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Old 10-26-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default A spin on a 32 Roadster (The Piata) Updated

So I started saving on my last deployment to buy a 1932 roadster. However, upon my return I still didn't have enough money for one but with the support of my wife she let me get one anyway. The car was found in the Omaha NE area. I called the guy and he gave me the whole story staring from 1946 on. I thought the story and the car were different. So on my 30th Birthday(OCT 8th) I flew into Omaha and Drove the car back to Sierra Vista AZ in two days. The trip went well except the speedo went out couple hours into the trip. The car coughed antifreeze on me twice(but didn't overheat) and it leaked a quart of oil every 4 hours. The worst leak being from a loose dipstick tube I found later. Also, Roadster and freezing temps didn't make forthe most enjoyable time on the interstate in the middle of the night through CO, that was rough

Don't Let the pics fool you the body and paint are Pretty rough; not rusty just beat up.

If anyone knows anything about the car or something I don't please chime in. I know in 2007 it was driven to CA from NE for the 75th Anniversary of the 32's. It's also been to local shows in CO back in the day and local shows in NE lately

It makes me smile when people come up to me and can't figure out what type of car it is

Jesse

I will have pics up in a couple mins(still learning how to do it) with the giant file size.

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Old 10-26-2010, 07:02 PM   #2
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:03 PM   #3
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:04 PM   #4
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:09 PM   #5
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I was told it had a banjo steering wheel that was sold off awhile back. I'm going to change that. Not sure were this one came from?


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Old 10-26-2010, 07:15 PM   #6
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:17 PM   #7
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Quite a story on a survivor rod! Thanks for the pics.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:20 PM   #8
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Now there's a unique one. Very cool
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:24 PM   #9
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Saw that at the last LA roadster show. Bitchin car.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:28 PM   #10
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I saw it for sale on Craigslist too, about a month ago right? I wanted it, but my wallet said otherwise. I'm glad a HAMBer owns it now.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:32 PM   #11
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Oh boy...I am sincerely sorry but I think it's a crying shame that someone took a deuce & turned it into an MG.

Interesting car but not my cup of tea. I usually never respond to these kind of threads but something about this one was just pushing me.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:33 PM   #12
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Saw that at the last LA roadster show. Bitchin car.
I think you are thinking about the maroon colored Model A lowboy with the E&J lights and wire wheels out of the south bay.


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Old 10-26-2010, 07:34 PM   #13
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Awesome, I dig it. It is refreshing to see a '32 that isn't a cookie cutter. Congrats on picking up a killer ride.

P. S. Thank you for your service to our country.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:35 PM   #14
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Oh boy...I am sincerely sorry but I think it's a crying shame that someone took a deuce & turned it into an MG.
This is what they did in the 40's when a 32 roadster cost $100.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:37 PM   #15
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That thing is awesome, Great Score!!
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:39 PM   #16
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Where are you going to take this build???

Restore it to it's custom or pre-custom times?

I like the uniqueness!

Roadsters are pure fun no matter your preference... make sure your wife has some input... it makes for an enjoyable build when everybody contributes to the end results!
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:41 PM   #17
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Dang. You'll get some diss from people that don't like, for that matter, don't KNOW what a real traditional hot rod is, but you got one.
Dang. I like it a lot. After putting a banjo back on it, I wouldn't change a thing.

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Old 10-26-2010, 07:42 PM   #18
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Oh boy...I am sincerely sorry but I think it's a crying shame that someone took a deuce & turned it into an MG.

Interesting car but not my cup of tea. I usually never respond to these kind of threads but something about this one was just pushing me.
There was a strong sports car influence trend coming from returning WW2 european veterans. Many cars were modded like this, as well as some even earlier ones that were influenced by the Packard Darrin roadster.

It's all history.

I think it is incredible that quite a few survived all these years in good condition. These orphans were likely almost valueless at some point in the past....just like V16 Cads once were.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:42 PM   #19
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Oh boy...I am sincerely sorry but I think it's a crying shame that someone took a deuce & turned it into an MG.

Interesting car but not my cup of tea. I usually never respond to these kind of threads but something about this one was just pushing me.
Not the old "I can't believe they did that to a deuce" bullshit, get over it. The thing was built 60 years ago when "deuces" were just another old piece of shit. G.I.'s wanted european sports cars but couldn't always afford, and '32 were cheap.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:45 PM   #20
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Yeah it was....The guy I purchased the car from is a rodder to the core. Him and his brother drive around the country to cars shows in their free time. They thought it was cool to see someone my age into cars as much as them. They said they were worried about hotrodders going to newer cars. I quickly told them about this site and others like it with thousands of people from around the world that have the same passions as them. So we talked till 1AM before I started the drive to AZ. He isn't internet savvy his wife posted it online for him. I pay less than they were asking but he was happy and I was happy (I was because I couldn't afford anymore)

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