324

    HELLVIS
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    looks good what color are you doing?
     
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  5. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Wow! That's pretty cool an instantly recognizable in terms of inspiration.
     
  6. Turning the ugly duckling into the beautiful swan....

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  7. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 3,571

    stanlow69
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    from red oak

    I`ve often wondered why this hadn`t been recreated years ago. THANKS YOU for building it.
     
  8. Doors and cowl reshaping were the most challenging part of this build. I found that the 35-36 ford upper rear window area had the right shape to use for modifying the doors and cowl.

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  9. jick
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 374

    jick
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    from london

    wow! great job....this is gonna be worth watching!

    well done dude....
     
  10. carsluTT
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 57

    carsluTT
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    from riverside

    i like the lines on your project, keep up the great work
     
  11. Luckily I had a roadster to make patterns from for the cowl and doors. I'm using sedan doors that are 6 inches longer than roadster/touring doors.

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  12. This is cool.....I signed up for more
     
  13. I was able to use the roof from the fordor and some pieces of a late model roof to form the top...

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  14. I filled the roof with a piece from a 55 chevy panel delivery, then made the side opening trim from leftover garnish mouldings...

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  15. These '37 Dodge taillights came with the fordor and look pretty good. I plan on using '37 pontiac headlights (pics later) and they have a similiar shape...

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    Mock up with the Desoto bumper....

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  16. 35cab
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
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    35cab
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    That is just amazing! I really love everything about it, can't wait to see more, great work.
    Thanks for building such a car and thanks for posting.
    Subscribed.
     
  17. Emperor Chris
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 469

    Emperor Chris
    Member
    from Nor Cal
    1. Upholstery

    All I can say is COOOOOOL !! Subscribed to this build.
     
  18. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,544

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    That is coming off slick. I like your term "inspired" rather then trying to clone the earlier car as too many people would.
     
  19. Retirement is GREAT! I need to get this one and some other cars done before I'm a total geezer (Haha). Don't have the same energy I used to and damn arthritus from banging on these cars all these years....
     
  20. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,780

    Rikster
    Member

    It look FANTASTIC Lynn...

    I will be looking forward to every update you will add to this.

    have fun!
     
  21. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,038

    titus
    Member

    You did a fantastic job! looks great
     
  22. richbud
    Joined: Nov 29, 2011
    Posts: 91

    richbud
    Member
    from east tenn

    Well i love the 36 ford own two of them yours is got to be the coolest custom 36 i have seen.
     
  23. Roupe
    Joined: Feb 11, 2006
    Posts: 719

    Roupe
    Member

    Man that's super cool. Keep posting pics when you can.
     
  24. My idea all along was to build an Inspired version for several reasons. Mine will be more like these cars and I didn't want a long enduring project trying to clone the So Cal Plating car. So many difficult modifications on the original I know it would burn me out.

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  25. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
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    SuperFleye
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    Subscribed! I really look forward to follow this build, keep up the good work!
     
  26. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
    Posts: 2,327

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  27. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I actually think that noting that your car was inspired by the earlier car and not building an exact clone honors original car more than building a clone. I try to understand the clone thing but then after a while it becomes a "my clone is more exact than you clone" thing as it is with the Graffiti coupe clones.
     
  28. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,627

    sawzall
    Member

    The so cal plating car is such a cool vehicle.. and I've been waiting for someone to build something like this..
    thank you!! because this is too cool!
     

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