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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ANDY M, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    great save ,cool hot rod.looks better than alot of the overly chopped up goofy looking stuff thats running around out there. brookville makes some good stuff,a little spendy ,he makes his own.has a traditional sb laying around,he uses it.good sound choices to building a hot rod useing what you have. just like back in the day
  2. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,807


    I will have to disagree with you about it being built with the best V8,the Olds motor that was in the garage with the 32 is the best V8 ever made. I had one in a 53 88 2 door sedan would beat up on what you call the best V8 ever built and it was stock.
  3. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    The HAMB at it's best.....................................and it's worst:(

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  4. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,650


    this is why i lurked for about 5 or more years before joining. alot of drama for no good reason. i'm love seeing this kind of story unfold. very few cars built by someone else are going to please everyone, but why hate them so much. is'nt it still exciting to see these cars getting found and cared for again? why treat people that you actually have common ground with, like they're the enemy? how rude some people are. some of the things i read blurted out here somethimes is very odd. were all americans who have for the most part, the same interest! instead of saying "you need thick skin" to be on here, i say to some, get some manors. igeuss some paople who do this stuff everyday can get jaded and forget some people are at differnt levels of this fun hobbie.
  5. Model A Mark
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,266

    Model A Mark
    from dallas
    1. Holley 94 Group

    umm - popcorn, i love it..
  6. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,191


    Enjoying the story. I imagine your friends (and hopefully you) could not care less what a narrow minded/my way only minority think. Real car guys like cars, pricks are just pricks no matter how many "posts" they have.
  7. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Great story,great pictures,thank you...
  8. ANDY M
    Joined: Mar 7, 2009
    Posts: 109

    ANDY M

    Geez, that kind of sounds like a Geico commercial. I almost expected you to say don't have a grandson with a dog collar. Why not?:rolleyes:

    The dash on this car is almost unique. The car was ordered with a cigar lighter. It's the big knob (hole) above the center of the dash.

    BTW, did you know that Brookville does not make a dash with this option?

    Nobody likes digital dashboards, even new cars have mostly analog. Fear not child, this dash will have vintage gauges.:)
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
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  9. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,807


    I was hoping to see it further along in the build.
  10. greaser
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 857


    Thanks for posting the updates Andy. I appreciate the updates and time you've spent, especially with all the negative posts. Some of the members here would like to keep this forum totally traditional, while some others accept some limited overlap to a later time period.
    I like all Hot Rods, (except rodents), and would encourage anyone building a Rod to build it for themselves as per their own tastes and budget. I usually follow posts that interest me, and ignore posts that do not hold my interest.
    Hope you continue with the updates....All is good!
  11. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    Nice build, but DAMN there's a lot of drama in this thread. jeez
  12. ANDY M
    Joined: Mar 7, 2009
    Posts: 109

    ANDY M

    My apologies if you were reading this and the photos went away. For the third time in 3 years, this thread has sucked all of the bandwidth out of my Photobucket account. so... For all of you Nimrods that have bitched at me because you had issues over how some one should build their car, I have once again paid the ransom to keep my pictures up here for all to see.
    Please enjoy responsibly.:D
  13. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    group hug...the kinder, gentler hamb...
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  14. Thanks for posting. It's still another '32 that's been saved.
  15. 48 Chubby
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,014

    48 Chubby
    Member Emeritus


    How the hell are we all supposed to sing CuumBaYa on the internet?
  16. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,681


    I sometimes miss the rough-and-tumble, step out of line and get your ass handed to you HAMB.. You know, the real world one ;)
  17. Lowriders Art Gallery
    Joined: Apr 9, 2010
    Posts: 612

    Lowriders Art Gallery
    from Montana

    Great story, great pictures. Too bad people have to be the way they are. It's the reason we have Wars, arguments and divorces.
  18. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,692

    from Buffalo NY

    thanks for all the pics, and story, great job.

    How about all the guys with perfect period correct builds start their own thread about how perfect their cars are...and the rest of us will wither in shame at your period perfectness...

    or maybe when someone buys a car you can give them the APPROVED checklist so they can verify every step of the way is the way you want it...

