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Hot Rods 32 Ford 5 window race car junkyard via ebay score

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Don Moyer, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. dirty mikey
    Joined: Oct 1, 2007
    Posts: 136

    dirty mikey
    from chicago IL

    hey black jack how long did it take to get that body straightened out?
  2. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 10,020

    Member Emeritus

    This is an after picture of a $75 race car. That was in 1965 though. Kind of looks like yours.

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  3. fms427
    Joined: Nov 17, 2006
    Posts: 864


    WOW - I was going north on US23 yesterday afternoon and saw this going south -I wondered about it - glad you posted !! Junkyard looks like Millington - was it ?? Great find!!
  4. That cage looks just like the one in that model A dirt car I just picked up, I'm kinda in the same shoes as you about that car.

  5. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,915


    The Modern Font of the lettering was a dead givaway that it had seen paint in the last few years. I would take the body back to stock and then get to building a nice 50s style hotrod.
  6. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,190


  7. Jackbolt
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 180


    I think ya made a great buy! I would have drug it home in a New York minute. I say restore it to it's oval track glory days!
  8. Junkyard Jan
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
    Posts: 739

    Junkyard Jan
    Member Emeritus

    My buddy Jackbolt (Danny) just sent me this link and I completely agree. This Deuce is a real race car, not a street type hot rod, the original driver is still around, it has a verifiable history and should be put back together as such. I see you live in Mentor. I live just south of you in Niles, OH. I'm a member of the VARC and we have exhibition races in Ohio, Indiana and western PA. Our club is all about showing the past to modern fans through displays at race tracks and actual track time to show your stuff....:D The look on kid's faces when you let them sit in your race car is priceless by itself. My buddy and I have a' 60s built '34 Chevy coupe originally from IN. and a '70s Gremlin bodied east coast modified and the fun of it all is wonderful. Believe me, if you put her back into race form, you'll never regret it..:)

  9. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Great score Don. That car was raced right in my back yard. Auto City Speedway, Dixie Motor Speedway, and Tri-City Speedway are all in our local area. I somehow missed the E-Bay listing or I would have been bidding against you.
    There is another great '32 5w oval track veteran in this area also that Fuelpump and I have been trying to buy for years. Just about the time we get close the guy pulls the rug from under us. We WILL keep trying.
    Again, congratulations.

  10. john56h
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,767


  11. malkintent
    Joined: Sep 3, 2007
    Posts: 442


    thats a very cool story
    what did he say when he stopped by?
  12. gbones32coupe
    Joined: Jan 1, 2007
    Posts: 725


    It is in better shape than mine go for it turn it back into a hot rod You can't kill the hot rod in that car. It came close to the crusher a few times I bet.
  13. Mercmad
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,383

    from Brisvegas

    The coupe reminds me of my own Chev roadster which was dirt tracked for years and AJ Foyts '32 coupe which was in the same condition when resto started. you can see Aj Foyts yellow '32 coupe in this slide show .\just click on 'dream of speed'.
  14. Looks like,he's still got the "winners gleam" in his eyes,too cool. Thanks for sharing the story with us.;)
  15. Evilfordcoupe™
    Joined: May 22, 2001
    Posts: 1,819


    Thats pretty darn cool!!

  16. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    from Minnesota

    History very cool & Russ is alive > 2 legends live on!
  17. jonzcustomshop
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,927


    I would keep it a vintage race car.
    That USHRA sticker has to go though, unless you are going to turn it into a monster truck!
  18. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,449


    Don Great score. I seen that and thought man that is gonna go high. I did not even book mark ot for that reason. Good job, I am glad a old racer i getting it and not gonna get horded in a pile behind some rich mans house to rot

  19. fiat128
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,427

    from El Paso TX

    If it was mine...

    I'd make a rod similar to what Blackjack did, keeping as much of the orginal paint to keep the story of the race car (and the John Deere oil pressure gage).

    Somehow I don't think you're going to be putting it back on dirt track and try to win local trophies with it so make a driveable hot rod out of it with the story to tell how it was a survivor race car.
  20. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    By his belt buckle he must still be a Ford man.
    Great story.... thanks.
  21. I'd replace the bottom 6" of it, put it on a '32 frame with flathead power, banjo rear, v8 trans... and then letter it up like Russ had it with Firestone Dirt tires in the back and ribbed fronts up front... and drive it on the street.

  22. I am going to try and make some room in the garage tomorrow and survey the car closely. This body is a lot ruffer than the pictures show. Hot rod or race car? Maybe it will tell me......Thanks Dan for the going with me to pick it up and for the use of your truck!
  23. fatabone
    Joined: Nov 3, 2003
    Posts: 1,437


    Way to go Don...and the story to go with it. Wow! Think we might get to see it do some laps in the Latimore mud? I don't think Clark would mind you hitting his mud pit.....For some reason that just doesn't sound right:D
  24. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,466

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    That's awesome!! I have always wanted an old dirt car, too!!
  25. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,430


    Paint it bright yellow, chop it and put steelies on it. Ha! Ha! just kidding. Why dont you ask russ how he would have always liked to see it. just a thought.
  26. what an awesome find!
  27. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,071

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Cool Story Don,
    I think I would return it to its racing form.
    It would be cool to own an old race car and restore it.
    Rough for sure. You have your hands full on that one.
  28. kickass!

    I think it would be a crime and a serious disservice to the car to do anything other than dragcar. Up to you to restore it to the way it was when Russ drove it, but turning that thing into a daily-driver or anything else would be like raping a nun. You just don't do it, man.
  29. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,800


    Seeing you asked ..... will you ever use it as a race car? If so go that way, if not, its a waste of a 32, then doing it as a steeter in the vein of a race car might be the go.
  30. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 4,824


    Anyone else notice on that sign it says that Mr Kilburn "recently discovered he still had this race car in the back of his barn".

    Is it still a barn find when you found it in your own barn? :)

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