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Projects 1932 Ford Hot Rod Coupe barn (container) find

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 401rot, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. sproadster30
    Joined: Mar 13, 2009
    Posts: 115

    from Natick, Ma

    Bitchin' car. Great find. Those seats are cool, too. I love the wishbone. Makes me think there might have been a chrome axle at one point, too?
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  2. 401rot
    Joined: Apr 20, 2016
    Posts: 25


    The owner was making payments on the car and ordered the trans for it. The trans only has about 10 miles on it, The SW gauges only have less than 2 miles on them. This was a teenage kid putting in this drive train. The car was originally a channeled with a flathead and 33/34 chassis. Working on getting more info
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  3. 401rot
    Joined: Apr 20, 2016
    Posts: 25


    Hey Jim, The owner had a friend who's uncle worked at a chrome shop. He paid $100.00 to have the spindles, wishbones, valve covers, front spring, steering rod, and pitman arm plated. He was still in high school when he started the build.
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  4. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,872


    This is a new pic ya fooled Stogy the photoshopper...:p...I also in posting remember it was called a container find so this puppy been here and there and sometimes a shingle job gone bad is all it takes and or it may have taken side garage for several years...but that is all about to change. Congratulations again @401rot

    Just sharing the enjoyment of your find...oops I mean acquisition...As mentioned @Denns1989's Snoopy comes to mind but @cactus1's relatively recent time capsule also has similarities in time-frame.

    Last edited: Jan 4, 2018
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  5. Reminds me of mine back in the 60's!
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  6. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,879

    from Minnesota

    Threads like this never get old.
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  7. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 2,513

    Runnin shine

    It reminds me of @birddog ‘s channeled survivor 32 roadster on 34 rails a little too.

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  8. cactus1
    Joined: Apr 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,396


    Man what a neat car! I love those hairpins!
  9. 401rot
    Joined: Apr 20, 2016
    Posts: 25


    They look alot alike. Have'nt decided what I am going to do with it yet
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  10. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,360


    The consensus here is you should build it....or trade it to someone with a 30 Model A Tudor!! Cool car, good luck whatever you do with it.
  11. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
    Posts: 1,018

    from West Oz

    Awesome find.
  12. 401rot
    Joined: Apr 20, 2016
    Posts: 25


    I don't have time for it right now but couldnt resist. Thanks for looking out buddy. This is'nt the first car I have found.
  13. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 5,704


    Wow, what an awesome find. It would be great to see that resurrected to a driver with that engine transmission combo. What rear axle is in it, a QC or Pontiac?
    I love:-
    • The way they chopped the grill shell and fitted the radiator; and
    • Those original B&M documents. Can you scan them and post here, love that old literature from a time gone by when things were simpler.
    Plans are?
  14. 401rot
    Joined: Apr 20, 2016
    Posts: 25


    It has a 57 Olds rear end. I have alot of projects right now and dont know when I will get to it. May be for sale. I dont want to let it sit for another decade.
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  15. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,465

    T&A Flathead

    Damn, that is perfect. Congrats on the find.
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  16. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,680


    Wow! That's cool as heck. A lot of east coast style goin' on there, mainly the channel with undropped axle. Never saw that type Bell/Cragar steering wheel before "slot No dot". Congrats on your awesome score!
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  17. 401rot
    Joined: Apr 20, 2016
    Posts: 25


    Thanks, I got a real good look at it today and its in better shape than I expected.
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  18. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 12,999


    Great find, thanks for sharing.
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  19. What a great find ! If you choose to keep it I hope it's kept true to it's form, after all look how much people are enjoying it in as found condition... if it's "made your own" it will still be a nice car, but all the history & story are lost, at least in my humble opinion... but I respect that you might pass it along so it doesn't sit for another 10 years, if so I hope the new owner respects what it is as well - what a great ride / story - Fantastic !!
  20. Robert Crosse
    Joined: Sep 10, 2014
    Posts: 143

    Robert Crosse
    from WNY

    Sooper find, an East Coast Treasure.
    Another vote for....."make no changes, only improvements"

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  21. 401rot
    Joined: Apr 20, 2016
    Posts: 25


    I agree with leaving it the way it was built in the late 50s early 60s. Like I said before, I have several other projects going right now and dont want to let it sit for another 50 years, I am leaning on finding the right owner for the car. I may regret it but people who know me know I run across cool stuff quite a bit.
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  22. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,872


    Selective distribution I like that...and if you change your mind your decision is right up Hamb alley. Good good. Running across cool stuff alot...well you are fortunate and it is no doubt just location trade and knowledge. This is a great story your sharing.
  23. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 841

    Sting Ray

    Great score! Is that a Schwinn Corvette bike hanging on the wall? IMG_1197.jpg
  24. 401rot
    Joined: Apr 20, 2016
    Posts: 25


    Thats a Columbia. I had a Schwinn Corvette but it wasnt nice enough to hang.
  25. PAracer
    Joined: May 21, 2007
    Posts: 87


    What a car, a wonderful time capsule, where and what time are the auditions to be the new caretaker...

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  26. 401rot
    Joined: Apr 20, 2016
    Posts: 25


    Thanks, it really is a great car. I have decided to put it out there for someone who wants a really cool project.
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  27. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,230

    mike bowling

    or a Model A coupe , on the road, titled ( see ya and raise ya )

    I can't believe this thread isn't 40 pages yet! IN FREAKING CREDIBLE FIND!
    I wish Larry was still down here to see this one- (You are watching, aren't you)

    401rot - I saw a certain geographical location mentioned in your post- are you in the hot rod "victim / witness" program by any chance? Mums the word.
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  28. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 4,074

    Staff Member

  29. 401rot
    Joined: Apr 20, 2016
    Posts: 25


    I am from Rhode Island. I am not in the witness protection program LOL Chances are we know alot of the same people in the area. I guess I just fly under the radar.
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