1932 Ford Roadster
1932 Ford Roadster
Because channeling a car is more complicated and requires a lot of work to reconstruct the floorboards and body mounts, many of the younger hot rodders left the body sitting on top of the frame in the original configuration. Channeling made the bodies sit lower and look sleeker than the cars with the body sitting on the frame. Those became known as highboy roadsters.
This car was a life-long passion project from when, at 16 years old, the owner saw a 32 High Boy Roadster driving down the street in his home town. Finally, after many years, he was able to passionately build this beautiful car with the help of many talented people. This car has been trailered twice from coast to coast across the US going to car shows, being recognized as a beautiful build and an award winner. Once the car arrived at the car show destination, the roadster was street driven to and from the shows. The unique color always received rave reviews from the car show attendees.
Volvo Green Grey with clear coat covers this California style highboy. Paint is good, clear coat needs just a bit more elbow grease to give it that glass look but presents very nicely overall. Very tasteful subtle corresponding color pin striping winds its way around crucial parts of this build and adds visual candy. A Brookville steel front end with removable side panels, and a passenger side hinged hood with a support rod allows access to the jewelry store. A bug screened steel grille is fronted by a chromed coolant tank with a curly copper valve. Extra-large headlamps are flanked by turn signal lights mounted to a front spreader bar. The windshield is flat glass and is framed in beautiful chrome, and on either side Lucite wind deflectors are hanging out in the breeze. American Racing Salt Flats style wheels are covered by BF Goodrich radial tires which spin freely on fender less sides. Topping this rod off is a black rag top roof, with zip side windows.
Plush leather all around, including seats door panels, cup holder and removable center glove box. Matching camel carpeting floods the floor, and is really clean. A beautiful wood burl steering wheel fronts an all steel gray dash with Classic Instruments and is atop of an Ididit tilt steering column.
Chevrolet Crate Motor 350ci V8 if fed fossils through a K&N Injection Performance kit courtesy Summit racing. An MSD blaster coil, and Ron Francis wiring which is concealed in web aluminum tubing and is activated by a push button start. Exhaling is thorough Performance Coatings coated headers. An automatic transmission is strapped to the rear of this beautiful mill.
More chrome than black just a beautiful example of what passion for your build along with plenty of funding can produce. Enjoy the photos as my description cannot do it justice
Have a gander below and you will notice this car is nowhere near shabby when it comes to getting pinned at numerous car shows around the country. A passionate lifelong dream build from a memory as a young man, now reality, enjoyed for years, and now time to pass it forward, to another appreciator who can just hop in, push the button and sit back and enjoy the ride, all the while watching heads turn and awards flow in.
Car shows and Awards (2008-2017)
Street driven to NSRA York, PA and local shows only. Trailered(enclosed) to all other shows:
Nashville, TN award winner- Good-Guys /Rod & Custom Magazine “Top Tin Pick” Award Winner Circle
Burlington, VT-award winner (NSRA Hi-Boy Highway)
Rhinebeck, NY (twice)
Pocono, PA- award winner (Good-Guys Chrome Award)
Charlotte, NC (twice)
LA Roadster Show, Los Angeles CA
Des Moines, Iowa
Bowling Green, KY
Many Local Pennsylvania car shows-award winner
Ocean City, MD-award winner- Best in Show award
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