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Projects My '32 ford coupe found it's way back home after 56 years

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Hapydz, May 16, 2013.

  1. 36couper
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 2,012

    from ontario

    Like a Rock! One of Bob's best.........

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    Joined: Jan 16, 2013
    Posts: 88


    Great story, Thanks for posting, Congratulations!
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    Larry, because this is so funny this one is for you...:)
    p.s. but this is another story...
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2015
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  4. tjmercury
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 589


    Too cool! Congrats on the reunion!!!
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  5. chop32
    Joined: Oct 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,077


    I already started a thread about 3 months back, title is:
    FOUND...The Hot Rod that started it all for me!
    Hope you enjoy it!
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  6. gkgeiger
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 767


    Very COOL!
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  7. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,183


    What a neat story Ron, and a great photo too boot. Thanks for
    sharing your happy reunion with all of us......
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  8. JB_roadrage
    Joined: Feb 25, 2011
    Posts: 372

    from Caintuckee

    I had to go back and make that picture my screen saver on my computer... It's just too awesome...
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  9. chevnut
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 978

    from Corona, Ca

    great story
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  10. MD 17.jpg A perfect day in Thunder Bay to bring home an old friend !!!:)
    One very happy, Ron
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2015
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  11. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,020


    Beautiful story. Congratulations.
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  12. LSR 2909
    Joined: May 10, 2012
    Posts: 606

    LSR 2909
    from Colorado

    Wow! I thought I had a good Friday.

    Good for you Ron!
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  13. Wonderful story, wonderful.
    And that picture on the rolloff is a keeper.
    Thanks for posting.
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  14. nailhead terry
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,455

    nailhead terry

    Thats awesome I thought I had the best 32 story on the Hamb but yours beats mine !! That is one nice duece you want your 75 bucks back ha ha !!
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  15. IMG_1497.jpg Did a bit of clean up on it last night. Very little rust in the usual places and some small dents but the floors look almost new. The frame will need a bunch of changes but that is pure fun. The great thing about being young is that ignorance is bliss, if you know what I mean.... :) Now I have to go on a treasure hunt to find the missing pieces and that can be just as much fun as the rest of it....
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2015
  16. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,196


    Such a great story. Glad it's back home.
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  17. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 759


    Congrats, Awesome story and 32! Very Cool!
  18. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,416

    Gary Addcox

    This story almost belongs in Ripley's Believe It or Not. You accomplished the next to impossible. Congratulations, Bud !
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  19. Blackie
    Joined: Jun 8, 2004
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    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
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  20. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,331


    Wow. Best thing I've read on the HAMB in a while. Congrats.
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  21. tingeezer
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 186

    from colorado

    I agree with them all, fantastic, brought a tear to my eye. The pictures are priceless.
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  22. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,420


    you look like a happy kid
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  23. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,420


    I got my 47 Mercury in 1967 and everywhere I went people told me that they used to have one and **they wished they had kept it***
    I had it for 46 years now
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  24. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,650


    boy, that story put me in a good mood! drinks all around! even if you don't ever get around to finishing it, it's got to feel great just having it your garage again! like an old pal you found out wasn't dead after all!
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  25. rodderbilly
    Joined: Nov 19, 2005
    Posts: 446

    from italy
    1. Rockabillies of the HAMB

    beautiful story...
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  26. Ooooooh Man! That is an incredible story, and like many have said, probably the coolest thing I have read on the HAMB.:cool:

    To have had a '32 coupe as your first car at 15 years old is a helluva' cool thing on it's own, but to get another crack at it 56 years later is truly unimaginable.
    I don't care how much chasing or otherwise you did to make this happen, you are one lucky guy!:D


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  27. 35cab
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 265


    Thank you so much for posting your incredible story, great looking coupe.
    Having just finished reading "Lost Hotrods 11" by Pat Ganahl, thinking what great stories then you come along and top it with the best story I have read on the Hamb. If Pat ever does another volume then this should take pride of place.
    I look forward to seeing the project develop. More pictures please!
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  28. That is the best story I've read here on the HAMB.

    Just today in the morning I thought about selling my first car (64 Ford, bought it 23 years ago) - after reading your story I realized that this would be a bad idea...
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  29. 1st 32 3.jpg IMG_1480.jpg A couple more pictures. The one with the kid :eek: and his newly painted (with a brush) car was taken on my 16th Birthday. The other one was taken on moving day which was the first time in 43 years that it has seen the light of day. It had been in another garage for about seven years before the previous owners moved to this location.

    p.s. Thanks to all for your very kind comments. They have given my wife and me , a great deal of enjoyment !!!
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2015

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