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The Million Dollar Question: 3W or 5W?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,417

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Little biased here but I think that the 3 window looks best - unchopped with fenders
  2. 5W. Chopped hiboy. With a hood.
  3. Three window for sure
    Now...if it was a 33-34 I'd take a 5 window.
  4. Poor Horatio
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 40

    Poor Horatio
    from Mayberry

    Well if it was my choice i would take the 5 window, and build a Milner replica car.
  5. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 553


    She looks good now but what about at age 79. Think of the body, frame and engine work it would take to keep her looking that nice.
  6. Louie
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 660

    from NJ

    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,279


    Wow. This question sucks. Good one J'bomber. Since you said I could have it my way I have a plan for a steel 3W that I've never told anyone about. I can see it in my head and I think it would be one of those cars you never forget for all the right reasons. Then again seeing the comments earlier in this post is making me think about what my plan would look like on a 33 3W. That way I could have the one I really like most, the5W. Damn it, now I gotta sketch it in a 33. No, I'm not sayin what it is except that NOBODY has ever done it.

    So my 5W would be a mild chop, full fendered, no hood sides, Caddy or Olds power, classic stance done more with tires than suspension. It would have to be an early drag race look but clean and finished with lots of kandy or pearl, off white upholstery and lots of chrome. As I bang on this keyboard I'm thinking dark blue with pearl over it and a white top insert. Now if my plan looks shitty on a 33 I reserve the right to change my mind.
  8. derelict
    Joined: Nov 28, 2001
    Posts: 490



    I like my 5W but I like 3windows too...
  9. Louie
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 660

    from NJ

    wow your coupe looks great with the different color wheels and bias plies
  10. jipp
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,112


    i like 3 and 5.. i want my cake and eat it too :D yours lookd good too dererlic

  11. chopitdano
    Joined: Feb 22, 2011
    Posts: 102


    If I HAD to choose I would take the 5 window. Personally I think the fiberglass cars have killed any desire of mine to own any 32 except a cabriolet...
  12. man-a-fre
    Joined: Apr 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,311


  13. rexrogers
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,033


    If i could afford on i would take a five window in a heart beat. for now the sedan is keeping me in the hot rod game. If i hit the lottery this is what i will build.

    The best looking car the shop has yet to build, just a mock up.
  14. bangngears
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 971

    from ofallon mo

  15. krbdog
    Joined: Jun 20, 2009
    Posts: 7

    from Nevada

    3w fo sho!! Chopped, little tires up front, biggies in the back and powered by a blown elephant. Been my dream ride since I was old enough to say " oh ya".
  16. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,258

    from Michigan

    I voted once already for the 5W.... Here's a couple more pics.. :D

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  17. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,258

    from Michigan

    I'm still waitin' on my pal to email me more pics of her.. ;):rolleyes:
  18. bcharlton
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 427

    from Buffalo NY

    Is there a prettier car in the universe than this??????? 5 window!!!!

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  19. koth
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
    Posts: 161


    I would choose a 3 window. No fenders, flathead powered with a quick change rear end out back.
  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,258

    from Michigan

    Looks like raw gold!!! :):D:)

    Picture saved! ;)
  21. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    That's a huge statement knowing what comes out of Custom Auto.....

    So that was just a photoshop of the roadster you built or....?
  22. Mr.Gasser
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 257


  23. lostintime
    Joined: Jul 27, 2009
    Posts: 30

    from minnesota

    3 Winder

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  24. Brewton
    Joined: Jun 24, 2005
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  25. Cowtown Speed Shop
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,183

    Cowtown Speed Shop
    from KC

    I want at least one of each..But if I had to choose between the two, I would keep the five window......I do not like how If you are standing in front of a 3 window looking at it from the firewall to the doors the cowl bow's way out...the design doesn't really fit the frame all that well, almost like the body is too big for the frame. And quarter panels are kinda too flat on the top, where as the 5 window has a nice curve and fits the frame nicely......i do prefer the suicide doors of a 3 window. But that is just my opinion......Now when it comes to the 33-34 the 3 window is perfect and wins that contest hands down...LOL
  26. Flying Tiger
    Joined: May 2, 2009
    Posts: 478

    Flying Tiger
    from Japan

    Three window definitely. Imo, I'd rather get an A and save the cash than a Deuce five window. And even with a Model A, you can do something along the lines of what Bass did with his coupe.
  27. Three window definitely!! With a good outside finish.

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  28. Dodgebc41
    Joined: Feb 24, 2011
    Posts: 8


  29. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,393

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

  30. Kurt's Car
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 35

    Kurt's Car

    I vote 5 window. Jive Five is my favorite.

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