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History Happy 85th Birthday, Deuce!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, May 10, 2017.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,445


    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Happy 85th Birthday, Deuce!


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  2. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,207


    And the rest is HISTORY, they say......Thanks Jive.
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  3. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,077

    from oregon

  4. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    Didn't you guys just celebrate the 80th... 5 years ago?:confused:
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  5. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,445


    You try coming up with 104 unique articles every year just about traditional hots rods and customs! Ha Ha! :D
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  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,030

    Jalopy Joker

    always good to celebrate, whatever anniversary it is
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  7. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    In the scheme of things,it's a credit to the design that 85 years later,everybody still wants one.A lot of designs have ebbed and flowed in popularity,but the deuce is not only iconic,but is also still relevant.
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  8. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,799


    Thanks for the notice. The celebration this year at the Petersen (July 15, 2017) will be a great salute to the iconic Deuce. I'm 76 and have owned 30 of them over the years and have just started another Deuce project. Long live the Deuce.

    12469547_465384290316417_4686404066785586348_o.jpg 14900342_10206477782177961_8029973526452542997_n.jpg
    Inspiration for my next Deuce project using a Brookville body and stock chassis.
    This is my old 3-window from 1974 in Albany, GA, which now is in Atlanta and freshly re-done by Gary.
  9. Xtrom
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 1,018

    from Forman, ND

    Fitting story as I brought home a 32 chassis last night! 20170508_194056.jpg
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  10. Fuel to burn
    Joined: Jul 17, 2009
    Posts: 279

    Fuel to burn

    Anybody have an idea of when the 32s were at the bottom of there depreciation?
    In other words, when (if ever) were they just an old car that nobody wanted,
    before they became collectable or desirable and how cheap were they?
    Just a topic that has always fascinated me.
  11. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,051

    Alliance Member
    from australia
    Staff Member

    Yup, very addictive. I had a garage full of 33/34's, all gone now. Just can't go past the styling of a deuce, bitten by the bug hard.

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  12. Rem
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,256


    Hadn't thought of that - I bought one on 24th March, although its own birthday (date of first registration) is 1st September 1932.
  13. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 4,907


    Wow 85 years young that's crazy cool! It's funny I see other years like the 1933 1934 or even 1936 and fall in love with them . Till they get into the garage and comparing features between the years. I decided I am a deuce guy but stuck with a 1933 Pheaton ha ha ha . Your phaeton has the look and the reason I got mine


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  14. GeeRam
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 426


    My late mother was born on the 29th March 1932, so she was just 2 days old, and while I've hankered after a '32 for the best part of 40 years since first seeing American Graffiti, the costs now are such that it was only her passing away 18 months ago, that has enabled me to be able to finally realise that dream, with that bit of inheritance left to me from her when my Deuce hits the road hopefully later this year, there will be a little bit of her memory in it, given both almost share the same birthday as well.......

    Hoping to make it over from the UK for Deuce Day at the Petersen as well.
  15. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,995



    When I started looking for a nice surf wagon, my first choice was a 32 woody, but after days of agonizing about outrageous pricing and then looking at the “no security” zone, I had to think otherwise. That no security zone was the inability to lock up the wagon while at the beach, surf movies or parties. Open cars are notorious for invitations to bad people who do bad things. So, I wanted the next best 32: a sedan delivery.

    Now, we are talking about the classic styling of the 32 front grille, the smooth fenders and running boards. But, the most important thing was that it was a 32 and that would put it in a different class than all of the other hot rods running around in Long Beach. There were plenty of 28-40 woody wagons and sedan deliveries in all shapes and style of builds. But, no 32 deliveries.
    upload_2017-5-12_8-17-15.png sample of the simple look for a 32 sedan delivery
    Since I had considered a woody, this model sedan delivery had plenty of wood inside or could be applied to a stock one. But, then I find out that the stock, 32 sedan delivery is one of the rarest Fords around, with only 400 made. Well, that put a damper on my search…In 1961, there were some for sale, but beyond any monetary consideration for this teenager.


    That was my first foray into a 32 Ford Sedan Delivery market and design. What a shock that slapped me in the face. Back to reality and a search for a different wagon or sedan delivery. The rarity and cost still keep many people from even considering that car. So, those of you that have one,today, here is a toast to you for having a very rare and expensive sedan delivery.

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