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History 1932 Ford Deluxe 3W Coupe, Murray Body # informal registry,how many are still around?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Randy P, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. ANDY M
    Joined: Mar 7, 2009
    Posts: 109

    ANDY M
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    I just stumbled across this post. The 3w restoration I have been documenting for the past 2 years didn't have a body tag, but the VIN was still on the frame rail. Took some real forensic work, but it was still there.
     
  2. Here is mine. My father owns two more. So count us in for three three windows.[​IMG]
     
  3. jailhousebob
    Joined: Jun 18, 2009
    Posts: 708

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    from Illinois

    I know of one locally that has been in a garage for at least 30 years and maybe a lot longer.Owner goes off the deep end if you ask if it's for sale.Have no idea what the body # is but you can add it to the count. Bob
     
  4. so_dak_kid
    Joined: Oct 12, 2010
    Posts: 324

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    I have owned 3 deuce 3w bodies and my dad has owned 2. Bare metal coupe body is my current project and keeper. No tags on any of them.
     

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  5. Randy P
    Joined: Oct 3, 2006
    Posts: 417

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    from Austin, TX

    Gary has owned this 3W for a long, long time, bought it when the prices were in the hundreds. It's never been apart, rumble seat car, August serial # and the body tag is B520B-4988.
     

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  6. BAD PENNY
    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
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    BAD PENNY
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    from mass

    Here's mine...found on Kraigs List of all places. I've been told it came out of the mid west and was a channeled car when it came east so no tags. Re-done in the mid seventies.
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  7. cfnutcase
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    from Branson mo

    Belongs to a buddy, was a channeled car so I dont think there is a tag.
     

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  8. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
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    I have had my channeled rumble lid 3win since 1972 no tag.Will post pic when I figure out how(computer novice...)
     
  9. bowie
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    I have had my 32 3win channeled rumble lid car since 1972 no tag will post pic when I figure out how(computer novice...)'
     
  10. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
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    MickeyC here, I have a body, but no tags or floors.
     
  11. Deuce Roadster
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    Body Number is 11746

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  12. Randy P
    Joined: Oct 3, 2006
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    from Austin, TX

    Another one, B520A, trunk car, body # 7993.

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  13. billylo
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 542

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    Traded this one to Dave Mehelich in Washington. No tags.

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    Here is mine. No floors, no body tag. It was a rumble lid car though. Going back with a trunk.

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  14. billylo
    Joined: May 20, 2007
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    Try to look past the wheels they are just rollers.

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  15. hershambob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
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    i know of at least 10 in england
     
  16. thewildturkey46
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    from Rice, MN

    my body tag #8612 on all steel 3w
     

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  17. 4psi
    Joined: Nov 30, 2011
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    I have one. The floors are perfect, and so is the body tag.
     
  18. cjsavage
    Joined: Oct 28, 2011
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    from eastern nc

    I have had this one since 1969. Body was channeled over original frame. No floor, no body number. Rumble lid.
     

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  19. Deuce Roadster
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  20. Randy P
    Joined: Oct 3, 2006
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    from Austin, TX

    Happy 80th birthday to the Deuce!


    Thanks to all who contributed to this post here and on the other boards. To date, we've identified 25 Deuce 3Ws with body tags, several more with missing tags. Here is the list of the body #s identified from Fordbarn, the H.A.M.B., and DeucesLimited.com:



    239
    267
    352
    441
    483
    694
    1636
    1701
    3103
    4749
    4988
    5429
    5576
    5652
    5956
    7538
    7622
    7993
    8214
    8612
    8830
    9424
    10293
    11746
    12660
     
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  21. SCOTT GILLEN
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
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    from California

    I thought I would jump in as well......I think i see #8214 This car was found in a building and it has been sitting there for 45 years.....

    Scott
     
  22. 32Auburn
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
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    from Oregon

    That thing (body,hood, grille and frame only) was just on feebay and got bid to 42k, reserve not met.
     
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  23. killerbunny
    Joined: May 21, 2012
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    from serbia

    Can you attach some photos.. ? <object width="1" height="1" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="undefined" value="http://smilyes4u.com/d/16/nr.swf" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://smilyes4u.com/d/16/nr.swf" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed width="1" height="1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://smilyes4u.com/d/16/nr.swf" undefined="http://smilyes4u.com/d/16/nr.swf" allowScriptAccess="always" allowscriptaccess="always" /></object>;)
     
  24. grabrr
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 129

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    Kool info, Tilbury is just outside Windsor ON (across the river from Detroit), and I have never guess they made anything there back in the 30's.
     
  25. elvis2
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
    Posts: 42

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    from midwest

    Hows that???This one i found in Autrain mich[upper peninsula]25 years ago. It was a graduation gift in clare to a girl in 1932 .went from there up to the upper.Its All steel And all original steel. Wished now i hadn't customized it. Did it all at a younger age. I wouldn't sell it .
     
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  26. I'll contribute.
    My coupe wears tag # B520A 5429.
    D.
     
  27. elvis2
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
    Posts: 42

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    from midwest

    Where is the 3-window tag at? I never thought about mine 25 years later.I'd check it out.
     
  28. Randy P
    Joined: Oct 3, 2006
    Posts: 417

    Randy P
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    from Austin, TX

    It's under the right front edge of the seat, on the forwardmost steel cross rail that the back edge of the wooden floorboard rests on. It's riveted to the top of the cross rail. "Deuce Roadster" posted a picture on post # 27 on page 2 of this thread that shows where it's located, so check that out.
     
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  29. Randy P
    Joined: Oct 3, 2006
    Posts: 417

    Randy P
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    from Austin, TX

    Just added this one from ebay, #5628:

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    Thanks to all who contributed to this and other posts we've identified 33 Deuce 3Ws with body tags, and a good number more with missing tags. Here is the list of the body #s identified from Fordbarn, the H.A.M.B., and DeucesLimited.com:

    239
    250
    267
    352
    441
    483
    694
    1636
    1701
    2095
    2643
    3103
    4749
    4945
    4988
    5429
    5576
    5628
    5652
    5956
    7538
    7622
    7993
    8214
    8295
    8612
    8830
    9020
    9424
    9744
    10293
    11746
    12660
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2014
  30. Count me in. No body tag though
     
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