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Motion Pictures 1932 Ford= The Great Depression Buster of Steel Valley

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    1932 Ford= The Great Depression Buster of Steel Valley

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  2. DDDenny
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    Long live the 1932 Ford!
     
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  3. krylon32
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    Love that car. My introduction to the deuce was when I was 12 and my dad brought me the November 57 issue of R&C and it was all about 32 Fords. I still have that book in a baggie hanging on the wall of my hot rod garage. That book sparked a love for a car that has spawned the building of many dozens of deuces over my almost 50 year exposure to the sport. Currently have 5 finished deuces with a sixth in the oven. Viva La Deuce.
     
  4. LOU WELLS
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    Excellent Tribute To A Icon That Got Us Thru Several Cultural Depressions..Thanks... 49155714_2211837919140477_6241747186682429440_o.jpg
     
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  5. greg32
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    I always built model cars like mad. 1961/2 ( I was 9-10)I did the Big Deuce roadster and the Orange Krate. Loved looking at 32's. Had a few, still got one.
     
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  6. I purchased my first '32 Ford when I was 12 years old, all I knew was it was a old car and our next door neighbor had it in the shed behind his house, that 5 window coupe was mine for just a few hours before my dad got home and the sheet it the fan, the car was short lived as far as my ownership, suffice to say I didn't clear it with my dad.

    I have had a lot of hot rods over the years but it took me another 27 years to get the next 32 Ford and haven't been without one or more since then. HRP
     
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  7. Automotive Stud
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    Does anyone else here like '32 Fords?
     
  8. RidingMechanic
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    I grew up in a "purist" household and didn't have any exposure to hot rodded '32s, but I spent a lot of time looking at Sorenson's "Fords Forever" and the Model A book "Henry's Lady". I never get tired of seeing those period photos and films.

    Just realized that my current '29 Tudor is the same color scheme as the cover car....Wonder if that was a subconscious decision LOL.


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  9. WB69
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    My dad was a dirt track jalopy racer for several years, basically seen hundreds of 32's destroyed from racing because of the flathead. Always said that is why there are a lot less of them around today. He still had the one he brought his first born home in back in 1956, setting in a building on the farm when he passed this last summer. Called it "Ole Blue" due to its baby blue paint. Now it's one of mine, setting in one of my buildings. Thanks for the memories Dad.....
     
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  10. John Stimac
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    Guess I'll jump in here, LOVE 32 FORDS IMG_7200.JPG
     
  11. alchemy
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    I also have the 32 Ford disease. It's genetic in my family.
     
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  12. chevyfordman
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    1932 Fords with a 40 Ford back-up car.
     
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    My Favorite car is 32 Ford 3 window. The 1932 V8 had many problems. 32 buyers did the development on the engine. Ford dealers did many rebuilds and replacements that year. It has been said Ford should of waited one more year.
     
  14. DDDenny
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    Bob Everts agrees with you.

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  15. Roger Roadster
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    I have a soft spot for them as well!
     
  16. dwollam
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    Had my '40 for 40 years, Dad bought it in early '65. Don't have a '32 but I do have a line on a '32 4dr I hope to be able to get.

    Dave
     
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  21. clem
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    Beautiful,
    Each with their own oil absorbing cardboard underlay..........
     
  22. DDDenny
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    I bet that those weren't Maytag boxes either.
     
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  23. jnaki
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    Hello,

    Of course a 1932 Ford was supposed to be in our future. But, all of the other 32s we saw, envy set in and our bank account could not afford those models. It did not help that the old Rod & Custom, Hot Rod and other mags usually showcased 32s over most other years. So, the stage was set to put the 1932 models on a pedestal in the hot rod world. It was a depression, not a depression buster for us. In a way, that was fine, because it opened up our eyes to all of the other makes and models in the custom car/hot rod searches.

    When it came time to get a high school transportation vehicle, mine was a hand me down with no choice in the matter. (at that point, no one cared because it was a 3 year old, 58 impala) When I was in the market for a surf transportation vehicle, a 32 sedan delivery came in front and center. But, the short body, and long boards did not go together and the costs were outrageous.

    A woody was no better in the cost factor. So, many different years of Fords were considered and we lucked out in getting a 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery at low cost. The longboards caused a slight problem, but hot rod ingenuity came up with a simple solution.

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    It wasn’t until I met and became friends with Jack Stewart and his 32 roadster that I got a ride in an actual 32. What a ride that was… yes! So, for all of you guys with 1932 coupes,sedans, trucks, roadsters, RPU and even that odd woody, hats off to you for having a great classic.
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    My wife sums it up quite nicely, though, of the two open top cars that she saw within the last year, she prefers a nice 39-40 Ford Convertible over a 32 roadster any day and on any cruise that would take us up/down the So Cal coastline. (maybe prejudicial as we owned two 40 Ford Sedan Deliveries) But, since taking this photo, she can’t say anything bad about driving in a hot rod convertible, as long as it is a 39-40 Ford. No depression here…Let the "furballs" start flying, at anytime.
     
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  24. continentaljohn
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    When I was 13 years old I won a large silky banner in a shooting game at a carnival that said:
    Old Ford Never Die They Just Go Faster
    That banner has a 1932 ford with a hemi in it . The banner has always hung in my bedroom and now its in the garage hanging above the 32 3w. So yes I love the 32 since I was a kid
     
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  25. John Stimac
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    Not on the garage tour, haven't been for a few years, however my shop is open all year long to anyone that wants to visit and talk 32 Fords
     
  26. ago
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    The GM cars of that era were all wood inner structure and didn't fair to well in lasting!
     

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