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    Bob o is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Post your 32 Truck pictures


    Hello I have been a member for a while this is my first post however. I wanted to see some pictures of 32 trucks. My dad and I were working on his 32 original steel truck just before he passed away. Now me and my 2 young sons are going to complete the truck ourselves..... I am looking for different ideas when he bought the truck it was already chopped and shortened. It looks like at "rat rod" job was done to it in the late 70's early 80's by a shop teacher in Wisconsin. I cant decide what direction to go. I need to finish the 4 link and mount the gas tank otherwise its ready to go. I want to drive it a bit before I do the big tear down and re-build.photo(1).JPGphoto(2).JPGphoto(4).JPG

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    sharpmark is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Car Year, Make, Model: 34 oldsmobile sedan

    i like it.
    just because it has black paint doesn't necessarily make it a "rat rod"
    as long as it has good engineering and well built steering and brakes then it should be perfectly fine to drive as it is.nothing worse then ripping into a big rebuild and never getting it finished.plus while driving it -you get more time to decide which direction you want to rebuild it in
    just my 2cents worth
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    Car Year, Make, Model: 34 Ford 3W Coupe Replica

    32 ford pickup - Bing Images Here's a link to some pictures on "Bing".

    But first, welcome to the site! Glad you took some time to post you're project and to do the project with you're sons! That'll be so cool!
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    Car Year, Make, Model: '33 HiBoy Coupe

    Welcome. I agree, flat black & purple flames don't make it a "rat rod". Looks to be a nicely done truck that won't take too much to finish into whatever you decide you want as a finished product.
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    Car Year, Make, Model: '67 Ranchero, '57 Chevy, '82 Camaro,

    Welcome to CHR Bob!!!! Sounds like some really good times ahead for you and your sons finishing up your Dad's truck!!!! Good for you, enjoy the time together!
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    Car Year, Make, Model: 32, 40 Fords,

    Thanks for steppin' up to starting some posting, glad to see ya.
    I think it's great that you're carrying on with your late dad's enjoyment........should be a fine memory for your kids.
    Your plan to use it a bit before deciding where to take it next is a good one. You'll probably discover some things you'll like and dislike about it's current configuration that you can't know as yet. Since you live in the hot bed of rodding, getting inspiration shouldn't be too difficult. Make a summer quest to hit as many shows as you can. Head for Pomona in a couple weeks (father's day), you won't find a bigger or more diverse "show". Bound to be some inspiration there.......
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    Car Year, Make, Model: 1932 5W Coupe

    Welcome Bob O! So nice to see a father - son project. I wish your Dad was still helping you physically, but he will be with you spiritually. Nice looking truck!
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    thanks for the kind words guys.... Once I get the welding machines to my house I will start to post more pictures of the work in progress.....

    I called it a rat rod but the truth is its actually done pretty well. I just cant think of a quick better way to describe it. I have good brakes, turn signal front and rear, regular and the brights lights, even a indicator light on the dash for the turn signals, windshield wipers working glass in the doors even the windshield pops out hell my dad even out a trailer hitch on it. he always said "every truck is supposed to have a hitch" even though there is not a chance on the planet he would have towed something behind it.

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