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Old 03-26-2018, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default Not a Chevy guy, but...

saw this beauty in Oceanside harbor yesterday.
(I can't flip the 2nd pic, sorry)
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:54 PM   #2
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Very nice. I love 'em like that (obviously)

No, I don't mean upside down.
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:15 PM   #3
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Neat...

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Old 03-26-2018, 11:27 PM   #4
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Looks like a 1932 chevy.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:26 AM   #5
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Looks like fake(d) "patina" to me.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:36 AM   #6
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saw this beauty in Oceanside harbor yesterday.
(I can't flip the 2nd pic, sorry)
Very nice '32 !
I've had my share of Chevs , but never a '32. Kinda rare this model !
Mine were all earlier termit lovers .
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:25 AM   #7
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Default Re: Not a Chevy guy, but...

Chevrolets of the era ride much smoother than Fords because of their semi-elliptic springs at each corner.

Having raced a 1932 Chevy Master Coupe with my Deluxe Model A Coupe, I find the cars were equally matched from a roll, but the Model A accelerated quicker from a stop.

The downfalls of the Chevrolet are its body construction and fuel pump. Too much wood in the body, and back in 1930s a new / rebuilt fuel pump cost what a running used car did.

Technology wise, Plymouth was the winner in the 1930s when the Model A was current.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:20 AM   #8
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Neat car I appreciate seeing all of them.
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:37 AM   #9
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This is what it looks like cleaned up. My other cars are a 31 Vicky and a Tesla S.

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Old 03-27-2018, 12:01 PM   #10
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I love to see the other makes as well as the Fords. Closest ive come to that was a 37 Chevy Master Delux Coupe. It was a highly optioned complete car. Should have kept that car and put a flathead in it.
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Old 03-27-2018, 01:21 PM   #11
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This is what it looks like cleaned up. My other cars are a 31 Vicky and a Tesla S.

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That's a cleaned up beauty alright, but to each his own. I'd like a crack at the 'unrestored' one OP posted !!


It I could find one ilke that today, I might even turn my '30 ford roadster into a 'hill climber' and drive that '32.


BTW..someone mentioned that chevs had lots of wood. That was true the further back in years you went.
However, this pictured '32 is not in that category !


And, it was mentioned how expensive chev parts are/were. I bought a nos chev carb and fuel pump ('30) at Pomona swap meet years ago for $10 apiece. Still in stuff pile...somewhere.

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Old 03-27-2018, 01:37 PM   #12
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Very nice ! I ran across one of those at Motts junk yard in the UP of Michigan in the early 70s. It was complete just like most of the other cars in the yard. I think they wanted $800. for it which was out of my league. Went back two summers later and everything was gone. we were told everything was crushed ?? I think I took a photo of it, if I could find it. I remember the top bows were up and the material was still there. I also remember the tops of the front fenders were worn through from the tires scraping on them. It was a sea green body with black beltlines and black fenders. Other than the wear on the top of the front fenders it appeared to be solid. I can still picture it in my mind. Does anyone remember that junk yard? It was on the south side of US route 2
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My first car was an original '29 Chevy 2-dr coach. She had only 23k miles on her and I put another 10k on during three years of high school.
At present I've got another one. Which is just about an exact duplicate of my late 60's high school days one. The Chevy has a little more "class" then the
Model-A. But you can't beat the simplicity & ruggedness of the Ford product, period.!

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Old 03-27-2018, 03:28 PM   #14
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I had a gorgeous 1936 Chevy low cab pickup. It was the best looking, most unreliable vehicle I ever had! Everything broke on it, except the serial number
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I have a 29 Chevy Phaeton and just looove it
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:49 PM   #16
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BTW..someone mentioned that chevs had lots of wood. That was true the further back in years you went.
However, this pictured '32 is not in that category !

sorry, but you are very wrong- the 32 cabriolet is LOADED with wood. I have a 31
and I can tell you, wood everywhere. Why you dont see many 31 and 32 chevys!
31 and 32 fords are everywhere. The chevy's rotted at the dump.
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:50 PM   #17
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ps chevy didnt lose the wood till mid 36.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:06 AM   #18
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BTW..someone mentioned that chevs had lots of wood. That was true the further back in years you went.
However, this pictured '32 is not in that category !

sorry, but you are very wrong- the 32 cabriolet is LOADED with wood. I have a 31
and I can tell you, wood everywhere. Why you dont see many 31 and 32 chevys!
31 and 32 fords are everywhere. The chevy's rotted at the dump.


We are talking '32 roadster here ...as pictured, for the idea of wood. I'm saying that it had much less wood than any earlier chev model.


I agree that there were other year models/makes that had more wood. I restored a 1930 three window 'business coupe' and that was a wood eaters / termites dream
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:07 AM   #19
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Cabriolet hardtimes- lots of wood-much more then a roadster.
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Why are there so many Model A's, but Chevy's of that period are so scarce?
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