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PICS: The 'Little Deuce Coupe' - Catallo's overdone '32 Ford 3-Window coupe, is one Deuce I just couldn't like...........


tldaly
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just because it was so tastelessly overdone, by George Barris. Even realizing that it was done strictly for show, it's just wrong, in my opinion. So, I decided to photo edit it to see if it could be improved while retaining some of it's unique styling elements.

As found:

32 Ford 'Little Deuce Coupe'   Catallo

Removal of most of the tasteless trim and paint:

32 Ford 'Little Deuce Coupe'   Catallo  PS

With front end restyle, retaining the blower:

32 Ford 'Little Deuce Coupe'   Catallo  PS (1)

And with blower removal, retaining the 3x2 carb set:

32 Ford 'Little Deuce Coupe'   Catallo  PS (0b)

Without the blower, retaining the 3x2 carb set:

I believe that it's appearance improves with each successive edit but still don't like it nearly as well as a more traditionally restyled '32.

Your impressions are welcome.

Enjoy!

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Jack Dodds
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I think, if I had my way, I would delete the white from the roof and firewall, redo the white trim on the nose in silver and make the application less coarse in size (finer), lose the headrests and the blower.


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Bob Jackman
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Take away all of the  things that made this car so iconic and you make it just another duece coupe hotrod. Sorry but what you view as tastelessness today was popular back in the day. This old man doesn't see the need to change things just for the sake of change.


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tldaly
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@bob-jackman: With all due respect, Bob, I was also a car guy back in 'the day', and considered this overdone '32 and many others done during the 60's as show cars, relatively tasteless then, and now. I worked on many hot and street rods in the late 50's through mid-60's and most of them were tastefully done. I respect your opinion, Bob, but disagree, regarding this car.


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Brush
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No bumpers, No fenders, No like!


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tldaly
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@jack-dodds: Is this a suitable edit per your request, Jack?

32 Ford 'Little Deuce Coupe'   Catallo  PSD4C2
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Jack Dodds
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Posted by: @tldaly

@jack-dodds: Is this a suitable edit per your request, Jack?

32 Ford 'Little Deuce Coupe'   Catallo  PSD4C2

Yes....well done!


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Bob Jackman
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tidaly, I respect your talent and your opinion. I express my thoughts regarding your posts because I thought you were seeking opinions. On this car we can agree to disagree. While I might not always sound like it I enjoy your posts.


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tldaly
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@bob-jackman: Bob, thank you. I continue to value your opinion and encourage you to continue giving it as honestly as you always do. I am, indeed, seeking honest input. 


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Frank Kocour
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If you had the car in your garage now would you make those changes to it?


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Jack Dodds
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Posted by: @kocour

If you had the car in your garage now would you make those changes to it?

I would not because it would decimate the value of this well known coupe.  If that wasn't an issue then yes I would make the changes.


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