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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Dec 21, 2015.
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Bill Cox's Cab
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I always like them also....Nice hot rod for sure.
Nice Cab. Never owned a 32 Cab, but had a 34 that I drove a lot. Cool car.
I'm digging the dashboard. Can't quite place it. My first thought was Packard, which I'm partial to. Also the lift-off, Carson style top is a feature I'll use at some point.
Uh wow... This story wasn't supposed to be published this morning. It was written sometime in December of 2011 and I decided to hold it until I could get more info on the car. I never heard back from the guy that sent the email, but I believe he did find the Cox cabriolet and has, in fact, already restored it? Anyone know?
Bill's old speed shop:
Quote from HRD:
Looks like they did a fantastic job bringing her back too...
Proof that "Ryan" is a robot. The whole thing's automated friends.
This car from 1961 just reminds me that automotive culture has been in a constant state of decline my entire life.
When I was a kid in the late fifties, there were owner-built hot rods all over Salt Lake City, including a Model A that looked like a candidate for the crusher but still terrorized my neighborhood. In 1961 there were regular production 409s but no hot rods. Now all we have is computerized safety mobiles that are probably spying on us. Fifty years from now, no one will be running a website about slammed Asian cars with giant exhausts and bad body kits.
Haha... sometimes it feels that way.
I'm christmas shopping this morning. So, I set TJJ to publish a story this morning so I wouldn't have to. I guess I picked the wrong story for it to publish and ended up with this live. I about had a heart attack when I saw it, cuz I was almost positive this story had been put to bed, car found, restored, etc...
In any case, makes for some content and some neat old pics...
Recent magazine feature car within the last year. Remember those? Paper magazines? They still make them.
Was it HR Deluxe, I think? >>>Edit: Hop Up is where I remember it from.
Yeah, see above...
2011, 2015 - who knows what day it is? any which way, a great story both in the beginning and with the final results. best part is that it was found and did not just disappear in a crusher.
Bitchen cabriolet and a great story behind it. Being lucky enough to have a few 32 cabs , love them . It seems like a love hate for the body style and never understood why. What's cool in the last year or so a few have been uncovered and brought to our attention and prime examples of sweet hotrods
The one in Lawless was a cab, right?
The car was also featured in Hop Up vol. 11 no. 2 recently..
Here's a few of my snapshots of the car at the 2014 GNRS:
Liquor, Hardware, & Speed shop all in a row, what else does a guy need.
Thanks for the pics Ryan.....
John: The love hate thing is partly fueled by the fact that half the people you see at shows don't even know what a cabriolet is. They think they're coupsters and don't know any better since they're not really car people at heart anyway. But.....this '32 is so nice it's hard to put into words. I love it and thanks th Ryan for accidentally posting it. Tim
1961: We used to jump in the fenderless 'A' Coupe with the 21 stud flattie and drive 6 hours from Santa Clara to L.A., Quincy Automotive was THE place for used speed equipment! (I bought a '37 LaSalle box there for $30, a 4 jugger Weiand for $12, New Howard M8 cam for $5. New, never used)
I recall seeing the neat '32 Cab sitting in the front of the store, loved it...Fact I had a channeled '31 Cab over '32 rails must have influenced me...But that '32 was Magazine Quality beautiful!
Pretty sure it was 1963 when I saw it there, we went there a lot.
Richard Hansen used to sell his 6-71 blowers through Quincy, Reath Automotive, and Ak Millar's shops...
I'm always impressed by the 'material' Ryan comes up with.
You'd think he was my age, born/raised in CA., and educated by old Harry at Automotive Industrial Supply and other personal mentors I had!
Whats the story on the top ? Is it a padded lift off Carson style top or ???
This is one sweet car. I really like the color.
Fortunate to know the owner, the builder, and the guy that did the interior and built the padded lift off Carson top. Pure pleasure seeing this car restored to it's glory days. Here is a link to more pics and the shop that built the car.
I also was fortunate to watch this car being restored By Josh Mills, incredible care, attention to detail and reverence for history as everything he builds.
Very kool cab....
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