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Old 08-21-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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Exclamation **** The Chemical City Coupe '32 5-window build thread ****

I've been waiting for the right time to start a build thread on my latest project. I guess there is no time like the Present.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet the Chemical City Coupe.




I scored this car off of Craigs List this spring. According to the limited history I have, the deuce was bought out of the Detroit/Livonia Michigan area in the early '70's. The car was immediately taken to Battle Creek, Michigan and disassembled for a redo. It would never see the road again. I bought it from the daughter after dad had passed away.

Here's a few from the day I picked it up:





The build has been in progress a few weeks and will be continuing at a pretty rapid pace. We are planning to have the car done for the Detroit Autorama Extreme next spring.

Sharp readers will note that I said we are planning on having the car ready for Autorama. Who is the we, you ask? Well folks, knowing my own limitations I've decided to have this one built for me. I've signed on with Jo Kerr of Jokerr Fabrication to build this one right. Rag on me if you must for not doing myself, but have you seen this guys shit?!?! He has talent in spades and an edge to his builds that just does it for me.

So there we have it, we've broken the ice and gone public. No turning back now.

Stay tuned and we'll try not to disappoint...




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Old 08-21-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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Keeping it channelled?
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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Hey there is nothing wrong with paying for your hot rod to be built, the haters can hate but they don't mean anything when your driven your hot rod with a GIANT smile on your face. Cool coupe dude.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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I love me some build threads...

Keep us posted.

Take LOTS of pics.

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Old 08-21-2012, 09:34 PM   #5
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Looks great, I can't wait to see progress on the build !
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:48 PM   #6
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Subscribed, hopefully someday I'll have a build thread for my 32-5w. Good luck!!!

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:38 PM   #7
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:09 AM   #8
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Looking forward to the build!
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:44 AM   #9
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MMMM, Me like, Me want one. You lucky guy you!
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:09 AM   #10
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sounds cool, keep us posted!
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:53 AM   #11
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I'm still looking for some of the history of this car. Here are a few shots that may help someone recognize the car.

Interior was black tuck and roll with chrome garnish.




Rear should be pretty recognizable with these tail lights, cut-outs for a nerf bar and a piano hindge at the bottom of the deck lid.



In stripping the car it was determined it had been black, maroon, and a dark metallic blue at various points in it's life.

I have posted looking for information on this car before and got no response. I can't believe that no-one would recognize a channelled unchopped deuce running around the Detroit area in the late 60's early 70's???

Any help out there???


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Old 08-22-2012, 07:24 AM   #12
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Can't wait to see it done
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:33 AM   #13
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Looks to be a good starting point, I hope you keep it channelled

some inspiration



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Old 08-22-2012, 08:10 AM   #14
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Good for you, Dave! I'll tune in.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:18 AM   #15
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As much as I love a channelled car, this ones back up on the rails.

I stressed out for weeks over whether or not to keep it channelled.

I literally lost sleep over the decision.

Once the decision was made we started forward with the plans.

I'll post some pics later as time permits.


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Old 08-22-2012, 08:51 AM   #16
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Jokerr builds cool stuff
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:56 AM   #17
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Chemical City, Silver City, Sugar City.....this is getting confusing!! C'mon man show us some progress pics, I know you've got some to throw us.

I'm gonna channel my '32 when I get there and I think I would have if I were you only because I'm not going to fit real well but you would have been a perfect size to do so. HOWEVER, you cannot deny the classic look of a 32 body exactly where Henry placed it.

Your Old '32 has begun it's transformation now as well. It'll be cool to see both cars at Detroit this year or next!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #18
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Well JJ,
Since I got the car out of Battle Creek, MI, (home of Kelloggs) I almost called it the Cereal City Special. I figured I'd get sick of the "It's G-r-r-reat!!!" jokes.

So instead I opted for the Chemical City Coupe. I'm from Midland, MI, which is the home of Dow Chemical and Dow Corning.

I'm glad to hear Dustin is getting started on my old deuce. He better do me proud on that thing as it looks like I'm gonna take a bath on the galaxie.

Progress pics are coming...



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Old 08-22-2012, 09:55 AM   #19
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Who says guys with 34 coupes can't branch out once in awhile! Good looking project, I have always liked deuce 5 window coupes.
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Hey there is nothing wrong with paying for your hot rod to be built, the haters can hate but they don't mean anything when your driven your hot rod with a GIANT smile on your face. Cool coupe dude.
I am not sure that anyone stepped up and I haven't been called a hater for a while. So I think it is lame as hell to pay someone to build a car for you.


daddy_o's_diner,
That statement was not aimed at you it was aimed at the drama queen. To know one's limitations is to know one's self and a lot can be said for that.


If your check book can handle it, your kids still have shoes, it is far better to have someone build your car right than to roll in one that is wrong. I am looking forward to seeing the results and your Tony Tiger Grrrrrrin when you cruise it.

I think that Battle Creek Bandit would have been a better name but aside from the birth defects there is not a thing wrong with the Chemical City Coupe.
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