32 Ford Roadster Build

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Our 1932 Ford Roadster build idea was born during SEMA 2015. The 1939 flathead we displayed in our booth in 2015 was so well-received, we decided to build a car around it. We thought this was a perfect opportunity to show our customers how POR-15® products can be used in the restoration and build of a 32 roadster created in the style of a 1950's hot rod. Scroll down to learn more about the build.

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The POR-15 '32 Roadster Travels from SEMA to the Grand National Roadster Show, Pomona, CA

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After the SEMA 17 Show in November the '32 was stored in Las Vegas at SoCal Speed shop for a few weeks before being transported to Burbank, CA. Once in Burbank the roadster was treated to a complete cut, buff and detailing by Jeremy and his team from Jay Leno's Garage. Once completed it was off to The Grand National Roadster Show to compete as an AMBR contender.

The POR-15® '32 Roadster put into its space for the 2018 GNRS

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After being cut and buffed the final touches were completed and the ‘32 was transported from Burbank to the Fairplex in Pomona as an AMBR Contender at the Grand National...

Completed '32 Roadster Returns to SEMA

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One year after being displayed as a rolling frame in the POR-15 booth at SEMA 16 the '32 returned for SEMA 17 as a completed car again being displayed in the POR-15 booth showcasing many of the POR-15 products that had been used during the project build.

Body to Frame and Final Assembly

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The painted body was then shimmed and bolted to the frame and the doors, trunk lid and hood installed. Wire harness was next then on to the installation of the floor. Before the interior was put into place the entire interior of the body was covered with Dynamat to reduce heat and noise. Carpet, interior and trunk upholstery were installed then the top.

Final Assembly of the Rolling Frame

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Once the frame was back from paint the final rolling frame assembly began. Each new or restored component that had been previously fit to the frame was now re-installed and the rolling frame was completed and ready for display at SEMA 2016.

Transmission Gets Checked

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After removing the engine and transmission that had been used for fitting and display in the chassis for SEMA I thought it wise to have the transmission checked out before being reinstalled with a fresh engine. I stopped by All Star Transmission in Haledon, NJ and spoke with owner Chris Favocci. After a short explanation of the project we decided the transmission should be inspected prior to final installation in the chassis so I dropped it off the next day. The transmission was disassembled for inspection and found to be in need of repair. To my surprise, Chris had decided he wanted to be a sponsor for the build and had already ordered a re-manufactured T5 transmission and provided it to me for the build. I brought it back to the office and cleaned, prepped and painted it using POR-15 Detail Aluminum and POR-15 TopCoat clear over the Aluminum. What a finish! It looks like new.


Sponsors

Sid Chavers co.

Sid Chavers

Bop Top - Convertible Top

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K & N - Superior Airflow, Superior Performance

Air Filters

Clutch Masters logo

Clutch Masters

Clutch Disk and Pressure Plate

Phoenix Custom Powder Coating

Phoenix Custom Powder Coating
Haskell, NJ

Sandblasting

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Mac's

Water Pumps, Overflow Tank, Seat belts, Misc parts

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Bob Drake Reproductions Inc.

Fuel Pump, Spark Plug Wire Looms, Headlight Conduit and Licence Plate Light

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Vintique

Grill Shell, Grill Shell Trim and SS Door Strikers

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Howell's

Transmission Tunnel

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Lime Works

Column Drop, Tear Drop Trunk Lid Handle

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Optima Batteries

Battery

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Tanks Inc.

Fuel Tank

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California Car Covers

Car Cover

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Classic Tube

Brake Lines

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Coker Tires

Tires

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Painless Performance

Wire Harness

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Auto Meter

Gauges

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Summit Racing

Power Master Starter & Alternator, Stromberg 97 Carburetors

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Offenhauser

Intake Manifold, Cylinder Heads

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US Radiator

1932 Ford Brass Radiator

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Clarke Hot Rods

1932 Ford Frame

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Speedway Motors

1932 Ford Parts

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Vintage Metal Works

Custom Adaptor – T5 Transmission to Original Torque Tube

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Joe's Speed Shop

Drop Original 1932, 1940 Ford Spindles, Front End Alignment

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ARP

Offenhauser Head & Intake Bolts

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So-Cal

1932 Ford Parts

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Posie

Front and Rear Spring

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The Early Ford Store

Steering Wheel, Early Ford Pieces

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Core-Shifters

Hurst Shifter Base

Kanter Auto Products

Kanter Auto Products
Boonton, NJ

Brake - Wheel Cylinders

The Wire Works

The Wire Works
Rockaway, NJ

Complete Wiring of Car

Quality Discount Tire

Quality Discount Tire
Ledgewood, NJ

Mount and Balance Tires

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Flowmaster

Hushpower II Mufflers

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H & H Flatheads

1948 Ford Flathead Engine Rebuild

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Wheel Smith

1940 Ford 16" Steel Wheels

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Rootlieb

Hood

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Brookville Roadster

Floor Pan

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Moon Eyes

Remote Oil Filter

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All Star Transmission Specialists
Haledon, NJ

Provided Re-manufactured T5 Transmission

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Harry Parker - Custom Designers LLC
Midland Park, NJ

Upholstery

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Harrington's Speed & Auto
Butler, NJ

Hurst Shifter stick and Knob

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Gavins Auto Body Supply
Paterson, NJ

Body Paint

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Valtek Truck Body Shop
Paterson, NJ

Frame Painting – Bob Fylstra

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Classy Chassis Restorations
Midland Park, NJ

Body - Sand, Buff and Polish – Bob O'Connor

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002 Auto Parts
Pompton Lakes, NJ

Master Brake Cylinder, Misc. Parts

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All Bright Metal Finishing Co
Hillside, NJ

Chrome Plating

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Hypercoat
Pompton Lakes, NJ

Sandblasting