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Old 01-23-2006, 12:57 PM
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36 Ford Coupe Advice

I have recently acquired a 1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe that is a fairly complete original steel bodied car. I am considering the idea of building it into a Street Rod. My concern is how much of a body modification do I need to do? One idea is a Ford 302 with either a C4 or AOD, or a Chev 350 w/a 350 or 700R4. I realize that I should plan on installing a new frame built with a IFS front suspension, Disc brakes, Rack and pinion steering and a 9" rear end. But what changes do I need to do to the body to accomodate these changes? I want to keep as much of the Original appearance both internally (interior) and exterior as possible. See the issue is that the car is quite rust free. Besides the body any recommendations to the drivetrain I listed previously. My other option would be to keep the original suspension and then just run a 8CM flathead.
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