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History Barnfind: The German Deuce

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris Casny, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
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    Chris Casny

    Not really a barn find nor is it for sale, not yet at least, but the car has been sitting for 5 years or so, in a nearby garage.
    I have never seen one of these deuces before, any history on these???
    Is it even a 32???

    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
  2. Wow! Neat car! Who's is it?
  3. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,848


    Might be a '32 but I'd say custom coach body. Beautiful.
  4. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,221


    Glaser built bodies like that somewhere in Europe. There may be info on coachbuilt cars website.

    Sometimes referred to as victoria convertibles, as well as 5 passenger convertible sedans.

    Waterhouse in the USA did big car models like that; Pierce, Packards, etc

    The body style was not very popular in the USA as compared to Europe and South America.

    I have a 32 Nash factory bodied one similar to that.

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  5. Rem
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,256


    Not sure about the rest of Europe, but in the UK we were building Model B's through 1934, maybe later, although there were subtle differences after '32 such as valanced fenders ('33-'34 style) and the dash was more '34-like. If Germany was the same, then this would probably be a '32. I've seen later (still pre-WWII) German Fords with that coach-built styling.
  6. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,031


    I'm pretty sure there was one or two of those at the GNRS for the Deuce Anniversary thing.
  7. Pez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
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    There was one of those on German Ebay a year or so back, dealer advertised I think. Can't remember the price just that it was kin expensive.
  8. kookee
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 526


    Really interesting body styling. I like that they hopped up the banger as well!

    F&J, I saw your work on the Nash on AACA. Very nice work sir! Can I borrow some talent?
  9. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    wow! I've not seen one before...thanks for sharing that.
    Just when you thought "you'd see it all" something like this comes along...
  10. LSGUN
    Joined: May 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,331

    from TX

    I've never seen one either, I love the interior!
  11. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    Please move that engine hoist before someone knocks it into the car :)

    Great pics, thanks.
  12. donut29
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,518

    from canton MI

    There was one at the 75th anniversary show in Dearborn Very cool looking first time I ever seen one
  13. Payaso
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 251


    I thought the exact same thing when I scrolled down...I may have even made the "Ouch, that would suck" face when I saw it...

    Again...please move the the engine hoist to the appropriate 'engine hoist area' (Located far away from the car)...Thank You!
  14. Looks a lot like HAMBer GAZ 34 special bodied 32 Ford here in the Netherlands, his one is made of alloy.
    Are there no pics of this one in the Tony Thacker book dedicated to 1932 Ford only ?
  15. grant598
    Joined: Mar 20, 2010
    Posts: 16

    from georgia

  16. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,498

    FORDY 6

    Cool door handles & back window!
  17. Donnda
    Joined: Dec 26, 2009
    Posts: 174


    I want one.
  18. Dr. Frankensickle
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    Dr. Frankensickle
    from Kansas

    thanks, now I have a terminal boner
  19. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,562


    I seem to remember one at LARS a few years ago. I might have been in Steves Auto Restoration booth but I am getting to that age when you develop CRS...
  20. tjackson
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
    Posts: 164

    from Oregon

    Wow that thing is clean. And, as already stated, move all that shit around the car!
  21. Carter
    Joined: Mar 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,445


    I do believe I have seen a similarly bodied 30 or 31 A.
    I know it was a German coach built body based on a 30-31. It had very long doors and a cloth top with landau irons, like the 32 in this thread.
  22. OHV DeLuxe
    Joined: May 27, 2005
    Posts: 353

    OHV DeLuxe
    from Norway

    A freind of mine has a 35 ford with kinda the same layout like that 32, i think it was made by Dagenham or somthing like that.. rear body part is made of flimsy aluminum and wood peices. Not a very sturdy construction, started sagging early in its life and looks awkward IMO. The 1930`s ford chassis is not long enough to allow and fullfill the designvission the designer most probably initially had.
    In my eyes the best looking Fords are the Fords that Ford released past the idea stage.
  23. Dagenham is the name of the town in the UK where Fords were built.
  24. This grubby '32 Ford was discovered in Sweden earlier this year. The cream '32 Ford is my British built Aluminium bodied 5 seater that needs a topchop.

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  25. Came across this pic last week. I like it.

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  26. That is cool. Looks a lot like the French Matford, although I´ve never seen one of them as a Cabriolet.
  27. ventilo
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
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    looking at the manufacturer's plate it was converted from European BF-spec back to the larger displacement model B engine
  28. alsancle
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
    Posts: 1,562


    There should be a body tag somewhere. Very nice car indeed. Could be Glaser, or one of the other European custom coachbuilders. You see very expensive custom bodies on lower end chassis every once in a while. I believe it was a way for the europeans to get around import duties.

    btw, F&J - how about an update on the Nash in the AACA forum???

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