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Hot Rods 32 ford cabriolets versus 32 ford roadsters

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flatheadjohn47, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. continentaljohn
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    @tdog great looking cab and don’t think I have seen that one any more pictures.

    A few more I have collected 337F3971-B9D1-4D9A-AE0F-657CD1FD5533.jpeg 2CEE2457-5040-4B83-A4D7-01B4A99FAB0D.jpeg 66E4E447-4857-4584-99CA-4BC9F9C8E32D.jpeg
     
  2. continentaljohn
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    @Fortunateson yeah a good laidback windshield doesn’t hurt the look at all:D kind like this one as well. 7BBFAF68-20B7-432E-AA58-57A34149ADF8.jpeg
     
  3. Hamtown Al
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    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

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    ^^^When I got it with a 32-34 Ford 4 banger, downdraft carb, with 5 spd trans, 8" rear and 4WDB. In same hot rod family since May 5, 1942 until it got to me.
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    ^^^Today with 1965 Buick Gran Sport 425 cu in engine and original factory two four barrel carbs... and the switch pitch turbo 400 automatic transmission that was also in the Gran Sport... to my knowledge the engine and trans were last bolted together at the factory.;):)
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    ^^Note 40 Ford dash. Ice cream was devine!:D
     
  4. The37Kid
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    Thanks continentaljohn for posting that one! If I win the Lottery I'm driving up to Massachusetts and buying it. Bob
     
  5. cabriolethiboy
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    Mine has been on the road since '98
     
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  7. SPEC
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    In England they made the 32 Cabriolet in 1932 and 1933.
     
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  8. There was a red highboy '32 cabrio in one of the car mags in the '70s that I stared at for hours.
    Here's one that was recently for sale, previously owned by a guy here in the PHX area.
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    And a shot of it at the first Arizona Hot Rod Hundred back in 2014.
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  9. squirrel
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    that looks just like Steve's old car
     
  10. continentaljohn
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    @agshelby your Cabriolet is perfect in every way. I remember seeing the car over 20 years ago and looked just as nice. At that time it had red wheels and red air cleaner and will have to look at the pictures to see what else was changed.
    I like this modern version of it with laidback windscreen and chopped top 72721A74-F766-42C2-AFE4-F22C4A7C2482.jpeg
     
  11. continentaljohn
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    @Hamtown Al awesome cabriolet and love the threads you had on the build and adventures. One of the things I really do enjoy is the option top on or off. In the 25 plus years owning my cab the top has only been on a few times crazy 1FC0D09C-77D0-40D8-A995-D2D9B7C24B8F.jpeg
     
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  12. Hamtown Al
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    Thanks for the kind words. I'm honored that anybody even looks at my threads.:)
    My top is always on... but seldom up!!:D
    Having a cover to use when it is down is more appealing to my eye but I've got a buddy with a 36 cabriolet that likes his top down, too, but never had a cover made for his... to each his own.;):D
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  13. I’ll throw an Edsel into the mix, looks to be a one of one. Autorama 2017.
     

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  14. rotten ron
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    About 7 years ago I came across an ad on the internet for a 1932 Ford Cabriolet. The car was hot rodded in the early 60's and came out of the San Fernando Valley, CA. As a young man I would see this car on cruise nights on Van Nuys Boulevard. I called the number and Richard Rawlings answered, "Gas Monkey Garage." It set me back for a moment. Anyway, we discussed the car and I was fairly sure it was the car that I saw years ago. Richard said he bought the Cabriolet in Texas along with 3 or 4 other cars. The following week I got on a plane to see the car. After looking at it Rawlings had changed a few things. It had different headlights and he painted the wheels from red to cream but it was the car I saw on Van Nuys. The car was built pretty well for a 1960 hot rod. In order to buy it, it was a condition that I would appear on the Fast and Loud TV show. So phony! I had the car for about 6 years and thought I wanted a 356 Porsche Outlaw more. WRONG. I have owned a couple of roadsters prior to this but I enjoyed owning a car that had a top that I could put up and windows I could roll up. It's not always sunny and warm in California. I have regretted selling the Cab. Ron
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