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Hot Rods 32 Ford sedan progress report ...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3 Deuces, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. 3 Deuces
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 55

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    I rarely post here as I am more of a lurker. My skills are much better at working on 32 Fords than typing and posting photos. A few of you has been complaining to me for being slack and not posting, so here goes. A few on you may remember that Deuce Roadster ( Randy ) and I went to Mississippi to get a 1932 Ford sedan a while back.

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    It had been off the road since 1967.

    I have it off the frame and have been working on the body. The cowl vent area needed a little " lead work "

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    My good friend Steve ... used to be a professional body guy and he works a lead paddle expertly ... so he is helping me with the lead work. Steve also lurks here on the HAMB. He has a nice 40 Mercury Kustom.

    Here is the 32 frame ... with a 34 style crossmember. The rear is a 9 inch Ford riding on coil springs and the front will be a dropped I beam with split wishbones.

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  2. Caddy-O
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    Lokks like a couple of ol' pros gettin' things done.
     
  3. 3 Deuces
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    I have new wood installed in the sedan. I also have a new floor in the car.

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    The new floor is made to match up with the recessed firewall. I did not really like any of the readily available dash inserts so I had a guy cast this one up. I polished it and then added the engine turning to it. I was going for a 50's retro look but yet have something not commercially available ... even in the 50's.

    I installed coupe/roadster wheelwells in the sedan so I could run a decent tire under the sedan and the tires/rims still be under the fenders.

    Wanting to add this sedan to the garage

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    I am building the sedan out of left over parts and pieces I have gathered over the years, so progress has been a little slow. I will try to post a little more often and keep up on the progress reports.

    I really enjoy looking at the progress others makes on their projects.

    3 Deuces :D
     
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  4. captainjunk#2
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    thats a nice car you two do nice work thank you for taking the time to post some photos ,
     

  5. Buster,,,the sedan is really starting to take shape,,love the dash insert,,,and always admire the quility of work that comes out of your shop.

    Now about your Hamb name,,,ever think of changing it to 4 Deuces?:D HRP
     
  6. sodas38
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    Wow, very cool. That gauge panel is killer!!
     
  7. Sparkswillfly
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
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    from Colorado

    Hey, I like sedan's......
    Very nice start to a cool car!
     
  8. 2-TONED
    Joined: Jan 31, 2005
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    lookin GOOOOD!!
    nice line up!!
     
  9. kustomizingkid
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    Wow... I have no doubt that car will be STUNNING when it is finished!
     
  10. Casey
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  11. blackout
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    Man that build has some nice touches.
     
  12. Deuce Roadster
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    I love 32 Ford progress reports :D

    Looking good ... as usual.
     
  13. Buster,,is the machined turned metal insert the sheet aluminum type Speedway sells or did you make it yourself?

    How did you drill it out for gauges without destroying it? I know that stuff is thin.
    HRP

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  14. brady1929
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    very nice, i love 32 sedans
     
  15. Deuce Roadster
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    Because I know that 3 Deuces is a Infrequent vistor here and rarely posts ... I can tell you that he made the machined insert ... it is stainless steel. He took a piece of stainless, cut it to fit and then did the engine turning on it. HRP ... I know you have been to his old shop, but his new home shop is even nicer and cleaner ( if possible ). :)

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  16. 3wLarry
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    aarrrgh...
     
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  17. brewsir
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    Wow...I could build myself a brand new shop....never use it ...and it still wouldn't be that nice! Beautiful work on the car!
     
  18. Southfork
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    Did you lead in the cowl vent? Just curious. Lots were done that way in the day, but it seems that the trend today is to have a working cowl vent.
     
  19. 63Compact
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    That guage panel flat out rules!
     
  20. ro51_hemi
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    from York,Pa

    sedan looks great,,that's a clean shop
     
  21. willysguy
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    from Canada

    That looks like a well laid out shop. Anymore pictures of it by chance?
     
  22. Rusty
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    Man that is super, love the shop

    Rusty
     
  23. Royalshifter
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    from California

    Coil spring ride will be sweet.
     
  24. Deuce Roadster
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    A few more ...

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  25. Deuce Roadster
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    He has a super place to work and the equipment to do it also. But he also has the talent to USE all that stuff. :D

    He has been a great friend and very much a great help on my Deuce projects. Both of my cars ... are what they are because of Buster. He has been a very big part of the builds on the roadster and the 3W coupe.

    Randy
     
  26. Jeez, that shop is unbelievable! I think he has every piece of equipment you would ever need. Very nice! The sedan looks to be coming along very well too. If his friend ever wants to cast some more dash inserts, I'd want one for sure.
     
  27. I remember hearing a story about the owner of this first class shop.

    A visitor had noticed that when he finished using a tool, rather than just lay it down where he was, he would walk back over to wherever it belongs and put it back in it's proper place.

    The visitor commented that it sure seemed like a lot of extra walking to do that, so why did he?

    He replied that it was easier to put it back than try to remember where he had left it when he needed it again! ;)

    For many people, he is "living the dream" with that wonderful shop he has! (and it couldn't belong to a nicer guy either!)

    Of course, one cannot ignore the cars that have received the benefit of this man's talent!
     
  28. redhumphries
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    How have you been MR Buster RED
     
  29. bonesy
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    Great look. I love the dash treatment.
     
  30. billylo
    Joined: May 20, 2007
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    I don't have to worry about my shop ever being that clean. You would have to be able to get inside of it, before you could clean it. LOL.
     

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