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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by pearl31, Sep 17, 2012.
I have one 31 and four 32's, does that say enough
Comparing a 31 A Coupe to a 32 Coupe is like comparing Oprah with Beyonce, or (insert your comparo here).
Night and day - one's beautiful and the other ain't.
I beg to differ....
it's still a model a coupe.
That yellow one is ugly.
I will join you on that one.
Also not a fair comparison,
stock A to worked over 32.
The 32' frame looks a lot better IMO. The rear mounted gas tank, the flush fit doors, slanted A pillars, more interior room, etc. just add in as a bonus! The frame is what does it for me but a 30 or 31 on a duece frame is pretty damn sweet too!
It isn't a fair show a model a with a 32 grill shell and 32 rails... those are the things that make a 32 better!!
If I was given a choice, 32 3W, 33-4 3W, 36 3W, I'm all over the 36. I completely get it about 32s, I also wouldn't mind doing one some day (have a plan!). But as an ultimate early V8 hot rod, 36 all the way. Just adding some Irish Cream to this coffee...
It only matters IMHO if ya want it how Mr. Henry built it, btw I love my '31
I love my 31 also, but the 32 has those few little details, the swoop of the doors, the reveals in the back quarters, that just make it "right". in my case my old A roadster body was what I could afford, and I enjoy it a lot, but I built it on an unpinched 32 chassis....just in case the phone rings one day and someone wants to know if I want a free original 32 roadster, 3w or vicky body they have in the barn...
A 32 3 window is my dream car, OK. Well that a Cobra Coupe. But I would take a 32 3 window over my 31 anyday. But I personally think a full fendered 30/31 with a duece grill is the best of both worlds. Visor to me adds a real cool look, and how can you argue with a duece grill..
The fact that you can brag and say you have a "deuce"
Aside from the obvious engineering improvements and the introduction of the flathead v8, just put a chopped Model A (with a model A grille) highboy and a chopped Deuce highboy in front of a non car person and see which one they gravitate to.
'32'S ARE A LOOK.
ART IN MOTION!! IS WHAT IT IS.
You can buy a real nice Model A in the high 20's and a real nice '32 in 50 to 70's. I have seen 32's 3-window Highboys and full fendered Roadsters steel cars, of course, sell for 100K. Also, my opinion, the smooth lines of the '32 are unmistakenly the look.
Unfortunately, investors and car collectors, WHICH THERE ARE MANY, have pushed the '32 and many other cars out of reach for everyone else. This puts '32's in a class by themselves. '32's have always been the choice of hot rodders.
" Real hot rods don't have fenders "
Horse shit. This car is more Beautiful than 99% of the 32's out there.
These pics are also for the "deuce rails" crown. Granted, it has a deuce shell, but like I said earlier it's the builder and the styling.
BTW, I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the A^^^^^^^. It's a well finished and nicely detailed car.
I've got a '32, but there's a black primered '28-'29 coupe around here that just knocks my socks off. Full fendered, with big & littles, with fronts in the crowns of the fenders and rears that look so big that you'd have trouble getting them off. Just perfect tire/wheel size in a cute little coupe. And man, were the driver and passenger grinning. That would be my next choice in a hot rod. Good Grief! What am I talking about? I said I was going to quit after the '32.
Did not know a 32 was better than a 31............................................
it all boils down to TASTE, PREFERENCE, and MONEY
because my name has a 32 in it...
This is the best expenation I have ever heard!
Apples vs. Oranges.
Ok,how about a fair comparison,,HRP
Lets face it,with the kind of talent that can be found here on the Hamb both cars can become outstanding hot rods,,and this still is a hot rod site ain't it?
I've owner Model A's and 40 Fords,,I've also owned Falcons,VW's and Dodge Vans.
I don't think Deuces are better than Model A's,,there just the car I fell in love with 50 years ago and what I personal prefer.
I never realize until this post that the Model A guys are just as anal as us Deuce guys,,, HRP
"I can't believe you're on this board if you have to ask".
i don't think that was what he was saying. i think he meant, with all the posts about '32s how could you not know why.
it's kinda like asking "why would you want a good looking woman, when there is so many ugly ones out there?"
i have owned two '32s,and still own one of them, but i would love to have a '28-'29 roadster on deuce rails. to me a '30-'31 is too close to some parts of a '32 to waste your money on, i prefer to have a car that looks like a '32 to be a '32.
When I look at a '32 compared to a '30/'31......makes me think that Henry Ford told Sam Foose to customize a '30/'31 like he would want it..........a '32 to me has all the trick things done from the factory that I'd want to do to a '30/'31.........don't get me wrong...I like all year Model A's.....but the '32 frame just kinda cleans things up and really makes the car nice for a Fenderless Hot Rod.......my problem, I don't have enough money to own one of each done the way I want.
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