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Topless 30 Ford Sedan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cyclone GT, May 30, 2011.

  1. Cyclone GT
    Joined: May 13, 2008
    Posts: 115

    Cyclone GT

    I am looking at this 30 Ford Sedan as a first hot rod purchase. Nice build, 401 nailhead, 700R4 tranny, Ford 9" rear, basically all new parts and interior. My only reservation is the topless body. Any opinions?

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  2. not my cup of tea.. sorry. nailheads cool tho
  3. Build a lift off.

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  4. garagerods
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 451

    from Omaha

    depends on the weather where you are and how much driv'n ya want to do....

    A tall top on such a channeled car would look funny IMO....

    Good luck.

  5. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,222


    I would pass on it because you don't like the topless part. It would not be easy to modify the cowl/winshield posts to make a top. I also agree that because it is channeled, the top may need to be too tall.

    It may be a hard car to sell if you really dislike it after a while.
  6. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    It's got a nice stance, and looks like great family fun. It's up to you if you want something like that.
  7. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

  8. cheveey57
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 676


    There are plenty of cars out there & if you're questioning a major part of it (that can't be easily corrected) , then move on........
  9. FastAndLoose
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 206

    from Warren, PA

    That's very similar to what I want to build... being 6'5" has it's drawbacks!
  10. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,515


    I think it looks pretty good except for the windshield. If you could do something closer to the stock open car setup, I think the car would be passable. If the price was right (because of the configuration), I'd be all over it, especially with a nailhead. :)
  11. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,312


    Not my thing...

    You asked..

    Have fun with it though. If you're into it, that's all that matters.
  12. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Too bad the windshield area wasn't done so well. It's a likeable enough car but for that...well, and those seats...well...nevermind.
  13. pass.. i agree as above, the window and seats.
  14. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    As above but I'll add rims and tires as well.

  15. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,703

    Tech Editor

    My personal opinion, there isnt much to like.

    It looks like a Streetrod, and not a very good one.

    Except for the Nailhead.

    It would be nice to save that for another car...
  16. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,429

    Model A Gomez

    I would pass, if you settle for something you sorta like you will never be happy with the car. Find something that really trips your trigger.

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