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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by jim1932, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. FB686D55-38D8-4A45-9932-7616CE57859D.jpeg OK... the first Deuce... a tudor fell into my lap when my Uncle in Massacusetts got sick. He gave it to his son in law who was not into cars and lived in Oakland,Ca. After storing it in my Uncle’s neighbor’s barn for two years offered it to me for a price that some one not even in the hobby yet couldn’t resist.

    Been posting on the slow banger build here for a while.

    Recently was posting a wtb for a floor board. Gentleman contacts me with some “32 parts”. Basically selling a show tool kit.... but was interested in talking. I like to talk to guys who have been around. Two weeks later I drive an hour from my house to see his “3 closets of parts”. ....and a 5 window coupe. Hit it off, made a deal. I now have a Tudor AND a 5 window. We pulled it out. Not run in at least ten years. The neighbor 3 houses up was wiring a 60k fiberglass deuce(no comment). Had no idea the car was there..... I must be living right.
  2. ....and NO FLOP you do not get to chop this one. LOL
  3. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,069

    Bib Overalls

    I hate you in a sort of nice way if you know what I mean.
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  4. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,715


    I am jealous also
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  5. 3blapcam
    Joined: Jul 15, 2004
    Posts: 526

    from Austin, TX

    Dude. Better pictures!
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  6. AC5D9889-F97A-48EE-810F-A4EEF6A5F958.jpeg Try the first one again......
  7. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,226


    Wow, go buy a lottery ticket! Congrats.
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  8. Holy Crap you must be livin right !!
  9. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,479

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Why- he already hit the jackpot!
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  10. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,739


    I am happy for you. Enjoy.
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  11. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,171


    And just like that, you're up to your chin in Deuces..... Congratulations.
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  12. IronTrap
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 448


    Well that's not fair. Share this luck with the rest of us!! Congrats, good things come in 3's, remember that!
  13. In a word, WOW !!!
  14. 3blapcam
    Joined: Jul 15, 2004
    Posts: 526

    from Austin, TX

    Nice score!

    Is it all original or older restoration? I'm not huge on stock, but I'd have a hard time hot rodding that one... it's pretty nice!
  15. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,997


    Wow!two of the most desirable Ford models in great complete condition!While you see some other poor Hambers have to take rusty,semi flattened body sides and try to assemble a car from them!Awesome!
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  16. Happy for you! Great score
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  17. Please let me borrow your horseshoe!!!:D;)
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  18. Beautiful , congratulations. Any representable :rolleyes::p pic,s of the neighbour ;) ?
  19. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,476

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    It seems to be getting more common these days. The guy or couple who own the car get old or die and their heirs don't want it. Often the vehicle hasn't been driven in years. There are getting to be fewer and fewer people who want them.
  20. Right, this is the new "Barn Find". Nice original cars that were restored then parked. The gentleman I bought it from could not work on it enough to get it back on the road after adding hydraulic brakes and a restored tank and gas line. Both cars are all original metal. My philosophy is if I want to cut something up, I would get a brookville. This will get a 40's treatment. Simmons head, dual burns with strombergs, header, Clark artillary wheels. Full fendered.
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,234


    Awsome score...... as I kick sand !!!
    Very cool.

    This hobby for all accounts is slowing down, not many people getting into it anymore.

    But I keep seeing threads like this, great cars for sale at decent prices parts etc popping up.

    As the older population gets rid of this stuff and prices come down slightly from the over inflated values of 10 years ago the hobby will grow once again.

    I don’t care if you didn’t grow up in the era or not are into cars or not ,-an old car puts a smile on everyone’s face young or old.

    Awsome , Grest find
  22. Yep, its always the other guy...:(
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  23. ...........Just never this other guy.:mad:
  24. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,619


    Holy crap!!! Well done!

    ~ Carl
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  25. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,315

    Barn Hunter

    In - freakin' - credible.
  26. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 3,960

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    Chalk it up to Great Fortune!!!!!!
  27. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,909

    from Iowa

    You're my new hero.....

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