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What do y’all think of my 1932 roadster?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BrassMonkey1984, May 9, 2021.


1932 Roadster

Poll closed Jun 8, 2021.
  1. Yes

  2. No

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. KKrod
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,186


    Isky's T and the John Athan roadster are some of the earliest hot rods. They used the spring in front of the axle in order to lower the front and get hydraulic brakes. The front crossmember is moved forward accordingly to get the wheelbase they wanted.

    Last edited: May 19, 2021
  2. KKrod
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,186


    John Athan's roadster dash and gauges. This looks similar to your dash and gauges.


  3. KKrod
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,186


    Bumping this thread up. Would sure like to see more pictures of your roadster.
    Last edited: May 25, 2021
  4. Cool car but I don't get the poll. HRP
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  5. kevinrevin
    Joined: Jul 1, 2018
    Posts: 109

    from East Texas

    Don't change a thing.
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  6. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 616


  7. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,526

    from California

    Traditionally awesome.
  8. jimgoetz
    Joined: Sep 6, 2013
    Posts: 412


    Here's my front end set up built in about 1950. Spring in front with split bones mounted in the original cross member. It does make the car look a little stubby this way but mine is a 27 on the 32 frame so the car is pretty short anyway. From the pictures of your car I would guess that the Spring is mounted in front of the cross member or the cross member was moved up. You have a real cool piece and the fact it was your Grandfathers makes it even better.

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  9. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,649


    There you go. I vote yes.
  10. Yes, but only after you straighten the front fenders...........
  11. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,812


    What do I think about it? Same as I think of all 32 s, over rated, late model roadster. Just a fat heavy version of the real 28-9 Ford hot rod roadster.:cool::D It's not bad for a 32 though. What does the poll mean though ? Nothing?
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2021
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  12. Bill Rinaldi
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,843

    Bill Rinaldi

    Congratulations!! A great period piece. My question is, what is YOUR hot rod background? An awful lot of the guys on the HAMB are strict traditionalists---as in---thats the way it was built in the day, leave it alone! Thats where the whats your YOUR hot rod backgound comes in. Are you new at this game? Have you ever had an early style hot rod? Can you do your own work? Do you know any hot rodders in your area? And probably the most important queation---What are YOUR ideas for the car? Whats your thoughts on the lowered headlights, the fenders, the spring in front of the axle? What ever you do, make the car safe to drive. Make sure the existing brakes function well, the steering play is acceptable and it's reasonably reliable. The HAMB is the greatest hot rod venue you'll ever find, stay with it AND KEEP US POSTED!! Bill Rinaldi
  13. Who cares about todays standards? That car is totally bad ass! I wish more of todays cars were built true to the time period.
  14. I don't like the smile on the Mona Lisa but I don't think or expect anyone to change it to suit my taste.
    Last edited: May 29, 2021
  15. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,154


    Oh, don't get me wrong, it is a tough call. Most times I would say preserve as it was built.
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  16. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 616


    It's like Sally Field clutching her Oscar and giddily saying: "You like me... you really like me!"
  17. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,768


    He asked!
  18. Didn’t mean for it to be a poll. This was my first post
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  19. Classic I love it
  20. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,049

    from Michigan

    You've got your grandpa's original hot rod.
    Nothing more to say.
    Most important is what you think of it. I hope you think a lot of it and enjoy it your whole life.
    Oh yeah... and welcome.
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  21. joel
    Joined: Oct 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,903


    Congrats on being able to keep Grandpa's dream and memory alive. As you look the car over, you may find small details that you would like to redo ( especially safety items) . One thing I would do is to shorten the front spring so the shackles are about 40-45 deg. as Ford designed. This may require a reversed eye main leaf to not raise the front. It will make the car steer and handle better.
    Joined: Jul 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,074


    A thing of beauty ! Really miss mine that I let go Tom

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  23. Sounds to me like this "built in the '50's" car isn't quite "traditional" enough for some guys here.
  24. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,360


    Didn’t you post a similar thread a couple of years back ?
    Same car etc ......?
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2021
  25. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,678


    What he said!! Cool car. Grand Dad must have been a cool guy.

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