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Hot Rods Traditional style 32-34 ford fiberglass cars - Any pic's?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fordor Ron, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    I'm with you there, I can see how they work on a "modern" style build with many body mods or ones with THOSE wheels that are so hated here or with modern drivetrains, etc.
     
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  2. hiboyroadsterboy
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    This is what I started with. It was $200 and made in the 70's. 14680560_10154580850748088_610481083521431688_n.jpg
     
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  3. tub1
    Joined: May 29, 2010
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    from tasmania

    ive had 2 glass 32 and was proud of them even though I never finished them , that was what I could afford at the time but both builds were flathead /traditional style second one ended up chevy powered but traditional style 283 manual if it wasn't for repro fibre glass repro steel or a new type of composite body being built here in aus there wouldn't be half the nice cars on the road in hotrodding and hot rodding would of been the looser . so open your mind you guys please and I will try to open mine about those injected motors and overdrive trans . if ive upset some one I'm sorry we cant all have steel early cars there isn't enough of them and not every one can afford or repair a rusty one
     
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  4. DDDenny
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    DDDenny
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    And...................
     
  5. CA. 280
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    Kind of surprised nobody's fooling with carbon fiber repro's even if it's just a Track-T.
    Lighter, stronger and maybe wouldn't require as much internal bracing??
     
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  6. Atwater Mike
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    How many '32 'Vehicle I.D. Numbers' are there, (were there?) vs. the number of '32s (real and 'glass) that are 'harboring' them?
    Both my former Gennie '32 frames are registered as '32 Fords, so one wonders...
     
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  7. chop job
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    chop job
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    from Wisconsin
    1. WISCONSON HAMBERS

    SORRY!
     
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  8. Kan Kustom
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    Carbon fiber is stupid expensive and you use epoxy resin which is also stupid expensive. I have it in my shop but I wouldn't waste the expense on my own car. I keep it around for when I get an itch to build an airplane.Its great stuff if you have deep pockets and weight and strength is more important than practicality . People think your getting rich off of them when building bodies with polyester resins and fiberglass. Ask me how I know. Most guys that build fiberglass bodies and stick with it when they find out it is not the most profitable way to make a living keep going because of their passion to do it kinda like musicians and artists with monetary gain not being priority. People don't realize what a bargain they are getting when they get a glass body even though the purchase price is large to a guy buying one. Every piece is made by hand one at a time and each piece has to sit and cure in the molds overnight before being worked where on the other hand sheet metal parts are stamped every few seconds with countless parts being made every day. Have you ever seen the pictures of the stacks of quarter panels on a pallet ? Tack them together and done. Fiberglass has to be sanded and glassed together. Again let sit over night before working again . Way more time and labor consuming than a steel body and yet sold for half or a third the cost of a quick built steel body. O.E.M. auto manufacturers do much of their short term high end research and development parts in fiberglass but in production they stamp steel because its fast an less labor intesive. Think the price of a Corvette compared to stamped steel cars.
     
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  9. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    from Iowa

    New Age Motorsports 'glass body sitting on a Pete and Jakes Chassis. Started tearing it back apart to get the bare metal in primer.
    SPark

    check2.jpg check6.png check10.png
     
  10. ramblin dan
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    ramblin dan

    Buddy of mine just finished this one this summer. DSC00459.JPG
     
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  11. CA. 280
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    You might want to look into these folks https://www.sollercomposites.com/ I pay around $18.50 for a yard of 50"
    3K carbon plain weave at 5.9 oz as opposed to $12.05 a yard for 50" plain weave, 4 oz fiberglass cloth. 50" x 36"
    is a lot of carbon fiber. Your right about the epoxy though, 820 is $36.00 a pint with hardener and pumps. You can buy a gallon of 3M poly for that price. West System epoxy is somewhat cheaper.No comparison in strength though.
     
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  12. Hey guys, as the OP of this thread let’s keep the glass car debate out of it.

    I started this thread saying I don’t care if you like glass cars or not. I just want to see what some creative folks have done with what they’ve had to work with.

    Feel free to talk about the car and what’s been done to it but let’s keep the opinions to ourselves.

    Less words more pics!
     
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  13. Nicholas Coe
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  14. Dennis D
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    Just got mine back from the trim shop. D IMG_1326.JPG IMG_1324.JPG
     
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  16. DDDenny
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  17. Dennis D
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    Thank you. Still some detail work to do, but it's getting close. Just in time for winter......D
     
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  18. pragmatist
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  19. Jeff Norwell
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    Jeff Norwell
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    34ford 001.JPG I had a 34 3W glass body ...original Henry Chassis and grill,hood,etc,etc..... Best damn car I owned.
    Lives somewhere in Ohio ..... unchanged.
     
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  20. thumbnail_IMG_0502.jpg My new ride. Traded my glass '33 for this one....
    Downs glass body on a Lobeck Chassis powered by a Ford 347 Stroker.
     
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  21. D.Conrad
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    Built this in the mid 70s. Body made by John Brown in northern Ill. Body made before Wescott's 32 roadster. Then I built the black one in the early 90s, it is a Wescott. done right before MY OLD ROADSTER 002.JPG ROADSTER 2015 001.JPG Brookville came out with there metal body.
     
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  22. DDDenny
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    DDDenny
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    <<<<<<<<<<<<<Wescott

     
  23. roddin-shack
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    Downs Body, Still retains Gel Coat finish, super staight body and fitment.

    DSCF4206.JPG DSCF4191.JPG IMG_3663.JPG

    A little different look with wheels.
     
  24. shortypu
    Joined: Dec 22, 2010
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    Rod Action body on Kiwi conection frame,Body had great fit and finish.I do wish it had outside hinges. 6 point rollbar in it because 383,super T10,3.73's I was worried it would crack and twist but with 3,200 miles on it so far no problems. IMG_0937.JPG IMG_0693.JPG
     
  25. Rramjet1
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018
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    Rramjet1

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    Picked this up last year. Red Neck body. 400 sbc with Vortec heads. 700R4, 9” rear. AC, pwr windows, heated seat.


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  26. DDDenny
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    We need more shots of this bitch'n 3W.
     
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  27. x2 on that !! JW
     
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  28. I like that Rramjet1. Is that full height top?
     
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