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32 5 Window Garage Find .... 80's retro, Never finished, Need a Plan ...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FalconMan, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Jim P
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
    Posts: 239

    Jim P
    from Tyler, TX

    Keep rolling the direction it was going. 16" paint wires and enjoy. Great looking car.
  2. spiders web
    Joined: Jan 16, 2011
    Posts: 384

    spiders web

    Great looking car but if you put a bowtie in it you might as well get some plastic surgery so you can not only be like everyone else but also look like everyone else. Get a flattie with three carbs, maybe a 371 blower and a four speed. There is so much cool stuff out there and putting a 350/350 shows you only have taste in your mouth.
  3. ka-zoo
    Joined: Oct 20, 2004
    Posts: 509


    I sorta dig the paint.
    If it were mine- Steelies to match the light green, Big n Littles.
    I wouldn't worry about the interior much, its not terrible (for now)
    no fenders
    If you run the hood, SBC is fine. (for now)

    I'd get it on the road, enjoy the snot out of it, and collect parts for a "more traditional" conversion down the road.

    Amazing score.
  4. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691


    Almost exactly what I was thinking. 'Glass or not, I'd keep the fenders.

    And I really like the green.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2012
  5. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    I haven't yet recieved your payment for the Hamb Deuce Club Dues...just sayin'...
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  6. One Finger John
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Posts: 459

    One Finger John

    Like to see it but all I am getting are blue question marks. What happened?
  7. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,496

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Been doing deuces for over 40 years and never even had a smell at something that nice in my area???
  8. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,580

    from tulsa, ok

    Unbelievable find. That is nice. Now just a little re-doing to make it yours. Listen to you, not how every one else wants you to build it.
  9. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,239


    Those don't look like Tru-Spokes, they look like real knockoff Daytons to me.

    Nice car to start with. When you chop it put some drip rails back on.
  10. Terrible Tom
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
    Posts: 580

    Terrible Tom

    I agree 100%.
  11. FalconMan
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,370

    from Minnesota

    No it was not cheap at all, contrary to what some might think... I got a good deal, not the deal of a lifetime. At the end of the day, both her and I were very happy.

    The car was not advertised. It belonged to the grandpa of my nephew's friend. Timing/luck is everything. He had died several years ago and they were just getting around to dealing with the cars he had. The grandson was lucky enough to end up with a couple cool cars himself.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,279


    SBC? Kool! Beats the hell outta 3X the cost for a full house blown flathead. I might consider an OD trans, but hey it's yours so go for it. I'm on the fence about the colors. I like greens but those are, well, you already know. I hear ya on the glass fenders. It's like having to settle for drive-through fast food when you're really hungry. I can't knock anything in the car you didn't already, but I might be inclined to hang on to those wheels for a while. If not for this, maybe some day down the road...

    FWIW, I like the idea of fenderless and no rumble seat. If you keep the colors, lose the interior, and maybe something unique in the wheel/tire dept. Steelies are always a good choice, but also becoming really popular. Maybe some period full wheel covers and fat whites. You asked...
  13. Most guys start with a pile of rust and hope to get to where you are, Good score!
  14. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,080


    It was cheap you liar!!:)

    I wouldnt touch a thing! id put it together and use it as is, its so outdated its cool, and the term is resto rod Doug!

    I personally like the interior, alot. i like the whole car, i quess i get that from reading all my dads street rodder magazines from the 70s when the resto rod thing was in.

  15. farmboyhotrodder
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 66

    from PA

    I wouldn't chop it. If you want a choppded top car, sell this one off and buy a chopped 5-window body. Otherwise, build it and drive it.
  16. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,000

    40 & 61 Fords

    It has a similar style to Ed Belkengrens old green & black 32 5w.....the one that was in the GSTA this year.

    I'd bolt it together, and drive it as is, then change it a little at a time. Keeps the number of project cars you have down at least a little!! :)
    Maybe put some American TTO's on it to give it to give it a later 60's vibe.

