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Projects Pinch me! 32 Cabrio is mine

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by crminal, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. I'm on a cloud right now....
    Never thought I'd own one but thanks to my brother in law Jim who turned me on to this deal, I am the proud owner.
    '32 cab, stored, undriven, in a garage for 20+ years. 50's 60's build with 283 chev and 3 speed Zephyrs.

    Handmade fenders thanks to the Long Beach PD who gave Roger a "No fenders" ticket in 1960.
    Bought from an old hot rodding gent who was a metal shop teacher and drove it to school daily. It will live on in the spirit he envisioned.

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    Just wanted to share.... Dreams do come true;)
    Thanks Jim!
     
  2. Super Streak
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  3. tommy
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    Very cool.
     
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  4. I'm jealous.:)
     
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  5. Kinky6
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    Great! I know everyone loves the roadsters with the way that the dash flows into the doors and all, but I'd prefer the cabrio, myself. A real all-weather hot rod!

    Kinky6 :cool:
     
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  6. rottenleonard
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    I guess you can color me stupid... Was this a factory deal? or a coupe conversion?
     
  7. neds29
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    Cabriolets were factory soft tops. Differed in many ways from roadsters, but primarily by the roll-up windows.
     
  8. Jimmy B
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    Great score congrats!!

    Factory, you can tell by the top of windshield and top door hinge, as well as swage lines.
     
  9. Not stupid, I'm learning myself and I own it!

    Factory deal, much smaller numbers. Roll up windows fit into top frame. Top goes up and down. More room front to back than a roadster. I believe the doors are deeper as well. I believe they always had a rumble seat.

    Corrections and additions are welcome. Go ahead Hambers :D
     
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  10. 4woody
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    Looks like he was a big fan of switches! What all is going on on the accessory switch panel?
     
  11. I bought one in Ca last week not near as nice. Good job!!!
     

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  12. chevy54man
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    Awesome car, good for you!
     
  13. redo32
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    Was the dash engine turned? The seams between the back panel & the quarters was originally welded, like the 3W. Neat car!!
     
  14. racinman
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    Nice! now enjoy!
     
  15. Hot Rod Bob
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    Congrats enjoy!
     
  16. Keep
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    Very cool looking rod.

    You planning just a cleanup? or you have deeper plans for it?
     
  17. Okie Pete
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    Very Kool enjoy .
     
  18. You lucky @#$%^&& That thing is super cool. I like the idea of keeping the theme alive!!! Have fun and keep us up on what your doing to it. Tim
     
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  19. Let's see a picture or three with the top up, please.
     
  20. brady1929
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  21. Big Al
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    thats a great score.
    Al.
     
  22. T&A Flathead
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    Damn that's nice.
     
  23. redlinetoys
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    Very very cool!


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  24. 55chevy
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    You lucky dawg, I hate you! Naw, good score!
     
  25. woodbutcher
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    :D Veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  26. Thanks to all of you for the kind words. Good to know folks are behind you.

    I've flushed the tank (no rust ;)) and the hard lines. Got a kit for the AFB carb and will rebuild. Lube the cylinders, check the electrics and give her a whirl in the next few days.
     
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  27. scotti32
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  28. Cabriolets were indeed low production here in the States,both V8 & B total 6,391. HRP
     
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  29. agshelby
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    Wow - looks like you will be done in just a few weeks. Amazing find. Is that windshield header stock and just wood grain finished, or is that a wooden accessory that the PO added?
     

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