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Almost a Barn Find.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Miayota, May 29, 2012.

  1. Miayota
    Joined: Jul 30, 2011
    Posts: 7

    from 305

    It is extremely difficult to any type of classic cars down in Miami, Fl. let alone a 1932 Ford AA truck. It belongs to an old widow whose husband passed away 20 years ago. After knocking on the door for several days she finally came to the door and gave me her sons number. He told me the truck belonged to his father and all the original sheet metal is in the attic, and that is the original frame as-well. He would selling it for $2500. The cab has been sitting there for over 30+ years and is pretty bad. I have a 289 V8 for a 68 Mustang at home. I have 3 Q's for you all:
    1)Do you guys think a nice Rat Rod / Channeled can come out of this cab? 2)Would an S10 frame work for this or the original frame would be better?
    3)If I spend a total of $7500. Would I be able to recoup my $ back if I ever sell it?

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  2. That's not a '32.
  3. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 2,377

    from Indiana

    And don't use the "R" word here please! This is a traditional Hotrod site.
  4. 28-29 model A closed cab.
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  5. Lol.

    Firstly i'd steer clear of the "Rat Rod" term around here. You'll get your ass handed to you for it.

    Secondly thats not a '32, its a '28 / '29 Model A. Its hard to see in the first pic but the chassis next to it is probably the original chassis for it. It looks like a Model A chassis.
  6. 2-TONED
    Joined: Jan 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,683


    28/9 ford.
    NO on the S-10 frame.
    2500 is too much!
  7. sawbuck
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,865

    from 06492 ct

    if you put 7500 into it you should get about 3000 for it if you sell it..
  8. mcnally351
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
    Posts: 421

    from boston

    rat rod and s10 frames are bad words on this forum, just a warning. As for the potential of the project, thats for you to figure out what your ability is, matched with funds. I wouldn't be looking at a body on the ground as a way to make your money back, more how much can you benefit from the build, like cruising it or pride of building it . good luck
  9. screwball
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,761


    oh just go for it you should be able to sell it at Barret Jackson for big bucks they love 32 Ford S-10 rat rods.
  10. noclubjoe
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 639


  11. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,621


    I like all your ideas. I think you should weld some rebar into spider webs and put those on the truck. Also skulls and iron crosses. Those are very traditional.

    If you feel like going the extra mile paint the wheels red
  12. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,009

    Slick Willy

    Is this for real?
    A. Barn find?
    B. calling an unknown a '32?
    C. Rat Rod?
    D. S-10?
    E. What's it worth?

    Wheres HollieHolliday??!!??
  13. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,652


    somewhere out there people are being instructed to mount nice old bodys on s10 chasiss. how did this get started? please stop this maddness.
  14. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Original frame? The frame next to the cab in the first pic looks like it has IFS already and Vette rims................................

    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,259


    It looks like it already has the late model Vette wheels, thats a good start
  16. Chopped 66 Bug
    Joined: Apr 5, 2012
    Posts: 214

    Chopped 66 Bug

    Hell for that much, I'd try and get him to come off the price some and buy it. If the rest of the metal is in the attic it may be in good shape and the cab might be saved, haed to tell in your pics. Even if you change your mind someone would be interested in the parts. Save it from going back to the earth. See what else is stashed in the barn.

    Just my 2 cents worth..
  17. Ok to be real here, you should be able to buy that for somewhere around $500-$1500 bucks. Ditch the idea of an S-10, and never use the word "Rat Rod" again. They are just a bunch of shit put together to kill someone! Do some research on how to build a cool pickup on a budget without using junk that is not supposed to go on cars, and you will be set. If you plan on getting your money back out of it, I sure hope you are really talented with your hands, have alot of tools available, and can build most everything yourself. Just my $.02!
  18. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,834


    Those vette wheels aren't 30 years old
  19. OLDSKEWL61
    Joined: Feb 8, 2006
    Posts: 565


    way far out! squaresville daddio!!!! roflmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. tinmann
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,589


    Miayota, welcome to the HAMB. Sort of a warm fuzzy place doncha think??
  21. SquireDon
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 600

    from Oregon


    You won't get any real help here now. You said "R**rod, and S-10, so you are now just getting dumped on. Restart HAMB under another name, or join the HAMB commenter protection program.

    Also you might want to do an official Introduction, this might save you from the couch HAMBER police who monitor all threads. :p
  22. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    I've seen a few nice builds on the HAMB that started with just a cowl and a dream. Depending on your skill level, it could be done. Good luck.

    And RR's don't get a pass here!

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  23. It should be worth about 900.00 or so there's a sucker born every min
  24. rld14
    Joined: Mar 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,609


    Wait.. you said "Nice Rat Rod". That's like "Pleasant Cancer" or "Desirable rotted floors" or "Joyous root canal".
  25. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290


  26. Thread is in a Death spiral.....
  27. loranzo46
    Joined: Apr 18, 2007
    Posts: 89

    from pa

    No more than 1500 like miss B said. Use the original frame modify and stiffen it. Ditch the S10 idea. If he's owned that long should have title too. You can build a nice piece with that and call it a hot rod not the R word since that's a sin on here. Do a little homework to find out the real year search 28-32 ford trucks find the differences you can figure it out by searching. Just my 2cents!
  28. forty7ford
    Joined: May 6, 2012
    Posts: 204

    from Iowa

    Lmfao, I'm gonna save that picture.
  29. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Im not gonna bash you.If your talents are put a body on an existing frame,Go with a 50's pickup with an s10 frame.The 29 cab is too narrow, Original frames are only good for parts.Square rails are cheap to buy...Frames need alot of knowledge and talent,Go for a 50's pickup////////With an S10 frame
  30. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,893


    thats not a 32 Ford, and S10 frames do not look good under model A bodies. Independent front suspension is ugly.

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