    Time to come up with a new nickname, Doug...the Falcons seem to be getting squeezed from the nest!!
  17. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,895


    assemble with different wheels (steelies and blackwalls)....remove interior and place in 1992 Astro van.
  18. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,111

    from California

    interiors kind of goofy, but really that would not be a bad looking car put back together with the spokes and out of date interior. nice colors.
  19. Cowtown Speed Shop
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,183

    Cowtown Speed Shop
    from KC

    I like it!!........Drop a motor and trans in it and enjoy it, I think the paint and interior is cool looking. You do not see cars built like this anymore, this was done in a 70's style when street rods (hot rods) were bad ass, long before bare steel and rust holes were cool. finishing that car the way it is would get you my respect, (not like that means anything) Or strip it down to No interior, Flat black paint, and wide whites and be like every other cookie cutter car at the cruise nights...Just my 2 cents
  20. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,171

    from So-Cal

    I guess I would e the only guy to leave it as is for awhile it looks like 1981 again!!! cool car regardless..
  21. brian55lvr
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 603

    from ma

    assemble and drive it-----------------
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,025


    Yep, put a good running engine and trans in it, put it together and drive it. The wheel change is a must but the glass fenders don't bother me as they yell DRIVER and not a prissy show car that one is afraid to drive. I'd probably just work on wearing out the interior but there is probably a street rodder out there going nuts over it right now and chomping at the bit to make an offer on the seats and door panels and other fabric pieces.

    Personally I like the green as I am getting rather tired of seeing seas of black cars at rod trots screaming that "my owner has no frigging imagination and doesn't he know that all of those "black" cars in the black and white pages of the magazines of the 50's weren't black?"
  23. FalconMan
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,370

    from Minnesota

    Jeff.. it was late last night .... I stand corrected 'restro' :)

    The interior is growing on me. My wife loves the paint, which is a plus. She normally does not like the paint on any of the cars I have/had.....

    Chopping the car is out of the question for now unless I were to start from scratch. As it sits, I have 1 inch of head room. I would have to drop the seat and push it back, which makes the rumble totally unusable. Like you said, sell it and buy what I want instead. I will be scrounging the parts I need this summer and more than likely be asking you for advise !

    Thanks again for going to look at it with me !
  24. wingedexpress
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 894


    Put it together as is for now ,drive it ,and don't forget to put a big smile on your face while driving.
  25. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 1,095

    from Alva OK

    The interior is a little to much, but I would run it till I had something better. The green is kinda cool to. Cool car. Even it is too retro, it's way nice already than anything I own.
  26. Bull
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,286


    It really does have a cool 70's resto rod vibe. You stole it . . . and I'm glad you decided to pull the trigger on it, because it kept me outta a whole heap of trouble with my wife!

    I see having 3 sets of wheels & tires for the car -- each of which would give ti a very distinct look.

    Set 1: Keep the True Spokes and radials that are on it.
    Set 2: Old American mags in 15" with big & little radials.
    Set 3: 15" steelies in black with simple Ford caps or baby moons with bias-ply blackwalls.

    Keep the fiberglass fenders. You have them, they fit, they're shiny. Done.

    Change the gauges to old SW's and add an engine turned panel.

    If it were a keeper, I could see a possible re-do on the interior to all black tuck & roll by stichbitch.

    You should pick up some Street Rodder mags from the 70's. This car looks like it jumped right off the pages!

    Can't wait to help you spend some money on it. ;)
  27. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,000

    Rocky Famoso

    Nice score! Assemble it, drive it, and let the car develop over the summer. The modifications will come to you over time. And, smile a lot!
  28. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,281


    Nothin' wrong with plugging in a SBC, a wheel/tire combo of your choice, getting the stance right, & drivin' that sumbich...great score!
  29. tinmann
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,588


    All I've got are blue squares with question marks in them. Why can't I see the pics???????
  30. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    Congrats! I love it....garish 1970's van interior and all!! It ROCKS!!

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