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Best 32 Five Window Coupe Body

What are people's opinions on the best 32 5 window coupe body? I am looking for quality.

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Check these guys out, apparently excellent quality.

Only, problem is, they are up here in Canada.......

Good thing is the exchange rate.........

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That is a very subjective question, and will bring many varied answers.

Some that come to mind are Outlaw, Redneck, Wescott, Gibbon, all would build a fine 32.
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Dave Koorey Street Rods makes both a stock height and a 2" chopped Deuce 5 window body. I have one of his 2" chopped Deuce 3 windows and the quality is very nice. They come with doors hung and aligned with latch mechanisms installed. Also has electric window units installed. Trunk hung and aligned as well. Not bad for around $5500. Bought mine about 6 years ago when the price was about a grand less.

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Re: Best 32 Five Window Coupe Body

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What are people's opinions on the best 32 5 window coupe body? I am looking for quality.


Well.....obviouly Henry Ford........




All of the above make pretty good fiberglass bodies


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Re: Re: Best 32 Five Window Coupe Body

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[B]Well.....obviouly Henry Ford.......
Well I don't know about that Deuce. Every Saturday us street rodders gather at a fellow street rodders shop for a BS session. In the back of his shop is an all steel 34 3 window, a future project. Setting aside the rust that is on it, the body is remarkably lightly built. My glass 34 is a much more solid car.

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check these guys

check out antique and collectable
www.acrods.com/
I have the 41 Willys and its beatiful.
black gell coat will pass for paint for a while.

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Re: Re: Re: Best 32 Five Window Coupe Body

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In the back of his shop is an all steel 34 3 window, a future project. Setting aside the rust that is on it, the body is remarkably lightly built. My glass 34 is a much more solid car.

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I know which one I would rather be in a rollover wreck in .......and it is NOT tupperware.

I have a guy up the road from my house who rolled a Outlaw 41 Willys...at about 35 MPH.......It went to pieces......

When I saw it.......I said..It had to be hauling tail when it rolled over. A buddy was following the Willys home from a cruise night and said..........No.......I was running about 35 MPH too and that is how fast he was going.


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Aw come on now Deuce, to insuate you would be better off in a 70 year old rust repaired steel body in the event of a rollover is a stretch. You would be in bad shape in either if neither had a roll cage.

The steel vs fiberglass argument is so childish, reminds me of the Chevy vs Ford trash.

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Try Brookville Roadster. They know qualitity. They will also work with you on any questions or problems you have after. If they are going to a show near you they will also bring it with them. Saves on shipping.
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Aw come on now Deuce, to insuate you would be better off in a 70 year old rust repaired steel body in the event of a rollover is a stretch. You would be in bad shape in either if neither had a roll cage.

The steel vs fiberglass argument is so childish, reminds me of the Chevy vs Ford trash.

Vince

To think a fiberglass car with a small amount of 1/2 inch tubing to attach the fiberglass to would be better in a rollover than a steel body seems childish ...to me.

That's why they make strawberry and vanilla........so everyone can get what they want..........or can afford.......


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To think a fiberglass car with a small amount of 1/2 inch tubing to attach the fiberglass to would be better in a rollover than a steel body seems childish ...to me.

That's why they make strawberry and vanilla........so everyone can get what they want..........or can afford.......


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Who said anything about 1/2" tubing, I was referring to a full fledged frame mounted roll cage?

And I would not belittle the other guy because he chose vanilla and I chose strawberry. The "steel is real" snobbery is about as antiquated as the people who still subscribe to it.

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You would be in bad shape in either if neither had a roll cage.

Vince


I agree that a full cage would be best.
But if neither had a rollbar.............I would rather have steel and lots of it over my head.

I have been to Gibbons plant and watched them put the fiberglass cars together.........and they do a nice job, by the way. They do not have a full rollbar in them. They have less steel in the top than a stock Ford has in the garnish moldings.

Let's just agree to disagree..........

I know you are proud of your new 34 fiberglass car and I am not going to change your mind. I have had steel 32's for over 25 years and you cannot change my mind.

Imagine what your Gibbons car would have looked like IF it was hit like my steel 40 Ford.




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I am not trying to convince anyone that a glass car is better, or worse than a steel car. The point I am trying to make is we are all rodders and we should not belittle one another by name calling....tupperware...geeeeze. Not very professional from a moderator IMO.

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Re: Re: Re: Best 32 Five Window Coupe Body

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[QUOTEMy glass 34 is a much more solid car.

Vince [/B][/QUOTE]


Your quote...........says that a glass car is more solid than a steel 34 Ford car..........


Not very professional from a moderator IMO..........

We are not professionals..........we do not get paid..........


I did say tupperware......as a description of a replica body...........that's not name calling.........

You used the word "childish" what's that... ?....



This all got started when I said that Henry's original body was the best body............

It's like a replica AC Cobra, or replica Auburn Bobtail or any other replica..........they are copying the original.

I do not know of many folks who would rather have the copy over the original........



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