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History Stacked up like stove wood!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, May 21, 2020.

  1. I just ran across this photo which looks vintage and know images can be manipulated and I highly doubt Henry would have ever stacked them up like this.

    With a solid hood in place and what appears to be wiring for the headlights routed through the frame rail the image must be current.

    I sure wouldn't mind these 8 roadsters being stacked up in my garage.

    Anyone know the story behind this photo? HRP

  2. That photo has circulated here before. Something to do with stock of current aftermarket company if I remember correctly.
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  3. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,427


    Johnny is correct. I can't remember the particulars, but I am sure someone will jump in with the details. It seems to me the original picture I saw was in color...
  4. TCTND
    Joined: Dec 27, 2019
    Posts: 79


    Yeah, those welded square tube frames don't look like something from '32 nor do the the louverless hood panels.
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  5. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 4,478


    I think it was the speedway motors roadster kit photo
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  6. Correct and the photo in this thread is doctored to look old. Original photo is current and colored.
  7. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,520

    rusty valley

    last shipment of speedway's chinese steel 32's
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  8. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,665

    from washington

    Henry didn't have any brake hoses running from the frame in 32.
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    I think that this was covered before here, it was listed as the stockroom from Speedway out in NEBR.
  10. Just goes to show you, there is nothing posted on the hamb that hasn't been discussed in the past. HRP
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  11. No trim on the top of the grill shells either.
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  12. We're not supposed to discuss what's currently novel.
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  13. Another stack, this time frames ~ Original Henry Ford or aftermarket? HRP

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  14. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
    Posts: 1,048


    I would think original. I doubt any modern frame reproducer would build such volume. Also the lighting
    in the building does not look modern?
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  15. low down A
    Joined: Feb 6, 2009
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    low down A

    original brake hoses in 32, okay
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  16. Yeah, Ford didn't introduce hydraulic brakes until 1939, we are so use to seeing them on all the early Fords that we seem to forget these cars came equipped with mechanical brakes. HRP
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  17. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
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  18. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
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    It was reported at the time that these were manufactured in South Africa. Never heard much about the company that did them. They were delivered to Speedway painted red with upholstery ready for the engine of your choice. edit: I type slow
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  19. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
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    Joe Blow

    This is a Speedway 32 32blackfront.jpg
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  21. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
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    The heavy caster wheels on the cart in the background of the second picture look as if they could be 30's industrial.
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    Yes that is correct it was assembled in South Africa
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  24. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,149

    from NKy

    The rear crossmember is the give away to me as to what era the 32 frames are . I’m not sure but I don’t think anyone makes a repo crossmember like that one pictured
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  25. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
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    Modern as there are no hood side louvers.
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  26. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    5a3eb71b4b77dc9d8d0faefed409e87b.jpg Real
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  27. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
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    j hansen
    from sweden

    I think it`s original. Skärmavbild 2020-05-22 kl. 11.15.19.png
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  28. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
    Posts: 1,048


    Regarding South Africa car firms. The Superformance
    Cobra replica comes from there. It is acknowledged among Cobra guys as the finest Cobra replica ever
    built. Carol Shelby stated that if he would have had
    that Chassis during the Cobra racing days, No one
    would have beat it. Shelby thought it was an outstanding piece. If Superformance built those 32s
    for Speedway they may be very good quality. If Speedway specified lesser quality to reflect lesser price
    that may be a factor as well.
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  29. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Wonder how many of them still sit in the warehouse at Speedway. They wanted to buy Zipper motors at one time as well.
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  30. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    the frame picture is most likely old. look at the volume of finished frames. 10 (?)stacks of 7. that would be a lot of frames, plus they are painted. then we add in the vintage light fixtures and the heavy cast wheels on the cart in the background.
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