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Features Taildraggers: 36 Ford vs 36 Chevy

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 36Airflow, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. 36Airflow
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 38

    from Norway

    I love the 36 Ford taildraggers. Like the Norwegian blacksmiths 36 and the one built by Cole Foster. But when I look for a 36 Chevy taildragger, I really don't find any.
    Anyone built one or why don't they get built? I'd love to see pics of any, if they are out there....
  2. Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 21, 2012
    Posts: 480

    Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
    from Outside

    I don't have any pics but have seen them. I think my signature sums it up though.
  3. LeadSledMerc
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
    Posts: 4,105


    Search '37-'39 Chevy' might find a few! :D
  4. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,780


    I did these very quick Photoshops a while ago.



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  5. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,872

    from Reno, NV

    I love 36 Chevies.
    The only problem is that they still have wood structuring. So most of them have just fallen apart and many people don't want to deal with it.
    My friend just got a (free) 36 Pontiac coupe, and he has a LOT of work ahead of him replacing all if that wood structure with metal.

    The 1937 Chevy coupe is my all time favorite car.

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  6. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 962

    Eric H

    Both of those shops look great! Eliminating the quarter window like in the second shop would be the way to go.
  7. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 962

    Eric H

    I wonder how it would look without running boards and a peice of stainless instead?
  8. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,286

    hombres ruin

    The 36 fords are the pinicle of early custom for me. Nothing screams kustom and class like the calori 36.. The Chevy is runner up in this catergory. John fishers 36 is yet another example of correct and pure custom perfection
  9. lucky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 583


    What I never cared for about the chevy is that they always looked off-balance..the cabin feels too far back on the body..If it were moved forward just a few inches, it would look better to my eye. I altered Rikster's photoshop to demonstrate..Rik, I put a transparent bar through your mark since I had altered it without your permission first. Wasn't sure what to do there

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