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47extcab 05-03-2012 10:37 PM

Truck/Coupe
 
Has anyone put the front of a truck,say cut behind the door 1" and grafted a coupe body to it , say a 40 s truck 39 coupe, to get the 41 willys look with a truck front , just a thought for somthing a little different as i have 2 vehicles to do it.

studeelover 05-03-2012 11:38 PM

I have seen online.........
 
......a truck body with a handbuilt coupe rear section.

What make and year of bodies are you considering grafting?

47extcab 05-04-2012 08:28 AM

truck/coupe
 
47 ihc to 39 Dodge coupe

MARTINSR 05-04-2012 09:20 AM

I have to tell you, the 39 Dodge coupe is such a beautiful car I can't imagine doing this. Do you have a 39 Dodge without a front end or something?

Brian

studeelover 05-04-2012 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MARTINSR
the 39 Dodge coupe is such a beautiful car

Brian

Right it is.

I'm not sure what advantage it would be grafting the bodies. Why not leave

the coupe intact, and add the '47 IHC fenders and hood.

47extcab 05-04-2012 09:56 PM

truck/coupe
 
The IHC truck is also beautiful, so adding the coupe rear would compliment both

47extcab 05-04-2012 10:04 PM

truck/coupe
 
Every hotrodder has a vision of what he builds so heres my idea,drive what you want LOL

deadbodyman 05-05-2012 10:52 PM

They might be beautiful but anything can be made even more beautiful..Nobody but you will see what it CAN be until you do it ...then and only then will anyone know if it was a good idea or a very bad one...My 48 ply was a pretty nice looking car as is but there was a few things about it I hated and some I just didnt like so I changed them but no one had a clue what I was talking about until I did it ,Now they can see and most really like the changes ,not everyone but but thats normal...Go for it..

47extcab 05-06-2012 10:09 AM

truck/coupe
 
Thanks , yes all are nice ,and some just need subtle changes. i am doing this project as i can see my results for the vision i have , Thanks for the support.

timothale 05-06-2012 10:21 AM

body grafts
 
Chris Boggas, Instructor at UVU street rod program, Built a Willys Extended cab Dually .It was on display at the Salt Lake Autorama a couple years ago, One of his students, Chris Davenport built an All alumimum 40 Willys Coupe google Chris Davenport 40 willys and check out his build on Metalmeet or almetal shapers.

47extcab 05-06-2012 10:46 AM

truck/coupe
 
Thanks will do

deadbodyman 05-06-2012 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by timothale
Chris Boggas, Instructor at UVU street rod program, Built a Willys Extended cab Dually .It was on display at the Salt Lake Autorama a couple years ago, One of his students, Chris Davenport built an All alumimum 40 Willys Coupe google Chris Davenport 40 willys and check out his build on Metalmeet or almetal shapers.

Those sites are great for any kind of metal working help or problems you'll run into.
I always thought the third brake light in my 02 Impala would make a cool looking set of tailights in my biz coupe....when I talked about doing it no body got it, some said why, some said it wont look right so I ignored them and just did it...Now I cant imagine the car without them. but since then I widened the rear fenders 2" and need three on each side instead of two so it looks right...I simply cut the steel around the light of fourdamaged deck lids then grafted them on...
Beauty is in the eye of the beheader...

timothale 05-06-2012 02:25 PM

UVU car show
 
I plan on going south next week to the College annual car show-scholar ship fundraiser. I googled it and found it listed under the Thanksgiving point calender uvucarshow 25 th . At the end of the commercial the Dually Willys is just behind the green el camino the students run at Bonneville.

timothale 05-06-2012 02:33 PM

lites are rite
 
deadbodyman Those lights look right, someone stole the tailites off the 48 Nash behind the barn, another someday project. and I was thinking of frenching in some kind of lites and frenching in the door hinges. I haven't seen anybody doing that in years. everyone was shaving off the handles and going to hidden hinges.

deadbodyman 05-06-2012 05:23 PM

a 48 Nash? you got any pics?
the hardest part of getting my lites in was they are flat and my coupe is curved ,getting the steel in was a piece of cake but I had to boil the lenses in water and bend them while hot ,eyow (hot potato, hot potato), then when they were the right curve I ran them under cool water...An old plastic bumper repair trick...it worked ...


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