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History 1934 ford drag coupe found! have you seen this car? DRAGWAY 42 OHIO

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Flat Power, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Flat Power
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,592

    Flat Power
    from New Jersey

    So I purchased a 1934 ford 5 window coupe off the internet last week, it looked to be a descent deal and something with some unknown history (which was the deal maker for me). It was located in Newton Ohio so I hooked the trailer up and set out for a 800 mile road trip. When I got out to Ohio the car was as the seller described so I loaded it up and headed back to New Jersey. From the pictures I saw in the listing add I had a hunch that there were some old race numbers under the primer spots on the doors and 1/4 panels. Before I even had it into the garage I wet sanded the passenger side and was able to unveil the DG 289.!!!! I did a quick google search and was able to come up with one picture form Dragway 42 in Ohio. The previous owners name are unknown along with the motor and trans set up. if you have any leads or more pictures please post them here. I will continue to update the thread as progress is made.




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  2. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Sorry no info,but thats a great score,congrats...
  3. Very cool find. Are you going to bring it back to its gasser days?
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  4. weps
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
    Posts: 552

    from auburn,IN

    You done good!

  5. Wow, I be watching this.
    Congrats on a great score.
  6. Congrats on a great buy. What are your plans for it? Retain its drag racing look?
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  7. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,171


    Great score !!

    You might want to change the title or start another thread with "Dragway 42" in the title. Lots of people just skim the titles and the people you want to respond, would be more likely to that way.

    Just a suggestion.
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  8. Great find! Looking forward to seeing your plan unfold. Tim
  9. Very cool!

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  10. Now that is a KILLER find....signed up for this one..
  11. Larry Pearsall
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,462

    Larry Pearsall

    I saw this listed , also.. If I did not have so many open projects , It would be in my garage, I'm only 130 miles from its Ohio location.. 289 on the door and the time build period is a good hint that a Ford 289 powered car is what it was,, Good project..
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  12. 345
    Joined: Nov 8, 2012
    Posts: 161

    from Michigan

    This was a nice find and great price! Congrats

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  13. KKrod
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,197


    Great detective work. Congratulations.
  14. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,080


    F---- yeah! seen it on ebay a while back seemed like a fair deal for a neat car.
  15. bigorangetruck
    Joined: Oct 23, 2012
    Posts: 54

    from TX

    Cool One!! And Gold!!
  16. Wow, a great car to find, be a fun build.
  17. 289 was more likely the competition # of the driver & would help lead you to him. Bitchen car, and from the blurry pic, I'm guessing injected SBC.
  18. Andamo
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 505


    Go to the site, then click on Bracket Talk Forum, then find Race Track Forums and click on that and then find Dragway 42. There is a fellow who posts on there all the time, Triple Nickel 555, and send him a PM along with the pic. He's been a racer there a long while and I believe his Dad raced there also.
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  19. Great find! You have the foundation for great hot rod which ever way you go with it!
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  20. missysdad1
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 3,033


    What a great find! I hope you'll carefully document the car and it's history, then gently lift the body off...and discard the rest! A fresh '34 frame and running gear would go a long way towards making this car the outstanding hot rod it could become. Just my $.02.
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 114

    from OH/MI LINE

    That coupe was for sale at the goodguys show in Columbus this year... Man was I drooling! Nice buy!
  22. K.L
    Joined: Jul 15, 2014
    Posts: 93


    Well I'm jealous, that's for sure.
    Great find and congrats!

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  23. c57heaven
    Joined: Feb 22, 2008
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  24. Jibs
    Joined: May 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,627


  25. ..Very cool. That will be neat build. Get after it!
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  27. I saw it on ebay.... I'm glad someone on the hamb got it!
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  28. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,777


    Congrats on the nice score. I'm dig gin' the blue plexi. Looks to be about a 3" dia roll bar? Can't wait to see what you guys do with this one.
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  29. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    So very cool to find shots of it back in the day. Look forward to your posts.
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