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Old 06-27-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default 1933 Phaeton . . . it finally happened :)

I had posted a little while ago about wanting a Phaeton . I had found a nice 36 Phaeton I was considering and then I heard about a 33 Phaeton that may be for sale . A month ago at our V8 Club swap meet a friend of mine said hey Mike, I sent a guy your way that mentioned he wanted to sell a older restored 33 Phaeton . I said great , how do I get a hold of him ( of course trying to hold back my excitement ). He said I don't know , I just told him where your spot was so I though he would find you . Well , our swap meet was big and I was all over the place so no one found me . I told my friend , c'mon , you can't do that to me , any info at all ?? He said I think the persons name was xxxxxx , and he owned a junk yard in xxxxxxxx . That was all I had and my search began . I was able to track down the owner and gave him a call .He was impressed my stalking skills . I told him hey , it's a 33 Phaeton , I had to !! The car was his fathers car who had lost interest in old Fords a while ago. His son was the keeper of the car and he unfortunately is to busy to do anything with it . They both decided they should sell it . They had owned the car since 1973 .We went and took a look at it and fell in love . I was ablt to beg ,barrow and beg some more and we went and picked it up yesterday . It is a nice old car . Very solid . It has some neat options like 17" Bent Spoke wheels ,Dual temp gauge, Chex amp/oil gauge ,Dunford Firewall tool box , Emergency lever extension handle and a clock mirror(no Ford logo) The car was painted in the late 60's or early 70's . The paint looks ok in pic's and will be a good driver paint job . So far so good, things are only getting better the more I dig . I am not a big fan of the detroit lubricator carbs so I am looking for a 34 manifold and I have a good 94 or 97 carb for it .The DL just seems a little fussy . The top needs a good scrubbing , suggestions ?? Enjoy the pics . We are very excited to have this car now and she will be in the family for a long time .
I just need to add a huge THANK YOU to my wife for putting up with all this non-sense and supporting my hobby !!!!!!! I swear every other word out of my mouth was Phaeton for about the last month !! Ha Ha !!

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Old 06-27-2012, 12:43 AM   #2
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Good score!!!!
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:51 AM   #3
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Congratulations!
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:06 AM   #4
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beauty!!!!!!...glad you had good stalking skills....lol.....Mike
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:11 AM   #5
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I don't care what anyone says, I've always admired the '33 more than the '34. I'm very jealous!

A request: Can you please post detail pictures of the Dunford box? I'm sure lots of guys would like precise dimensions to make their own tool box also.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:05 AM   #6
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Persistence pays off. Things do not just drop into your lap, you have to go out and find them.

Well done on the purchase, She's a beaut.

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Old 06-27-2012, 05:43 AM   #7
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Very nice, persistance usually pays.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:43 AM   #8
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Very Nice!

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Old 06-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #9
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Very nice looking phaeton ! Congratulations ! You will enjoy it very much !
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:10 PM   #10
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That is really cool and a great story. The only question I have is how do you steer with that much wood?
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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Nice find Mike.I know you will love the car. Bring it over one day and we can take some photo's of the two of them together. - Dennis
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #12
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Yeah, she sure is a beauty. Nice work. Your persistence really paid off.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:37 PM   #13
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Beautiful! Very nice woodgraining on the dash.

side-bar question: is phaeton a two syllable word(fay-ton) or three(fay-a-ton)?
Always been curious, just never asked.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #14
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great find! beautiful car.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:06 PM   #15
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Very , very nice. IMHO the prettiest body Ford ever built.
You should look for some Tacoma cream wheels and
sell your green ones to me.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:40 PM   #16
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VERY VERY COOL! Man, how could you improve on a 33-34 Ford Whats the firewall toolbox look like??

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Old 06-27-2012, 10:57 PM   #17
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Very cool!!!!
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:10 PM   #18
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Kool, will we see it on sunday?
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This is one.one my 33, very usefull.
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Congratulations, so the 'other woman' in your life has a name...Phaeton, and her top needs a good polish, where's Clem when you need him?

I even enjoyed the Panorama Show.
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