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Old 10-27-2020, 04:34 PM   #41
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Apart from its standard equipment of an inside mirror, the addition of the post mirrors is the substitution of LHD and RHD deluxe windshield posts for the standard posts. The deluxe post mirrors are the same for both sides. As both LHD and RHD cars were produced in the U.S., any domestic dealer could obtain the posts and mirrors from a master parts depot through his own initiative or at the request of a customer, like a dual temperature gauge or locking hubcap. I opted for the extra mirrors as I'd like to drive the car one of these days.


Gold pin striping on a black car isn't very austere, I agree, and the irony is that the two least expensive '32s (when new ), standard roadsters and coupes, had more linear feet of striping than nearly all the other body types, deluxe or standard.
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Old 10-27-2020, 04:51 PM   #42
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How long did it take to finish? You should do a film on the car for all us to learn. I wish I was there to watch you and learn. You have a special gift that few have. Its nice you share it with us. Thanks Dave
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Old 10-27-2020, 05:32 PM   #43
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Ken,
You are too kind, but your compliments are sincerely appreciated. However, such a video would be so long and boring that the audience would all be asleep after the first hour. The amount of time I spend just fiddling with the correct fasteners would bring you to tears, for example.

As you know, I have several projects that I work on more or less simultaneously so in the end they all take years (and in some instances decades given life's vagarities) to complete and that roadster was no exception.
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:38 PM   #44
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Great accomplishment Enjoy!!!!
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:10 PM   #45
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You probably know the 1932 standard roadster is the lightest early Ford V8 making it a natural to enter in the Ford V8 class at the Newport Hill Climb in Newport In. Bring that beast to the hill and see what she will do . Love reading about your projects and expertise !
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Old 10-28-2020, 12:23 AM   #46
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Finished, finally.
So unusual and so nice to see a restored standard!!!!!!!
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Old 10-28-2020, 01:11 AM   #47
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2232 pounds with a V8 (dry and with only the spare wheel, not the spare tire and tube).
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Old 10-28-2020, 06:50 AM   #48
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David,
Out of slight curiosity it kind of makes you want to weight it doesn’t it. I weighed a restored local 32 V-8 deluxe roadster many years ago as the owner and I were curious and I still had scales from racing days. It came in 120 ish pounds heavier than the Ford advertised weight. (I can’t remember either number right now) It had fluids (no fuel) and a spare tire. We assumed the rest of the additional weight was the modern paint and body filler used. when restoring it.
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Old 10-28-2020, 07:09 AM   #49
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I share Mike’s curiosity with vehicle weight. There’s a truck scale where I work and I managed to weigh three modern vehicles, my ‘50 Fordor and two motorcycles. But now that I’m older with health issues and frequent the Drs. office, I don’t want to step on one of the damn things myself!!.......Mark
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Beautiful car! Great job!
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Old 10-28-2020, 09:51 AM   #51
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Stunning
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Early photo of Dave's 1932 Ford Standard Roadster restoration. Simply stunning.
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Later photo of the restoration of this 1932 Ford Standard Roadster. Beautiful workmanship.
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Old 10-29-2020, 05:44 PM   #54
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Imagine that you were a young fellow in 1932 walking into a Ford dealer....your heart would certainly race upon seeing this car!..... Imagine the same in 2020 and the same thing happens....regardless of age!
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Old 10-29-2020, 07:23 PM   #55
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Ideucev8,

Sorry for the slow response to your question regarding the red license plate light lens on the right side tail lamp. Ford did not release either a lamp housing without the opening for the license plate or a red lens for that opening during the '32 model year. It is a period aftermarket item and I think a better alternative than another pebbled clear lens,

Ford did release a '32 lamp housing without the opening for the license plate light in 1933 for use in two European countries and one Asian country where the two-filament single bulb was not acceptable under local lighting standards. There isn't enough room on a typical '33-'34 for a second socket, so the revised '32 lamp was mated to the normal '33-'34 tail lamp brackets creating an odd combination with the larger '32 lamp housing overlapping the back of the bracket. The two square nuts built into a typical '32 lamp were deleted as redundant given the built-in D-nuts in the bracket.

Given the limited use for the lamp in production, survivors are extremely rare. There is no "DUOLAMP" stamped into those '33 alias '32 lamp housings unlike the license light-less housings some suppliers offer currently.
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Dave, Yes stunning... I'd expect no less from you. What I really want to convey is my appreciation of you. You sir, have brought back a piece of history for future generations to enjoy.
Thank you Mr. Rehor, thank you.
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:14 PM   #57
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Mike,

Thank you, but I'm not sure that I'm that altruistic.


For those who wanted to see the interior and inside the deck I've attached a couple of photos thereof. The upholstery is brown with black highlights, but not nearly as dark as the original. It was the best available at the time. I later found a perfect match which is used in my '32 and '33 standard phaeton projects.

I also finished another project even more recently and it is very likely the oldest surviving '32 phaeton and likely among the six oldest surviving '32s as whole cars. It was built in Dearborn in the first week of April, 1932 when no other assembly plants had yet started production of '32s.
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For those who wanted to see the interior and inside the deck I've attached a couple of photos thereof. The upholstery is brown with black highlights, but not nearly as dark as the original.


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Love them all! Very interesting about this, "very likely the oldest surviving '32 phaeton and likely among the six oldest surviving '32s as whole cars"


Wonderful pictures and cars David!
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Perfect.
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