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.

See the car at SEMA

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NO FRAME RUST... EVER!

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(VIDEO) While you are looking at the frame of a restoration or any build, clean and prep the metal, apply our rust preventive paint, topcoat and clear coat. Do it right the first time and it will stay rust free for generations.

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.

Ready for Paint

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After getting the our bare metal body test fit on the chassis in our shop it's on it's way to Classy Chassis Restoration in Midland Park for priming, body work and paint.

Female Dovetail Installed

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Each door jam gets a female Dovetail installed that aligns with the male half on the door. When the two pieces are installed and properly fit they assure proper door gaps and alignment.

Positioning the Hood

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After drilling and mounting the polished stainless latches and handles on the hood we slid on the center hinge and test fit it on the car. After a little adjusting it fit real well with nice gaps to the grill shell as well as the cowl. We're getting close to paint.

Mounting Taillights

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Mounting the '39 Ford taillights on the rear body pane of our '32.


Sponsors

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K & N - Superior Airflow, Superior Performance

Air Filters

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Clutch Masters

Clutch Disk and Pressure Plate

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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

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Flowmaster

Hushpower II Mufflers

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Fox Valley Hot Rods

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