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Projects I finally own a 33 coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Harvey Mushman, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. I was planning to post a big long story about How I found this coupe 18 years ago but I had to pass and let a friend buy it, because my wife and I were just starting out with a baby and another on the way. But after Chris' post about his roadster, I didn't think I could do it justice.

    Anyways. Fast forward to late October 2011 and just by fluke I call up a friend of mine (owner of the coupe) to ask him about painting one of my cars. We get talking and he drops the bomb that his coupe is for sale and he has had couple of offers on it. I almost dropped the phone and spit out my coffee. I quickly did some calculations in my head and told him not to sell it until I had a chance to look at it.

    After a sleepless night I headed out to see the car. I was not sure what to expect because the last time I saw the coupe it was heading down the path to become a street rod, with Mustang II front end, coilovers, and many body mods. When we opened the garage I was expecting the worst, but to my delight the body had not been touched since I had last seen it. I couldn't wait to get it un covered and out in the daylight.

    As we hashed out a price, I found that he was placing allot of value on the street rod chassis. I managed to talk him into swapping the frame out with one that was sitting under his 34 sedan. This dropped the price and the deal was done.

    We made the deal on a hand shake, and he gave me some time to raise the funds. I was able to get rid of many unwanted parts and the El Camino that I was going to have him paint. I made a few trips out to pick up all the boxes of parts, hood, fenders and so on. We just recently brought home the biggest piece of the puzzle. I am now the very proud owner of a genuine Henry Ford 5 window coupe.

    Here are a few pictures of what I got.






  2. ernest t bass
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 60

    ernest t bass
    from Iowa

    Congrats and that is one sweet ride
  3. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,706


    nice...good luck!
  4. fullthrottle53
    Joined: Jan 23, 2009
    Posts: 25


    Cool car. Good luck! It is a lot of work, time money etc!!!!

  5. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,794

    from NJ

    Very cool score, good luck with it !
  6. JD Miller
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,908

    JD Miller
    from Wildomar

  7. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

    Excellent start....Mr. McQueen.;)
    Joined: Sep 16, 2010
    Posts: 612


    the more i see these the more i want one. nice find.
  9. Very Kool Car, now get to work, we want to see some progress on it!

    Later and Happy New Year to all!!!!
  10. john walker
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,117

    john walker

  11. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Looks like a great start...
  12. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Wow that's a really nice car!!!! Congrats!
  13. Nice!

    What are your plans for it?
  14. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,073

    scrap metal 48

    Harvey, you are a lucky man........
  15. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,692


    I don't know, it's in primer and straight, you sure that is HAMB material? Great way to end 2011, looking forward to the build. Bob
  16. oldcarfart
    Joined: Apr 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,437


    He would not take any of the kids? (grin)
  17. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    Isn't the adrenaline rush great?!
  18. I have them both listed in the classifieds. ;)
  19. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

  20. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,875


    Oh baby..that is a nice one... And you got the sweet mag wheel on the rear too!

    Nice score, keep us posted.Abone.
    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
    Posts: 1,247

    from mass

    Wow, what a great start!!!! Hope you plan on ditching that front end?? Can't wait to see some progress.
  22. 18n57
    Joined: Jun 29, 2007
    Posts: 577


    Clean and can that be any fun?? Looks like you have some great hot rod material there. Congrats!!
  23. You are so ahead of the game, lucky. Any pics of you sitting in it yet?
  24. 3banjos
    Joined: May 24, 2008
    Posts: 471

    from NZ

    Deadly. Did you manage to acquire a nice grille and screen amongst the parts. Glad to hear you ditched the strodder frame. Here come a lot of days and nights tinkering and admiring. Good on ya.
  25. D ROD
    Joined: Jun 28, 2010
    Posts: 965

    D ROD
    from New Jersey

    Way to bring in the New Year! Congrats on that 33, looks like a great start!!!
  26. clubcoupe37
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 504


    that '33 looks to be very solid. congrats on the find. I love these coupes, I will own a '33-34 ford 5 window one day!
  27. Well thank goodness for lazy friends! Nice start. Now get busy so you don't have to sell it to the next guy.
  28. yekoms
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,088


    Good goin' I like those 5 windows.


  29. cvstl
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    from StL MO
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Nice! Looks like you got all of the good stuff.
  30. Man that thing looks good and solid, best of luck with the build.

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