Talk:1932 Ford

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Suicide is painless[edit]

3-window featured suicide doors? Unless I'm very much mistaken, all Fords (& most other cars) of the period used suicide doors. I just don't know how to reword it...& it could do with sourcing I don't have. Anybody? TREKphiler hit me ♠ 10:01, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

I think you are mistaken. This is the only Ford of which I am aware that has this type of doors. The Model A's (1928-1931) which preceded it have normally hinged doors, even on the coupes and roadsters, as does the model 48 after it. Rear hinged doors were not unheard of in other makes at this time, but certainly not the norm. You might find this list interesting: List of cars with suicide doors. Note that most of these models are European. -- Bdentremont (talk) 14:49, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
After a cursory exam of period pix (which I should have done first... :( ), it appears you're right. Probably too much exposure to Deuce coupés... TREKphiler hit me ♠ 17:07, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

In North America all four door models including Standard and Deluxe Fordor sedans, Standard and Deluxe Fordor convertibles, and wood station wagons got standard doors in front & suicide doors in the back. Most two door models had standard front hinged doors including the Standard and Deluxe roadsters, Standard Coup (known better today unofficially as the "5 window coup"), Tudor Sedan, Victoria two door sedan, all panel trucks, and all pickup coupes, and pickup roadsters. However the Deluxe Coupe (known better today unofficially as the "3 window coup") DOES have suicide doors. Any of these bodies could be on a Model B four cylinder (1932-34), Model 18 V8 (1932), or Model 40 V8 (1933 & 1934).

Australia got the deuce like North America in 1932, but their roadster, their 5 window and 3 window got suicide doors. In 1934 they added what Aussies call a coupe-utility (car truck) based

Europe is another matter all together, over there the Model A was replaced with the English Ford developed Model Y which resembles our '33-'34 Ford but smaller (called Ford Köln in Germany). Ford did not produce an open-top car because it was thought that the chassis was too flexible, but several specialist coach builders produced a range of Model Y tourers. A van was offered and well received. I have never seen an image of a four door, but every two door sedan (or salon), roadster, pickup, and van Model Y I've ever seen DO have subside doors. Photo proof at http://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/2012/08/14/another-look-at-the-1932-ford/[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Russ Davis (talk • on the 5 window coupe with a seamless short pick-up bed. This, too, got suicide doors.contribs) 23:56, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

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The result of the move request was: moved. Number 57 13:48, 2 October 2014 (UTC)


Ford Model B, Model 18, & Model 40 (1932)1932 Ford – We're talking about three models of car that came out in 1932 by the same company. These represent all the cars (excluding trucks) produced by the company in that year. We can say that in just two words, rather than the nine the title has now. Compare 1937 Ford. 1932 Ford redirects here anyway. pbp 15:23, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Support move but:
Suggest 1932 Ford motor vehicles or Ford motor vehicles (1932) as per Category:Ford vehicles
Gregkaye 16:25, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

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