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Title: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on December 09, 2012, 11:50:03 AM
Here's a few of my '32 5 window. This was the progress in about the first year.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on February 11, 2013, 09:30:18 PM
It's taken me 2 1/2 years to get this far. I am waiting on exhaust pieces and hope to have it on the street by the spring.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: EDNY on February 11, 2013, 09:39:37 PM
Looks great...is it under it's own power yet?

Been making the tune port wiring harness for mine..one connection at a time.  The car gets heavier each day...and harder to push around...so I need to get it running.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on February 12, 2013, 07:09:23 AM
It's come a long way.  Your car looks kick ass!  I bet your son can't wait for a ride in it.
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: themoose on February 12, 2013, 08:59:18 AM
Looks good! I like those headers,they really set it off. Spring is just around the corner, I'll bet you can't wait....that first ride always gets the adrenalin pumping. Do you have a color in mind of will it stay in primer ?

Moose
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on February 12, 2013, 10:44:01 AM
Thanks, guys. I know what you mean, Ed. I used to be able to push mine all over the place, not anymore. But, it does run now, so I can drive it in and out of the garage.
It would just be a little too loud to take on the street with open headers. I ordered exhaust that should be in any day. Once I get that done I'll  try it on the street.
I have four sons, some want a ride in it and some want to DRIVE it!
I think I am going to leave it in primer for the first year or so to let all the bodywork settle. I would hate to paint it and have one of my welds crack...I ain't no pro :o
I was thinking of painting it copper or yellow, maybe that's too corny, what do you guys think??
Thanks again.     Jim
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on February 12, 2013, 12:38:46 PM
Jim,
I'm going to leave mine in primer for the first year too.  I agree things may settle or need to be strengthened.  I think either color would fit the car well but copper would be real cool.  You wouldn't see too many copper 32 Chevys at the cruise nights.
My daughter can't wait to drive mine!  My son has no interest but his daughter loves coming out in the garage to see what I'm doing.  Can't wait to give her a ride!
Tom
(1 vote for copper!)
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: themoose on February 12, 2013, 02:12:58 PM
A guy that lives a couple of towns over from me in Bristol has a 32 5 window painted a copper color. Looks good but I must admit a yellow hot rod really gets my attention.

Moose
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on February 12, 2013, 09:47:35 PM
One for yellow, one for copper. I like that copper one Moose, but I know what you mean about yellow. However, TFoch, you're right, won't see too many copper coupes. Hmmmmmmm...... ::)
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on February 17, 2013, 07:01:38 PM
I think the copper 32 would look better if the grill was chrome along with the rear bumper.  It would break it up a bit.  Looks like it's an old stovebolt 6 in there, pretty cool!
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on February 17, 2013, 09:29:40 PM
I agree about the chrome grill and rear bumper, it would make it stand out more.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on April 04, 2013, 12:43:39 PM
Hey Chopper how's the exhaust coming along on the 32?  Any progress to report?
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on April 04, 2013, 08:37:50 PM
Hey, T. I got the exhaust fitted in, cut, welded and painted, including a crossover, as far back as the tailpipes. The tailpipes are are going to be slip-joint with band clamps securing them. That way, if I have to take it down for some reason, I won't have to cut a bunch of welds, I can just remove the tailpipes from over the rear and drop the mufflers and exhaust pipes as one unit. Anyway, I am waiting for the band clamps to arrive in the mail so I can button up this job.
I will say, that with almost the whole exhaust system in place it really sounds good. Not too loud at all. I also insured and registered it and I just ordered a wiring harness too, so I hope to have my car "streetable" in another week or so......Aren't you glad you asked??? ;D
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on April 04, 2013, 08:42:20 PM
Great news!!!!!!  Another old Chevy back on the road.  You have a whole summer of fun rides ahead of you.  The boys must be excited!
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: ghost28 on April 04, 2013, 10:19:17 PM
WOOO HOOO. Way to go. Now get it all buttoned up....John
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on April 05, 2013, 07:57:21 PM
Thanks, guys. Yes, the boys are excited, and my 18 year old wants to know when he can drive it! Got the wiring harness today, so I hope to make some progress with that this weekend.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on June 19, 2013, 12:44:55 PM
Jim,
Have you been riding around in the 32 at all?
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on June 20, 2013, 10:20:40 AM
Hey Tom. Yes, I have had it out just about every weekend, each time I take it for longer and further trips, and so far it is turning out to be very reliable. It brakes and handles well and is even kind of comfortable. It is a blast!!
The wiring is done and it was much easier than I thought it would be. I have the seatbelts in and most of the glass. I am starting to work out some of the kinks and  details now; door glass, gauges, a little interior work, bumpers, etc.
My friend, who sold me my car, invited me to an annual picnic thrown by the car club he belongs to (Philadelphia Modifiers) on the 30th. I am anxious to take the car there and see what the other guys think.
BTW- I let my, now, 19 year old son drive the car. He is not into cars too much, but I know he got a kick out of it.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on June 20, 2013, 12:50:09 PM
Jim, It sounds like you've been enjoying it. When we went to the Father's Day Car Show this weekend my daughter said she can't wait to drive it into a show to see everyone's reaction. She's a 25 year old 3rd grade teacher.  She wants to take it to her school when we get it on the road to show her students.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on June 20, 2013, 04:01:49 PM
That's great, Tom, that you have a daughter who's into cars! I do have 11 and 13 year old sons who argue over who is going to get the coupe when I die :o Thanks boys!

