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Rattiac

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1932 Pontiac Six build
« on: December 01, 2013, 02:30:20 AM »
 Bringing her home. (12-20-2009)


Had it in storage for a few months. I cleaned it up and painted it flat black cause I was giving it to my dad but he didn't want it.


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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 07:39:08 AM »
Hey that's a good looking car. What are your plans for it?
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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 08:03:06 AM »
Rattiac,
Looks like a real solid car.  Should be a sweet ride!  I guess you're glad your Dad didn't want it.  :)  Looking forward to the build.
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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 11:15:52 AM »
My plans are to keep it as stock as safely possible, aside from the drivetrain but I wont be cutting the body in any way . Something told me this car was special or rare and shouldn't be messed with  I already have a engine/trans lined up for it till one day when I can afford to rebuild the original 6 and put a 5-speed behind it. Not even gonna lower it. Done that been there.
I also have a small teardrop trailer I plan on pulling behind it for long trips.

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 12:52:20 AM »
Update

 I got some work done before we moved from our first home (RDA)
 I aquired some 54 spindles sent em' to get machined (Somehow the rod-shop lost em) so I now have a pair of Speedway's  fordged spindles with
 73 camaro disc's and some new leafsprings up front.
(update)
Had a machinist hog out the axle to get the spindles to adapt. But Ive read somewere that you can use a reamer from Harbor Freight and do it yourself.

 I also found some 36 chevy truck rear fenders for $ 20 . They are a bit beat up but they'll work for now . I was told by the guy that 32 to 36 rear fenders are about the same. They do match the body lines well and I bought some tires that were on a 46 chevy (only 2000 miles on em')
7.60/15's paid $80

 Teardown pics. (3-23-2010)


Broken leafspring repaired with a army belt.( Who knows how long someone drove on that)


Heres the new springs and spindles. Just in time to move

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 01:04:58 AM »
I moved into another house but this time I had a garage and a shop in the back. It was awhile before I could get back to it but was able to get these.

Wheels
(3-24-2010)
 I ended up getting these wheels at the local pik n pull . they wanted to charge me $ 5 for each wheel and $15.99 a tire. Thats $ 80.00 total . So I slashed the tires and walked away with 4 wheels for $23.00 .Take that pik n pull.
 They are 1988 Caprice 15x7's . I took the wheels/tires down to a local (Wrench-it) center and mounted my own wheels for $ 32.50. cant beat that especially since a total of 8 wheels got dismounted. Used to be a tire-buster back in the day .


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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 07:13:08 AM »
Love that Army belt to hold the suspension together :).  What type of shocks will you be installing?  I notice the old ones still in place.
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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 08:52:41 AM »
Those old Pontiac's have great lines. I especially like the grill. The new front disks look like they should really get the job done.

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 11:40:22 PM »
Im gonna keep the original shocks. This car has what is called "Ride Control" and the shocks are adjustable with a pull/push knob inside the cab .
Here's a cool link about 32 Pontiacs. Mine is the 402 series.
http://www.earlytimeschapter.org/1932.html
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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 11:50:23 PM »
parts (5-26-2010)

 Went to the swapmeet/carshow the other day and scored some headlights for $30 (new still on box), an old rusty license plate and a taillight wich I thought was GM but was dodge so I sold it.

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 11:52:22 PM »
Pontiac Caps (6-1-2010)

 Seen these in the local classifieds and had to have em'. 75$
 Perfect for the look im going for .


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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2013, 02:12:49 AM »
V.V. Front windshield
I was starting to wonder what this knob above the windshield was for.....

I  found out the car came with all the options and it has the VV (vision ventalation) windshield . as in the windshield rolls up a few inches from the bottom. I went to some Antique sites and was told Id never get it working and should leave it alone (something about pot metal) . So I removed the header board and seperated it , then soaked it in PB Blaster came back every few days gently taping it till it started to move.
I think its just the handle made of potmetal not the internal gears.
Works great. just need some glass now.


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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2013, 09:12:00 AM »
Rattiac

You'll be glad you got your windshield to work. I don't know if your rear window rolls down but the 32 Chevy coupe does and with both the front and back windows open its better than A/C :-*

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2013, 08:46:26 PM »
well, the rear window dosent roll down but... it also has the cowl vent to get air onto the floor.

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2013, 02:49:22 AM »
Got this for my B-day.  (6-22-2010)


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