STEEL-BODY '32, GR8 PAINT/INTERIOR, CRATE 350 V8, AUTO, CUSTOM FRAME/COILOVERS!
For some guys, only the old school ways are the right ways. This 1932 Ford was built with that in mind, creating a car with a vintage look but modern performance and comfort. The body is steel, the finish quality is exceptional, and the look is right on. But it is the detailing that truly sets this one apart.
There are rod shops that crank out '32 Fords like the factory did 80 years ago, one after the other, each identical to the last. This lovely burgundy roadster, however, shows the attention to detail the only comes from hand craftsmanship and sticking to your vision rather than just buying someone else's parts out of a catalog and bolting them on. Rod Bods is cranking out bodies that look exactly like the originals and when this one was assembled, it was smoothed and streamlined, but not transformed into something you'd never recognize. The bodly molding is exactly right, the grille shell fits right, the doors fit flush, and the stance is exactly right. Finish quality on the Toyota burgundy paint is quite good, but then again, you should expect it when you're starting with fresh, clean sheetmetal and building a car with a cost-no-object budget. There are 216 louvers in the 4-piece Rootlieb hood, the rear beltline was tweaked, and the gas tank is protected by a chrome spreader bar. Other traditional mods include '39 Ford taillights, a smoothed and filled radiator shell, and a set of cool chrome headlights with the parking lights built right in.
The interior is beautifully styled and designed to be comfortable for long hauls. That gorgeous ultraleather-wrapped seat is tucked tight to the rear bulkhead and treated to alligator skin inserts for a truly custom look (and if you don't like the look, plain panels are included with the car). The dropped steering column is topped by a simple 3-spoke wheel wrapped in black leather and the carpets are custom tailored like a Saville Row suit. White-faced gauges from VDO are arrayed across a machine-turned insert with most of the secondary controls and switches hidden underneath. And while a roadster is really designed to be an open-air machine, this slick Ford includes a chopped top that actually folds so it works like a real roadster. The trunk was outfitted to the same standards, including some handy storage compartments and a custom leather box for the battery.
Like the rest of the car, the engine has an old-school look but modern performance hiding within. The 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 is a GM crate motor with more than 300 horsepower, so acceleration is astounding in this lightweight roadster. Everything under the hood, from the air cleaner on the intake manifold to the valve covers to the alternator has been polished or plated so it's definitely worthwhile to open the hood at shows. For fun, there's a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission that snaps through the gears with genuine authority but allows you to focus on the drive rather than the shifting. The Roadster Company frame was painted to match the bodywork and shows off polished details like the dropped I-beam front suspension as well as the beautiful Ford 9-inch rear end hanging on chrome ladder bars and coil-over shocks. Traditional polished Torque Thrust wheels were fitted with staggered big-n-little Goodyear radials for that early hot rod look.
A fairly recent build to extremely high standards, this is the hi-boy you've always wanted to own but could never quite find the time to build. It's truly spectacular, so call today!
- Manual Convertible Top
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Coil-Over Suspension
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