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Old 05-20-2014, 04:25 AM   #1
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Default 1932 3w build thread / “freshening up

I have this thread posted over on the HAMB, but I thought some of the people on the FordBarn would appreciate this car. Hopefully it's not too much of a hot rod - and it's definitely not a build with new parts.

Dan’s been on the hunt for a nice 3w for a while now and finally pulled the trigger on this one. It’s a pretty original car, sans a black lacquer paint job (unknown when) and a ’36 engine. Overall, the car is complete and extremely nice….and a well preserved time capsule. Dan isn’t planning to change the car much, with plans to make a period hot rod out of it (nothing destructive).








Over the past week, we disassembled the car some (nothing that hasn’t been done to it in the past) to mainly do a serious cleaning. We pulled the front fenders, hood, grill/radiator, before moving on to the engine and trans.

We both think the hardest part of this car will be the exhaust. To make it easier, we set his engine/trans in a chassis I bought last year. While I’m doing the suspension work on the car, Dan is going to be building the exhaust system at his shop. We pulled some leaves out of my springs to get the car sitting at the ride height. It’s going to be much easier building the exhaust from the top side rather than lying on your back……




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Old 05-20-2014, 04:27 AM   #2
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We then pulled the front and rear suspension leaving the body with the rear fenders and frame. All of the parts that came off are getting put up rather than modified. I had extra ’32 spindles and an axle that Greg dropped, and we got a nice wishbone from Gary to complete the front suspension. The rearend is getting replaced with a ‘33/34 Columbia build by Joe Longobardi, and the original springs were reworked by Eaton Detroit Spring (eyes reversed, and packs dearched).









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Old 05-20-2014, 04:30 AM   #3
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After a little cleanup, the original black paint on the frame was showing in quiet a few areas. Needless to say, there isn’t any pitting/cracking/rust anywhere on this…….







I'm putting together time lapsed videos of the work, so here's the first installment…….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgjghOnXCCM

Stay tuned….
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:31 AM   #4
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We've been getting the suspension parts prepped for the car. Since it's going to sit fairly low, the tie rod was going to have interference issues with the crank pulley (we didn't want to do a bent tie rod). We reamed the spindles from the bottom side, which meant we didn't have to drop the steering arms nearly as much to go under the wishbone. We also dropped the steer arm slightly to get the draglink close to the stock angle.

After that, we threw the '33/34 torque tube in the Bridgeport to shorten it down to a '32 length.

Tomorrow, we're mocking up the front suspension to sort out the shock mounts before disassembling those parts for some paint.



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Old 05-20-2014, 04:32 AM   #5
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We assembled the front suspension on the car the other day. The shock mounts turned out really well.....they hide behind the axle while still clearing the surrounding pieces. The car has Lacy's complete hydraulic conversion kit...and I don't think we can say any more than what has been said - it's perfect.


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Old 05-20-2014, 04:34 AM   #6
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The engine came in from H&H the other day, so we got to work prepping it for the install. Basically, we just had to cut the motor mounts off the water pumps, and install the '32 mounts to get it ready. VanPelt built the '39 trans for the car, and it's nothing short of beautiful.




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Old 05-20-2014, 04:48 AM   #7
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Wow! She's a sweetie.

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Old 05-20-2014, 06:00 AM   #8
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Detroit,
I er ah um oh uh huh...............keep this thread going here please, personally
I LOVE it. This build might not technically fit the 'template' here but it's too cool
to loose track of. This sure looks like the $99,000 3w I saw a couple years back at
Hershey on the Choc field.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:20 AM   #9
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Sits slap bang into my interest zone....modified stocker....with nothing being done that can't be returned to stock if ever the need arose.Great job so far Corey, keep the updates coming.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:15 AM   #10
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Where did you ever find a car that nice to start with? NOSPARTSMAN
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:32 AM   #11
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Love it please keep us up to speed own the progress.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:56 AM   #12
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Very good inspirational video. Thanks for sharing! Okay now everyone get out to your shop and get to work!
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This build is 100% my style/love. I also keep all of the original parts aside and use the true Ford stuff modified to the old standards. This to me, is truly a Ford Barn car, as we share a lot of the info relative to this type of build. Greg does always the best job on axles, especially on the heavy deuce ones. I have a few from him. Glad to see the front above shock mounts are not the sheet metal hot rod stuff....never allowed to use those...did not exist back then. Cory, one day we will have to meet and compare notes.....Great project....Robert
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What a great car! Are you going to leave it in the original paint (I hope) and not repaint the dash? Really like your plan. Thanks for sharing.
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Super fun project...and a really nice shop!!
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:23 AM   #16
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It don't get no better than this...TOP shelf! DD
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:25 AM   #17
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What a great car........please keep the updates coming!
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:29 AM   #18
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What a great car........please keep the updates coming!
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+1 on this. Darn righteous!
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:32 AM   #19
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I don't think that you will get any bad comments from the Fordbarners.
I think they all would be envious !
Great job !
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