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Old 08-14-2011, 11:04 AM   #41
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Another big change was replacing the cheap aftermarket, ill fitting grille with an original chrome unit. I think it made a big difference and I could finally install the hood.




I also found some original 40 ford accessory trim rings at a swap meet that were in pretty rough shape, but they were super cheap so I bought them and after knocking out a few dings and hitting them with the polishing wheel they found a home on the coupe.





I also lowered the back end down by building some spring perches that incorperated a lowering block. While I was at it I removed the last leaf in the pack and it rides much better.




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Old 08-14-2011, 11:05 AM   #42
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And since I was in a picture taking mood, I took a ride up to the gritty north side of St. Louis to get a few pics with the changes.

























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Love it hope my 38 will look like that some day.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:23 AM   #44
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How is that '35 Cabriolet coming along? I would have given a left body part to own that one in its stock form.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:40 AM   #45
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Ah, perfection, especially the new stance. (And the gaps around the new grille, unlike so
many....)
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:54 AM   #46
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Really looks nice and the interior is beautiful! You made a lot of nice changes to the 36'.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:42 PM   #47
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Thanks for the complements!

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How is that '35 Cabriolet coming along? I would have given a left body part to own that one in its stock form.
Not much going on with the '35 right now. My dad is focusing on a 66 Nova that was my first car. Trying to get it ready to head to the paint shop and free up some room in the garage to tear the '35 apart.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:51 PM   #48
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I like the B?W photos.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:08 PM   #49
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Dan,
You have the formula. The 36 IMO is a work of art. I think you and your dad will do justice to the cabriolet. BTW I really like the sepia shot.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:14 PM   #50
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That's Bitchinnn!!!
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:37 AM   #51
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Awesome Dan!
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:57 AM   #52
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Great looking car - love the stance, color combo, drivetrain, everything about it - you've hit the "nail on the head" with this one! Super car!
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Just bitchin.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:56 AM   #54
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The bar is set VERY high for those of us starting with rusty piles!

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Old 08-15-2011, 10:00 AM   #55
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My old grille sure looks and fits good in your car
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:00 PM   #56
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You have the formula. The 36 IMO is a work of art. I think you and your dad will do justice to the cabriolet. BTW I really like the sepia shot.
Thanks for the kind words.

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The bar is set VERY high for those of us starting with rusty piles!

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Yeah I sorta cheated on this one by starting with an already nice car, but I do admire the guys who can turn those piles into beautiful cars.

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My old grille sure looks and fits good in your car
Sheldon,
Thank you, it did turn out great. I think it really sets the car off compared to how it used to look w/ the Argentina repop grille on there. I ended up removing all the silver paint from the grille bars to expose all of the chrome.
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Dan, You should send some pictures to Rod & Custom or Street Rodder magazine, Your car could be a feature article its so nice!!!
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:25 PM   #58
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I usually like them stock but I just wanted to say you've done a beautifull job on your '36! Congrats!
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:57 AM   #59
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Dan, You should send some pictures to Rod & Custom or Street Rodder magazine, Your car could be a feature article its so nice!!!
Haha... Thanks for the complements, but I don't think it's quite that nice, she's still just a driver.... Of course I've been pretty disappointed seeing some magazine cars in person, that looked amazing in print.

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I usually like them stock but I just wanted to say you've done a beautifull job on your '36! Congrats!
Thank you, I like them stock too. The changes I made could be easily reversed. It sure is nice being able to cruise 75 mph down the highway
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I hear ya, Dan- my roadster is ok at 50 to 55mph but more than that is pushing it! (I need another gear or 2).
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