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Old 08-16-2015, 01:43 PM   #1
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Here's a 1932 roadster that came from a group of 8 all open cars that were found in Illinois by 3 guys plus a killer load of NOS sheet metal. (Think the Atocha) The cars were 32 roadster, 33 roadster, 34 roadster, 35 roadster, 36 roadster, 36 cabriolet, 36 club cabriolet., 39 Lincoln Zephyr convertible sedan. I bought the 32. Some of the highlights of the NOS parts were, 34 front fender 32 grille shell, 35 and 36 coupe rears, 35-37 pickup front, 3 35 grilles, 3 36 grilles, 35 pickup grille, 40-41 pickup front. 2 33-34 pickup lower grille aprons, 37 coupe rear, some Model A fronts, and some good used sheet metal. The story I was told is that the guy who had this stuff bought these cars when they were just old used cars and kept them in not the best storage, most of the cars have rust issues do to two feet deep of racoon crap which cause floors to rust out completely. The 32 roadster has that problem, but I'm happy when I don't think about what I paid. When is the last time you've seen a 32 roadster that wasn't either street rodded or restored.
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:54 PM   #2
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As they say... "they're still out there waiting to be found"
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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As they say... "they're still out there waiting to be found"
Or as in this case and many others, waiting for somebody to croak.
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looks like a nice score....any pics of the other cars??....Mike
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Great !.... So; are you going to restore it, rod it, or just get it running and enjoy "as is" ?
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WOW!! Great find. Any pictures of the other 7 cars and nos parts you mentioned?
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:06 PM   #7
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looks like a nice score....any pics of the other cars??....Mike
I was initially trying to buy the quantity of parts and some but not all of the cars were retrieved when I was at the new owners place and the cars were in enclosed trailers and didn't lend themselves very well to photos. Plus most of the cars are now sold by word of mouth. The Lincoln Zephyr and a good 36 Cabriolet and a very rough 36 club cabriolet are all that remain of the cars unsold. Gasoline and a match is slower than how fast these cars sold and they weren't cheap.
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Some of the parts, but not all suffered (surface rust to varying degrees) from damp storage conditions.
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I would presume this is the same collection. Great stuff too bad it wasn't stored properly

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By the way congrats on the roadster purchase!
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:26 PM   #11
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Here's a photo of the 34 that was on an open trailer, since sold to California. When you looked inside this car all you would see is aluminum trailer front to back, sub rails questionable, but it doesn't look too bad in the photos. The 32 is about the same.
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Great !.... So; are you going to restore it, rod it, or just get it running and enjoy "as is" ?
To answer your question as honestly as I can, I am enjoying it as it is now for sure. I will yank out the true correct 32 engine and sell it off. I may get it running with another newer flathead. I may leave it just as is and take it to LARS next June to see what happens. I'm not a street rodder nor a restorer. I prefer flathead mild hot rods.
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Thanks for posting NOS ,that's awesome,Ted
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What with the floor gone, this is a perfect candidate for a channel job! Make it a period correct early 50's hot rod!
By the way, the carb and intake are not original. Have you verified the rest of the engine?
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What with the floor gone, this is a perfect candidate for a channel job! Make it a period correct early 50's hot rod!
By the way, the carb and intake are not original. Have you verified the rest of the engine?
Yes, I do know how to ID a true 32 engine block, the intake is insignificant. Channeling a 32 would be like sending it to the crusher, the value would end up the same.
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Here's a 1932 roadster that came from a group of 8 all open cars that were found in Illinois by 3 guys plus a killer load of NOS sheet metal. (Think the Atocha) The cars were 32 roadster, 33 roadster, 34 roadster, 35 roadster, 36 roadster, 36 cabriolet, 36 club cabriolet., 39 Lincoln Zephyr convertible sedan. I bought the 32. Some of the highlights of the NOS parts were, 34 front fender 32 grille shell, 35 and 36 coupe rears, 35-37 pickup front, 3 35 grilles, 3 36 grilles, 35 pickup grille, 40-41 pickup front. 2 33-34 pickup lower grille aprons, 37 coupe rear, some Model A fronts, and some good used sheet metal. The story I was told is that the guy who had this stuff bought these cars when they were just old used cars and kept them in not the best storage, most of the cars have rust issues do to two feet deep of racoon crap which cause floors to rust out completely. The 32 roadster has that problem, but I'm happy when I don't think about what I paid. When is the last time you've seen a 32 roadster that wasn't either street rodded or restored.
Paul,Is it a true standard roadster?
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Paul,Is it a true standard roadster?
I think it is a true standard, there are no cowl light holes, none filled, painted stanchion bases, windshield frame is pretty funky but no evidence of chrome. Weren't standards 4 cylinder cars? It has a true 32 block. It's got a four digit serial # on the title and as far as I can see the frame matches that but it's very hard to see. I need to get a magnifying glass to see if the frame agrees. In 80+ years a lot can happen to a car so who knows for sure.
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have fun.....great car....Mike
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Did I sell you a 1937 NOS front fender some years ago?
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