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chicken coup find: '32 cabriolet early drag car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by reichart90, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. reichart90
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    hah. The sun shines on a dog's ass every once in awhile. My dad and I have heard about this car for a few years. We didn't really know what to expect when we went to look at it. Pretty neat... and yes we're getting it. Not sure what we'll do with it. Will definitely fix it structurally - the frame looks cobbled together and that steering looks like an accident waiting to happen. Body is in great shape... other then the rear wheel wells hacked out to clear the rear axle. The old fella used to drag race it. Claims to have gone 98 mph. He said it has a 283 and a powerglide. Once we get it out, we'll have to investigate it a lot more and get the whole story. It's been sitting in this chicken coup for a long long time...:cool:
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  2. reichart90
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    standby for more pictures...
     
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    Finds like this rekindles my hopes that there's a gem out there that I'm destined to stumble upon. I'm anxiously waiting to see pics of this treasure when you pull it out. Am I see right that the steering arm is made from flat stock?
     
  12. tinmann
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    That's several fathoms beyond coool!!! Did ya notice the non-'32 door handles? '50's steering wheel..... aftermarket gauge panel under the dash.... whitewall cheater slicks....... OOooooooo.......Neat car!!!!!
     
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    that's all for now... until we drag it out of there somehow
     
  14. Emperor Chris
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    COOL.....Its nicw to see there are a still needles in the haystack.
     
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    Tommy mentioned using those outer door handles back in the old days :)


    Check out the spring ahead front axle...that's old east coast stuff right there.

    Very cool find and glad you posted the pics. Hamb friendly for sure.:cool:


    If you get bored with the car, let me know:D
     
  18. fleetside66
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    Just curious...did you find it very close to home? You have a lot of nooks & crannies in your neck of the woods.
     
  19. chevyshack
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    Damn! Thats a big ass chicken coop. Its bigger then my garage!
     
  20. Now please. Don't listen to any goofballs on here that say just clean it up and get it running the way it is. It needs a total rebuild from the little that I can see. Rebuild it to make it safe. Make it your own and don't worry about some forgotten supposed history. That local history thing gets really old most of the time. Have fun. Neat find for sure. Great project material.
     
  21. Mnhotrodbuilder
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    WoW great find I'm sure there is some history in there. Please post up the history and more pics when you get them. You are one lucky cat and I am jealous
     
  22. smarg
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    What part of Pennsylvania did you find this?
     
  23. The37Kid
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    Great find! The very first Hot Rod I ever saw was a '32 Cabriolet with a HEMI, for a moment I thought this might be it, but it is not. Good luck with the project...........you may want to upgrade that steering arm on the left front spindle.
     
  24. SKULL ORCHARD
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    That dogs ass got a sunburn on this one super nice find
     
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  26. dammit no chickens .. luv the sprinkles .. and bird dropping unsymetrical striping..not sure if the hood mounted htr/defroster will be something you would not want to change..
     
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    That's why it is important to chase down every story you hear.They are still out there.
     
  28. RGG
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    Dang, I just noticed it has red wheels - oh well, I guess I can save you from that mess, just ship it to me in Atlanta...


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  29. qzjrd5
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    Awesome find!!
     
  30. LSGUN
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    Damn, congrats! Keep us posted!
     

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