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Hot Rods 1932 5W Parked in 1952

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by T&A Flathead, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,807


    AWESOME! Congrats, I love when the right kind of guy ends up with these type of finds.
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  2. wedjim
    Joined: Jan 1, 2014
    Posts: 420

    from Kissimmee

  3. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 2,204


    Wicked neat Tim, maybe you can get it to TROG 2017 Jersey. See you there, again

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  4. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,281


    Great story and I think she made the right choice for the cars' new owner.
    I think I'd have to call the car 'Cookie' and remember her everytime you heard its name.
  5. reefer
    Joined: Oct 17, 2001
    Posts: 772


    Great score and great write up.Ive seen a couple of similar stories on here over the years and then seen them for sale on eBay a short while later....I hope you stick with the plan and do the car justice.
    Please update us regularily, I love these kind of posts.
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  6. draggin'GTO
    Joined: Jul 7, 2003
    Posts: 1,773


    Great car and great story too.:cool:

    Looking forward to updates, especially after the first wash!;)
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  7. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,556

    mike bowling

    I think I'm going to cry, you lucky Son of a Gun!
    (Too bad "3wLarry" didn't get to see this one.)
  8. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,995

    Rand Man

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  9. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,535

    from WA

    Man that's a find of a Life Time! Congrats to you.
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  10. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,923

    T&A Flathead

    Many have asked about my plans for the coupe. Since I didn't expect to ever get another 32 it wasn't in my plans to build another. So this car will probably have 2 phases. I'd like to clean it up and get it running, nothing much more than that for the moment.
    Phase 2 will look more like this with a plain looking but healthy built flathead V8, 3.54 gear in the rear and a 39 box.

    Kinda like this coupe and Dan Webbs sedan.
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  11. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,486



    48 Dodge steering wheel. Sweet car, great story! Hope to see it back on the road soon.
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  12. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,070


    Great story. Be cool to see it driving.

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  13. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,315

    from Troy, MI

    Awesome story! Congrats!
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  14. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,923

    T&A Flathead

    So true.
    For those patiently watching for it on eBay, you'll never find it there.
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  15. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,923

    T&A Flathead

    You know, I was thinking about how 3wLarry would like to have seen it while I was looking at it and dragging it out of the barn. I have a feeling he got a pretty good view from where he is at.
  16. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,466


    Your coupe is early production 32. The single finger hood hooks, the innie dash, the flat firewall. When you are cleaning it out check the front cross sill in front of the seat for the production plant and the number body it was down the line. I bet the serial number is early too.

    My Tudor has the same features and was the 180th Tudor built in Des Moines.
  17. The serial number (VIN) should be stamped into the top of the left frame rail and visible without removing anything but rust and dirt. If the flywheel housing is original its will also be on a pad on the flywheel housing. The DMV will want to use the one on the frame. It will take the form of star AB 5000000 star and up. Check to be sure it matches the title before you do anything else.

    Charlie Stephens
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  18. Here is what you are going to need to know when changing the engine to a V8. You can probably ignore a lot of these since the write up is oriented towards a restoration.

    The following changes need to be made when replacing a Model B with a V8 (21 stud, others will require a few more things):

    Of course engine, motor mounts

    Muffler and exhaust system before muffler (same after)


    Radiator support rods

    Engine steady rods


    Starter switch (if it is early B with pull starter)

    Transmission (gears interchange but cases are different)

    Choke (B is a cable, V8 is a rod)

    Accelerator linkage

    Engine splash pans

    Gas line needs to be routed from right on Model B to left on V8

    The B will have a few extra holes in the firewall pad from mounting the 4 cyl engine snubber

    Need to add emblem to headlight bar

    Need to accept the fact that the serial number (VIN) is for a 4 cylinder

    Charlie Stephens
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  20. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,315

    big duece
    from kansas

    Congrats.... Some time when I am up your way, would love to see it.
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  21. This makes me happy.
    Congrats man!!! You got "The One"
    Thanks for sharing the story.
    HotRods are awesome, but when there is a great
    story attached, that's a whole other level.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2016
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  22. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,051

    Alliance Member
    from australia
    Staff Member

    What a great story and find. I know we're all hot rodders here but sometimes you've just got to be sympathetic with the build for certain cars that we're lucky to come across.

    Doing to much somehow takes away from the history and story that the car holds and tells.

    I really like the plan, doing the same with mine.
    Congrats on the score of a lifetime.


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  23. Congratulations! It's so cool to see they are still being found and rescued by someone like you that will preserve it and its history. Back in the 80's and 90's there were so many beautiful old Deuces that were found and then were blown apart, original parts sold off and built into smoothie billet street rods. And before that stock car racers destroyed hundreds of them. It just makes me sick to think about it. I'm so glad that doesn't happen very often anymore and "traditional" has become the norm.

    And there's nothing wrong with hoarding Deuces, you just can't help it because its called the Deuce Disease and there is no known cure!
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  24. 32ford5
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,100

    from Australia

    So, so cool. Thanks for posting. Keep us updated as it comes back to life.
  25. Congratulations to you. you treated the widow fairly, and she appreciated it. You were a gentleman, and it paid off.
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  26. displaced_kiwi
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
    Posts: 248

    from Olathe KS

    Congrats Tim. Great car and story. You are both lucky and the right caretaker for that 32. Looking forward to following your update posts. I hope alls going well in Laverne and Shirley land.

  27. scotti32
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 283


    Wow, Great 5w, dream find. Hope you get it running soon, keep updating photos please.
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  28. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,923

    T&A Flathead

    This weekend I plan on starting the process of cleaning it up.

    Now that it is in my shop i can work on it a little bit at a time. I have a 48 Ford ragtop that needs to get started and finished first.

    Here is a couple of pics of it in the garage.

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  29. Too cool! Looks like it is in good hands!

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