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Projects And the 32 Coupe begins...Finishing another guy's dream...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FalconMan, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Blownfuel
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    Doug,

    I think that interior pattern is called "High Tech Mexican Blanket!" ;-D Subscribed!

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  2. FalconMan
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    Well.....it's all about timing and knowing someone I guess. I'm sure the family was grieving their loss for some time and didn't want to start selling the cars off until they were ready.

    I didn't know the previous owner... just stumbled upon the car through my nephew, who is a friend of the previous owner's grandson. Having a real deuce was on my 'unattainable' list. Even at that, I waited a month to go look at the car because my wife was not too excited with me buying another car.... go figure. I was told I was the first person they offered the car to.... but I can't believe none of the previous owner's buddies were beating down the door to buy it !

    When I finally went to see the car, I was blown away by how nice it was. Titus came with me to verify I was getting all the right stuff. He was impressed as well. Before I got there, I assumed it was a pile of parts that someone made from disassembling a car, not a full up high dollar unfinished build. The son in-law is not a car guy. Has no clue what the old man left behind and probably is not too happy having to deal with a lifetime collection of hot rods and parts. They were firm on their price, which I though was a little high at the time, but now I know it was the deal of the century :). When I went to pick it up it looked like they had sellers remorse. It had been part of the family for 40 years. I quickly loaded it up and drove away before they changed their minds.

    I have owned the car the car for almost two years. All the local car guys I tell about the car all seem to know about the previous owner and the car.... and had wondered what had happened to the deuce in particular. And.... they all of a story or three about the previous owner.

    My understanding is that they have not sold the other cars for some reason. Perhaps they have everything priced a little high or are not trying too hard. I heard they have a barn full of 33-34 sedans somewhere.

    Sorry man you lost out. I've been there before myself......

    Any info you have on the Deuce is appreciated.
     
  3. 327-365hp
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    Looking good man! Love the wheel choice! ;)
     
  4. woodbutcher
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    :D That`s going to be a real sweet ride when finished.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  5. I lost track of this thread after the first few post. I like the vibe!
    Eric
     
  6. nailhead terry
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    Man did he say chopped black hi boy no chopped Washington blue hiboy nice car!
     
  7. FalconMan
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    Ok... 'switching gears'... out with the old, in with the new.

    I had a $100 S10 T5 swap meet tranny in the Deuce. My intent was to run it. But, knowing its a NWC, 4.0 first gear, modified input shaft, unknown condition, I decided to make the switch.

    I bought a rebuilt WC S10 T5 with Camaro gears, new bearings, syncros, etc. First gear is now 2.96. With a 3.50 9 inch rear end, it should be a great match-up. I'm sure I wont regret the change now rather than later.

    Looked around trying to find one. Not easy. Got from 'TransAction' out of CA. http://transactiontransmission.com/ Great guys to deal with.

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  8. Bull
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    How are you going to hook up a speedo?
     
  9. FalconMan
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    With a cable from the tranny to the stock Deuce speedometer.....
     
  10. FalconMan
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    Got some more forward progress on the Deuce. I need to have it done the first week of April for the GSTA show in Minneapolis.

    What I really need to get done in the next two weeks is paint the fenders black. I started off by fitting the fenders to see what issues I may have. The rear are original and the front are re-pops. The Front fenders did not fit worth a crap. A little cutting and welding was in order.

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    Here a few shots of the front:

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    I found an original headlight bar that was already dropped. Trying to decide between the Guide lights and stock.... I like the Guides......

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    I made a rear spreader out of 3/8 wall rolled steel tubing. It needed to be strong for the hitch to pull the teardrop trailer.

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    I decided to mount the plate to the spreader bar. The car is registered with the rare 2 digit plate :)

    Hopefully this next month will go smoothly...... I still need to see it the motor fires up !
     
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  11. Wow, another great car with traceable history.
    Really like how it's coming together!
     
  12. clem
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    Nice car, re the headlights, stick with the stock as every thing else body wise is stock. Just my 3 cents worth.
     
  13. alchemy
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    I agree.
     
  14. ago
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    Do what makes it your car, if you like the guides go with them. the car already has a dropped bar and different rear spreader. Here I thought only fiberglass fenders were a bad fit!!.


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  15. FalconMan
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    Ok... after looking at lots of photos on-line and mocking it up also with a real nice set of original Deuce lights, I'll put the originals on. I will convert them to Halogen bulbs. Thanks for your feedback :)
     
  16. I think you should stop this project right now:eek: I need a project for next winter and this would be perfect:rolleyes: So just sell it to me:cool:
    This will be a nice car when finished! Good Luck with the build.
     
  17. I really like the cream firewall,,heck I like everything about the car.

    As for the fenders we had to do the exact same thing to Dave's confused pickup. HRP
     
  18. FalconMan
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    Ok... been a while since my last update. I have been working my butt off trying to get it ready for the GSTA show this weekend in Minneapolis. Finally got the fenders painted. Did it myself with base / clear in my garage using a turbine HVLP system. Works well.

    I gave up on getting it running to drive in... oh well I won't have to worry about any leaks :) Just need to clean, clean, clean, put on the hood top, and finish the wiring for the lights.

    We have 8-12 inches of snow due Friday morning... oh well... thank God my buddy has an inclosed trailer !

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  19. 4444Design
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    lookin' awesome already

    like the colour combo black 'n green

    lookin' forward to your final touches
     
  20. daddy_o's_diner
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    Man that thing is looking great!

    I see a fun summer coming your way cruising around in this one.


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  21. ss34coupe
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    Turning out nicely. Great work!
     
  22. That car looks great. Can't wait to check it out in person
     
  23. FalconMan
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    Ok... it's done, but didn't have time to fire it up. I was assembling it hours prior to getting it to the GSTA show.

    Here are some photos from setting it up. I am more than pleased to how it turned out.


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  24. 2MNYTYS
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    Doug, the car looked great this weekend at the show. Thanks for bringing it down.
     
  25. FalconMan
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    Thanks ! The show was awesome. I was very glad to be part of it. A lot of very nice cars were there.

    Doug
     

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