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1938-41 Ford pickup cab, I believe '31-'32 Willys grille, small block Chevy engine, channeled over '32 Ford frame rails, Ford Kelsey-Hayes 16" wire wheels & V8 hubcaps
*also 1939-41 Ford hydraulic brake backing plates
1937 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster, but with the strong aroma of a 1980s fiberglass replica
The tell here is the 70s-80s Cragar TruSpoke wire wheels, low stance and 2-tone paint job.

Dave's old car shopping hacks: use a fridge magnet to check if it's fiberglass or if there's a ton of bondo under the paint
Red one is a 69 or 70 Buick Skylark, rest are too fuzzy I'm afraid
God's car, a 1932 Ford roadster (tho could be a steel or fiberglass replica body). This one a highboy hot rod with SB Chevy engine & ram's horn manifolds, Buick finned aluminum brake drums, split bones & Dago axle, '40 Ford hubcaps
*also a 1929 Chevy flying Viking head hood ornament
Dave's hot rod dictionary: "highboy" means body sits atop frame rails, as stock; "lowboy" means body is lowered over frame rails, hiding them. CA/West coast hot rods were primarily highboys, lowboys were more an East coast thing
'32 Ford frame rails are 6" depth; my Deuce coupe is lowered 3" on the rails, so I guess it's a Mediumboy
Misconception. Hot rodders were swapping the flatheads out of their old Fords for new alt-make OHV engines as soon as they were available. Hot rod magazines from 1950 on are full of Fords with Cadillac, Olds, Buick, Chevy, Mopar, etc engines
In fact, in terms of historic authenticity, a Ford hot rod with a small block Chevy V8 engine is much more period correct than a Ford hot rod with a small block Ford V8 engine.
I can't begin to explain how wrong this take is. Half of the greatest Ford hot rods ever built have engines of other makes. The American Graffiti Deuce? 327 Chev. The "Little Deuce Coupe"? 303 Olds. The McMullin roadster? 327 Chev.
Put yourself in the shoes of a 1955 hot rod hoodlum. For half the price of building out your old overheating flathead, you could get 30 more HP by getting a driveline from a junkyard '49 Olds or Cadillac. That is the essence of hot rodding.
Ford intro'd their modern OHV Y-Block V8 in '54 and big block FE/MEL motors in 1958; they were seldom used by hot rodders due to weight/bulkiness. Ford intro'd their small block 260/289/302 in 1961, but by then Chevy SB had already been out 6 years.
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