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Chicken Coop 32 Ford 3w "Coupe Day" story

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hamtown Al, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. myke
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    This is the OG chicken coupe!


    Great story thanks for sharing.
     
  2. Thompson Speed Shop
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    Wow Al! That is so awesome that you were able to make the trip and get all those guys together, I am just sorry I didn't make it. It is amazing what this iron does for us and what that old coupe has done for all involved. The car could not have gone to a better home. Thanks Al.
     
  3. I passed you guys last week on I-40 in Knoxville, TN. I was in my '48 coupe.

    Love that coupe!

    JH
     

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  4. EliteS&C
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    Such a great story! I wish we could all find out the history of our old cars! I bet there would be some amazing stories if these cars could talk!
     
  5. ss34coupe
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    Saw this coupe for sale, great story!
     
  6. 6deuce32yblock
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    great story al, need to get over and see it in person.
     
  7. lunchboxscuff
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  8. Hamtown Al
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    Harrison, thanks for sharing the picture. I'm glad you liked the coupe. The guys in my suburban were craning their necks to see YOUR coupe and its great patina!

    Here's a few pics of the last guy that raced the car back in the day. He looks pretty happy, too.

    I would have been even happier if he'd made me a deal on the 427 Ford engine he last raced in this coupe! I'm quite satisfied and grateful that he made me a great deal on the old Moon tank he once ran on this same car. Talk about historical parts!
     

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  9. Hamtown Al
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    Here's the guy that traded the coupe to Red, LESS THE ENGINES, for Red's tudor 40 Ford. The coupe had a built flathead and the 40 had a 57 Pontiac. Red swapped the engines as part of the deal as I understand it.

    Last pic is Red with his present 40 coupe with quick chev engine.
     

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  11. Race City Rodz
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    Really like the story on this, very nice car to have for sure!
     
  12. Ed Wrath
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    Great story and good to see the car in safe hands. But I do agree with the above.....They don't do the car justice IMHO.
     
  13. Hamtown Al
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    So, some of you like the real magnesium wheels with matched vintage M&H tires better? I've still got them and here they are on the car when I got it.

    But when I'm DRIVING the car, like I have been DRIVING the car, safety comes first. Matched vintage M&H tires are cool touring the fairgrounds but not so much at over 100 MPH.

    Besides, remember that I took the car back to GA and here's what it nearly always looked like on the strip in GA; no matter who owned it. It always ran Moons so that's why I put steel wheels with much newer tires and Moon caps on the car for driving. The last pic shows the car with Moons in June of 1959 so I feel they are pretty historicallly correct.

    I may use the matched vintage M&H tires on the real magnesium wheels for some fairground touring in York or elsewhere but changing tires to go back and forth to the B&B will likely get old quickly... my pit crew ain't too quick!

    I could put new tires on the mags but I hate to mess up the current look of the mags and tires.

    I still deciding whether to keep the mags for fairground cruising, put new tires on them, or just sell them and buy new vintage looking tires (front runners & pie crust rears) for my steel wheels. Decisions, decisions. I'll figure it out eventually.

    I am glad you like the car and I agree the mags look cool. It is a ball to drive but I've got to be safe if I'm flying! I still have a "display" mode but I'm more into DRIVING than displaying.

    Thanks for all the feedback. I believe the trip really was a great experience for all concerned.
     

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  14. Deucecoupe
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  15. Man oh Man what a great story! Thanks for sharing it with us AND all of those previous caretakers. Look forward to seeing the car at York. This story is what Hot-Rodding and the HAMB are all about.....Fabulous!.............................Don.
     
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