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Projects At last! The long awaited first drive! Mart's 32 Ford Sedan hits the UK roads!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mart, Aug 15, 2021.

  1. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Yup! The title says it all. I bought the 32 Sedan over 10 years ago and only recently (almost accidentally) started working on getting it running and driving. It was my retirement/lockdown keep myself busy project. I concentrated on just the bare essentials and as a result I have 32 Ford Hot Rod that is the essence of simplicity. Thanks to Geoff for helping, and to Trevor and Tim for the extra video footage. But mostly thanks to you, the people that have doggedly viewed my videos and always responded with words of encouragement. Cheers!
     
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  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Oh hell yeah! Congrats mart!

    im about half way threw your previous video right now but can’t wait to see it motoring down the street! Fantastic! Another one finds the road!
     
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    Congratulations @Mart !​
     
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  4. slim38
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Awesome! Congrats man. Youve done a great job.
     
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  5. That sure reminds me of taking my 32 out for that first spin.
    It’s a great day!
    Well done!
     
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  6. Jalopy Joker
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    Super
     
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  7. BrerHair
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    Fantastic. Congrats!
     
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  8. AWESOME job Mart. First ride is always a rush. Congratulations.
     
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  9. @Mart try one of these :eek:

    stoplight3.jpg
     
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  10. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
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    Considering where you live and the difficulty sourcing parts you have accomplished the completion of a proper Hot Rod. Hope you enjoy many fun miles behind the wheel.
     
  11. Your a brave guy getting right out in traffic for the first ride. Mine are down country roads at 6 am just in case........
     
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  12. Budget36
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    Well done! Bet even after a hammer and chisel, the grin on your face would remain;)
     
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  13. HarryT
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    Congrats Mart! Great job. Car looks and sounds real good!
    Jim
     
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  14. Paul
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    Fantastic!
    Great video and congratulations!
    Well done.
     
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  15. brady1929
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    Congratulations.
     
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  16. What Fogger said ! Enjoyed the first drive around the town and the trip to the show - forgot my cousin is the first born over here in the states from over there - I'm going to share with her and her mom - hope they get a kick out of it. Thanks....
     
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  17. ken bogren
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    Very cool! Thanks for taking us along on the first drive.
     
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  18. SPEC
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    Great first ride!
     
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  19. 48fordnut
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    Congratulations. Thanks for the ride.
     
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  20. Kudos indeed another job well done. The essence of home built hot rods.
     
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  21. Mart
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    Thanks for all the feedback fellas. I got "featured" too! How cool is that?
     
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  22. Roothawg
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    See, I had always envisioned you as a barrel chested freedom fighter wearing a cape. That helps to paint the mental picture now….
     
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  23. 41 GMC K-18
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    Congratulations @Mart !
    Simply magnificent, all of your hard work paid off very nicely !
    " Everything old, is new again "
    " Perfection, cannot be rushed "
     
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  24. Good on ya mate! I come across every year (except the last 2). Too bad you're not very close to where we stay, I'd love to see it in person!
     
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  25. atch
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    Well, Mart; that was 31 minutes well spent. Congrats and good on you. I've seen several of your videos during the build and always enjoy them. I've even learned a few things.

    Is it hard to drive with the steering wheel on the wrong (for you anyway) side of the car?
     
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  26. Mart
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    Thanks again for all the responses.
    Mike, I worked 45 years in the auto industry and all our development fleet were a mixture of LHD and RHD cars. I have become so used to driving either it doesn't even take a second thought. In real terms I find it makes little or no difference. Mart.
     
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  27. swifty
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    Excellent video and congratulations on your first outing, then your second. Well done.
     
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  28. Tim
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    This thread is desperate for some photos!
    Snagged these from the video ;) A8BED0BE-35D8-49D4-A1CC-4696C96A7E03.png A5638F50-6FA2-4F38-8C7E-BD7984E7CD89.png 30D124AC-6FF8-486A-9548-DF9A87F2BD98.png
     
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  29. AGELE55
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    Thumbs up !! Nice job! Congrats!
     
  30. spanners
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    So, when are ya gunna pull it apart and paint it? :D
     

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