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1932 3w Build Thread / “Freshening Up”

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by CTaulbert, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. CTaulbert
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    CTaulbert
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    Dan’s been on the hunt for a nice 3w for a while now and finally pulled the trigger on this one. It’s a pretty original car, sans a black lacquer paint job (unknown when) and a ’36 engine. Overall, the car is complete and extremely nice….and a well preserved time capsule. Dan isn’t planning to change the car much, with plans to make a period hot rod out of it (nothing destructive).

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    Over the past week, we disassembled the car some (nothing that hasn’t been done to it in the past) to mainly do a serious cleaning. We pulled the front fenders, hood, grill/radiator, before moving on to the engine and trans.

    We both think the hardest part of this car will be the exhaust. To make it easier, we set his engine/trans in a chassis I bought last year. While I’m doing the suspension work on the car, Dan is going to be building the exhaust system at his shop. We pulled some leaves out of my springs to get the car sitting at the ride height. It’s going to be much easier building the exhaust from the top side rather than lying on your back……

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  2. CTaulbert
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    We then pulled the front and rear suspension leaving the body with the rear fenders and frame. All of the parts that came off are getting put up rather than modified. I had extra ’32 spindles and an axle that Greg dropped, and we got a nice wishbone from Gary to complete the front suspension. The rearend is getting replaced with a ‘33/34 Columbia build by Joe Longobardi, and the original springs were reworked by Eaton Detroit Spring (eyes reversed, and packs dearched).
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  3. CTaulbert
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    After a little cleanup, the original black paint on the frame was showing in quiet a few areas. Needless to say, there isn’t any pitting/cracking/rust anywhere on this…….

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    And like with the tudor build, we put together a time lapsed video of the disassembly of the car….and will be doing more for the build as it progresses…….



    Stay tuned….
     
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  4. big duece
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    I think you have one HELL of a Deuce there to work with, what a sweet car!
     
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  5. Chris Casny
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  6. The37Kid
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    Always great to follow your work. Bob
     
  7. steems
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    Nice start, can't wait to see the finish. Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. T&A Flathead
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    Wow Cory, that is a nice 32. I'm certain it will be perfect when you are finished.
     
  9. 296ardun
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    I never tire of these build threads, especially with a 3-window! Thanks for posting!
     
  10. Pewsplace
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    It pays to start with a good car such as the one you have. I always enjoy your builds.
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  11. Randy P
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  12. spitfire 33
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    Is there a good story behind how it survived so well? It seems to have lived a charmed life..
    How many miles were on it?
     
  13. Harps
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    Amazing car and digging the build already.
     
  14. That's a lucky 3 window, to have you and Dan doing your thing to it.
     
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  15. MAD 034
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    What a sweetheart of a coupe! It must be a blast cleaning it up and putting it back together using all those gennie parts.
     
  16. Wow what a clean car keep the updates coming.
     
  17. Acme Speed Shop
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    Wow….they are still out there and some are well preserved too.
     
  18. I didn't see the before pictures on your Instagram but have been diggin' the build. Thanks for completing the story for me on here. Great car to start & love direction you're headin'. Is he going to run the '36 flattie?
     
  19. Big Al
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    Cory, glad you posted dans build here, looks like another cool build from your garage.
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  20. 30FordNerd
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    Wish that would happen in Australia.
     
  21. Jeff Norwell
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    Off the Hook Cory!… Stoked for Dan…He is buying next round!
     
  22. 3wLarry
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    c'mon cory...you can't just leave us hangin' without a back story on the find...inquirin' minds.

    AND...is it going to be set up like the sedan...ride height...wheels/tires?
     
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  23. That car rules on so many levels
     
  24. WOW!
    Now that was a nice score....I will be watching this one close, as will a lot of others.
     
  25. 3wLarry
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    where'd he go?
     
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  26. CTaulbert
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    CTaulbert
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    man Larry....some of us work for a living you know......:rolleyes:

    We're still trying to get more history on the car. Dan bought it from a guy in Kentucky, who bought it from a guy in Georgia. Apparently, this car was with a '33/34 Ford in a Chicken Barn there. Beyond that information, we're just speculating. It has a '71 Georgia registration on the windshield, and a '63 Overland, MO registration on the windshield as well. There is a Grand Shell Service station (located in St. Louis) sticker on the A-pillar with a date of 1958 and mileage of 55,793. The car today has 65,235 miles.

    We did find a prescription pill bottle under the seat from the Sav-Rite Drugs in Jasper, GA from 1986. I tried searching the name for the prescription, but it didn't turn up anything.

    We're planning to get a similar ride height to the tudor. The car is getting 18's on the rear, and 16's on the front.....so we may get the front a bit lower than the tudor.
     
  27. low51fan
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    What a great find. I have searched many chicken barns in my past and only find chicken sh**. Never give up tho!!
    keep the pics coming.
     
  28. Fortyfordguy
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    Corey...is this the car you guys bought the 39 style tranny for?
    Mac VP
     
  29. CTaulbert
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    CTaulbert
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    Yes Mac - that trans is going in this car...by the way, it looks great!
     

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