    My old car looks cool from the drivers seat...
  19. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,381

    from Oregon

    Thanks for documenting the build, and for sticking with the project upgrades regardless of the typical comments from some. I just finished reading all 18 pages, and I'm always surprised when I discover a thread this old that I haven't seen before.
    This '32 build is great, and I think the engine choice is very traditional. If a 283 with tri power isn't traditional, I don't know what is. Matt is truly a very accomplished fabricator, and I'd guess he may not have known about some suppliers because he's talented enough to build whatever he needs.
    I'm not into 32's like many people, and have never understood the whole "32 Ford thing", but I can appreciate any hotrod that takes this amount of labor and love to come to fruition. Nice to see there are still true barn finds, and not just the staged finds.
    Thanks again!
  20. 8flat
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,379


    Ohhhh......the weather looks sunny with a chance of billet.

    Hey, we're on a traditional hot rod forum. I wouldn't go on a blacksmith forum to show them my new Plas cutter. haha

    Don't worry, I put an alternator on my flathead (the horror), but I didn't tell anyone. 7yrs ago the HAMB was much more brutal...I was scared to ask questions at first...haha.

    Cool story though, glad you posted.
  21. I don't get why all of the negative posts either.Its going to be a nice car.If he sells it to you then you can change all you don't like. What strikes me the most also is how this car can be so badly rusted if it has been inside since 1951.I have seen cars sit outside that were in better condition. Did the garage roof have a big hole in it that poured water onto it?
  22. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,650


    there must have been something inside to hold the moisture in, and when it got wet,it stayed wet for a long time.
  23. ANDY M
    Joined: Mar 7, 2009
    Posts: 109

    ANDY M

    The roof caved in under the weight of heavy snow. When it melted, the car filled with water and rusted from the inside out. It was unfortunate that the damage went unnoticed for so long. Such is life.:(
  24. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    I'm glad to see the car being saved,an alot of talent doing so
  25. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I'm seeing some really good work being done and a great job of documenting it.
    It's a car project, and you guys are enjoying it. I'm diggin it!
  26. jms
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 87

    from Chicago IL

    It seems like this owner is drawing the sort of flak usually reserved for guys who take survivor hot rods and trash them. This was not a survivor. It was an incomplete stocker that was melting into the ground. The original frame was rusted into swiss cheese. It had no drivetrain. The motor in the shed, while cool, had never even been installed in the car. The complaints seem to be about choices about stuff that wasn't even there. I like what he's doing with the stuff that was there. I like seeing the solid sheet metal work. I like the fact that he's designing the car so as to not cut into the firewall. That's my way of saying that I appreciate what I've seen so far and hope the updates continue.
  27. Imperial Kustom
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 269

    Imperial Kustom

    I am appaled at how many people mistook the headlight brackets for Mustang II stuff, when clearly, it's not even close. It also cracks me up how much street rod and Camaro bashing does on here when I know that SO MANY here have built, owned, and still own street rods, muscle cars, mini trucks, rat rods, VW's and whatever the fuck else you had when you were younger or that bandwagon came around. So many here follow the trends but will never admit it. Thanks Andy for a cool story.
  28. Man what a story. Just found it & went thru most of the posts. Gotta give Andy a big thank you for sticking with it. As for those that don't like the way this car is being saved, don't open the page. Keep on posting Andy.
    I'm OK with however the guys build it, afterall it's their car & their money.
    Funny I graduated from high school in 1951. Spent 20 years of my youth in Hartford,Ohio.
  29. rockbottom
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 10

    from PA

    Awesome post Andy, and thank you for taking the time to share a great story even if some guys dont like the ending. I have to applaud Dave for putting the time and money into the car and bringing it back to life. Although my 34 chevy is fairly incomplete it looks to be more rust free which gives me hope and motivation to get her back on the road! Thanks again!
  30. MilesM
    Joined: May 28, 2002
    Posts: 1,201


    Wow, read this whole thing.

    Before I STFU, a 4" stretch is not needed for a SBC. Not even a 2" stretch is needed unless you run a late long pump (who would do that on an early engine anyway?).

    Mine fit with an uncut firewall like it was ment to. Hell, you can even use stock 32 V8 engine mounts on a SBC.

    By the way, thanks for posting the pics!

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