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Art & Inspiration What’s the Best 1932 Ford body style?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by el Scotto, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Five window

    59 vote(s)
  2. Three window

    80 vote(s)
  3. Sport coupe

    1 vote(s)
  4. Tudor sedan

    15 vote(s)
  5. Fordor sedan

    2 vote(s)
  6. Convertible Sedan

    6 vote(s)
  7. Victoria

    25 vote(s)
  8. Roadster

    24 vote(s)
  9. Cabriolet

    5 vote(s)
  10. Roadster Pickup

    4 vote(s)
  11. Phaeton

    3 vote(s)
  12. Pickup

    7 vote(s)
  13. Panel Delivery

    2 vote(s)
  14. Woodie Station Wagon

    2 vote(s)
  15. Sedan Delivery

    5 vote(s)
  1. I've owned a 3 window, 5-windows, 4 door sedans, a roadster, a pickup and 2 couple of tudor's.

    I still have the first 2 door I bought 31 years ago so I guess it would be my favorite. HRP

  2. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
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  3. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
    Posts: 865


    I like the 3 window I have stashed in my shed for the
    for the last 15 years! It was a 2 year quest to "rescue"
    it from its former 30 year slumber deep in the Honey Island Swamp area of Eastern Louisiana. I would have preferred a five window. I am good with it anyway. It is
    the only one I have ever had a shot at affording. At least it is out of the weather now. Also I was able to acquire many parts and pieces from several different
    bodies over the years and all over the country. Also
    a nice genie chassis with clear titles from Florida. Expensive, but worth the trip and money to make it
    titled in my name.
  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,402

    Jalopy Joker

    the one that fits your wallet and garage
  5. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,860


    I think I lean toward 5 windows, but knowing that a Vicky could be built into this... I am a convert.

    Bucky Hess Vicky Gasser.jpg
  6. Deuce Lover
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 554

    Deuce Lover

  7. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,027

    from norcal

  8. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
    Posts: 653

    427 sleeper

    They all have their charm, but I'd have a hard time choosing between a Vicky and a 5 window.
    -Brent- likes this.
  9. I have a pickup. It has servered me well for more than 10 years. In 1976, I remember a full fendered 3 window in candy apply red came into the NSRA nats in Tulsa. It was very striking. I have seen 2 door sedans that I fell for. The 5 window is one of the most useful. I'm old and making decisions isn't as easy as it was. I quit! :)
  10. dirt car
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 90

    dirt car
    from nebraska

    I plead my constitutional rights !
  11. derbydad276
    Joined: May 29, 2011
    Posts: 1,217


    Gray Baskerville ... “Are Coupes for Chickens”
  12. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 3,428

    from Berry, AL

    I'll take any of them if I can buy one at these prices! 1932 ford prices.jpg
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  13. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 161


    Make that 2 votes for a Sedan Delivery
  14. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,501

    Kiwi 4d

    Anything between and excluding 1931 and 1933 , pure and simple
  15. Easy now…
  16. Just what us east coast guys say! Also Milner.

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    Irish Mike and lothiandon1940 like this.
  17. I have never been a 32 fan. I prefer the model A.

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  18. bill gruendeman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2019
    Posts: 132

    bill gruendeman

    I have never owned one , so I would be happy with any one, but more happy with a 3 window
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,244

    from IDAHO

    I Always Like Coupes And The Deuce Nose Has Lots Of Personality.. DSCN1633.JPG
  20. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,046


    What do I know... 52B98DF7-E4EE-4630-AE51-DD5BDF8914D9.jpeg
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  21. Could not vote, ANY would make my day :rolleyes:
  22. My fav is the only one I've ever owned. The Pile-o-Parts sedan.
    But if I could trade my 33 5W PROJECT for a comparable 32 5W, I could be unfaithful.
    New fol (41).JPG
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2019
  23. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,868

    from So Cal

  24. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,520

    Bandit Billy

    The best 32 style was about 2 years later when Ford finally got it perfected.
    texasred and Shutter Speed like this.
  25. ratrod0
    Joined: Apr 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,043


    Between me and my dad I have owned or drove most of these 32s as for which is best 5window as for the funniest roadster 20190316_210601.jpg 20190316_210624.jpg
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  26. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,694


    upload_2019-11-11_4-5-24.png 1959
    chopped 1932 Ford Coupe, Cook and Mac Cartney, C/Altered


    It was 4 years after the grand opening of the local So Cal icon, Lions Dragstrip in the West Long Beach/Wilmington area. But, the ground was set for all forms of competition. The abundance of cars was amazing for a teenager to check out and drool.

    In looking for some altered competition in my early Lions Dragstrip films, I now have a “slow motion frame by frame” program that allows me to check out what I normally could not see in the speed that I recorded the original, drag racing action. Sure, any program will allow you to stop and back up a frame or two in chunks, but it is handy to be able to click on each frame for clarity.

    Cook and Mac Cartney C/Altered 1932 Ford Coupe.

    At one time, my brother and I liked this Altered Coupe and wished it were a street legal car for our next hot rod build. Fenders or fender less, the 32 Ford had its day and the popularity was evident. It would have looked very good alongside our friend’s black 5 window 34 Ford coupe with the big Olds motor. That 34 was very inspiring and fast, but we wanted something different. One thing that held us back was the cost. For some reason, the 1932 Ford choices were always more expensive than any other year or model. So, we went a different way with our 1940 Willys Coupe build.

    Many years later, my wife and I were also in the market for a new project and of course, we wanted something no one else had in our area. So, a 1932 Ford Sedan Delivery was chosen, but for our low income, “20 something” budget, they (1932 models) were way out of our league. Then, the next was a 32 Woody Wagon.

    They were the epitome of woody wagons in our coastal area, as no one had a 32 wagon set up for daily usage and reliability with an SBC motor/modern trans. But at the time, they were even harder to find than the sedan delivery models. The one we did find was much higher in cost than the sedan delivery, so we realized we were barking up the wrong tree.


    The popularity of the 1932 models was a little outrageous, for us. So, the search was on for some other models, years and formats that would fit into our wandering, “20 something” lives. “BEST is in the eye of the beholder…”

    In the photo: How many models, years and styles can you name that were always around the Lions Dragstrip location every week?
  27. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,378

    Speed Gems

    My top three would be.
    1) Five window
    2) Victoria
    3) Sport Coupe.
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  28. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,378

    Speed Gems

    My two favorite Five window coupes.
    p160650_image_large.jpg jimbusbycoupe3hw1.jpg
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  29. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 515

    Shutter Speed

    Really tired of deuces and their stickin' their noses on everything.
  30. < I'll make it 3 votes...
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