Register now to get rid of these ads!

Hot Rods 1933 Continental Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by josh highley, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. jimi'shemi291
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 9,499

    jimi'shemi291
    Member

    This became a pretty SPECIAL thread on the HAMB! For a car with so many "assembled" elements, the Continentals surely did have some innovative points!
     
  2. As soon as I opened this thread I saw the photos and thought.."Man, that sure looks like a Beacon." In the late 80s, early 90s Street Rodder magazine had a Beacon on the cover and a nice feature on a red beacon coupe...was a hotrod with modern running gear...prolly a 350 chevy, I don't really remember. I remember thinking it looked somewhat similar to a scaled-down 33 ford coupe with a 32-styled frame rail.
    Great looking cars and in the 30s, a Continental engine was state of the art for mid priced cars. My 39 shark-nosed Graham had a Continental 6 banger. In the Army, my 1959 5 ton army truck had a big Continental 6 banger gas engine. They powered many forklifts too.
     
  3. Ghost of ElMirage
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 758

    Ghost of ElMirage
    Member

    What a gasser that would make!
     
  4. I love it when these unknown / wierd makes show up.
     
  5. Larry: That's Otis in my avatar....they did some cools stuff. A friend told me they did a chase scene with this car. ?
     
  6. DD COOPMAN
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,121

    DD COOPMAN
    Member

    Larry...You sure? I'd swear it was a Chevy sedan. I've looked hi and low, but can't find it. DD
     
  7. DD COOPMAN
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,121

    DD COOPMAN
    Member

    Larry...Best I can find. Episode 11, season #3. DD
     

    Attached Files:

  8. barry2952
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 357

    barry2952
    Member

    All Continentals were suicide-doored.
     
  9. Bakchoy
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
    Posts: 61

    Bakchoy
    Member
    from georgia

  10. barry2952
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 357

    barry2952
    Member

    Were there other cars that had a transverse spring with with only one shackle. This is the fixed side.

    [​IMG]

    This is the shackle side.

    [​IMG]

    This is the Continental/DeVaux.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. barry2952
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 357

    barry2952
    Member

    1933 Continental Flyer Brochure. I really want a Roadster.

    [​IMG]
     
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  12. barry2952
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 357

    barry2952
    Member

    Steeldraulics brakes.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. josh highley
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 405

    josh highley
    Member

    Barry - Thank you for posting all the info
     
  14. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,707

    Weasel
    Member

    Manufacturers often had artist's reditions of cars they never built or built later on. 1933 Willys Model 77 Cabriolet in the 1933 brochure springs to mind as one that was never built. I wonder if the Beacon convertible was ever produced?

    [​IMG]
     
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  15. barry2952
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 357

    barry2952
    Member

    Are you planning on using the rear suspension? You could transfer the brackets to a modern rear axle, but this one appears pretty well built.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  16. josh highley
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 405

    josh highley
    Member

    Barry - I am not sure exactly what his plans are with the chassis. Another shop is building the car. I am just doing the metal work on the body itself. I really do like that rear set up. I may have to steal that idea for a later hot rod.
     
  17. josh highley
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 405

    josh highley
    Member

    The owner wanted the firewall cleaned up. He liked all the factory beads, but wanted all the holes filled. It definitely had plenty of them.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. josh highley
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 405

    josh highley
    Member

    32 holes later.......

    [​IMG]
     
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  19. barry2952
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 357

    barry2952
    Member

    My friend runs KBB Classic and says that their records would confirm that there were both Beacon and Flyer Roadsters made, and sold as used cars. They were the exact same body, just different chassis fenders and hood. He says that KBB used to generate their books, in the old days, by using advertised prices of used cars in newspapers from all over the country. He stated that there would be no listing for a car that didn't exist in the For Sale section.

    I don't think they would go to the trouble of including references to it in the Beacon and Flyer Service Manual, nor would it be mentioned in the service parts catalogue I scanned for my Photobucket account if it didn't exist.

    However, as long as I've been looking I've only seen one grainy picture of a convertible in Australia bodied by the Richards Body Company. AU had huge tariffs for finished cars so many came in as TKD or bodiless, otherwise complete. I've never even seen a photograph of a Hayes-bodied Roadster.
     
  20. barry2952
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 357

    barry2952
    Member

    Can you take a close-up picture of the brass tag?
     
  21. draider
    Joined: Jul 12, 2004
    Posts: 461

    draider
    Member
    from Texas

    Wow, that thing has some nice lines, and I'm intrigued by that suspension. Interesting stuff.

    Thanks for sharing fellas.
     
  22. josh highley
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 405

    josh highley
    Member

    Yes i will. It is the Hayes body tag.
     
  23. 32coupedeville
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,253

    32coupedeville
    Member
    from cincy

    man josh you have made alot of buzz on here. we will have to call you the
    "continental kid" .

    man i love this coupe. i could never find another though. id trade my channeled 32 coupe for it! lol
     
  24. BIG-JIM
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,367

    BIG-JIM
    Member
    from CT

  25. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,112

    The37Kid
    Member

    Barry, Thanks for all the info, sure makes for a great thread here on the HAMB. I have a NADA Used Car Price Guide from 1935, it lists both a 4 and 6 cylinder Continental Roadster from 1933. Bob
     
  26. 32coupedeville
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,253

    32coupedeville
    Member
    from cincy

    [​IMG]

    man that firewall looks great!
     
  27. barry2952
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 357

    barry2952
    Member

    Wouldn't you think that the least expensive vehicle in their line would account for at least 10% of their production. That would mean that 400 were produced. Could a car with 400 made be truly extinct. I would think, with the quality of the rest of the line there would be at least one example out there, but not even a picture.

    Maybe the owner'd like a sexy Roadster. ;)
     
  28. COE Hauler
    Joined: Oct 25, 2011
    Posts: 12

    COE Hauler
    Member

    Hi Josh, I looked at that car years ago. It has to be the same one if they are that scarce. It was in the basement of a "classic car dealer" in Dayton around the Stanley avenue area. The guy wanted $7,500 for it at the time. Chuck.
     
  29. cmyhtrod
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 360

    cmyhtrod
    Member
    from ct

    The roadster is certainly a good looking car
     
  30. josh highley
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 405

    josh highley
    Member

    I am sure some people will not agree, but the owner did not want the factory cowl vent or wiper hole. So I filled those also.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    kidcampbell71 likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.