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Old 05-29-2021, 05:18 PM   #1
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Hi, my name is Todd. I joined the forum a couple of years ago when I was looking for some information on my '39 Standard Coupe. I have always wanted a '32 3 window coupe and last week was able to purchase the car I wanted.
The previous owner had this car approximately 43 years. It was painted in the 1950's and has it's original interior. It has a 1937 engine and transmission and was converted to hydraulic brakes long ago. I intend to maintain the interior and exterior of the car in it's current condition and improve it's mechanical reliability.
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Old 05-29-2021, 05:21 PM   #2
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Very nice! Congratulations.
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Old 05-29-2021, 05:27 PM   #3
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I hope you went out and bought a lottery ticket. Beautiful car. Check out the brakes carefully many of the early conversions left a lot to be desired. FYI attached is a picture of the master cylinder mount on mine.

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Old 05-29-2021, 05:31 PM   #4
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Charlie,
The brakes are the first thing I'm going to address. They work good, but pedal placement is off. I will be making a post on that soon. Are you happy with yours?


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Old 05-29-2021, 07:08 PM   #5
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Dang! 3 window '32 Coupe. You've done good my friend! Congrats and enjoy it.
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A lot of master cylinder conversion set ups aren't as elaborate as Charlie's is. Many early conversions just mount the master cylinder to a flat bracket on the back of the K-member. Make sure the wire wheels are mounted to the hubs/drums properly. They generally have ring spacers to give full seating of the wheel centers if the wheels are the old Ford types. Here is a link.
https://www.earlyfordstore.com/produ...rings-set-of-4

That's a very nice Deluxe Coupe. Have fun.
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Old 05-29-2021, 07:40 PM   #7
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Sweet looking ride. Congrats.
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HOLY COW~~~~ she's a Beauty!!! Trunk back or rumble ? keep it original and you will be so glad you did. Share more pics if you can, thanks!!!
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Rumble seat. I made an album with more pictures.
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Quite a great looking find you have there...like others have said, get it road worthy and keep it original..
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The brakes are the first thing I'm going to address. They work good, but pedal placement is off. I will be making a post on that soon. Are you happy with yours?


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I am very happy with mine. I used a '39-'48 master cylinder and measured a '39 brake pedal to get the leverage correct. I have a stock '32 pedal assembly in front of the K member so, naturally, the placement is correct.

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A lot of master cylinder conversion set ups aren't as elaborate as Charlie's is. Many early conversions just mount the master cylinder to a flat bracket on the back of the K-member. Make sure the wire wheels are mounted to the hubs/drums properly. They generally have ring spacers to give full seating of the wheel centers if the wheels are the old Ford types. Here is a link.
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That's a very nice Deluxe Coupe. Have fun.
One of the things I had in mind with mine was to keep he master cylinder from hanging down where it might be subject to damage. I definitely second your comment about the spacers. If the current wheels have been run without spacers Todd should be sure to check the lug nut holes for cracks starting to form.

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Great for you!! Did you know about this car for a long time? How did you find it? 3 windows as you know are VERY hard to find. Happy for you.
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You are one lucky dude but I guess you know that. One in a million find. Congrats!
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Well, I'm jealous.
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Rumble seat. I made an album with more pictures.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/album.php?albumid=5430
Again....what a JEWEL! And your body number does NOT appear to be on the REGISTRY....see the link below. What a prestigious group to be associated with. Hopefully, you will PM FordBarn member "RANDY" and ask him to include your number on the master list. I know it would be an honor for me to have a car on that list. Click the link below!

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...+build+numbers


Below is the "Body Number" that we're referencing. DD


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Old 05-30-2021, 04:31 AM   #18
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Congratulations Todd! You have a beautiful car and I'm glad to know you'll be keeping it as original as possible. Original interior- wow!!! You must be on cloud 9!
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Congrats on an amazing car!! Glad you're leaving it as is! Enjoy!!
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Old 05-30-2021, 05:59 AM   #20
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Very Nice indeed! Richard and Dennis Lacy in West Covina, CA The V8 Garage, sell a master cylinder bracket, it uses just original holes for mounting also brake line kits. Good Luck with your car!
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Old 05-30-2021, 06:39 AM   #21
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What a fantastic car! Congratulations on owning a piece of history, I know I'm jealous. All the best and enjoy every minute with it, a great looking car.
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Great looking car keep the pictures of your progress coming, maybe a video of it driving down the road.
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A HAMB member in San Diego is doing these .Looks like a clean modification.


1932 Ford hydraulic brake master cylinder bracket. No drilling, no engineering, no welding, no cutting required when converting from mechanical to hydraulic brakes. Bracket mounts to k-member utilizing original holes and locates master cylinder utilizing original 32 pedals. Your brake pedal will need some modification
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Nice! Good Luck with it.
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Todd, I'll add my congratulations to those above!! Your persistence has rewarded you big time!! She's a beautiful addition to your '39!!
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I would love to see the release handle for the Rumble Seat. A close up picture if possible. Thank you
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I have the original off my car. I will post when I can.

Edit Here are some pics. The original was damaged so I installed a later common handle
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congratulations, I love it.
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Very nice!
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What everyone else said....
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Rotorwrench and Charlie - Thanks for the tip on the wheel spacers. I pulled one of the wheels off this morning to check and there weren't any spacers there. I'll get some on the way.

deuce_roadster - I met the previous owner about 6 years ago at a local car show when he was looking at my '39 Ford. I saw him again about 3 years ago and just happened to ask him if he knew anyone who had a '32 3 window. He told me he had one, but it wasn't for sale. He lives about 15 minutes from and I have gone to see the car a few times since then. When it came available I jumped on it.
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Have to agree. I understand tweaking the pedal positions but otherwise..... Do nothing!
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Todd,
That is one sweet car! You did very good! Yea get a couple lotto tickets too.
Off to look at a 32 today also. But for sure not like yours!
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A HAMB member in San Diego is doing these .Looks like a clean modification.


1932 Ford hydraulic brake master cylinder bracket. No drilling, no engineering, no welding, no cutting required when converting from mechanical to hydraulic brakes. Bracket mounts to k-member utilizing original holes and locates master cylinder utilizing original 32 pedals. Your brake pedal will need some modification
Do you remember his name on the Hamb?
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No.I will try to find it. Found it - Here is his link
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cool three window id like one
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No.I will try to find it. Found it - Here is his link
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Congrats on the 32. Your car is a beauty.

I recently purchased my 40 convertible from a friend of mine. He also had a 34 3 window for sale and I decided on the 40.
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Congrats on the 32. Your car is a beauty.



I recently purchased my 40 convertible from a friend of mine. He also had a 34 3 window for sale and I decided on the 40.
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Todd,
Just looked at your pictures in the album! I am a picture nut, I take and post way too many! Just realized how very very little I know about these cars! Dang I am way behind the curve as usual. Well the pedal placement thing will be interesting. What are your plans for the car? Full restoration or work on as needed and drive??
Your dash is nice!
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Chris,
I have a set of original pedals 1932 en route and will be correcting the pedal placement issue soon. I have decided to use Richard Lacy's parts for the hydraulic conversion portion. I cleaned up a few minor electrical issues and now the car starts instantly. I have some wheel spacer rings and a few other small parts ordered. I plan on just giving the car a good cleaning and detailing and driving it as is.
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