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Old 06-04-2019, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default 37 Hump conversion to Flatback

I'm considering converting my 37 Humpback to a Flatback. Why? Body on hump is nice while other than trunk lid and surrounding sheetmetal the flat is in
rough shape and I've always admired the appearance of the slantback 37's. Also I have the rear fenders for the slantback. It looks doable, am I wrong? Thanks in advance for your opinions.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: 37 Hump conversion to Flatback

Piece of cake if you are capable of doing metal work or are you just looking for approval.
Don't dilly-dally, start cutting and fitting and stop hemming and hawing and looking for approval.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:00 PM   #3
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Find a fastback you can study and take measurements from, detail pictures and so on.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: 37 Hump conversion to Flatback

Ah, not looking for approval, just asking a simple question and I'm not dilly dallying or hemming and hawing. Unless you are just joking your attitude kind of sucks.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:18 PM   #5
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Ah, not looking for approval, just asking a simple question and I'm not dilly dallying or hemming and hawing. Unless you are just joking your attitude kind of sucks.
Of course its tongue in cheek and here is a before and after example. Go for it

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Old 06-04-2019, 05:19 PM   #6
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>>>It looks doable>>>not looking for approval>>>


As 51M suggested, it looks easily doable. But if it was mine, I'd disapprove. Jack E/NJ
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:30 PM   #7
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Of course its tongue in cheek and here is a before and after example. Go for it

Cool photoshop!
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:45 PM   #8
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Default Re: 37 Hump conversion to Flatback

Maybe it's doable easily with Photshop, but there is a major difference in the contour of the sheet metal below the back window. The entire back section would have to be swapped with one from a slant back.


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Old 06-05-2019, 12:45 AM   #9
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If you do not have good sheet metal skills and equipment, I would leave the car alone. Besides that hump back is better looking in my opinion.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:55 AM   #10
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I much prefer the look of the hump back, but everyone has different taste.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:58 AM   #11
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The fact that the two body types have different rear fenders is a big clue that there is more to the conversion than meets the eye.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:01 AM   #12
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The fact that the two body types have different rear fenders is a big clue that there is more to the conversion than meets the eye.
I agree with David....plus, so many of these old Ford's were cut up and screwed up over the years, it just seems ashame to cut one now that has survived. Why not find someone willing to trade what you would like to have for the humpback you have now? Probably just a stupid thought on my part.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:12 PM   #13
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I guess I'm stupid, too.
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:53 PM   #14
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Hi Everyone. I like to drive. Get the car for what you really like to do with it.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:06 PM   #15
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Default Re: 37 Hump conversion to Flatback

My preference is the slant back, much better looking IMO. Best bet is to find a donor car for the sheet-metal.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:05 AM   #16
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Default Re: 37 Hump conversion to Flatback

if it was me and I had both cars id go for it ,but I'm a body guy I wanted to do this to a 37 sedan I had but getting the flatback parts for the swap was to costly from the usa , however if you do do this conversion have you thought of getting a set of 1938 standard rear fenders the side profile would be great
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