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    new build 33 ford roadster convertible

     



    I am building this from scratch I started the middle of oct , I have the frame done .
    a lot of the things needed I already have like motor,trans,rear, . Now the body I am going to try to build also from 18 ga cold rolled the floor is 16 ga cold rolled , which I have to .
    I have a front axle which I am not sure what it is out of I think a 1965 ford f100
    as soon as I figure out how to post a pic I will

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    Welcome--------it'll take a bit before you can post pics as something has to be approved about your status---------

    Building a body from sheet metal will be something to follow-I've got 2 33/4 roadsters in the shop plus a cabrilet and coupe--------anything I can help with please ask----

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    Welcome to the site. Nice to see you here.
    I could be wrong (usually am..) but I think a 65 F-100 front suspension would be the twin I-Beam suspension. But yours could be a van maybe

    If you want to post pics, you won't be able to link to another site for a "few" posts. It's a Bot / Spammer prevention tactic. Once the mods get to know you a bit, they'll lift that restriction.

    If you have trouble posting you can always flip'em to me and I can put'em up for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Welcome to the site. Nice to see you here.
    I could be wrong (usually am..) but I think a 65 F-100 front suspension would be the twin I-Beam suspension. But yours could be a van maybe

    If you want to post pics, you won't be able to link to another site for a "few" posts. It's a Bot / Spammer prevention tactic. Once the mods get to know you a bit, they'll lift that restriction.

    If you have trouble posting you can always flip'em to me and I can put'em up for you.
    You're right, Mike, 1965 was the first year for twin-i-beam suspension for the Ford F100. The straight axle could be from 1964 or older if it's from the F100.

    If you're building the '33 with fenders, the F100 axle might be a little wide. With brakes it will be at least 60" between the wheel mounting surfaces.

    Looking forward to seeing pics! Welcome to CHR!
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    Welcome to Club Hot Rod! This sounds interesting. I take it you are, or were, involved in sprint car racing?
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    Welcome to the board. I'm interested in this project as well. Sounds like like a great build and I will be subscribing. Best of luck.
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    I may have miss rote wrong it down I meant to say 56 ford straight axle .

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    I did have one for a couple yrs. , I did not drive it . But it was fun to have

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    Welcome to CHR! it definitely sounds like you have a cool project going! It'll be cool to follow the body building process!

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    Welcome to CHR this sounds very interesting can't wait for pictures
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    16 GA is right stout. I used it once for the floor of a 68 falcon. A little overkill in retrospect. Easy to weld though. I'm thinking 18 is good enough for my upcoming project though.
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