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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tooth, Nov 18, 2018.

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Other

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  4. 31

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  5. 32

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  1. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    sloppy jalopies
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    '33-'34 ford 3 windows have a lot of wood... when I last pieced one together I made the steel replacement sections, thinner and narrower by 3/8"...
    This let me drill and tap it so I could anchor hardwood molding from Lowes to it...
    Now the upholsterer can tack what he needs where he needs...
    1996-'97 no pix....HIH.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2018
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  2. paul55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
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    paul55
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    from michigan

    If you're gonna build a fenderless hot rod, put it on a set of deuce rails...easier to find. Here's a '31 3W using aftermarket '32 Ford frame. 1931 Chevy Coupe 3.jpg
     
  3. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    41rodderz
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    I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night but.... I have learned one thing from tooth already. How too run up your post count :p.
     
  4. 41rodderz
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    41rodderz
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    Just messing with you. Looks I a cool project. Have fun.
     
  5. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
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    Don’t let these guys scare you , shouldn’t take you 6mo to do the tubing work I built a whole 32 coupe with paint in a year

    I like to cut that ugly stock firewall out and put a 14ga flat one in , makes life easier , next shorten the wheel base to about 108” depending on motor , get chassis somewhat squared away and start building body , I used 18ga 3/4 “ tube .. forms fairly well and fits in smaller areas

    I’d probably look for a 32 cowl that includes header panel on roof as it looks better and will make life a little easier not dealing with sun visor transitions
     
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  6. Tooth
    Joined: Nov 5, 2016
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    Tooth
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    from Missouri

    50's-60's
     
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  7. Tooth
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    Tooth
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    from Missouri

     
  8. Tooth
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    Tooth
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    from Missouri

    Thanks for the info, I have a lot of research on this one! Going to be a hoot.
     
  9. Tooth
    Joined: Nov 5, 2016
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    Tooth
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    from Missouri

    Columbia...
     
  10. Tooth
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    Tooth
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    from Missouri

    That's why I'm here! Good stuff!
     
  11. 32owner
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  12. Mr48chev
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    Outside of the visor and the area around it there isn't a hell of a lot of difference between a 31 and a 32 Chevy 5 window coupe. 1931-Chevy-side.jpg 32 Chev 5window.jpg
     
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  13. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
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    Nobody pointed it out yet. '31 Chevy 3 door hinges, square tops, '32 Chevy 2 door hinges door tops round at front. No visor on '32. The bead on the fenders is different between the 2 years as well.
    I think this runs true on the entire GM line-up in those years.
     
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  14. Good start to a project. I have a '35 Chevy 2 door sedan. It is a mix of original wood framing, and replacement steel framing in the doors. Hard to do it correctly, unless you over think and over engineer it...then it's a breeze.

    BTW, I hope you didn't pay '32 Ford money for a '32 Chevy.
     
  15. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
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    It’s a chebby and looks quite nice, you have to get rid of the wood like most everyone said i used 1x1 steel in one and it turned out real nice imho. I get the jest on the hemi but a 31 Chrysler is a beautiful looking car.
     
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  17. Tooth
    Joined: Nov 5, 2016
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    Actually from what I've seen in the research I've done I got a pretty good deal on it. There's a guy in Nebraska who has a 31 frame for the Chevy but he wants too much money for it, and he also is trying to sell me a motor that I don't want! He then told me that it didn't seem like he had anything that I really liked or wanted so see you. I didn't really ask for his opinion just about frame. I'll find one and it'll be fairly close. Thanks for your interest
     
  18. Tooth
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    Tooth
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    from Missouri

     
  19. Tooth
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    Tooth
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    from Missouri

    I've been looking into that, and I've seen where some people had talked about pinching the frame. I assume that's narrowing a little bit. I've also seen where there have been measurements listed for 31 frame on the hamb. Speedway Motors has a lot of stuff would you recommend their parts? Thanks for your interest! Tooth
     
  20. great looking body. you only need to pinch if you're body is too narrow for the rails (like an A is for a set of 32 (B model) rails. How wide is a 32 Chev at the firewall? Also, think about what suspension you want … chevs have a parallel setup and ford a transverse spring.
     
  21. sloppy jalopies
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    I have a frame, $200.00 but live in Maine.
     
  22. bct
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    chevy frames are worth about $75 around here .
     
  23. sloppy jalopies
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    oppps… that,and how far away I am, means I better toss a model A body on it ...
     
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  24. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
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    Well shit... I heard it’s impossible to build a traditional hotrod without a cad, cnc, or a tig welder... read it on the internet... must be true

    Neat old Chevy , btw
     
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  25. thirtytwo
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    Great looking car but looks super dangerous if , that car ever got a flat tire you would be skating down the freeway on the frame rails for sure
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2018
  26. Hahaha!
     
  27. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
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    Why don't you two just get a room & just STFU? The rest of us want to see the car, not a P*****g contest!
     
  28. LWEL9226
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
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    LWEL9226
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    from So. Oregon

    X2...

    LW
     
  29. Hang in there Tooth, it gets better. :)
     
  30. Tooth
    Joined: Nov 5, 2016
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    Tooth
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    from Missouri

    I'm waiting on my rodders journal 31 Chevy build Book, checking over options on exactly how I want to do it. You got a lot of nice parts to be welded in where did you get your ideas? A friend of mine has a 29 Chevy frame I thought about getting it and pinching it or stretching it or widening it whatever I need for the body and using it. After looking at all the builds people sent me in the threads I'm getting more and more excited about starting my build, yesterday I spent all day putting new sheet metal Parts in my 54 Chevy half ton pickup. It's really tempting to pull my 31 out in the middle of floor and start measuring and drawing up a plan but it won't be long cuz it's in line to be done soon, I see you're in Kansas City maybe sometime I can stop by if I'm in the area and check it out I live in Columbia about an hour and a half away. Take care and build build build
     
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