1932 Ford Deuce 5 Window Coupe
After having my 1933 Chevy totaled
out by a "Wild Woman" in San Dimas, California, which
is a whole other story, and was covered in Hot Rod magazine, as
I was on the Hot Rod Power Tour with George and she wrecked both
of our cars when she lost control of her vehicle. I was fortunate
enough to sell it to my good friend Felix, who has since rebuilt
the "33", and with that money and the insurance money
was able to find and buy a very nice 1932 Ford Steel 5 Window
Coupe. It came with a three and a half inch chopped top and a
406 cubic inch small block Chevy with a 350 Turbo-Hydromatic behind
it. This sends the power to a Maverick eight inch 3:80 to 1 geared
positraction rear end with the drum brakes. It has Chassis Engineering
frame parts with Deuce Factory and Magnum front end parts. The
interior has Air Conditioning and Heat, Grand Am seats, Moon gauges,
an Old's tilt column and too many other miscellaneous items to
It now has a Chevy ZZ-4 355 cubic inch crate motor and a totally
rebuilt rear end with 2:79 to 1 gears with Moser axles, bearings
and brakes wrapped around an Al Goodman cut and aligned housing.
I have also added Sanderson Custom Headers followed up by a Busy
Bee exhaust system.
I have driven the car to Cruise In's Car Shows and have done the
Hot Rod Power Tour several times. In all, I have put over 23,
000 miles on my "32" and although I have broken many
parts on it I have always been able to make it back home under
its own power. I'm going on 68 years old and the "32"
is holding up better then I am!