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Old 05-27-2017, 01:13 PM
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Default Bits and pieces, Leslie's car.

So, my girlfriend really wants a car of her own and I've been collecting parts for a while bit by bit with nothing really planned until now. Started with a 28 essex 4 door that's missing a front door, a 36-41 ford front end, 9" housing, and now a 50 dollar 292 with transmission and divorced t-case. The plan so far is to cut the 4 door down to a coupe(once we get a set of quarters) chop the top 4", and rebuild the 292. It ran when the guy pulled it 2 years ago but 2 hard winters outside with just duct tape on the intake left the cylinders rusty. Tore the engine down over the last 2 days and gonna take it down to a shop in great falls to see if the block is salvageable. Anyhow, pictures will follow in the next few days/weeks. Really praying that the block can be saved.
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Old 05-27-2017, 03:37 PM
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Sounds like a great plan. I'll be watching for sure. I think it is great that your lady friend is getting involved. Even better that you like the idea. Bravo!


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If you can't ind coupe 1/4 panels, another PU would always be an option. Just long enough to get behind the tires, maybe.
Or, put the axle where it belongs on the 4-door body. With just the back doors, it would look a lot like a fat Bantam.

I am just full of great ideas for other peoples projects.
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Old 05-27-2017, 06:56 PM
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:18 AM
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I'm with Torchie
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:16 AM
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This sounds like it is going to be fun!
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:41 PM
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knowing what we all know already about your builds, it'll be kool as heck...
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Old 06-01-2017, 09:11 PM
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Good engine choice. They have a sound of their own. Good luck finding Essex coupe quarters.
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:22 PM
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Good engine choice. They have a sound of their own. Good luck finding Essex coupe quarters.
Hey I have most of a 29 Essex coupe body in my back yard I could part with. Cowl and windshield frame as well as the rear half with quarters and back of the roof. The doors I have are model A so they don't really match...
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:24 PM
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I found a pic of when it came home...
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:53 AM
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Hey I have most of a 29 Essex coupe body in my back yard I could part with. Cowl and windshield frame as well as the rear half with quarters and back of the roof. The doors I have are model A so they don't really match...
Thanks for the offer but nh is a bit of a jaunt for parts and with no vacation time available this year, it'd be next to impossible to get it to MT. I've got a lead on a set of 28/29 a wuarters here in montana bit I've gotta call the guy about them.
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1933 Chevy thread

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1928 essex coupe

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36305
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