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Projects 1932 Ford 5W Project "Marooned"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by AV8R, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. AV8R
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 551


    After seeing so many nice build threads on here, I thought I should share my first car build thread. Last year I purchased/ rescued a 32 Ford 5W coupe which had been marooned in the bush. So the car project is labeled as such and also gives a hint to the color I'd like to use on the car :)

    The car will be built with a slightly modern driveline but with a very traditional look in mind. Here it is as I found it:
    1932 5 window 1.jpg 1932 5 window 11.jpg 1932 5 window 2.jpg
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2023
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  2. AV8R
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 551


  3. I saw where you posted the photo recently,I will be following this build. HRP
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  4. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,765


    These are the builds that I love!!! Subscribed.
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  5. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 5,602


  6. I've worked on some rough cars but admire guys that take on projects like this. HRP
  7. TigerFan
    Joined: Oct 29, 2010
    Posts: 148

    from Athens, GA

    Now that's a project! Good luck; I look forward to seeing the results. What are your plans?
  8. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 3,337

    Runnin shine

    Like Pete these are the rescues I love so much! Keep it coming. Subscribed.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2015
  9. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,839

    big duece
    from kansas

    Be sure to check out United Pacific for body parts, they sure helped me with my 5w project.
  10. It looks like it was a junk yard parts car in the past. Lots of stuff removed. With diligence and hard work you can probably put that back on the road. But that frame is hurting badly. I hope you can weld..:rolleyes:
  11. PKap
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 593

    from Alberta

    Sometimes you just gotta save it. For a first build, you certainly took a big bite! Don't be afraid to ask for help and encouragement, there are lots of helpful experienced people here. ( especially on a deuce coupe!)

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  12. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,799


    whatever you do with that frame please try to find the serial number under the drivers side cowl that is stamped in the frame. you may need it later when titling comes around.
  13. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,492


    At first glance, that looks like a giant pile of shit, but the more you look, the better it is. That is actually a pretty decent body and definitely buildable.

    If you get this one done, you might qualify for the Jim Sibley Hall Of Fame.

    Good luck, -Abone.
  14. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 3,290

    Corn Fed

    That's an early 32 (firewall & dash). Where's it's been cut thru the quarters is very strange. I wonder what they were doing. Good luck on the project.
  15. hotrod36
    Joined: Aug 31, 2006
    Posts: 241


    Can't wait to see the progress
  16. I love it! Subscribed
  17. Just needs a little lovin'
    I'm watching
  18. thequietwon
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 600


    That little jewel is definately buildable. Like others, I am curious as to why it has the odd cut in the quarters...
  19. Great find ! As mentioned earlier need to record the frame serial number to title the car. I would do that before you even start work.
    There are 3 places the serial number is found first is on drivers side top frame rail above front suspension. The second location is on top frame rail drivers side in door area and third location is drivers side top of frame above the rear differential hump.
    I take my hat off for you taking on this project. I would also jump in on that body. Always looking for a challenge.
  20. On the note about the rear quarter cut out. I have found that many of these were done to carry golf clubs. Not the way I would go about hauling clubs but have found this practice common for golfers with older cars.
  21. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,839

    big duece
    from kansas

    Maybe because the trunk was full of beer?
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  22. scotti32
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 284


    Look like a challenge, i am keen to see it progress.
  23. Not beer, Moonshine. :D

    Having just seen the movie 'Lawless', I was thinking of the maroon 32 Roadster as I opened the thread. ;)
  24. XERB
    Joined: Aug 8, 2012
    Posts: 126


    Fantastic find, makes you wonder who left it there and why...good luck with the build too!
  25. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,616

    Kiwi 4d

    Dang it doesn't even look too rusty. Shame you didn't get to it before the hackers. Even a cut header panel and had a hack at What's left of the frame. Still a solid start, good luck.
  26. hotrod1948
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
    Posts: 514

    from Milton, WI

    I think if you are careful, it will buff out!
  27. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
    Posts: 1,172

    from West Oz

    Not quite sure it will buff out :) but will be watching just incase.
  28. Exactly what I was thinking !

    Gotta love these back from the dead projects, hats off to you if you can pull this off.
  29. 32 desoto 7-15 007.jpg ...and I thot mine was ruff...(32 Desoto)...I know you will make a neat car out of that Ford.

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