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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. John Stimac
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 509

    John Stimac

    Absolutely 3WINDOW

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  2. Kirk Hanning
    Joined: Feb 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,604

    Kirk Hanning

    3 window no question
  3. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    I love em both,.... But given the scenario you premised this with,... No doubt, I would want the 3 Window,... Like I said, I love em both. But I'm 6'2", and with the package tray removed and the seat moved back a few more inches,... The 3 Window is more comfortable, and easier to get into and out of with the wide suicide doors.

    But,.... then again ??,......... :confused::rolleyes::D:D
  4. After the proliferation of the country with 3 window fiberglass bodies, I'd take the 5 window just because to me it feels more immediately genuine and gives an impression of relative individuality.
  5. Hemrod
    Joined: May 4, 2009
    Posts: 18


    Definitely 5W. I don't like the way the body sit above the gas filler on a 3W. It looks like they forgot about the gas tank when they designed the body so they had to cut a chunk out of it to make it fit.
  6. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,475

    from Michigan

    Got anymore of that french or saphire blue one???? :D
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,955


    FIVE WINDOW It goes back to the early 1960's and the AMT models I built. Three to three and a half inch chop, full fendered with a 392 HEMI, four speed, 9 inch out back, on American five spokes. Dark green with green leather interior with all interior trim wood grained.
  8. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

  9. 58biscayne
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 14


    I could really go for a chopped 3 window.
  10. Deuce_Eddie
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 153

    from Portugal

    Based on style alone, it has to be victory to the 3 window, no chance.

    Suicide doors or not, the balance of the lines is second to none. It looks so accomplished, it's a pity they didn't sell more of them. But having read Deuce_Roadster's explanation that they cost a fair chunk more it's understandable.

    The 5W, to my european eye (not used to seeing them frequently), is pretty much a common Ford coupe. The 3W looks much more special, there's a completely different harmony to the lines. It's one of those great designs that look right from the start. Reminds me of a baby Duesy, the Fiat Topolino and other gorgeous 30's designs.

    It's the only closed body style I'd consider for mine if I couldn't have a roadster...

    Cheers, Eddie
  11. A32Flathead
    Joined: Feb 16, 2004
    Posts: 9,522


  12. plhildy
    Joined: Aug 4, 2007
    Posts: 30

    from Clovis, Ca

    Yep, 3 windows and front loading doors.
  13. Kettleman
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 149


    Three Window all the way
  14. dirt slinger
    Joined: Jan 30, 2010
    Posts: 644

    dirt slinger

    That would be a hard decision after getting over the shock of a free 32. I believe I like the 5 window better. When can I pick it up?
  15. chop32
    Joined: Oct 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,077


    5W for me...While I love suicide doors, to me, a '32 3W, especially a fenderless one, just looks like the deck is too short. Not sure why, but it may have something to do with the back of the door being closer to the fenderwell?
    Move up to '33-'34 and its 3W all the way!
  16. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,458


    Cant decide...haha Ive fabbed on both, driven both, etc.....I guess it all comes down to build style....I love a heavily hammered 3 window high boy...but I love a channeled 5 window with lots of chop as well...Both look good full fendered
  17. got a 32
    Joined: Dec 29, 2007
    Posts: 96

    got a 32

    5 Window for me
  18. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,996


    Before I accept my '32 3 window, how much will I have to pay in capital gain taxes? :D

    If you run out of said '32 3 and 5 window cars, I'll humbly accept that lowly B400 that nobody else has claimed. Thank you for your generosity. The B400 would be the ONLY '32 I'd ever need for the rest of my life! :)
  19. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,110


    3 Window for keeps!
  20. Brog
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 207


    If this is a ford 3 window, then the 3w no questions asked! Coolest ride I've seen
  21. Cooper
    Joined: May 6, 2005
    Posts: 7

    from tn

    awesome pic Brog, 3w for me too
  22. Brog
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 207


    No credit for me, found it in the vintage pic thread
  23. movingviolation
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
    Posts: 1,174


    3W is my personal favorite.......
  24. 3 Deuces
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 55

    3 Deuces


    3W for me !!
    But I am biased.

    3 Deuces :)
  25. GARY?
    Joined: Aug 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,626


    Makes me ask "why didn't they do a 3 window Model A coupe?"

    I never ever thought I would get to pick. Make mine a 5 window please, with fenders:D

    Ahh that's a tasty little bugger.
  26. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,188


  27. this was interesting. keep the 32 ford i'll stay with my '33 chevy 3 window.
  28. wombat barf
    Joined: May 1, 2011
    Posts: 366

    wombat barf
    from oklahoma

    why did Henry make three and five windows at the same time? was it strictly a style thing or were there pretty substantial interior differences?
  29. Someone needs to put a 3w roof on a 5w body, then it would be so right. I like the roof and screen area on a 3w but dont like the lack of feature lines on the rest of it.

    I have a 5w and wouldnt have anything else :)
  30. 23 bucket-t
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,366

    23 bucket-t

    Neither, I'll take a Roadster it's the only way to go.

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