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Projects Scored a 5 window coupe

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by ukgav, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. ukgav
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 315


    I've been having all kinds of fun with my nailhead powered model A sedan over the last few years, check my thread 'the shAm sedan', and had no intention of moving it on but the dream car has always been a 32 Ford 5 window coupe. When one popped up for sale on a facebook page I thought it was too good a deal not to go for so I jumped on it.
    The deal was done a few months ago and I have had to wait for it to be shipped from Oshkosh Wi. all the way to here in the UK.
    It's a Henry Ford body
    Repro chassis
    dropped beam axle and juice brakes
    9 inch rear end on parallel leaf kit
    241ci Dodge red ram hemi and 80's Ford pick up 3 speed overdrive trans
    Guess you need to see the pics!

    My sedan which is now for sale.
    [​IMG]Untitled by Gavin Meanley, on Flickr

    The replacement
    [​IMG]Untitled by Gavin Meanley, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Gavin Meanley, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Gavin Meanley, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Gavin Meanley, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Gavin Meanley, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Gavin Meanley, on Flickr

    Not 100% decided as yet. The body has a few issues and some of it needs re engineering so I think the best way forward is to tear it down and build it back up. Nothing has been ruled out in terms of chopping or channeling etc In fact I've found evidence that the body was channeled before.
    I love the 60's drag coupe look so it may head in that direction. Once the sedan sells I will have the space to begin the rebuild.
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  2. I agree,32 five windows are the best. I think starting from the beginning is the best idea. What am I looking at in the photo of the motor? What is that coming from the firewall to the front of the frame? Good luck with build!

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  3. Really nice score,,,,,it should work great !
    Very nice Hemi in it as well .

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  4. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,444


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  5. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,979


    Awesome Hot Rod, love it .... '60's drag style is my favorite, period. Keep sharing your adventure with it.
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  6. Little Red Ram to go..........
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  7. Looks like a master cylinder real close to the header?
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  8. swifty
    Joined: Dec 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,725


    Yes I agree with @ct1932ford There's some dodgy engineering, wiring and plumbing but you've got some great ingredients to work with to build an excellent 5 window.
    Mark you really need to get another 5 window, you know you want one.
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  9. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,370

    from Oregon

    Kudos .
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  10. ukgav
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 315


    That's the clutch master cylinder. Pedal set up is one of things that needs addressing.
    [​IMG]Untitled by Gavin Meanley, on Flickr
  11. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 17,580


    Its in Good Hands...Congrats @ukgav...can't wait to see you put it through the paces...

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  12. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,694


    good luck , great winter project
  13. Barrelnose pickup
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,199

    Barrelnose pickup

    Happy for you for getting what you’ve always wanted but that A 2dr was a pearler,, the winner in my books.
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  14. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
    Posts: 1,711

    Nicholas Coe
    from Tontitown

  15. :eek:
  16. blvdbill
    Joined: Feb 2, 2010
    Posts: 338

    from California

    1932 5W are great, I have had 8 of them
  17. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,302


  18. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,138


  19. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,815

    T&A Flathead

    Wow. Good for you.
  20. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,839

    from norcal

    Welcome to the club
  21. You did a great job on the sedan, can't wait to see the 60's drag car style you come up with on the 32
  22. did you get rid of the 32 truck?
  23. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,774

    from Raytown Mo

    Awesome can’t wait to see this come together!
  24. ukgav
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 315


    Afraid so. The truck went a few years ago to be replaced by the nailhead sedan. It still survives, virtually unchanged, in Germany.

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  25. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,180


    Nice score. With a hemi is all the better. I’m in
  26. That's nice and with a little tweaking it will be great. Nice score....I missed that one.
  27. your truck was/is such an inspiration for my own project. just wish i could finish....
  28. 32 hudson
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 715

    32 hudson

    Nice coupe for a project beginning. Saw it in a video on you tube.
  29. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,093

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Well of course I think its bitchin..... Please leave that little Dodge where it is.

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