Make sure you paint that car AFTER those third graders get ahold of it.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on November 22, 2014, 07:47:37 PM
Chopper,
Once you get those seats back what are your plans for the winter?
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on November 23, 2014, 06:11:58 PM
Hey TFoch, my plans are to try and get the majority of the interior finished. I also want to try and get it primed. Then come spring I will block it out and paint it and finish off the interior. Then I will talk my wife into starting another one, maybe a sedan with all the bells and whistles, that I can fit the family in.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on November 23, 2014, 11:07:27 PM
Chopper what's you plan for the your next build? You said sedan two or four door?
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on November 24, 2014, 11:19:47 AM
I'm going to look for the best, least expensive project I can find. I passed up a 1934 Furd 4 door about two years ago for $4,200. It had a Furd sb drivetrain in it. I probably should have grabbed it. About a year ago I passed up a 1934 Chevy 2 door for $4,500. I just wasn't ready. But I'm getting ready ;D I just hope my wife thinks so.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on November 24, 2014, 12:20:49 PM
Chopper,
Here's a 33 Chevy Sedan Body up my way for $800  ;D
http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/4701703276.html

And one in Connecticut on EBay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Other-coupe-RARE-1933-Chevrolet-6-Master-4-door-/131358874430?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1e95995b3e&item=131358874430&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

Tom
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on November 24, 2014, 01:45:09 PM
Tom, I like that '33 in Connecticut, it just might be a little too soon. I am going to watch it, though. Thanks!! Jim
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on November 24, 2014, 03:49:28 PM
I would watch the 33 Connecticut also, there's no reserve on it . it looks to be a complete car.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on November 24, 2014, 06:42:29 PM
The listing doesn't show there being a reserve, but if you look further down the seller added info. twice saying the reserve was lowered. Interested to see how this shakes out...........I'm not even asking my wife about this.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on November 24, 2014, 06:47:40 PM
Chopper it looks to me the seller is a very motivated. He waited three day and dropped the price for the second time.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on November 24, 2014, 06:52:51 PM
62131, I'll watch it just to see what happens. It looks real nice and complete, like you said, but I am not quite in the market yet. If I don't finish the 5 window first my wife will have my hide.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on November 24, 2014, 06:56:16 PM
You need to go in there and tell her what a great deal it is and how much room there is in it and all the great fun the family will have together and then ask her if you can buy it. 
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on November 24, 2014, 06:59:14 PM
And when I'm done I can pack my bags and move in with you!!
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on November 24, 2014, 07:02:47 PM
Hey the car has got plenty of room you can sleep in it and maybe she will let you eat dinner with her and you can sweet talk yourself back in the house. Don't give up so easy.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on November 24, 2014, 07:07:56 PM
And when I'm done I can pack my bags and move in with you!!
I have room in the garage for that 33 if you win the auction.  I'll supply a pillow and a blanket if you want to sleep in it ;D
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on November 24, 2014, 07:09:32 PM
62131, you don't know my wife!

Tom, does that garge have heat?
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on November 24, 2014, 07:12:05 PM
Tom I believe Chopper is starting to think seriously about the 33? ;)
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on November 24, 2014, 07:15:02 PM
Tom, does that garage have heat?
Heat, 32" LCD TV, Mini Fridge and nice sound system and all the tools you need to complete the car!
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: ghost28 on November 24, 2014, 07:16:43 PM
Hey chopper be careful why do you think I am out in the garage all the time  ;D Just kidding, but she told me awhile back if I didn't find something to do since we are both home all the time, one of us might not survive the winter. So I LISTEN and head to the shop. works for me.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on November 24, 2014, 07:19:10 PM
Chopper it looks like Tom has the perfect place for you and the car, what more could you ask for ;D
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on November 24, 2014, 07:23:49 PM
I'm on my way, Tom. Your garage sounds nicer than my house, you're gonna be sorry now.

