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Hot Rods The EUROPEAN DEUCE thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 57snrf, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. chrisp
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    Someone needs to put those fenders and hood sides on a coupe or roadster.
     
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  2. 57snrf
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    From Denmark: 328-interior.jpg Dash unique to European Deuces, with dual glove boxes
     
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    From the UK
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  5. CheatersPete
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    That is Franck and me in the roadster ;-) just behind the house ;-)
     
  6. 57snrf
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    Recently found in France
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  7. 57snrf
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    From a French technical book, dated 1948
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  8. 57snrf
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    What a weekend! Picture taken on Saturday after the L.A. Roadster Show in Pomona. In the background: Pomona Raceway. Yes, this is the same car as the Tudor seen in the 1st picture of Page 1 of this thread.

    As you can see from the picture, quite a bit has changed on the car, since I delivered it to Charles Franklin (a TOP guy with incredible knowledge, who runs Vintage V8 Restoration) six weeks ago. IMG_1482bb.jpg Different wheels of course (1940-48 Ford) and slightly smaller tires (550s and 700s). The car needs to be raised just a little in the back to improve the rake. Lincoln brakes in the front. No more cast Magnum axle, which has been replaced with an original stretched axle from (probably) the ’50s – it came from Charles impressive stash of parts. Still on the “to do” list: replace the worn out ’34 gearbox with a ’39 Ford unit, rebuild the steering box and change the angle of the steering column (it requires modifying the header).

    Charles surprised me by telling me he wanted to tow and display the car at the L.A. Roadster Show, though it’s not finished. Better: the guys from (the newly revived) Hop Up Magazine wanted to display it with their cars. I certainly didn’t expect this. I drove the car a bit at the show on Friday, during setup day.

    The response during the weekend was great, with several of my hot rod heroes checking out the car. Many hot rod/’32 experts had plenty of questions, about a model they had never seen before. Guys who own ‘32s themselves (and one with a U.S. ’32 sedan in particular ) asked me who modified the doors etc. Funny stuff. The whole experience was just fantastic
     
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  9. DDDenny
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    OUTSTANDING
    Perfect as is.
     
  10. 57snrf
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    Just missing bumpers now! Found one in the swap meet Saturday. Who has a second bumper with rear brackets???
     
  11. 57snrf
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    From the UK: Congratulations to Marianne Woolfall! She just posted a commendable 13.8 quarter-mile ET

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  12. Dick Stevens
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    That is gorgeous, also fast enough to be a whole lot of fun to drive! :cool:
     
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  13. 57snrf
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    Curious about the styling differences between the European and U.S. sedan, I managed to grab a tape measure last Saturday at the L.A. Roadster Show. The ’32 with the arrows, which was parked nearby, belongs toPete Eastwood.

    . Cowl, 1st arrow = ¾” longer on Euros: 14.5” Euro; 13.75” U.S
    . Door, 2nd arrow = 2” longer on Euros: 37.5” Euro; 35.5” U.S.
    . Side/rear window width, 3rd arrow (width @ largest point) = Almost 5” shorter on Euros: 26” Euro; 30.75” U.S.
    . Side/rear window height, 3rd arrow (height @ largest point) = Same on both models: 13.75” Euro; 13.75” U.S.

    I also measured the distance between the top of the running board to the roof; the Euro model is “chopped” by ½-inch… 52.75” Euro; 53.25” U.S.
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  14. DDDenny
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    I kinda thought this was the case.
    BTW, the patina on your car is perfect, and the door lettering really makes it in my eyes.
    Curious, what did P-Wood have to say about your car.
     
  15. Dick Stevens
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    So the 1/2" sectioning is taken out of the area above the beltline, it appears, correct?
     
  16. 57snrf
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    Dick, actually, I don't know... I guess I should have measured the distance between the beltline and the roof, on both cars. Didn't think of it.
    DDDenny, I think P-Wood was curious... not unlike a lot of people who scratched their heads at the show!
     
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    On this Tudor from Denmark, note semaphores (turn signals) on the A-pillars
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  19. 57snrf
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    Another picture of Chris Chory's Tudor, Germany
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  20. 57snrf
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    1932 advertisement
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  22. Ned Ludd
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    I have never seen another picture of that car. The coachbuilder is W. J. Reynolds, according to one source. I've looked ...
     
  23. 57snrf
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    Another picture of Bertrand Dubet's Tudor, France (now in Spain)
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  24. 57snrf
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    Another picture of Thomas Toft Bredahl's Tudor, Denmark
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  25. 57snrf
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    From Sweden
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  26. Gary Addcox
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    OH, MY GOD ! ! ! This plague is international !
     
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  27. 57snrf
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    Another picture of Pete Dempsey's Tudor, England
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  28. Bruce Lancaster
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    "OH, MY GOD ! ! ! This plague is international !"
    Looks like he built it as a DONK...then LOWERED IT!!!??!
    Question...isn't this a fundamental contradiction within the time-space-matter continuum? How do we still exist?
     
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  29. volvobrynk
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    Pics of the front one, that is beautiful!
     
  30. 57snrf
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    Another picture of Hervé Ditner's fenderless Tudor (France), parked next to Oldspeed's Tudor (Belgium). Picture from last weekend's Cry Baby Show by PowerGlide Magazine
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