Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects My First Hot Rod!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Eric16, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Eric16
    Joined: Jun 24, 2019
    Posts: 7

    Eric16

    My name is Eric and I just purchased my first Hot Rod! It's a 32 Ford Roadster, all Henry steel.
    1946 Ford Flathead with 53 Merc heads, 39 trans, 40 rear end.
    The interior came out of the Bob Simons Roadster from 1956!
    I'm a younger guy just getting into the Hot Rod community. I was inspired by the Bernie Couch Roadster and will be keeping this car as close as possible to how he ran in the late 40's.
    Looking forward to working on the Roadster with the help of the H.A.M.B. community!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 2,492

    41rodderz
    Member
    from Oregon

    Welcome and nice hot rod.
     
  3. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,847

    Harms Way
    Member

    What a great way to get your feet wet !.... Welcome Aboard !
     
  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 22,431

    Jalopy Joker
    Member

    Wow - Congrats - not many here started out with a Cool ride like yours
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. Congratulations , enjoy the summer.
     
  6. Eric, welcome to the Hamb and might I say that is a beautiful roadster, congratulations on your very first hot rod, you started with one of the most desirable body styles in my opinion! :D

    Love the Mercury caps.HRP

    [​IMG]
     
  7. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,490

    i.rant
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    Welcome and you raised the bar on “first Hot Rod”quite a bit
    Nice!
     
    54BOMB, dana barlow and brad2v like this.
  8. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 793

    31hotrodguy
    Member

    Welcome Eric from Bakersfield CA! That is a very nice roadster! Thank you for sharing!!


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  9. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 13,863

    alchemy
    Member

    That is quite a car for a 16 year old!
     
  10. His profile says he's 27 years old! HRP
     
    clem, 31hotrodguy and chryslerfan55 like this.
  11. He's 27 according to his profile.
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  12. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 13,863

    alchemy
    Member

    His name is Eric 16 and he says he's a young guy. Is he just trolling as a 16 year old? Watch out girls! :eek:
     
  13. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
    Posts: 322

    brokedownbiker
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Wow, heck of a score for a first hot rod!
     
  14. Joe_dirt1 likes this.
  15. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,775

    F-ONE
    Member
    from Alabama

    That's no fair!
    Your first hot rod should be like a
    A 64 F100 or C10
    A 62 Falcon 4 dr (gasser):rolleyes:
    63 Biscayne or Galaxie sedan
    Some type of Plymouth.
     
    Truckdoctor Andy and 31hotrodguy like this.
  16. First Hot Rod!:eek: Now that is the way to go.:cool: Good Luck. Bolt that body down.:rolleyes:
     
  17. Eric16
    Joined: Jun 24, 2019
    Posts: 7

    Eric16

    Technically, my first Hot Rod was a 37 Chevy truck. Clear coated the body and swapped the original drive train for a 235, S-10 5 speed, and a 55 rear end. But I have always been searching for a Henry roadster that could be corrected to the late 40's feel.
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Boryca
    Joined: Jul 18, 2011
    Posts: 582

    Boryca
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Detroit

    You're way ahead of where I started, welcome aboard!
     
    31hotrodguy and Osoty like this.
  19. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,414

    GordonC
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Well you sure set the bar high for a guy starting out! A deuce roadster! What are you doing for a follow up act! Welcome and enjoy the car!
     
    31hotrodguy likes this.
  20. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 720

    WB69
    Member

    Nice car, gonna be a fun ride.
     
  21. That's a very proper roadster. You sound like you know what's what. Stay true to your vision.
     
  22. Desmodromic
    Joined: Sep 25, 2010
    Posts: 293

    Desmodromic
    Member

    I'm in my seventies, and he's way ahead of where I am now!
     
    Boryca and olscrounger like this.
  23. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,899

    brady1929
    Member
    from Mesa, Az

    Congrats, looks great.
     
  24. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,560

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Wow! I opened this thread expecting to see a rusty, dented 4 door undesirable junky old car. Woke me right up!

    Great looking car. Have a fun time with it. Very nice.

    SPark
     
    fourspeedwagon and Kiwi 4d like this.
  25. Most guys whose first hot rod was a 32 Ford are in their 70s-80s. You started out with the "holy grail" of cars. Nice one..
     
  26. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,314

    19Fordy
    Member

    WOW! Nice car and a great start. Enjoy the ride and have fun.
     
  27. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 756

    chevyfordman
    Member

    I couldn't be happier for you, the roadster is my most fun car to drive.
     
  28. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 1,591

    deathrowdave
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from NKy

    Welcome aboard , my friend . You have a start to the hobby there . Keep me in mind if you have any questions . I’ll try my best to help you out . There are tons of good people and knowledge on this forum , you will end up addicted as the rest of us are now .
     
  29. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,619

    T&A Flathead
    Member

    Damn that’s a way to get started. Curious what you’ll have when you are finished.
     
  30. x77matt
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 560

    x77matt
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Congrats! What a perfect roadster! All the right bits

    Gonna follow along on this one!
    Matt
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.