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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by doubledoyle, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. doubledoyle
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
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    doubledoyle
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    from norwich UK

    Hi Guys,

    I recently stumbled across an old 32 speedway car for sale while cruising the internet. Anyways after asking a few questions we came to a deal and i'm now the proud owner of the roughest 32 i'm yet to see lol.
    Anyways having done some research it first raised it head back here on the hamb in 2008 and has some super cool history..

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...ndow-race-car-junkyard-via-ebay-score.238230/

    I'm from the UK and with a bit of luck its leaving Chicago heading my way in a few months.
    Problem is i'm a little stuck as to what to do with it?.
    I haven't got the space or the inclination to keep it as it is and equally know its never going to be a show car without some serious investment.
    The way i see things i kind of paid for the Chassis / Title and running gear so the body is just a bonus.
    Going forward i think i'm going to need to fabricate as much as i can to keep costs down.
    So guy's got any tips for trying to save an old 32? 48372836_820477588300458_6078417680723869696_n.jpg 48372836_820477588300458_6078417680723869696_n.jpg 65830400_2413684538739572_2240902425093341184_n (1).jpg 65874640_2903656529773315_1545575974676987904_n.jpg 65931259_339455453622013_805944720399269888_n.jpg DEC_0296.jpg DSC00524.jpg DSC00527.jpg
     
  2. chev34ute
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
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    As sad as that is, there is no need to despair, most of the important bits are still there and thankfully patch panels exist.

    If I was in your situation I would be investing in a Shrinker/Stretcher, English Wheel, Bead roller and hammer and dollies. Once you have them get onto YouTube and watch as many metal shaping videos as you can.

    I shaped this up earlier this year.
    AB169C3F-7B88-41E4-8618-B28DA759252D.jpeg
     
  3. Hi Doubledoyle... Since that dirt track 32 was channeled and didn't had the stock deuce rails... Subriels sure were modified.
    It's depend on what you planning... If you like the 32 style rails... Get a pair or a frame and put it on on a jig... You'll need a good base... That's your first step... A lot of hard work man...

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  4. There is a front section of the roof, and windshield area for sale on the H.A.M.B. today, July 15. This would help you quite a bit to fix the body.
     

  5. doubledoyle
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
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    doubledoyle
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    from norwich UK

    Cheers for the Reply guys. Cheers for the heads up Nick! The frame is actually stock with the original K member and firewall. Dont get me wrong its had loads of reinforcing welded to it. I'm hoping to cut it all back and see whats left.
     
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  6. doubledoyle
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    doubledoyle
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    from norwich UK

    good going Chev34ute. Thats awesome work
     
  7. doubledoyle
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    doubledoyle
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    from norwich UK

    Not too much to report, The 32 finally arrived here in the UK and iv'e spent a little time here and there where i can.
    So far i managed to chop off all the additional bumpers / Roll cadge and floor. Even managed to find the original rear frame horns which had been folded 90 degrees to attached the rear bumper.
    Managed to pull the front end and i was shocked how straight the front Axle and wishbones are. Cut the welded shut drivers door and managed to get it off the car ready to go over my buddies to hopefully be repaired along with the Deck lid. Slow progress but at least somethings finally happening to the ole' Coupe
     

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  8. doubledoyle
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    doubledoyle
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    from norwich UK

    Anyone good at identifying early for rear ends? i'm pretty sure its around 39. Wide 5's and hydraulic brakes. Seems the they Cut and welded the torque tube keeping the front end on the 32 tube. Currently the trailing arms attach to the frame rail and K member, Is it possible to cut / straighten then and reattached to the lug on the torque tube? ideally i want to keep it looking as stock as possible.
     

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  9. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
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    That sure is neat. Auto City Speedway is still in Flint Michigan.
     
  10. 18n57
    Joined: Jun 29, 2007
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    Wide five bolt pattern and hydraulic brakes seems like ‘39 to me. I think only the Deluxe model had hydraulic brakes in 1939. 5 on 5 1/2” bolt pattern and juice brakes on all models starting in 1940.....


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  11. drylakespeedshop
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    There has been far worse built into really nice rods here on the H.A.M.B! There's some good advice^ above on getting set up, brake the build down into smaller tasks and start with the frame. Looks like a project that will be rewarding in the end! IMG_1006r.jpg
     
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  12. alchemy
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    The spring hangar arm sure looks like a 37-40 from here. The backing plate is a 39-48, but we could narrow the year down if you took a clear pic of the bottom adjuster bolts. Hydraulic brakes were first used on all 39 Fords, not just Deluxe.

    If the torquetube is still in working order I see no reason why you couldn't reinstall a lug and bend the wishbone arms back. The geometry would be infinitely better than split wishbones.
     
  13. doubledoyle
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
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    doubledoyle
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    from norwich UK

    Hi!
    I managed to get some other photos of the grease zert. A buddy of mine identified it as a 41 due that grease zert



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  14. Looks like Don's old Jalopy. No shortage of good advise/expertise and parts, within these walls.
    Like #drylakesppedshop said, breaking it down into small bits is the key.
    Years ago, article in car and Driver about a group of guys, whom found a priceless Nazi bullitproof staff car, cut up in pieces, in a Czech? chicken coop. They eventually spliced and diced it all back together. Had to put the farmers daughter through 4 years of college, in the US
    JT
     

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