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04-24-2014 09:56 AM
nomadr I have a russ nomore 33-4 ford. a few things I like about them are the doors open wide. I put an original dash in mine, it fit right in. the chop looks neat and I can see out just fine! (no problems seeing out.)

I made a windshield pattern, bought a $15.00 old used original 34 windshield frame to make sure my top arch was right on. a sheet of 1/8 steel for $18.00 and cut it out. an original frame is 1" wide. its touchy going smaller. 7/8" wide makes a big difference in looks. I ended up at 11/16. filed and sanded the 'sharpness off the edges. sent it in for plating. $120.00 and with shipping I had a chrome windshield frame for about $200.00 it doesn't open (just for looks)

shame SHAME on anybody with rubber around windshield and no frame on an early ford!!
01-03-2008 02:16 PM
bentwings try Antique and Collectable
acrods.com
I have their 41 Willys and it is very nice. No mold seams and only a minimum of primer showing. I can polish the whole thing and it will look like paint. Well built and good options. Customer support is outstanding. Delivered on time right to the hour.

Ask for Sonny.
01-02-2008 08:28 PM
RodFather I definitely like the extra features that Wescott has, but like you said they build them cheaper to sell more. If I was going to spend 10k on a body it would be for a metal roadster.
12-31-2007 10:47 PM
Deuce I have a friend who started with the NICEST original 33 Ford 3W coupe body anyone could ever hope for ... He is a body man and wanted a smooth, slick car ( this was 15 years ago or so ) ...
He filled the cowl vent and the roof. He chopped the car 3 inches or so. He made and installed hidden hinges ... he was one of the first to use a S-10 windshield rubber and glued in the windshield. He installed a smooth 3 piece Rootlieb hood ... He has painted smooth running boards, he removed the bumpers hole bumps in the splash pan on the rear and smoothed all the attaching bolts. He has a remote hang down license tag, He used a small set of headlights and Billet slot tail lights ... He bought a aluminum Jim Wench grille. He painted it Porsche Red ... He ended up with a very nice coupe ... but he still gets asked ... " Whose fiberglass body is it ?? "

It really upsets him ... but it looks like a fiberglass car to almost everyone who sees it. I thought he was going to blow a gasket when this older gentlemen told him that " he must have worked his behind off to take a steel car and make it look like a plastic car ... "

If you want a smooth ... 3W ... I am sure the glued in windshield and fiberglass look will make you happy ... And that's good ...

No everyone should want to same thing ... variety is a spice
12-31-2007 05:59 PM
Deuce
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Originally Posted by RodFather
$750...maybe I'll glue this one in.
That's one of the reasons you do not see the a lot of the 33 - 34 bodies being reproduced with the windshield frames ... the $750 more is a deal buster for a number of potential buyers ...

They want cheap ...
To build a body with the windshield frames, door hinges, cowl vents and open tops ... takes more time and more money.

EDIT ...

This sounded a little harsh when I reread it ... and I do not mean it in a bad way ... Competitive pricing ... forces features to be eliminated ... and some things NOT offered ... to make a sale.



This Wescott 32 3W body has hinges, cowl vent, windshield frame and other options ... but it is over twice the price of RussNoMore or a Show Me R&C body ...
12-31-2007 07:37 AM
RodFather $750...maybe I'll glue this one in.
12-30-2007 09:37 PM
302 Z28 My chrome windshield frame was a $750 option .

Vince
12-30-2007 07:22 PM
Deuce
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Originally Posted by 302 Z28
My Gibbon 34 has a chrome windshield frame, it came with the body to the tune of quite a few $$$.

Vince
I know ...
Gibbons and a few others come with a metal windshield frame ... just none I am aware of in the price range of " Show me R & C ", " RussNomore " and other 33/34 coupe builders in the $6,500 to $8,500 range.
12-30-2007 07:04 PM
302 Z28
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Originally Posted by Deuce


This is ONE of the main things I dislike about a LOT of fiberglass bodies ...
The glue in windshield
My Gibbon 34 has a chrome windshield frame, it came with the body to the tune of quite a few $$$.

Vince
12-30-2007 10:28 AM
Deuce
Quote:
Originally Posted by RodFather

Deuce do you think a windshield frame can be made to work on a fiberglass car?


I do not know ... maybe they could built the body around a windshield frame ... you supplied ... MAYBE ... I would ask them ...
12-29-2007 09:21 AM
RodFather Just to give everyone an update. I bought a '33 coupe body from Show Me Rod and Custom. They are the closest, and one of the nicer bodies I've seen. It has a lot of wood in it, and even comes with all the glass. I'll give an update when I get the car in 8 weeks.

Deuce do you think a windshield frame can be made to work on a fiberglass car?
12-26-2007 08:12 AM
Deuce

This is ONE of the main things I dislike about a LOT of fiberglass bodies ...
The glue in windshield
12-25-2007 07:08 AM
302 Z28
Quote:
Originally Posted by RodFather
I believe Vince said he has seen a Bebops '33 at Nationals. Does anyone know more about the Bebops '33 coupe?
I think that is correct, I looked at so many cars at that show and talked to so many people. The car may have been a 32, but I know I looked at a 33/34 also. That one may have been an Outlaw body, it was equally nice.

Vince
12-24-2007 07:08 AM
FASTFORD try Bear Fiberglass. Dave is located in AZ,quality product.
12-24-2007 12:26 AM
dinger
Quote:
Originally Posted by RodFather
On another note, here's a picture on my '40 chevy that I just sold.
Buy it back.... That is one fine looking car. Dan
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