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Projects United Pacific 5W Deuce Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Groovy, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. Groovy
    Joined: Aug 9, 2015
    Posts: 88


    I've started the build on the project... Roof will be chopped about 3.5" - 4". Trunk lid has been louvered. So-Cal chassis has been sand blasted, filled and epoxy primed along with bobbing the rear frame rail to accommodate a custom made roll pan.

    A 350/290hp crate motor and new Tremec TKO600 and Currie 9" rear with 3.23 gears will be installed. It will ride on a traditional '32 drop axle and buggy spring rear. Brake and fuel lines have been bent up and test fitted.

    A fuel tank from Tanks inc. was purchased and just recently a set of Speedway aluminum bomber sets have been picked up.

    The car will follow the lines of a traditional Bonneville flats racer from the '50s...

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    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
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  2. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 2,917

    sloppy jalopies

    IMO...that thing is nice ... without a chop...
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
  3. Kinda got crazy posting photo's,huh?
    Since you left your profile black where are you from?
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  4. Groovy
    Joined: Aug 9, 2015
    Posts: 88


    I wanted fuel economy so I went with the highway gears as I plan to do more highway driving to far away locations and meets. Small block chevys are not at all good on gas even under the best conditions. It is not practical to drive fast and crazy in my city as the roads are in deplorable condition so I knew I wouldn't mind the gearing.
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  5. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,013

    a boner

    Looks like a cool build.....I like all kinds of build threads. Keep us up to date.
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  6. maplefrm
    Joined: Aug 15, 2010
    Posts: 509

    from Central IL

    Good for you, build it the way you want and just ignore all of the negative people. If they want to give you money to help pay for it or come and help you work on it, then you might listen to what they have to say, otherwise do it your way, it's your car.
  7. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 11,637

    from oregon

    I'm in.
    Along with my fiberglass, 1-800, belly button, not one original Ford part on it, street rod.
    OK, my 9 inch rearend housing is Henry steel from 1957.
    Maybe you can find some 1932 issue air for your tires, that'll shut em up.
    Gonna be nice, keep the build photos coming.
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  8. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 14,811

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    it will be a great car and i understand in this day and age, on the hamb, some of the "traditional" get's diluted with new parts/pieces/processes but at some point the glass ends up, no gin, just tonic......
  9. joel
    Joined: Oct 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,479


    Except for the engine , you're building what my son wants. He doesn't have the coin for the parts thus far , but I'll check in on your progress now and then.
  10. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,309


    Welcome to the HAMB
    Thanks for starting a thread on your build.
    Love your positive attitude.
    Will be inspiring to all, to build a traditional car with mostly/all new parts.
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  11. Xman
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
    Posts: 419


    I've built Glass body cars and Henry body cars like my current 34 and have a hell of a lot of fun with them all. Is there another reason to do this?
  12. swifty
    Joined: Dec 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,530


    How good is the body groovy? If it's anything like mine then your bodywork skills will be needed mainly due to poor assembly. The panels are good but the assembly of them isn't.
  13. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,045

    Alliance Member
    from australia
    Staff Member

    Ok, here's a warning coming. I'm finding and deleting more and more political posts.
    The HAMB is and will be politics free.
    Please stick to it and talk about what really makes America and the world great, HOT RODS.

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  14. Bigbangtheory
    Joined: Mar 18, 2012
    Posts: 363

    from ohio

    I'm having Steadfast build me a 5 window that I started a thread on but maybe I shouldn't post anymore about it cause it's getting a new winters quick change and some pete and jakes parts on it. Sure don't want to piss anyone off for using new parts.
    Joined: Apr 28, 2009
    Posts: 488


    My opinion on the build should not matter, BUT REALLY, No parts locally. How hard did you look, not to mention the classifieds here. Granted 32 parts are not common or cheap, but they are every where if you look. Even a couple real door handles, lights, etc. Look (and maybe even find) some local parts and you will find some locals to help guide and support your build.
    Good luck and keep posting updates.
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  16. dutchrod
    Joined: Feb 5, 2009
    Posts: 312


    Groovy just build it like you want , it's your car.
    Over here it is nearly impossible to get a car titled when build with new parts so we have to work with old parts which are not that common over here.
    If i had the money and registration was easy i would go the same route, in the end we all just want to have fun building and driving a hot rod
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  17. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,425


    yea man, build it and have fun.

    Cuz if there was a house cleaning of non traditional cars here on the HAMB .. half the traditional preachers would be booted.

    If I had the loot, I'd buy one of them there 5 windows,,,, but I don't and I can't so I'm building mine from "aged" parts.
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  18. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 11,637

    from oregon

    Roger that Pete
  19. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,017


    Welcome to the Hamb. Look forward to seeing your build come together.
  20. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,273


    Can't saw I didn't warn you. I don't understand why some guys are down on anyone building a car from new parts. If they prefer vintage, fine, but why would they care what you want to build. I guess they think there should be no aftermarket parts? Can you imagine how expensive our hobby would be if there was no aftermarket, original 32 5 window bodies would be priced out of reach of almost everyone.
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  21. pigfluxer
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 207


    Groovy,looks like you have built some nice cars but this one is gonna be great.
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  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 24,994


    I've got to agree with Pete, If I had the coin I'd have a garage with a project with a new body and new frame and be grinning from ear to ear.
    As I see it it's the rest of the pieces you put on it that count for it being accepted here or not. Proper traditional pieces on the outside of the engine. Appropriate traditional style wheels and tires, Interior that carries a traditional theme.
    No billet, no 2017 trick of the week paint. no 12 inch wide tires on the front.
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  23. And if it were members, as opposed to just preachers, it would be closer to 90%!
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  24. nailhead terry
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,449

    nailhead terry

    Are you catching hell for using new rust free clean parts that are not bent up ! Well that's rough they might just need some butt hurt cream ! lol
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  25. Manager
    Joined: Mar 22, 2014
    Posts: 234


    Damb, I really wanted to see what the UPAC body was like now. I have been so close to buying one but the bad reports about the earlier ones have made me gunshy. Now he's been scared off.
  26. MMM1693
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 397


    Pete, I agree 100% ! Also the proper term for aged parts is seasoned.:) Groovy, build it the way you want, I am.
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  27. Hendee
    Joined: Sep 12, 2009
    Posts: 155


    Build-on Groovy. You've already experienced some unhelpful comments, and fortunately some that are more representative of what you will get from 95% of the HAMB. IMO many guys here will give great advice, ideas, help, etc. I always like watching another '32-5w going together, so I'm subscribed.
  28. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 11,637

    from oregon

    Henry steel or United Pacific.
    I'd bet 90% of them would not know the difference.
  29. 32 Spitfire
    Joined: Dec 26, 2008
    Posts: 952

    32 Spitfire

    Let us not forget the 2016 AMBR Award went to this awesome Roadster (that most of us here just raved over!) and it has an all steel Brookville body like my two 1932 Fords!! Article:
    Also how many so called original 32's have at least some Brookville parts? Quite a few. I've watched many guys walk up to my 32's and peck them with their fingernail and whisper...original? Anymore I just smile.....

    My Blog:

    High Noon Speed Shop - Baltic, Ohio
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  30. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,425


    Please please please continue to post pics, I'm really curious to see the body and the details of it.
    i used upac rear quarters on my '32 build, they were priced right, the quality was there and they saved me months and months of rusty repair time.
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