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Hot Rods A great honor has been bestowed upon me....the 32 ford survivor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by titus, Jan 6, 2022.

  1. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Very cool coupe and even better story! Congrats!
     
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  2. titus
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    Theres some subtitles on the pics but Louie bought the car around 1962-64 (neither seem to remember) from Gordy, Gordy bought it as a roller in South Saint Paul mn in 1954/55 ish, it was already chopped, Gordy installed the flathead, changes the dash, chrome plated a bunch of stuff and put different wheels and tires on it, and did a bunch of body work and prepped it for paint.
     
  3. titus
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    thats just stock but yeah alot had a spare tire bracket.

    i dont plan on changing much of anything, just the wheels and tires as i mentioned.
     
  4. Tman
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    History follows you my friend. Couldn't have picked a better home for it.
     
  5. Awesome! What a neat coupe! Also, nice to meet you at the Burger box last month.
     
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  6. SPEC
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    Great History, I know you will have loads of fun with it!
     
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  7. lippy
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    These are the Happy ending stories I love. What a great car!! Congratulations! Lippy:)
     
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  8. Squablow
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    That's great, a car with real history and pictures to match, untouched (relatively) since it's original build date in the 50's, a real treasure.
     
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  9. Davesblue50
    Joined: Oct 25, 2021
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    Excellent story and beautiful car! Love his 36 model truck too. Wow just wow.
     
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  10. Corn Fed
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    There isn't a better caretaker for that car. I'm sure you'll love it as much if not more than Louie and Gordy did.
     
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  11. wicarnut
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    Kool ! Congrats ! Enjoy !
     
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  12. Tim
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    That’s fantastic man!
     
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  13. The37Kid
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    Great way to start off 2022! Have fun with it. Bob
     
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  14. Congratulations! now find yourself a set of reproduction sedan delivery rear bumper irons and pull that bumper closer to the car, the photo of the rear of my sedan shows the sedan delivery bumber irons. HRP

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. I agree with you Danny .

    Tommy
     
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  16. jim snow
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    Most excellent.Congrats! Snowman ⛄️
     
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  17. Well deserved! Congrats!
     
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  18. Wow!!
    You are blessed!
     
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  19. I'll be over in a few years.....just to help you keep it going.....hint hint.....
     
  20. Stogy
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    My eyes glossed right over your mention...perfect. I look forward to your sharing more of the adventures with this time capsule and old friend you've come to know...
     
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  21. UNSHINED 2
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    @titus Looks like a good candidate for The Showdown at Sanford Field.....maybe?
     
  22. i.rant
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    Happy ending for you!;)
     
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  23. WB69
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    Good for you. I, like you, like the white wall look also and agree with Danny on the rear bumper brackets.
     
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  24. continentaljohn
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    Wicked cool hotrod Jeff and your buddy knew it was in great hands when it was going to you. I can’t wait to see it and she looks like a perfect time capsule .
     
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  25. I believe the word "Karma" applies well in this instance. Well Done and congrats !
     
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  26. titus
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    Sorry, there wont be any repro parts on this one, or modifications to it as its really been this way since the mid 50s and it wont be changed anytime soon, the car is basically a 99% original survivor with all of the original parts to the car used, of a course there are some new mechanical service parts and new wiring too. A few other bits that were put on it (like the air cleaners) when i went thru the car will be switched back to original parts, things start getting changed and it just starts blending in with all the other stuff. and of course i dont mind all that other stuff and if i was doing a new built it might get tucked in bumpers but this one wont.

    JEFF
     
  27. titus
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    Nice to meet you too, i have a couple more trips back to texas still dealing with the parts warehouse and ill do my best to make it back to the Burger Box.

    jeff
     
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  28. indyjps
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    Great car, please post more detail pics when you have an opportunity.

    Has it been flat black since it was built?
     
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  29. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
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    its actually dark grey and splotchy, im not sure of the finish when Gordy got it in 1954/55 ish but Gordy was working on it to get it ready to paint and i would guess it got put in gray primer in the late 50s so its, i need to call Gordy and ask more questions about it.

    jeff
     
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