Ghost, once the boys are settled my wife is happy to get rid of me, there's no fighting over the T.V.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on November 24, 2014, 07:31:34 PM
Chopper I just checked map quest and your only 6hrs away from Tom
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on November 24, 2014, 07:33:05 PM
STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!!! ........(Tom, I'm on my way)
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on November 24, 2014, 07:39:26 PM
STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!!! ........(Tom, I'm on my way)
Heat is on, just have to move my granddaughters power wheel car out of your way!
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: ghost28 on November 24, 2014, 07:42:43 PM
I am not gonna let you guys know when I am in the market for another project. You guys would get me in trouble.  ;)
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on November 24, 2014, 07:45:06 PM
It's all in fun, hope nobody is offended.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on November 24, 2014, 07:52:49 PM
I'm not offended.......I'm on my way to Tom's!! :o
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on November 24, 2014, 08:11:41 PM
Chopper have a safe trip. Let us all know how Tom treats you we all might want come up.  :) ;D
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on November 24, 2014, 08:23:16 PM
I'm NOT sharing Tom's garage!!! >:( I'll send you a postcard.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: themoose on November 24, 2014, 08:56:51 PM
Chopper...The only thing Tom didn't mention was that he gets about 10 feet of snow every winter and the oil man can't get in to fill the furnace tank until spring....Still time to turn around :D
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on March 15, 2016, 07:11:07 PM
Very cool stuff, Sammons.
Over the last few days i have been upholstering my interior. I decided to make my own windlace. To buy the stuff is about $3.00 a foot and, although it is black, there is no guarantee it will match my vinyl. So here's how I did it:
1. I bought 1/2" foam rubber backing/insulation cord from Home Depot.
2. I cut 3" wide strips of vinyl and backer cord to the desired length.
3. I drew a line down the center and shot a narrow spray of contact adhesive down the line. I glued the backer cord on the line to   keep it in place.
4. I laid a thin bead of glue from my gluegun parallel to the cord and folded the vinyl over. Voila!! Instant windlace that matches my upholstery. 1/2" foam rubber backer cord cost me about 5 bucks. Saving me about $70.00.
5. Then I glued it with contact cement to the inside of the door frame. I also put in a few pop rivets at the ends and middle.
 

 
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on March 15, 2016, 07:16:03 PM
I also started upholstering and installing the interior panels.
Fitting and trimming and then I covered the panels with a roll of foam headliner that I had. Then covering that with vinyl. So far, I am very happy.

 
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: ghost28 on March 15, 2016, 07:37:11 PM
Damn chopper you are gonna be so cozy in there you won't want to get out of it. Nice job man. I am gonna have to follow your lead.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on March 15, 2016, 07:39:41 PM
Thanks Chopper, going to have keep an eye on it for when I get to that point with mine.  Keep the pics coming.
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on March 15, 2016, 08:36:11 PM
I like it, thinks for the tip on the home made wind lace
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: vette59jdwl on March 17, 2016, 12:46:19 AM
  Chopper 526  Like you said it matches and you saved 70 bucks and look at the experience you gained . you can not knock that man , nice work  vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on March 17, 2016, 06:59:34 PM
OK, I finished all of the interior panels around and behind the seat. Now I just have to finish the windlace, passenger kickpanel and doorpanels. I am going to do a little experimenting and try my hand at sewing some pleats for the door panels. Wish me luck, I will probably sew my fingers together. ;D
At least now I can put my seat back in and go for a spin.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: vette59jdwl on March 17, 2016, 07:29:21 PM
Chopper 526  One of the nice things abot doing your own door panels is you can sew your own
door flap on the door panel so you could put your maps or cell phone of gps maps in the door folders 
Like pictured below   vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on March 17, 2016, 08:38:07 PM
That's part of my plan Vette. I'm trying to find a good "how-to".
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: vette59jdwl on March 18, 2016, 01:24:47 PM
I do not know anything about a how to HOWEVER I do know about a good helper .....she inspires me from time to time  Makes me think i should have taken up goff:::DAH::::vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: Dugeman on March 18, 2016, 05:22:52 PM
Chopper , that is coming along really well . I did everything but the headliner in mine last year . It's hard to believe how many curse words you can use in such a small space !!!!!
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on March 18, 2016, 07:52:33 PM
Vette, that's a mighty long putter she has in her hands!
Thanks Dugeman. I'm not saying I am good at it, but I do enjoy working on the interior. Maybe it's because I see an end in sight..........then I can go out and buy another car ;D
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: TFoch on March 18, 2016, 08:00:30 PM
Nice work Chopper, you should be proud.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: vette59jdwl on March 18, 2016, 08:25:29 PM
Chopper  I want to see her finished and you drive the wheels off of her Maybe even show up In New Hampshire and the massive rod run.My wife and I usually try and make it from our neck of the woods
  Vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: sixball on March 18, 2016, 08:39:08 PM
I do not know anything about a how to HOWEVER I do know about a good helper .....she inspires me from time to time  Makes me think i should have taken up goff:::DAH::::vette59jdwl

There's a ball?
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: vette59jdwl on March 19, 2016, 11:07:22 AM
  Sixball  she can not see it because she has her glasses on top of her head  bet you never even noticed that  AH  vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: ghost28 on March 19, 2016, 11:33:46 AM
Nice work Chopper, you should be proud.
I agree totally. Keep at it.
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on March 19, 2016, 02:51:42 PM
Chopper your interior is looking good, keep us post on your progress
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on March 19, 2016, 07:09:47 PM
  Sixball  she can not see it because she has her glasses on top of her head  bet you never even noticed that  AH  vette59jdwl

I didn't notice she had a head!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on March 19, 2016, 07:39:32 PM
It's the second largest thing she has, can't believe you didn't notice  ;D
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: chopper526 on March 22, 2016, 10:52:43 AM
What's the first?........................Oh!! her feet!
Title: Re: 1932 Chevy 5 window
Post by: 62131 on March 22, 2016, 08:44:41 PM
Darn you noticed that too, good eye ;)
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