May 22, 2021

1932 Ford Five Window Gets Glass Beaded and Primed

 

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find


If you haven't read my previous posts about the history of this 1932 Ford 5W Coupe, please scroll down through the previous posts and check them out.

As mentioned, this will be built as a "traditional" hot rod with a flathead engine.

In preparation for the next stage of the build, the body and frame were glass beaded and put in epoxy primer.

As we wait for the next step, we will have an update on the engine build, and then we will move on to the '32 roadster project!

Enjoy the pictures!

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find

1932 Ford 5W Coupe - Barn Find




March 31, 2021

Disassembly of the 1932 Ford Five Window Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

In preparation for the build, Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration disassembled the '32 Coupe. Check out the pictures in this post. 

Next up...the frame and body are glass beaded!

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe


February 26, 2021

The '32 is Home!

1932 Ford 5W Coupe Barn Find
The 1932 5W Coupe at home with the "original barn dirt"! LOL
 

It was cool to get the '32 Coupe home and take some pictures with that "valuable" 65 year old "barn dirt" still on the car! 

As mentioned in a previous post, except for the wheels, the car was pretty much identical to the configuration that it was in from those vintage 1954 pictures that were shared in the last post.

I'm guessing that it was hot rodded before my dad's buddy even purchased it.

When it came home, I called my friend, Craig Naff to look at the car. He was the first person I called before I purchased it. He was definitely the most knowledgeable person that I knew who could give me some advice. I'm a 1960s kind of car guy, so this '32 stuff was all new to me. I've learned a lot and am having lots of fun learning more every day.

Craig agreed to do the build. We first met about 40 years ago, and I have never had him do an entire project like this...only the body and paint on a 1966 GT350 back in the early 1980s. I'm excited to get it in his shop. He's got lots of cool ideas and crazy talent to make them happen.

My other friend, Jeremy, from Maple Hill Restoration will handle the paint and detail work. 

A few folks have said "just clean it up and get it going"...well, it's a bit too far gone for that. Generally the plans call for a "traditional" build putting the car in the late 1940s, maybe early 1950s time period. I'm going to try and stay true to how my dad's buddy would have built the car had he finished it. Oh, and it will definitely have a flathead. More on that soon.

I'm also asked whether it will be chopped or not...that is a definite "YES"! 

Check out the next post, where it gets torn apart! I'll share lots more plans in a later post When it gets in Craig's shop, maybe later this year, we will really have a lot to share.

1932 Ford 5W Coupe Barn Find
1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe Barn Find
1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe Barn Find
Lights added to the '32 sometime before 1954.

1932 Ford Coupe Rumble Seat Area
1932 Coupe rear rumble seat area

1932 Ford Coupe Rear Spreader Bar for Spare Tire
Rear spreader bar for rear mount spare tire cover

1932 Ford Coupe
Interesting rear tires

1932 Ford 5W Coupe
1932 Ford 5W Coupe

1932 Ford 5W Coupe Red Interior
"Hot Rod Red" interior

1932 Ford 5W Coupe Cowl
Feeble attempt at filling the cowl

1932 Ford Hot Rod Guide Headlights
Guide Headlight Assemblies

1932 Ford 5W Coupe
1932 Ford 5W Coupe

Heater added by previous owner
Cool aftermarket heater

Heater added by previous owner
Cool aftermarket heater

Heater added by previous owner
Cool aftermarket heater

Heater added by previous owner
Cool aftermarket heater