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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,806

    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Breaking Bad

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    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
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  2. newjersm3
    Joined: Oct 26, 2005
    Posts: 128


  3. Incredible car and great story, Ryan. Sure wish Tim could have convinced him to remove that silly Hiboy script off of the insert before he took the shots.:)
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  4. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,739


    Back in the '70's I remember drooling over an article on Tom Donahue,in either Street Rod or Rod Action . This roadster along with a stude powered chopped"T"coupe,a Buick powered Starbird (?) Merc, and a scalloped chopped shoebox,among others were in it. Always wondered what became of them? That '32 is the epitome of COOL!

  5. Sure the car has a lot of unattainable parts,many of which any red blooded hot rodder would love to have but IMHO it's just too much.

    I suppose part of my problem is I have never been a fan of E&J headlight..other than that the roadster is pretty cool. HRP
  6. blue57ford
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 490



    Warren G??
  7. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,759

    from Nebraska

    Great car, great photos @notrod13 !

  8. firerod
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
    Posts: 558

    from Colorado

    This is the car that stopped me in my tracks at the Hill Climb. I spent the next 20 minutes drooling over it. Nice article and photos.
  9. spooler41
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,099


    Ryan ,you have hit another home run with this one. While I'm usually not moved by '32 Fords,
    this one has. It's probably the finest '32 I've ever laid eyes on,bar none.
    Thanks for sharing .
  10. The car is a work of art.
    But the beauty of art is in the eye of the beholder. I never could understand the attraction of a Duvall windshield or those weird E&J lights. In the eyes of this beholder, those detract from an otherwise near perfect quintessential hot rod.
    Its like looking at a display from an old speed shop exhibiting all their cool parts of the era.
  11. Ryan,
    Well you done and did it another time. This roadster is Sooooooooo-o dam cool. and your story is great.
  12. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,711

    from Gypsum, KS

    Haha, that's one that I was going to ask you about, but I had to come back to the flatlands. Sutton did his usual bang up job of shooting, the shots are amazing. Glad I didn't muck it up :)
  13. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,143

    hugh m
    from ct.

    Wonder if he has a sign on his house that says "house"?
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  14. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,741


    I like the tires. Really.
  15. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,175

    A Boner

    Ryan, beat you to it.....saved some pic's of it from the Hill Climb, yesterday! Part of it's charm, is the rough around the edges dusty paint job.....nice Hot Rod.

    Built before the traditional restoration rule book.....just built the way the owner wanted!
  16. thequietwon
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 600


    I am cool with everything but the width of the rear, or the offset of the wheels. Bad ass car none the less...
  17. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,674


    Good call Ryan, that thing is my dream wish from top to bottom. Not a big Duvall fan but man it really works on that 32. Thanks for stepping up on this one.
  18. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,684

    Atwater Mike

    I'm still in a quandary about the 'spell' E&J headlights cast over the multitudes. Same with Duvall windshields...
    But this '32 has more of the 'right stuff' than any other. When is 'more' too much? Now. Right here.
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  19. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    '47 axles and tubes... they are wider, but also stronger... That's why you see a lot of historical racing photos with this same look. My coupe has the same rear.
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  20. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,100

    from California

    if that car somehow ended up in my garage the first thing I'd do is remove those headlights.
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  21. Ryan, tell Tim that shots should be landscaped, not portrait, my mouse wheel finger got tired going up and down,,,,
    Well that was the only thing I could pick on the wonderfully shot images. Tim is a master of his trade. And the roadster is amazing.
  22. nice car! the great thing about the EJ headlights on that car, with the duval windscreen and layed back top, is it matches the contour of the car perfect. the lights actually disappear. no other light would do that.
  23. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,459


    Three things need to go, immediately...........the headlights, the windshield and that stupid "Hiboy" emblem. Very nice car otherwise.
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  24. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,806

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    I get the backlash on the headlights and the emblem... E&J's have never been my thing, but they make sense on this car given it's history. And I'm guessing that emblem has been on the car since it was built.

    The Duval though? Dude, it's a real one... Plus, the top might have the best profile I've ever seen on a deuce roadster... and that's made possible by the Duval. I'm a big, big fan.
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  25. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,459


    Real, reproduction.........I dont like them either way. Just not a fan of those, on that car or any other.
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  26. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 2,018

    from Tacoma, WA

    Love the car as a whole, but I'm gonna pile onto the E&J hating band-wagon.

    My first reaction was, "ew, E&J's" followed immediately by, "my god, that top is perfect"
  27. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,161


    If the owner ever decides to sell this, he can definitely say " too much to list!" Thanks for the pics, Carp
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  28. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    There's a fine line between "rare parts" and "details". It's so very easy to look at the photos and say, "Another Gold Chainer with a lot of money to throw around." I think what's VERY important to remember is the time period that all those parts were collected and used. It not only explains the "rare parts", but validates them. I think this car has a lot of "fine details". Whether or not the details appeal to you, is a YOU problem.

    In a time when Hotrodder's were switching to Centerline wheels, pastel paint and taking the trim off of cars, this guy held on to his roots. Shit! He bought or saved the stuff a lot of guys were chopping off their cars in an effort to be "cool" or "in vogue". This man scored his "rare" parts, when they were just parts or even worse, junk and out dated. He won and a lot of guys not only missed the boat, they didn't even have a boarding pass.

    You can fault his parts list, but you can't fault is mission or his wisdom. This HOTROD is a text book example of the statement, "A sum of it's parts".
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014
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  29. lostintime
    Joined: Jul 27, 2009
    Posts: 30

    from minnesota

    Neat car...........the only thing I would change is the tires. The fronts are too big and the rears are too small!
    Just the right stance.........
  30. Yo! Bitch!
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