KILBOURNE BODY, ONLY 800 MILES SINCE BUILT, CRATE 350, FORD 9 INCH, VERY CLEAN
The 1932 Ford 3-window coupe is THE hot rod. There are others, but most hot rods today can trace their histories back to the '32 Ford 3-window coupe, and they're as popular today as they ever were. This striking white Ford has the right stance, the right profile, and the right hardware to make it look traditional, but all the creature comforts to which we've become accustomed, so it's also easy to enjoy.
It's a Kilbourne fiberglass body and in a lot of ways, fiberglass is the way to go. One, it doesn't rust or get dented, so no worries in the future if you drive it. Two, it finishes beautifully and the results show everywhere you look on this car. And three, it's brand new, so you don't have to deal with a creaky old Ford body and instead enjoy a rod that's tight and quiet on the inside. White is a cool choice simply because you don't see it very often, and the icy paint looks great without the need for graphics or pinstripes. It has a minimalist vibe that's perfect for the '32 3-window, especially in hi-boy form, and we guarantee that it'll stand out at the next cruise night. The three-piece hood has smooth sides, the '32 Ford grille shell is painted to match the body and features a polished insert, and you get a set of slender taillights out back that don't distract from the overall look. This is one of those cars where the body does the talking and it really works.
It's got the hot rod look outside but inside it's almost a luxury car. Nicely finished in low-key gray upholstery, the low-back buckets are comfortable enough even for six-footers, which wasn't the case with a stock '32. A tilt column surely fits well into the subtle interior and amenities include cold A/C, power windows, and genuine leather seating surfaces so it's all day comfortable. Nicely fitted carpets and custom door panels give it a very polished look inside and white-faced Dolphin gauges are a great look on the white dash. There's also a Grant GT steering wheel on a dropped column support, so it's at the right level and doesn't feel like a school bus as is the case with a lot of other rods. There's a bit of leftover room in the trunk around the custom enclosure for the fuel cell and battery, and it's all been neatly finished.
A 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 provides reliable power for this Ford, fed by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and dressed in shiny billet aluminum. The monochromatic engine bay is kind of minimalist, but that's the whole point of a hi-boy, isn't it? Block-hugging headers feed a custom dual exhaust system with the right sound and there's rack-and-pinion steering up front, which is a big upgrade over the usual ancient steering box. The chassis is by Chassis Engineering, so it rides great and tracks straight. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission is linked to a custom 9-inch Ford rear end which hangs on a custom 4-link setup with coil-over shocks. The traditional big-n-little combination spins on Torque Thrust wheels and BFGoodrich radials all around.
With just 768 shake-down miles since it was completed, this Ford is very fresh and brings a slightly different twist to the familiar '32 Ford hi-boy. It's not subtle, but it is tasteful and there's a lot to be said for that. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- Coil-Over Suspension
- Front Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Power Brakes
- Power Windows
- Tilt Wheel
- Transmission Spec
- Rear End
- Ford 9"
- Rear Suspension
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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