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Customs So... I bought 36 Ford Cabriolet, now what?!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chaddilac, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,765


    Was sitting working on computer when a buddy messaged me about a "old car" I might be interested in, he had already purchased some stuff from the guy that inherited a bunch of vintage car and motorcycle stuff from his granddad. My buddy is into the Harley stuff so he had no idea about the car. I open the link and it's a 36 ford cabriolet... looked at the pics and it looked pretty solid... message him on fb to ask about it and don't get a response, matter of fact he hadn't even seen my message. I thought maybe my buddy had his number and sure enough he did, so I call the guy and I was the first to contact him. We struck a deal and I went and picked it up with my pop yesterday afternoon when he got off work.... check the pics it's pretty solid. Now I gotta figure out what I'm gonna do with it... flip it or build it? Would be totally cool to have a taildragger, caddy capped, skirt wearing, flathead rumbling custom!!

    Came with a an extra hood and grill too! Got a few parts I need to pickup to complete it but they are not Cabriolet specific so they should be easy to find.

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  2. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,534


    I doubt I could sell it but if you don't have the means to do it yourself, (in either time, money or ability) you do what you have to do.
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  3. that would be a great start..... it has the hard to find/expensive rear fenders and an extra grille. are all the top irons there?
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  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 20,223

    Jalopy Joker

    Congrats - right place, right time
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  5. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,765


    While on the way home... we lost a tire tread! Big Gurl (59 olds) saved the day with one of her old wheels!!

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  6. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,765


    The top irons are wood header are there.. they are just down inside. I haven't pulled them out yet... I'm gonna clean up the inside and get all the parts out before I try and work them.

    Pocket full of cash and an empty trailer!! LOL!!
  7. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,509

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Color me jealous. Can't go wrong with a custom or a hot rod look on a 36, and a cabriolet to boot. Great score.
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  8. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 1,959


    What a coool car! I don´t think I could bring myself to flip it... but then, I´m a hoarder, haha
    Great find, I can see a taildragger in your future:)
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  9. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,977

    abe lugo

    Nice find, if you have a bunch of projects "you have not realized, you will never get to", sell them and fund this.
  10. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,765


    That's whats going on through my head exactly!
  11. Or get rid of the other projects to fund this!
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  12. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,479

    from Buffalo NY

    very nice start...congrats
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  13. mcsfabrication
    Joined: Nov 26, 2006
    Posts: 702


    I will probably be told to wash my mouth out, but for me, with that nice a start, it would be a resto rod for sure.
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  14. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    Bandit Billy

  15. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,765


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  16. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 751

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    Part it out
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  17. scotty t
    Joined: Aug 31, 2007
    Posts: 1,831

    scotty t
    1. Indiana H.A.M.B.ers

    Wow, beautiful.
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  18. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 2,180


    A magnificent problem! Good Luck.
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  19. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 3,542

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    WOW! What a find! Solid and complete.

    One word:

    If you're not going to build it. List it on the HAMB first so (hopefully) the person that buys it does it in an early Custom style.
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  20. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 8,703

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Or not :p
    No 36 Ford should ever be bastardized into a so called custom.
    Henry’s 36 has a classic style of its own.
    The best of the 35-39 Fords.:cool:
  21. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,978

    anthony myrick
    from al

  22. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,818

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    20130824 First time in garage  rear bumper.JPG
    Inspiration? Maybe.
    Good luck no matter what path you take.

    I still have the bumper but the car is long gone.
  23. R U NUTZ ?
  24. 35cab
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 217


    Sell everything else, keep the cabriolet, hop up the flathead, add a columbia rear and a pair of skirts, you are good to go, even though it is a late model! :)
    I am biased though... sm35.jpg
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  25. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,986

    from Minnesota

    Tough call. If I had other projects I might have to shuffle the deck and move it up the list.

  26. Geeez I thought this was a hotrod and custom site. Chop er up
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  27. Forties style custom. Build, build, build!
  28. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,765


    that's what I was thinking... I found a 41 flattie already, and thought a drop axle, pair of skirts and find some seats and it'd be ready for Lonestar Roundup!! LOL!
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