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Wayne Henderson's 32 Vicky; Where is it?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 41hemi, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. 41hemi
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    I remember Wayne doing a few tech articles in Street Rodder back in the early seventies with his beautiful and black 32 Ford Victoria. Anyone know where the car is? Does Wayne still have it? It was such a beautiful car back then.
     
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  2. The37Kid
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    I read somewere it sold for $7,000 to someone in the MidWest, and that was big bucks at the time!
     
  3. plywude
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    Wayne Hendersons car was awesome, should be easy to ID today with the reversed firewall, dont know why he did it but he did, last I heard the car was in nothern California....................:D
     
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  4. Pewsplace
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    Yes, it is one of my favorites. Wayne sold the car to Johnny Rogers in Memphis and he painted it red. Johnny took ill and his wife used to drive it to the shows in Atlanta. I thought it was one of the top 75 Deuces a couple of years ago, but I don't remember seeing it at the show.

    I am not sure what happened to the car, but I know is was red the last time I saw it. I think he reversed the firewall to clear the Ford motor.
     
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  5. The37Kid
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    Anyone remember the magazine feature were the Henderson Vicky was compaired with a 1931 Chevrolet 5 Passenger Coupe (Vicky)?
     
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  6. Yes, it was in Hot Rod in the early 70's.
     
  7. ratrod0
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    my dad owned that car before wayen
     
  8. Harms Way
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    I'm not 100% sure if it's true,.... but when my friend Bill was trying to hunt it down, the trail lead to Wisconsin where there was a red Deuce Vicky reported to be the old Wayne Henderson car, but it was "updated" with full chrome independent suspension and the red paint ,.. ( Jag suspension if I remember right) If indeed this was the actual Wayne Henderson Vicky,... it was a dirty shame,..... it bare no resemblance to the car we all have great memories of,.......:(

    Here's the Deuce Vicky Bill did as a kind of tribute to the Henderson Vicky.
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  9. Deuce Roadster
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    I believe it was in the September 1974 issue of Hot Rod.

    Tom Richardson ... of of Merser Wisconsin was the last known ( to me ) owner.

    I would love to own it :D
    As would most 32 Ford guys I know :eek:
     
  10. The37Kid
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    I've got to go up to the attic and find that issue of Rod & Custom were the Early Times crew is placing the Vicky body on the finished chassis. That is one car photo that made a lasting memory, made you feel like you were there helping with the build.
     
  11. fab32
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    I've said for years that if I could own the Henderson Vicky i would get rid of every other car I own. It made that kind of impression on me when it was built and time has barely demished that impression. it was the first build of simple elegance combined with impeciable detail that won me over. My renditon would obviously have Chevrolet power (I can't help it) but if his were to find it's way to my house the Ford power could stay.

    Frank
     
  12. Deuce Roadster
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    Me too !! :D
     
  13. Weasel
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    As I recall the engine was a 351C which would have been 2 inches longer than a 289/302. This was in the days before the Snow White shorty waterpump conversion.

    For any of you who doubt the wisdom of building a timeless car, that is absolute living proof of a hot rod that will never be out of fashion.
     
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  14. rick finch
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    Here,here. Look in Webster's Dictionary under ICON...it's pictured there!
     
  15. Hackerbilt
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    What a builder! LoL
    If you "deconstructed" a Nostalgic Hot Rod outta that, you could fund the project from the sale of the leftovers!!! :D

    Imagine...back in the 50's half that car would have gone in the trash bin!

    That was one clean and well built Resto-rod. Most if not all the stock parts must have been original stuff too. Try that today!
     
  16. cabriolethiboy
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    Here's mine, waiting its turn.

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  17. debra updike
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    I have it on good authority from Wayne himself(my husband) that he reversed the firewall to clear the engine/transmission.
     
  18. The37Kid
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    Welcome to the HAMB Debra, that was the best '32 Vicky ever! Bob
     
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  19. ..........Welcome, Debra. Thanks for posting.
     
  20. 19Eddy30
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    That was a Very Nice Vicky, would like to see it back the way it was before "Jag "parts & painted Black
     
  21. ...............So true, so very true.
     
  22. kabinenroller
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