BROOKVILLE STEEL BODY, HIGH QUALITY BUILD, MAGAZINE CAR, TOO MUCH TO LIST!
For some guys, only the old school ways are the right ways. This 1932 Ford was built with that in mind, starting with an original 1932 Ford firewall and creating an entire car around it! 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 that 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. Brookville is cranking out bodies made on Henry Ford's original tooling, so they're as accurate as you can get today, and when this one was assembled, all the factory-like finishing was left intact. That means factory-style seams and spot welds are visible, not hidden under filler, the hood snugs down with traditional latches, and the stance is exactly right. Finish quality is exceptional, 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 was sectioned to better show off the quick-change rear end. Other traditional mods include '39 Ford taillights, a smoothed and filled radiator shell, and a set of painted spun brass headlights that are the only truly old parts on the car.
The interior is traditionally styled but designed to be comfortable for long hauls. That gorgeous naugahyde wrapped seat actually started out as the third row in a Chrysler minivan, modified to fit and sitting on adjustable tracks so there's a surprising amount of room behind the wheel for a stock-bodied roadster. The dropped steering column is topped by a gorgeous 1940 Ford wheel and the carpets are custom tailored like a Saville Row suit. Simple gauges from Classic Instruments are arrayed across the dash with most of the secondary controls and switches hidden underneath. Features include a heater for those chilly night cruises and a chopped top that is removable and folds up tight tightly so the car can be enjoyed like a true roadster. The trunk was outfitted to the same standards, including some handy storage pockets and a custom box for the Optima battery.
Like the rest of the car, the engine has an old-school look but modern performance hiding within. The small block Chevy is a 425HP crate motor punched out to 383 cubic inches, so acceleration is astounding in this lightweight roadster. Everything under the hood, from the air cleaner on the dual quads to the finned valve covers to the motor on the cooling fan has been polished or plated so it's definitely worthwhile to open the hood at shows. For fun, there's a Tremec TKO 5-speed manual gearbox, not the expected slushbox, and for that reason alone this is one special '32 Ford. The chassis was painted vivid red to contrast and show off the polished details like the Super Bell dropped I-beam and Posies front suspension, as well as the beautiful quick change rear end hanging on chrome ladder bars. Braking is by Wilwood up front and Ford Motorsport in back and the exhaust system was custom fabricated then ceramic coated. Old-school P.S. Engineering kidney bean wheels were fitted with spinners and staggered 165R15 front and 8.90-16 Firestones for that early hot rod look.
A very recent professional 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. You can also find it in the June 2012 edition of Street Rodder Magazine where a full spread was done. It's truly spectacular, so call today!
This vehicle is not currently in one of our showrooms. Please set up an appointment to view this car in person.
- Power Brakes
- Removable Hard Top
- Build Receipts
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Restoration Photos
- Transmission Spec
- Tremec TKO500
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