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Old 04-19-2011, 12:47 PM
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You wont be sorry

Their warranty is also great. I had one in an earlier car, well out of warranty, talked to them, sent it back and in rolled a brand new replacement about a week later.

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Thanks for all your comments guys!

I appreciate all the input.. Here's a photo of the front end and lights done.. hopefully when the radiator shows up at the end of the week, I can button up this frontend and move on to other problems.. LOL
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So I just ordered the Cobra Walker series, it should be here by Friday.. will advise on the fitting when I get it.
Good move ...

Walker makes a good radiator ...
A lot of rodders have cooling problems trying NOT to buy a Walker.
I have Walkers in both my 32's ... and always use Walker when building a new ride for myself or for someone else.

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I appreciate all the input.. Here's a photo of the front end and lights done ...
How about a few photos of the rest of the project.

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Walker radiator in!

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Thanks!! The walker radiator fit in really nice.. I've attached a few photos to show.. need to tweak the shell and grill a little to fit together smoothly.. don't want to destroy the paint when those two go together..

I've ordered one of those CCI-1750 shroud and fans.. seems they are a little hard to come by.. but found them at speedway.

Next the list to tackle is the hood and steering column.. any good suggestions out there for those items? I was thinking a flaming river column.. as for the hood, was thinking of getting that company that makes the steel hood based on your pattern.(Hagan Street Rods!). so I don't have to do a lot of fitting.
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Thanks!! The walker radiator fit in really nice.. I've attached a few photos to show.. need to tweak the shell and grill a little to fit together smoothly.. don't want to destroy the paint when those two go together..

I've ordered one of those CCI-1750 shroud and fans.. seems they are a little hard to come by.. but found them at speedway.

Next the list to tackle is the hood and steering column.. any good suggestions out there for those items? I was thinking a flaming river column.. as for the hood, was thinking of getting that company that makes the steel hood based on your pattern.(Hagan Street Rods!). so I don't have to do a lot of fitting.
Glad to hear the radiator fits. Yep, you will probably have to massage the shell some to fit an insert (unless you can talk Deuce out of one his extra OEM's)

When you get that CCI fan, I suggest that you not use the 4 big sheet metal screws they supply but make up some brackets that fit on the sides of the radiator framework. Others may not have a problem, but I really don't like putting something sharp and pointy in the same area as those nice expensive cooling tubes. I made brackets that went down the sides to the open area in front of the rad. tubes and then bolted those brackets up, using 10-32 machine screws and locking nuts.

Rootlieb will also make you a hood if non standard. A couple friends have reported some fit up problems with the Hagen(if they are still in business) but that might not have been Hagen's fault. Now, as far as fitting, that's a product of your body to chassis alignment. I just went through an exercise. I built the car completely, including full chassis to body alignment. I then blew the car apart for paint. Every shim and bolt, piece of welting and block went back in exactly the same place. A couple weeks ago, after a season of driving, I decided it was time to install the hood top at least - - and of course, it didn't fit anywhere near what it had. I had to completely redo the alignment. It's not hard, but it is time consuming. What I'm trying to say is that you have to do a full alignment first, blow the car apart then redo it again - especially a roadster. They are limp and flop so why spend extra bucks on a custom made hood.

Flaming River and IDIDIT steering columns - both are good, though the IDIDIT for me has had great customer service and has been making them longer.

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If it was me ... I would just HAVE TO cut the holes in the bottom of the grill shell ... so it does not look like a Brookville.



Henry Fords shells has the holes in the bottom like the above photo shows.

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Next question on the list

I'm looking at getting a nice rake on this 32.. I'm thinking 20x8 in the rear and 17x8 in the front.. rims will be torque thrusters II. Any suggestions/opinions on that?
BTW: going with a rodware windshield to give the rake as well.

looking to mimic this 32.. windshield, exhaust, wheels, etc.

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I'm looking at getting a nice rake on this 32.. I'm thinking 20x8 in the rear and 17x8 in the front.. rims will be torque thrusters II. Any suggestions/opinions on that?
BTW: going with a rodware windshield to give the rake as well.

looking to mimic this 32.. windshield, exhaust, wheels, etc.

http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2006/09...682/32side.jpg
Do the car show thing before you invest in that size wheel. The '32 doesn't always look good with the rubber band wheel/tire combo - also the windshield. My feelings on this is the '32 is kinda all right angles with a few curves thrown in and the highly raked windshield breaks that look. Of course, it IS your car and this is only my opinion and whatever YOU want - that's OK with me

As a note, my car has 15 fronts and 17 rears and they are quite big

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Agreed

Dave,

That's why I kicked that question out.. to get opinions and suggestions. As for car shows, not many 32 ford roadsters down here in Florida that are worth looking at, at least in this area of Florida. Most of the nice looking cars are up North, out of Florida.. LOL...
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Do the car show thing before you invest in that size wheel. The '32 doesn't always look good with the rubber band wheel/tire combo - also the windshield. My feelings on this is the '32 is kinda all right angles with a few curves thrown in and the highly raked windshield breaks that look. Of course, it IS your car and this is only my opinion and whatever YOU want - that's OK with me

As a note, my car has 15 fronts and 17 rears and they are quite big

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I completely agree. Deuces just don't look right with big wheels and rubber band tires, IMHO anyway. I have 16's on the back and 15's on the front of mine and it has plenty of "rake" to it.



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15 inch all the way around ...

I am definitely old school ... but the newer " bling wheels " with " O " rubber tires are best left to the DONKS ...



You have not stated your age ( in your profile ) so I must figure you are younger than Centerline, Ireland's Child or myself. We are all long time rodders with well over 100 years experience ( combined ) messing with old cars. This is reflected in our taste ... and skills.

IF you really like the bling wheels and " O " rubber tires ... GO FOR IT.
Just do not be surprised if you 32 is passed over by the old guys ...

Maybe your signature needs to be

"No real '32 Ford was injured/killed in the construction of my hot rod"

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While mine is a '31, it does have the '32 grille and '32 gas tank so the "look" if you don't see the windshield is similar though far from identical. The rear 17's were necessary to clear the Wilwood rear disc brakes that I decided on after purchasing all 15s (16's would have worked also):





And yes, the wheels have been centered in the rear since the photos were taken.

.....and you are wrong, Deuce - probably our combined performance car experiences are closer to 125 -135 years (or more )

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.....and you are wrong, Deuce - probably our combined performance car experiences are closer to 125 -135 years (or more )

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Not really ...
Well over is at least 20 to 30 years

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We are all long time rodders with well over 100 years experience ( combined ) messing with old cars. This is reflected in our taste ... and skills.
We are all somewhat set in our OWN WAYS also ...
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Not really ...
Well over is at least 20 to 30 years

We are all somewhat set in our OWN WAYS also ...
But willing to agree to disagree
I think Irelands Child might be right. I started seriously messing with cars in the early '60s. I won't count the first time I disassembled an engine (Ford 6 cyl.) as I was just a kid. That was back in the '50's. So that gives me 50 years. You're about my age so between the two of us alone we probably have 100 years experience. When you add in Irelands child's time I think the three of us do qualify as "well over" the 100 year mark. Probably well over the 125 year mark.

Kinda like the "Gray Beards" around here. ..... and no, I don't mean Larry, Moe, and Curly.

Visualg, you might like to check out the Deuces Limited web site. Nothing but 32 Fords and you'll find plenty of ideas there. Not as much of a Q&A style forum but plenty of info none the less.

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