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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. Chevy54
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
    Posts: 1,413

    from Orange, CA

    Def a 5 Window!:cool:
  2. timmay316
    Joined: Sep 23, 2009
    Posts: 17


    I love a clean 3 window, but faced with the choice I'd go with the 5 window, without hesitation.
  3. bigskybob
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 39


    5 Window -- All the way!!!
  4. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,728

    from Calgary

    3W for sure, I'm going to take heat for this I'm sure but I have always thought that the 5W body lines are just to 'plain'.
  5. larry woods
    Joined: Jan 20, 2010
    Posts: 566

    larry woods
    from venice fl

    if you look at my album you might conclude incorrectly. this is like which kid would i choose! personally i believe a full fendered 3w with substantial rake ,otherwise stock appearing body is the epitome of hot rods, even more than the deuce roadster (maybe geographic raised in upstate NY). i would be forever grateful to receive either. let me know if you need shipping address.
  6. Mr Haney
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,001

    Mr Haney

    would rather have a model A five window than a duece three window. Five window 32, 33, 34 fords or bust for honest opinion Jive
  7. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,904


    Chopped, full fendered, 5W like I'm putting together.
  8. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,289

    from MB, SC

    makes sense to me!
  9. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 961


    I'll take a 3 Window

    Like this:


    or like a '32 that I think is certainly a benchmark of great '32s...Doyle Gammel's:


    There are just way too many that I like.
  10. I'd take the 5wd - & chop the cowboy hell out of it.

  11. 3 Window for me but can you make it 33 or 34?
  12. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,208


    5 window, wouldnt even have to think about it before the decesion was made.
  13. Rpmrex
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
    Posts: 664

    from Indiana

    3 window and make it a 35 please
  14. sophisto79
    Joined: Apr 21, 2010
    Posts: 189


    To me, a 3W with a nasty chop and Hot Flatty just screams HOT ROD!
  15. olds215
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 24

    from C-more, OK

    I'd take the fiver, but what I really like about this thread is the many opinions about the way they'd build either choice to their tastes. Variety keeps this hobby interesting! Hotrodding is a good marriage of creative art and engineering.
  16. slick a&t
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 297

    slick a&t

    I'd go with the 5 window, but the real decision would be on which way to go with it.Fendered or fenderless.I'll cross that bridge if I 'm ever there.I'll include a couple of pics of my faves.

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  17. mendoza727
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 75


    5 please, and when do I get it?
  18. Well, i ain't the only deuce owner to reply and I own a 5 window but I gotta admit the 3 windows are easier to get in and out of. HRP
  19. Have to vote for the three window.
  20. Crystal Blue
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 609

    Crystal Blue

    3 window without a doubt
  21. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,778

    from California

    this question makes my brain hurt!! I can't decide.

    make it black and full fendered and just suprise me since I'd take either.
  22. rustrodder
    Joined: Nov 15, 2005
    Posts: 278


    I've had 5 window A's-so I would have to try something different. I vote 3 window!!
  23. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,680

    Larry T

    Three window, just so I wouldn't confuse the experts.
    Larry T
  24. henrys_way
    Joined: Oct 5, 2006
    Posts: 216

    from Maine

    5 window.. all day
  25. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 452

    from Wales, ME

    This is really hard. I really have to think about what build style I would follow through with. Like most guys on here I agree with 3 window - fenderless/hammered/slight channel, and 5 window - fenders/slight chop/and cutting the weeds with the front bumper (yes it would have full bumpers). But, than I second guess myself, how about switching around the recipe? Doing things a bit different.

    I'm not sure if I can make a decision. I'm a sucker for stock suicide doors, and the 3- windows look bitchin' in every form, but I'm going with 5-window.....I think
  26. Mnhotrodbuilder
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,142

    from Afton, MN

  27. HRP
    I didn't even think about suicide doors being easier to get in and out of, and that is something I should be thinking about.

    Jive Bomber
    You didn't mention it in the article. Is it OK if I make the doors open backwards?
  28. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
    Posts: 1,189


    i am not sure if i would fit in a three window, but i sure could try. i like 3
  29. iddragracer
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 144


    It's gotta be a three window, cause i just bought a five window and then i would have both !
  30. Scrumpy
    Joined: May 31, 2006
    Posts: 85

    from NH93 Exit1

    5 window with flatty, fenders, boards and a mild drop axle with rubber rake. Saving the three window for the year '34'.

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