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Projects The '36 Ford is finally on the road

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tic, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Tic
    Joined: Jan 9, 2009
    Posts: 26


    I haven't been on the board for quite a while and I finally have the '36 Ford in my avatar on the road again. My Father-In-Law gave me the coupe in 1960 (yes, 58 years ago) and this is the 3rd time I have rebuilt it, but the first time I have had the body off the frame. It has a 327/M21 combo in it at this time but started it's hot rod life with a '53 Nailhead Buick and original Ford trans and rear end. It feels great to be driving it again. I included a picture of me with the car after I finished it the first time in 1963. I have steel wheels and Mercury hub caps on order, I just can't decide whether I want to put the 2" whitewalls back on it or not.....

    Tic 1936 Ford Finished_03.jpg 1936 Ford Finished_04.jpg 36 Ford_04-3.jpg
  2. spurgeonforge
    Joined: Oct 18, 2013
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  3. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 4,739


    Glad to see you have the steelies and caps on order. I personally would try the whitewalls. I had a '36 3-window both with and without and when I look at my old pictures, I really prefer it with.
  4. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,274


    Love that blue! Bigs and littles would hep make the stance a little more aggressive

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  5. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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  6. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 3,848

    from Berry, AL

    Beautiful car! I agree on the wheel/tire combo, the tires have too aggressive a tread, look like a truck tire and the wheels are a bit dated {says the guy who has pretty much the same wheels on his car and can't wait until he can afford to get something different}.:rolleyes:
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  7. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,145


    Hard to beat a '36 Ford.
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  8. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    White walls and hub caps are meant for each other.
  9. akoutlaw
    Joined: May 13, 2010
    Posts: 788


    Good looking car!
  10. Tic
    Joined: Jan 9, 2009
    Posts: 26


    Thanks for the replies guys. It does have big and littles on it, it's just hard to tell sitting in the grass. This pic shows them a little better.

    Tic 1936 Ford Finished_01.jpg
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  11. roger didonato
    Joined: Aug 24, 2016
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    roger didonato

    Beautiful! I'm still trying to decide n a color for my 36 ford Ute coupe.
  12. Steve '36 5W Cp
    Joined: May 8, 2018
    Posts: 4

    Steve '36 5W Cp

    I forgot now nice that Blue was. I painted my high school '36 that same color back in 1970. Had to leave it in Riverside, CA when I got shipped overseas. Bought another '36 a few months ago, but this time I think I will go with Washington Blue.

    PS How do I add a picture to my profile?
  13. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,068


    Very nice coupe. As a 36 owner, I like steel wheels with wide whites, rings and caps.
  14. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 3,982

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Very nice. Steelies and caps will be a great upgrade. I like how the tires fill the wheelwells better in the '63 pic. Car looks lower then too.
    I'd consider lowering it a couple/three inches too once the new rolling stock is fitted.
  15. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,150


    Beautiful car, cool that you've had it that long. I would definitely run the whitewalls, as close to that original picture you have as you can make it.
  16. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,053


  17. I’m also curious about the story of your father-in-law giving you the car. Why can’t my father-in-law give me a 36 Ford. Sure mine gave me something that runs hot and is loud, but we call her Anna. And she would kill me if she knew I just typed that. Ha.
  18. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 3,657

    from Oregon

    I think your black and white pic says it all:cool:
  19. Tic
    Joined: Jan 9, 2009
    Posts: 26


    It was parked in the corn crib out at the farm before the wife and I were married. I tried to buy it off of him but he wouldn't sell it because of the mechanical brakes. He had trouble with them before he stopped driving it and bought a new '50 Chevy 2dr Sedan. I told him that the hydraulic brake system off of a '39/'40 Ford would fit on it and would make it stop like a new car. I had access to a complete system and I asked him if I could install it on the '36. He didn't have a problem with that so I installed the hyd setup and showed him how well it stopped and he gave me the car on the spot..... The rest is history, I still have the car (58 years) and the wife (54 years) later.

    On another note I also have another set of the Chrysler wheels like I have on the '39 Ford Coupe I could use on it.
    Chrysler Rallye.JPG
  20. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 615


    Nice ride! Like the color. I recognize the central Iowa landscape. I was raised in farm country. My '36 is a Plymouth Dad and I brought home in 1964. Guess we Iowa guys hang on to them for a spell.
  21. linechaser32
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 956

    from Iowa

    Looking good Leon! Maybe I’ll see you next weekend.

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