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Hot Rods I bought a '32 roadster!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cretin, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Drive'em
    Joined: Jan 7, 2013
    Posts: 269


    All I can say is BITCHIN!!! We go to thr Rock Inn every now and then, maybe I'll run into you one day. Take care and enjoy the hell out of your Hiboy,I know I do with mine.
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  2. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,465


    Nice roadster! Now go have fun!
  3. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,966


    Thanks everybody! I took the car out again today. I’m not quite sure when I’ll start making minor changes, I just wanna drive it for now! I might do the exhaust soon because the car is very quite. I need some of that distinct flathead hot rod sound!
    I’ll definitely update as I make changes.

    Here are some photos from today. Some nice scenery on my lunch run, and got a photo with killdozers little brother.






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  4. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,966


    Cool! I'm sure I'll see you there at some point then, I'm only about 4 miles away from there.
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  5. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,513


    That's a beautiful Hot Rod Cretin, well done my friend.
  6. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,927

    from So Cal

    That is so freakin cool! Congratulations on picking up an awesome hot rod. If I were you I'd want to just drive the crap out of it too. Everything will wait, and it will all come together in due time. Happy driving!
  7. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,308


    Well deserved! Enjoy it!

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  8. Nice roadster and glad your bouncing back.....I'm on year 5 or 6 on the fire at my old place....still a lot to move.
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  9. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,270


    Nice ride Kyle. Inspiration for my 5W. Just curious plates required for driving that in CA?
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2021
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  10. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 944


    Great news Cretin!I can't wait to see progress on your other rides,with this new Attitude Adjuster.
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  11. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,878

    from omaha ne.

    Your hard search and perseverance paid off, make it yours and enjoy!
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  12. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,647

    ramblin dan

    Keep those cool pictures coming. I'm trying to get more ideas for my Deuce project.
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  13. I'm really sorry for your loss, I can't imagine losing all that. But that is one bitchin' roadster! I hope it's helping you to look forward and not dwell on what was lost.
  14. Jimbo302
    Joined: Apr 3, 2008
    Posts: 42

    from Micronesia

    That thing looks great, congrats.
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  15. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,966


    Yes, plates are required, but you have 20 days to transfer the title, which I'll do this week and then I'll get my plates. I just kept the title and bill of sale with me while driving it.
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  16. Nice....
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  17. Congratulations to you and the outstanding man you bought it from. Enjoy Frank
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  18. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,702

    Atwater Mike

    Glad for you, a fire is devastating. As others stated, this nice roadster is good therapy while rebuilding your life. Fits right in with your work vocation, too!
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  19. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,400


    Really happy things worked out for you! Great photos, how far out of Burbank is that? The hood is going to look great, have you run any test louvers in the Pullmax yet? Enjoy the ride! Bob
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  20. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,813

    41 GMC K-18

    A 32 flathead powered roadster = is good medicine !
    Enjoy taking your daily dose of that good medicine!
  21. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,966


    Thanks Bob. The photos are from aroung 35-55 miles away from burbank.
    We have run louvers on the Pullmax. We recently ran some on '32 hood tops and '33 hood sides. We also got a louver press set up at the shop recently.
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  22. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,966


    Hey guys,
    I haven,t made too many noticeable changes to the car. I've just mostly been driving and enjoying the car! I picked up the car a month ago today, in that time on mostly weekends, I've put just under 1000 miles on it. It has run and driven pretty much flawlessly. The few small issues are what I have been concentrating on.

    On Friday there was filming at the shop, and I knew there would be time that we couldn't make noise, so I drove the car into work so I could work on these small issues outside of the shop during this time.

    The first thing I did was figure out the incorrect fuel gauge. It would show 1/2 full when full, and go towards full as you drove. I had wanted to make the device to figure out what sender was needed for fuel gauges as described by @Dreddybear for a while, as it would help me personally, and at the shop. So, I finally did it for this situation. here is the link if you are unfamiliar.

    I have already used it on my gauge and a gauge cluster at the shop. It works fantastic.

    Long story short for the rest, I tightened some things up, reattached pedal pads, tightened up the steering column, remade the upper steering column bushing that was broken.

    Then, we decided since the car was so quiet, we should cut off the exhaust. The car was incredibly quiet. When driving, you could just hear the whine of the quickchange. It almost sounded like an electric car as you drove!
    So, Friday we cut off the exhaust. I will make a new exhaust this coming Friday. Just not quite as quiet.

    Then yesterday I was at my friends shop helping him wire up his Pullmax, and on one of our trips to the hardware store, I decided to get paint to repaint the wheels. I've wanted to paint them since before I had the car, but it just didn't happen to be priority. But, I had the time, so we did it. I'm very happy with the results.
    I still want to change the color of the lettering on the hubcaps, but haven't chosen a color yet. I welcome suggestions.

    Here are some photos, of before the color change, and a few photos after I took the car out today during this perfect roadster weather!

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  23. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 944


    Oh yeah,Much better.
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  24. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,178


    First off glad your getting back to some normalcy...the Wheels look awesome...enjoy the journey...I Look forward to more of your visions of Deuce Roadster...Cretin Style...working where you work the exposure to such diversity in vintage auto plus your own experience can only fill the mind with all kinds of inspirations but there is always that factor of carrying a torch already well thought vision...great stuff!!

    Cretin I am considering a headlight swap myself...I want a #2 Style Hi/Lo bulb Headlight for a more period look, I reference my Coupe as a Hotrod in around 63 by components...are those Guide? Mine are Nickel old chrome pretty beat up...and BIG...full of ambience but out of period by then..I prefer the ones without the small light on top as well...

    ...I like old chrome or not so perfect nice but used...perhaps that's why your thinking the change...

    What are you thinking of running headlight wise...I'm looks very beautiful but dry there...very picturesque...
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2021
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  25. And one extra horse power!
    Looking real good.
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  26. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 38,647


    Black wheel HOT ROD. :)
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  27. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,074


    That wheel color change was great.
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  28. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 7,961


    Congrats ! Kool Rod ! Enjoy !
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  29. fegsta
    Joined: May 17, 2020
    Posts: 339


    From one end of the scale to the other. Well dun, enjoy.

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