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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by doorgod64, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. doorgod64
    Joined: Jan 29, 2012
    Posts: 24

    from California

    Varying Opinions on what should've been done with her…
    1932 Ford Tudor, alive and well.
    Driven by it's original owner from 1932 - 1947.
    Stored in a mid-west barn from 1947 to 2012.
    Relocated her to So CA, went through the mechanicals and she's done.
    I'm now the second registered owner.
    She'll remain an "unrestored" driver as long as I own her.

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  2. Looks good to me, mine was owned by the original family and had sat for many years until I got it more than 20 years ago.

    Needless to say,I hot rodded it and when my mom's health declined I sold it to help her with medical expenses only to buy it back from the gentleman's widow after he passed away 2 years ago.

    So I am the second owner & the forth owner. HRP

  3. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,124


    You got it right - leave it as it is - that is a great find!

  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,325


    What a great find, thanks for posting the photos and history. Bob
  5. henry roberts
    Joined: Oct 26, 2013
    Posts: 46

    henry roberts
    from australia


    you just can't fake original.
  6. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,650


    nice of you to do that for mom! plus you got it back.
  7. Rod it, don't paint it.
  8. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 4,955

    from Ks

  9. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,733


    Classic looks and lines never go out of style.

    A great story and history always help make it ever better.

    A rare find for sure. Jimbo
  10. capt ronn
    Joined: Nov 30, 2013
    Posts: 31

    capt ronn

    Great car cool story, good for you!
  11. Holy shit! You just don't see originals anymore. You've got the single coolest story to tell folks when you can say that everything in your Ford was there when John Dillinger was still living. And that is cool. :D
  12. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,671


    Love it, let it be.
  13. studebaker eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,514

    studebaker eric
    from Diablo Ca.

    Drive her, enjoy her. Sweet old car. That she's a duece, even better.
  14. jfreakofkorn
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 2,640


    real nice un restored vehicle =)
  15. Very good on ya. I'd just give it a sponge bath & rub some liniment on it. My dad never could afford car polish so he would just use a lightly oiled rag. Wish I could find one in a barn.
  16. doorgod64
    Joined: Jan 29, 2012
    Posts: 24

    from California

    This 1932 Ford Tudor is close to 99% original, 51k original miles. There are just a few minor items missing which I’m working on locating (rear seat ashtrays & passenger side engine splash pan). The car is close to cosmetically the way I found it. There is no evidence of it being wrecked or repaired anywhere. The fenders have none of the typical cracks and only a few dents and dings. It is quite amazing how straight the body is after all these years. It has all of the original paint, glass and what’s left of the mohair interior.

    I’ve tried to leave the original patina in most areas, but some items just had to be cleaned up. I worked on this car, on and off for six months, getting it safe, road worthy and drivable. I rebuilt the engine, which amazingly was the original 1932 standard bore 21 stud flathead V-8 with a Detroit Lubricator carburetor. I went through the transmission and driveline and had the original radiator and fuel tank rebuilt. I replaced all of the bearings, bushings, mechanical brake components, tie rod ends, fuel lines, tires & tubes, etc. Unfortunately all of the original rubber hoses, fuel line and wiring had to be replaced as well due to rot.
  17. That car is incredible. It would be a shame to mess with it.
  18. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,546

    from Raytown Mo

    Wow! I'm curious as to what it looks like cleaned up! It's amazing what happens with some buffing and elbow grease.

    I think only in California could you get away with leaving the car as is with out it continuing to rapidly degrade. A car like that out here would last a summer before it was noticeably worse off.

    I'd love to see some video of it running when you get that far :)

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  19. doorgod64
    Joined: Jan 29, 2012
    Posts: 24

    from California

    For those that say I should Hot Rod it, drop it, chop it, prime it, paint it, etc… I respectfully decline to do so. I have hot rods, a couple of 32's, and will continue to spend time building them in the future. I only have one completely original Deuce and there aren't many more around. it's the easiest one to maintain/show. I don't have to wipe it down and probably gets the most attention everywhere it gets driven.
    "And that's all I'm gunna say about that!"

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  20. It's perfect !!!!!
  21. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,344

    Model A Gomez

    Only original once, leave it and enjoy it.
  22. billsill45
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
    Posts: 784

    from SoCal

    As much as I love hot rods, I would never have the heart to molest a car this original. A tip of the cap to you for preserving this '32 ... many of us never get the chance to see a complete and running, truely original car of this era. I hope that you will bring it out to some of the SoCal car events ... it would be great to see it.
  23. Don Martin
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
    Posts: 156

    Don Martin
    from West Tenn

    Enjoy it as is. Not many left like it.
  24. hotrodhoodlum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
    Posts: 5,278


    it is done end of story
    enjoy it in health
  25. Solospeedshop
    Joined: Jan 27, 2009
    Posts: 513


    LIVER Alone Cheese Mine!
  26. LuckyFordGuy
    Joined: Jun 13, 2008
    Posts: 272


    I love it just drive it looks GREAT Rog
  27. lahti35
    Joined: May 23, 2004
    Posts: 137


    Perfect! Slap any hand holding a cut off wheel that gets within 10'.
  28. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    Should be restored, so it will be preserved. Luckily, it's not mine.
  29. that is one sweet ride, enjoy the heck out of it!

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