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1932 Roadster Frame without reveal?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lucky Mike, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. tiredford
    Joined: Apr 6, 2009
    Posts: 507

    from Mo.


    Since every question you could possibly ask can be found in SEARCH, you shouldn't be able to ask any questions on here.:rolleyes:
  2. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    And so no one has to adjust to a pre-1964 vocabulary, we can reverse the presentation so:
    There are no frames that will readily go under a '32 car body that do not havereveals!
  3. I guess it's just a case of semantics,,I thought you were smarter than that,,trouble with us dumb Southerns,,we call them all trucks,,I was merely pointing out that mine has a reveal.

    You are right the double BB's don't have a reveal.HRP
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
  4. Lucky Mike
    Joined: Dec 30, 2012
    Posts: 94

    Lucky Mike

    This is very informative. Please keep the comments coming. How does a 1932 title and VIN play into all of this if the frame is repop and the car is glass? I will take several more pictures of the frame all around, underneath etc. and post them. Thanks again everyone!
  5. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,423


    But you do still have the original transmission that had the serial number stamped on it too, don't you? Right? It's out back in the garage somewhere, right?

  6. Don't know about Colorado but in good old sunny California it is a bogus title. Pretty sure he can't answer you but if he could Boyd would be a good one to ask about that.

    Best thing is not post much about it on an internet site with over 200,000 users some of them openly police officers (and others not openly law enforcment officials) and drive it and enjoy it.
  7. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,533

    1. a veteran died today

    IF your gonna FAKE a reveal, don't use tubing, condensation inside it will cause rust out, use solid rod. Used tubing ONCE to fake a rain gutter on a 40 Ford, made a mess after a few years,, I wanted it to look like a 34 gutter, cause the stock one was rusted off.
  8. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    Can you tell if the frame was assembled from pieces? The Deuce Factory rails were the first stamped frame rails AFAIK. They did not eliminate the reveal. I got the first set of DF rails that were sold to a private individual and not a speed shop for fabricating frames. I got them through Anderson Industries (AI) and I made a frame from them. WE bought all our streetrod parts from Dave.
  9. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,482


    My TCI frame from the early 90'sappears to have had the reveal ground into it. Appears!n
  10. Got a E-mail from my pal Dick last night,,his frame without the reveal did come from Lobeck. HRP
  11. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,325


    Cut down truck frame. The truck has as much not to like as to like but he drives the wheels off it. From what I can figure it was built on a 1-1/2 ton or larger frame.
  12. DaddyO's..Deuce
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    from Missery

    Unnecessary Roughness

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  13. No problem here,I respect alchemy,,just a Southern/Northern miscommunication! :D HRP
  14. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    O.k. Everything I was going to say has been covered. I knew the difference between truck and pickup (though I usually use "BB" for truck 'cause I'm one of those slick westerners:D), and I can even add that the first deuce frame with the reveal pounded out I can remember was on John Buttera's red high tech '32 three window around '79 or so. (Shit, he's gone too...)

    What I do want to know though - What in hell does OFFICE/OFFICE:eek:! Mean? What am I missing?
  15. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    And ya know what? I was wrong dirrectly above too! (I hate that guy and so should you...) The first revealess deuce frame I remeber was John Buttera's first white '29 in '75 or so...
  16. I'm sure I'm not alone in my thinking but why would anyone want to build a Deuce now without a reveal,,,after all it is traditional and looks right with one and oh so wrong without! HRP
  17. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,423


    I apologize. I was just trying to be direct. Usually if I try to beat around the bush, people can't read my expression on the interweb. And, I hate being told I'm wrong when I'm not.

    HRP and I do agree that a '32 frame with no reveal is just WRONG.
  18. Us Deuce guys get testy from time to time,,we are anal like that!:D HRP
  19. My father's 32 panel truck has the reveal, I assume it was produced on the same frames as the pickups were. And I agree that all 32's should have the reveal...

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  20. fiveohnick2932
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 889

    from Napa, Ca.

    wow... really?
  21. OHV DeLuxe
    Joined: May 27, 2005
    Posts: 352

    OHV DeLuxe
    from Norway

    Some conversations i've had through the years have mentioned some commercial frames without the reveal. I know about one example where someone "repaired" his Pickup frame with new revealed rails i guess because of looks. I'm still in the hunt for the two original rails he thought were ugly. But they are just the same elsewise. Even though i have yet to see one myself, i beleive they do exist sinse several independant people talks about 1932 pickup frames without the reveal
  22. topperguy
    Joined: Jan 1, 2012
    Posts: 9

    from Minnesota

    Just read through 3 pages of this thread and yet this all important "reveal" hasn't been revealed in any pictures. I say it's just folklore! HA HA
  23. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,357

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    Of course the reveal hasn't been revealed yet! You have to buy it a few drinks first!! It's kinda shy.
  24. If the frame looks old is there any chance it is a '33-'34 frame. Does it have a K ('32) member or an X ('33-'34+) member? Does it have a serial number?

    Charlie Stephens
  25. black 62
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    black 62
    from arkansas

  26. Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
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    Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
    from Outside

  27. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    This thread has been quite un-revealing, or totally revealing I can't quite decide:confused::p
  28. Go to the Ford Barn and ask the questions. They have 32 Ford experts that know the difference between a pickup and a truck and they usually, but not always read the question and answer the question instead of what they thought the question asked.:D
  29. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    WHAT THE HELL DOES OFFICE/OFFICE MEAN!!!:D Thought we might get that out of the way...
  30. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    Doubt that it is a 33/34 frame ;)
    They are 6 inches longer wheelbase than a DEUCE ...

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