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Technical Thinking about this 1932 pickup

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Enviro-1, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Primered Forever
    Joined: Jul 7, 2008
    Posts: 429

    Primered Forever
    from Joplin,MO

    As high as those seats are mounted in there you would have to be 4 feet tall to drive it!
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  2. Enviro-1
    Joined: May 14, 2011
    Posts: 14

    from Tampa Bay

    No its not burning a hole in my pocket and They didnt buy the truck at all, they work on consignment, but that is beside the point. I get what you are saying and thats why I asked about this truck before going to look at it. I'm in no hurry, I really didnt know anything about the supercharger and since the sales guy has no clue, I thought maybe someone on here may have seen this truck and know a little somthing about it. Everybody always seems so helpful on this forum, I thought I would ask. Plus I already said Im goint to keep looking. Thanks for all the feedback.
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  3. Roger Loupias
    Joined: Jun 24, 2021
    Posts: 122

    Roger Loupias

    Bring him 21K in a bank bag, all large.
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  4. low down A
    Joined: Feb 6, 2009
    Posts: 370

    low down A

    a traditional site that runs down flat head fords{WTF}
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  5. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,910

    Staff Member

    I don't think it was the fact that it has a flatty as much as the fact that it has a flatty AND IFS and IRS
  6. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,679

    Staff Member

    Don't take what I'm saying as running down Flatties.
    I answered from a market perspective.

    If anyone has money to spend - it's your money to spend as you wish.
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  7. dart4forte
    Joined: Jun 10, 2009
    Posts: 101

    from Mesa, AZ

    You couldn’t have that built for 40k
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  8. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,699

    anthony myrick

    I’d pay less for a 350.
    People actually pay more for a hot rod with one?
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2021
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  9. ronzmtrwrx
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 704


    Bottom line is, take your time, shop around, and you will find a better buy than that truck.
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  10. Nailhead A-V8
    Joined: Jun 11, 2012
    Posts: 1,101

    Nailhead A-V8

    ???o_O what's with all the raggin' on flatheads? ain't this the hamb? when is someone going to chime in with "put a 5 spd. in it" seems requisite here nowadays...what happened to the last bastion of hot rodding? Paying attention to the gougers?:confused: Don't give them the time of day! they can keep their junk until their wife calls the scrapper to come pick it up! I used to appreciate it when dudes would get kicked off of here for posting their centrelines etc. old HAMB had more 350 5spd. comment and i'll kick myself off here
  11. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,014

    from PNW

    Not really raggin' on flatheads. If you want to spend 4 times the money for a quarter of the horsepower of a SBC that's your choice. However, history has shown that the SBC or any OHV engine seemed to be the go to choice of hotrodders seeking to improve the performance of their rides. Flatheads nowdays seem more like a fashion statement. As in, "Hey it's got a flathead, it's gotta be traditional. So, can I play now?"
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  12. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,699

    anthony myrick

    like a 350 that wasn't around until the late 60s
    the "now can I play traditional cause I dressed it up to resemble a vintage engine" kicks in

    but just playing Devils advocate. These lines get blurred on probably 90% of the stuff poster here
    the goofy blower set up and modern suspension turns me off more than the price.
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  13. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,433


    This thread baffles me. That truck looks pretty nice to me. There is no way you could pay to have it built for 40 grand, it has a flathead in it and its a 32 ford! 39000$ is not a lot of money in the car game, shoot people are asking 25000$ for fiberglass t buckets, and getting it. I nice daily driver 1970 camaro can bring 30000$. Why are we trying to lower the value of a vintage style , real steel hot rod because it has the motor that we all have built our hobby around?
  14. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,699

    anthony myrick

  15. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,699

    anthony myrick

    the supercharger looks like the eaton unit you find on Buick. Toyota and a couple other applications found in your local pick-a-part. low boost units that can be bought cheap.
    Its definitely in the "build what you find at the junkyard" mentality for early hotrod builders but from the wrong era.
    In my worthless opinion its doesnt add much value other than bragging rights or impressing 99% of your average car show attendees.

    however, its still a small supercharger on a flathead. I might look for one of those cheap guys for an off topic im building I aint ashamed
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  16. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,852

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    IRS and a flathead is a lot like making it to 3rd base with your sister
  17. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,374


    I agree. I do like it less now that I know about the suspension underneath it (it's an odd pairing) but still. I don't agree with the flathead being less desirable (if you offered that engine in that truck for sale by itself for $6K I bet it'd be gone in a week, and I can buy running 350 Chevy engines for $500 around here still) and I think some of the guys around here think it's still 2011 with their pricing.

    Looks like this truck is not "the one" for the OP and maybe $39K is a little high/dealer priced but guys throwing up their hands and saying this truck should sell in the teens and that nobody would pay a premium for a flathead anymore, I don't understand it.
  18. Blue Moon Garage
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 297

    Blue Moon Garage

    Go look at it, costs nothing. Don't let all the blowhards here decide for you.
  19. Now that you mention it...:eek:
  20. XXL__
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,035


    That thing pulls up and 37 people with big shoes and red foam noses climb out to a tune containing a trombone.
  21. I wonder if the seats go up and down as you drive along?
  22. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,699

    anthony myrick

  23. SPEC
    Joined: Feb 1, 2021
    Posts: 363


    It appears to be a 33 they have longer steel only running boards, 32's have rubber coated running boards.
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  24. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,699

    anthony myrick

    It’s a 327 and a m2
    Might can get a better look at the back of the cab.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2021
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  25. I was envisioning the ones between the horses that just sat there.:D
  26. Wow, the original truck posted has an identity crisis. Its trying to be a street rod, but the builder lacked imagination. The gauges don't match. Too many diamond plate accents. Lots of China pop parts. If this truck was refined a little and repainted, barring any mechanical hackery, it could be a cool street rod. But it would take 10k+ to make it right. And it appears the body was rusty once and poorly repaired and packed prior to a backyard paint job. Walk away, it's only worth the parts and title. The last truck posted by Anthony looks good without knowing any specifics. It's a much cleaner hot rod. A 327 is cool, just a different flavor. Not all hot rods need a flathead. Lots of mills to choose from. Just depends on the era your shooting for. My advise, don't over pay for someone else's mistakes. Save your money and find a well built truck that needs minor details to make it your own. Any 32 Ford with a flathead v8 will be pricey, so find one that's worth the coin or start building your own.
  27. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,699

    anthony myrick

  28. MeanGene427
    Joined: Dec 15, 2010
    Posts: 1,946

    from Napa

    Hell, I would happily sell this one for around half that, with a '41 flathead- and the dump bed works lol

    32 2.jpg
  29. You probably won't find a 32 running and driving with decent paint for 20K. Even so, the original truck posted is in need of a second restoration. IMO, it's a parts truck. Just because someone hacked together a vehicle with mismatched parts doesn't mean it's worth anything. In my past career, I was involved in fixing many cars bought from these consignment dealers. Lots of flippers use them. Cheap parts and crude work. Better to stay away from the car lots.

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