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Projects My new Sears and Roebuck 1932 Ford pickup...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3wLarry, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    I'm cruising C/List a few days ago and see this 1932 Ford pickup for sale. It's been listed for 5 days and it hasn't sold...hmm...must be a rust bucket piece-o-shit...I call anyway.

    Young 28 year old guy answers and tells me it's been in the family since new...really!...I'm all ears.
    His great granddad bought it new for the family farm up in Missouri. Thru the years it was used/abused and changed around. It got a new Diamond B engine at one point. It was passed down to granddad, and then to dad...and when dad died recently, the 28 year old son went up to St.Louis to bring it down to Tulsa. Son isn't really into it, so...for sale!

    At some point dad decided to 'purdeefy it' for parades with a real chromed car's really nice, and upgrade the brakes to '48 hydraulics. In typical farm fashion, the original brake pedal was disconnected and let fall to the floor while a new swing pedal and M/C was mounted to the least they didn't torch the original brake pedal off. (no offence to the farmers on here :D)

    Now about the wooden canopy ain't a homemade POS, it's really a nice quality wood bed kit. Grandad actually bought it new in a crate from Sears and Roebuck. The son doesn't know why the bed and rear fenders were replaced. Rear fenders look like sedan fenders with added inboard metal strips...more farm stuff.:rolleyes:

    The wheels have me stumped...they look kinda like Studebaker Artillery wheels...anyone know for sure?

    The body is rust free...really... however it has a lot of farmer the top was welded on at the back of the cab :eek:....and the usual fender bead cracks and welds.

    This thing actually starts/runs/steers/ for the bad news. Because it's an outta-state has to have a vin number inspection. They gotta physically see the I pull the fender number...must be under the cab...shit...gotta pull cab

    What are my plans? Get it titled/insured and play with it for awhile.

    first few pics are at a halloween parade in the early 1990's...son is 2nd kid from left at 7 years old

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  2. paul55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 3,156

    from michigan

    That is too cool!
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  3. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,243


    Great score!! Really solid looking. Sure is a "unique " bed.
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  4. put a dropped axle in it and it would be perfect
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  5. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    I have a spare big beam sending out to be dropped
    Joined: Jan 13, 2004
    Posts: 2,758


    I like it a lot.!
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  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,646

    Jalopy Joker

    Congrats - and it is another 3 window
  8. Follow up on that ad paid off! Great find
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  9. 1 word Larry BITCHEN
  10. Damn.

    What else can I say.

    Well other then I have no idea what those wheels are other then cool. ;)
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  11. very nice find
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  12. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,174


    I guess people can start calling you 3wlarry again. Nice score!
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  13. Count Scrapula
    Joined: Oct 13, 2004
    Posts: 585

    Count Scrapula
    from Mid TN

    Cool truck, great story.
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  14. Wow, great find.
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  15. I like it, a lot!
    Neat history
  16. Really starting to not like you, Larry.:D....You seem to find all of the gems. That chrome car grill shell is really the tits.:)
  17. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
    Posts: 1,143


    Lucky bass turd.
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  18. Larry,

    For what is worth here is the serial number on my '32 roadster:

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    The non original frame welt is pushed back to expose the number. The black metal to the left is my front fender and the metal to the right is the foot of the firewall. Have you carefully taken it down to the bare metal in this area? It was Ford's intention that this number be used to register the vehicle so it should be visible without removing the fender. If it was a passenger car the serial number would appear two additional places on the top of the left frame rail under the body but I believe I have read that these two additional places may be missing on a pickup. I like the patina, drive it and enjoy it. Be careful with the brakes. It is amazing how bad some of the conversions can be. Look out for copper brake lines. Does the firewall flex when you step on the pedal?

    Charlie Stephens
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015
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  19. Also check Van Pelt's. I believe '32 up has numbers in 3 places. Might just be able to lift bed instead of cab.
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  20. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    from Owasso, OK

    That looks like fun. Great find Larry and congrats!
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  21. IMG_2029.jpg You can find the Model B serial numbers here:

    After you have exhausted you search for the number on the frame you should look on the flywheel housing on a pad near the starter. The DMV likes to use the number on the frame but if the number on the flywheel housing matches the paperwork you might be able to convince them to use this number.

    Charlie Stephens
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015
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  22. Larry: What is a diamond B engine? Also, should be a vin on the frame kick over the rear end.
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  23. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,288


    Neat truck with some neat history. I think the B motor, juice brakes, chromed grille and artillery wheels would qualify it as a survivor hot rod, at least in the very mildest sense.

    A round mirror head, some sticker removal, and maybe put the stake sides up in the attic, would be the only things I'd touch.
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  24. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,330


    Congrats. You are becoming the new Nads.
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  25. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,589

    from California

    there is something wrong with a person who inherits a truck like that and has no interest in it.
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  26. hipster
    Joined: Mar 1, 2014
    Posts: 98


    What a snag! I'm envious.
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  27. JohnJoyo
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
    Posts: 1,379

    Alliance Vendor
    from Austin, TX

    Congratulations Larry! That looks like a good one.
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  28. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,938

    from Dublin, OH

    You must have a golden horse shoe up your.......................!
    Congrats great find.
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  29. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,226


  30. nice truck.
    spare is on the passenger side where i prefer it. is it staying?

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