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Art & Inspiration 32 sees daylight again

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The 39 guy, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. The 39 guy
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    Had a fun Sunday with some friends moving this 32 from a long time storage. IMG_2209R.jpg
    I have not been able to take part in very many of these barn find type expeditions so I glad that I was able to help with this one.

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    Duane on the left is the proud owner of this 32. It has been in his family for many decades. It was the only means of transportation for his family for many years and his father used to haul refrigerators on the back bumper for his refrigeration business.Hi mother put that dent in the right side and never drove again.....
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    Some early flatheads, a 32 rear end and some fenders to replace the well used and and often repaired originals.
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    When you sit virtually undisturbed for 15 years you get a little dusty. Good news is there were no signs of mice or rats.
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    Another shot of the engines.
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    The light at the end of the 25 year tunnel
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    Lots of parts. Origin and usefulness to be determined later
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    Lots of wheels. I counted 12. The tires on the car were flat as they can get so we had to put some rollers on it to move it.
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    We had to move the parts out of the way to get the car out.
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    I spied this 40 trans in the parts mix. I want to look inside that puppy and see if it has some usable parts....
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    Daylight at last! IMG_2219R1.jpg
    Closeup of a happy owner
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    The owner plans to restore the car to original.
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    This looks like a very clean almost rust free car. A rare thing theses days.
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    It probably is so rust free because it was last licencesnsed in 1965 and has been in dry storage in central Washington all of this time.
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    Tucked away in the trailer for the trip to it's new home and future restoration.
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    It took two trucks and trailers to get all of this stuff transported. It was a fun day with cooperative weather at only 80 degrees . Had some good fun with some old and some new friends. Just had to share it with the HAMB community which think will appreciate it.
     
  2. I consider any Deuce that has been sitting undisturbed and hidden away as long as that car to be a Holy Grail,sure it's a family piece but it's rare in these days and times to be involved in unearthing such a original car.

    And a day with friends makes it a lot of fun,looking forward to seeing more as the car is brought back to life.

    I even like the old finish. HRP
     
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  3. alchemy
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    That looks like a truly fun way to spend a day.

    We moved a 40 Tudor from a barn to my garage a week ago, but it wasn't near as much fun. Even after a trip to the car wash on the way home, the thing still stunk like mice and barn swallows.
     
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  4. MAD 034
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    I wonder how it would look if a guy "preserved" it vs. "restoring" it. Might be kinda cool IMHO. A damn nice deuce for sure.
     
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  5. brady1929
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    Great story. Congrats.
     
  6. The 39 guy
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    I figured you would enjoy this post Danny! Duane did recall some interesting stories of his time with family in this car. One I found interesting was the one he told about dropping his dads wrenches one at a time out of a crack in the right rear quarter window. Said he got in a lot of trouble for that.
    I will probably not be involved too much in this restoration but if I see something worth sharing I will be sure to post it up.

    40 years ago that had been sitting at the edge of a wheat field for many years......I can still remember that foul smell and the mess.

    I did not take any interior shots of the car but as it sits it will need considerable work to make it habitable. This car would certainly show how one man kept an old ford running and useful for many years as he used it for his only transportation for work and family up until 1965. As a survivor it would certainly give folks a look into that part of it's history but personally I think that pictures and Duane's reciting of his memories of the car would suffice to tell that story while his life long dream to restore the car will fulfill his needs and wants for the car. Can you imagine what conversations would come from seeing this car at a show or run with old Frigidaire refrigerator lashes to the bumper?
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    Two pieces of all thread protrude through the body at the arrows. They were used for securing the refrigerators. The rear bumper was also reinforced to carry the weight. I wonder if the spare was removed to accommodate the fridge.
     
  7. The 39 guy
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    One of the participants in this adventure just sent me this picture of the interior. Thanks Steve!
     
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  10. mgtstumpy
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    Wow, they are still out there. Amazing stuff!
     
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  13. Atwater Mike
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    An 'older' friend of mine rescued a '32 Tudor (Model B) from a Santa Clara barn in '52. The car was dirty, 1/2" of fine dust covered the entire thing.
    I was 'elected' to help wash it, and was amazed to see the green body against those nice black fenders!
    Johnny Perreira was 15, I was 10.
    He would later astound me with its performance...after his Dad built the 4 banger up with goodies from Cragar, Rajo, and Cyclone. Sure felt like Boof's big Merc in his '32 roadster...
    I was puzzled how half as many cylinders could make more power than V8s. :eek: In time, I'd 'get it'...
     
  14. That interior shot sums it up for me. What a nice old car.
     
  15. Jalopy Joker
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    great ride - great story - his Family, his memories - just great that it will be saved
     
  16. The 39 guy
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    Here are a few pictures submitted by the crew tonight. I am happy that many of you have enjoyed the pictures of this excellent adventure.

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  17. Hankster32
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    Don't restore that car sell it to that guy in Leavenworth he has a shortage of two door sedans. :) Make it run and stop then see what you want to do with it. I vote to leave it as is just cleaned up.
     
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  18. The 39 guy
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    Shortage, You should be stacking them by now;). Good to hear from you Hank
     
  19. rusty bill
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    Going to be a fun project no mater which direction it heads. It would be neat to see it show up at the flathead run someday. UAA 462 , 462nd car licensed in Okanogan county, Washington, State in 1963.
     
  20. Nice old Deuce! Darn, I just came through Wenatchee last Wednesday and I would have loved to see it. I was able to stop and see Dave Mehelich's and John Eder's shops though.
     
  21. alchemy
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    That is an early production 32. It has early dash, hood latches, visors, and probably more. Look at the serial number on the frame right inside the firewall foot and see how early. Also look on the subrail crossbar right in front of the front seats, in the middle. It will have a couple letters and a number showing what plant it was built in and the number Tudor it was to roll down the line.
     
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  22. The 39 guy
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    I hope it shows up there also. There has been some talk of seeing if the old engine will run in the next few weeks.

    Well you got to see two out of three of the 32 guys while you were here. That 32 chassis you saw at Eder's belongs to one of the crew that was involved in this 32 adventure.

    That will be fun to look up alchemy. Thanks for the input.
     
  23. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Wow, neat find! Thanks for sharing.
     
  24. Hamtown Al
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    ^^^^^Ditto!!!:)
     
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  25. I will be following this closely as I have a '32 4 door sedan with about the same history. I am busy with other projects so this one just sits. Mine is a 4 cylinder deluxe car. It was originally driven out from the East Coast in about 1950 and stored in a shed for 40 years. I bought it in about 1990 and have had it in my garage since. The few original parts that were missing have been located. Mine will probably be restored or get mild speed equipment on the original engine along with hydraulic brakes and Kelsey wheels. Maybe I will just clean it up and drive it. There is a very good book called "The 1932 Ford Book" that you might consider getting, https://www.earlyfordv8.org/Shop.cfm?id=15&pid=2. As need in Post #23 it is an early car, if you post the serial number (use XXX for the last 3 digits) someone might be able to give you some interesting information.

    Charlie Stephens
     
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  26. Tim
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    Very cool! Hopefully they send you some photos of it all washed off!
     

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