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Features My Survivor Story.... 32 3-Window...the build begins

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by kisam, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. kisam
    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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    Yeah, it looks out of place doesn't it? My understanding is that although the car was taken apart in 66, that the builder continued to work on engines. He had big collection of Mopar. There is a Hamber that made some "one off" pieces for the blower (In fact, the Hamber's name is engraved on the blower - per Ron's request). He said the last time he saw the engine, it had eight deuces on it, but he never heard it run. The date on the engine is '57 and the family said he didn't believe in boring anything over 10, so they expected that I would find a standard bore on the engine when I take it apart? Keep your fingers crossed!
     
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  2. Congats on the '32 Kathy!! Way too cool!! Enjoy workin' on it and take your time. That'll put some pep in your step on the way to the shop every day, eh?? Good for you!
     
  3. brokenspoke
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    My panties are packed for Bonneville.....

    I didn't see any beavers ...YET
     
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  4. Firefly
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    Well scored my friend!
     
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  5. I believe AN fittings have been around since WWII.
    There has been some debate as to when they started showing up on hot rods, but I agree, they look out of place. Actually, the whole car looks out of place in your garage, it belongs in MY garage!
     
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  6. Reggie
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    I am so excited for you!!! Congrats! I know you will do good by the car.
     
  7. NAHHHHH; We want to see this one get done!!!!!:cool:
     
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  8. manyolcars
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    Who is the beautiful blonde in this picture?
     

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  9. Tanya
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    :p He's a TRUE blonde!!
     
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  10. A.P. Photography
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    Congrats. Great find and can't wait to see it back together.
     
  11. InDaShop
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    Awesome score Kathy! ANd Bill, I'm glad to see you spending your retirement being so productive.
     
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  12. aldixie
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    Congrats. Excellent find, can't wait to see it storming around Houston.
     
  13. bigken
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    AWE-DAMN-SOME..............way to go.............and that Bill is an alright guy, too.
     
  14. Malcolm
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    Kathy, I just finally saw this thread (haven't had much time on here lately)...

    CONGRATS!!

    Heard about your find from a few people and I couldn't wait to see more pics and hear your story. How cool -- good for you!

    I laugh at the Beaver Crossing sign every time I go by it... :D:D




    Malcolm
     
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  15. brokenspoke
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    I laugh at the Beaver Crossing sign every time I go by it... :D:D




    Malcolm[/QUOTE]

    I hope it isnt me....have you seen any beavers there???:rolleyes:
     
  16. kisam
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    And so it begins... The first plan of attack was to figure out the stance. Luckily I have the original wheels, tires, and aluminum firewall to gauge off of. He cut out just enough of the rear subframe to allow the frame to slide under the back of the car and up and in (at least that's what I thought).
    Original firewall looks to have had a timing tag on it at one time...damn
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    Tanya taking off the original shock mounts
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    My 81 year old Mother telling me how to do it
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    Here we go
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    At the end of the night, it looks as though I will have to bob about 6-10 inches off the back of the frame and then it will tuck back in by the rear lights. The rear wheel wells were cut out to match the bottom of the frame, so I should be able to get it exact.
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    Unclee is coming over today to help out. Good to have muscle.
     
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  17. Brewton
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    Congratulations on a great find! Looks like a lot of history comes with that car.
    Have fun!
     
  18. The only muscle I have is in my head, and it's getting fat and lazy!!!!:eek:
     
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  19. Good for you! Lots of luck with the '32.:)
     
  20. trmel3
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    from new jersey

    sparkplugs with the valves are early chevy v8 u had to prime motor with fuel befor starting
     
  21. kisam
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    Unclelee came over and I knew we had to bob the rear of the frame to get it back to original, so I decided to use my other 32 frame that had already been cut on. So we estimated our cut and swapped the frames. One more cut and we had it.

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    Oh yeah baby, that's it!
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    Mystery solved!
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    I had a better grill than what was left so...
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    The owner's wife told me it was black but it sure looked blue so I put a little wax on it and she was right. What is a good way to retain it without painting?
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    Ok I am beat and it's time for rest...
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  22. Dirty2
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    Too cool ... Bring it to the reunion this weekend !!!
     
  23. Chopt 34
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    I was wondering what happened to this one, congratulations on the acquisition!
    Love those channeled 3 windows, this one had a wicked stance. Thanks for the progress photos.
     
  24. kisam
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    Gotta work Sat night... Are you all going? Give Danyelle a big ol hug from me!
     
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  25. Beat me to it!
     
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  26. Dirty2
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    Yep , we will be there but leaving that night . No money for room ...:(
     
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  27. Are you trying to duplicate it as it was, or keep the "spirit" of the car, and possibly improve it a bit? If so, I'd put the grille about where you have it, even with the cowl. And as for the massive channel, a "Z" hidden under the floorboard; you'd never see it from the outside.
     
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  28. TSEDAN
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    Fantastic car, fantastic history, oh look at all the envious people.
     
  29. We talked about that, but I think she needs some time to think about it and also to consult with the frame god.;)
     
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  30. 63Compact
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