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32 SC Custom is On the Road!
See Pictures below! I tried for exact matches to original on all colors, fabrics, etc. I did add turn signals because I do plan to drive it! All mechanicals are per original i.e. matched engine, trans, body, etc. Runs great but need to take it to get wheels balanced. At 45mph a little too much bouncing...Plan to get it pinstriped per original also. Still looking for the crankhole cover. What do you think?
It looks great. Nice job. I am sure you are going to have a lot of fun driving it.
Fantastic work and like Les said the reward is being able to drive it and enjoy it.
I've never loaded images in the Photo Gallery, but I thought I ought to know how to do it, so you gave me a good reason to check out how it's done.
What I found was that I needed to click on the menu item to the left "Photo Gallery", which opened a dropdown menu including "member cars"
Clicking on "Members Cars" opened another drop down menu offering several grouped years of cars. Click on the '28-39 menu item, and then look farther down the left colum and you should see a heading for the Photo Gallery. Under that is "Add items"
Clicking on "Add Items" should give you an opportunity to upload images into the '28-'39 photo gallery.
Seems a little cumbersome, but probably not too bad once a person gets used to it.
It's supposed to be fun!
1949 De Soto Custom Convertible (project)
That is a beautiful car! You should take pride in a job well done!
My wife and I just returned from our local car club meeting to which we drive our '55 sedan. It was a beautiful late fall day so the perfect opportunity to drive the car. You seldom see cars your or my age on the road and people stared and pointed as if we were riding in a moon rocket. You will turn lots of heads in your '32. Have fun and enjoy!
What a beautiful Desoto! Thanks for sharing your pictures.
The January 2015 edition of Hemmings Classic Car magazine has a write up of NDC member Roy Harr's 1932 Desoto SC Roadster which he has restored to a No 1 example. Both are wonderful examples of rare early DeSotos.
Very nice car. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Where did you got that nice front indicator lights?
The indicator lights came with a vintage switch that my uncle (previous owner) had purchased back in the 80's. Their original intended use was for replacements for motorcycle turn signals I believe. I made brackets and found convenient places to mount them, and of course put in the 6 volt bulbs. I know it is not original, but I just don't feel safe driving without turn signals.
They may not be original but they are very tastefully done and do not detract from the beauty of the car. Well done!
Awsome looking ride looks amazing