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Hot Rods Had To Have Another Five Window After All.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ct1932ford, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Spending lots of time in the garage. Nothing really exciting, mostly freshening things up. Flushed old brake fluid out of system while bleeding the brakes, after wheel cylinder replacement. Of course I had a new correct wheel cyl. in my stash, but did not find it until I purchased and installed the new one.:oops:
    Flushed out and replaced coolant today. Changed oil, after taking the coupe for a short spin to get it warmed up.
    It did not feel great. I checked the front end and it needs some toe-in. The 50 year old rollers don't help either.
    Now that I have the brakes and wheel bearing adjusted correctly the car feels better.
    I found a cracked grease fitting that was to large for the area between the steering arm and king pin boss. Small item but have to take that drum off again. I do like the way the stock 32 lights look with a dropped bar. Car looks much better. Again just lots of small things to do. I want to get past all this stuff before taking the front axle out to have it dropped and replace front and rear springs. Also front shocks will need to be remounted. So if you just read all this, you must have lots of time on your hands.:rolleyes:
    IMG_7457.JPG I thought I heard my sawzall calling!:eek: Just kidding.;)
  2. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,965

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Very nice, I’m turning green here :D
    One way to resist the sawzall is to store it in a different location away from the shop and then conveniently don’t keep blades in the shop. :)
  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,885


    You don't see dropped stock bars often, nice feature. I'm happy with the drop on my stock '32 axle & spindle arms that Kohler Kustom did.


  4. I have a call into him! That bar is a reproduction that I painted the ends. It was on my roadster. Will most likely have my original done.
    Was that axle also stretched?

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  5. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,885


    Just a standard drop, I'm really impressed with the uniform shape of the I beam, one of the main reasons I used him. Bob
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  6. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 5,902


    Congrats ! Enjoy !
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  7. 40ragtopdown
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
    Posts: 7,953


    That's a nice five window. When's the home coming party?
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  8. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,603


    Exactly. So cool, good luck!
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  9. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,305


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  10. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,120


    Great coupe, enjoy !
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  11. Took care of the front brakes and broken grease fitting that was ground down too much to make room for steering arm, repacked wheel bearings.
    Finished up the 32 headlights today and they work and look nice IMO. Start rear brakes tomorrow.
    IMG_7461.JPG IMG_7466.JPG IMG_7468.JPG
  12. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,895

    A Boner

    Good description of a Hot Rod I would like to own...”too nice to chop”!
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  13. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,132

    1. 1940 Ford

  14. In a sea of chopped 32s, unchopped is rather refreshing - I like it!
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  15. Rear brakes / bearings done. Started making new front shock brackets to use with a dropped axle. IMG_7470.JPG IMG_7471.JPG IMG_7473.JPG
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  16. Still sorting out the coupe. Had it out for a test drive yesterday. It's getting there.:rolleyes: IMG_7476.JPG IMG_7479.JPG IMG_7480.JPG
  17. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,885


    Like the plate! Is there a story behind that find? Bob
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  18. Finally getting back to my roadster. Finishing up the 3" chopped windshield last night. May get it in today. IMG_7482.JPG IMG_7484.JPG IMG_7486.JPG
  19. Yes there is! ;)I will tell you one day.:rolleyes: It is an original CT 32 plate.:cool:
  20. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,535

    from Oregon

    Love the '32 coupe, and the direction you're taking it!
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  21. You will love those new style light reflectors, there will be no more shadows. HRP
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  22. swifty
    Joined: Dec 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,759


    Just found this thread after being away for 3 weeks. Congratulations Mark, this is just what you needed. Now you have a Winter project but it looks like you will have it all sorted before Winter gets too far. Then you'll have to wait for Spring to get to drive the hell out of it. I can see a certain roadster sitting forlornly in your shed next Summer LOL
    Are the new wheels red??
    BTW my axle dropping guy refused to drop my axle 5" and would not go more than 4 1/2" so that the axle retained it's original section. He is the only guy in Oz who provides engineering certification to satisfy "the powers that be".
  23. Black wheels! All Black. If I paint the car Joe Boccuzzi Green then
    red wheels.

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  24. They were on my roadster.

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  25. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 2,099


    Isn't there a Connecticut law concerning how many '32 5 windows one person is allowed to own in their lifetime ?
    How many so far Mark ? 25?, 30?:p
  26. Only six, two I owned twice so that makes eight. Four five windows one 2 Dr, one Roadster. Two five windows twice.

    Since were counting One 34 roadster, One 33 Vicky, One 30 roadster, One 30 -2dr, One 34 Chevy five window coupe.
    One Anglia (Don’t remember the year), four 55 Chevy’s one with a Pontiac eng. one with a 327, One 56 Chevy. One 54 Chevy, One 53 Buick, One 65 Corvette, One 66 -427 side oiler Cobra, One Pinto Wagon with a 289 v8 in it . One 49 chopped Chevy pickup. One 23 T , I’ve been around a long time. I know there were more , need to think about it. Oh, a 52 Ford with a Nailhead.
    The rest were mostly Chevy station wagon family cars.

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  27. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 2,099


    Well, considering you're not hoarding them...and actually DO send them down the road, the State's Attorney General probably wouldn't pursue prosecution:p
  28. @GregCT. is in trouble then.
  29. Got the windshield on, color from hell still off a bit!:( IMG_7488.JPG IMG_7491.JPG

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