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My best buy yet- 1934 Ford roadster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Aaron Kahan
    Joined: Apr 29, 2011
    Posts: 123

    Aaron Kahan

    Rad!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Chris!!!!! That red roadster has always been one of my favs!
  2. Congratulations Chris! It was worth the wait. And I like your plans for it.
  3. HomemadeHardtop57
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
    Posts: 4,250


    wow..what a great find..I love it
  4. Thee dirty dirty feeling
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 2

    Thee dirty dirty feeling
    from Spokane

  5. Rehpotsirhcj
    Joined: May 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,384

    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Beautiful, Congratulations on a great find.

    I think the more we get into this hobby the broader our search zone becomes...we start with the local swaps and before you know it we're on road trips through multiple time zones.
  6. so_dak_kid
    Joined: Oct 12, 2010
    Posts: 324


    nice score Chris...your newest model 40 will compliment your 41 ragtop just fine!
  7. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Great story....congrats....
  8. Randy P
    Joined: Oct 3, 2006
    Posts: 431

    Randy P
    from Austin, TX

    Congrats, Chris! You got a good one, I'm glad that guy kept it for you for 40 years until it was time for you to get it!
  9. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,051

    Alliance Member
    from australia
    Staff Member

    great score Chris, all these deuce guys think they have the best looking early fords, but we know better;)
  10. attitudor
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,977

    from Finland

    I would like to see Bruce having some progress with his new Roadster.
  11. Retroline
    Joined: Aug 20, 2002
    Posts: 1,124


    Well done, a very clean project and the plans look good as usual.
  12. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    I can relate to the part where you sent off a big chunk of change strictly on faith. It ain't easy. I did the same thing on my 34 P/U and like you I was pleasantly surprised. I was very scared for several weeks until it arrived.

    The great thing is that the old girl will finally get back on the road again. You have the talent and you know how to get it done. I hope you take us along on the journey.
  13. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 7,072


    kickass Chris, congrats!!!
  14. Good way to upgrade the collection, that's a nice piece of hardware, and a good story too. I'm going to use this to demonstrate economics and entrepreneurship....thanks.
  15. Congrats....the 34 is, IMHO, the pinnacle of style for the 30's era Fords.
  16. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    It's been 24 hours already...have you driven it yet? :D
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  17. exStreamliner
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,553


    I keep looking at the roadster and thinking about future bride... seems to me you have made some wise choices... best of luck with both
  18. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Damn that's a nice car! I really enjoyed your story intro and the ride home with it too. Looking forward to watching you build it.
  19. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Super happy for you dude!!! It looks even better then I imagined and all that's missing is a pic of Lucifer inside. :D
  20. Sweet man, sweet!

    Boy, listening to the story is like reliving my same worries on survival and stretching the buck. It is scary, but all worth it! Your new 34 seems to be in about the same condition as mine too. Thank god we have good wood! Doors as well! I think I have a few less things to fix, but very parallel. What a car you got!!!

    Seems like we might have the same plan too, hahaa. Highboy 1st to get it out of our systems, then a full Hollywood custom! There is just nothing like a 33/34 roadster with fenders, and a chopped top! Good job Chris and all involved!

    Keep the updates coming! I can't get to mine for a bit, so please get on yours! Hahahaa.
  21. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    I don't know how you do it but once again you've scored big time. With the future missus pitching in and helping with the purchase I'll personally come out there and administer a severe ass whooping if you ever sell this one. That's the car to not only start your marriage but the one to put on your Christmas cards after celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary.
    A little over a year from now I'll be celebrating my 50th with the best wife anyone could hope to have being afflicted with this incureable car addiction. It looks like your on track to duplicate my good fortune.

  22. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,902


    Chris- you have the COOLEST stuff, indeed!

    Good on you for this one, man!
  23. Magnus B
    Joined: Jun 19, 2005
    Posts: 886

    Magnus B

    Congrats. I'm sooo jealous. A 34 roadster is on the top of my list... fenderless of course :p

  24. Very very nice!!!!!! Great find.

  25. Not yet...It's been raining like crazy!

    I got it running, the gas was brown it was so old. It ran only at a higher RPM, so took the carb apart to find it full of black crud. It has a temporary gas tank inside on the floor with a rubber line going out the firewall. The fuel line was coming apart on the inside plugging the carb. So I cleaned the carb, added fresh gas with a new rubber line, and it purrs now :D It should run and drive now...just waiting on the weather!
  26. Lord Purple
    Joined: Sep 22, 2006
    Posts: 201

    Lord Purple

    Hey Chris, good to have you as a fellow 34 owner! Great find, Happy New Year and say Hi to Jamie.

  27. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    from st.joe, MO

    Nice score!

    Fuck the rain don't be a pussy ;)
  28. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    How is it that you're driving this thing before I get to take the Wizard for a spin? Jealous!
  29. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,546

    from WA

    Amazing story Chris!.....Sounds like you have a great partner there, as I do! They sure make life more fun when they support instead of inhibit. Love the car and the direction, can't wait to see it in real life.
  30. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,539


    Wow Chris, what can I say?? You scored man. Can't wait to see it in person.

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